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Gregoire leads UMBC past Mercer, 15-6
Matt Gregoire (South River) scored three goals to lead host UMBC (3-2) to a 15-6 win over Mercer (2-3) in men's lacrosse on Tuesday. The Retrievers pulled away with a 7-0 run in the third quarter.
More state men: Host Hood (1-3) was held scoreless in the first half and Salve Regina (5-0) went on a 14-0 run that spanned three quarters and won, 18-8. Alex Villegas (Francis Scott Key) had three goals for the Blazers. ... Loyola Maryland senior Joe Fletcher was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks.
National men: Grant Whiteway scored seven goals to lead No. 17 Massachusetts (5-1) over visiting Providence 16-11. Connor Mooney added three goals and four assists for the Minutemen. Midfielder Andrew Barton (St. Paul's) had a hat trick for the Friars (3-3). ... Ten players scored for Bryant (4-2) in a 12-7 win over host Monmouth (0-5). Attackman Shane Morrell led the way with two goals and two assists for the Bulldogs. ... Joey Sankey, Luke Goldstock and Patrick Kelley (Calvert Hall) each had a hat trick for No. 7 North Carolina (5-1) in a 20-4 win over visiting Bucknell (2-4). The Tar Heels outscored the Bison 14-2 in the second half. ... No. 6 Duke (5-2) defeated Marquette 20-9 behind attackman Jordan Wolf's eight points. The host Blue Devils opened a 10-1 lead on the Golden Eagles (1-5) and never looked back. ... No. 16 Yale (3-1) rolled to a 10-2 victory over No. 18 visiting Lehigh (5-2).
State women: Ashley Kitzmiller (Manchester Valley) had six goals to power host Hood (4-0) to a 17-11 decision over Penn State-Abington (0-3).
National women: Rachel Sexton had a career-high five points and Cortney Fortunato had her sixth hat trick in eight games as No. 6 Notre Dame (6-2) won, 13-6, over host Richmond (3-3). ... No. 7 Northwestern (4-2, 1-1 American Lacrosse Conference) scored the first 10 goals and won, 20-6, over host Michigan (0-5, 0-2). Kaleigh Craig had four goals and an assist, and Alyssa Leonard became the all-time Division I leader in career draw controls at 359 for the Wildcats.
Navy plans substitute for Blue-Gold scrimmage
Navy will open spring practice Monday and finish its schedule of 15 NCAA-allowed workouts with a nontraditional event rather than its annual Blue-Gold intrasquad scrimmage April 11. Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo, beginning his seventh season in Annapolis, will return 20 of 22 starters from last year's 9-4 team, including star quarterback Keenan Reynolds. Niumatalolo said at a luncheon Tuesday in Annapolis that rather than the Blue-Gold game, the team would open practice to the public and possibly hold an event similar to the opening of fall practice, when players sign autographs. Last year's Blue-Gold game was canceled because the Midshipmen were invited to the White House to meet President Barack Obama after winning the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for the eighth time in 11 years. The Midshipmen will open the season Aug. 30 against Ohio State at M&T Bank Stadium. Navy will also finish the season in Baltimore against Army on Dec. 13. Other highlights for the 2014 season include its annual matchup against Notre Dame. The Midshipmen, who lost to the Fighting Irish, 35-31, last season in South Bend, Ind., play Notre Dame on Nov. 1 at FedEx Field.
Men's basketball: Maryland junior guard Dez Wells has been named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association All-District III team, based on voting from its national membership. Wells leads the Terps in points (14.8 per game), total assists (69) and blocks (26).
Baseball: Host Maryland (10-1) scored seven runs in the first five innings and cruised to a 10-1 victory over Delaware (6-8). Sophomore left-hander Jake Drossner scattered four hits over four innings with five strikeouts for the victory. Kyle Convissar (Severna Park) and Blake Schmit led the Terps with three hits apiece. Charlie White added two RBIs and two runs. ... Sam Beatty (Hammond) pitched a complete game to lead St. Mary's (7-5, 3-2) to a 3-1 upset of Salisbury (9-3, 2-1), ranked No. 7 in Division III.
Wrestling: McDaniel's Ryan O'Boyle earned the second seed at 133 pounds at the NCAA Division III championships Friday and Saturday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. O'Boyle's seeding is the highest in school history.
Colts anniversary to be marked at Stevenson
Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards will remember the 30th anniversary of the Colts' departure from Baltimore with the "From Under the Cover of Darkness...30 Years Later" event March 26 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Stevenson's Rockland Center on its Owings Mills campus, the former grounds of the Colts' front office and practice facility. The evening will include a panel discussion, a question-and-answer session, a silent auction and displays from the museum's archives. Tickets cost $55 for the public and $50 for museum members. They may be purchased at MissionTix.com/Colts1984.