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Spalding, McDonogh girls to meet again in Walsh

Varsity girls basketball

Spalding, McDonogh to meet again in Walsh

No. 5 Archbishop Spalding will get another shot at No. 2 McDonogh. The two are set to play in today's third round of the Bishop Walsh Tournament in Cumberland at 2:30 p.m. The Cavaliers (20-10) lost to the Eagles (27-2), 46-44, in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship Feb. 18. Both teams lost in Thursday's opening round; Spalding fell, 55-52, to Elizabeth Seton (Prince George's County) and McDonogh was beaten, 43-38, by Holy Cross (Montgomery County). Both bounced back Friday, with the Cavaliers defeating the host Spartans, 89-19, and the Eagles trumping St. Maria Goretti, 82-27.

College lacrosse

R. Morris men clamp down, upset No. 9 Ohio State, 9-7

Visiting Robert Morris (4-2) scored the last two goals to earn a 9-7 victory over No. 9 Ohio State (3-3). The Colonials' Kyle Buchanan scored the game-winner with 4:18 left in the third quarter, and Kiel Matisz added an insurance goal with 11:56 remaining in the game.

More men: Visiting Hood (2-5) broke a four-game losing streak by winning, 6-5, over Neumann (2-3).

Women: Leah Warner (Northeast) scored five goals to power host Stevenson (3-1) to its third straight win, 18-5 over Roanoke (1-3). ... Visiting Notre Dame (Maryland) squandered a two-goal halftime lead and lost, 16-13, to Colby-Sawyer (1-2). The Gators fell to 0-2.

Et cetera

Coppin women eliminated in MEAC semifinal, 64-43

Jeanine Manley had 13 points, but Coppin State (20-12) fell, 64-43, to top-seeded Hampton (25-4) in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference women's basketball semifinal in Winston Salem, N.C. The Pirates outrebounded the Eagles 62-28 and will face Howard (24-7), which beat Florida A&M, 51-43, for the second straight year in the championship game today at 4 p.m.

More women's college basketball: The third-seeded Mids (17-13, 8-6) will play host to fifth-seeded Holy Cross (18-13, 7-7) tonight at 6 p.m. in the Patriot League final.

College baseball: Host Wake Forest scored seven runs in the fifth inning to overcome a 5-1 deficit and No. 20 Maryland, which had won 10 straight games, lost to the Demon Deacons, 10-5, in both teams' Atlantic Coast Conference opener. The Terps fell to 11-2 overall; Wake improved to 12-4. Maryland starter Brady Kirkpatrick (1-1), who had allowed just one earned run in 202/3 innings entering the game, allowed eight runs on eight hits in 42/3 and took the loss.

Women's college indoor track and field: Navy senior Jess Palacio placed 16th in the preliminaries of the mile run at the NCAA indoor championship in Nampa, Idaho, finishing in 4 minutes, 52.66 seconds, and will earn All-America second-team honors.

Laurel Park: Open stakes winners Baltimore Belle and Bold Affair share the spotlight for today's $75,000 Conniver Stakes, a seven-furlong test restricted to Maryland-bred fillies and mares.

Major League Soccer: Forward Josh Wolff, a U.S. national team veteran, will serve as a player-coach for D.C. United.

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