Men's college soccer
No. 21 Retrievers storm past Greyhounds, 3-1
No. 21 UMBC received second-half goals from Geaton Caltabiano, Pete Caringi III and Kadeem Dacres to extend its unbeaten streak to 16 games and hand host Loyola Maryland its first loss of the season, 3-1, on Saturday night in the rain before an announced 768 at Ridley Athletic Complex. Caltabiano (Mount St. Joseph), a former Greyhound, scored the first goal in the 48th minute. Dacres had fired a shot at Loyola goalkeeper Zach Kane, but classmate Jamie Libby blocked the attempt. Caltabiano gathered the loose ball and sent a 7-yard shot past Kane. Caringi (Calvert Hall) headed in a cross from Spencer Williams in the 55th minute for his NCAA-best ninth goal. Loyola (5-1-1) broke through in the 62nd minute when the Retrievers were called for a handball in the box and Stephen Dooley converted the penalty kick. UMBC (7-0-0) finished the scoring with a goal in the 84th minute, when Caltabiano sent a cross to Dacres, which he headed in for the goal. Caltabiano recorded his NCAA-best seventh assist.
More games: Patrick Mullins scored on two penalty kicks in leading visiting No. 17 Maryland to a 3-1 victory over No. 4 Clemson. Mullins' goal at the 35:03 mark gave the Terps (2-2-2, 2-0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) a 1-0 lead and was the first score allowed by the Tigers (6-1, 2-1) in the past 442 minutes, 14 seconds.
Jamie Dubyoski (Loyola High) scored his team-high fourth goal in the 20th minute and Joseph Greenspan and Alex Evans added goals in the 66th and 78th minutes, respectively, to lift Navy (2-3-2) to a 3-0 win over host George Washington (3-4-0). Gavin Snyder (Severna Park) relieved an injured Aaron Dupere in goal in the fourth minute to earn his first win of the season; he made three saves in his 86:54 minutes of play, including a diving stop in the 73rd minute.
Dispute with officials threatens lacrosse fall ball
Division I's premier fall lacrosse events, which begin in earnest next weekend, could be in jeopardy after negotiations between the Collegiate Officials Committee and the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association last week failed to finalize a deal to succeed the three-year agreement that expired in June. The USILA notified lacrosse coaches and athletic directors at large by email Saturday morning that the COC would not be assigning officials to fall games until a new deal is in place. The USILA has a deal with Division II and Division III officials through June 2014, but there are a handful of issues yet to be worked out on the Division I side. Chief among the financial concerns are referees' game fees, per diem and travel reimbursement.
Football: Stevenson amassed 462 yards of total offense, including 300 rushing, and set a school record for points scored in routing FDU-Florham, 55-22, on Friday night. Freshman Trey Lee rushed for 158 yards and a school-record four touchdowns. The Mustangs improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Middle Atlantic Conference and dropped the Devils to 1-1 and 0-1. Junior Tim Campbell (McDonogh) finished with a team-high nine tackles and a forced fumble for Stevenson.
Rowing: Washington College named seniors Anthony Cairo and Dominic DiMarino as captains.
Men's water polo: Johns Hopkins freshman Matt Fraser was named Rookie of the Week for the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division.
Women's basketball: Washington College added Ambreelinne Ortman as an assistant coach and Steven Howard as a volunteer assistant.
Women's tennis: Washington College announced that senior Amy Stevens (North Harford) will serve as captain.
McCoughtry helps Dream even series with Mystics
Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) scored 20 points to lead the Atlanta Dream to a 63-45 victory over the Washington Mystics, tying their best-of-three WNBA Eastern Conference semifinals. The Dream outscored Washington 17-9 in the the first and fourth quarters. Tayler Hill led the Mystics with 11 points. Atlanta will host the deciding Game 3 on Monday night.
NHL: Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis officially confirmed Saturday that his team will host the 2015 NHL Winter Classic. But with more than 15 months before the NHL's showcase outdoor event arrives, plenty of details still have to be sorted out. Neither the venue nor the opponent has been determined and John Collins, the NHL's chief operating officer, said all possibilities remain open for consideration at this stage. While the Winter Classic is an NHL event with the league playing the primary role in all logistical decisions, Collins said it will take cues from Leonsis and the Capitals on where to hold the contest. Collins said he expects the league to begin its serious study of venues within the next month. NHL officials have made brief visits to a few local stadiums over the past two years, but not full-fledged surveys of the facilities that will be required to determine the best location for the Classic. There are plenty of options in the region, including FedEx Field in Landover and M&T; Bank Stadium and Oriole Park in Baltimore. But only two viable choices exist in the District: Nationals Park and aging RFK Stadium. Asked where he would prefer to see the game played, Leonsis was blunt. "I think it should be in Washington, D.C.," Leonsis said. "I don't think there's any reason to not think that our fan base here in Washington, in D.C., wouldn't fill the building up and I also think, from a visiting fan perspective, having it in Washington makes a lot of sense because we have all the infrastructure, hotels, restaurants and the like. It'd be good for the city."
—Katie Carrera, The Washington Post
Major League Soccer: Lee Nguyen scored the winner with seven minutes left to hand the host New England Revolution a 2-1 victory over D.C. United. United got an own goal in the 11th minute before Diego Fagundez tied it for New England in the 58th.
Golf: Dave McDermott and Bill Matton of the U.S. Naval Academy Golf Club were the low-gross champions with 67s at the Free State Seniors Open Two-Man Championship on Tuesday at Musket Ridge GC. Steve Yachmetz of Montgomery Village Country Club and Mike Kurylo of Manor CC were low-net champions with 57s.