Digest: No. 1 Northwestern women are upset by No. 5 Carolina in lacrosse

February 23, 2013|Sports Digest

College lacrosse

No. 1 Northwestern women are upset

Host No. 5 North Carolina took a 7-1 first-half lead and held off a rally by top-ranked Northwestern for an 11-8 victory Friday night in women's lacrosse. The win broke a four-game Tar Heels losing streak to the defending NCAA champions and is Carolina's first over the Wildcats since 2010. Abbey Friend led the Tar Heels with three goals, including Carolina's final two goals of the game. Her goal with 1:13 to go sealed the win for Carolina.

More women: Ashley Bruns (Mount Hebron) had four goals and two assists to lead No. 3 Florida (5-0) to a 16-4 victory over UC-Davis (0-1). The Gators, who led 11-0 at the break, are off to their best start in program history. ... Annie Foky made 11 saves to anchor a strong defensive effort as No.20 Navy (3-0) earned a 15-6 victory against visiting High Point (1-2) in cold and rainy conditions. Jasmine DePompeo had four goals and three assists, her third straight game with seven points. DePompeo scored her second goal with 9:20 left in the first to start a 4-0 Navy run. The Mids led 9-4 at the break.

Men: Host Pennsylvania, led by Tim Schwalje's three goals, opened its season with a 14-9 upset over No. 12 Duke (2-3). The Quakers outscored the Blue Devils 5-1 in the fourth quarter.

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Terps football workout set for March 30 at Dunbar

Maryland football will begin spring workouts March 2 and hold practices at Dunbar on March 30 and Middletown in Frederick County on April 6. Holding practices on the road represents a new wrinkle for the program, which is eager to reach out to its fan base. Both practices begin at noon and are open to the public. Another new wrinkle: Instead of holding the red-white spring game on a Saturday afternoon, the game will be under the lights on Friday night, April 12 beginning at 7 p.m.

Jeff Barker

Men's basketball: Sam Prescott of Mount St. Mary's won the ESPN Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week. He captured 50 percent of the vote, ahead of Ben McLemore (Kansas, 20 percent), Elston Turner (Texas A&M, 18 percent) and Allen Crabbe (California, 13 percent). Prescott's career-high 44 points led the Mount to an 84-70 win over NEC leader Bryant on Thursday night at Knott Arena. The 44 points are the most by a Mount player since the school moved to NCAA Division I in 1988-89. ... Stevenson freshman guard Christian Roberts was named Commonwealth Conference Rookie of the Year and made the All-Commonwealth second team. Lebanon Valley senior forward Danny Brooks (Edgewood) made the first team, and Hood junior forward Cameron Cook joined Roberts on the second team. Stevenson senior forward Brett Burrier (Winters Mill) and junior forward Stefon McCray (Archbishop Curley) received honorable mention.

Baseball: Maryland (2-3) combined for 23 runs on 26 hits to sweep a doubleheader against visiting Oakland (0-2). The Terps used a seven-run fifth inning and a six-run eighth inning to win the opener, 15-4, and a five-run sixth inning to take the nightcap 8-4. Maryland tied a program record with 10 stolen bases, including three by Charlie White, in the first game; The Terps had four, including two by White, in the second game. ... Senior left-hander Mike Ryan and junior right-hander Chris Acker (Atholton) combined to pitch 42/3 innings of shutout relief as Towson (4-0) came from behind to hand Nicholls State (3-2) a 3-1 loss Friday in Thibodaux, La. With the win, the Tigers matched their best start since 2002. The Tigers' best start came in the 1999 season when they opened the season by winning their first five games.

Softball: Mount St. Mary's opened its 2013 season at the Jacksonville Invitational, falling to Delaware, 5-4, in eight innings, and to South Alabama, 12-0.

Et cetera

Small forward Keyser transfers to Patterson Mill

C.J. Keyser, a 6-foot-3 sophomore small forward for the John Carroll boys basketball team, has transferred to Patterson Mill, but his playing status for the Class 2A state playoffs is unclear. Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association executive director Ned Sparks said Keyser's eligibility would depend on whether he qualifies under Harford County public school rules. Harford County supervisor of athletics Ken Zorbach could not immediately be reached for comment Friday. Patterson Mill (15-5) is the seventh seed in the District VII sectional of the Class 2A East regionals and will travel to Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference champion Edgewood in the opening round Tuesday. Keyser averaged about 12 minutes and scored between three and four points a game for the No. 6 Patriots this season.

Glenn Graham

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