2:35 AM EDT, July 15, 2013
U.S. women's lacrosse stays atop pool play
The U.S. national women's team moved to 3-0 in pool play in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario, on Sunday, defeating Australia, 19-8, the highest-scoring game in tournament history. Attacker Katrina Dowd led the team with six goals and an assist, and captain Lindsey Munday, who was named the Player of the Match, got a goal and four assists. Ally Carey (John Carroll) and Katie Schwarzmann (Maryland, Century) each scored one goal. Schwarzmann also had an assist. Megan Huether (Maryvale) had five saves after replacing Devon Wills in goal in the second half. The win sets up a Pool A showdown with host Canada, also 3-0, on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Both teams will compete in tournament play, composed of 12 teams, including all five of the Pool A teams. Israel, with coach Lauren Paul Norris (McDonogh) at the helm, got its third win, staying undefeated in Pool D and beating South Korea, 19-2. Kimberly Dubansky (Johns Hopkins, McDonogh) had two goals and two assists. Israel will play Hong Kong today.
Varsity boys lacrosse: Georgetown Prep defeated Boys' Latin, 9-4, to win the National High School Lacrosse Showcase at the Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center in Parkton.
Major League Lacrosse: Team Supernova defeated Team Eclipse, 24-15, in Saturday night's MLL All-Star Game in the rain before an announced 6,184 in Charlotte, N.C. The Hamilton Nationals' Kevin Crowley was named Most Valuable Player after a three-goal, two-assist performance. SupernovaFrank Ranfone dominated the fourth quarter, outscoring EclipseCameron MacKenzie 9-2 in the final period. Denver's Zack Greer scored the first goal of the quarter for Eclipse to make it 15-14 in favor of Supernova, but Supernova dominated the rest of the quarter, scoring the next nine goals.
National Women's Soccer League: Forward Jessica McDonald scored in the 30th and 34th minutes to help Seattle Reign FC (4-9-3) rally to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Spirit (1-10-4) on Sunday night in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,855 at Starfire Stadium. Spirit midfielder Diana Matheson scored on a penalty kick in the 13th minute.
Swimming: Jack Conger of Rockville advanced to both the 100-meter butterfly and 200-meter backstroke finals at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia. In Sunday's semifinals, Conger finished as the third-best qualifier in the 100 fly by recording a career-best 52.51-second time. He also earned the second overall seed in the 200 back after touching the wall in 1:57.82. Today's finals will be streamed live on ESPN3.com at 11 a.m.
World TeamTennis: The defending-champion Washington Kastles (3-2) ended a two-match skid Saturday night with a 23-14 road victory over the Sacramento Capitals (3-2).
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