Mystics swap former Maryland standouts in trade

No. 15 Ohio State women's lacrosse pulls away vs. No. 10 Notre Dame, 12-9

April 16, 2014|Sports Digest

The Washington Mystics acquired forward Tianna Hawkins (Maryland) and guard Bria Hartley from the Seattle Storm in exchange for forward Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) on Monday, the day of the WNBA draft. Hawkins was taken sixth overall in the first round by the Storm last year. The 6-foot-3 forward played in 33 games, averaging 3.4 points and 1.6 rebounds. At Maryland, Hawkins led the Terps to the Sweet Sixteen and was named first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013. Langhorne, who was selected by the Mystics sixth in the first round of the 2008 WNBA draft, averaged 12 points and 7.2 rebounds per game last season for the team.

More: West Virginia senior Asya Bussie (Seton Keough) was drafted No. 15 overall by the Minnesota Lynx on Monday. "I can't even put into words how excited and blessed I am," Bussie said. The Randallstown native is the Mountaineers' highest WNBA draft pick in program history.

Women's college lacrosse

No. 15 Ohio State pulls away vs. No. 10 Notre Dame, 12-9

Midfielders Mary Kate Facchina (Mount de Sales) and Kelsea Ayers each scored hat tricks to lead host No. 15 Ohio State past No. 10 Notre Dame, 12-9. The Fighting Irish (9-6) scored the first two goals of the game, but the Buckeyes (12-4) scored the next four and took a 5-3 lead into halftime. Notre Dame went on a 3-0 run in the second half to tie the game at 7, but Ohio State responded with a 5-1 run to put the game out of reach. Midfielder Caitlin Gargan had three goals for the Irish, who have lost three of their past four.

More nation: Attacker Kayla Treanor had a hat trick as visiting No. 3 Syracuse (14-1) defeated Cornell, 7-5. Attacker Lindsay Toppe scored three straight goals for the Big Red (6-7) to open the second half, but Cornell could not come back from an early deficit. ... Eight players had multigoal games for No. 9 Stanford (11-2, 5-1 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) as it defeated UC Davis, 18-6. The Aggies (6-8, 1-6) have lost their past five games.

State: Attacker Lizzy Keeney (Dulaney) had six goals and three assists for Messiah (8-6, 4-1 Centennial Conference) as host Hood (5-7, 0-6) was routed, 19-0.

Et cetera

Bowie State announces football schedule for 2014

Bowie State will start its season at home against Saint Anselm on Sept. 6 before traveling to face Morgan State, Concord and Livingstone the next three weeks, the team announced. The Bulldogs return home to face Johnson C. Smith before divisional play begins at Chowan and continues the following week against Virginia State for their homecoming game. They then travel to face Virginia Union and Lincoln before concluding the regular season at home against Elizabeth City State.

Women's college basketball: UMBC added a pair of transfers to its roster, with Infiniti Alston (Digital Harbor) and Pandora Wilson joining the Retrievers for next season. Alston appeared in four games in 2013 at Penn State. The 6-foot-5 center was the 48th-ranked recruit by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and helped guide the Rams to a city Division I title as a senior. Wilson, a 6-foot forward, played a season and a half at Drexel. The sophomore was rated a top-100 forward by ESPN HoopGurlz coming out of Kensington's Academy of the Holy Cross.

College tennis: UMBC sophomore Melker Svard was named America East Conference Men's Player of the Week.

College swimming: Johns Hopkins junior Ana Bogdanovski was named Bluegrass Mountain Conference Women's Swimmer of the Year.

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