UMBC earns its first NCAA tourney bid in women's soccer, 2-1
Redshirt junior Jessy Brown scored her sixth game-winning goal of the season to give top-seeded UMBC (13-5-2) a 2-1 victory over second-seeded Stony Brook (11-6-2) in the America East women's soccer championship game Saturday night at Retriever Soccer Park. The Retrievers earned their first NCAA tournament berth and became the first America East team to complete a worst-to-first turnaround. After the Seawolves scored in the 40th minute, UMBC got goals from sophomore Nikki Boretti (Archbishop Spalding) in the 42nd and Brown in the 59th.
More women's soccer: Sydney Teng scored in the 26th minute and fellow junior Hannah Kronick in the 45th to help host Johns Hopkins earn a 2-0 victory over Haverford for its ninth Centennial Conference championship and 11th conference crown overall. The Blue Jays allowed only six shots in earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. Senior Kelly Leddy made five saves to earn the shutout.
Men's soccer: Sophomore Larry Ndjock scored in overtime and senior Zach Kane recorded his first career shutout as Loyola Maryland (7-8-2, 2-6-1 Patriot League) concluded its season with a 1-0 win over Lafayette (4-6-8, 2-5-2) on Senior Day. ... Salisbury (17-3), ranked No. 9 in Division III, fell, 1-0, in the Capital Athletic Conference championship match to No. 16 York College of Pennsylvania (17-2-1). The Spartans scored in the 11th minute on a header by senior Jake Hower. The Sea Gulls had won 12 straight games.
Women's volleyball: Junior Meagan Donohoe had 17 kills, seven digs and three block assists to help fourth-seeded Johns Hopkins upset top-seeded Franklin & Marshall, 3-1, in the Centennial Conference semifinals in Lancaster, Pa. The Blue Jays will play for the title today at 1 p.m. against second-seeded Muhlenberg, which beat third-seeded McDaniel, 3-1. ... Salisbury (29-5) fell, 3-0, in the CAC championship match to top-seeded Christopher Newport.
Field hockey: Towson junior Kelly Mattingly (Fallston) was selected to the All-Colonial Athletic Association second team, and senior Kate Williams was selected to the all-academic team.
Football: Salisbury junior punter Kyle Hamby was named to the Capital One Academic All-District II Division III team. He leads the Empire 8 Athletic Conference with a 41.4-yard average.
Fall turkey, deer harvests up compared with last year
Maryland hunters have killed considerably more turkeys and deer than this time last year because of better conditions, the Department of Natural Resources said. Hunters completed the early portions of the archery and muzzleloader deer seasons by harvesting 28,023 deer during September and October — 26 percent higher than last year's below-average harvest of 22,283 for the period. Last year's low harvest was attributable to an abundant acorn crop, which resulted in deer moving less in search of food, the DNR said. Compared with last year, the antlered harvest increased 14 percent from 7,552 deer to 8,588, and the antlerless harvest rose 32 percent from 14,731 to 19,435 deer. Included in the totals were 453 antlered and 477 antlerless sika deer. The two-month harvest includes 15,436 deer taken during the archery season (9,780 with vertical bows and 5,656 taken with crossbows), and 12,375 deer harvested during the October muzzleloader season. An additional 212 deer were killed during managed deer hunts. Turkey hunters reported harvesting 157 wild turkeys during the one-week fall season that ended Nov. 2. The harvest was slightly below the 10-year average but was 41 percent higher than in 2012, when Superstorm Sandy curtailed hunting. Fall turkey hunting — permitted only in the three westernmost counties — resulted in Garrett County reporting the highest harvest with 59 turkeys, followed by Allegany with 56, and Washington with 42.
Access To Charlie wins $100,000 Geisha at Laurel
Access To Charlie moved by Malibu Beach Bunny with three-sixteenths of a mile to go and held on to win the $100,000 Geisha Stakes for registered Maryland-bred fillies and mares at Laurel Park. The Geisha was the first of four stakes races on the nine-race program. Julian Pimentel was aboard as the 5-year-old daughter of Indian Charlie completed the mile distance in 1 minute, 39.56 seconds and paid $5.60 as the favorite. Monster Sleeping, who stumbled at the start and was quickly rushed into contention, came after the winner in the final furlong but finished second by a neck. Long-shot Mystic Love took third. In the other $100,000 races, Lady Sabelia beat 10 other fillies in the Safely Kept Stakes; Slip And Drive contested the lead from start to finish and won the 11/16-mile Japan Racing Association Stakes on the grass; and Judicata galloped to victory in the City of Laurel Stakes for 3-year-olds.