Baltimore Hockey Classic
Almost half of tickets still left for Caps-Bruins
Nearly half of the tickets available remain for Tuesday's 7 p.m. National Hockey League preseason game, dubbed the second Baltimore Hockey Classic, between the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins at 1st Mariner Arena. The first such game, in 2011 between the Capitals and Nashville Predators, drew an announced 11,082, a near-sellout crowd. Washington was to have played an exhibition here last year, but it was canceled because of the NHL lockout.
Caps win: Mike Green scored the decisive tally in a shootout, propelling the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night in Washington's preseason opener in the NHL's Kraft Hockeyville event in Belleville, Ontario. Troy Brouwer, Jack Hillen and forward prospect Stan Galiev each recorded a goal in regulation.
No. 2 Maryland pounds Columbia in field hockey, 9-2
The No. 2 Maryland field hockey team cruised to a 9-2 victory over Columbia on Saturday in the first game of the Terrapin Invitational in College Park. The Terps (5-0) led by as much as 9-0 and held the Lions (2-1) scoreless through 58 minutes. Brooke Adler and Delaney Leathers scored their first career goals in the win. The Terps' offense got firing in a hurry, with sophomore Alyssa Parker and junior Maxine Fluharty each scoring unassisted in the fourth minute. Fluharty notched her second score of the game less than four minutes later when she got a stick on Sarah Sprink's shot off a penalty corner to make it a 3-0 lead. Next, the Terps will take on Miami (Ohio) at 2 p.m. today, with Columbia playing American at noon. Admission and parking are free.
Women's volleyball: Sophomore Haley Pa'akaula had 11 kills, including the match-winner, to lead Towson to a 3-0 win over Northern Arizona (6-2) at the Lobo Invitational. The Tigers (4-7) ended a four-match losing streak with the victory. ... Sophomore Kandace Thomas recorded a career-high 14 kills and Coppin State rallied from a 2-1 deficit to defeat St. Francis (Pa.), 14-25, 25-12, 19-25, 25-17, 15-7, at the Maddie Bingaman Tournament at UMBC. Thomas finished with 14 kills, a .444 hitting percentage and five blocks to help lead the Eagles to their second consecutive victory as they remained undefeated in tournament play. Sophomore Cindy Okpegbue led Coppin State with 15 kills, while Kendra Ireigbe had eight kills and three blocks. Ariel Richard added five kills, six digs and a block.
Women's soccer: Senior Jackie Corley scored her second goal of the season to help host Mount St. Mary's (1-5-1) to a 1-1 tie in double overtime against Iona (1-4-2) on Friday night.
Varsity: Jake Ellis completed 10 of 23 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown, but the host St. Mary's football team (1-2) lost, 34-6, to the Bullis School (1-1) on Friday. ... Amanda Ignacio and McKenzie Griffith each scored twice to lead the No. 13 Mount de Sales field hockey team (5-0) to a 9-0 win over visiting Annapolis Area Christian School (0-3) on Friday.
Major League Soccer: Kyle Porter's goal with six minutes left rescued a point for host D.C. United (3-19-6) in a feisty 2-2 draw with the Los Angeles Galaxy (13-10-5) on Saturday. Los Angeles jumped out to the early lead just seven minutes into the match when Robbie Keane latched onto a pass from Landon Donovan and deposited his 13th goal of the season past United goalkeeper Bill Hamid. But the hosts found an equalizer six minutes before the interval when Chris Pontius capitalized on a poor pass by Omar Gonzalez (Maryland) and bagged his second goal of the season. The two-time defending champion Galaxy took the lead in the 81st minute on Michael Stephens' first goal of the year.
—From Sun staff and news services