Taylor will box Cayo on 'Friday Night Fights'
Emmanuel "The Tranzforma" Taylor of Edgewood Arsenal will fight Victor Cayo in the main event on ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" this week in Atlantic City, N.J. This will be Taylor's second appearance on national television; the first came Jan. 25, when he stopped Ray Serrano (18-1) in the sixth round in Huntington, N.Y., on "ShoBox." Taylor, 22, a junior welterweight trained by David Sewell, is 16-1-0 with 11 knockouts as a professional and was 186-26 as an amateur.
McCormick leads No. 9 Penn State women to 13-12 win over JMU
Maggie McCormick (Liberty) scored a career-high six goals as she led the host No. 9 Penn State women's lacrosse team to a 13-12 victory over James Madison on Wednesday. The Nittany Lions improved to 4-1 with their third straight win, and the Dukes fell to 3-1. Penn State scored five goals in the first 4:13 of the game en route to a 10-4 halftime lead.
More national women: Katrina Martinelli scored twice in the first half and assisted on the go-ahead goal in the second half as host Rutgers (4-1) earned a 6-5 victory over No. 19 Pennsylvania (0-3). Martinelli helped break a 3-3 tie by feeding Haley Barnes with 14:06 left in the game and Rutgers never trailed again. ... Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) scored four goals, but No. 20 Boston College (2-3) lost, 17-10, to No. 4 Northwestern (4-1). Stanwick gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead less than three minutes into the game before the host Wildcats scored the next nine goals. Erin Fitzgerald had five goals for Northwestern. ... Alyse Maiden had four goals to lead host No. 18 Drexel (5-0) to a 14-10 win over Villanova (1-2). The Dragons outshot the Wildcats 30-15 and won 16 draws. ... Lindsey Allard had a hat trick as No. 13 Dartmouth (4-0) won, 12-7, over Boston University (1-1). Dartmouth used a 4-0 run to build a 5-1 lead with 19:27 left in the first half. Danielle Etrasco scored three goals for the host Terriers.
National men: Sam Hurster scored five goals on six shots to power No. 15 Brown to a 14-4 decision over host Hartford (0-3). Freshman Henry Blynn and sophomore Tim Jacob scored two goals each for the Bears. Brown faceoff specialist Tommy Capone won 15 of 22 faceoffs, including 10 of the first 12, and picked up nine ground balls.
State: Because of inclement weather, six games were not played. Two games — the Southern Virginia (0-3) men at Frostburg State (3-0) and CCBC-Catonsville women (0-0) at Hood (2-1) — were canceled. Two were postponed without a makeup date: UMBC men (1-3) at No. 1 Maryland (4-0) and Wesley (1-3) women at Notre Dame-Maryland (0-1). Two were rescheduled: No. 16 Towson women (1-3) at American (0-5) on April 9 at 3 p.m. and Goucher women (2-2) at Frostburg State (1-1) on April 16 at 4 p.m.
Women's honor: Johns Hopkins freshman midfielder Dene' DiMartino was named the American Lacrosse Conference Rookie of the Week.
Hopkins women No. 1 in tennis for first time ever
On the heels of winning the ITA women's tennis national indoor championship, Johns Hopkins has vaulted to the top of the ITA Division III national poll. The Blue Jays (3-0) are ranked No. 1 for the first time in program history and are just the third women's team at Hopkins to achieve a No. 1 national ranking, joining cross country and swimming. The Blue Jays defeated then-No. 3 Chicago, then-No. 5 Carnegie Mellon and then-No. 10 DePauw en route to winning the ITA title Sunday.
Indoor women's track and field: Johns Hopkins head coach Bobby Van Allen and freshman Hannah Oneda (Winters Mill) have been named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Mideast Region women's Head Coach of the Year and Track Athlete of the Year, respectively. Salisbury senior Chelsea Tavik (Seton Keough) was named the Mideast Region women's Field Indoor Athlete of the Year. Oneda will compete in the Division III NCAA championships this weekend as the second seed at 5,000 meters and as the anchor of the No. 5 distance medley relay team. Her time of 9 minutes, 34.95 seconds over 3,000 meters is the seventh-fastest time in D-III history, and her 16:48.24 over 5,000 meters is the 10th-fastest in D-III history. Tavik's shot put throw of 47 feet, 6.5 inches ranks her fourth entering the nationals; she's the defending champion.
Football: Delaware State quarterback Nick Elko (Arundel) and Wesley College quarterback Justin Sottilare (Oakland Mills) will compete at the Beyond Sports Network Collegiate Showcase on Sunday at the University of Akron. Sottilare is one of three Division III players invited. The showcase can be viewed live at bsncollegiateshowcase.com. ... Navy offensive line coach Ashley Ingram is one of six finalists for the head coaching position at Austin Peay. He will interview Wednesday.
Women's basketball: Navy junior forward Jade Geif was named to the All-Patriot League first team. Mids junior guard Alix Membreno made the second team.
Wrestling: Four Maryland wrestlers will begin Saturday's Atlantic Coast Conference championships at Comcast Center as top seeds. With 5-0 conference records, Geoffrey Alexander, Josh Asper (Hereford) and Jimmy Sheptock each earned a No. 1 seed at 133, 174 and 184, respectively. Christian Boley is the top seed at 197.
Women's swimming: Widener junior Laura Harris (Dulaney) will compete in the 200-yard individual medley, 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard backstroke at the NCAA Division III championships March 20-23 in Shenandoah, Texas.