Boston College beats Loyola Maryland women, 8-3, in NCAA tournament

May 12, 2014|Sports Digest

Visiting Loyola Maryland fell in the second round of the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament on Sunday, 8-3, after seventh-seeded Boston College strung together runs and stifled the Greyhounds' offense. Attacker Katie Rich scored the Eagles' first goal 52 seconds into the game, and Loyola (15-6) midfielder Sydney Thomas evened the score soon after. But then the Boston College trio of attacker Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) and midfielders Sarah Mannelly and Mikaela Rix combined for four goals over 15 minutes. Hannah SchmittAfter the break, Mannelly and Stanwick combined for a 3-0 run, giving Boston College (15-5) an 8-2 lead. Molly Wolf

College baseball

Terps rally to beat Pitt, 6-4, and complete series sweep

Maryland came back from a 4-2 deficit over the last two innings to beat host Pittsburgh, 6-4, completing the team's third Atlantic Coast Conference series sweep of the season. The Terps (33-19, 15-14 ACC) allowed four runs in the bottom of the seventh, Pittsburgh's only scoring inning. But runs by Jose Cuas and Blake Schmit in the eighth and by LaMonte Wade (St. Paul's) and Brandon Lowe in the ninth gave Maryland the lead. Terps starter Jake Drossner gave up two hits to the Panthers (22-27, 11-16) in 51/3 scoreless innings.

More Division I: Towson had three innings with three runs or more en route to a 16-8, series-clinching victory over visiting Delaware. Second baseman Hunter Bennett had five runs and two RBIs for the Tigers, while first baseman Peter Bowles finished with four RBIs and one run. The Blue Hens won the first game of the series Friday, but Towson pitcher Kyle Paul threw a complete game for a 7-0 win Saturday, and the Tigers (22-25, 4-13 Colonial Athletic Association) scored 16 runs Saturday. In the series finale, Delaware (22-25, 9-9) led 2-0 after the top of the second, but Towson went ahead in the third.

Horse racing

'Return' to try for 4th win of 2014 at Black-Eyed Susan

Joint Return, a three-time winner this year, will run in the 90th $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) on Friday at Pimlico Race Course. Trained by John Servis for Main Line Racing Stable, Joint Return will break from the rail in a field of 11 for the 11/8-mile Black-Eyed Susan, which includes a pair of horses from trainer Todd Pletcher, a three-time race winner. The Black-Eyed Susan for 3-year-old fillies is 10th on a 13-race card worth nearly $1.6 million in purses and featuring eight stakes races, including the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3). V, a pari-mutuel race showcasing retired female riders. 1/2-furlong Calder Oaks by 13/4 lengths on April 12.

Et cetera

Nationals recall Moore to replace injured LaRoche

As expected, the Washington Nationals placed first baseman Adam LaRoche on the 15-day disabled list with a right quadriceps strain, retroactive to Saturday, and recalled first baseman-outfielder Tyler Moore from Triple-A Syracuse. LaRoche played through his quad injury for nearly two weeks until he suffered a setback Friday night and couldn't complete a game as a designated hitter. Moore, who was sent down to Syracuse on Wednesday, is 6-for-30 with two home runs in the majors this season. Kevin FrandsenThe Nationals have stayed afloat this season despite injuries to, and disabled list stints for, Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, Denard Span, Wilson Ramos and Doug Fister.

James Wagner, The Washington Post

Premier Development League soccer: The Baltimore Bohemians' U.S. Open Cup match against Icon FC on Wednesday was moved to UMBC Stadium at 7 p.m. The Bohemians open their league season at 5:30 p.m. Saturday against the Northern Virginia Royals at Calvert Hall.

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