Ledecky, Pelton, Kalisz nominated for Golden Goggle Awards

UMBC men's soccer unbeaten streak of 18 ends vs. Del. in 2OT; former Sun horse racing editor Boniface to be honored

October 02, 2013|Sports Digest


Ledecky, Pelton, Kalisz nominated for Golden Goggle Awards

Olympic gold medalist and world champion Katie Ledecky of Bethesda received nominations for four USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards, including Female Athlete of the Year. The awards will be announced Nov. 24 at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles. The nation's top swimmers and coaches are nominated in eight categories. Nominations are based on the year's top accomplishments by U.S. swimmers, focusing primarily on the FINA World Championships. Other nominees include Towson native Elizabeth Pelton for the Perseverance Award, an honor given to the athlete who came back from adversity, retirement, illness or injury, and Chase Kalisz (Fallston) for the Breakout Performer of the Year. More information about the nominees and the online fan voting for each category is available at GoldenGoggles.com. Online voting is open and will continue through Nov. 15. A percentage of the fan vote will count toward the final ballot.

College soccer

UMBC men's unbeaten streak of 18 ends vs. Del.

The No. 7 UMBC men's soccer team saw its winning streak of nine to start the season and its unbeaten streak of 18 end as visiting Delaware (8-1-0) scored with 3:23 to play in the second overtime period and defeated the Retrievers, 1-0. UMBC (9-1-0) lost for the first time since Oct. 10, 2012, a 2-1 setback at Albany. The Retrievers, unbeaten in the previous 12 home games, fell for the first time at home since Sept. 29, 2012, a 2-1 defeat against Vermont. Senior goalkeeper Phil Saunders (Perry Hall) made six saves for the Retrievers. UMBC outshot Delaware 13-10, including 5-1 in the second half. UMBC travels to Hartford on Saturday to defend its 2012 America East crown.

More men: Senior Patrick Mullins was involved in both goals as host No. 8 Maryland defeated No. 23 Tulsa, 2-1. The Terps (4-2-3) controlled most of the game against the Golden Hurricane (5-4-1). Mullins and freshman Michael Sauers sparked the offense, which outshot Tulsa 16-11 and earned 10 corner kicks. Mullins helped put the Terps in front in the 24th minute when he sent in a low cross from the left side that turned into a goal after confusion in the Tulsa defense in front of the goal mouth. Freshman goalkeeper Zack Steffen kept the Terps ahead late in the first half with a beautiful save in a one-on-one situation. Mullins gave the Terps a 2-0 lead from the penalty spot in the 54th minute. That goal, the 33rd of Mullins' career, put the senior past Otto Winklemann and Oyton Tertemiz and into seventh place on Maryland's all-time list. The Terps return to action Friday at home against Boston College at 7:30 p.m. … Navy senior goalkeeper Gavin Snyder (Severna Park) has been named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week. Snyder is the lone goalkeeper on the National Team of the Week list. The senior made eight saves total in his two shutout wins against Virginia Tech and Boston University. Snyder has yet to allow a goal in 267 minutes this season and his record is 3-0-0. Midshipmen sophomore forward Jamie Dubyoski (Loyola High) was named to the College Soccer News Team of Week. In addition, Navy (4-3-2, 1-0 Patriot League) made its season debut in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Mid-Atlantic Region poll at No. 8. . ... Salisbury moved up to No. 20 in the D3soccer.com poll.

Women: Johns Hopkins remains No. 2 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll.

Et cetera

Boniface, former Sun horse racing editor, to be honored

The late William Boniface, longtime horse racing editor at The Baltimore Sun, was named the recipient of the Robert and Anne Heighe Award for Excellence in Equestrian Journalism. The award, given annually by the Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, will be accepted by J.William "Billy" Boniface, son of William Boniface and owner of Bonita Farm, at a reception to be held at the Hays-Heighe House on Oct. 24 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Reservations are required to attend the reception, as capacity is limited; call Linda Anthony at 443-412-2539 to request a reservation. William Boniface began covering races for The Sun in 1937 and became racing editor in 1941, retiring in 1982. His firsthand knowledge of horse racing (as a rider, trainer, owner of Bonita Farm — now in Darlington — and founder of the Harford County Horse Breeders Association) showed in his coverage of the sport.

Pro soccer: D.C. United pulled off a stunning 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake in Sandy, Utah, to capture the 100th U.S. Open Cup. Lewis Neal scored the lone goal late in the first half, while United survived an offensive surge from Real Salt Lake in the second half to win its 13th major trophy, the most in Major League Soccer history. The visitors took advantage of a rare opportunity just before halftime when John Thorrington did some good work to get the ball into the penalty area, where Neal found the far corner of the net with a left-footed shot.

Media: Johnny Holliday, the voice of Maryland football and men's basketball for the past 35 years, was presented with a jersey bearing his name Tuesday. The broadcaster, who will be honored at halftime of the football game against Virginia on Oct. 12, said he has no plans to retire anytime soon.

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