Digest: Wild scores in 107th minute, lifts No. 1 Terps men's soccer team to 11th straight win

Maryland Athletics

Sophomore Gordon Wild scored a hat trick to lead No. 1 Maryland (14-0-2) to a 3-2 double-overtime win over visiting Delaware (10-6-1) in men's soccer Tuesday night. Wild — second nationally in goals with 14 — scored his sixth game-winning goal of the year in the 107th minute to give the Terps (14-0-2) their 11th straight win and 21st straight match without a loss. Maryland wrapped up its first perfect home regular-season (11-0) since 2005, when it captured the national championship. The Terps took the lead in the fourth minute when Wild finished to the near post on Amar Sejdic's ninth assist of the year, a through ball from the far side of the box. The Blue Hens scored the equalizer at 22:39 on a header from Guillermo Delgado from 5 yards after a cross from Carlos Perales. Delgado scored the go-ahead goal off a rebound from a save by Cody Niedermeier (Broadneck) in the 73rd minute. Wild pulled the Maryland back even three minutes later as George Campbell (McDonogh) back-flipped the ball to Chris Odoi-Atsem, who made a run along the near sideline, then served a ball from 20 yards to Wild for the finish. In the second overtime period, Jake Rozhansky won a ball near midfield and dished to Eryk Williamson, who threaded a pass into the center of the box for Wild's third goal of the night. "We have a love affair with our fans and it seems we want to make things exciting to keep them coming back," Terps coach Sasho Cirovski said. "It's a great result against a very good Delaware team. Two of the best forwards in the country put on a show. They were a very good counterattacking team, a very good passing team and they posed some problems for us. We once again found the resilience to come back when things got tough and we found the mental strength to put in the game-winner. I think this team has shown a lot of resilience and mental strength throughout, but make no mistake, we are a tired team. We keep taking everyone's shot in this ring we call Ludwig Field, but we're coming out on top. I think it was another great night in Ludwig, a little too dramatic, but we'll take the win." Maryland will complete the regular season with a Big Ten match at Michigan at 1 p.m. Sunday on the Big Ten Network.

The No. 22-ranked Green Terror used a two-goal advantage early in the first half to overcome No. 16 Johns Hopkins 3-2 for the first time in 20 years.

Women's college soccer: Host McDaniel (14-1-1, 7-0-1 Centennial Conference), ranked No. 22 in Division III, earned a 3-2 win over No. 16 Johns Hopkins (12-2-2, 7-1), beating the Blue Jays for the first time in 22 games since 1996. The Green Terror would earn the top seed in the conference tournament if it beats Washington College on Saturday. ... Hopkins senior Meg Van de Loo was named conference Offensive Player of the Week.


College football: Towson all-purpose back Shane Simpson was one of 17 players named to the STATS FCS Freshman Player of the Year watch list.

Men's college basketball: Towson was picked in the Colonial Athletic Association poll to finish second behind North Carolina Wilmington. The Seahawks received 361 points and 37 first-place votes, compared with 278 and two for the Tigers. Towson senior forward William Adala Moto made the All-CAA preseason first team, and Tigers junior guard Mike Morsell made the second team, as did James Madison senior guard-forward Shakir Brown (Patterson).


Women's college basketball: Towson was picked in the CAA poll to finish last in the 10-team league. Tigers senior guard Raven Bankston was named to the All-CAA preseason second team. College of Charleston senior guard-forward Bre Bolden (South River) made the first team.

Women's college volleyball: St. Mary's senior Mimi Graf was named Capital Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week.

Orioles' Mark Trumbo named Sporting News American League Comeback Player of the Year


Trumbo wins Sporting News comeback award

The best season of Mark Trumbo's major league career netted the Orioles outfielder the Sporting News American League Comeback Player of the Year, the publication announced Tuesday. Trumbo, who was acquired last offseason from the Seattle Mariners for backup catcher Steve Clevenger (Mount Saint Joseph), led the majors with a career-high 47 home runs. A pending free agent, Trumbo was selected in a vote of 174 AL players, edging Texas Rangers outfielder Ian Desmond, 40 votes to 39. Rick Porcello Robinson Cano Yu Darvish Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman (four), who had a team-high 16 wins, placed seventh. Trumbo is the third Oriole to receive the award, which has been given out by Sporting News annually since 1965. The first two were first baseman Boog Powell in 1966 and right-hander Rick Sutcliffe in 1992.

Eduardo A. Encina

Former Terp and Raven Torrey Smith is reportedly the subject of trade talks between the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles.

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Eagles reportedly want to trade for Torrey Smith

Former Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (Maryland) is reportedly the subject of trade talks between the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles.

A deal would provide the Eagles with a legitimate deep threat for rookie quarterback Carson Wentz. Smith, 27, who received a five-year $40 million contract from San Francisco before last season, had career lows of 33 receptions, 663 receiving yards and four touchdowns in 2015, and he's on pace for lower numbers this season.

Former Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith and his wife, Chanel, will visit Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in East Baltimore Wednesday for a panel conversation on issues facing young black males in the city.

With the 49ers on a bye this week, Smith will be at Dunbar tonight for a panel conversation on issues facing young black males in cities.

Mark Selig


Horse racing: Monarchos, who finished sixth in the 2001 Preakness, has died early Saturday in Midway, Ky., after emergency surgery the day before to repair a ruptured intestine. He was 18. The grey son of Maria's Mon and Regal Band by Dixieland Band won the Kentucky Derby in 1 minute, 59.97 seconds, the second-fastest Derby time ever to 1973 Triple Crown champion Secretariat's 1:59.40.

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