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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | March 7, 1997
This season, the hallmark of both Centennial and Mount Hebron has been great coaching that stresses defense.The difference in last night's Class 3A East Region semifinal, won by Centennial, 55-18, was that Eagles coach Dave Greenberg has had three years to build a program. And Mount Hebron's Scott Robinson, who used to be the Vikings' boys coach, was starting almost from scratch with his girls team this season.Seventh-ranked Centennial (19-4) will play at J. M. Bennett of Wicomico County at 7 p.m. tomorrow for the region championship.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
Here is the fourth installment of a series that checks in with the eight Division III programs in the state to give a glimpse into the past and the future. Teams are scheduled to appear according to the chronological order in which their seasons ended. Friday's visit was with McDaniel. Monday's visit is with Frostburg State. REVIEW The good: After setting a program record with 11 wins in 2013, the Bobcats improved on that mark with 13 victories this past spring. Included in that 13-5 record was a 4-3 mark in the Capital Athletic Conference and their first win in the league tournament - a 17-9 throttling of 2013 tournament champion St. Mary's on April 23. It was a welcomed departure from last year's 11-6 loss to Mary Washington in the same round of the CAC tournament.
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF | October 1, 2000
With the pieces in place and a winning mentality established, the Blast head into training camp tomorrow morning wanting more. Last year's team went 26-18, captured the East Division of the National Professional Soccer League, and won an opening-round playoff series before being swept in the best-of-three conference series by the Cleveland Crunch. "At the end of last year, we felt good about ourselves, but I can remember one of those last days when I was leaving [the Arena]. I kind of kicked the boards, because we wanted to win the championship," said Blast coach and general manager Kevin Healey, who enters his third season.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
The two sides have met just twice, with Tufts capturing the 2010 national championship with a 9-6 win and Salisbury returning the favor the following year in a 19-7 rout. This is the Jumbos' third appearance in the NCAA tournament final, while the Sea Gulls have advanced to their 14th title game. Tufts (20-2) is riding a 13-game winning streak since losing, 15-8, to Williams on April 1. The team has matched the program's previous season high in wins, set by the 2010 squad that went 20-1.
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December 21, 2001
Cole Field House highlight 10: Games remaining Dec. 28, 1974: UCLA, on its way to a 10th national title in coach John Wooden's final season, edges the Terps, 81-75. Cole finale: March 3 vs. Virginia He said it "We got to the Final Four by play ing good team defense. That's how we're going to win a championship." Juan Dixon, Terps guard
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By James H. Jackson | November 9, 1990
Team defense and goaltending are the principal ingredients in the Washington Capitals' recent success, according to coach Terry Murray.The Capitals put a five-game winning streak, their longest since they won eight in a row in March 1989 on the way to a Patrick Division championship, on the line against the Buffalo Sabres at the Capital Centre tomorrow night. Washington has allowed only seven goals in the past five games.The Capitals, who have played seven of their past eight games on the road, have won eight of the past 10 to climb from fifth to second in the division.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
In the key minutes of Tuesday's Class 4A-3A boys lacrosse state championship, South River looked like a team that was making its fourth straight title game appearance while Howard was new to playing in the season finale. The No. 11 Seahawks started fast with the game's first three goals. On man-up situations, they efficiently converted two of three chances and when down a man, they stifled the No. 8 Lions on their three tries and came up with a goal of their own. South River did what it needed to put the game away and claim the program's third state championship with a 9-6 win over the previously undefeated Lions.
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By Glenn Graham and Glenn Graham,Sun Reporter | January 12, 2008
The Mount Hebron girls basketball team is 13-0 this season, and there's no question what the starting point is to the team's success - stifling team defense. The No. 10 Vikings were at their harassing best on their home court last night against No. 5 and defending Class 2A state champ Atholton, limiting the Raiders to 10 points in the first half on their way to a surprisingly comfortable 48-28 win in Howard County play. Senior forward Deanna Dydynski and junior guard Brittany Bowen led the offense with 14 points each, but the defensive numbers stood out the most.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2013
Boasting the second-most prolific offense in Division I men's soccer, UMBC's ability to score goals will always grab opponents' attention. But the team's ability to prevent goals should also be noted. In six of the Retrievers' seven games this season, the defense has allowed just one goal in each contest. Navy is the only opponent that has scored more than one goal in a game that UMBC (7-0-0) won, 3-2, in double overtime a week ago. Coach Pete Caringi Jr. said the team is fortunate to be able to lean on a veteran-laden starting five of senior goalkeeper Phil Saunders, junior backs Oumar Ballo, Jordan Becker, Marquez Fernandez and Spencer Williams.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2014
Top-ranked Maryland went to its bag of tricks to pull out a narrow win over visiting Villanova on Friday night. The Terps employed a zone defense a few times during their 12-10 decision over the Wildcats at Byrd Stadium in College Park, and the tactic was especially welcoming in the final minutes of regulation. Sophomore midfielder Jack Curran's goal off a pass from sophomore attackman Tim Mulrenan with 5:02 left in the fourth quarter capped a 4-0 Villanova run in an 8:21 span, and the team needed just two goals to extend the game into overtime.
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By Aaron Dodson, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
All season long, it's been automatic. Syracuse attackers Kayla Treanor and Alyssa Murray could bet defenses would use double teams in an attempt to shut them down. But to their surprise in Friday's NCAA women's lacrosse semifinal, No. 6 Virginia played each player straight up and paid the price because of it. Treanor and Murray combined for 10 goals and six assists - outscoring Virginia - to give the No. 2 Orange a 16-8 victory and a chance to claim the program's first national title Sunday against No. 1 Maryland.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
In the key minutes of Tuesday's Class 4A-3A boys lacrosse state championship, South River looked like a team that was making its fourth straight title game appearance while Howard was new to playing in the season finale. The No. 11 Seahawks started fast with the game's first three goals. On man-up situations, they efficiently converted two of three chances and when down a man, they stifled the No. 8 Lions on their three tries and came up with a goal of their own. South River did what it needed to put the game away and claim the program's third state championship with a 9-6 win over the previously undefeated Lions.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2014
When the Ravens came within striking distance of picking a viable offensive tackle during the NFL draft, the options disappeared. Demand for quality offensive tackles quickly outweighed the supply Thursday as four were taken ahead of the Ravens' selection in the first round, including Notre Dame's Zack Martin by the Dallas Cowboys one pick before the Ravens drafted inside linebacker C.J. Mosley. The Cowboys won a coin flip over the Ravens at the NFL scouting combine in February for the 16th overall pick.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
Towson and Penn have met just twice, with each team winning once. Since opening the season with six consecutive wins at home, Towson has dropped two straight. Penn is 3-2 on the road this season. No. 9 Penn (7-3) has won four straight games and is assured of a berth in the Ivy League tournament. The offense is in the middle of the Division I pack after averaging 9.8 goals so far this year. Senior midfielder Zack Losco leads the team in points with 24 and is the only Quakers player to have at least one point in every game this year.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
U.S. Army Capt. Benjamin Harrow, who lost both legs in a mine explosion in Afghanistan and spoke to the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team on Thursday night as part of the program's partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project, delivered what coach Dave Pietramala described as the perfect message for a team in a three-game losing streak before Friday's night's 13-8 victory over No. 19 Albany at Homewood Field. “One of our keys each week is we focus on what we can control,” Pietramala said.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2014
Top-ranked Maryland went to its bag of tricks to pull out a narrow win over visiting Villanova on Friday night. The Terps employed a zone defense a few times during their 12-10 decision over the Wildcats at Byrd Stadium in College Park, and the tactic was especially welcoming in the final minutes of regulation. Sophomore midfielder Jack Curran's goal off a pass from sophomore attackman Tim Mulrenan with 5:02 left in the fourth quarter capped a 4-0 Villanova run in an 8:21 span, and the team needed just two goals to extend the game into overtime.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer | January 13, 1995
At midseason, it is clear that the Spirit is becoming an extension of coach Dave MacWilliams.The Spirit is more aggressive than it was at the start, more tenacious, more willing to play team defense. When he was a player, MacWilliams was the embodiment of those soccer qualities.As his team plunges into the second half of its National Professional Soccer League season with tonight's road game against the Buffalo Blizzard, MacWilliams says he has seen marked improvement during the past three months.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,SUN STAFF | April 5, 1997
Any schoolchild can grasp the Spirit's formula for success: Restrict the opponent to 10 or fewer points and you usually win.The Spirit has gone 11-4 this season when it has abided by the formula and 9-16 when it hasn't.Obviously, then, the Spirit's intention when it entertains the Philadelphia Kixx tonight in the opener of a best-of-three series in the first round of the National Professional Soccer League playoffs will be to hold the visitors to 10 or fewer points."That's always our goal," said Joe Mallia, who will become the first goalie other than the injured Cris Vaccaro to start a playoff game for the Spirit.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2014
Maryland's defense, considered in the preseason to be the team's strength after the graduation of four starters on offense, is living up to the billing. The No. 3 Terps held Duke to season lows in goals and assists and a season-worst scoring drought of 26 minutes, 26 seconds in Saturday's 10-6 victory over the No. 1 Blue Devils at Byrd Stadium in College Park. Maryland's goals-allowed-per-game rose from 4.7 to 5.3, but that was bound to happen unless the Terps (4-0 overall and 2-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference)
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
The Century boys basketball team (15-3) has won 11 straight games, and coach George Wunder says it's no coincidence that the streak began when point guard Brad Schuler was inserted into the starting lineup. The junior has made an impressive transition to varsity from junior varsity, bringing strong defense, court savvy and fierce competitiveness that has been infectious. He's averaging three points, two assists, two rebounds and a steal per game. During the spring, Schuler is plays defense on the Knights' lacrosse team.
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