Digest (March 10): No. 2 Cornell topples No. 1 Towson in men's lacrosse

After a slow start, the No. 2 Cornell men’s lacrosse team scored nine straight goals, including five from Clarke Petterson, who finished with a career-high eight, as the Big Red upset No. 1 Towson, 18-11, at the Crown Lacrosse Classic in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday. Petterson became just the 10th player in Cornell history to score at least eight goals in a game. John Piatelli had four goals and two assists, while Jeff Teat finished with four assists for the Big Red (4-1). In his first career start, freshman goalie Chayse Ierlan finished with 10 saves. The Tigers (5-1) held the edge in shots (44-32), faceoffs (26-for-32) and ground balls (46-33), but Cornell forced them to go just 9-for-16 on clears. Luke Fromert led Towson with two goals and two assists, with both goals coming in the first six minutes as the Tigers built a 4-1 lead. The teams traded goals to get to 5-2 before Petterson’s second goal with 1:02 remaining in the opening quarter sparked the Big Red’s 9-0 run.

State women: Molly Garrett scored with 10 seconds remaining to lift host No. 12 Michigan (9-0) to a 12-11 victory over Towson. Natalie Sulmonte and Kaitlin Thornton each scored four goals for the Tigers (0-6), who rallied to tie the game with three goals in the final six minutes.

Scoreboard and roundup of men's college lacrosse games on March 9




Crown Classic

(at Charlotte, N.C.)

4 Penn St. 24, Jacksonville 11


12 Michigan 12, Towson 11


13 Virginia 14, Brown 13, OT

(at Atlanta)

4 Yale 17, Michigan 11

Philly 4 Classic

Drexel 15, 11 Villanova 10



7 JMU 10, Rutgers 7

13 Denver 17, Harvard 6

16 Stanford 15, Oregon 8

Major Arena Soccer League

Blast beat Comets, 10-9, keep pace with Utica City

The Blast secured a 10-9 victory over the visiting Kansas City Comets behind a six-goal first quarter to keep pace with rival Utica City for the Eastern Division title in the Major Arena Soccer League. Jonatas Melo led the Blast (12-6) in scoring with six points on one goal and five assists. Vini Dantas scored five goals. Leo Gibson led the Comets (9-9) with six points on four goals and two assists. Blast goalkeeper William Vanzela recorded 19 saves. The Blast sit one game back from Eastern Division leaders Utica City FC. The Blast visit the Harrisburg Heat next Sunday at 5:05 p.m. as they look to clinch a playoff spot for the 12th consecutive season.

The Jets are about to add a new piece to better protect Sam Darnold. Gang Green is in closing in on a trade to acquire Raiders Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele, according to sources.

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Jets acquire ex-Raven Osemele from Raiders

Two people with direct knowledge of the trade tell The Associated Press that the New York Jets have agreed to acquire left guard Kelechi Osemele from the Oakland Raiders. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the trade can’t be completed until the new league year starts Wednesday. The deal is also expected to include draft picks for both sides. ESPN first reported the trade Sunday, and said the Jets are also sending their fifth-round draft pick to the Raiders for Oakland’s sixth-rounder. The move also saves the Raiders $10.2 million on their salary cap. Osemele was a second-round pick of the Ravens in 2012 and he started every game at right tackle as a rookie before moving to left guard. He was limited to seven games the following year because of a back injury, but started 28 games over the next two seasons. He signed a five-year, $58.5 million deal with Oakland in 2016 and made the Pro Bowl in each of his first two years with the Raiders.

Major League Soccer: New York City FC goalkeeper Sean Johnson and his D.C. United counterpart, Bill Hamid, were stalwart in front of the net in a 0-0 draw. NYCFC (0-0-2) outshot United (1-1-0) 21-7 with six shots on goal to the visitors’ three. Hamid made his 200th start for United and turned in his 56th MLS shutout.

Horse racing: No single bettor had all six winners in Sunday’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 at Laurel Park, growing the jackpot carryover to $15,318.66 when live racing returns with a nine-race program Friday. First-race post time is 1:10 p.m. Friday’s jackpot is the largest in Laurel’s Rainbow 6 since a $17,184 carryover following the Dec. 16, 2018 program. Friday’s Rainbow 6 spans Races 4-9. Race 5 is a $45,000 second-level optional claiming allowance for fillies and mares 4 and older that drew a field of nine including 2018 Politely Stakes winner Elevated Vision. Wendell Fong is among a dozen 3-year-olds entered in Race 8, a $42,000 entry-level optional claiming allowance. Both are carded at six furlongs.

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