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Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) leads Dream past Mystics, 73-71

Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry goes to the basket against Washington's Stefanie Dolson during the first half.
Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry goes to the basket against Washington's Stefanie Dolson during the first half. (Nick Wass / Associated Press)

Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) scored 24 points as the Atlanta Dream (15-19) concluded its season with a 73-71 victory over Washington on Sunday, making the Mystics the Eastern Conference's fourth seed in the WNBA playoffs. Washington (18-16) will open the postseason in New York against the top-seeded Liberty on Friday night. The Mystics won three of four games against the Liberty during the regular season. Ivory Latta led Washington with 14 points. Atlanta scored just seven points in the first quarter and trailed by 16 at one point of the first half. A 15-6 run got the Dream even late in the third quarter, and it took the lead on a three-point play by McCoughtry with 4:09 left that started a 10-4 spurt.

Women's college soccer: Towson defeated Loyola Maryland, 1-0, in the Battle of Baltimore at Mount St. Mary's. Sophomore Maddie Bove scored the lone goal of the match in the 37th minute after a corner kick by the Tigers (5-2-1). The Greyhounds fell to 2-5. … Jenna West scored twice for host Mount St. Mary's (1-7) in a 3-0 win over UMBC (1-6-1) in the Battle of Baltimore. … Four players scored for host Navy (4-4) in a 4-2 win over Illinois State (2-5-1).

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College field hockey: No. 8 Maryland ended a three-game losing streak with a 6-1 win over visiting American (4-2). Senior Sarah Sprink recorded her third career hat trick in the victory. … Towson (1-5) earned its first win of the season, defeating visiting Lehigh, 4-2. Four players scored for the Tigers against the Mountain Hawks (1-4).

Horse racing: Belmont Derby Invitational winner Force the Pass and Secretariat runner-up Closing Bell have been nominated to the $400,000 Commonwealth Derby, to be run Saturday at Laurel Park. Saturday's co-feature, the $250,000 Commonwealth Cup, drew nominations from Belmont Derby Invitational winner Mr Speaker, the multiple-graded stakes winner Mshawish and Dixie runner-up Cage Fighter. Both races are scheduled for 11/8 miles on the turf.

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