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UMBC holds on in women's lacrosse, edges No. 15 Towson in LaMonica's debut

Women's college lacrosse

UMBC holds on, edges No. 15 Towson in LaMonica's debut

Senior attacker Erika Braerman (Fallston) scored two of her three goals in the second half as host UMBC used a five-goal run to earn a 10-9 victory over No. 15 Towson on Wednesday, spoiling coach Sonia LaMonica's debut as Tigers coach. The Retrievers, who also got two goals from junior midfielder Alicia Krause (Mount Hebron), earned their first victory over Towson since 2002, ending a six-game series slide. The Tigers trailed 10-7 before getting goals from sophomore midfielder Kelly Custer with 1:30 remaining and junior midfielder Jackie LaMonica (Hereford) with 1:20 left.

Women's college basketball

Terps forward Thomas named ACC Rookie of the Year

Freshman forward Alyssa Thomas was named Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year. Thomas is the seventh Terrapins freshman to win the award and second in three years, including fellow All-ACC second-team selection Lynetta Kizer (2009). Brenda FreseThomas is No.5 in the conference in scoring (15.7 ppg) and in rebounding (8.4 rpg) and is in the top 10 in steals (2.1); she leads conference rookies in those categories. … The Terrapins enter the ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C., as the No. 4 seed. Earning a bye in the first round, they will play Friday at 11 a.m. against the winner of today's game between fifth-seeded Georgia Tech and 12th-seeded Virginia Tech.

More: Krystal ParnellThe Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game between UMES and Bethune-Cookman, suspended Feb. 14, has been rescheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. at North Carolina Central. The game will be replayed in its entirety. The original game was suspended in the second half after an on-court altercation that resulted in the suspension of eight student-athletes from the two teams. … Saint Francis (Pa.) junior guard Brittany Lilley (Severna Park) was named to the All-Northeast Conference second team.

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Towson's Budner is Swimmer of the Week nationally

Towson senior Meredith Budner has been named the Counsilman-Hunsaker Division I National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week by It is the first time a Tigers swimmer has won the award. Budner won three individual events last week as Towson won its fourth straight Colonial Athletic Association championship.

Men's swimming: Hamilton College senior Bowie Sievers (Towson) was named to the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference team for the third straight season.

Men's lacrosse honor: Bucknell senior defender Alex Lyons (Boys' Latin) was named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week.

Women's soccer: The Wilmington (Del.) recruiting class includes incoming freshman midfielder-forward Ashley Kroll (Eastern Tech) and two transfers: forward Jenna Quaranta (UMBC/Harford Community College/John Carroll) and midfielder-forward Penelope Fantis (Harford Community College/Fallston).

Baseball: Stevenson freshman pitcher Ryan Kellough was named Capital Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week. … Mount St. Mary's opened the season with a 9-5 loss at George Mason (7-2). Andrew Caron's drove in four of the Mount's runs.

Softball: Salisbury junior pitcher Erika Brittingham, who started the season with a no-hitter, was named National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III National Player of the Week. She and freshman first baseman Harley Hill were selected as CAC Players of the Week.

Football: Coach Rob Ambrose and his staff will host a high school coaching clinic April 8-9 in the Field House adjacent to Johnny Unitas Stadium. For information, go to

Et cetera

Yankees' Teixeira parts ways with Boras, his longtime agent

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (Mount St. Joseph) has ended his 12-year business relationship with agent Scott Boras. "I've been thinking about it for a while," Teixeira said. "There's no reason to get into a lot of specifics right now, but sometimes business relationships just run their course." Teixeira is in the third season of an eight-year, $180 million contract negotiated by Boras.

More baseball: Frank McCourt has failed to protect the financial interests of his ex-wife, Jamie McCourt, in part by negotiating a "secret deal" with Fox that "would have endangered" the value of the Dodgers' broadcast contracts, attorneys for Jamie, formerly of Pikesville, alleged in a court filing Tuesday in Los Angeles.


Major League Soccer: D.C. United will play the Philadelphia Union in a U.S. Open Cup play-in game April 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds. Tickets will go on sale Monday.

NHL: The Washington Capitals signed free-agent Russian defenseman Dmitry Orlov to a three-year entry-level contract beginning next season. Orlov, 19, has two assists in his first two games with AHL Hershey after signing an amateur tryout contract Feb.20.

—From Sun staff and news services

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