Pannell's late goal lifts Team USA to 10-9 win in MLL All-Star Game
The New York Lizards' Rob Pannell scored with seven seconds remaining to lift Team USA to a 10-9 victory over Team MLL on Thursday night before an announced 10,327 at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Mass. Pannell, who also had two assists, was named the game's Most Valuable Player. Team MLL's Joe Walters (Maryland) of the Chesapeake Bayhawks led all scorers with three goals. Marcus Holman (Gilman), Brendan Mundorf (Mount St. Joseph, UMBC), Drew Snider (Maryland) and Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall) also had a goal apiece for the U.S. side, which led 5-4 at the half but trailed 6-5 heading into the fourth quarter. Drew Westervelt (John Carroll, UMBC) found the back of the net once for Team MLL. Team USA rotated three goalies in the net: former Pikesville and Johns Hopkins player Jesse Schwartzman (3 GA, 6 saves); Drew Adams (2 GA, 3 saves); and John Galloway, who was credited with the win (4 GA, 4 saves). The game was a prelude to next month's Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships for Team USA, which is now 3-0 when facing Team MLL in the All-Star Game. The same format was used before the FIL World Championships in 2006 and 2010.
Ravens: The Ravens have removed rookie linebacker Xavius Boyd from injured reserve and waived him. They had originally waived him from the roster with an injured designation last week. Boyd has a pulled hamstring, but it's not expected to be a long-term injury. He didn't receive an injury settlement from the Ravens.
Redskins: Washington signed Jerry Rice Jr., an undrafted rookie wide receiver and the son of the NFL's career receiving leader. The team announced the move Thursday after it first was revealed by Rice on Instagram. Rice played in college at UCLA and Nevada-Las Vegas. He made appearances at minicamps with the Ravens and San Francisco 49ers this offseason.
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NHL: Lane Lambert, a former Nashville Predators assistant under Barry Trotz, is expected to join the Washington Capitals to work with the forwards and penalty kill, an individual with knowledge of the situation told The Washington Post. ... The Capitals agreed to an affiliation agreement with the South Carolina Stingrays of the East Coast Hockey League.
WNBA: Rookie Alyssa Thomas (Maryland) scored a career-high 23 points, including 12 in the third quarter, and added 11 rebounds for her first pro double double to lift the host Connecticut Sun (8-6) to a 79-69 victory over the Chicago Sky (6-8) on Wednesday night.
TV: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will premiere "The 2014 Sea Trials," a one-hour documentary on the U.S. Naval Academy's annual Sea Trials training exercise for fourth-class midshipmen (plebes), on Sunday at 8 p.m.
Women's college lacrosse: Florida and Vanderbilt will join the Big East for next season, joining Cincinnati, Connecticut, Georgetown, Marquette, Temple and Villanova. The Gators are coming off an 18-3 season, in which they won the American Lacrosse Conference regular-season and tournament crowns. Vanderbilt, also from the ALC, was 5-12. ... Washington College defender Liz Godorov and midfielder Emily Hubley were named captains.
Women's college volleyball: Maryland senior Adreene Elliott was among 36 athletes selected to participate in the U.S. Collegiate National Team program, which will train in conjunction with the USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships in Minneapolis. ... Kristen Baker, a former four-year starting middle blocker at Eastern Michigan University, was named an assistant coach at Loyola Maryland.
Women's college swimming: Washington College rising senior Emily Goodchild (St.Mary's) was named a captain along with Alicia Howard and Ashley Maurizi.
Men's college swimming: Washington College rising seniors Steven Bilinski, Greg Lee and Austin Yocum were named captains.
Youth football: The Hall of Fame Youth Camp will be July 21-25 at Johnny Unitas Stadium at Towson University. The all-day camp for children 5-13 includes instruction from Tigers coach Rob Ambrose, his staff and their players. Lunch will be at the campus dining hall. Register at TowsonFootball.com. Call Asquad Events at 410-844-2774 with questions.