After three straight shutout wins to open the season, top-ranked Notre Dame Prep has moved into the top 10 of the national field hockey rankings. The Blazers (3-0), who have outscored Fallston, Paint Branch and Good Counsel by a combined 24-0, moved up one spot to No. 10 in the latest MAX Field Hockey National Top 25, released Tuesday. Another local team, No. 2 Severna Park, has debuted at No. 22 after season-opening wins against Archbishop Spalding and Camden (N.J.) Catholic. The two schools also rank Nos. 2 and 5, respectively, in the website's Mid-Atlantic regional rankings, with Garrison Forest coming in at No. 12, South River No. 13, Archbishop Spalding No. 17 and Chesapeake-AA No. 19.
— Rich Scherr, For The Baltimore Sun
NCAA panel tweaks rule for men's lacrosse shot clock
The NCAA Men's Lacrosse Rules Committee has altered its proposal of a shot clock after receiving feedback from survey data, according to several coaches. The committee has shifted to an 80-second shot clock that starts on possession. Teams will still need to clear across midline in 20 seconds, but the shot clock will be triggered on possession. So, if a team clears past midline in 10 seconds, it will have 70 seconds to shoot from there. The reset will be 80 seconds, as well. The initial proposal announced in early August featured a 60-second shot clock after crossing midline, with 20 seconds to clear. The reset was 60 seconds.
Men's college soccer: Senior Amar Sejdic scored for the first time this season to lead Maryland (1-2-2) past West Virginia, 1-0, on Monday. ... Junior transfer Davey Mason was credited with his first college goal in the 78th minute to lift Loyola Maryland to a 1-0 win over host St. John’s at Belson Stadium on Tuesday night.
Women's college soccer: Because of the threat of impending weather in the Mid-Atlantic region Saturday's game between Navy and Holy Cross in Annapolis has been moved to Thursday at 1 p.m.
Women's volleyball: Because of the forecast of Hurricane Florence and its impact on the Carolinas, Loyola Maryland's weekend matches in the Campbell Volleyball Tournament were canceled. The Greyhounds now will host LaSalle on Thursday at 7 p.m.
BMGC featuring outingsfor two-person golf teams
Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation, also known as Baltimore's Classic Five, will host a series of two-person team golf outings this fall, beginning with the Scramble/Captains Choice on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Pine Ridge Golf Course. The Scramble/Captains Choice will be a nine-hole event featuring a shotgun start. Registration for the Scramble/Captains Choice is open and space is limited to the first 26 teams. A $90 per team price includes green fees, carts, dinner, and prizes. Six outings are planned this fall at BMGC courses. The other five outings are: Mixed Two Ball Scramble, Sept. 22 at Pine Ridge; 1 Net Best Ball, Sept. 29 at Mount Pleasant; Flip-A-Coin, Oct. 6 at Pine Ridge; Scramble With a Twist!, Oct. 13 at Pine Ridge; and Chapman, Oct. 21 at Mount Pleasant . To register online or for more information, go to www.classic5golf.com.
NHL : NBC Sports Washington (NBCSW) will present live television coverage of 77 Capitals games this season, including 70 regular-season and all seven preseason contests. Twelve Capitals games are scheduled for exclusive national telecasts in the U.S. NBC will televise four games and NBCSN will televise eight. The Capitals Radio Network will provide live audio of every game with 106.7 The Fan serving as the flagship station.
— From Sun staff and news services