Helen Maroulis of Rockville clinched a spot in the Rio Games by winning an Olympic qualifying tournament in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on Saturday, beating Greece's Maria Prevolaraki, 10-0, in the gold-medal match.
Maroulis won the 53-kilogram (116 pounds) division at the U.S. trials earlier this month, but the Americans had not yet qualified in that weight class for the Olympics. Four years ago, Maroulis missed out on the London Games by losing in the U.S. wrestling trials by a point. She since has won a world championship at 55 kilograms and hasn't lost in international competition in more than a year.
Maroulis cruised through the early rounds of the tournament with an 8-2 decision over Mexico's Alma Jane Valencia Esccoto and a 10-2 win over India's Kumari Babita. In the semifinals, she earned a fall over Ukraine's Lilya Horishna in 28 seconds. Also for the U.S. team, Haley Augello lost her gold-medal match in the 48-kilogram (1051/2pounds) division but also secured her spot at the Rio Games by reaching the finals.
Two other Americans who won at the U.S. wrestling trials failed to qualify for the Olympics. Tamyra Mensah, who competes at 69 kilograms (152 pounds) and Kelsey Campbell, who wrestles at 58 kilograms (128 pounds), have a final shot to qualify at a tournament next month in Istanbul.
—Rick Maese, The Washington Post
Honor-code violation postponed boys lax game
Friday afternoon's boys lacrosse game between St. Mary's and Archbishop Spalding was postponed because of a school honor-code violation involving multiple players from St. Mary's, Baltimore Sun Media Group has learned. According to sources, the incident involved an inappropriate posting to social media. St. Mary's athletic director Allison Fondale did not respond to a message seeking comment. Archbishop Spalding athletic director Jeff Parsons said no makeup date has been scheduled and did not address the reason for the postponement in his email response. St.Mary's is scheduled to play at St. Paul's on Tuesday and host McDonogh on Friday night.
—Gerry Jackson, Baltimore Sun Media Group
Horse racing: Panic Stable's Rose Brier made a record-setting return to Laurel Park on Saturday, leading from start to finish and holding off a late bid from Golden Sabre for a 1¼-length win in the $75,000 Henry S. Clark Stakes. Trained by Jane Cibelli, with meet-leading rider Trevor McCarthy aboard, Rose Brier remained undefeated in three lifetime starts on the Laurel turf, all in stakes, after running 1 mile in 1 minute, 33.11 seconds. The winning time broke the Kelso Turf Course record of 1:33.3 set by Saint Pierre on Sept. 7, 2012. Cage Fighter, the narrow 2-1 favorite, was pulled up in the upper stretch after encountering problems with both front shoes, according to the state veterinarian.
… There will be a carryover of $2,309.71 in the $1 Super Hi-5 for the first of 10 races on today's program. First race post time is 1:10 p.m. … Agent Ronnie Gerardo said journeyman Julian Pimentel, regular rider for Grade 3-winning multimillionaire Ben's Cat, will return for the Friday program at Laurel Park. Pimentel has not ridden since finishing off the board with I'm In on April 15. He has been aboard Ben's Cat in 30 consecutive races and 41 of 53 lifetime starts. … Jockey Victor Carrasco reached the 50-win mark for the meet with back-to-back wins aboard Malibu Preacher in the seventh race and Crafty Regan in the eighth. … Jockey Taylor Hole took off his remaining three mounts with a bruised elbow after his mount, L G Crash, hit the side of the starting gate in Saturday's fourth race. Agent Ben Feliciano Sr. said Hole's elbow was sore and swollen. Hole is named in two of 10 races today.
Major League Soccer: Lamar Neagle scored on a penalty kick in the first half, and D.C.United (2-3-3) added two late goals for a 3-0 win over the visiting New England Revolution (1-2-5). Luciano Acosta scored his first MLS goal in the 86th minute on 20-yard chip shot. United forward Fabian Espindola left the game with a leg injury. Assistant Chad Ashton coached United, with Ben Olsen serving a one-game suspension for stepping on the field last Saturday.
Minor league soccer: Lamar Larmond scored 11 minutes into the match to lift host IFK Maryland (1-0-2) to a 1-0 victory over Mass United FC for the first-year program's inaugural American Soccer League win. The match was played at North County because IFK Maryland's home Banner Field in Baltimore was unavailable. Mass United started with just 10 players and finished down another because of a red card. IFK Maryland finished with a 20-5 advantage in shots.
—James Peters, Baltimore Sun Media Group
College baseball: Junior right-hander Mike Shawaryn pitched eight innings and tied a season high with 10 strikeouts to lead host Maryland (20-18, 6-5 Big Ten Conference) to a 6-0 victory over Purdue (7-29, 2-12). … The Terps had 11 hits, led by junior outfielder Madison Nickens, who went 3-for-4. Shawaryn moved within two strikeouts of Brett Harman's all-time school record (272). … No. 3 seed Salisbury (24-10) captured the Capital Athletic Conference championship with a 9-8 win over No. 1 seed Frostburg State (25-10) to earn an automatic bid to next month's Division III tournament.
Women's college lacrosse: Megan Wallenhorst (Centennial) scored the winning goal with 6:15 left as host Salisbury (15-2) beat York (12-6) in a Capital Athletic Conference semifinal, 8-7. In the other semifinal, Meg Gesner (Severn) scored twice over a 42-second span late in the game to lift host St. Mary's (16-2) to a 9-8 victory over Mary Washington (14-4). Gesner and Shelby Newman (Manchester Valley) each had a hat trick for the Seahawks. Salisbury and St. Mary's will face each other in Saturday's championship.
Women's college tennis: Sophomore Claudia Mackenzie clinched the match at No. 3 singles as host and third-seeded Navy (20-9) earned a 4-1 win over No. 2 seed Army West Point (20-6) in the Patriot League tournament semifinals. Navy advanced to the championship match today against No. 1 seed Boston University.
College softball: No. 1 seed Salisbury (34-4) defeated visiting No. 2 seed Christopher Newport (34-7) to win the CAC championship. Sea Gulls senior Annah Brittingham allowed five hits with seven strikeouts in a complete game. With two outs in the bottom of the first, senior Kim Dorsey (Franklin) doubled to right field to score two runs. Salisbury earns the conference's automatic bid to next month's NCAA Division III tournament.
Men's college golf: Maryland is second after two rounds at the Big Ten championship at the Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, Ind. The Terps shot a three-over 291 in the second round Saturday, seven strokes behind Illinois. The final round will be played today. Sophomore David Kocher had a three-under 69 to move into third place.