Sports in Brief: West Chester women win lacrosse crown
West Chester edged C.W. Post, 13-12, to win the NCAA Division II women's lacrosse title yesterday in Houston as senior Steph Kienle scored a hat trick and added an assist.
West Chester edged C.W. Post, 13-12, to win the NCAA Division II women's lacrosse title yesterday in Houston as senior
scored a hat trick and added an assist.
Kienle scored an NCAA-record 143 points for the Golden Rams (20-1) this year, breaking her single-season record set last year.
The Pioneers finished 17-2.
finished fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the ECAC women's track championship in Princeton.
In the 5,000 meters,
of Penn was sixth in 17 minutes, 5.17 seconds. In the hammer throw,
of Temple took eighth with a heave of 173 feet, 9 inches.
led all qualifiers in the ECAC 800 in 2:06.68. Temple's women qualified for two ECAC relays, the 4x400 and the 4x800.
The IC4A men's championship is also in Princeton, and Villanova's
led all qualifiers in the IC4A 400 meters in 46.50.
Former sophomore Florida forward
, who was a New York state Mr. Basketball out of Mount Vernon, intends to transfer to Rutgers.
technically wasn't eligible to compete in NASCAR's all-star race at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. He didn't let that stop him from stealing the $1 million prize in the 100-lap shoot-out.
Kahne's berth was a result of one slot going to a driver voted on by the fans to compete in the main event.
With a gamble on the final pit stop, Kahne put the field in his rearview mirror to become the first driver ever voted in by the fans to win, and just the third driver in all-star history to advance from the preliminary race and claim the final trophy.
At the same site,
won for the first time in his NASCAR career, taking the Sprint Showdown.
Sam Hornish Jr
. finished second.
, the son of 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner and IRL IndyCar Series team owner
, was one of 22 drivers who qualified yesterday for next Sunday's Indy race.
was the fastest of the day's early qualifiers with a four-lap, 10-mile average of 222.539 m.p.h., barely bumping Rahal's 222.531 out of the 11th spot.
won a three-set struggle with
to protect his No. 2 ranking and advance to the Hamburg Masters final today in Germany against top-ranked
pulled out of the Italian Open semifinals because of a strained left calf in Rome.
Sharapova was to meet
, who in today's final will play qualifier
, a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 winner over
Los Angeles rookie
narrowly missed becoming the first WNBA player to debut with a triple double, leading the Sparks over the the defending champion Phoenix Mercury, 99-94. She scored 34 points, the most in a WNBA debut, and added 12 rebounds, while dealing eight assists.
, 33, qualified in Atlanta for the Olympics as the top-rated lifter at the U.S. weightlifting trials. She will be joined in Beijing by
and third-time Olympian
The three-member U.S. men's team was led by
, followed by
scored five goals to lead the host Buffalo Bandits to a 14-13 victory over the Portland LumberJax and the National Lacrosse League championship.
broke the U.S. men's swimming record in the 400 freestyle, winning in 3 minutes, 43.82 seconds in Santa Clara, Calif.
Vanderkaay broke the mark of 3:44.11 set by
on Aug. 14, 2004. It was the sixth-fastest time ever in the event.
Portsmouth won its first title in 69 years by beating Cardiff, 1-0, in the FA Cup soccer final in Wembley, England, on a goal by
in the 37th minute.