Terps women top Princeton, 17-10; Navy women win in final seconds

Women's college lacrosse

Terps top Princeton, 17-10; Navy wins in final seconds

Laura Merrifield scored four goals and top-ranked Maryland (14-0) opened with a 6-0 run and won, 17-10, over No. 13 Princeton (6-4) on Wednesday night in College Park. Brandi Jones and Sarah Mollison each had a hat trick for the Terps, who led 9-3 at the half.

More Division I: Jill Coughlin (St. Mary's) scored the game-winner with 18.4 seconds left as visiting Navy (11-4, 4-1 Patriot League) won, 11-10, over American (7-7, 3-3). The win gave the Midshipmen a half-game lead for first place and clinched a fourth straight postseason tournament berth. A win over Lehigh on April23 would clinch the regular-season title, a No.1 seed and hosting honors in the four-team league tournament. … Freshman Taylor D'Amore had three goals and three assists and coach Janine Tucker recorded her 200th win as visiting Johns Hopkins (8-5) won, 12-7, over UMBC (9-5). Tucker is the 14th DivisionI coach to reach this milestone. Alicia Krause (Mount Hebron) had three goals for the Retrievers.

Division III: Roxanne Raab (Fallston) scored a game-high five goals and visiting Salisbury (13-2, 7-0 Capital Athletic Conference) won, 18-2, over Wesley (6-10, 1-6). The Sea Gulls claimed the top seed in the conference tournament, home-field advantage and a first-round bye. … Megan Weiss scored four goals as visiting Stevenson (10-5, 6-2 CAC) won, 20-4, over Hood (4-11, 0-8). Caitlin Lawrence (Catholic) had a hat trick in the Blazers' season finale. … Laurian Parker (Glenelg) totaled four goals and host St. Mary's (11-5, 5-3 CAC) won, 17-4, over Marymount (5-9, 2-6). The Seahawks scored 11 goals in the first half and clinched the fourth seed. St. Mary's hosts York in the first round Saturday at 2p.m. … Brittany Lines (Chesapeake-AA) had two goals and an assist, but visiting McDaniel (1-12, 1-7 Centennial Conference) fell, 14-10, to Dickinson (5-9, 2-4). … Allison Terry (Catholic) scored four goals, but visiting College of Notre Dame (2-10, 1-4 Colonial States Athletic Conference) fell, 14-6, to Immaculata (4-8, 2-3). The Mighty Macs pulled away with a 9-0 first-half run. … Visiting Haverford (9-4, 5-1) scored three times over a 1:45 span in the second half and held on to win, 7-6, over Washington College (10-3, 4-3).

Et cetera

Recruit Breunig's versatility impresses Terps' Williams

The third member of Maryland's 2011 basketball recruiting class is officially on board. Martin Breunig, a 6-foot-9 forward from St.John's Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wis., faxed in his letter of intent Wednesday. "We are very happy to have Martin join our basketball program," Terps coach Gary Williams said in a news release. "His basketball background is very impressive as he grew up playing in Germany and spent this past season at a great program in St. John's Northwestern Military Academy. On the court, Martin is a versatile forward who can do a little bit of everything on the offensive end. His work ethic and character are also things that will bring great value to our team." Breunig, who averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Lancers, joins City shooting guard Nick Faust and Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) point guard Sterling Gibbs in Maryland's 2011 class.

More college basketball: La Salle senior forward Steve Weingarten (Catonsville) was named Philadelphia Big 5 Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Herb Good Club. Weingarten has a 3.86 GPA as a dual major in history and American studies.

Baseball: The Arizona Diamondbacks optioned former Orioles pitcher Kam Mickolio (0-0, 9.00ERA) to Triple-A Reno. … "Nats Talk," a Washington Nationals-centric MASN show co-hosted by Phil Wood, will air for two hours each Saturday at 10a.m.

 Sailing: The Southern Maryland Sailing Association has opened its adult program to non-SMSA members. Classes begin April25 in Solomons. Go to SMSA.com or call 888-714-3777.

—From Sun staff and news services

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