Digest: Steele, Hensh lift No. 5 Maryland women's lacrosse over No. 8 Syracuse, 18-11

Led by junior attacker Caroline Steele and senior attacker Taylor Hensh, the No. 5 Maryland women's lacrosse team defeated host No. 8 Syracuse , 18-11, on Sunday. Steele (Severn) had a career-best seven points with five goals and two assists, while Hensh (Marriotts Ridge) tied a career-high with four goals. The Maryland defense held the nation's leading scoring offense to a season-low 11 goals on just 19 shots on goal. The Terps won 22 of 30 draw controls, led by 13 from the duo of sophomore attacker Kali Hartshorn and junior midfielder Meghan Siverson. Maryland drew 34 fouls that set up nine free-position chances. Senior attacker Megan Whittle (McDonogh) scored two of her three goals on free position, while Hensh, Steele and Hartshorn added one apiece. The Terps, who led 8-4 at halftime, scored eight of the first 10 goals in the second half. Junior goalkeeper Megan Taylor (Glenelg) had eight saves and freshman Grace Griffin (Liberty) led Maryland with three ground balls and two caused turnovers. The Terps will begin Big Ten play at Johns Hopkins on Saturday at noon.

Nation women: Darby Kiernan scored six goals and Miranda Stinson added four to lift No. 15 Colorado (5-2, 2-0 Pac-12 Conference) to a 15-5 win over visiting California (4-4, 0-2). ... Emma Harden and Paige Petty each scored two goals and host Virginia Tech (6-3, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) held off No. 17 Notre Dame (5-3, 1-2) in the second half for a 9-6 victory. Andie Aldave (McDonogh) had a hat trick for the Fighting Irish, who trailed 6-1 at halftime. ... Ali Baiocco scored five goals to carry No. 19 Stanford (4-3, 1-1 Pac-12) to a 19-8 win over host Oregon (3-2, 1-1). ... Maria Auth (North Harford) tied her career-high with four goals to help lead No. 20 Penn State (4-3) to a 17-7 win over host Albany (0-6).


Women's pro Tennis

Havre de Grace's Chang wins first pro singles title


Sophie Chang, 20, of Havre de Grace beat Astra Sharma of Australia, 6-3, 7-6 (6), for her first professional singles title at a $15,000 USTA Pro Circuit event on clay at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. Chang, ranked No. 303 on the WTA Tour, has six doubles titles but lost her only previous singles final, a 4-6, 7-6 (3), 4-6 defeat to Barbara Haas of Austria in April 2017 at a $25,000 event in Jackson, Miss., also on clay. Chang finished the 2017 season ranked No. 309 in the world in singles and No. 180 in doubles.

Et cetera

Behind record crowd, Atlanta routs D.C. United

Miguel Almiron scored a goal and set up another about two minutes apart in the second half, leading host Atlanta United to a 3-1 victory over D.C. United before an announced record crowd of 72,035 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. . Almiron took control in the second half, sealing the victory for Atlanta (1-1) with a goal in the 73rd and a pass that set up Villalba's header that found the net in the 75th. Darren Mattocks finally broke through for D.C. United (0-1-1) in the 86th minute, scoring off his team's only shot on goal.

Horse racing: John Salzman Jr. and Fred Wasserloos' The Great Ronaldo captured Sunday's finale at Laurel Park and give jockey Jevian Toledo the first win in his third mount since returning March 9 from injury. Toledo, Maryland's leading rider in 2015 and 2017, had been out since fracturing two vertebrae in his middle back and suffering a collapsed lung in a spill during training hours Jan. 21 at Laurel. Meanwhile, jockeys Steve Hamilton and Edwin Gonzalez, shaken up in a three-horse spill Saturday, each returned with winners. Hamilton took the third race on Colonel Crawford ($9.80) and Gonzalez followed in the fourth aboard Grande Beso ($6). Jockey Elvis Trujillo, who was also involved, took off his mounts with body soreness but is expected to return Friday. The 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a jackpot carryover of $74,400.54 when racing returns with an eight-race program Friday.

College baseball: Junior right-hander Hunter Parsons pitched a complete game as Maryland (9-6) earned a 5-3 win over Bryant (3-9). Parsons threw 102 pitches and allowed two earned runs, striking out four. ... First baseman Rob Weissheier hit a go-ahead two-run double in the top of the eighth inning to lead visiting Hofstra (8-2) to a 4-2 win over UMBC (2-9). Right-hander Chase Bailey allowed one run on five hits with eight strikeouts in seven innings for the Retrievers. ... Ohio (9-6) scored five runs in the sixth innings, three in the eighth and the winning run in the top of the ninth on a sacrifice fly from Aaron Levy for a 9-8 victory over host Towson (2-11). Billy Lennox had three RBIs and Richard Miller two for the Tigers, who led 7-0 after two innings.

Women's college basketball: No. 8 seed Bowie State beat No. 4 seed Edinboro, 79-75, on Saturday night in Richmond, Va., to advance to tonight's NCAA Division II Atlantic Region final against third-seeded Indiana (Pa.) (28-3) at 7 p.m. Sade Chatman scored a game-high 19 points to go along with seven rebounds to lead the Bulldogs (22-9). Kyah Proctor added 15 points, Kyaja Williams (Western) had 13 and Kiara Colston added 12 points and seven rebounds. The winner of tonight's game in Richmond moves to the national quarterfinals.

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