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Digest: Salisbury tops Gettysburg, 14-6, in Division III men's lacrosse semifinal

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Carson Kalama (Bel Air) scored five goals and Nathan Blondino (St. Mary's) added four to lead host Salisbury (22-1) to a 14-6 victory over Gettysburg (17-3) in an NCAA Division III national semifinal. The Sea Gulls will face Tufts (20-2) in the national championship game Sunday at 1p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

"We are very fourtunate and very excited to be heading to the championship" Salisbury coach Jim Berkman said. "I am proud of all 50 guys for enduring what is a long season and putting us in postion to hopefully win our 11th national championship."

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Dave Brandt, the winningest active coach in Division I men's soccer and four-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Coach of the Year, has been named head coach of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the United Soccer League, team owner Tuffy Shallenberger announced Sunday.

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Navy's Brandt named coach of United Soccer League's Riverhounds

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Navy men's soccer coach Dave Brandt, the winningest active coach in Division I and four-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America Coach of the Year, has been named head coach of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the United Soccer League, team owner Tuffy Shallenberger announced Sunday. Brandt will join the Riverhounds after spending the past seven years at Navy. In 19 years of coaching, Brandt has over 300 wins, holds a .786 career winning percentage (310-72-34) and is the earliest in NCAA history to reach the 200-win mark. Pittsburgh will hold a news conference today at 3 p.m. to introduce Brandt. "The Naval Academy is an extremely special institution, and one that I will always hold close to my heart," said Brandt in a news release. "My time there was a truly life-impacting experience, but the opportunity to coach professionally in a great sports city like Pittsburgh is one that I couldn't turn down." Brandt will inherit a Riverhounds team that earned its first win of the season on Saturday against visiting Toronto F.C. II, 2-1, at Highmark Stadium. He will coach his first game on Saturday as Pittsburgh faces the Red Bulls II at 10 p.m. in New York.

From Baltimore Sun Media Group reports

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Women's college lacrosse: Franklin & Marshall (21-2) won the opening draw control of overtime and held possession for just over a minute before Gabby Frank scored to lead the Diplomats to a 6-5 victory over host Salisbury (18-3) in an NCAA Division III tournament regional final. Five players scored for the Sea Gulls, who won the championship in 2014 but have failed to reach the semifinals for the second straight season.

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After a nine-inning pitchers' duel between the two top hurlers in the Patriot League, Navy's Stephen Born ended the opening game of the league's best-of-three championship series with a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Mids beat Holy Cross, 2-1, at soggy Max Bishop Stadium.

College baseball: Sophomore Stephen Born hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to give host Navy (41-13-1) a 2-1 victory and a 1-0 lead over Holy Cross (29-26) in the best-of-three Patriot League championship series. Senior left-hander Luke Gillingham allowed one run in six innings for the Midshipmen. Because of the threat of rain, the second half of the scheduled doubleheader was postponed and will be played today at noon. If necessary, Game 3 would begin 30 minutes following the end of the first game. … The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament in Salisbury was postponed for the second consecutive day because of rain. The tournament will resume today with the winner's bracket final between Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman at noon. Norfolk State and Coppin State will play at approximately 3:30 p.m., with the winner facing the loser of the Florida A&M-Bethune-Cookman game tonight at about 7 p.m. for a berth in the championship game, which is scheduled for Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Women's boxing: Baltimore's Franchon Crews was one of four boxers to earn victories for Team USA in the preliminary round of the World Boxing Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan. Crews, an eight-time USA Boxing national champion and a silver medalist at the 2012 world championships, earned a unanimous decision in a light heavyweight bout over Italy's Flavia Severin to advance to the quarterfinal round, where she will face Maria Kovacs of Hungary on Tuesday.

Varsity boys golf: St. Paul's (15-0) earned a 14-7 win over Loyola Blakefield (10-4-1) in the MIAA A Conference championship held at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills.

National Women's Soccer League: Lindsey Horan scored her third goal of the season to lift the host Portland Thorns (3-0-3) to a 4-1 victory over the league-leading Washington Spirit (4-1-1) on Saturday night. Joanna Lohman scored on a header in the 55th minute for Washington.

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