Digest: Salisbury to play Ithaca in bowl game Saturday

From Sun staff and news services

The Salisbury football team was selected to participate in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Football Fest on Saturday. The Sea Gulls (7-3) will play in the Scotty Whitelaw Bowl at 5 p.m. against Ithaca (7-3) at Delaware Stadium on the campus of the University of Delaware. The event features four games, beginning Friday and running through Sunday. To see the full schedule of events, go to ecacsports.com.

More college football: Maryland will face No. 14 Penn State at either 3:30 or 3:45 p.m. on Nov. 25 at Maryland Stadium. Network information will be released no later than Sunday. The game will be aired on either ABC, ESPN or Big Ten Network. ... Navy's game at Houston on Nov. 24 will kick off at noon and will be televised by ESPN. ... Towson freshman defensive back Coby Tippett was named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week. ... McDaniel sophomore Matt Schleifer was named Centennial Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. ... Stevenson freshman kicker Ian Gould (Westminster) was named Middle Atlantic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. ... Frostburg State freshman linebacker Zach Strand was named New Jersey Athletic Conference Defensive Rookie of the Week. ... Bowie State rose from No. 19 to No. 14 in the American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Poll.

Men's college soccer

Terps to face Albany in NCAA first round

The Maryland men's soccer team (10-5-3), a preseason College Cup favorite that has lost five straight games for the first time since 1993, coach Sasho Cirovski's first season in College Park, will host America East Conference champion Albany (14-4-2) in the first round of the NCAA tournament Thursday. The winner will advance to the second round Sunday to face host Western Michigan, which received a bye in the 48-team tournament field unveiled Monday. Maryland last failed to earn a top-16 seed in 2009, when it upset No. 7 seed Penn State and No. 10 seed Harvard before falling to eventual national champion Virginia in the quarterfinals. The Terps have twice lost in the first weekend over the past three years, falling to Providence as a No. 1 seed last season and to UMBC as a No. 4 seed in 2014. The team's group of fourth-year seniors, including captain and defender George Campbell (McDonogh), could become the first in Cirovski's tenure not to appear in at least one College Cup.

—Jonas Shaffer

Et cetera 

Men's college basketball: Devon Flowers (Hyattsville/The Potomac School), Kenny Jones (Hillside, N.J./Mater Dei Prep) and Casmir Ochiaka (Enugu, Nigeria/St. Mary's of the Assumption School, N.J.) signed national letters of intent and will join Loyola Maryland's Class of 2022.

Men's college soccer: Johns Hopkins (16-1-3) scored a goal in each half and earned a 2-0 win over Cabrini (11-9-1) on Sunday in Glassboro, N.J., to advance the NCAA Division III Sweet 16. Hopkins will next play at defending national champion Tufts on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Women's college volleyball: Towson senior Julymar Otero was named Offensive Player of the Week and redshirt junior Anna Holehouse was picked Defensive Player of the Week by the CAA.

NHL: Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby was named "Third Star" of the week.

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