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Digest: Wrestler Kyle Snyder wins NCAA heavyweight title again

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Kyle Snyder is the first Olympic gold medalist to return to school and win an NCAA wrestling title.

Ohio State junior Kyle Snyder of Woodbine beat Wisconsin's Connor Medbery, 6-3, to win his second straight NCAA heavyweight championship on Saturday night in St. Louis.

Snyder, who attended Good Counsel, completed his second consecutive unbeaten college season.

Last summer, he became the youngest Olympic gold medalist in United States wrestling history at 20 years old. The year before, he became the youngest U.S. world wrestling champion. Now Snyder is the first Olympic gold medalist to return to school and win an NCAA wrestling championship.

Snyder and Medbery, the nation's top-ranked heavyweights for the entirety of the 2016-17 season, met Saturday night for the second time in two weeks — first in the Big Ten championships and this time with the NCAA biggest prize at stake.

Snyder scored the first two points of the match when he lifted Medbery, who outweighs Snyder by approximately 40 pounds, and finished on a takedown. Snyder was awarded an additional point on a penalty near the end of the period. In the second period, Snyder finished his second takedown of the match to extend his lead, and, after Medbery escaped, he was ahead 5-1.

"I'm just happy I could wrestle well and represent Ohio State well," Snyder said. "I'm excited about the future of improvement, just becoming a better wrestler, but that was a pretty awesome environment. Very grateful that I could compete in front of all those people."

Buckyes sophomore Myles Martin (McDonogh) finished fifth at 184 pounds.

Penn State won the overall championship with 146.5 points, followed by Ohio State (110) and Oklahoma State (103).

College lacrosse

Glynn's 18 saves help Loyola women beat Navy, 13-9

Kady Glynn made a career-high 18 saves and the visiting Loyola Maryland women (1-6, 1-0 Patriot League) won, 13-9, over Navy (5-3, 0-1). Glynn's 18 saves were the most under ninth-year coach Jen Adams and the most for the program since the 2009 team stopped 18 in a 13-11 win over Georgetown on April 15. ... Carolyn Jamison (Westminster) and Sara Moeller (St. Paul's) each scored a career-high six goals to help host UMBC (6-3) win, 20-6, over Duquesne (2-4). The Retrievers had two 4-0 runs in the first half.

National women: Posey Valis (McDonogh) scored a game-high six goals, and unranked Virginia (4-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned a 15-5 victory over No. 10 Notre Dame (8-4, 2-1). The host Cavaliers scored the first three goals and led 10-2 at halftime. Rachel Vander Kolk (Severna Park) made seven saves for Virginia. ... Host Boston College (8-3, 1-2 ACC) took a six-goal lead in the first half and hung on for a 14-11 upset of No. 15 Louisville (8-3, 1-2). Kayla O'Connor had five goals for the Eagles, and Hannah Koloski had four for the Cardinals. ... Mary Rahal completed her hat trick with the game-winner with 2:20 left in overtime to lift No. 6 Syracuse (8-2) to a 17-16 victory over Harvard (4-3) at Winter Park, Fla. The game was tied five times. Nicole Levy, Natalie Wallon and Alie Jimerson also cored three goals for the Orange. ... Mollie Stevens and Lindsey Ronbeck each scored five goals to lead No. 3 Florida (7-1, 1-0 Big East) to a 20-10 victory over host Connecticut (3-5, 0-1). ... Madison Carter (South River) and Katie O'Donnell each scored four goals to lead No. 8 Penn State (8-1, 1-0 Big Ten) to an 18-7 victory over visiting Rutgers (5-4, 0-1). ... Kristine Localzo scored four goals and No. 12 Virginia Tech (10-2) won, 17-12, against visiting William & Mary (2-7). The last time the Hokies had 10 wins was 2011. ... Caroline Cummings scored five goals and Emily Rogers-Healion had four goals to lead No. 13 Penn (6-1) to a 16-6 win over No. 19 Duke (5-4). The host Quakers went on a 10-2 run in the second half.

Men: Kieran Mullins and Casey Rose each had a hat trick to help No. 5 Rutgers (8-0) win, 10-6, over host New Jersey Institute of Technology (0-8) on Friday night. ... Kyle D'Onofrio (Fallston) scored four goals to lead host Stevenson (3-1) to a 12-9 win over Lynchburg (3-3) at the Mustang Classic on Friday night. The Mustangs lost, 11-8, to York on Saturday night.

Et cetera

UMBC men advance to CIT quarterfinals with 87-79 win

Will Darley (Dulaney) scored 30 points and led host UMBC (20-12) to an 87-79 victory over Saint Francis (Pa.) in the second round of the College Insider Tournament on Saturday. The Retrievers advance to the quarterfinals, which will be Friday through next Sunday. The Red Flash fell to 17-16. The Retrievers have had 20 wins only three times in 30 NCAA Division I seasons.

Women's college basketball: Navy (24-9) used a 13-3 run in overtime to win 61-51 over host George Washington (20-10) in the first round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament on Friday night. The Mids' Ashanti Kennedy hit a jumper to tie the score at 48 with 1:19 left in regulation. Sarita Condie and Taylor Dunham led the Mids with 17 and 15 points, respectively. The victory was Navy's first in the postseason in five appearances.

Laurel Park: Cobra Farm Inc.'s Twisted Tom, facing stakes company for the first time in his Maryland debut, came with a steady drive down the middle of the track to catch favorite O Dionysus at the wire in the $100,000 Private Terms. Making his first start outside New York under jockey Feargal Lynch, Twisted Tom ($10.20) hit the wire in 1 minute, 45.68 seconds over a fast main track to win by a nose, his second straight victory since being moved to the barn of trainer Chad Brown. ... Co-owned by trainer Larry Jones, his wife, Cindy, and Rick Porter's Fox Hill Farms, Jenda's Agenda extended her career unbeaten streak to three races with a two-length victory in the $75,000 Caesar's Wish. ... Lady Shelia Stable's Matt King Coal survived a stretch duel with Afleet Willy and an inquiry and objection to win the $75,000 Harrison Johnson. ... Laki, owned by Hillside Equestrian Meadows and trained by Damon Dilodovico, took the lead from pacesetter Nicaradalic Rocks at the head of the stretch before driving off to victory in the $75,000 the Not For Love Stakes.

Major League Soccer: Federico Higuaín scored in the 38th minute and Ola Kamara in the 66th minute, both on penalty kicks, as the Columbus Crew (1-1-1) kept D.C. United (0-2-1) scoreless on the season with a 2-0 victory. Zack Steffen (Maryland) made three saves for Columbus.

Men's golf: Brad Miller of Timonium finished second Friday in the 12th annual Ocala Open, which ended Friday. Miller shot 11-under 69-65-68—202 in the Florida Professional Golf Tour event at 7,274-yard Candler Hills Golf Club. Wade Binfield of Fayetteville, Ga., won with a 14-under 70-65-64—199.

Baseball: The Orioles will host Tag Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camden Yards. Tag Day allows fans interested in a full or partial season plan an opportunity to visit seat locations before they make a purchase. For more information, call 888-848-BIRD or go to

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