Buchanan, Berger shine in 16-15 Cannons victory

Fletcher helps Lizards defeat Hounds on Friday

August 03, 2014|Sports Digest

Major League Lacrosse

Berger, Buchanan shine in 16-15 Cannons victory

Stephen Berger (Washington College, Mount St. Joseph) and Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall) each had four goals and an assist, and the host Boston Cannons held on for a 16-15 win over the Florida Launch on Saturday afternoon at Harvard. The win moved the Cannons (6-7) ahead of the Launch (6-8) in the race for the fourth and final playoff berth in Major League Lacrosse. Heading into Saturday night's game, the Ohio Machine (6-6) was fourth in the standings. The Launch's Kieran McArdle set an MLL rookie record with his 31st goal of the season. Former Bayhawk Casey Powell had four goals and four assists for the Launch.

More: Joe Fletcher (Loyola Maryland) scored his first career MLL goal, and the New York Lizards defeated the host Charlotte Hounds, 12-11, on Friday night at Memorial Stadium. Michael Kimmel (Johns Hopkins) had a goal and three assists and Kyle Hartzell (Salisbury, Archbishop Curley) added a goal and an assist for the Lizards (8-5). Mike Sawyer (Loyola Maryland) and John Haus (Maryland) had two goals each and Joe Cummings (Maryland) scored once for Charlotte (4-9). Justin Ward (Loyola Maryland, Old Mill) added three assists for the Hounds, who will visit the Chesapeake Bayhawks on Saturday night for their season finale. The loser in that game will receive the first selection in January's college draft.

Jon Fogg

Women's college soccer

Spivey transfers from UM to Central Florida

Former McDonogh midfielder Ashley Spivey has transferred from Maryland and will play for Central Florida this season. The Knights announced the addition to their women's soccer team Thursday. Spivey, a two-time Baltimore Sun All-Metro Player of the Year with the Eagles, was second on the Terps in goals (six) and points (15) last season and was selected to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference third team. In 2012, she was a member of the ACC's all-freshman team. She scored 85 goals and had 57 assists in four years at McDonogh. Harry CanellakisUCF finished 16-3-4 last season, including 8-0-1 in the American Athletic Conference. The Knights lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Maryland, which will play its first Big Ten season this fall, finished 10-10 (6-7 ACC) and lost in the ACC quarterfinals last season.

Alexander Pyles

Et cetera

Raonic ends Young's run in semis, will face Pospisil

Donald Young, the last American left in the Citi Open men's singles draw, was defeated by Milos Raonic, 6-4, 7-5, in the semifinals Saturday in Washington. It was Young's first semifinals appearance in an ATP World Tour event since September 2011. Canada's Raonic, who defeated American Steve Johnson in Friday's quarterfinal, will compete in the championship today against Canadian Vasek Pospisil, who won his semifinal against Colombian Santiago Giraldo, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4. Japan's Kurumi Nara advanced to the women's singles final by beating New Zealand's Marina Erakovic, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, and will face Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova, who defeated Russian Ekaterina Makarova, 6-3, 6-2.

Kayaking: Fabien Lefevre of Bethesda finished sixth overall in the men's K1 category of the International Canoe Federation Canoe Slalom World Cup on Saturday in La Seu d'Urgell, Spain. He finished 13th overall in the C1 category.

NHL: The Washington Capitals are one of roughly "five to six teams" interested in signing unrestricted free-agent left wing Paul Bissonnette, his agent, Mark Guy, said.

Alex Prewitt, The Washington Post

National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit beat the Chicago Red Stars, 2-1, on Saturday at Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown. Spirit midfielder Yael Averbuch scored the winning goal in the 90th minute.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United and Major League Soccer have announced that defenders Bobby Boswell and Sean Franklin have been selected to the 2014 MLS All-Star team and will represent the league i against German Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich on Wednesday at Providence Park in Portland, Ore. This will be Boswell's second All-Star appearance, having been an All-Star in 2006 during his first stint with United, and Franklin's first appearance in six seasons.

Steven Goff, The Washington Post

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