Firing Line seemed to enjoy the peace and quiet surrounding Barn 42 on the Churchill Downs backstretch Monday morning as assistant trainer Carlos Santamaria walked the Preakness hopeful under the shedrow for about 30 minutes.
Salisbury ranks 11th in Division III in defense, having surrendered just 5.9 goals per game thus far. And the unit has thrived even after the insertion of freshman Will Nowesnick as a starting close defenseman.
The fact that No. 17 Frostburg State pushed No. 11 Salisbury to overtime before falling, 8-7, on Saturday might seem like another positive step for a program that had dropped the first five meetings to the 10-time NCAA Division III champion by an average of 9.2 goals.
Megan Whittle scored her sixth goal of the game and 46th of the season to give top-ranked Maryland a 10-goal lead with 7:11 left as the host Terps beat No. 16 Princeton, 18-10, on Wednesday night in women's lacrosse.
Frostburg State men's lacrosse coach Tommy Pearce didn't hesitate when asked if the team's 14-9 victory over No. 16 Washington College on Saturday was the greatest win in the program's history since its restart in 2011.
Several Maryland colleges, including the state's flagship College Park campus and Towson University, are imposing a rare mid-year tuition increase as the institutions grapple with state aid being slashed.
Frostburg State has released its schedule for the 2015 season. Here is a breakdown of the slate that awaits the Bobcats, who went 13-5 last year and finished fourth in the Capital Athletic Conference with a 4-3 record.