Digest: Loyola gets Kent State next in CollegeInsider

March 22, 2013|Sports Digest

Colleges

Loyola gets Kent State next in CollegeInsider

Fresh off its first postseason victory in school Division I history, the Loyola men's basketball team will host Kent State on Sunday in the second round of the CollegeInsider.com tournament at Reitz Arena. Tickets for the game can be purchased online at LoyolaGreyhounds.com/Tickets or by calling 410-617-1420. The Greyhounds (22-11) defeated Boston University, 70-63, on Tuesday night. The Golden Flashes advanced with a 73-71 victory Wednesday night over Fairfield. Randal Holt, who led the Golden Flashes with 18 points, scored on a driving layup with three seconds remaining to provide the winning margin. Kent State finished third in the Mid-American Conference East Division during the regular season and, with their win over the Stags, they enter the second round game with a 21-13 overall record.

Wrestling: Maryland's Josh Asper (Hereford) and Jimmy Sheptock each won their first two matches at the NCAA championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Five Terps opened the day and four remain as Geoffrey Alexander and Christian Boley bounced back from opening-round defeats and advanced with victories in the wrestleback. Asper and Sheptock will wrestle this morning for All-America status. Frank Goodwin was eliminated. Maryland is in 22nd place with seven points. Wrestling resumes this morning at 11 a.m. with coverage on ESPNU and ESPN3.

More men's basketball: Bowie State senior forward Byron Westmorland (Mervo) received Daktronics All-America honorable mention.

Women's basketball: Marymount senior guard Katelyn Fischer (Seton Keough) was named a DIII News second-team All-American; she was earlier recognized by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and D3Hoops.com.

Men's lacrosse: Randolph Clark had a hat trick as host Hood (3-6) won, 10-7, against UMass-Boston (2-5).

Women's lacrosse: Hannah Khin scored nine goals to power Goucher (6-2) to a 14-12 win over Colorado College (0-6). The Gophers have won five straight, their longest winning streak since a 14-game run in 1996.

Women's swimming: Widener junior Laura Harris (Dulaney) finished eighth in the 100-yard butterfly at the NCAA Division III championships in Shenandoah, Texas, earning All-America status. She broke the school record in the preliminary race by stopping the clock in 55.63 seconds; she posted a time of 56.42 in the final. Johns Hopkins won a silver medal in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:44.26.

From Sun staff and news services

Men's soccer

U.S.-Germany friendly set for June at RFK Stadium

The U.S. men's national soccer team will play Germany on June 2 at RFK Stadium, a friendly commemorating the U.S. Soccer Federation's 100th anniversary. The match, announced Thursday by the USSF, will pit U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann against his native country for the first time and serve as a tuneup for the Americans' three World Cup qualifiers in June. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 will provide coverage. Tickets go on sale April 2. The United States hasn't played Germany, a three-time World Cup and three-time European Championship winner, since a 2006 friendly in Dortmund, Germany. The sides have not faced one another at a U.S. venue since a 1999 friendly in Jacksonville, Fla. The USSF targeted a Washington-area venue this time because its annual general meeting, which draws officials from around the country, will take place in the city May 31-June 2. FedEx Field, which hosted a U.S.-Brazil friendly last year, was also considered while M&T Bank Stadium was a backup option.

Steven Goff, The Washington Post

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