Injured McCoughtry misses at buzzer in Dream's Game 1 loss in WNBA Finals

WNBA Finals

Injured McCoughtry misses at buzzer in Dream's Game 1 loss

Sue Bird made a tiebreaking jumper from the foul line with 2.6seconds left and the Seattle Storm defeated the Atlanta Dream, 79-77, in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday. Angel McCoughtry (St.Frances) had a last-second try for the Dream, but her long 3-pointer from the left side bounced off the far side of the rim at the buzzer. McCoughtry, who had 19 points, tying Iziane Castro Marques for team high, wound up with three stitches in her forehead after a collision with Seattle's Jana Vesela with 8:59 to play. Although she returned to the game, McCoughtry was ill afterward and unavailable for interviews. Dream trainer Kim Moseley said McCoughtry did not have a concussion and, barring any headaches, was expected to participate in practice Monday. The series resumes Tuesday night in Seattle. McCoughtry, who came in averaging 28 points in four playoff games, had a rough day all around. She picked up three first-quarter fouls, sat out the entire second quarter and wound up shooting just 6-for-17 in 211/2 minutes. "She has to do a better job of not getting into foul trouble and still staying aggressive," Atlanta coach Marynell Meadors said. "If we can keep her in the game on Tuesday, she'll have a better chance of getting into some type of rhythm."


Men's college soccer

Mangione helps Towson to 2-1 win, best start since 1995

Senior midfielder Marco Mangione (Calvert Hall) recorded the second multigoal game of his college career by scoring two goals as Towson (4-0-0) won its fourth straight game, a 2-1 nonconference victory over visiting Lehigh (2-2-1). The Tigers are off to their best start since the 1995 season, when they started 8-0-0. Mangione gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead midway through the first quarter when he converted a penalty kick after being tackled by senior defender James Graf inside the penalty area. Lehigh tied the game less than a minute into the second half, but Mangione answered just over 11 minutes later off a rebound of a shot by freshman forward Kay Banjo that hit the crossbar.

Women's college soccer

UM sets school mark for nonconference wins in a row

Junior Sade Ayinde scored twice, including the game-winner to lead No. 8 Maryland (7-0-0) to a 4-1 win over visiting Delaware. The victory was the Terps' 18th straight over a nonconference opponent, breaking the school record of 17 that was set in 1996.

Elsewhere: Towson (3-2-2) won the Navy Invitational with a 1-0 victory over Charleston Southern (4-3) and 1-0-1 overall record. Tigers senior defender Melissa Gomes (John Carroll) scored the only goal, in the 10th minute, and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. She scored from 22 yards out. Junior goalkeeper Jocelyn Papciak (Atholton) earned her sixth career shutout with two saves. … Five different players scored as Navy (3-4-1) earned a 5-0 win over visiting Manhattan (1-3-1) on the final day of the Navy Invitational. Senior Carissa Youker, senior Anastasia Abid, freshman Ashlynn Soellner and freshman Sam Newhaller scored in the first half; freshman Paloma Perez added a second-half goal. … Goalkeeper Danielle Ippolito made a career-high 14 saves, including three on breakaways, helping Loyola (2-4-1 overall) preserve a 1-1 double-overtime tie with visiting La Salle (4-2-1). The Greyhounds' Nichole Schiro scored the first goal on a header 39 minutes into the match. … Sophomore Kelly Baker scored with 7:04 remaining in regulation to lift host Mount St. Mary's (2-3-2) to a 1-1 tie with NJIT (1-4-1).

college Field hockey

Second-ranked Maryland breezes past Rutgers, 8-1

Host Maryland, ranked No. 2 in the latest Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll, rolled to an 8-1 victory over Rutgers (1-5) in the last game of the Terrapin Invitational behind three goals by sophomore Megan Frazer, all in the first half. Senior Katie O'Donnell scored twice and had three assists.

Elsewhere: Host Bucknell scored a pair of goals in each half en route to a 4-0 win over Towson (3-3), which had won three straight.

—From Sun staff and news services