Navy reaches second round in NCAA men's soccer

3-0 win against BCU sends Mids to face No. 14 Wake Forest on Sunday

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Mids reach 2nd round in NCAA men's soccer

The Navy men's soccer team (16-3-2) scored three goals in an eight-minute span en route to a 3-0 win at Virginia Commonwealth (11-8-2) in the first round of the NCAA tournament Thursday night. The Midshipmen will play at No. 14 Wake Forest on Sunday at 5 p.m. The Demon Deacons (9-5-5) were one of 16 teams to receive a bye. Navy got goals from Martin Sanchez in the 68th minute and Geoff Fries in the 71st and 76th minutes. Gavin Snyder (Severna Park) made four saves in the game for his fourth straight shutout. Snyder became the Navy single-season record-holder for most shutouts in a season with 10. He is 15-0-0 with an 0.26 goals-against average and a .934 save percentage.

Maryland football: The Terps will be without linebacker Cole Farrand (shoulder) Saturday against Boston College. Farrand, who leads the Terps with 8.3 tackles per game, played last weekend against Virginia Tech, injured his shoulder and then returned. Maryland's front seven is otherwise relatively healthy; linebacker Alex Twine (shoulder) is listed as probable. The injury list also ruled out long snapper Greg Parcher (abdomen) and backup receiver — and former quarterback — Ricardo Young (head).

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More college football: Albright defensive end Don Gould (Cardinal Gibbons) earned an All-Middle Atlantic Conference honorable mentionHe led the Lions with 9.5 sacks and five quarterback hurries while totaling 33 tackles, (10.5 for loss).

Men's college basketball: Towson forward Jerrelle Benimon was named to the 50-person preseason watch list for the Naismith Trophy by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

UMBC: Seven former student-athletes and one current staff member will make up the 2014 Hall of Fame class. The inductees will be: Justin Bronson, '09 (men's swimming and diving); Cindy Kubiet (director of sports medicine, 1978-present); Kelly Fiorani, '06 (women's lacrosse); Jay Greene, '09 (men's basketball); Ray Ignacio, '87 (men's lacrosse); Alessandra Pedergnana, '06 (women's tennis); Kristie Pickeral, '06 (softball) and Brian Rowland, '03 (men's soccer). The inductions will be Jan. 25 at M&T Bank Stadium.

Orioles: The club signed two players to minor league contracts: 26-year-old infielder Sharlon Schoop — older brother of the club's top infield prospect, 22-year-old Jonathan Schoop — and Ronald Bermudez, a 25-year-old outfielder from Venezuela who played at two levels in the Boston Red Sox organization in 2013. The elder Schoop last played in 2012 with the Kansas City Royals' Double-A affiliate in Arkansas, hitting .267 with a .341 on-base percentage in 50 games. He is primarily a shortstop but has played all four infield positions and some corner outfield. Bermudez batted .261 with a .299 on-base percentage in 67 games between Double-A and Triple-A last year.

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Lacrosse: Former Navy and Towson assistant Stan Ross will coach the new Florida Launch when the Hamilton Nationals move to South Florida in the 2014 season. A Florida resident, Ross spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach with the Denver Outlaws, helping the team earn the league's first perfect regular season in 2013. Ross coordinated the Midshipmen's offense and defense from 2007 to 2011 and was an assistant at Towson from 1998 to 2004 under Outlaws general manager Tony Seaman. … Loyola High goalie Acie Newton has committed to Brown, Inside Lacrosse reported. As a sophomore, Newton helped the Dons win the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship, allowing just 8.2 goals per game and saving 55 percent of shots. A member of Looney's club team, he was an All-Star at Gait Cup and attended the Under Armour Uncommitted Game and the Maryland Freestate Game. He also considered Yale, High Point and Lehigh.

Laurel Park: Victor Carrasco, 21, rode three winners for the second consecutive day. He scored aboard Sheriff Silverstar ($2.80-race 2), Time of the Sword ($6.80-race 3) and Lunar Rock ($13.40-race 4).

LPGA: The United States was one of eight countries to qualify for the International Crown, a global team-match competition July 24-27 at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills. The top four ranked players from each country combined for a "country score" that sets the field for the biennial event, which is now on the LPGA schedule for the first time in 2014. Over the next four months, players from the eight qualifying countries — also including Australia, Chinese Taipei, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Thailand — will battle for positioning on their respective teams.



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