No. 3 Maryland (15-3, 7-1 Big Ten) won its third straight Big Ten field hockey championship outright with a 4-2 win over visiting Rutgers (9-8, 2-6) on Saturday to close the regular season.

The victory gave the Terps the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament, which will be Thursday through next Sunday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex in College Park. They'll face eighth-seeded Rutgers at 3 p.m. Thursday. Penn State is the second seed, followed by Michigan and Northwestern.


Maryland broke a 1-1 tie 11 seconds into the second half Saturday, when Welma Luus scored off a pass from Sophie Pelzer. Kelee Lepage and Madison Maguire followed to make the score 4-1. Maryland outshot Rutgers 22-5 and had eight penalty corners to none.

Cross country: Navy senior Lucas Stalnaker finished first in 24 minutes, 28.8 seconds and led the Midshipmen to their fourth straight Patriot League men's championship in Easton, Pa. Stalnaker was the second Mid and ninth conference runner to win back-to-back individual titles at the championship race. Navy captured its league-best eighth title. Mids captain and senior Ryan McCoy was second in 24:54.8. The Navy women finished fourth, led by sophomore Erin McDonnell, who was 20th overall in 22:31.1. ... UMES won its third straight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men's championship, edging Norfolk State, 38-39, in Smyrna, Del. Senior Khalil Rmidi Kinini set a MEAC record with his third straight Most Outstanding Performer Award; his time of 24:27.88 in the 8K beat his nearest challenger, fellow Hawks senior Mark Blackmon, by 22 seconds. The UMES women finished second with 60 points to Florida A&M's 53. ... UMBC senior Sophia Cologer (Broadneck) placed fifth for the second straight year at the America East women's championships in Kingsville. She finished in 17:17.1. UMBC finished fifth overall. ... Goucher's Joe Negreann was named to the Landmark Conference's all-decade men's team. He ran for the Gophers from 2008 to 2011. ... Goucher's Katherine Currier was named to the Landmark's all-decade women's team. She ran for the Gophers from 2011 to 2014.

Men's soccer: Junior forward Daniel Zaremba scored the winning goal on a header in the 95th minute to help host Navy (5-8-4, 1-5-2 Patriot League) to a 3-2 overtime win against Lafayette (7-8-2, 3-4-1).

Women's soccer: Seniors Rachel Bloznalis and Erica Kosienski scored in the fifth and 71st minutes as host Boston University (8-10-1, 8-1) earned a 2-0 victory over Navy (8-10-2, 4-4-1) to earn a share of the Patriot League regular-season title with Bucknell. Navy will be seeded fifth in the conference tournament and play Colgate on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Hamilton, N.Y.

Women's volleyball: Junior middle blocker Hailey Murray led Maryland with nine kills, but the visiting Terps (10-14, 2-10 Big Ten) lost, 25-19, 25-16, 25-16, at No. 19 Ohio State (15-9, 5-7) on Friday night. Maryland junior libero Kelsey Wicinski had 10 digs, and freshman setter Taylor Smith had 20 assists.

Wrestling: McDaniel was picked in the Centennial Conference preseason poll to finish fifth, followed by Johns Hopkins at No. 6. Stevens Institute of Technology was predicted to win the eight-team league.

Men's swimming: Salisbury was picked in the Capital Athletic Conference preseason poll to finish third. St. Mary's, followed by St. Mary's in a tie at No. 4 with Marymount, and Frostburg State at No. 6. Mary Washington was predicted to win the six-team league.

Women's swimming: Salisbury was picked in the CAC preseason poll to finish third, followed by St. Mary's at No. 4 and Frostburg State at No. 6. Mary Washington was predicted to win the six-team league.

Et cetera

Top of Mind wins featured race on Laurel Park's turf

Hillwood Stable's Top of Mind, a tough-luck second in the Commonwealth Turf Cup in his previous race, rated on the inside before moving out wide and powering down the stretch to win Saturday's featured 10th race at Laurel Park. It was the third win in four starts for the gelded 4-year-old son of Hall of Famer Curlin, all since being switched to the turf by trainer Rodney Jenkins. Sent off as the 6-5 favorite in a field of eight older horses, Top of Mind ($4.40) ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:40.81 on a firm Fort Marcy Turf Course. "It was just a mistake I made, keeping him on dirt, but he'd win or get second or third on it. He's not the same horse on the dirt that he is on the turf. He's super on the turf, I think," Jenkins said. "[Today] went slow the first part and that doesn't help a horse that closes like him; they're not wearing anybody out. I was pleased." With regular rider Victor Carrasco back aboard, Top of Mind was unhurried settled along the rail as Find Stakes runner-up English Minister led through an easy quarter-mile in 25.16 seconds and a half in 49.10. English Minister was still in front rounding the far turn when Carrasco steered Top of Mind to the outside to launch their bid. Top of Mind gained steadily down the stretch to take the lead in the final eighth of a mile and outrun a stubborn English Minister to win by a neck.

My Sister Caro ($8.20) avenged her neck loss in a similar spot Oct. 7 by holding off Lady Allegra through the final sixteenth of a mile and emerging from a photo finish in front in Race 7, a $42,000 entry-level allowance for fillies and mares 3 and up. The 4-year-old Bop filly ran 5 ½ furlongs in 1:01.60 on the Fort Marcy layout.

Grand Old Game ($50.40), making his first turf start in more than a year, swept to the front on the outside and charged down the center of the track for a 24-1 upset in Race 8, a $45,000 second-level optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds and up. It was the 13th career win for the 8-year-old gelding, who covered 5 ½ furlongs in 1:02 over a firm Kelso Turf Course.

Third time was the charm for Aiden's Rag Doll in Race 9, a $40,000 maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies. The chestnut daughter of Grade 1 winner Union Rags edged away from a front-running pack of four to win in 1:12.65 on a fast main track.


More from Laurel: Returning to action after taking Friday off following a spill the previous day at Keeneland, jockey Trevor McCarthy re-established himself atop the standings with victories aboard Immunity ($6.20) in the third race, Golden Emperor ($5) in the fifth and My Sister Caro ($8.20) in the seventh. Jockey Kevin Gomez made two trips to the winner's circle aboard Dance N Denae ($9.40) in the first race and Liar's Dice ($13.20) in the sixth. Trainer Mike Trombetta saddled Immunity as well as Grand Old Game ($50.40) in the eighth. ... There will be carryovers in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and $1 Super Hi-5 on today's 11-race program that begins at 12:30 p.m. No one had all six winners Saturday in the Rainbow 6, as the carryover jackpot grew to $4,599.30.

Baseball: The Pittsburgh Pirates named Kimera Bartee, a former Orioles minor league outfielder, outfield, base running-first base coach.

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