U.S. women earn FIL gold for seventh time, rout Canada

Spirit loses to Red Stars on McCarty's own goal, 1-0

July 21, 2013|Sports Digest


U.S. women earn gold for seventh time, rout Canada, break records

The U.S. national women's team won the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario, defeating Canada, 19-5, on Saturday and setting several records along the way. It is the seventh gold in nine World Cups for the United States and its second straight. Attacker Katrina Dowd, who finished with three goals and 26 overall, broke the U.S. record for goals in the tournament set by Quinn Carney (Maryland). Carney had 24 in the 2005 World Cup in Annapolis. Attacker Katie Rowan, who won Player of the Match honors, led the team with eight goals, the single-game record for a U.S. player. Caitlyn McFadden (Maryland, Notre Dame Prep) had two goals and Katie Schwarzmann (Maryland, Century) one. Canada won its first medal with silver, and it was also the first team other than the United States, England or Australia to make the final. Australia won bronze, defeating England, 12-6.

More women: Liz Frisoli, former head coach at Huntingdon and a top player at the College of the Holy Cross, has been named head coach at Wagner. ... Julia Braun, a 2011 Bucknell graduate and a two-time All-Patriot League midfielder, is returning to the Bisons as an assistant coach.

Major League Lacrosse: Brendan Mundorf (UMBC, Mount St. Joseph) and Terry Kimener (UMBC) had two goals apiece as the Denver Outlaws extended their MLL-record start this season to 11-0 with a 12-9 win over the host Rochester Rattlers before an announced 1,031 at Sahlen's Stadium on Saturday. With the win, Denver, which has clinched a playoff spot, secured no worse than the second seed in the playoffs. Jeremy Sieverts (Maryland, McDonogh) had a goal and an assist in the win, while goalie Jesse Schwartzman (Johns Hopkins, Pikesville) made 11 saves on 20 shots. Mundorf added three assists for a game-best five points. John Ranagan (Johns Hopkins) scored two goals for the Rattlers (4-7). On Saturday, the Outlaws return home to face the Chesapeake Bayhawks (7-4). The contest will be televised live at 2 p.m. on ESPN2. … Peet Poillon (UMBC, Howard Community College) finished with a game-high four points on three goals and an assist in the host Charlotte Hounds' 13-11 win over the New York Lizards before an announced 3,012 at American Legion Memorial Stadium. Loyola University alumni Mike Sawyer, Josh Hawkins and Eric Lusby each scored a goal for Charlotte (6-5), which pulled into a tie with the Boston Cannons for the fourth and final MLL playoff spot.

More men: Sam Bradman (Salisbury) renewed his contract with Baltimore-based apparel company STX in the LXM Pro Tour through 2016.

Et cetera

Spirit loses to Red Stars on McCarty's own goal, 1-0

The Washington Spirit (1-11-4, 7 points) surrendered an own goal by Tiffany McCarty of Laurel in a 1-0 loss to the Chicago Red Stars (6-6-4, 22 points) in the National Women's Soccer League in Lisle, Ill. McCarty, moving from her usual forward position to make an emergency start in the injury-ravaged Spirit defense, turned a header by Inka Grings into the Washington net in the 62nd minute.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United fell to the host Chicago Fire, 4-1. The lone United goal came from midfielder Luis Silva in the 58th minute, assisted by Perry Kitchen. Chris Rolfe scored two goals for Chicago, and Joel Lindpere scored one and had two assists. Mike Magee scored Chicago's fourth goal unassisted in the 56th minute.

World TeamTennis: The Washington Kastles (8-2) beat the visiting New York Sportimes (4-6) for the 10th straight time, rallying from a 14-11 deficit at halftime to beat their Eastern Conference rivals, 21-20. With a road win at the Boston Lobsters tonight, the Kastles will clinch home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.

NFL: With the Washington Redskins set to report to training camp Monday, second-year quarterback Robert Griffin III is "feeling great," according to a person familiar with the second-year quarterback's physical and mental health. Griffin, who suffered lateral collateral ligament, anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus injuries in January, said he believes he can start training camp with the rest of the team and has been cutting and practicing pain-free, according to the source.

Mike Jones, The Washington Post

Navy football: Sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds made the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award watch list. He is the only true sophomore on the list. Johnny Manziel Reynolds started the final eight games as a freshman in 2012 and led the Midshipmen to a 6-2 record in those games.

Varsity basketball: The USA East lost the consolation game of the Nike Global Challenge, 133-108, to the USA Midwest on Saturday. Mount St. Joseph rising senior Phil Booth played 19 minutes, missing his only two field-goal attempts. Guard Dion Wiley (Potomac), a Maryland commitment, and St. Frances rising senior Dwayne Morgan did not play. The USA West won the tournament, defeating USA South, 98-95. … Nico Clareth scored 24 points as the Maryland 3-D Amateur Athletic Union team beat Marcelo Silva, 83-23, and finished pool play at the Champion ESPN Games with a 3-0 record. The tournament, at Walt Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports, will continue today, with the squad moving to the top bracket in the tournament.

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