Towson clinches spot in CAA women's lacrosse tournament with win

From Sun staff and news services
Towson is set to defend its three straight CAA tournament championships in women's lacrosse.

Visiting Towson rolled to a 20-9 win over William & Mary on Sunday to clinch a spot in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament. Nine Tigers scored as Towson (8-7, 3-3 CAA), a three-time defending tournament champion, finished with its most goals in a game since 2010. The Tribe (5-10, 1-4) scored the first two goals but trailed 8-2 at halftime.

More state: All four of Mount St. Mary's seniors scored in their final regular-season home game, carrying the Mountaineers to an 18-6 victory over LIU Brooklyn. The win over the Blackbirds (6-8, 2-3 Northeast Conference), coupled with Robert Morris' win over Central Connecticut, clinched a spot in the four-team conference tournament for Mount St. Mary's (5-9, 4-1).

Nation: Attacker Maggie McCormick (Liberty) had five assists as No. 12 Penn State (12-3, 4-0 Big Ten Conference) upset host No. 7 Northwestern, 14-10, its first win over the Wildcats (10-5, 2-2) in 12 years. … Loren Ziegler scored a career-high five goals for No. 9 Syracuse (12-3) in a 14-12 win over visiting No. 19 Albany (11-6). … Cortnee Daley's four goals led No. 14 Louisville past host No.11 Notre Dame, 10-8. The Cardinals improved to 10-6 overall and 2-5 in Atlantic Coast Conference play, while the Fighting Irish fell to 9-7, 3-4.

Et cetera

Terps lose shutout and shot at series sweep in baseball

Junior Jake Drossner shut out Cal State Fullerton (20-18) for a career-high eight innings, but Taylor Bryant's 10th-inning home run off junior Alex Robinson handed the Maryland baseball team a 1-0 loss and denied the host No. 23 Terps (27-11) a series sweep.

More college baseball: Colin Dyer (Howard), Brendan Butler (John Carroll), Peter Bowles and Brady Policelli homered as host Towson (11-25-2, 5-10 CAA) rolled to a 14-4 win over Elon (18-19, 10-5).

College softball: Behind a stellar six-inning performance from Hannah Dewey, Maryland defeated Penn State on Sunday, 5-3. The victory completes the series sweep for the Terps (26-19, 8-7 Big Ten) their first ever in the Big Ten.

National Women's Soccer League: Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) scored the tying goal in the ninth minute and an insurance goal in the 65th as the host Washington Spirit (1-1) earned a 3-1 win in its home opener against defending champion FC Kansas City (0-2) on Saturday nightCrystal Dunn .

Minor league basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers lost, 136-117, to the host Rockville Victors (15-3) in the American Professional Basketball League Elite Eight on Saturday night despite 27 points from Gus Chase (St. Frances).

Horse racing: Joe Clancy, an Eclipse Award-winning writer and editor of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine, will receive the David F. Woods Memorial Award for excellence in journalism at the May 14 Alibi Breakfast in the Terrace Dining Room at Pimlico Race Course, the Maryland Jockey Club announced. Clancy will be recognized for "Horse of a Lifetime," a news account of the 2014 Preakness won by California Chrome. The award honors the memory of a longtime racetrack publicist and Evening Sun columnist. NBC Triple Crown announcer Larry Collmus, a Baltimore native who got his start calling races at Bowie at the age of 18, and John Scheinman, recipient of the 2014 Eclipse Award for writing in a feature/commentary category for his moving story on the late horseman Richard Small, will receive the Old Hilltop Award for covering thoroughbred racing with excellence and distinction.

Journalism: The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at Maryland will present a panel on the past, present and future of sports media Saturday April 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Eaton Theater of Knight Hall in College Park. Bob Ford (Philadelphia Inquirer columnist), Emilio Garcia-Ruiz (Washington Post managing editor), Larry Michael (Washington Redskins Media senior vice president and executive producer) and Christy Winters Scott (basketball analyst), among others, will discuss their views and experiences with sports media and where they see the field heading in the future. George Solomon, director of the Shirley Povich Center, will moderate. The event is free. For information, email bmechum@umd.edu or call her at 301-405-4605 or go to povichcenter.org

Baseball: Calvert Hall will host a signing May 4 at 3 p.m. to promote two new books written by alumni: Jim Henneman's "Baltimore Orioles: 60 Years of Orioles Magic" and Dan Connolly's "100 Things Orioles Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die." The event will take place at the school's Carlo Crispino Stadium. For more information, contact Doug Heidrick at heidrick@calverthall.com or by calling him at the school at 410-825-4266, ext. 167.

Glenn Graham

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