UMBC, Albany draw in men's soccer, 0-0

NLL, players union near agreement; longer season among changes


UMBC, Albany draw in men's soccer, 0-0

The No. 8 UMBC men's soccer team shook off a tough opening half and outplayed visiting Albany over the final 65 minutes, but had to settle for a 0-0 double-overtime draw before an announced homecoming crowd of 1,758 at UMBC Stadium on Saturday. The Retrievers are 10-1-1 overall and 1-0-1 in America East play, while Albany is 2-7-3, 0-1-1. The game was played on the turf at UMBC Stadium because of the heavy rain in the area over the past 72 hours, which drenched the Bermuda grass surface of Retriever Soccer Park. UMBC senior goalkeeper Phil Saunders (Perry Hall) made four saves to post his second shutout of the season and the 19th of his career. With 17 minutes remaining, Retrievers senior midfielder Kadeem Dacres fired a shot from 23 yards that was deflected over the cage, and a header from close range by senior forward Pete Caringi III (Calvert Hall) with less than six minutes to play went just over the crossbar. UMBC outshot Albany 13-10 and had 11 corners to one for the visitors.

More men's soccer: Host Navy (6-3-2, 3-0-0 Patriot League) earned its fifth straight shutout, 3-0 over Colgate (2-9-1, 1-2-1). ... Host Loyola Maryland (5-5-1, 0-3-1 Patriot League) lost, 1-0, to league-leading Army (9-1-1, 4-0-0) on a penalty kick in the 36th minute.

Women's soccer: Adding to her offensive success from Tuesday, junior forward Morgan Dankanich scored two goals as Navy defeated host Bucknell (5-8-0, 2-3-0 Patriot League) on Friday, 2-0. Navy (12-2-0, 5-0-0) put the offensive pressure on early in the contest. In the 18th minute, defensive back Julie Schumacher sent a well-placed volley into the middle of the box. Schumacher's pass connected with Dankanich for a header to the far post and an early 1-0 lead. Minutes later, the Mids were awarded a free kick from 30 yards. Dankanich lifted a high curling shot that wrapped inside the near post for her second goal of the game in the 20th minute.

Swimming and diving: UMBC received eight event wins from freshmen and senior Mohamed Hussein won three as the Retrievers swept host Rider on Saturday afternoon. The UMBC men downed the Broncs, 158-133, while the women's squad earned a 162-132 victory. After the Retrievers opened the meet by sweeping the 200 medley relays, freshman Cassie Jordan (Mount de Sales) got her college dual-meet career started with a win in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:44.03). Classmate Grace Dai also earned top honors in a distance event, winning the 500 free.

Women's volleyball: UMBC won the first two sets on the road Friday night at Albany (2-14, 2-2 America East) but was forced to play five sets to earn its first-ever win on the road against the Great Danes, 3-2. The Retrievers (12-7, 3-1) were previously 0-14 all-time against the Great Danes in New York. Sophomore middle Krystal Mlemchukwu (Western Tech) led the UMBC attack with a team-best 19 kills, while senior setter Mallory McIntyre returned to the lineup and dished out a season-best 56 assists. ... UMES (2-14, 1-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) lost to Morgan State (7-11, 2-3), on Friday night, 3-1. ... Despite a season-high 15 team blocks, visiting Towson (6-16, 0-4) fell, 3-1, to James Madison (7-10, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association) on Friday night. Freshman Lindsay Flaherty led the Tigers with a season-high eight blocks.

Men's basketball: Mount St. Mary's will hold its annual Blue-White Scrimmage on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Knott Arena. The event is free and open to the public.

Field hockey: Today, each penalty corner Salisbury is awarded during the team's fourth annual "Corners for Cancer" game against visiting Frostburg State will help raise money to fight cancer. Fans are able to pledge a dollar amount of their choosing for each penalty corner.

Women's bowling: UMES has released its 2013-14 schedule. New coach Kayla Bandy opens her tenure on Nov. 1-3 with the Fairleigh Dickinson New Jersey Jamboree.

Cross country: The Bowie State women finished first in their Pre-Homecoming Challenge on Wednesday afternoon at Jericho Park. The Lady Bulldogs finished with 19 points. Washington Adventist University was second with a team score of 36 points. Bowie State senior Brittany Williams (Western) led the runners, finishing first in the 5K course in 20:43. The men placed second behind Washington Adventist and were led by Cullen Mosely, who finished the 8K course in third in 28:57. ... Johns Hopkins remained No. 1 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division III poll.


NLL, players union near agreement; season extended

The National Lacrosse League and its players union, the Professional Lacrosse Players' Association, are close to reaching a new collective bargaining agreement heading into the 2014 season. A new deal is expected to be announced within a week or two. The agreement essentially is in place, and the paperwork is being drafted for finalization and formal voting. The issue of a CBA is important for the 2014 NLL season given the recent announcements of an additional two regular-season games and a new playoff format in which teams in the division finals and the Champion's Cup play a two-game series, with an additional 10-minute mini-game, if required.

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More lacrosse: Baltimore-area alumni of the University of Delaware men's lacrosse team will hold a golf outing Oct.23 at Green Spring Valley Hunt Club. For more information, contact Rusty Ward at

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United ties Union, 1-1, moves closer to futility record

Jack McInerney broke a 14-match goalless drought in dramatic fashion, getting a 90th-minute goal to rescue a point for the Philadelphia Union in a 1-1 draw with D.C. United at a soggy RFK Stadium in Washington. United (3-22-7) had the upper hand early and grabbed the lead in the 31st minute when Nick DeLeon unleashed a wicked strike from 30 yards out that flew into the top left corner. The Union finally found a breakthrough in the final minute of regulation when McInerney came crashing into the box from across the field and powered a header past goalie Bill Hamid. The Union (12-10-10) passed the New England Revolution for the final Major League Soccer playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with 46 points and two matches remaining. United, which is winless in its past 10 games, will set the MLS record for fewest victories in a season if it doesn't win one of its final two games.

Boxing: The top U.S. Golden Gloves champions will face the best amateur fighters from Mexico, Puerto Rico and Ireland on Oct. 25 and 26 at the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center at 3090 Crain Highway. Twenty bouts will be contested Oct. 25, with the 10 winners vying for titles the next day. Tickets are priced from $20 to $50. For information, call 301-843-6165.

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