Digest (Nov. 4): Loyola Maryland edges Lafayette for first Patriot League men's soccer regular-season crown

Sophomore Brian Saramago's goal in the 21st minute earned Loyola Maryland its first Patriot League regular-season title on Saturday afternoon as the Greyhounds defeated Lafayette, 1-0, at Ridley Athletic Complex. Loyola (11-5-1 overall, 7-2-0 Patriot League) will host the semifinals and championship game of the Patriot League championships next Friday and Sunday. Loyola will face the lowest seed remaining after Tuesday's quarterfinal round on Friday at 5 p.m. Saramago notched his eighth goal of the season in the 21st minute as Barry Sharifi played the ball out wide to Jake Campbell who crossed it into the box for Saramago to finish. With the assist, Sharifi extended his point streak to seven-consecutive games. Freshman Chase Vosvick made four savesfor his seventh career shutout. It is Loyola's first regular-season championship since 2008, and its first since joining the Patriot League for the 2013 season. ... Navy (2-13-2, 0-7-2 PL) lost to visiting Bucknell, 1-0, in its 2017 season finale at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility. Bucknell sophomore Patrick Mahoney scored the game's lone goal in the 30th minute. Bucknell (7-7-4, 5-3-1) will next host a Patriot League tournament quarterfinal match Tuesday.



Navy hosts Bucknell forPatriot women's soccer title

Navy and Bucknell will kick off today at noon at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility in Annapolis for the Patriot League women's soccer championship. Navy advanced to the title game with a 3-0 victory over Colgate on Friday in front of the third-largest women's soccer crowd (2,418) at the Warner facility. Navy is seeking its fourth Patriot League Tournament title, while Bucknell is the defending conference champion. The Mids (16-3-1) received a hat tri from Ash Fairow in the semifinals. ... Johns Hopkins earned a 2-1 victory over McDaniel after a 4-3 edge in penalty kicks to advance to the Centennial Conference championship game.


Men's college basketball: Junior Robinson poured in 38 points to lead Mount St. Mary's to a 93-78 exhibition victory over Hood. ... Bowie State fell to top ranked Duke University, 116-53, in exhibition at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Sophomore David Belle led Bowie with 13 points and five rebounds.

Women's college volleyball: Johns Hopkins defeated McDaniel, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon to advance to the Centennial Conference finals.

Men's college ice hockey: Elmira College freshman Jake Sabourin of Catonsville was named the Goalie of the Week for the United Collegiate Hockey Conference after making 42 saves in his first two starts.

Women's pro soccer: Washington Spirit and Nigerian international forward Francisca Ordega has joined Spanish league side Atlético Madrid on loan for the National Women's Soccer League offseason. ... Washington Spirit goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé, forward/defender Lindsay Agnew and defender Shelina Zadorsky have been named to the Canada Women's National Team roster for a pair of November friendlies against the United States.

Men's college golf: Maryland finished its fall season, placing third of 11 teams at The Battle at Stono Ferry in Hollywood, S.C. Senior David Kocher finished third in the individual standings with his career-best score of 203 (68-68-67), which was 13 under.

College field hockey: No. 6 Salisbury lost 2-1 in double-overtime in the Capital Athletic Conference championship game to No. 5 Christopher Newport.

College wrestling: Johns Hopkins opened the season with a fifth-place finish at the Messiah Invitational. Junior Ricky Cavallo won the 133-pound title and freshman Dominick Reyes took silver at 157. ... Navy opened its season with exhibition victories over Delaware Valley and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.

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