Digest: Blast top Chicago, 10-5, to clinch Eastern Division title

The Blast defeated the host Chicago Mustangs on Monday night, 10-5, to clinch the MASL's Eastern Division title.

The Blast defeated the host Chicago Mustangs, 10-5, on Monday night to clinch the Major Arena Soccer League's Eastern Division title. Tony Donatelli and Andrew Hoxie scored three goals each and Sofia Tergou added a goal and two assists in his first game with the Blast. William Vanzela made 21 saves.

College swimming and diving


UMBC women win conference title for second year in a row

The UMBC women's swimming and diving team won the America East Conference championship, held in Worcester, Mass., from Thursday to Sunday. The Retrievers topped the standings for the second year in a row with a score of 885.5. New Hampshire finished second with 824.5 points. Sophomore Carly Waters (Archbishop Spalding) placed fourth in the mile and seventh in the 500-meter freestyle. Emily Escobedo won the 200-meter breaststroke and was named Most Outstanding Swimmer for the third straight year.


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Annapolis' Morris makes U.S. Olympic sailing team

Joe Morris of Annapolis and Thomas Barrows of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, have earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic sailing team in the 49er class. The crews were selected based on their combined scores from January's Sailing World Cup Miami and the world championships in Clearwater, Fla., that ended Sunday.

Navy football: Defensive coordinator Buddy Green will be the fifth recipient of the Steve Belichick Coach's Award, presented by the Touchdown Club of Annapolis. Established after Belichick, the father of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, died in November 2005, the award honors coaches who made a major impact beyond the football field. … Former Midshipmen quarterback Craig Candeto was named assistant director of football operations at Georgia Tech. Candeto was hired by coach Paul Johnson, for whom he played at Navy.

—Bill Wagner, Baltimore Sun Media Group

College lacrosse: Loyola Maryland senior midfielder Tyler Albrecht was named Patriot League Men's Offensive Player of the Week. Greyhounds sophomore goaltender Grant Limone was named Goalkeeper of the Week and freshman Pat Spencer (Boys' Latin) was named Rookie of the Week. Navy sophomore attacker Jack Ray, goalkeeper John Connors, and Loyola senior defender Jason Crane received honorable mention. … Navy swept the Patriot League women's weekly awards. Junior Morgan Young (Towson High) was named Attacker of the Week, sophomore Jenna Collins (River Hill) was named Midfielder of the Week, senior Lizzy Rullan Defender of the Week and freshman midfielder Marie Valenti Rookie of the Week. Loyola Maryland freshman defender Kristen Yanchoris received honorable mention.

Horse racing: Adam Staple and Jalin Stable's Page McKenney earned his first graded-stakes victory Monday in the $250,000 Grade-3 General George at Laurel Park. The 6-year-old gelding handled the cutback to 7 furlongs to win over 3-2 favorite Majestic Affair by a head in 1 minute, 24.6 seconds. … Nyquist remained undefeated with a 11/2-length victory in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Nyquist ran 7 furlongs in 1:20.71, the third-fastest time in the race's history, which dates to 1955, when the current distance was installed. The 3-year-old colt improved to 6-0. Nyquist is trained by Doug O'Neill, who guided I'll Have Another to victories in the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness.

Capitals: Defenseman Brooks Orpik has missed 40 games with a lower-body bone injury, but he's expected to play again this week, potentially today against the Los Angeles Kings.


—Isabelle Khurshudyan, The Washington Post

D.C. United: D.C. United signed Argentine midfielder Luciano Acosta as a discovery signing on loan from Boca Juniors of the Argentine Primera Division, using targeted allocation money.

—Steven Goff, The Washington Post

Women's college basketball: UMES freshman Ciani Byrom was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week. … Salisbury senior Julia McLaughlin was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

College track and field: Navy senior Steve Schroeder was named Patriot League Male Track Athlete of the Week. Midshipmen sophomore Tyler Russell received honorable mention. … Johns Hopkins sophomore Caroline Smith was named the Centennial Conference Women's Runner of the Week.

College tennis: Navy senior Austin Jones received Patriot League Player of the Week honorable mention.