Digest: Navy knocks off No. 20 George Mason in men's soccer, 2-1 in 2 OTs

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Navy men knock off No. 20 George Mason, 2-1 in 2 OTs

Dave Arnold (Mount St. Joseph) scored his first goal of the season in the 108th minute Wednesday night to give the visiting Navy men's soccer team a 2-1 double-overtime victory over No. 20 George Mason (6-1-0). The win was the first for Navy (3-2-1) over a ranked foe since beating 20th-ranked West Virginia, 1-0, on Oct. 16, 2007. "This was a super win for us, and I felt we deserved it. We had a couple of tough breaks tonight, but the team stayed tight and focused and made some plays when we needed it," Navy coach Dave Brandt said. "I thought our back four played very well again tonight and after a slow start, our second group that came in really picked us up. Alex's goal really sparked us. It was a great team effort." Arnold's goal put an end to a dramatic contest that saw wild momentum changes. Navy took a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute when freshman Derek Vogel scored his first career goal. Vogel and junior Alex Wilson executed a perfect give-and-go off a free kick. George Mason started to pressure late in the second half and finally tied the game at 1 in the 81st minute when Laurent Newsome headed in a long throw-in from Brice Colcombe. The Patriots then received a huge break in the 88th minute after a questionable Navy hand ball in the box gave George Mason a penalty kick. However, Gavin Snyder (Severna Park) guessed right and got a hand on the ball, deflecting it off the post to send the game into overtime.

More men: Kadeem Dacres and Pete Caringi (Calvert Hall) scored six minutes apart early in the second half Wednesday, and UMBC (3-2-2) earned a 2-0 win over host Loyola (3-3-1). Also, Greyhounds freshman Larry Ndjock was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week. ... Johns Hopkins sophomore goalkeeper Nick Cerrone was selected as the Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Women: Navy defender Lizzy Rullan was named Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Defensive Player of the Week.... McDaniel senior goalkeeper Jan Woolley was chosen as the Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

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Phelps honored by Boys & Girls Clubs on Capitol Hill

Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps of Baltimore was honored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America as its 2012 Champion of Youth on Wednesday at the organization's annual Congressional Breakfast on Capitol Hill. Phelps was presented with the award by former recipient and member of BGCA's Alumni Hall of Fame Denzel Washington.

Varsity wrestling: Severna Park coach Paul Joyce is looking for any non-Anne Arundel County teams still in need of a dual meet. The Falcons have availability on the following dates: Dec. 14 — can host; Jan. 4 — can travel; Jan.11 — can host; and Jan. 17-18 — can travel. Joyce has to have the schedule confirmed by the end of September. Interested teams should contact him at pfjoyce2002@yahoo.com.

Basketball: Former Loyola guards Michael Morrison and Lorrie Schenning were named to the MAAC honor roll and will be enshrined in the MAAC Experience exhibit at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. A private dinner event to honor the pair and 18 other inductees will be March 8 at the Hall of Fame.

Women's volleyball: UMES sophomore outside hitter Saitaua Iosia was chosen as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the second time in the first two weeks of the season. ... Salisbury senior setter Carley Todd earned National Player of the Week honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association for the second time in her career. ... Towson senior setter Aubrey Kirven was named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Offensive Player of the Week.

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