Sports in Brief: Terps dethrone Northwestern
Northwestern's dynasty in women's lacrosse is over. Maryland won its 10th NCAA title Sunday in Towson, Md., rallying from a 6-0 deficit to defeat the five-time defending champions, 13-11.
Northwestern's dynasty in women's lacrosse is over.
Maryland won its 10th NCAA title Sunday in Towson, Md., rallying from a 6-0 deficit to defeat the five-time defending champions, 13-11.
The Terrapins (22-1), with Kingsway graduate Brittany Dipper in goal, earned their first title since 2001 and preserved their record of seven straight titles, set from 1995 to 2001. Maryland also ended Northwestern's run of 23 consecutive tournament wins,
The game was played before 9,782 fans, the largest crowd to watch a women's lacrosse event in United States history. The previous record was 8,762, for the semifinal round Friday.
In the men's Division II lacrosse championship, Eddie Plompen scored four goals and C.W. Post (16-1) used a dominant second half to defeat LeMoyne, 14-9, and repeat as II lacrosse national champion. LeMoyne finished 15-2.
In men's Division III, Tufts, which began playing lacrosse in 1930, earned its first national title in a team sport, beating Salisbury, 9-6. Tufts finished 20-1 and Salisbury was 21-2.
Unseeded Austen Childs of Louisville beat Auburn's Tim Puetz, 7-6 (2), 6-0, to reach the men's NCAA tennis singles final against Stanford's Bradley Klahn.
Klahn eliminated top-seeded Henrique Cunha of Duke, 6-2, 6-2, to earn a spot in Monday's title match in Athens, Ga.
Chelsea Gullickson of Georgia, playing on her home courts, will take on second-seeded Jana Juricova of California in the women's championship match. Juricova beat Miami's Laura Vallverdu, 7-6 (6), 6-2.
Gullickson, who lost in the semifinals to Vallverdu last year, defeated fourth-seeded Hilary Barte of Stanford, 7-6 (6), 6-3.
GOLF: Zach Johnson shot a closing 6-under 64 in the final round of the PGA Tour's Colonial Championship, winning at Colonial Country Club's Hogan's Alley in Fort Worth, Texas, with a tournament-record score of 21-under 259.
The 2007 Masters champion finished 3 strokes ahead of Brian Davis, who had a closing 68.
Jeff Overton and Ben Crane both shot 67 to finish tied for third at 17 under. Scott Verplank (65) and Bryce Molder (70), who led after the second and third rounds, were another shot back.
Tom Lehman won the 71st Senior PGA Championship with a par on the first playoff hole, where Fred Couples and David Frost were done in by bad tee shots at the Colorado Golf Club, in Parker, Colo., and both took double bogies.
The trio had tied at 7-under 281.
Luke Donald's late eagle helped secure a 1-shot victory over Rhys Davies at the Madrid Masters on the European Tour. Donald shot a final-round 5-under 67 to finish at 21-under 267 on the Club de Campos course.
CYCLING: Ivan Basso won the Giro d'Italia for the second time, capturing his first major title since returning from a two-year doping ban.
The Italian took the race lead after Friday's epic mountain stage, stayed in front during another climbing leg Saturday and cruised to victory in the concluding individual time trial, which ended beside the ancient Arena in Verona, Italy.
SOCCER: U.S. soccer team made a secret departure from Dulles International Airport for the 17-hour flight to South Africa for the World Cup.
The team entered the airport through the arrivals area, instead of departures, and went straight through security, bypassing the South African Airways ticket counter, where some employees had dressed in U.S. team jerseys.
The tournament opens on June 11. The U.S. opens Group C play against England on June 12.
- Staff and wire reports