Men's College lacrosse
Navy falls to Army, 11-8, in Patriot League title game
Patriot League Tournament Most Valuable Player Tom Palesky turned away 12 Navy shots to lead host Army (10-5) to an 11-8 win over Navy (7-8) in the Patriot League championship. With the win, the Black Knights earned the right to represent the Patriot League in the NCAA championship, set to begin in two weeks. "I want to congratulate Army," Navy coach Richie Meade said. "They played consistently well throughout the game. I think it was a game that was decided by mistakes and in the end, Army made fewer. They also capitalized on their extra-man opportunities, while we really struggled to score on our inside shots." Navy's Brian Striffler, Andy Warner and Logan West were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Other Games: Denver built a 3-0 first-quarter lead and never trailed as the Pioneers earned their first-ever Eastern College Athletic Conference championship with a 12-4 victory over Loyola at Invesco Field. The 16th-ranked Pioneers (11-4 overall, 6-0 ECAC) will receive the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The loss ended a six-game winning streak for Loyola (9-3, 6-1), which was outscored 7-2 in the second half. "They played better team defense than us," coach Charley Toomey said. "They played better than us in all aspects of the game." … Benjamin Yancheski (Dulaney) scored six goals to lead CCBC-Essex (15-1, 5-0 MD JUCO) past Anne Arundel Community College, 15-7, in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XX tournament championship at Harford Community College. The Knights advance to the NJCAA Final Four this weekend at Herkimer (N.Y.) County Community College.
Women's college lacrosse
Mids earn 1st league crown with 11-9 win over Mountain Hawks
Senior Erin Rawlick (C. Milton Wright) scored three times and three other players netted two goals apiece as second-seeded Navy won its first-ever Patriot League championship with an 11-9 victory over host Lehigh, the top seed. Rawlick was named tournament MVP after she totaled eight goals and three assists over the weekend. The Midshipmen will host Northeast Conference champion Sacred Heart on Saturday in an NCAA play-in game. The winner advances to the NCAA tournament.
Other Games: CCBC-Catonsville defeated visiting Anne Arundel Community College 18-11 in the NJCAA District B/Region XX tournament championship. The Cardinals (16-2, 7-1 MD JUCO), ranked No. 3 in the NJCAA, advance to the NJCAA Final Four this weekend at Herkimer County Community College. Kara Cashen (Franklin) was named Offensive MVP of the tournament, and Asia Woodside (Seton Keough) earned Defensive MVP honors. … Colleen McCaffrey scored four goals to lead host Johns Hopkins (10-6, 3-2 American Lacrosse Conference) to a 9-8 win over No. 17 Ohio State (9-7, 1-4) that earned the Blue Jays the third seed in this weekend's conference tournament. … Host Longwood (10-8, 6-0 National Lacrosse Conference) defeated Davidson (9-9), 17-9, to claim the NLC tournament championship. Kesley Dean (Queen Anne's) earned tournament MVP honors.
Flynn captures J/80 class
to win NOOD regatta
Terry Flynn of League City, Texas, was named the overall winner of the Sperry Top-Sider National Offshore One Design regatta in Annapolis after finishing in first place in the J/80 boat class — at 36 boats, the largest fleet in the regatta. Flynn and his boat B-Team finished the regatta with 32 points to top last year's winner, Brian Keane, who finished in second place with 49 points. Flynn is invited to participate in the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD championship regatta in the British Virgin Islands in November to compete aboard Sunsail 39s against the overall winners from each of the eight other stops in the NOOD regatta series.
College baseball: No. 2 Johns Hopkins scored eight runs in the first four innings to clinch a spot in the NCAA tournament with a 13-6 win over Haverford in the Centennial Conference tournament championship. It is the fourth straight Centennial title for the Blue Jays (37-3), who extended their winning streak to 30 games. Hopkins tied its own single-season conference home run record of 74. John Swarr hit the record-tying home run in the fifth inning.
AIFA: E.J. Nemeth ran for three scores and tossed three touchdown passes as the Baltimore Mariners defeated the visiting Harrisburg Stampede, 50-17 to move to 8-0 on the season. Nemeth was 13-for-22 for 245 yards and two touchdown passes to Scorpio Brown. Defensive back Desmond Maul sparked the Baltimore defense with three interceptions.
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