Ex-Salisbury star Bradman leads STX to LXM Pro win
Sam Bradman (Salisbury) earned Most Valuble Player honors with five goals and one assist to lead Team STX to a 12-10 win over Maverik United in an LXM Pro Tour game Saturday in Elverta, Calif., about 15 miles north of Sacramento. Fellow ex-Sea Gull Erik Krum scored three goals in the losing effort, while former Chesapeake Bayhawk Johnny Christmas had two goals and an assist. Peter Baum, who won the Tewaaraton Award in 2012 at Colgate, had three goals for STX, which also got two goals and an assist from Davey Emala (Gilman). It was a physical day for the goalies — Matt Russell (Navy) made 16 saves for STX despite a thumb injury, while counterpart Johnny Rodriguez (Salisbury, Mount St. Joseph) finished with 17 stops and a bloody chin. STX leads the series 3-2; the next stop is Oct. 26 in Milton, Ga.
Men's college soccer
Caringi scores 10th as No. 7 UMBC rallies at Hartford
Senior midfielder Kadeem Dacres broke a 1-1 tie with a goal early in the second half, and visiting No. 7 UMBC (10-1-0, 1-0-0 America East) held on for a 2-1 victory at Hartford (7-2-2, 0-1-0) in the conference opener for both squads. Hartford opened the scoring in the 16th minute. Retrievers senior forward Pete Caringi III (Calvert Hall) tallied his nation-leading 10th goal of the season in the 30th minute.
Loyola wins: Loyola Maryland earned its first point in Patriot League competition, playing host Colgate to a 1-1 double-overtime tie. The Raiders (2-7-1, 1-0-1), unbeaten at home since 2009, scored in the 49th minute when Tyler Forbes went through Greyhounds defenders on a breakaway and sent a shot into the right side of the goal from about 25 yards out. Loyola (5-3-2, 0-1-1) got the equalizer right before halftime when senior Stephen Dooley played a free kick to Larry Ndjock. The sophomore finished for his league-best eighth goal of the year, while the assist marked the sixth for Dooley, also a league high.
Friday: Freshman Michael Sauers' first career goal in the sixth minute helped host No. 8 Maryland defeat Boston College, 2-1. The Terps (5-2-3, 4-0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored again in the 30th minute and held off a late rally from the Eagles (4-3-2, 2-2-1).
Boston fifth in ARCA finale, eyes top rookie award
Justin Boston of Baltimore County finished fifth in the ARCA Racing Series' Kansas Lottery 98.9 at Kansas Speedway on Friday and ended the season with the most points in the Scott Rookie Challenge standings for Rookie of the Year. The winner will be announced at the postseason awards banquet in December. Frank Kimmel won the race, his series-record 80th victory, to clinch his 10th series title, also a record; the 150-mile race was shortened by 34 laps because of threatening weather. James Hylton, in his farewell race at age 79, finished 18th, one off his season high. Hylton retired following the race after more than six decades in the sport. In 1966, he was the Rookie of the Year on the NASCAR Grand National Series, which today is the Sprint Cup Series. "It was such an honor to be out there with James Hylton," Boston said. "It means a lot."
College field hockey: Top-ranked Maryland rallied from a one-goal deficit with seven minutes left to deal No. 3 North Carolina a rare second straight loss, 2-1, in overtime Saturday. Senior Jill Witmer, in her first game back after playing with the U.S. national team in the Pan American Games, scored both goals for the Terps (11-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). She tipped in a long shot from Mieke Hayn to tie the game, then took the ball in from outside the circle and put in a backhand shot in the 76th minute. It was the first time since September 2008 that North Carolina (8-2, 1-2) lost back-to-back games, and the first time since 2006 that it lost consecutive games at home. North Carolina scored the first goal of the game in the 48th minute when Marta Malmberg put in a loose ball off a save on a penalty corner. Less than three minutes into the overtime period, North Carolina's Kristen Bernatchez was given a yellow card when she tripped Katie Gerzabek near midfield; as a result, the Terps were up a player for five minutes.
Women's college volleyball: Sophomore Kelsey Hrebenach posted a career-high 12 blocks, Sarah Harper had 24 digs and Mary Cushman notched a double double to lead host Maryland (10-5, 2-1 ACC) to a four-set victory over Virginia, 21-25, 25-21, 25-14, 25-21, on Friday night. Hrebenach became the first Terp to record 12 blocks in a match since Caitlin Adams accomplished the feat on Sept. 10, 2011, against Sacred Heart (five sets). It was also the first time Maryland posted 18 total blocks as a team since 2011. Virginia fell to 8-7 overall and 1-2 in ACC play.
—From Sun staff and news services