October 22, 2012
Navy women lock up share of Patriot soccer crown
The Navy women's soccer team clinched at least a share of the Patriot League regular-season championship with a 2-1 win at Holy Cross (6-10-1, 2-4 Patriot League) on Sunday. Navy will host Bucknell in the season finale Saturday; a win or tie by the Midshipmen, — or a Colgate loss or tie at American that day — would give Navy the No. 1 seed and make it the host for the league's postseason tournament Nov. 2-4. Junior forward Ashlynn Soellner finished with with a goal and an assist Sunday, and junior forward Paloma Perez also scored as Navy (17-1-1, 5-0-1) won its second straight game and remained unbeaten over its past 18 games (17-0-1) to extend the second-longest unbeaten streak in the nation. Navy's 17 wins are tied for the second-most in program history. Soellner moved into 13th place on Navy's career scoring list with 54 career points.
More women's college soccer: A goal in the 86th minute was the difference as host No. 7 Maryland (11-5-2, 6-3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) dropped its regular-season finale, 1-0, to No. 1 Florida State (15-1-0, 8-1-0). The Terps will now wait to find out their seed and opponent for the ACC tournament, which will begin with the quarterfinals Sunday at the campus sites of the top four seeds. ... Senior co-captain Cheyenne Skidmore scored a goal on Senior Day to lead host Towson (1-14-2, 1-7-1 Colonial Athletic Association) to a 1-1 double-overtime draw with Georgia State (4-10-2, 1-7-1). ... UMBC freshman midfielder Preslie Quaranta (Perry Hall) put the Retrievers out front early, but a hat trick from Albany senior forward Shayla Bergeron ignited the Great Danes (6-10-2, 3-4-1 America East) past the Retrievers, 4-1. UMBC concludes its season with a 1-11-5 overall mark and a 0-5-3 record in conference play.
Men's college soccer: Junior goalkeeper Thurman Van Riper posted his sixth shutout of the season to lead Loyola (10-5-1, 5-1-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) to a 3-0 win at Fairfield. Freshmen Dominic Marshall and Larry Ndjock, in addition to sophomore Joseph Cahalan (Gilman), scored to send the Greyhounds to their fifth straight victory.
Men's college lacrosse: UMBC freshman attackman Nate Lewnes (St. Mary's) suffered a broken elbow in a 10-10 tie with Navy in a scrimmage at Drexel on Saturday, Inside Lacrosse reported on its website. Unofficially, the Retrievers defeated Penn, 9-6, in other play that day, and the host Dragons beat Navy, 9-6. ... Attackman Nicky Galasso, Inside Lacrosse's No. 1 recruit in 2010, confirmed to the magazine that he made an oral commitment to Syracuse after being granted a release from North Carolina this month. As a freshman in 2011, Galasso was the Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year and a third-team United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American at attack. He led the Tar Heels in scoring with 56 points that season, including 24 goals and a North Carolina freshman-record 32 assists. His sophomore campaign was limited by a foot injury. He appeared in 13 games, finishing with six goals and three assists.
Redskins: Chris Cooley has agreed to rejoin the Washington Redskins, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday night, hours after the team lost fellow tight end Fred Davis to a season-ending torn left Achilles tendon suffered during a 27-23 loss to the New York Giants. The team had released Cooley in August after eight seasons.
—Mark Maske, The Washington Post
Women's college volleyball: Sophomore Ariel Richard led four players in double figures with 13 kills as Coppin State (9-10) broke the school record for wins in a season with a 25-19, 17-25, 25-19, 25-13 victory over visiting Bethune-Cookman (3-22). The Eagles surpassed the previous record of eight wins set by the 1990 and 2006 teams. Richard also had nine digs, five blocks and an assist. ... Towson (21-3, 8-0 CAA) remained unbeaten in Colonial Athletic Association play with a 3-0 victory over visiting Northeastern (17-5, 6-2 CAA). The Tigers stretched their winning streak to 14 straight matches. Katy Buck (Mount de Sales) led the Tigers with 15 kills, seven digs and a pair of block assists. Senior Aubrey Kirven (Loyola U.) posted her seventh double double of the year with 35 assists and 12 digs.
College field hockey: Junior Toni Popinko scored two goals and added an assist as Delaware (7-10, 3-3 Colonial Athletic Association) won its third straight game, 4-0 over host Towson (1-16, 0-5) on Senior Day.
Men's college water polo: Johns Hopkins outscored its opponents a combined 60-22 in three matches for its 14th Division III Eastern Championship at MIT. The top-seeded Blue Jays beat Penn State Behrend (24-3), Connecticut College (21-6) and MIT (15-13). Hopkins' record 14th title came in its 21st championship game appearance. The Blue Jays' Ted Bresnahan was named Coach of the Year.
—From Sun staff and news services
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