Salisbury's Kluge strikes late to beat Ohio Wesleyan
Salisbury senior midfielder Eric Kluge scored two goals in the final five minutes against visiting Ohio Wesleyan to bring the Sea Gulls from behind for a 4-3 win Sunday. Junior attackman Luke Phipps also scored twice for the Sea Gulls (5-2), who won their fourth straight and are ranked No. 9 in Division III. Phipps opened the game with a fast-break goal to give the Gulls a 1-0 lead with under four minutes to play in the first quarter. Spencer Schnell, who led the Battling Bishops with two goals, tied the game in the second quarter on a man-up goal. OWU (4-2) later broke the tie and took a 2-1 lead into the half. Salisbury outshot the Battling Bishops (4-2) by 13 in the first half and won three of four faceoffs but was unable to generate any scoring in the final 18:50 of the half. Ohio Wesleyan took a 2-1 lead into the break. The scoring drought continued for the entire third quarter, with neither team putting the ball in the cage. At the 13:01 mark in the fourth quarter, Phipps struck again with a rip from the right wing for a man-up goal to tie the game, 2-2, and end a stretch of 35:49 without a goal for the Gulls. Schnell gave the Battling Bishops the lead again with his second goal, but with 4:26 left, Kluge scored to tie the game. The North East native put home the game-winner with just 2:06 remaining in the contest by driving left, cutting inside and planting a shot into the right side of the cage.
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More Division III men: Frostburg State (4-1) scored the game's first five goals on its way to a 24-3 rout of visiting Cazenovia (1-1). FSU also posted a 13-0 scoring spurt that covered parts of the second and fourth quarters and the entire third stanza as the hosts led 20-2. Frostburg closed out the game with the final four goals. The victory marks the highest-scoring game for Frostburg State since it restarted varsity men's lacrosse before the 2011 season. The Bobcats dominated in all facets of the game, including shots (56-15), ground balls (60-32) and faceoffs (20-for-30). Freshman Spenser Love led the Bobcats with three goals and three assists.
Division III women: Salisbury (4-0) completed its weekend trip through Virginia with a 20-10 win over Roanoke (0-3). Four Sea Gulls netted three goals each. Senior Lauren Feusahrens (St.Mary's Ryken) and freshman Samantha Duranti led with three goals and an assist, and senior Maggie Roundy and junior Shelby Nemecek (Liberty) each added a hat trick. Those totals set new career bests for goals and points for Duranti, and the three goals by Roundy matches her career high as well.
Maryland scored two runs in the first inning and four pitchers made the lead hold up to defeat host No. 25 Virginia, 4-2, on Sunday in their series finale. The loss was the first of the season for the Cavaliers (14-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Terps (10-5, 1-2) used timely hitting and received solid work from the bullpen to secure the win. Matt Bosse, Blake Schmit and Charlie White each recorded two hits. LaMonte Wade hit his second triple of the season and finished with two RBIs. Wade drove in four runs during the series, the most of any Terps hitter. White continued to be aggressive on the bases, swiping another to increase his ACC-leading total to 18.
More baseball: Senior catcher Andrew Parker had two hits, drove in four runs and tied a school record with five runs batted in as host Towson (7-6, 1-2 Colonial Athletic Association) came from behind for a 19-14 win over Delaware (8-5, 2-1) in the final game of their three-game weekend series. The Blue Hens outhit the Tigers 16-13. Delaware pitchers walked 15 batters and hit four more. ... Mount St. Mary's (2-9) lost, 5-3, to UMBC (2-4) in the second game of a home-and-home series. Mark Quaranta went 3-for-4 at the plate for the Mountaineers.
Softball: Junior Mandy Gardner's walk-off hit capped a five-run bottom of the seventh and gave host Maryland (6-14) a 10-9 win over Binghamton (2-7) in the Maryland Miken Invitational. ... UMBC sophomore first baseman Kayla Margentino hit a walk-off single to score freshman Bridget O'Malley (Seton Keough) and lead the Retrievers (5-12) to a 3-2 victory against Howard (0-5) in the final game of the UMBC Dawg Pound Invitational. UMBC fell, 12-2, to Princeton earlier in the afternoon. O'Malley had three hits and scored two runs on the day for the Retrievers.
Men's basketball: Bowie State is an at-large selection for the NCAA Division II tournament and is seeded No. 8 in the Atlantic Region; it will visit top-seeded West Liberty (W.Va.) on Saturday. The game time was not announced.
—From Sun staff and news services