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Wittman frustrated by lack of ball movement

Preseason

Pelicans@Wizards

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Royal Farms Arena

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Wizards to play preseason game here Monday

Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman was discouraged by his team's stagnant offense in the second half of a 96-86 loss to the Charlotte Hornets in a preseason game Friday night at Verizon Center. "Our offense is putting too much pressure on our defense," said Wittman, whose team will host the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. "We are trying to do too much individual stuff from an offensive standpoint. ... We take more zero- or one-pass contested shots than I've seen in a long time." Before the game, the team's coaching staff presented data to the players that showed that the Wizards shoot better when they take shots after at least three passes in a possession. In the first half, they whipped the ball around in well-executed half-court sets to open a nine-point halftime cushion. In the second half, the offense bogged down, and the Hornets used a 23-1 run to take a 17-point lead.

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Jorge Castillo, The Washington Post

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Gilman alum Cahalan lifts Loyola soccer in 2OT

Senior Joseph Cahalan (Gilman) headed in a cross from sophomore Dylan Engel in the 107th minute to lift Loyola Maryland (5-6-2, 2-3 Patriot League) to a 2-1 double-overtime victory in men's soccer over visiting Lehigh (6-7, 2-3). Engel assisted on a goal by senior Connor Thompson in the 24th minute to put the Greyhounds up 1-0.

More men's college soccer: Junior forward Jamie Dubyoski scored in the 65th minute to lead Navy (8-4-2, 4-1-0) to a 1-0 win over visiting Bucknell (6-8-0, 2-3-0) and its fourth straight Patriot League victory by shutout. ... Senior forward Kay Banjo, a transfer from Towson, scored with 2:57 remaining in regulation to give visiting UMBC (6-4-3, 2-0-1 America East) a 1-1 double-overtime draw with Albany (3-5-6, 1-2-1).

Women's college soccer: Junior Charlotte Miller scored in the 47th minute, lifting Loyola Maryland (5-8-2, 1-3-2 Patriot) to a 1-0 victory over Boston University (9-4-3, 3-1-2). ... Host Maryland (5-4-5, 3-2-4 Big Ten) set a school record for ties in a season with a 0-0 overtime draw against visiting Northwestern (5-7-3, 1-6-2) on Friday night. ... Senior defender Jade Seabrook scored the game-winning goal in the 50th minute, helping Navy (9-3-4, 4-1-1 Patriot) to a 2-0 victory over visiting Holy Cross (9-4-2, 1-4-1) on Friday. Senior forward Morgan Dankanich added a goal in the 86th minute.

Women's college bowling: Five-time national champion UMES was predicted in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference preseason poll to win the Northern Division, with 17 first-place votes. Seniors Mariana Alvarado and Victoria Jones (Western) and sophomore Sara Pelayo made the preseason All-MEAC team.

Salisbury stadium: The university unveiled the designs of its new $19 million stadium, as well as a planned $10 million renovation of its athletics fields and other facilities. The 30,000-square-foot stadium, which will seat nearly 5,000, will be used for football, field hockey and lacrosse. Construction will start after Christmas, and the stadium is expected to open in spring 2016.

Major League Soccer: Eddie Johnson had one goal and one assist while Chris Pontius added another goal as D.C. United stretched the visiting Fire's winless streak to eight games with a 2-1 victory on Saturday night. The victory gave United (17-9-7) the top seed in the Eastern Conference for postseason play. It will have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Fire fell to 5-10-18.

Golf: Argyle Country Club defeated Hobbit's Glen CC, 91/2 to 81/2, in the Free State Seniors Wally Engle Memorial Match Play Championship.

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