Digest (April 6): Maryland rolls to 14-8 women's lacrosse victory over Rutgers

Led by sophomore attacker Brindi Griffin (McDonogh) on offense, sophomore midfielder Kali Hartshorn on draws and junior goalie Megan Taylor (Glenelg), the No. 2 Maryland women's lacrosse team defeated Rutgers , 14-8, on Friday evening. For the second week in a row, Griffin had a career-high five points for the Terps (12-1, 3-0 Big Ten), this time tallying a career-best three assists with two goals. Hartshorn led the team in goals, tying with junior attacker Caroline Steele (Severn) with three scores, only allowing two goals in 41 minutes while making g seven saves.

More women's results: Jillian Petito made 13 saves and host Mount St. Mary's (6-4, 1-0 Northeast Conference) won 10-3 over St. Francis (Pa.). .... Senior attacker Lacey Brown (Hereford) registered her 100th career point as St. Mary's routed Southern Virginia, 20-4. ... Galen Lew and Kelsey Murray each had a hat trick to lead No. 13 Stanford (10-3) to an 18-6 victory over visiting UC Davis (5-5) Thursday night. The win was seventh straight for the Cardinal. ... Carly Tellekamp scored four goals, including her 100th career goal, to lead No. 7 Towson (9-1, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) to a 20-5 rout over host Drexel (3-8, 0-1). The Tigers tied for their second-best start since 1980. ... Elena Romesburg had five goals to lead No. 4 James Madison (10-1, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) to a 19-5 victory over visiting Delaware (5-7, 0-1). JMU led 12-2 at the half. ... Selena Lasota and Sheila Nesselbush each scored four goals to lead No. 9 Northwestern (10-3, 3-0 Big Ten) to a 20-6 victory over visiting Ohio State (5-7, 1-3). The Huskies led 13-3 at the half. ... Katie O'Donnell had six goals and two assists to lead visiting Penn State (9-4) in a 22-13 upset over No 10 Virginia (8-5). Penn State scored 13 goals in the first half. ... Darby Kiernan had five goals and No. 15 Colorado (8-4, 5-1 Pac-12) won 10-7 over No. 17 Southern California (7-6, 5-3). The visiting Buffaloes took a 7-1 lead at the half.


Men's result: Ethan Walker had a game-high eight goals to lead No. 4 Denver (8-2, 2-0, Big East ) to a 22-6 rout over No. 7 Villanova (8-3, 1-1). The visiting Pioneers scored nine goals in the first and second quarters.



Siena's Patsos defends selfagainst abuse allegations

Embattled Siena men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos defended himself Friday against recent allegations that he verbally abused a team manager and denied any knowledge of withholding per diem payments to his players. "I never taunted, harassed or abuse this young man, nor did my coaches or players create a hostile environment for him," Patsos said. "We did know he had OCD [obsessive compulsive disorder] … He was adamant that he wanted to be treated the same as everyone else." At a news conference called by Patsos and his attorney, Dick Walsh, near the upstate New York campus, the former Loyola Maryland coach and longtime Maryland assistant said that had a good relationship with the manager and his family and was "greatly surprised" by the complaint filed with the university.

— Don Markus

Horse racing: There will be a 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover of $233,622.91 when racing resumes today at Laurel Park . The Rainbow 6 sequence spans Races 4-9. First race post is 1:10 p.m. Laurel will also simulcast today's major Triple Crown preps — the $1 million Santa Anita Derby, $1 million Blue Grass and $750,000 Wood Memorial. A total of $59,120 was bet into Friday's Rainbow 6, adding to a carryover of $214,705 from Monday's program.

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