No. 3 North Carolina tops No. 5 Duke in OT in women's lacrosse
Kara Canizzaro scored four goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to lead No. 3 North Carolina to a 12-11 win over host No. 5 Duke at Koskinen Stadium on Thursday night. The third-ranked Tar Heels won their 10th game in a row and improved to 10-1 overall and 3-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Duke fell to 9-2 and 2-2. Carolina has won eight of the past 10 meetings in the series, including two of the past three meetings in Durham. Canizzaro scored the winning goal with 3:30 to go in the extra period. Carolina goalkeeper Lauren Maksym made a save with 11 seconds to play in overtime, and Brittney Coppa (North Carroll) drew a charging foul with two seconds left to preserve the victory.
More women's lacrosse: Erin Farrell and Rebecca Roman scored five goals each to power visting Albright (7-1, 1-0 Commonwealth) to a 24-7 win over Hood (3-4, 0-1). ... Tori Wagner (Fallston) scored the game-winner with 1:30 left to lift visiting Stevenson (7-1, 1-0 Middle Atlantic Conference) to a 9-8 win over Lebenon Valley (5-2, 0-1).
Men's lacrosse: Ryan Turner scored five goals and host Albright (7-1, 1-0 Commonwealth Conference) left with an 18-0 shutout against Hood (3-8, 0-2).
Women's volleyball: Donald Metil, who coached at UMES for the past six seasons and led the school to its best season in 2012, has been named coach at Towson. Metil was 145-44 with the Hawks, including four undefeated conference seasons. He previously coached at Lees-McRae and the Notre Dame of Maryland, and taught at Dumbarton Middle.
Men's swimming: UMBC junior Mohamed Hussein finished 17th in the preliminaries for the 200 individual medley with a school-record time of 1 minute, 44.44 seconds at the NCAA championships in Indianapolis. He missed out on Thursday night's consolation finals by .20 of a second. Hussein held the previous school mark of 1:44.60. He continues his meet in Indianapolis with the 200 freestyle today, followed by the 200 backstroke on Saturday.
Women's bowling: UMES senior Anggie Ramirez was named a finalist for College Bowler of the Year.
Softball: Towson (15-18-1) fell, 3-2, to visiting Georgetown (13-20) despite a complete game from senior Katie Lingmai.
Marine Corps Marathon
Race sells out fast; glitches called 'an embarrassment'
The 2013 Marine Corps Marathon sold out in a record 2 hours, 27 minutes Wednesday, but not before problems with its computerized registration process led to widespread complaints from people trying to sign up for the 26.2-mile race. Runners trying to secure one of the 30,000 spots in the 38th running of the marathon next fall reported that they were kicked off during the registration process or received repeated "error" messages. The marathon's Facebook page was awash in complaints. Race director Rick Nealis said the company that operates the system, Active.com, told him the demand for the $99 spots exceeded its capacity to process the requests. Nealis called the delays "an embarrassment for the Marine Corps Marathon as an organization."
—Lenny Bernstein, The Washington Post
Redskins sign Tapp, will likely use him at linebacker
The Washington Redskins have signed former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Darryl Tapp to a one-year deal, two people with knowledge of the deal confirmed. Tapp spent the first four seasons of his career with the Seattle Seahawks and played the past three years in Philadelphia. Last season he appeared in 13 games, recording 17 tackles and half a sack. At 6 feet 1, 270 pounds, Tapp doesn't fit the mold of the bigger-bodied 3-4 defensive end, so he likely will have to switch to outside linebacker in Washington's system.
—Mike Jones, The Washington Post
NHL: The Washington Capitals re-signed forward Casey Wellman to a two-year, two-way contract extension. He will earn $550,000 a season at the NHL level in both 2013-14 and 2014-15. ... Alex Ovechkin was struck in the chin by a puck during practice Thursday morning and needed 22 stitches to close the wound.
Boxing: Elvin "KoKo" Sanchez is replacing Pedro Martinez as the opponent for unbeaten cruiserweight Alex Guerrero in the eight-round main event of the "Salisbury Slugfest" on April 12 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Tickets starting at $20 and VIP tables of 10 are on sale at the box office, by calling 410-548-4911 or by going to WicomicoCivicCenter.Org. A 20 percent military discount is available on all tickets purchased with a valid ID at the box office. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and fighting begins at 8 p.m. On the undercard, unbeaten heavyweight Duane Mobley of Upper Marlboro risks his 7-0 record against Baltimorean Lonnie Kornegay in a four-round bout. Other fighters include heavyweight Jerry "Slug" Forrest (5-0) of Newport News, Va.; former Penn State captain and national collegiate champion AJ Williams of the Delmarva area and and Salisbury's Damont Giddings, both making their pro debuts; light heavyweight Frankie "Freight Train" Filippone; undefeated junior lightweight Terron Grant; and Nuwan Jacoby.
—From Sun staff and news services