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Digest: Terps women eliminated in 2nd round of NCAA soccer

Women's college soccer

Terps eliminated in 2nd round of NCAAs

The No. 4 seed University of Maryland women's soccer team lost, 3-2, in overtime to Denver in the second round of the NCAA women's soccer tournament Friday night in Palo Alto, Calif. The Terps (14-7-2) took a 2-0 lead on an early goal by junior Hayley Brock and another by Becky Kaplan in the 60th minute, but the Pioneers came back with a goal in the 68th minute and a penalty kick with 40 seconds left in regulation, then ended the game in the 94th minute.

College field hockey

Maryland falls, 3-2 in OT, in NCAA semifinal round

Sixth-ranked Maryland was edged by No. 2 Princeton, 3-2, in the NCAA field hockey semifinals in Norfolk, Va., on a penalty stroke by freshman Teresa Benvenuti that was awarded to the Tigers in the sixth minute of overtime. Maryland (18-6) tied the game at 2 when junior Ali McEvoy scored off a stroke with 14 minutes to play. Jill Witmer scored Maryland's first goal 10 minutes into the game to tie it at 1. The Tigers (20-1) will face No. 1 North Carolina on Sunday at 1 p.m. for the championship; the Tar Heels beat No. 5 Syracuse, 6-1.

College basketball

Towson men top Radford; Morgan falls to S. Carolina

Marcus Damas and Jerelle Benimon combined for 40 points and 14 rebounds as Towson (1-1) earned a 75-67 victory over visiting Radford (1-2). The Tigers' Bilal Dixon added four points and 10 rebounds, while Timajh Parker-Rivera scored seven points and grabbed nine rebounds off the bench.

More Division I men: LaShay Page scored 20 points to lead five Gamecocks in double digits as South Carolina (2-0) pulled away from visiting Morgan State, 87-71. Frank MartinJustin Black scored 20 points on 9-for-13 from the field and Anthony Hubbard added 15 points for the Bears (1-3), who committed 20 turnovers and were outrebounded 35-22. Morgan's DeWayne Jackson had 11 points and six assists but committed eight turnovers. ... ... Toarlyn Fitzpatrick scored 16 points and Anthony Collins had 13 as South Florida (1-1) earned a 78-59 victory over visiting UMES (0-4).

Division III men: Malcolm Heard II Wilmington (Ohio) opened its season with a 69-54 victory against visiting McDaniel (0-1). Tyler Rudd and Duane Echols had 13 points apiece for the Green Terror. ... Zach Leahy Sam Collins Scott Masin Host Wittenberg (1-0) earned a 61-44 win against Johns Hopkins (0-1), which got 11 points off the bench from Matt Chiusano in 14 minutes. ... Travon Vann had 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as Salisbury (2-0) won, 76-63, against host Old Westbury (0-1). ... Frostburg State (0-1) got 25 points from Christian Jackson in a 109-83 loss to Marietta (1-0).

Division I women: Morgan State (1-2) was outrebounded 58-32 as the Bears lost, 65-54, to host George Mason (2-1). The Bears' Bianca Jarrett scored 24 points and added seven rebounds.

Division III women: Despite a career-high 24 points from Anna Hackett, visiting Salisbury (0-1) lost, 79-53, to Montclair State. ... Rowan (1-0) won, 62-56, against host Frostburg State (0-1), which got 15 points from Stephanie Straka. ... Steph Perez led all scorers with 23 points as host McDaniel (1-0) won, 95-75, against Emory and Henry (0-1).

Et cetera

Orioles seek to add second national crosschecker

The Orioles are looking to further bolster their amateur scouting department by adding a second national crosschecker, and they are focusing on a candidate who has strong ties to the organization and executive vice president Dan Duquette. The Orioles have asked for and been granted permission to interview Matt Haas, the Eastern U.S. crosschecker for the Miami Marlins. Teams typically permit their staff to interview with other clubs only if it signifies a promotion, which this would. Haas is considered the Orioles' primary target for the position, which is responsible for analyzing high school and college players who have been targeted by regional scouts and then enumerating those players in order of preference in preparation for the annual June draft. Duquette wouldn't comment on Haas, except to confirm that the club did ask to interview him. Duquette also acknowledged that he is looking to add another national crosschecker.

More scouting: Lee MacPhail IV, the nephew of former team president Andy MacPhail, took a pro scouting job with the Seattle Mariners. A Friends School graduate who was in his second stint with the Orioles, he spent the past five years in Baltimore. After four seasons as pro scouting director, his position was eliminated and, ultimately, he spent last season working as a pro scout, mainly at the minor league level.

Dan Connolly

Major League Lacrosse: Attackmen Drew Westervelt of the Chesapeake Bayhawks and league Most Valuable Player Brendan Mundorf of the Denver Outlaws — both former UMBC standouts — will sign autographs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today Saturday at Lax World in Annapolis. The Steinfeld Cup, awarded last season to the Bayhawks as MLL champions, will be on display from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Varsity football: At today's Saturday's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association championships at Towson University, a collection box will be set up for socks and football cleats, size 8 or smaller, that will be donated to orphans in Kenya. The collection is being coordinated by two brothers on the St. Paul's team — junior linebacker Keifer Rawlings and freshman quarterback Kurt Rawlings.

Laurel Park: Nine 3-year-old fillies will sprint seven furlongs in the $100,000 Safely Kept Stakes today. at Laurel Park Saturday afternoon. Daniel Smithwick has won four races with Holiday Soiree, the tepid 5-2 morning line favorite. The daughter of Harlan's Holiday's resume includes two unplaced finishes in graded stakes this year and a willing second in the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks. Sheldon Russell gets his first try aboard the filly.







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