Ordega sends Spirit to its first ti­tle game

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Fran­cisca Ordega scored in the 111th minute and the Wash­ing­ton Spirit ad­vanced to the Na­tional Women’s Soc­cer League cham­pi­onship game with a 2-1 semi­fi­nal vic­tory in over­time over the vis­it­ing Chicago Red Stars on Fri­day night. Ali Krieger scored on a header in the 36th minute to put the Spirit up 1-0. Chris­ten Press scored the equal­izer in the 80th minute, then nearly won it for the Red Stars with a strike that hit the cross­bar in stop­page time. The Spirit, which reached its first ti­tle game, will face the win­ner of Sun­day’s other semi­fi­nal be­tween the Western New York Flash and the Port­land Thorns. LAU­REL PARK: Jockey Shel­don Rus­sell, shaken up in a fall last Satur­day at Lau­rel Park, will be side­lined in­def­i­nitely with a mi­nor hand in­jury, his agent, Marty Leonard, said Fri­day. ... In Ar­rears, a Mary­land-bred Sci­p­ion geld­ing mak­ing his sec­ond ca­reer start, took the lead with a fur­long to run and splashed home a four-length win­ner in the first of Fri­day’s two fea­tured $40,000 maiden spe­cial weight events for 2-year-olds. In the other race, Dis­creet Heat swept to the lead on the out­side and won un­der jockey Eric Ca­ma­cho. MEN’S COL­LEGE SOC­CER: No. 1 Mary­land (70-2, 4-0-1 Big Ten Con­fer­ence) earned a 4-0 win over host North­west­ern (2-7-1, 1-3-1) on goals from Jake Rozhan­sky, Amar Se­jdic, Gor­don Wild and Ge­orge Camp­bell (McDonogh). WOMEN’S COL­LEGE SOC­CER: Tow­son (5-7-1, 2-0 Colo­nial Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion) ended a sev­enyear drought against Delaware (3-9, 2-1) with a 1-0 vic­tory on Natalia Pinkney’s goal in the12th minute, her fourth goal of the sea­son. Emily Marshall played in a pass be­tween Pinkney and a pair of de­fend­ers, set­ting her up for the goal. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE FIELD HOCKEY: Emma Rissinger scored in the 74th minute to lift host No. 8 Mary­land (8-3, 3-1 Big Ten) to a 3-2 over­time win over No. 9 Michi­gan (7-3, 2-2), which led twice in the sec­ond half. —

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