UMBC men's lacrosse to play in invitational honoring ex-Cornell player

October 02, 2014|Sports Digest

UMBC will be one of six teams in the third annual Capital Lacrosse Invitational on Oct. 12 at Landon School in Bethesda. Cornell, Lehigh, Penn State, Georgetown and Richmond also will participate in six games of round-robin play on two fields. Proceeds from the event will benefit the foundation honoring former Cornell player George Boiardi, who died after being struck in the chest by a shot during a 2004 game.

More men's college lacrosse: For the fourth straight year, Stevenson will host the Meghan Puls Lacrosse Classic to help raise funds for the Meghan Puls Foundation. This year's event will take place at 10 a.m. on Oct. 19 and will feature Stevenson, Cabrini, Franklin & Marshall, Goucher, Virginia Wesleyan and Division II Adelphi. The foundation honors the memory of Meghan Puls, daughter of Stevenson assistant men's lacrosse coach Tim Puls and assistant women's basketball coach Cassie Puls, by supporting health services and research, youth recreation and education organizations.

Men's lacrosse: Bill Mcglone, a former All-America Maryland lacrosse player who has played in Major League Lacrosse for the Baltimore Bayhawks, has been diagnosed with neurosarcoidosis, a rare condition that causes inflammation in the brain, spinal cord and other parts of the nervous system, according to his brother Jack Mcglone's blog. In an update over the weekend, Jack said doctors had "pretty much ruled out" cancer after a biopsy of a mass found on his brain during a CT scan. On Monday, Jack wrote that he hopes his brother will be released from the hospital in the next week or so, and that Bill will have to undergo speech and physical therapies after surgery to remove part of his skull.

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Boys lacrosse: Austin Colvin of Novato, Calif., has been selected as the national winner of the U.S. Lacrosse Bob Scott Award, given annually to a player who best exemplifies the idea of going above and beyond in service to his team, school and community. The award is named after the former Johns Hopkins coach who guided the Blue Jays to seven national championships during his 20-year tenure.

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UMBC's win Tuesday vs. Delaware is Caringi's 250th

UMBC junior midfielder Joseph Pratt was credited with the game's lone goal in the 80th minute, and redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Billy Heav-ner shut out the nation's third-ranked scoring offense as the Retrievers earned a 1-0 road victory Tuesday against No. 23 Delaware. The victory was the 250th at UMBC for coach Pete Caringi in his 24th season at the helm. The Retrievers ended a five-game winless streak and will enter America East Conference play at 4-4-2 overall. Delaware slipped to 7-3.

More men's college soccer: Host Maryland (3-4-2) dropped a 1-0 decision Tuesday to No. 7 Georgetown (6-1-3), allowing a goal in the 78th minute by Brandon Allen. The junior forward beat goalkeeper Zack Steffen with a 10-yard finishAlex Muyl. The Terps hadn't allowed a goal in 274 minutes, dating to Sept. 19. ... Host Navy (4-4-2) earned a 1-1 tie Tuesday with No. 20 George Mason (7-0-2).

Boxing: Undefeated featherweight professional boxer Gervonta "Tank" Davis held a "Bullying Stops Here" public boxing workout Friday at Mondawmin Mall, in advance of his ESPN2 television debut. He returns to the ring Wednesday at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. Davis will face German "Panteonero" Meraz (47-31-1, 25 KOs) in a six-round bout.

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