Hopkins women second after Day 2 at D-III swimming nationals

Blue Jays men move up to fourth place

March 21, 2014|Sports Digest

College swimming

Hopkins women second after Day 2 at nationals

The Johns Hopkins women's swim team grabbed three more NCAA titles on the second day of the Division III championships in Indianapolis. The Blue Jays have 232 points through two days; four-time defending champion Emory is first with 273. Hopkins opened the night with a come-from-behind win in the 200 freestyle relay with a school-record time of 1 minute, 32.38 seconds. It was the Blue Jays' second relay title, joining the 200 individual-medley relay win Wednesday night. Junior Ana Bogdanovski won her second individual title in as many days, taking the 200 freestyle in a school-record 1:47.74, breaking her mark by 0.52. She won the 50 free Wednesday night. Hopkins ended Thursday night by rallying to win the 400 medley relay in a school-record 3:42.90.

Division III men: Johns Hopkins is fourth after two days at the NCAA championships. The Blue Jays parlayed top-five finishes in the 200 free relay, 200 free and 400 medley relay into 91 points as they moved up six spots from 10th to fourth.

Division I women: Towson senior Kaitlin Burke (Loch Raven) placed 40th in the 500-yard freestyle at the NCAA championships in Minneapolis with a 4:45.17 finish Thursday. UMBC freshman Emily Escobedo finished 52nd in the 200-yard IM in a school-record 2:00.25.

Women's college lacrosse

Towson jumps ahead early in 19-11 win over California

Towson (4-4) outscored host California (2-3) by 13-5 in the first half to end a four-game losing streak with a 19-11 women's lacrosse win. Andi Raymond and Taylor Moore led the Tigers with four points.

More Division I: Amber Kupres scored a career-high five goals to lead Stony Brook to a 16-5 victory over Iona. Dorrien Van Dyke Michelle Rubino Meghan Testoni Maria Ortiz ... Johns Hopkins senior Liz Johnson (C. Milton Wright) was named the American Lacrosse Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Division III: Trinity College (5-2) pulled away with a seven-goal run in the second half to hand McDaniel (4-2) a 20-13 defeat.

College baseball

Babb gets 1,000th victory in 35th year at Hopkins

Johns Hopkins coach Bob Babb reached his 1,000th career victory as the Blue Jays (10-2) had two eight-run innings in a 22-3 rout of St. Joseph's College Long Island (2-8). Babb, who is 1,000-354-12 in 35 seasons with the team, is the ninth Division III coach to reach 1,000 wins.

Division I: Kyle Paul and Brandon Gonnella combined on five shutout innings of relief as Towson (10-7) ended a four-game losing streak with a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over Monmouth (3-11) at Harford Community College.

Et cetera

Ex-Raven Boldin wins NFLPA service award

Anquan Boldin won the Byron "Whizzer" White Award for service to team, community and country, the highest honor a player can receive from the NFL Players Association. Boldin, an 11-year NFL veteran and former Ravens wide receiver, has been involved with Oxfam America, Wounded Warriors and United Way.

National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit acquired FC Bayern Munich defender Niki Cross from the Seattle Reign for a second-round pick in the 2015 college draft.

College softball: Washington College (11-1) is nationally ranked for the first time in program history. The Shorewomen are No. 20 in the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association Division III poll. Salisbury (14-0) moved up from No. 3 to No. 1.

Men's college tennis: Mount St. Mary's freshman Mateo DeSomocurcio was named Northeast Conference Men's Rookie of the Week.

Women's college tennis: St. Mary's junior Emily Stumpfig was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the second time in her career.

Women's college bowling: UMES' Victoria Jones (Western) was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Bowling Athlete of the Week.

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