Junior Mikias Eticha's second-half goal proved to be the difference as the top-seeded Maryland men's soccer team defeated visiting Boston College, 2-0, in the ACC tournament quarterfinals Tuesday night. In the 52nd minute, he took a shot from 25 yards that found the upper-left corner for his first goal of the season. Sophomore Tsubasa Endoh added an insurance goal late in the second half against the Eagles (7-9-2), his third score of the season. The Terps (11-3-5) finished with 20 shots against goalkeeper Alex Kapp. Maryland will stay close to home for its ACC semifinal matchup with Clemson; the teams are set to play at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds on Friday at 5:30p.m. The game can be seen on ESPN3.com.
More men's soccer: Navy senior Joseph Greenspan was named Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week and also earned a spot on the national teams of the week by both Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News. Also, Midshipmen senior Gavin Snyder was chosen as the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week. Navy (13-3-2) moved up to No. 21 in the Top Drawer Soccer national poll, and the Mids appear for the first time in the College Soccer News Top 30 poll at No.30. ... Loyola Maryland coach Mark Mettrick will not have his contract renewed after 14 seasons with the Greyhounds.
Midfielder Peet Poillon (UMBC, Howard Community College) is rejoining the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse after a trade with the Charlotte Hounds. In exchange for Poillon, Charlotte will receive Chesapeake's second-round pick (ninth overall) in the 2014 collegiate draft. "Charlotte was a fantastic experience, a first-class organization and group of guys," Poillon said. "However, this trade is special for me. Returning to the team that gave me my first shot in this league, and again playing with a group of teammates and coaches I once won a championship with, is an opportunity I am thrilled about." The trade occurred before the deadline for teams to announce their 23-man protected lists. The Pennsylvania native has 98 goals and 37 assists for 146 points in his six-year career.
More lacrosse: US Lacrosse announced the teams scheduled to participate in the Champion Challenge, an event Jan. 24-26 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The event will feature the world champion U.S. men's and women's national teams, and will be televised on ESPNU and ESPN3. The defending world champion U.S. men's national team will play a Blue-White scrimmage, pitting 51 of the nation's premier players against one another in a matchup for 23 spots on the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship roster. The final roster is expected to be announced in February. After defending its FIL World Cup title this summer in Oshawa, Ontario, the U.S. women's national team will play defending NCAA champion North Carolina, as well as NCAA runner-up Maryland over the weekend. ... The Shootout for Soldiers, a 24-hour lacrosse game benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project, announced plans to host the event in Baltimore and Long Island, N.Y., this year. The event, which began in Baltimore in 2012, has raised more than $250,000 for wounded U.S. military personnel and is a community-oriented and volunteer-led event. McDonogh will again host the event June19-20. The Field of Dreams site in Massapequa will host the event in Long Island on July 24-25. All proceeds benefit veterans charities.
The Blast signed midfielder Drew Yates from Severna Park. Yates is the final player signed by the Major Indoor Soccer League team, completing its roster at 20. Yates attended Archbishop Curley and DeMatha. In 2006, he was named Washington Post Player of the Year and Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year.
Horse racing: Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will have 146 days of racing in 2014, including the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, on May 17. The Maryland Racing Commission approved the agreement between the Maryland Jockey Club, the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and the Maryland Horse Breeders Association. The winter meeting will begin Jan. 1 at Laurel Park, and the spring meeting will begin April 3 at Pimlico. This year's racing season ends Dec. 31.
Men's college basketball: Kyree Jones scored a game-high 23 points and host UMES never trailed, beating Salisbury, 95-55. The Hawks (1-1) opened with a 16-2 run and shot 60 percent from the field. The Sea Gulls fell to 0-1. It was the biggest margin of victory in 17 years for UMES. ... Maryland guard Dez Wells was named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50. He was chosen through a preseason poll of national college basketball experts. The award is given to the nation's best player who has proved to his university that he is making progress toward graduation and maintaining a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA. ... Eastern Maine Community College's De'Anthony McCormick (Forest Park) was selected as Yankee Small College Conference Player of the Week. He averaged 21 points a game and 8.3 rebounds to lead the Golden Eagles to a 3-1 mark.
Women's college basketball: Lillian McCabe went 1-for-2 from the line with seven seconds left to break the final tie as Davidson beat host Mount St. Mary's, 83-82. The Mount (0-2) fell behind early but battled back to tie the game at 42 on a Jacqueline Brown 3-pointer by Jacqueline Brown with 11 seconds left in the first half. The Mount led by as many as six points in the second half before the Wildcats (2-0) rallied. ... Jessica Long scored a game-high 28 points, but visiting UMES fell to American, 76-69. The Eagles (1-0) built a nine-point halftime lead and weathered a rally by the Hawks (0-2). Alexis Dobbs
Women's college volleyball: Sophomore Mandy Goodspeed (Atholton) was named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference team.
Women's college swimming: St. Mary's junior Brooke Raab (Hereford) was named CAC Women's Swimming Athlete of the Week.
—From Sun staff and news services
Athletics: In an attempt to add students, stay affordable and prepare graduates for jobs in high-demand fields, the University of the District of Columbia's interim president, James E. Lyons Sr. proposed disbanding all of the school's athletics teams, which play in the NCAA's Division II. In 1982, the men's basketball team captured the Division II national championship after a 25-win season. The Firebirds men's basketball team lost their home opener to Franklin Pierce on Sunday.
—Nick Anderson, The Washington Post