Digest (April 21): Brigade lose in Philly to defending AFL champs

The Baltimore Brigade (1-1) dropped a 54-49 final to the defending-champion Philadelphia Soul (2-0) on Saturday night at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Brigade quarterback Randy Hippeard threw for 278 yards and five touchdowns, including two to wideout Brandon Collins. Philadelphia wide receiver Darius Reynolds was named Offensive Player of the Game for his 151-yard, four-touchdown performance. The Brigade are back in Baltimore next weekend, hosting the Albany Empire on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena. The game will be broadcast live on Monumental Sports Network and AFL Now.

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Rattlers' Riorden stymiesBayhawks in MLL opener

Goalie Blaze Riorden was on fire from start to finish, stuffing Chesapeake Bayhawks shooters repeatedly in leading the visiting Dallas Rattlers to an impressive victory in the Major League Lacrosse season opener for both teams. Riorden finished with a career-high 32 saves to anchor a suffocating defensive effort as Dallas defeated Chesapeake, 15-9, before an announced crowd of 2,915 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium . Attackman Jordan Wolf scored four goals and assisted another to lead the offense for Dallas, which relocated from Rochester during the offseason. Midfielders Myles Jones and Colin Heacock both notched two goals and an assist to lead Chesapeake, which did not score two goals in a row the entire game.


— Bill Wagner

Table tennis: Maryland upset top-seeded Pillar, 3-1 in the final to win the Mid-Atlantic Regional College Table Tennis Championships last month in Morrisville, N.C. The match was highlighted by Maryland's Nathan Hsu's 3-0 win over three-time USA men's singles champion Timothy Wang. Maryland was represented by Nathan Hsu, Rui Xu, Rohith Jayarajan and Ananth Hari.

College baseball: Salisbury junior infielder Jack Berry (Reservoir) was named Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Division III South Player of the Week. Barry hit .455 with four home runs, nine RBI and 10 runs scored in five victories for the Sea Gulls .

Women's pro soccer: After trading goals in the closing minutes of the first half, the visiting Washington Spirit (1-2-1) and Portland Thorns FC (2-1-1) played a scoreless second half and finished level, 1-1, on Friday night with 14,485 fans on hand at Providence Park.

Men's college soccer: Navy will host its annual Danny Humphreys Alumni Game on April 28 at 1 p.m. at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility. The Mids will host a reception in the Anders Hall of Honor following the match. To register, email assistant coach Paul Killian at by April 25.

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