Late goals by ex-Terps Sieverts, Snider give Outlaws title, 12-11
Maryland alumnus Drew Snider scored on a high shot in transition from 15 yards out with 56 seconds left for the game-winner as the Denver Outlaws rallied to earn their first Major League Lacrosse championship by defeating the Rochester Rattlers, 12-11, on Saturday night in Kennesaw, Ga. The goal gave Denver its first lead since 19 seconds into the game. The Outlaws trailed 10-6 before surging back in the fourth quarter, helped by two goals and an assist by John Grant Jr., 39, who was named the championship game Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row, having won it last season with the Chesapeake Bayhawks. Jeremy Sieverts (Maryland, McDonogh) tied the game at 11 with a 2-point goal with just over five minutes left to play; he had seven 2-pointers during the season, most in the league.
Overtime loss eliminates Mystics from playoffs
Tamika Catchings had 26 points and 11 rebounds as the Indiana Fever eliminated the Washington Mystics from the WNBA Eastern Conference semifinals with an 81-76 overtime victory at Verizon Center. Indiana took the best-of-three series two games to none. Catchings' 3-pointer with 1:34 left in overtime put Indiana ahead for good, 75-74. That basket made her the league's all-time leading scorer in the postseason, passing Lisa Leslie. The Fever will face top-seeded Atlanta or No. 4 Chicago in the conference finals. The Mystics, who lost five of their final six games, got a season-high 20 points from Kara Lawson and 13 from Tianna Hawkins (Maryland). Marissa Coleman (Maryland) had 10 points for the Fever.
Friday's WNBA: Guard Courtney Vandersloot's tiebreaking jump shot with 20.9 seconds left lifted the host Chicago Sky to an 80-77 win over the Atlanta Dream in the opener of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Philips Arena. Atlanta forward Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) had a game-high 24 points in the loss. ... Diana Taurasi made four free throws in the final 40 seconds to help the host Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks, 75-72, in a Western Conference semifinal opener. Kristi Toliver (Maryland) had 13 points for the Sparks.
Gymnastics: Maggie Musselman of Crownsville finished 23rd in the junior women's all-around at the P&G; Championships in Pittsburgh. Musselman's best finish was 13th in the vault.
Wrestling: Bryce Saddoris, a first lieutenant 1st Lt. in the Marine Corps who graduated from the Naval Academy in 2011, will represent the United States at the world championships Sept. 8-14 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Saddoris, who wrestles Greco-Roman at 145.5 pounds, will train in Kazakhstan with Team USA for the next three weeks.
Men's college soccer: No. 25 Navy has been voted the Patriot League preseason favorite, receiving 17 of 18 possible first-place votes. Loyola Maryland was picked to finish eighth. Midshipmen senior defender Joseph Greenspan was named Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and junior forward Jamie Dubyoski was named the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. Greenspan, Dubyoski and junior defender Derek Vogel made the All-Patriot preseason team.
Women's college soccer: Junior goalkeeper Rachelle Beanlands made a career-best 10 saves, but visiting Maryland dropped its season opener, 3-0, at No. 1 UCLA on Friday night. The Terps had been 8-0-2 in their previous 10 season openers. ... Johns Hopkins was picked in the Centennial Conference preseason poll to finish first, receiving all 10 first-place votes it was eligible to receive. McDaniel was picked for sixth and Washington College for 10th. ... Goucher was picked in the Landmark Conference to finish sixth.
Women's college volleyball: Navy was picked in the Patriot League preseason poll to finish fifth and Loyola Maryland sixth.
College field hockey: Maryland junior midfielder Anna Dessoye, senior midfielder-forward Maxine Fluharty and senior forward Katie Gerzabek were named Big Ten Players to Watch.
Mount St. Mary's: The college announced the following hirings: Hanna Thomas, coordinator of student-athlete academic success; Tim McIntee, men's lacrosse associate head coach and defensive coordinator; Maddie Midles, track and field assistant coach; Samantha Pinchoff, tennis assistant coach; and Victoria Shaw, women's swimming assistant coach. Tim Nickas was promoted to cross country and track and field associate head coach.