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Westervelt helps Wings beat Swarm to end skid

Drew Westervelt (UMBC, John Carroll) tied for the game high with four goals and four assists as the host Philadelphia Wings rallied past the Minnesota Swarm, 15-13, before an announced 6,861 at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday afternoon. Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins) added two goals and three assists for the Wings (6-8), who ended a five-game losing streak. Brendan Mundorf (UMBC, Mount St. Joseph) chipped in three assists. The Swarm (6-8) opened the fourth-quarter scoring to take an 11-10 lead, but Philadelphia got five of the next six goals, including one each from Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall) and Kyle Hartzell (Salisbury, Archbishop Curley) and back-to-back strikes by Westervelt. Buchanan ended the afternoon with two goals and two assists.

Other Sunday result: Joe Walters (Maryland) scored a goal, but the second-place Rochester Knighthawks (6-7) lost, 10-9, as the host Toronto Rock (10-5) clinched the East Division regular-season title in front of a season-high announced 13,307 at Air Canada Centre.

Saturday: Forward John Grant Jr. tied for the game high with four points to lead the Colorado Mammoth (6-8) to a 9-7 win over the host Edmonton Rush (8-6) before an announced 7,172 at Rexall Place. Grant, a former Delaware All-American who also plays for the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse, had a goal and three assists as the Mammoth (6-8) won for the fourth time in the past five games. His goal capped the scoring with nine seconds left in the game; 14 seconds earlier, Ryan Ward hit the crossbar for the Rush (8-6), which trailed 7-3 midway through the third quarter. With two games left in the regular season, Grant is tied for the league lead in goals (38) with Curtis Dickson of the Calgary Roughnecks.


No. 1 UNC rallies late to beat Maryland in baseball, 8-4

Visiting Maryland (16-15, 4-11 Atlantic Coast Conference) led by two runs heading into the sixth inning before top-ranked North Carolina (29-2, 12-2) scored four in the bottom of the frame to defeat the Terps, 8-4, on Sunday afternoon in their baseball series finale. Charlie White tied a career high with three hits and drove in two runs in the loss. The sophomore stole one base to increase his ACC-leading total to 28. After getting three hits Saturday night, Kevin Martir added two more Sunday along with two RBIs. Jack Cleary and Anthony Papio each added two hits as well. On Saturday night, North Carolina scored three runs in the fourth inning to rally for a 5-3 victory.

More baseball: Sophomore left fielder Peter Bowles highlighted a six-run fifth inning with a three-run home run as host Towson (15-16, 7-5 Colonial Athletic Association) rallied from an early 3-1 deficit and handed William & Mary (21-12, 6-3) a 13-8 loss in the deciding game of their three-game weekend series. ... Jay Maletz went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs and Anderson Burgess picked up his first career victory with seven strong innings on the mound, leading host Coppin State to a 5-3 victory over UMES (5-29, 2-10 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), giving the Eagles (9-19, 6-5) their first three-game sweep since the 2010 season. Maletz had his second career multiple-hit game and his first career multiple-RBI game to lead the Eagles. Chris Kashangaki, Chris Godfrey and Nathan Pitts each had two hits as the Eagles pounded out 11 hits on the day. Michael Roberts worked the final two innings to pick up his third save of the season.

Softball: Maryland (20-20, 5-4 ACC) dropped the series finale, 7-1, at North Carolina State (19-17-1, 5-6) after splitting a doubleheader Saturday.

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