Major Indoor Soccer League
Lucio Gonzaga scored three goals and Machel Millwood and Adriano Dos Santos each had two, helping the Blast defeat the Syracuse Silver Knights, 27-13, on Sunday. Eight players scored for Baltimore (14-4), which used goals by Mike Lookingland, Millwood, Ptah Myers and Gonzaga in the first four minutes to take an 8-0 lead and extended it to 10-0 on a goal by J.T. Noone before Syracuse got onto the board with a 3-point goal 9:34 into the game. The Blast will return to 1st Mariner Arena on Friday night to host the Rochester Lancers and Saturday night to host the Missouri Comets.
No. American Lacrosse League
Bombers win first-ever home game, top R.I.
The Baltimore Bombers scored the final five goals of the game to win their first-ever home game, 12-8 over the Rhode Island Kingfish (0-2) at Du Burns Arena. Forwards Ben Rubeor (Loyola High), captain Dan Marohl (St. Mary's, UMBC), Andrew Wasik and Devan Spilker, and transition player Pete Cannon had two goals each. Former Stevenson men's assistant coach Jordan Kenney, a forward, had one goal and two assists, and transition player Dan Deckelbaum (Owings Mills) had a goal for the Bombers (2-0). Defenseman David Shortt (Loyola College) and former Baltimore Bayhawk Matt Alrich (Calvert Hall), a forward, both had assists. Ginny Capicchioni made 34 saves.
Westervelt's acrobatic goal helps Wings edge Rock
Drew Westervelt (UMBC) scored on an "Air Gait"-like diving dunk maneuver from behind the net with 10.9 seconds to play to cap a four-goal run that gave the Philadelphia Wings an 8-7 come-from-behind win, spoiling the Toronto Rock's National Lacrosse League home opener Saturday night before an announced 11,703 at Air Canada Centre. Westervelt, a forward, finished with two goals for the Wings (2-0). Transition player Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins) and forward Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall) added three assists apiece. The Rock fell to 2-1.
More Saturday action: Forward John Grant Jr., who also plays for the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse, led all players with six goals and eight points as the Colorado Mammoth rallied for a 13-12 overtime victory over the host Calgary Roughnecks before an announced 8,221 at Scotiabank Saddledome. The Mammoth scored four goals, the first by Grant, in the final 4:17 of regulation to force the extra session. Grant took a game-high 20 shots.
Sagamore's 'Tiger' runs today in Native Dancer
Sagamore Racing's Tiger Walk is entered in today's $125,000 Native Dancer Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile race at Laurel Park. Sagamore was the home of Native Dancer, who won 21 of 22 races, including the Preakness and Belmont Stakes in 1953. Upon his retirement from racing, Native Dancer entered stud at Sagamore Farm, where he sired 45 stakes winners. He died in 1967 and is buried at Sagamore. Tiger Walk, the son of Tale of the Cat, finished fourth in last year's Wood Memorial and also competed in the Preakness. The horse, who is expected to run at odds of 6-1, comes into the Native Dancer off a third-place finish in an allowance race at Laurel on Dec. 29. The $125,000 Fire Plug also will be run today.
Sharon D. Brummell, a two-time national Coach of the Year in women's bowling and a UMES Hall of Famer, was named to the 2013 class of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame. Brummell joins four others to be enshrined March 15 in Norfolk, Va. Brummell coached UMES to its first NCAA championship in 2008, then to another in 2011, which was followed a week later with a USBC collegiate national championship — the first time a team has won both in the same season. Brummell worked at UMES 16 years, coaching 14 seasons, and retiring last January to become associate athletic director at Georgetown. The team she coached for half a season in 2012 also won the NCAA championship. Brummell is the first woman and first African-American to coach a team to an NCAA women's bowling championship. The title was the first women's NCAA championship for a historically black college and university.
College wrestling: Joe Locksmith pinned Frank Goodwin at 141 pounds in Saturday night's final bout to lead Navy to a 22-18 upset over No. 23 Maryland at the Comcast Pavilion in College Park. It was the Midshipmen's first win over the Terps since 2010 and Navy's first victory in College Park since 2007. For Maryland, Geoffrey Alexander earned his third pin in four matches and fifth-ranked Josh Asper (Hereford) knocked off 13th-ranked Mat Miller. The Terps and Midshipmen split 10 matches, but bonus points made the difference in the dual as Navy scored two major decisions, a technical fall and a pin.