College field hockey
Witmer's overtime goal lifts No. 1 Terps over No. 4 Syracuse, 2-1
Jill Witmer deflected Ali McEvoy's shot 2 minutes, 37 seconds into overtime for the game-winning goal, lifting No. 1 Maryland (15-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) to a 2-1 victory over No. 4 Syracuse (12-2, 2-2) on Friday. The Terps' Maxine Fluharty scored with 49 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game. Maryland goalkeeper Natalie Hunter made six saves.
Eakins, Maczko join Hopkins basketball staff
Jeff Eakins and Mike Maczko will join the Johns Hopkins men's basketball staff for the 2013-14 season, replacing Bob McCone and Matt Righter, head coach Bill Nelson announced. After 25 seasons on Nelson's staff, McCone retired at the end of last season. Righter, a 2004 graduate of the university and four-year member of the basketball and baseball teams, left in July to become the head baseball coach at SUNY New Paltz.
Women's bowling: Defending national champion UMES was selected to finish first in the Northern Division in a preseason vote of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference coaches and sports information directors. The Hawks earned 14 of the 19 first-place votes. Morgan State and Coppin State were picked fifth and sixth, respectively. UMES' Mariana Alvarado and Megan Buja made the preseason first team.
Pietramala, Levy among convention speakers
Johns Hopkins men's coach Dave Pietramala, North Carolina women's coach Jenny Levy (Roland Park) and former Washington Capitals center Bill Clement will be among the speakers at January's US Lacrosse National Convention, the organization announced Thursday. Among the other men's coaches speaking are John Danowski of Duke, Paul Cantabene of Stevenson, Jeff Tambroni of Penn State, Kevin Corrigan of Notre Dame, Lars Tiffany of Brown and Peter Milliman of Cornell. The speakers for the women's game will include Georgetown coach Ricky Fried, Penn State coach Missy Doherty (Maryland, St. Mary's), Loyola Maryland assistant Dana Dobbie and Virginia assistant Jessy Morgan (McDonogh). The convention will be Jan. 10-12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Clement, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Philadelphia Flyers who now works as a broadcaster for the team, will begin the convention with a keynote address at 7 p.m. Jan. 10. And he won't be the only NHL presence at the convention. Recently retired director of officiating Terry Gregson will give a keynote to all officials at 12:40 p.m. Jan. 11. The schedule for officials includes NCAA, NFHS and US Lacrosse rules interpretation sessions, clinics on points of emphasis for the 2014 season, and sessions hosted by nationally recognized officials such as Al Blau, Jim Carboneau and Eric Rudolph in the men's game and National Hall of Famer Jen O'Donnell, Patti Cleary and Jen Dorff in the women's game. Coaches Tom Marechek of Friends and Bonnie Rosen of Temple, who are both National Lacrosse Hall of Famers, also are scheduled to host clinics.
Charity: Jeff Sonke, a former Major League Lacrosse All-Star midfielder on the Baltimore Bayhawks, and his wife, Casey Sonke, are seeking donations for the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation. Casey was diagnosed with a desmoid tumor in her abdomen and has been to four hospitals, seen four medical oncologists, lost a pregnancy, had two needle biopsies, six CT scans and six rounds of chemotherapy. Casey has been able to regain some of her strength, and her tumor has shrunk from the size of a small watermelon to a grapefruit. To donate, go to dtrf.org/index.php/donate/donate.html.
Busko finishes 52nd at Ironman with personal best
Billy Busko of Cockeysville finished the Ironman Triathlon World Championship last Saturday in Kona, Hawaii, with a personal best. Busko, 49, who ran cross country at Dulaney, completed the race in 9 hours, 56 minutes, 20 seconds and finished 52nd out of 249 in the 45-49 male age group. Busko has qualified for the championship every year he has been in the 45-49 age group.
Tailgate: Orioles outfielder Adam Jones will host his first #StayHungry Purple Tailgate from 8:30 a.m. to noon at 1111 Leadenhall St. near M&T Bank Stadium before the Ravens' Nov. 10 home game against the Cincinnati Bengals. All proceeds from the event will go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore. Tickets begin at $40 and include food and drinks. Fans can upgrade to a VIP pass for an additional $35, which includes an autographed 8-by-10-inch photo of Jones and a guaranteed photo opportunity with him. Fans must be 21 or older to attend.
NHL: The Washington Capitals have decided to keep 19-year-old rookie wing Tom Wilson instead of sending him back down to the Ontario Hockey League. Unless he misses a game, Wilson will play in his 10th NHL contest Thursday, and with that benchmark the year would count against his contract.
—Katie Carrera, The Washington Post
Major League Soccer: Forward Dom Dwyer stole a pass intended for D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid and scored in the seventh minute for host Sporting Kansas City (17-10-7) in a 1-0 win. United dropped to 3-24-7.