No. 7 UMBC, Saunders shut out UMass Lowell, 2-0, in men's soccer

UMBC, Navy men, JHU men and women win cross country conference titles

November 03, 2013|Sports Digest

College soccer

No. 7 UMBC, Saunders shut out UMass Lowell, 2-0

Seventh-ranked UMBC got goals in the 23rd minute from sophomore forward Michael Scott and in the 35th minute from junior defender Marquez Fernandez (McDonogh), and senior goalkeeper Phil Saunders (Perry Hall) made four saves as the visiting Retrievers earned a 2-0 victory at UMass Lowell. UMBC, which leads the nation in winning percentage, extended its unbeaten streak to six and improved to 13-1-2 overall and 4-0-2 in America East play. The Riverhawks, who were coming off a win and a tie in their previous two league outings, slipped to 3-13-1 and 1-4-1 in their first Division I season. The Retrievers would clinch the America East regular-season title with a victory over Stony Brook at Retriever Soccer Park on Wednesday. UMBC has already secured a first-round bye and will host an America East tournament semifinal Nov. 13. Scott was making his first career start in place of the America East's leading scorer, senior forward Pete Caringi III (Calvert Hall), who was out after suffering a concussion. The Retrievers' second-leading goal-scorer, senior midfielder Kadeem Dacres, did not compete because of an accumulation of five yellow cards.

More men: Martin Sanchez and Derek Vogel scored as host Navy (12-3-2, 8-0) earned a 2-0 victory over Loyola (6-8-2, 1-6-1), clinching its first Patriot League regular-season title since 1991. The Midshipmen will be the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament; Army also will get a first-round bye.

Women: Eighth-seeded Maryland (10-9) will face top-seeded Virginia (19-0) in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament today at 1 p.m. in Charlottesville. ... Top-seeded UMBC (11-5-2, 6-2) will host fourth-seeded Hartford (11-5-3, 5-3) today at 1 p.m. in the America East semifinals. The Retrievers are seeking their first conference title. ... Sydney Teng, Pamela Vranis and Kelly Baker scored as Johns Hopkins (16-1-1, 9-0-1 Centennial), No. 7 in Division III, won its final regular-season match of the year, 3-0, over host Franklin & Marshall (5-9-3, 3-5-2). The Blue Jays will host the winner of the conference tournament play-in game between McDaniel and Muhlenberg on Wednesday.

College cross country

UMBC, Navy men, JHU men and women win conference titles

The UMBC men's cross country team won its first America East championship since 2005 on Saturday morning in Vestal, N.Y. Sophomore Hassan Omar led the way for the Retrievers for the third time this season, earning a third-place finish and a spot on the all-conference squad by crossing the line with a time of 25 minutes, 7.32 seconds. Senior Andrew Smith joined Omar on the all-conference team by placing 10th for UMBC with an 8K time of 25:20.35. UMBC (58 points) edged host Binghamton by seven points.

More men: Navy captured its fifth Patriot League championship, all in the past six years, in Easton, Pa., with 61 points, edging Lehigh (63). Sean Rynning paced the Midshipmen with an eighth-place time of 25:31.50. Sam Peckham (25:35.70), Zach Hebda (25:38.76) and Kyle Davis (25:40.68) took ninth, 12th and 13th place, respectively. Justin Maguire rounded out Navy's fifth and final scoring runner with a 19th-place time of 25:54.37. The Mids' Al Cantello was named Patriot League Coach of the Year. ... Johns Hopkins won its first conference title in half a century, winning the Centennial championship meet with 34 points. The Blue Jays, ranked 32nd, had five runners finish in the top 10, and outran No. 8 Dickinson (39) and No. 12 Haverford (61) in Westminster. Hopkins' previous title was in the Mason Dixon Conference. Max Robinson was the top Blue Jay for the sixth time this season, running near the front of the pack the entire race and finishing third with a time of 26:01. Schaffer Ochstein (26:03) finished fifth, Austin Stecklair (26:16) seventh and Julian Salianai (26:19) ninth.

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