Holt victorious in Half Marathon in Columbia
Bridget Holt, 34, of Gambrills won the second annual Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon in Columbia in 1 hour, 21 minutes, 22 seconds. Tyler Brannen, 41, of New Hampshire took the 5K in 19:43. More than 2,000 runners competed in the event, which raised more than $25,000 for the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital.
Nike Women Half Marathon: Samia Akbar, a Washington-area native and resident and 2003 All-American at American, won the Washington race in 1:19:32.
Walters leads Knighthawks past Wings in playoff game
Forward Joe Walters (Maryland) had a goal and two assists as the defending National Lacrosse League champion Rochester Knighthawks defeated the visiting Philadelphia Wings, 10-8 in a first-round playoff game before an announced 5,963 at Blue Cross Arena on Saturday night. Forward Drew Westervelt (UMBC, John Carroll) tied for team highs with two goals and two assists, in addition to taking a team-best 10 shots for the Wings; fellow former UMBC standout Brendan Mundorf (Mount St. Joseph) had two goals and an assist at forward in the loss. Defenseman Jeff Reynolds (Maryland) scored a goal and won 16 of 21 faceoffs for Philadelphia. Forward Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall) added a goal and two assist for the Wings, and transition player Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins) chipped in an assist. In the East Division final next Saturday at 4 p.m., Rochester will host the Minnesota Swarm, which defeated the host Toronto Rock, 20-11, in Sunday's semifinal. The winner will play the West Division champion in the league title game.
Other Saturday first-round result: Forward John Grant Jr., who also plays for the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse, finished with two goals and three assists, but the visiting Colorado Mammoth lost, 15-10, to the Calgary Roughnecks before an announced 8,726 at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary scored six straight goals to seize hold of a game that was tied at 7 at the half. The Roughnecks will host the Washington Stealth on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the West Division final.
John Carroll's Owona will play basketball at FDU
John Carroll senior Mike Owona committed Sunday to Fairleigh Dickinson. The 6-foot-9, 245-pound center had previously pledged to UMass-Lowell, but will now follow former River Hawks coach Greg Herenda, who accepted the FDU job last week.
More men's basketball: Leron Fisher, a 2011 Lake Clifton graduate, has committed to Longwood. The former Lakers point guard will have three years of eligibility remaining after spending this past season at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Calif. ... Westminster center Nick Ellison has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Tiffin, a Division II school in Ohio.
Baseball: Sophomore Brendan Butler (John Carroll) had three hits, including a game-tying home run in the fifth inning, as host Towson (21-21, 11-7) came away with an 8-5 victory over No. 21 North Carolina Wilmington (32-13, 13-4) to take the Colonial Athletic Association series 2-1. ... Maryland (25-21, 8-16 Atlantic Coast Conference) overcame a one-run deficit with two runs in the sixth and earned a 4-1 win over host Duke (25-22, 9-15). Junior Jake Stinnett pitched his first career complete game.
Softball: Towson (29-23-1, 11-7) extended its winning streak to 12 games – matching its longest since 1987 – with a 2-1 CAA victory over visiting George Mason (15-37, 3-15).
Golf: The Loyola men shot 5-under-par 283 to rally from 10 strokes down and win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., by one shot. Bart George and Jimmy Dengler both shot 1-under on the back nine to help the Greyhounds to their sixth straight title. ... Greg Jarmas won the Ivy League individual championship and led Princeton to the team title during weekend action at Caves Valley Golf Club. Jarmas, a junior, had rounds of 71-72-70 — finishing with a 25-foot downhill birdie putt at the 18th hole — for a 54-hole total of 213, and the Tigers totaled 883, beating runner-up Yale by five shots, and Pennsylvania by six in the eight-team field.
Women's track and field: John Hopkins' 4x800-meter relay team broke an 11-year-old Centennial Conference record at the Penn Relays on Saturday. Annie Monagle, Alex Popkin, Ingrid Johnson and Maggie Shelton finished in 8 minutes, 58.61 seconds for seventh place overall. Monagle ran a 2:09 split. The distance medley relay team of Johnson (3:43.53), Megan McDonald (58.30), Shelton (2:12.41) and Monagle (4:53.37) broke a 16-year-old conference record with a cumulative time of 11:48.05. Hannah Oneda (Winters Mill) broke her own conference record with a 5,000 personal-record time of 16:35.56 Thursday night, finishing eighth overall.
Baltimore's Boston finishes ninth in ARCA race
Justin Boston of Baltimore finished ninth in the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 presented by Crosley Radio in Salem, Ind. The ARCA Racing Series rookie has moved into fifth place in the championship point standings after three of 21 events on the 2013 schedule. The race was won by Tom Hessert of Cherry Hill, N.J.
NHL: Center Brooks Laich underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia earlier this month after re-injuring his groin, according to a Washington Capitals source familiar with the forward's recovery process. Laich has missed all but nine games this season with a nagging groin injury but there's optimism within the organization that he could return to the lineup in time for a second-round playoff series or even sooner.
—Katie Carrera, The Washington Post
National Women's Soccer League: Sophie Schmidt scored the go-ahead goal in the 48th minute to help Sky Blue FC (2-0-0) earn a 2-1 victory over the Washington Spirit (0-1-2) Saturday night at the Maryland Soccerplex Stadium in Germantown. Sky Blue's CoCo Goodson opened the scoring in the second minute, heading in a corner kick by Danesha Adams. The Spirit tied the game in the 35th minute on a goal by Diana Matheson.
From Sun staff and news services