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Digest (Nov. 17): Blast top Syracuse, 7-6, to start season 2-0 in Major Arena Soccer League

The Blast (2-0) posted a 7-6 victory against the Syracuse Silver Knights at Towson University's SECU Arena on Friday night. Adriano Dos Santos and Vini Dantas both scored twice and Tony Donatelli finished with three assists for the Blast. William Vanzela made 12 saves for Baltimore, which travels to Florida for a matchup with the Tropics at 7:35 tonight. The game will be streamed online at masl.tv.

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Terps advance to title game in field hockey tournament

The ninth-ranked Maryland field hockey team (16-6) handled No. 3 Michigan, 5-1, Friday in the NCAA tournament semifinals at Louisville. The Terp scored four minutes into the match and advanced to their 12th NCAA Championship game. Maryland will meet No. 1 Connecticut (20-0) Sunday at 2 p.m. in Louisville as the Terps play for the ninth NCAA title and eighth under coach Missy Meharg.

Laurel Park: Red Oak Stable homebred Unbridled Daddy took the lead early and had something left late to fend off Final Prospect and earn his third straight victory in Friday's featured eighth race at Laurel Park.

Men's college basketball: Senior Danzel Wright scored 15 points and Stevenson shot 54.2 percent from the field as the Mustangs downed Washington & Jefferson 80-65. ... DeJuan Clayton had 20 points but visiting Coppin State (0-4) lost 80-56 to Cleveland State (1-2).

Women's college basketball: Washington College opened its season with a 75-36 victory over Goucher. ... Freshman Denia Campbell had 10 points in her Stevenson debut, but the Mustangs fell 68-44 to RIT in the opening round of the Swarthmore Tip-Off. ... Lakiah Sims had 13 points for host UMBC (1-3) in a 66-52 loss to Long Island-Brooklyn (2-1). ... Dayton (3-0) posted an 88-52 victory over Morgan State (2-2). ... Hannah Fenske scored 15 points to lead host Navy (3-0) to a 70-51 victory over Norfolk State (1-1).

Boys varsity basketball: JJ Halaby had 23 points on 9-for-12 shooting and host Loyola Blakefield won a come-from-behind 61-58 victory over Gerstell in the season-opener for both. Junior Conner Hepting had 14 points and senior Cam Shaw had 11 points and 6 assists for the Dons.

College water polo: Navy (8-16) was edged 9-8 by Wagner (13-16) in the first round of the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference Championship tournament at Lejeune Hall.

Women's college soccer: Navy coach Carin Gabarra was selected for the Women's Soccer Award of Excellence. The award will be presented at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia on Jan. 19 and Gabarra will be honored at the Coaches of Women's Soccer Breakfast on Jan. 20. She recently completed her 25th season at Navy, winning her fourth Patriot League Coach of the Year award after an 8-0-1 conference record.

From Sun staff and news services

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