Report: Gay couple ejected from Ravens game might sue


Report: Gay couple ejected from Ravens game might sue

A lesbian couple from Baltimore told a Washington publication that they were kicked out of the Sept. 26 Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium because they were kissing in public. One of the women told WMAR Channel 2 over the weekend that they are considering a lawsuit. In the Washington Blade article, Ravens spokesman Kevin Byrne said, "We're aware of the incident, and we're satisfied with the action taken by the concessionaire, security and police." On Sunday, Byrne declined to comment further. According to the Blade's article, while waiting in line for concessions, Mary Kate Morris and Nicole Marchetto used a plastic cup to pour ketchup for fries and then engaged in what the women called "casual kissing." Soon after, they added, a security guard and supervisor asked them to "stop making a scene." When they did not stop, they were told to leave. When asked why they were being ejected, the article said, the guard accused them of stealing the plastic cup and beer. The couple had receipts for the purchases, according to the Blade.

Men's college soccer

Loyola ties Saint Peter's on McQuestion's first college goal

Diego McQuestion (Gilman) scored his first college goal in the 58th minute, helping Loyola (5-3-2, 1-0-1) to a 1-1 tie with visiting Saint Peter's (5-4-1, 1-0-1) in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference on Sunday. Lebongagna Pila put the Peacocks on the board in the 31st minute on a breakaway. The Greyhounds broke through when Danny Ankrah touched the ball toward the top of the 18-yard box and threaded a pass through several defenders where McQuestion was crashing to the far post.

Elsewhere: Freshman midfielder Ken Tribbett scored two goals, including the eventual game-winner in the 57th minute, as Drexel (6-4-1, 2-2-0) overcame a rally by Towson (7-2-1, 1-2-1) to edge the host Tigers, 4-3, in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Tigers got goals by senior midfielder Marco Mangione (Calvert Hall) in the 15th minute for a 1-0 lead; freshman defender Christian Höfer less than three minutes into the second half to cut the deficit to 3-2; and freshman forward Olakunle Banjo six minutes later to tie the score at 3. … Alex Ockford headed in the game-winning goal in the 75th minute to lead host Mount St. Mary's (5-7-0, 2-2-0) to a 1-0 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson (5-6-0, 1-3-0) in the Northeast Conference. Senior Chris Davis made one save in the winning effort and moved into second place on the program's all-time career shutout list with 16 shutouts.

Women's college soccer

Towson rallies for 2-1 victory; Maryland edges N.C. State, 1-0

Senior defender Samantha Young (Severna Park) and freshman defender Shawnee Nicholas each scored in the first half as Towson (6-6-3, 2-3-1) rallied to earn a 2-1 victory at Northeastern (7-5-1, 2-3-1) in the CAA and end a three-game winless streak. Tigers goalkeeper Jocelyn Papciak (Atholton) made seven of her season-high 10 saves after halftime.

Elsewhere: Junior Jasmyne Spencer scored the game's lone goal in the 68th minute to give No.5/8 Maryland (11-1-1) a 1-0 victory at North Carolina State (7-7-0, 1-4-0). Spencer one-timed the ball into the net off a short cross from sophomore Megan Gibbons. Yewande Balogun made two saves to earn her first full shutout of the season. … Jaclynn Sabia scored for host Marist in the 59th minute, and the Red Foxes held on for a 1-0 MAAC victory over Loyola (5-8-2, 1-3-0). Didi Haracic made three saves for the Greyhounds. … Freshman Ashlynn Soellner scored in the 55th minute to give Navy (9-6-1, 2-1-0) a 1-0 win over Holy Cross (3-7-2, 0-2-1) in the Patriot League. The goal came after the Midshipmen's Sam Newhaller made a run on a defender and forced the Crusaders to commit their third foul of the second half. Junior Kate Herren took the free kick from about 35 yards out and sent the ball into the box; Soellner headed it into the right side of the net. … Two goals in a four-minute span gave Stony Brook (4-8-2, 3-1-1) a 2-0 victory over host UMBC (2-11-1, 1-4-0) in America East play. … Host Quinnipiac (4-5-2, 2-1-2) earned a 2-1 NEC victory over Mount St. Mary's (3-8-3, 0-4-1). Sarah Malpezzi scored her third goal for the Mount; Alicia Miller made three saves in the loss.

Et cetera

Indoor field hockey facility opens in Anne Arundel County

SPark Field Hockey Club, which serves approximately 850 players on travel and league teams, announced Sunday the opening of its new indoor facility in Odenton. The SPark Indoor Training Center, at 8266 Lokus Road, will allow SPark to add teams at the Under-12 level, expand the number of existing teams at U14, U16 and U19 levels, and hold tournaments that will attract teams from the Northeast Corridor.

College field hockey: Host Maryland (12-1, 4-0 ACC), ranked No. 2, rolled to an 11-2 victory over Pacific (2-9). The Terps took 43 shots, and their 11 goals were their highest total since 2000. Maryland junior Jemma Buckley had her first career hat trick. Freshman Jill Witmer and sophomore Megan Frazer each scored twice. Senior Amanda Himmelheber (Severna Park) scored her first career goal.

College football: McDaniel senior wide receiver Matt Cahill was named Centennial Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week, and sophomore defensive back Kevin White was selected as Defensive Player of the Week.

Men's college basketball: Bowie State was picked to finish second in the Centeral Intercollegiate Athletic Association Northern Division in preseason voting by coaches. Travis Hyman (Old Mill) is preseason All-CIAA.

Women's college basketball: Bowie State will finish second in the CIAA Northern Division, according to a vote of coaches. Teaunsha Robinson (Poly) and Lakisha Walker (St.Frances) are preseason All-CIAA.

Horse racing: Laurel Park will have a nine-race card today. There will also be racing Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

—From Sun staff and news services

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