UMBC rallies to upset No. 10 Princeton in first round of NCAA men's soccer

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UMBC rallies to upset No. 10 Princeton in first round

UMBC junior midfielder Andrew Bulls (McDonogh) scored with 11:58 remaining, as the visiting Retrievers rallied to defeat 10th-ranked Princeton, 2-1, Thursday night and advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament. "We are ecstatic to come away with a victory against a really, really good team," coach Pete Caringi said. "Princeton is one of the best teams in the country, and this is a very tough place to come up and get a win. I am really proud of our players." The Retrievers improved to 12-4-3 and extended their unbeaten streak to seven straight games while ending a 12-game winning streak for the Tigers (13-4-1). UMBC advances to take on host and 12th-seeded William & Mary on Sunday at 5 p.m. The game was tied at 1-1 at halftime when the tandem of Bulls and Levi Houapeu struck for the second time in the game. Junior back Andy Streilein served a ball deep into Princeton territory, where the duo both tried to run it down. Houapeu got to it first and, after breaking into the box, slid a pass to the right for Bulls, who just tucked the ball into the far left corner. The Tigers dominated the early action, but did not break through until the 32nd minute in unorthodox fashion. Antoine Hoppenot's corner kick from the left corner eluded UMBC goalkeeper Dan Louisignau and bent into the goal, just inside the far corner. But a Tigers handball 7 yards outside the box provided UMBC an opportunity that they would convert. Bulls took the kick and bent it around the wall and off the right post. The rebound came out diagonally and Houapeu converted the rebound to knot the score at 1-1 in the 42nd minute. Houapeu's goal was his 15th of the season, matching his total of the 2009 campaign. The assist for Bulls was the 28th of his career, tying UMBC's all-time leader James Hamilton ('01). Louisignau made a season-high 10 saves in the UMBC net. UMBC improved to 4-4-0 when allowing the game's first goal this season and held Princeton below two goals for only the second time since Sept. 19.

Honors: Mount St. Mary's senior midfielder Eric Detzel was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America first team. Loyola senior forward Phil Bannister and Navy senior defender Alex Foskett made the second team. Midshipmen junior midfielder Sam Miller made the third team.


7 Terps honored on eve of field hockey semifinals

Seven members of the top-ranked Maryland field hockey team (21-1) were named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association's All-Mid Atlantic Region team. Jemma Buckley, Megan Frazer, Katie O'Donnell, Harriet Tibble and Jill Witmer made the first team, and Lauren Barr and Alicia Morawski both landed on the second team. This is the first NFHCA honor for Buckley, Tibble, Witmer, Barr and Morawski. O'Donnell has made the first team four times. Top-seeded Maryland will host to seventh-ranked Ohio State (18-4) in the NCAA semifinals today at 4:30 p.m. at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. No. 2 North Carolina will play No. 3 Virginia at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students.

Volleyball: Nicole Sarby had a match-high 14 kills with only two hitting errors, but Loyola (14-18) lost, 25-21, 21-25, 25-11, 25-17, to third-seeded Canisius (16-15) in the first round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships in Kissimmee, Fla. The sixth-seeded Greyhounds will play an elimination match today at 2 p.m against Marist, Niagara or Siena. … Navy's Mike Schwob resigned after 23 years with the program, the past 15 as head coach. His teams won at least 20 matches four times and made two appearances in the title match of the league tournament. Schwob will remain as part of the academy's physical education department.

Et cetera

Local apprentice Boyce wins three races at Laurel Park

Forest Boyce (Garrison Forest, Maryland Institute College of Art) rode three winners on Thursday's nine-race card at Laurel Park to increase her lead in the jockey standings. It was the fourth three-win day for the apprentice during the fall meeting, which began Sept. 11. In the opener, the 26-year-old guided Pink Palace ($9.60) to a maiden score for her 100th victory of the year. The win was the first for trainer Francis Abbott, who was saddling his first runner as a conditioner. Boyce also won aboard Capixaba ($3) and Morumsco ($4.40) in the sixth and seventh races, respectively.

More horse racing: For the second consecutive day, Maryland Jockey Club handicapper and racing analyst Frank Carulli correctly predicted the betting favorite for every race on the live program. Carulli's morning-line selections have been the actual betting choice 71 percent of the time (763 of 1,074) this year.

Lacrosse: Chesapeake Bayhawks defenseman Kyle Hartzell was named to the U.S. men's national indoor team that will compete in the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships on May 21-28 in Prague. Hartzell, a 2007 third-team All-American at Salisbury, was the Most Valuable Player at Major League Lacrosse's Championship Weekend in August.


Baltimore Municipal Golf Corp. will host its annual Turkey Shoot shotgun events on Thanksgiving morning. The Turkey Shoots will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Classic Five's 18-hole courses: Clifton Park, Forest Park, Mount Pleasant and Pine Ridge. For information, go to

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