Digest: Cyr's hat trick helps No. 11 PSU women past No. 8 UVa.

Towson baseball loses late lead, chance to sweep Duke

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Cyr's hat trick helps No. 11 PSU women past No. 8 UVa.

 

Mackenzie Cyr (Winters Mill) had her third three-goal game of the season to lead No. 11 Penn State to a 15-14 victory at No. 8 Virginia. After trailing 8-5 at halftime, the Nittany Lions (3-1) scored six straight. The Cavaliers went on a 4-0 run, but Penn State responded with four goals to take a 15-12 lead. Virginia tallied twice to make it a one-goal game but committed a foul on the ensuing draw, allowing the Nittany Lions to run out the clock. Kelly Lechner (Good Counsel), Molly Fernandez (McDonogh), Haley Ford (North Harford) and Jenna Mosketti (Fallston) added two goals apiece for Penn State. Anne Thomas (Bryn Mawr) and Morgan Stevens (Good Counsel) both scored a goal for the Cavaliers, and Kim Kolarik (South River) had eight saves.

Division II women: Sophomore attacker Georgia Karr (Liberty) scored four goals and added five assists to lead Shepherd to a 13-11 win over host Tiffin (0-1). The Rams ended the game on a 4-0 run to rally for the victory. Sophomore attacker-midfielder Kelsey Eagan (Sparrows Point) added two goals and an assist, while freshman attacker Hunter Morris (Severn) added a goal. Sophomore midfielder-defender Allie Wesley (Annapolis Area Christian School) had an assist. Sophomore goalie Lily Schmulowitz (Catonsville) recorded three saves for the Rams (4-1).

Division III women: Lauren Couch (Old Mill) broke Hood's single-game save record with 20, but it wasn't enough as Brittany Fradkin (St. Paul's) scored four goals to lead host Washington & Jefferson to a 12-5 victory over the Blazers. Washington and Jefferson The Presidents led 6-1 at the half. Hood closed to 7-3 midway through the second half, but Fradkin scored twice in four minutes to help the Presidents pull away.

National Lacrosse League: John Grant Jr. tied for the game high with seven points, but the host Colorado Mammoth lost to the Rochester Knighthawks, 12-11, on Saturday night before an announced 16,118 at Pepsi Center in Denver. Grant, a forward who also plays for the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse, finished with five assists and two goals on a game-best 10 shots. The former Delaware All-American, who is second in the NLL with 25 goals, combined with fellow forward Gavin Prout (Loyola College), who had a goal and three assists. Former Syracuse attackman Cody Jamieson scored his fourth goal of the game with 7:11 to play to break a tie at 11. The game was tied at 6 at halftime. ... Forward Drew Westervelt scored 2:14 into overtime as the visiting Philadelphia Wings rallied past the Buffalo Bandits on Friday night before an announced 14,036 at First Niagara Center. Westervelt (UMBC, John Carroll) finished with a hat trick, as did teammate Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins), as the Wings (5-3) erased a three-goal deficit with more than three minutes left in regulation and moved into second place in the East Division. Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall) added two goals and two assists in the win, which gave Philadelphia the head-to-head tiebreaker (2-1) in the season series over Buffalo (5-4). The Bandits led 6-2 at the half.

Major League Lacrosse: The Chesapeake Bayhawks added midfielders Dean Hart (Maryland, Atholton) and Ben Waldron, as well as attackman Ryan Hurley, from the Player Pool.

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Towson baseball loses late lead, chance to sweep Duke

Although sophomore designated hitter Peter Bowles had three hits, Towson (6-3) failed in its bid for a sweep as host Duke (6-6) scored five runs in the final two innings to salvage the series finale, 8-6. The Tigers, who won the first two games of the series by scores of 9-3 and 6-5, took a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning.

More Division I baseball: UMBC sophomore first baseman Anthony Gatto hit the Retrievers' first home run of the season, but they fell to Indiana, 7-1, on the final day of the Caravelle Resort's Baseball at the Beach at TicketReturn.com Field in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Gatto finished the opening weekend with a .333 batting mark (3-for-9) to go along with three walks. Senior Tom Gilchirst paced UMBC (0-3) over the course of the weekend, hitting at a .375 (3-for-8) clip. Freshman Riley Stephenson (0-1) took the loss against the Hoosiers (6-2) in his first career start for the Retrievers (0-3). The rookie right-hander gave up four earned runs over four innings of work, striking out one batter but walking four. The Retrievers had eight hits, but Indiana turned three double plays to help Aaron Slegers (1-0) earn the win. The sophomore righty went six innings for Indiana, scattering six hits and striking out six Retrievers.

Division III baseball: SUNY New Paltz (2-4) scored seven runs in the top of the ninth inning for a 10-9 come-from-behind victory over host Salisbury. The Sea Gulls (6-2), ranked No. 6 in Division III, took a 9-3 lead into the top of the ninth. Freshman Andre Hoover gave up a single to Matt Dixon, a walk to Chris Baltera and an RBI double to Matthew Carr to help New Paltz cut the deficit to five before giving way to classmate Jon Schmedel, who surrendered a bases-loaded walk to Thomas Pinnola. Sophomore Kyle Hamby struck out Steven Morse swinging prior to allowing consecutive RBI singles to Matt Prescia and Andrew DiNardo to make it a 9-7 game. Brett Collacchi relieved Hamby and gave up an infield hit to Matt Kaldon, scoring Pinnola, before Dixon reached on a fielder's choice. Prescia scored on a fielder's choice, and DiNardo came home on an errant relay throw for the Hawks' go-ahead run.

Softball: Maryland (4-10) lost, 5-3, to Notre Dame (12-5) at the ESPN Citrus Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Freshman Lindsey Schmeiser gave the Terps the lead at 3-2 with a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth, but Notre Dame went ahead for good on a three-run homer by Cassidy Whidden in the top of the sixth. The Terps will host Seton Hall in their home opener Tuesday in a 5p.m. doubleheader. Admission is free.

Men's indoor track and field: Navy scored nine points and placed 27th at the IC4A Indoor Championship at Boston University. The meet concludes a season in which the program won the Patriot League championship. Four Midshipmen received IC4A All-East honors for top-eight performances: junior Weston Kennedy, who placed fifth in the mile run with a personal-best time of 4minutes, 6.61 seconds; sophomore Mark Vetere, who placed eighth in the pole vault, clearing 16feet, 23/4 inches (4.95m); junior Zack Duncavage, who was eighth in the weight throw; and senior Christopher Galvin, who placed sixth in the 5,000-meter run.

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