A Purple Evening women's event to be held Oct. 11
The Baltimore Ravens will host their annual women's event, A Purple Evening, on Oct. 11 at M&T Bank Stadium. The event will run 5 p.m.-10 p.m. and is expected to draw 3,000-plus fans. Though the evening is not exclusive to women, it is aimed atfemale Ravens fans. The event offers access to player autographs — wristbands to obtain signatures will be distributed beginning at 4 p.m. outside Gate A of the stadium. Any person who buys a ticket to the event is automatically entered to win a 10-night cruise to the Bahamas courtesy of CruiseOne and Celebrity Cruises. The evening's highlights include onfield activities, Football 101 teaching sessions, fan forums, exclusive stadium access and player appearances. Attendees will also have access to concessions, the Ravens Team Store and special offers from Ravens partners. Tickets are $30 in advance at BaltimoreRavens.com or by calling 410-261-RAVE, and $40 at the door.
Loyola upsets fourth-ranked Monmouth on road, 2-0
Phil Bannister and Gary Weisbaum (Pikesville) each scored to lift visiting Loyola (2-3-1) over fourth-ranked Monmouth (6-1-0) in men's soccer. The Hawks are the highest-ranked opponent the Greyhounds have beaten in coach Mark Mettrick's tenure, stretching back to 2000.
More men's soccer: Junior forward Patrick Innes scored the game-winning goal in the 94th minute as James Madison (6-1-0, 1-0-0) rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit to earn a 3-2 victory over host Towson (6-1-0, 0-1-0) in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams. … A golden goal in the 99th minute by Salisbury junior midfielder Morgan Hunt gave No. 18 Salisbury a 1-0 overtime win over host Frostburg State.
Palace Baltimore drops home finale to Timbers, 3-1
In its final home match of the season, Crystal Palace Baltimore fell to the Portland Timbers, 3-1, at Paul Angelo Russo Stadium. The Timbers struck first just three minutes in when Bright Dike netted a goal. He got his second goal in the 41st minute. Doug DeMartin assisted on both of the strikes. Baltimore answered with a penalty from Gary Brooks in the 73rd, but Portland sealed the deal as sub George Josten scored with four minutes to go.
Women's soccer: No. 7 Johns Hopkins (8-1, 2-0 Centennial Conference) scored the final three goals of the game to defeat visiting Swarthmore, 4-1. … Sophomore forward Sarah Pfundstein (South River) scored to lift Salisbury (3-6, 2-1 Capital Athletic Conference) to a 1-0 victory over St. Mary's (1-4-1, 1-1).
College field hockey
Witmer's 2 goals lead No. 2 Terps past Deacons, 5-3
The No. 2-ranked Maryland field hockey team held off host No. 8 Wake Forest, 5-3. The Terrapins (8-0, 2-0) earned their sixth straight win over the Demon Deacons (6-3, 1-1) dating to 2007. Freshman Jill Witmer, the reigning ACC Player of the Week, led the way with two goals, including the game-winner. Sophomore Kirstie Dennig, junior Jemma Buckley and senior Katie O'Donnell each scored as well
—From Sun staff and news services