Marine Corps Marathon
Bedada wins men's race, Calway takes women's title on flatter course
Girma Bedada won the 38th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington on Sunday with a time of 2 hours, 21 minutes, 32 seconds. Bedada, 33, of Ethiopia, was one of the favorites heading into the race. Patrick Fernandez of Alexandria, Va., finished second with a time of 2:22:52. Colorado resident Kelly Calway finished first among the women (2:42:16) with Gina Slaby of Virginia Beach, Va., (2:48:04) second in a race that drew nearly 30,000 total participants. The event featured a slightly restructured course that flattened the terrain between its sixth and ninth miles. Runners ventured through Rock Creek Park instead of along a steep stretch past Georgetown Reservoir as in years past, which contributed to faster times.
—Roman Stubbs, The Washington Post
UMBC women win, reach first playoffs since 2005
The host UMBC women's soccer team came from behind to win, 2-1, over New Hampshire (4-8-6, 2-4-3 America East) in its season finale and clinch its first playoff berth since 2005. With the victory, the Retrievers, who finished last in the conference last season, captured a share, along with Stony Brook, of their first-ever regular season title. Sophomore back Nikki Boretti (Archbishop Spalding) and junior midfielder Lilly Rydon scored 53 seconds apart to lead the Retrievers. As the No. 1 seed in the America East, the Retrievers (11-5-2, 6-2) earned a bye and will host the winner of No. 4 Hartford's game with No. 5 Vermont on Sunday.
More college women: Host Navy (15-3, 8-0 Patriot League) earned the Patriot League regular-season title with a 3-0 victory over Loyola Maryland (2-11-3, 1-6-1).
Major League Soccer: D.C. United ended its season with a 2-1 loss to the visiting Houston Dynamo. United (3-24-7, 16 points) set the MLS record for fewest wins in a season.
No. 1 Terps roll past Hoyas, 9-0, in field hockey
The No. 1 Maryland field hockey team defeated visiting Georgetown, 9-0, on senior day. Sophomore Sarah Sprink had three goals for Maryland. The Terps jumped out to an early lead over the Hoyas (2-14) with four goals in the first 15 minutes and led 7-0 at halftime. Before the game, Maryland (17-1, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) honored its six seniors —Ali McEvoy, Christine Knauss (Garrison Forest), Hayley Turner, Jill Witmer, Shelby Sydnor and Natalie Hunter. The Terps will close the regular season Saturday at No. 8 Duke (11-4, 2-2).
—From Sun staff and news services
Lacrosse: Attackman Xander Ritz (Maryland) led a late 8-0 rally and finished with four goals and one assist as Team STX defeated Maverik United, 18-16, on Saturday night in Milton, Ga., on the LXM Pro Tour. STX now leads the series, 4-2, this year. After former Chesapeake Bayhawk Johnny Christmas scored his third goal of the night to give Maverik a 15-10 lead with 11:30 left in the game, STX scored eight straight. Former Johns Hopkins All-American Pierce Bassett made 22 saves to earn the win in his LXM Pro debut. His counterpart, Johnny Rodriguez (Mount St. Joseph, Salisbury), made 18 saves for Maverik. The series will continue Nov. 9 in Texas in the Dallas suburb of Oak Point.