Maryland graduate Matt Rambo scored 28 seconds into overtime as the Whipsnakes won the inaugural championship of the Premier Lacrosse League, defeating the Redwoods, 12-11, at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia on Saturday.

Joe Walters (Maryland) scored with 1:36 remaining to give the Redwoods and improbable lead, capping a 9-1 run. However, Rambo, a Philadelphia native and the MVP of the PLL this season, responded in the closing 21 seconds to send the game to overtime.


Rambo, who led the league and goals this season, finished with three goals and three assists.

The game was a fitting finish for the PLL, co-founded this season by Johns Hopkins alum Paul Rabil, as 17 of 30 games were decided by one goal.

Horse racing: Settled in behind runaway pacesetter Old Time Revival for more than a half-mile, Killybegs Captain ($7.80) came with a steady run once straightened for home and fought off multiple stakes winner Altissimo for a three-quarter-length victory in Saturday’s $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) at Laurel Park. The 28th running of the 6-furlong De Francis for 3-year-olds and up served to highlight Round 1 of Laurel’s September to Remember Stakes Festival featuring eight stakes worth $1.3 million in purses, including Caribou Club’s victory in the $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3).

Isabelle Haskell de Tomaso’s homebred Irish Mias earned his first career win in style, scooting through an opening along the rail in mid-stretch and edging stablemate Torres Del Paine by a nose in the $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Laurel Futurity.

Men’s college soccer: Nicko West had a pair of goals to pace the Navy (7-0) to a 4-0 victory over Holy Cross (0-6) on the first day of the Patriot League regular season at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.

<< Brian Saramago netted his third college hat trick, as Loyola Maryland posted a 4-0 victory over Army to begin Patriot League play at Ridley Athletic Complex.

Women’s college soccer: Johns Hopkins coach Leo Weil picked up his 400th career win as Hopkins scored four first half goals in a 6-0 victory over Bryn Mawr.

<< For the third time this season and third in the last four games, Stevenson junior Keegan Caffrey made at least 10 saves, but DeSales scored the game’s lone goal to escape with a 1-0 non-conference victory.

Women’s college volleyball: Several Loyola Maryland players posted career-high numbers, but New Hampshire held on for a 25-18, 24-26, 26-24, 25-23, 15-13 win at the Tiger Invitational. Abby Hamilton matched her career-best with a match-high 21 kills, while Cecylia Guye and Megan Bukala each had collegiate-best totals of nine kills.

College field hockey: Sophomore Abby Birk had a hand in three goals to lead eighth-ranked Johns Hopkins to a 5-1 win over undefeated Bryn Mawr on Saturday in both teams’ Centennial Conference opener.

<< St. Mary’s (7-0) continued its impressive start with a 4-2 victory on the road against Virginia Wesleyan (2-5).

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