Ex-Terp Max Ritz scores last-minute winner for STX in LXM Pro

Westervelt helps Mammoth to first win of season in NLL

January 06, 2014|Sports Digest

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Max Ritz scores last-minute winner for STX in LXM Pro

Attackman Max Ritz (Maryland) scored the winning goal off a helper from his brother, Xander, in the final minute as Team STX defeated Maverik United, 16-15, on the LXM Pro Tour on Saturday in Del Mar, Calif. STX rallied from a 4-0 deficit, the largest lead in the game for either team. Rolling off a pick set by Brendan Porter, former Chesapeake Bayhawk Johnny Christmas scored his third goal of the night to tie the game at 14 late in the fourth quarter. With 50 seconds left, an outside shot from Greg Peyser (Johns Hopkins) was deflected and found its way past Maverik goalie Johnny Rodriguez (Mount St. Joseph, Salisbury) to give Team STX the lead. The advantage would be short-lived, however, as Brandon Corp scored out of the timeout on a blistering dodge down the right alley to tie the game with 29 seconds left. Maxx Davis (Friends, UMBC) won the ensuing faceoff, allowing Team STX to take a final timeout before Ritz's winner. Max Ritz had five goals and six points, both game highs, while his brother, also an attackman, added a goal and an assist. Midfielder Sam Bradman chipped in three goals and an assist for STX, Attackman Erik Krum (Salisbury) finished with four goals in the loss. STX also got two goals from midfielder Kyle Harrison (Friends, Johns Hopkins) and one from Peyser. Matt Russell (Navy) made 18 saves to pick up the win for STX, while Rodriguez had nine saves for Maverik.

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Westervelt helps Mammoth to first win of season in NLL

Drew Westervelt (John Carroll, UMBC) had three goals and two assists as the host Colorado Mammoth rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat the Vancouver Stealth, 13-12, before an announced 15,101 at Pepsi Center in Denver on Saturday night. The Mammoth (1-1) earned its first win of the National Lacrosse League season and only the team's second in its past 13 matchups with the Stealth (0-1). Westervelt, a forward, ignited the Mammoth offense with back-to-back goals in the first 2:13 of the game. Transition player Cameron Holding, a recent supplemental draft pick of Major League Lacrosse's Chesapeake Bayhawks, added an unassisted goal for the home team in the opening quarter. Holding also finished with three assists, including two in the third quarter as Colorado scored six goals to take a 10-9 lead heading into the final 15 minutes.

College wrestling: Maryland (4-5) dropped a road dual to future Big Ten rival No. 19 Michigan, 28-10, on Sunday. Jimmy Sheptock (184 pounds), Christian Boley (197) and Shyheim Brown (141) picked up the Terps' only wins against the Wolverines (4-2).

Short-track speedskating: Thomas Hong, 16 of Laurel, failed to qualify for the 2014 Olympic team at the U.S. Olympic trials in Salt Lake City on Sunday.

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