Bos­ton gets NCAA women’s lax fi­nal four

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NCAA of­fi­cials an­nounced Fri­day that the 2017 Di­vi­sion I women’s lacrosse cham­pi­onships will be held at Gil­lette Sta­dium in Bos­ton over Memo­rial Day week­end. Johns Hop­kins of­fi­cials had bid on the cham­pi­onships and hoped to bring them to Home­wood Field af­ter NCAA of­fi­cials said last month that they would move all of their 2016-17 cham­pi­onship events out of North Carolina be­cause of the state’s con­tro­ver­sial trans­gen­der law. Gil­lette Sta­dium was al­ready set to host the Di­vi­sion I men’s fi­nal four as well as the men’s cham­pi­onships in Di­vi­sion II and Di­vi­sion III. For the first time, the men’s and women’s Di­vi­sion I cham­pi­onships will be held at the same site, though they have been held in the same city in re­cent years. MEN’S COL­LEGE SOC­CER: Gor­don Wild and Se­bas­tian El­ney scored first-half goals to help No. 1 Mary­land (9-0-2, 5-0-1 Big Ten) to a 2-0 vic­tory over vis­it­ing Ohio State (3-9, 2-3) on Fri­day night. It was the Terps’ fourth con­sec­u­tive shutout and sixth straight vic­tory. Wild scored his league-lead­ing 10th goal of the year in the 13th minute. Af­ter Jake Rozhan­sky passed to El­ney from the far side­line, El­ney flicked the ball be­hind his back to a streak­ing Wild who fin­ished from 8 yards. On the sec­ond goal, Eryk Williamson passed the ball to El­ney, who con­verted from 18 yards off the pipe. COL­LEGE FIELD HOCKEY: Fresh­man Madi­son Maguire scored her first two goals to lead No. 7 Mary­land (10-3, 4-1 Big Ten) to a 3-1 win over vis­it­ing Michi­gan State (5-7, 1-3). With the game tied at 1, Maguire scored in the 39th and 57th min­utes. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE SOC­CER: UMBC (5-8, 1-3 Amer­ica East) suf­fered its first home loss this sea­son, 1-0, against UMass Low­ell (4-6-2, 2-2) on a header by Kate­lyn Vieira in the 103rd minute Thurs­day. BOX­ING: Mid­dleweight Joey “Bazooka Joe” Veazey will make his pro de­but Oct. 22 when he faces Al­berto Del­gado of Roanoke, Va., at Body Re­new Fit­ness in Winch­ester, Va. Veazey, of the Bal­ti­more Box­ing Club, was a top per­former as an am­a­teur, earn­ing an in­ter­na­tional rank­ing dur­ing his 100-fight ca­reer. He grad­u­ated from North­east as an honor stu­dent in May and will be pur­su­ing a math­e­mat­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing or com­puter sci­ence de­gree. “It’s a dream come true. I’ve been look­ing for­ward to this since my first am­a­teur fight,” Veazey said. “The am­a­teurs were fun but my dream has al­ways been to go pro and to win world ti­tles. I want to be­come a house­hold name one day so now is the time to get on track.” VAR­SITY FOOT­BALL: Arch­bishop Spald­ing coach Kyle Sch­mitt was named the Ravens High School Foot­ball Coach of the Week af­ter guid­ing the Cava­liers to a 63-24 win over pre­vi­ously un­beaten Loy­ola Blake­field in last week’s Ravens RISE Show­down. Lead­ing 28-24, Spald­ing scored 35 unan­swered points in a lit­tle over 12 min­utes to beat the Dons for the sixth time in seven years. Sch­mitt, in his fourth year, re­ceived a $2,000 do­na­tion to the Spald­ing ath­let­ics de­part­ment and an award from Ravens coach John Har­baugh. LAU­REL PARK: New York ship­per Ju­s­to­ne­o­fakind, 19 months re­moved from her maiden vic­tory, made a suc­cess­ful re­turn to Lau­rel Park with a three-length tri­umph in Fri­day’s fea­tured eighth race. Trained by Linda Rice for owner Peter De­mos, the 5-year-old More Than Ready mare wrested the lead from She Rolls in mid­stretch while rac­ing five-wide and pulled clear to cap­ture the $42,000 en­try-level al­lowance for fe­males 3 and up. BASE­BALL: The At­lanta Braves de­clined their 2017 op­tion for pitch­ing coach Roger McDow­ell, a for­mer Ori­oles re­liever. NBA: Kelly Oubre scored 24 points as the Wash­ing­ton Wiz­ards out­lasted the host Philadel­phia 76ers, 125-119, in dou­ble over­time Thurs­day night for their first pre­sea­son vic­tory un­der new coach Scott Brooks. Dario Saric had 14 points for Philadel­phia, and fel­low rookie Joel Em­biid had five points. Wash­ing­ton’s Shel­don McClel­lan had 20 points and Marcin Gor­tat 17. —

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