Digest: NDP's Meyers earns bronze in 100 freestyle


NDP's Meyers earns bronze in 100 freestyle

Becca Meyers of Notre Dame Prep and Loyola Blakefield Aquatics rallied to win a bronze medal in the women's 100-meter freestyle S13 at the London Paralympics on Sunday. Meyers, 17, who was born profoundly deaf and has Usher syndrome, finished in 1 minute, 1.90 seconds, which was 2.34 behind gold-medal winner Kelley Becherer of Boston. Meyers was in sixth place after 50 meters with a split of 30.43.

More women's swimming: Swimmer Jessica Long, formerly of Middle River, finished fifth in the final of the women's 50-meter freestyle S8. Long, 20, who had both lower legs amputated before age 2, finished in 31.71 seconds, which was 0.58 behind gold-medal winner Mallory Weggemann of Minnesota.

Men's swimming: Brad Snyder, 28, a Navy lieutenant who lives in Baltimore, finished fifth in the 100-meter backstroke S11 in 1:09.62, which was 1.81 behind gold-medal winner Dmytro Zalevskyy of Ukraine. Snyder lost his vision after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan last September while serving as a bomb defuser. ... Ian Silverman, 16, of North Baltimore Aquatic Club and the McDonogh swim team, was part of a U.S. team that finished sixth in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay 34 points in 3:59.16, which was 8.99 behind gold-medal Australia. Silverman, who has bilateral spasticity, swam the third leg.

Men's wheelchair basketball: Trevon Jenifer, a La Plata native who lives in Huntingtown, tied for the team high with seven rebounds and scored four points, but the United States lost to Australia, 65-49, in Group A preliminary game.

Et cetera

Reinstated McCoughtry leads Dream to victory

After serving a suspension the previous two games, Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) came off the bench to score a game-high 24 points and help the Atlanta Dream defeat the visiting Connecticut Sun, 87-80. The win was the second in a row under newly appointed coach Fred Williams, who replaced Marynell Meadors last Monday and quickly made a splash by suspending McCoughtry, the team's leading scorer, for violating an undisclosed team rule.

More WNBA: Kristi Toliver (Maryland) scored a game-high 19 points on 9-for-11 from the field in the Los Angeles Sparks' 85-74 loss at the Chicago Sky. ... Essence Carson scored 20 points off the bench as the host New York Liberty beat the Washington Mystics, 79-73, on Saturday. Washington has lost five straight.

Major League Soccer: After a lengthy delay caused by lightning, Will Johnson headed home the only goal in the 49th minute to lift Real Salt Lake to a 1-0 win over visiting D.C. United on Saturday. United (12-10-5) slipped to fifth place in the Eastern Conference. Salt Lake (14-10-4) ended a four-game winless run.

Men's college soccer: Patrick Mullins had a goal and two assists and Jordan Cyrus added two late goals as No. 6 Maryland (2-0-1) coasted to a 6-0 victory against visiting California (1-2). The six goals were the most by the Terps since a 7-0 win against Virginia Tech in 2010. ... Freshman Larry Ndjock scored twice off set pieces, as host Loyola (1-1-1) earned a 2-1 win against Cal State Northridge (2-2).

Women's college soccer: Senior Olivia Wagner scored two first-half goals and added an assist after the break to lead Maryland (3-1-1) to a 5-0 rout of Towson (0-4-1) in the Terps' home opener. ... UMBC (1-4-1) allowed a goal with 2:31 left in the first half and lost, 1-0, at LIU Brooklyn (1-3). ... Morgan Dankanich and Ashlynn Soellner each scored two goals to lead visiting Navy (5-1) to a 5-3 win over North Florida (2-4).

College field hockey: Top-ranked Maryland (3-1) got goals from Anna Dessoye, Megan Frazer, Katie Gerzabek, Colleen Gulick and Ali McEvoy in a 5-0 home win over No. 15 Ohio State (2-2). ... Host Pennsylvania (2-0) broke a 3-3 tie at 62:02 and emerged with a 4-3 victory over Towson (0-4).

St. Mary's: Women's basketball coach Crystal Gibson was appointed as the athletics department senior woman administrator.

From Sun staff and news services

Copyright © 2019, The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Place an Ad