Digest: After crash, Javerre wins General George at Laurel

Morgan's Chiles, Mount's Prescott recognized in men's hoops

  • Javerre ridden by J.D. Acosta, wins the $250,000 General George Handicap (G3) for older horses at Laurel Park on Monday, February 18 2013.
Javerre ridden by J.D. Acosta, wins the $250,000 General George… (Maryland Jockey Club, Jim…)
February 19, 2013|Sports Digest

Laurel Park

After crash, Javerre wins General George

Smith Farm & Stable's Javerre outdueled front-runner Il Villano, then held on to win the $250,000 General George Handicap (Grade III) at Laurel Park on Monday. The race was marred when post-time favorite Brigand bore into Associate not long after the start, causing Associate to stumble and toss jockey Erick Rodriguez. Neither Rodriguez nor Associate was injured. Brigand crossed the finish line second, but after an inquiry and a review of the start by the stewards he was disqualified to fifth. Il Villano was elevated to second, while long shot Broad Rule was placed third. Fiddlers Afleet finished fourth. J.D. Acosta rode Javerre, a 4-year-old son of Outflanker who is trained by Cathal Lynch at Parx Racing. Javerre completed the seven-furlong distance in 1minute, 23.81 seconds and won by 11/4 lengths. He paid $15.80 and topped a $62 exacta and $336 trifecta. "I never rode him before, but I've been on him a couple times in the morning. He worked awesome, and I expected him to run the way he worked and he did," Acosta said. "I expect [Brigand] to be the one in front. When I saw Kendrick [Carmouche] go to the lead with Il Villano, it worried me a little bit because that horse could run and I knew I'd have a really big challenge down the lane. But I knew I had the horse to make it work and so he did." The winner, a New Jersey bred, had shipped to Laurel for his three previous starts with on the board efforts in the Maryland Million Sprint, the City of Laurel Stakes and the Native Dancer Stakes. Monday's win was his second stakes victory and first graded stakes score. Javerre, who has never been out of the money in nine career starts, gave his trainer his first graded stakes victory.

College lacrosse

Mount's Scalley, Irish's Marlatt earn honors

Mount St. Mary's senior Andrew Scalley (Archbishop Spalding) was recognized as the Northeast Conference men's lacrosse Player of the Week. Scalley opened the year with a total of five goals and five assists in the first two games of the season. In the Mount's 12-11 win over No. 18 Bucknell on Sunday, he finished with a career-high eight points on three goals and five assists. Scalley became the 10th player in Mount history to reach 100 career goals with his first goal of the season. He is currently fifth in the nation with 104 career goals.

Other men's honor: Notre Dame junior midfielder Jim Marlatt (River Hill) earned Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors after scoring a career-high five goals in the No. 4 Fighting Irish's season-opening 13-5 win at then-No. 6 Duke on Saturday. It is the second such award for Marlatt, who added an assist for a career-best six points. The five goals were the most for an Irish player since 2010, and he is the first to record at least six points in a game since 2009. Marlatt also had a career-high five ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Division III women's result: Sophomore midfielder Emily Hubley finished with five goals and six points, both career highs, to lead host Washington College to a 14-7 victory over visiting St. Joseph's of Long Island in the season opener for both teams. Hubley, a two-sport athlete, played in the basketball team's final game of the season just two days ago. Her five goals came on just seven shots. Senior Corinne Ziccardi (Loch Raven) finished with a game-best seven points on four assists and three goals, tying a career high. Senior goalie Stephanie Seibert made 11 saves for the Shorewomen, nine in the second half.

More lacrosse

Stevenson women to host Wales national team

The Stevenson women's lacrosse team will play the Wales national team on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Mustang Stadium in Owings Mills. Tickets will be sold at the gate on game day: $5 for adult, $3 for seniors (60 and over), $3 for students without a Stevenson ID, and free for children under 12, Stevenson faculty and staff, and Stevenson students with ID. Kathy Railey According to Mustangs women's lacrosse coach Kathy Railey, no team in the history of Stevenson/Villa Julie athletics has ever hosted an international team.

National Lacrosse League: John Grant Jr. scored three goals, but the host Colorado Mammoth allowed seven goals in the fourth quarter and lost, 14-7, to the Edmonton Rush before an announced 17,059 at Pepsi Center in Denver on Saturday night. Grant, a forward who also plays for the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse, scored his second and third goals early in the fourth quarter to pull the Mammoth within 11-7 and halt a 5-0 run by the Rush, but Edmonton got the final three goals of the game. Forward Gavin Prout (Loyola College) finished with an assist. The Rush led 5-4 at the half. Edmonton rookie Mark Matthews finished with a game-high five goals to take over the NLL's scoring lead with 23 after scoring six in a 15-10 home win over the Washington Stealth on Friday night; Grant is tied for third with 20.

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