Major League Lacrosse
Turner breaks thumb in Bayhawks' 9-6 loss
The Chesapeake Bayhawks lost starting goaltender Kip Turner (Severn) to a broken thumb in a 9-6 loss to the host Denver Outlaws on Saturday night. The two-time defending Major League Lacrosse-champion Bayhawks (2-6) had a 54-35 edge in shots but were stymied by goalie Jesse Schwartzman (Johns Hopkins, Pikesville), who made 28 saves for the Outlaws (7-1). "Jesse Schwartzman was the best player on the field tonight," Bayhawks coach Dave Cottle said. "It was not only all the saves he made, but the fact he forced us to shoot for corners and we hit a couple pipes. Midfielders Peet Poillon (UMBC) and Joe Walters (Maryland) had a goal and an assist apiece for the Bayhawks, who trailed by five goals at halftime, then outscored the Outlaws 5-1 over the opening 21 minutes of the second half to pull within one but couldn't complete the comeback. "I thought we competed our tails off. We hustled from beginning to end. Our guys played with great character, great energy and great intensity," Cottle said. "I was really, really proud of our team. We fought and battled like crazy." Turner played the final 12 minutes of the second quarter in severe pain and finished with seven saves. Tyler Fiorito (McDonogh) replaced him in the second half and made nine saves in just his third appearance for the Bayhawks. "I thought Tyler played a great game," Cottle said. "He came off the bench and really gave us a lift. He made some outstanding saves and stole a couple goals."
Maryland wins Heartland baseball championship
Team Maryland won its first Heartland Classic baseball championship Saturday in Norman, Okla. Maryland beat Team Texas, 4-0, after losing to the defending tournament champions, 11-1, on Wednesday. Right fielder Andy Szamski (Eastern Tech) and designated hitter Chris Ruszin (Chesapeake-AA) each drove in a run for the team, which is selected by the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches. Center fielder Brady Acker (Atholton), The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Player of the Year, went 2-for-3. Maryland scored twice in the top of the first inning, then added two runs in the sixth. Taylor Bloom, from Riverdale Baptist in Upper Marlboro, pitched a complete game and allowed just three hits. Team Maryland (5-2) had to overcome two losses on Wednesday to reach the tournament final. The team defeated Oklahoma, 6-5, and Georgia, 8-1 on Tuesday, but lost to Arkansas, 6-2, and Texas on Wednesday. Maryland advanced by beating Ohio, 6-5, and Colorado, 11-0, on Friday.
National Women's Soccer League: The Portland Thorns (6-4-2) set a club record for goals in a game and scored four times in the second half en route to a 6-1 victory over the Washington Spirit in Boyds. Alex Morgan and Jessica McDonald scored twice. Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) scored for Washington.
NHL: The Washington Capitals will play the Montreal Canadiens in the regular-season opener Oct. 9 at Verizon Center.
Indoor football: Former players from Army and Navy will meet in the second annual Army Veterans vs. Navy Veterans arena football game next Saturday at the University of Pennsylvania. The game will begin at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN3. Some of the notable players expected to suit up for Navy include quarterback Ricky Dobbs (Class of 2011), linebacker DJ Sargenti ('14) and slot back Marcus Thomas ('14). Navy won last year's game, 40-38.