Digest (Feb. 3): North Carolina wins 20th straight opener in men's lacrosse

Ten Tar Heels scored Saturday afternoon as ninth-ranked North Carolina defeated visiting Lafayette, 17-10, in both team's season opener. Attackman Timmy Kelly (Calvert Hall) and midfielder Tanner Cook had hat tricks as the Tar Heels won their season opener for the 20th year in a row. ... Senior attackman Justin Guterding had three goals and seven assists to guide No. 2 Duke to an 18-4 triumph over No. 17 Air Force. ... John Kluh scored for Villanova just seconds into overtime to secure a 17-16 win over No. 12 Penn State. ... No. 7 Rutgers opened with an 11-7 victory over Robert Morris. Christian Trasolini led the team with three goals, while Jules Heningburg paced the team with six points (one goal and five assists). ... Bucknell rallied from an early four-goal deficit to top Marist, 11-9. Will Sands led the Bison's comeback, recording five of his game-high eight points during a 5-0 run that turned a 7-3 deficit into an 8-7 advantage. ... All six of the Mountain Hawks' starting midfielders and attackmen tallied multiple points while sophomore Conor Gaffney won 11 of 12 second-half faceoffs and freshman James Spence made nine saves in goal to lead Lehigh to a 13-8 season-opening win over NJIT. ... Freshman Marc O'Rourke had three goals and two assists as Bryant opened with a 15-7 win over Manhattan.

College basketball

Salisbury got back to its winning ways as it picked up a pivotal Capital Athletic Conference victory over visiting Frostburg State , 77-70. The Sea Gulls (14-7, 10-4 CAC) hit seven free throws in the final 1:30. James Foley (Annapolis Area Christian School) finished with a team-high 17 points, netting 12 of them in the final half. Blair Davis (City) scored 16 points on a 60-percent performance form the field. ... Freshman Buzz Anthony (Archbishop Spalding) had eight assists and 14 points, one of four Yellow Jackets to score in double figures, as Randolph-Macon defeated Guilford, 75-63. Bowie State earned a 75-70 road win over Elizabeth City State. Bowie State (11-11, 6-3 CIAA) was paced by sophomore Yohance Fleming with a career-high 15 points and a team-best seven rebound. ... Visiting Ursinus allowed the first eight points before overcoming the slow start for an 87-72 victory over Washington College. ... Josh McWilliams led McDaniel with 16 points in a 60-54 loss to Swarthmore. ... Senior Kyle Doran and junior Michael Gardner combined for 34 points to lead Johns Hopkins to a 62-52 win over Dickinson.

Women: Senior Kyah Proctor scored a team-high 18 points and fellow senior Kiara Colston added 16 points to help Bowie State rally to claim a 63-61 win at Elizabeth City State. Sophomore Kyaja Williams (Western) scored 12 points and had a team-high eight rebounds in the CIAA Northern Division win. ... Visiting Ursinus downed host Washington College, 46-41, in a Centennial Conference game. Cassidy Quattro led Washington with 11 points. ... Salisbury secured a Capital Athletic Conference victory over visiting Frostburg State, 60-46, behind a career-high 25 points from Kaylyn French. ... McDaniel eased to a 74-43 victory over Swarthmore. Melanie Yeomans led the Green Terror (10-11, 8-8 CC) with 15 points. Jasmine Smith (Poly) added 12 points, six assists and four steals.

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Ravens schedule auditions,clinics for cheerleaders

The Baltimore Ravens will host auditions for their co-ed cheerleading squad on March 3 at the Merritt Club Downtown (210 E. Centre Street, Baltimore). On-site registration will be held between 9:30-10:20 a.m., and material will be taught from 10:20-11:30 a.m. Formal auditions will begin at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, with callbacks on Sunday. Interested candidates can also join the Ravens Cheerleaders coaching staff and current squad at a prep clinic Feb. 13 (5-8 p.m.) at the Under Armour Performance Center (1 Winning Drive, Owings Mills). Perspective cheerleaders may apply on the day of tryouts without pre-registering. For information, go to BaltimoreRavens.com/Cheerleaders. ... The Baltimore Shuckers will hold auditions for their Pearls Dance Team on Feb. 17 from 1-4 p.m. at the Davy Dance Academy in Annapolis. For more information, go to playcba.com.

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