Bayhawks beaten by Rattlers in double OT
Attackman Kevin Leveille scored 41/2 minutes into the second overtime as the host Rochester Rattlers handed the Chesapeake Bayhawks an 8-7 loss Thursday night in Major League Lacrosse. A slashing penalty on defenseman Michael Evans (Johns Hopkins, South River) gave Rochester a power play, and rookie attackman Miles Thompson made the extra pass to Leveille, who went one-on-one with goalie Kip Turner (Severn) and ended the game with a sidearm bounce shot to the far corner. "It was a hard-fought, grind-it-out type of game and we came up on the short end," Chesapeake coach Dave Cottle said. "I thought we played really hard and battled from start to finish. We didn't shoot well and that cost us." Chesapeake failed to score on a power-play opportunity in the second extra session. Midfielder Steven Brooks drew a holding penalty on short-stick defender Donny Moss, but the Bayhawks got off just one shot, which was knocked down. Turner made a season-high 18 saves to hold Rochester five goals below its season average. Attackman Ben Rubeor (Loyola High) scored two goals and midfielder Joe Walters (Maryland) had two assists in his debut for Chesapeake (1-5), which suffered its fourth straight loss. Midfielder Ben Hunt (Severna Park) returned after missing three games with an injury to contribute a goal and an assist, for the Bayhawks, who scored seven goals on 51 shots. "That was the most shots we've taken all season so that shows we possessed the ball and ran good offense," Cottle said. "We just have to do a better job of finishing our opportunities." Goalie John Galloway had 21 saves and Leveille had a hat trick to lead Rochester (4-2), which holds sole possession of second place. Leveille, a 10th-year professional out of Massachusetts, became the all-time leading goal scorer in MLL with 271, surpassing former New York Lizards attackman Tim Goettelmann.
Fishing: The Diamond Jim component of the 2014 Maryland Fishing Challenge began Thursday when Department of Natural Resources biologists and members of the Maryland Youth Fishing Club caught, tagged and released the first round of striped bass into the Chesapeake Bay. Hundreds of impostors and one genuine Diamond Jim will be pursued by anglers. Each month that Diamond Jim goes uncaught, the reward increases, from $10,000 in June to $20,000 in July and $25,000 in August. If Diamond Jim is not caught by midnight Labor Day, the cash will be split equally among those who catch impostors.
Futsal: The U.S. national team began defense of its Four Nations Tournament championship Thursday with a 5-1 victory over Qatar in Newcastle, England. The Americans, who are co-captained by Blast defender Pat Healey (Calvert Hall; Towson University) and Missouri Comets goalkeeper Danny Waltman, will face Cyprus today and England on Sunday.
National Women's Soccer League: Forward Jodie Taylor scored in the 78th minute, giving the visiting Washington Spirit (6-4-1) a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Red Stars (6-3-1) on Wednesday night and moving the team into second place. Taylor's goal came after Spirit midfielder Veronica Perez's shot was deflected out by Red Stars goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc.
Softball: The Wounded Warrior Amputee team will play the 2014 NFL Stars on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie. The team is composed of veterans and active-duty servicemen who have lost limbs in combat; they use prosthetics that allow them to hit, run, catch and throw. The NFL stars include the Washington Redskins' DeSean Jackson and Robert Griffin III and the New York Jets' Michael Vick. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at mcopro.com. All proceeds will benefit veterans charities.
Minor league basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers' Gus Chase (St. Frances) was named to the All-American Professional Basketball League third team. Terry Hosley (Maryland Bible, Parkville) and Danny Thompson (Mount St. Mary's) made first-team honorable mention.