Bayhawks fall in season opener, 15-9, despite Brendan Mundorf's big debut

  • Brendan Mundorf (middle) of the Chesapeake Bayhawks goes to the goal as Mitch Belisle (85) and Scott Ratliff of the Boston Cannons defend.
Brendan Mundorf (middle) of the Chesapeake Bayhawks goes to… (Alex Trautwig, Getty Images )
April 28, 2014|Sports Digest

Attackman Brendan Mundorf (Mount St. Joseph, UMBC) finished with six points in his Chesapeake debut, but the Bayhawks offense otherwise struggled throughout a season-opening 15-9 loss Sunday to the host Boston Cannons. Mundorf finished with three goals and three assists, while fellow attackman Matt Mackrides added two goals. Midfielder Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall) led Boston with seven goals on nine shots, including two power-play goals, as the Bayhawks were forced to turn to their bench in goal. Starting goalkeeper Kip Turner (Severn) made four saves and allowed three goals before leaving the game after taking a hard shot to the groin. Backup Tyler Fiorito (McDonogh) allowed 12 goals on 19 shots. Held scoreless for almost 20 minutes to start the game, the Bayhawks were down 4-0 before Mundorf opened their scoring. Chesapeake trailed 9-4 at halftime and got as close as four in the third quarter before a 5-0 Boston run put the game out of reach. Midfielder Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins), who finished with five points, had a goal and two assists during the decisive stretch. "It was a total team loss. Early on, we played pretty good defense and couldn't get anything going on offense. When we picked it up a bit offensively, we couldn't get enough defensive stops to make a run," Bayhawks coach Dave Cottle said. "I thought Boston was quicker to the ball all day. We did not play with the sense of urgency that we need to have."

Women's college lacrosse

Mount St. Mary's powerless in season finale

Visiting Mount St. Mary's was nearly powerless on offense for much of their season finale, scoring two of its three goals in the game's final 3:17. Midfielder Lindsey Diaz (Dulaney) led the Mountaineers (3-13, 2-5 Northeast Conference) with two goals, while seven different Colonials (11-5, 5-2) scored. The Colonials held a 29-13 edge in shots and a 25-22 advantage on ground balls.

More: After suffering their first loss of the season last week, top-seeded Salisbury bounced back with a dominant 21-4 win over fifth-seeded Christopher Newport in their Capital Athletic Conference semifinal matchup. Host Salisbury (17-1) extended its home winning streak to 37 games and its undefeated record against the Captains (10-8) to 13-0. The Sea Gulls scored 10 goals in the opening 15 minutes, starting a running clock before the Captains converted their first and only goal of the half with 13:38 remaining The Sea Gulls will face York at home Saturday in the conference championship. ... Finishing undefeated in league play for the fourth straight season, No. 14 Massachusetts secured the No. 1 seed in this weekend's Atlantic 10 tournament with a 16-8 win over Duquesne. After holding Duquesne (14-3, 5-2) to three first-half goals, Massachusetts (16-1, 7-0) extended its Atlantic 10 regular-season winning streak to 28 games, the fourth-longest such streak in NCAA history.

Et cetera

Morgan State offense wins in Hull's first spring football game

Morgan State's offense pulled away for an 88-60 win over the defense in the team's annual Blue-Orange spring football game Saturday. The game was the first under coach Lee Hull, a former Maryland assistant coach. "Spring practice has been going great. I think the guys were really into it," said Hull, whose Bears open the regular season Aug. 30 at Eastern Michigan. "They wanted a change, and they like the new direction we're going in. It's been pretty fun, and I think the guys are enjoying it." Among the highlights from the game, which used a scoring system that awarded points for big plays other than scoring plays, was a 4-yard quarterback keeper by Robert Council in the second quarter and a 6-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Chris Clack to wide receiver Landen Malbrough that capped the scoring.

College baseball: Maryland suffered a serious blow to its NCAA tournament hopes with a 5-2 road loss to a Boston College team that entered the weekend with the worst record in the Atlantic Coast Conference. After 5-1 and 7-4 losses Friday in a series-opening doubleheader, the Terps (25-18, 9-14 ACC) managed just three hits against the Eagles (17-27, 8-16) in the finale.

Men's college golf: With a strong closing performance at Army's West Point Golf Course, Loyola Maryland won its first Patriot League title. Holding a five-stroke advantage heading into the final round, the Greyhounds extended their lead to 10 strokes to capture the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Championships. Chris Baloga was named the Patriot League Coach of the Year, while senior Brendan Lemp, sophomore Jimmy Dengler and freshman Matt Oshrine earned first-team All-Patriot League honors.

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