Ex-Terp Walters helps Knighthawks take NLL opener

Wang, 11, youngest to win U-22 women's table tennis title at USA Nationals

December 30, 2013|Sports Digest

National Lacrosse League

Ex-Terp Walters helps Knighthawks take opener

Forward Joe Walters (Maryland) had a goal and an assist, and the two-time defending league champion Rochester Knighthawks rallied for an 8-6 win over the Minnesota Swarm before an announced 6,238 on Saturday at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. Forward Scott Jones (UMBC) had an assist for the Swarm, which was held to its lowest scoring total since 2007. The Knighthawks scored three times in the final 7:35 to rally from a 6-5 deficit.

More Saturday NLL results: Forward Drew Westervelt (John Carroll, UMBC) had a goal, but the host Colorado Mammoth lost, 13-10, to the Edmonton Rush in front of an announced 15,596 at Pepsi Center in Denver. Edmonton led 8-6 at halftime. The Mammoth pulled to within 11-10 with 1:37 left in the game but weren't able to tie the score. Transition player Cameron Holding, selected by the Chesapeake Bayhawks at No.2 overall in the Major League Lacrosse supplemental draft this month, had two assists, including one on Westervelt's first-quarter goal.

Table tennis

Wang, 11, youngest to win U-22 women's title at USA Nationals

Crystal Wang, 11, a fifth-grader at Clarksburg Elementary in Boyds, has become the youngest person ever to win the under-22 women's table tennis title at the USA Nationals, held in Las Vegas from Dec.17 to 22. She defeated Ariel Hsing in the semifinals. Hsing, a student at Princeton, would go on to win her third women's singles title as well as women's doubles and mixed doubles. Her only loss in the tournament was to Wang. In women's singles, Wang would make it to the quarterfinals, losing to Erica Wu from El Monte, Calif. Wang teamed up with Diana Jiang of California to win the U-18 girls teams title. Wang also teamed with Nathan Hsu, 17, of Rockville to make the mixed doubles quarterfinals. Hsu is the top-ranked U-18 player in Maryland. Charlene Liu of Germantown won the over-60 women's title. She's been the dominant player in senior women for many years, first in over-40 and over-50.

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