Caringi scores two more goals as UMBC goes to 4-0
Forward Pete Caringi III (Calvert Hall) scored a pair of goals for the fourth consecutive game, leading host UMBC to a 3-1 men's soccer victory over St. Francis Brooklyn in the Hampton Inn BWI Classic. The Retrievers (4-0) won their second consecutive weekend tournament, and all four victories have come by 3-1 scores. Caringi scored in the 28th and 73rd minutes and has reached the eight-goal mark in the fewest games in school history. The Terriers, who had defeated Navy, 2-1, their its opening match of the classic and suffered a 1-0 loss at No. 5 Connecticut earlier, slipped to 1-2.
More men's soccer: Sophomore forward Thomas Shiiba scored in the closing seconds of the first overtime as Navy (1-1-2) earned a 2-1 win over visiting Central Connecticut State (0-4-0). ... Sophomore Larry Ndjock scored right out of halftime to give Loyola Maryland (2-0-1) a 1-0 win over Saint Francis (Pa.) (3-1) in the Greyhounds' home opener before an announced 1,403, the third-largest crowd to watch the team play at Ridley Athletic Complex.
Women's college soccer: No. 15 Maryland (4-1-0) suffered its first defeat of the season Friday night with a 1-0 loss at No. 22 Santa Clara (3-2-0). The Broncos scored in the 13th minute on an individual effort from Julie Johnston, who split a pair of defenders around the 6-yard box and managed to get her shot inside the left post from a severe angle. Maryland will finish its West Coast swing and nonconference schedule when it plays at No. 4 Stanford today. ... Sophomore Alexa Quaranta (Perry Hall) scored in the 58th minute and Amira Walcott in the 80th as UMBC (2-2-1) earned its first home victory since Aug. 20, 2010, with a 2-1 win against Robert Morris (3-1-1) on Friday night. Walcott also had an assist. The Colonials scored in the 83rd minute.
Women's lacrosse: San Diego State announced that freshman attacker Sarah Dorl (Dulaney) will join the team for the 2014 season. Dorl was a first-team All-Baltimore County selection and played club lacrosse for Ravens Lacrosse Club. The Aztecs finished 8-8 overall in the 2013 season, their second in program history, including a fifth-place finish in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
Oher's sprained ankle not considered serious
Ravens right tackle Michael Oher underwent tests on his sprained right ankle that confirmed that the injury is not serious, according to a source. How quickly Oher returns will depend on how fast his ankle responds to treatment. The Ravens don't play again until next Sunday against the Cleveland Browns at M&T; Bank Stadium. Oher expressed optimism to The Baltimore Sun about his ankle in the locker room after the Ravens' season-opening 49-27 loss to the Denver Broncos on Thursday night. He didn't appear to be hurt seriously, limped off the field under his own power and wasn't in a walking boot or on crutches afterward. Oher has not missed a start since being drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft, a streak of 65 consecutive games. He got hurt Thursday during a 1-yard touchdown run by Ray Rice when Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda fell into Oher. He was replaced by rookie fifth-round tackle Rick Wagner, who allowed three sacks and four quarterback hurries, according to Pro Football Focus.
Arthur Jones update: Starting defensive lineman Arthur Jones, who has been dealing with a viral infection near his heart that initially raised concerns, is now cleared to the point where he could return to play soon after getting good news from doctors, according to a source. Going forward, there aren't any serious worries about Jones' status. However, the team now has to map out a plan to ease Jones back into an exercise and practice regimen and gauge his conditioning after being out since the team's third preseason game, against the Carolina Panthers. After being sidelined the past few weeks, Jones was upbeat on social media Friday night. "Thank you Lord for the amazing news today," Jones tweeted. "I don't know where I would be with out you. :-) Thank you everyone who kept me in there prayers. The big man upstairs answered." Ravens coach John Harbaugh had previously indicated that Jones was dealing with a non-life-threatening, non-football-related illness that wasn't serious but could sideline him for anywhere from a week to indefinitely.
5 hitless innings for Harvey, but IronBirds eliminated
Starter Hunter Harvey, the Orioles' first-round draft pick in June, pitched five hitless innings, but the Aberdeen IronBirds fell, 3-0, to the host Tri-City ValleyCats in the first round of the short-season New York-Penn League playoffs on Saturday night in Troy, N.Y., ending their season. The ValleyCats scored twice in the seventh and once in the eighth to sweep the best-of-three series. Aberdeen, 40-32 in the regular season and champion of the McNamara Division in earning its first playoff berth, had several chances to score, none better than when it left the bases loaded in the seventh inning. Tri-City, which won the first game of the series, 1-0, in Aberdeen on Friday night on a ninth-inning home run by Conrad Gregor off reliever Donnie Hart, awaits the winner of the State College-Jamestown series. Harvey didn't walk any batters and struck out seven.
Soccer: The Baltimore Bays Chelsea began play in the United States Developmental Soccer Academy with a win and two ties against D.C. United. The Bays' under-16 team won, 2-1, behind strong goalkeeping by Chase Vosvick (Gilman). Goals were scored by Dylan Johnson and Kelvin Tata (C. Milton Wright). Assists were recorded by Lorenzo Janeka and Justin Spencer (Perry Hall). The Bays' under-18 and under-14 teams recorded 1-1 ties in their games against D.C. United. The under-18 goal was scored by Kevin Guzman, assisted by Sixtus Akinlosotu. The under-14 goal was scored by Tamer Boumstar, assisted by Cannon Buechley (Calvert Hall).
Golf: Baltimore players won three of the six matches and halved two others in an 111/2-61/2 victory over a Washington side in the 57th annual team match between representatives of the two cities, sponsored and conducted by the Maryland State Golf Association at the Elkridge Club. John Howson of Sparks and Pine Ridge Golf Course provided the winning points when he birdied the 18th hole to give himself and partner Serge Hogg of Mountain Branch GC a 21/2-1/2 triumph over Eric Smidinger of Lake Presidential GC and Joey Rice of Old South CC. Jeff Castle of Towson Golf & CC and Andrew Rice of Baltimore CC gave the home team its biggest boost with a 3-0 win over Keith Unikel of Congressional CC and Mark Vedete of CC at Woodmore.
WNBA: Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) led the visiting Mystics with 16 points and 11 rebounds, but Washington could not muster enough offense to overcome the short-handed Sun and lost, 77-70, on Friday night.