Tiffany wins debut as Virginia’s coach
Freshman Dox Aitken scored four goals, and sophomore Ryan Conrad scored the winner with 2:17 to play as the 14th-ranked Virginia men’s lacrosse team defeated Loyola, 16-15, before 4,618 at the Ridley Athletic Center in Baltimore on Saturday. The game marked the debut of Virginia Coach Lars Tiffany.
The Cavaliers (1-0) led 10-5 following a goal by Conrad midway through the third quarter. The sixth-ranked Greyhounds (0-1) answered with a 5-0 run to set up a tight finish. With his team leading by a goal, junior goalkeeper Will Railey (Georgetown Prep) made a save with 1:14 left to help clinch the win. Loyola had one more possession after Railey’s save but turned the ball over with four seconds to play.
The Cavaliers won four NCAA titles under former coach Dom Starsia but haven’t won an NCAA tournament game since 2012 . . . .
Senior Dylan Maltz (Stone Bridge) scored four goals and classmate Matt Rambo added three goals and three assists as second-ranked Maryland defeated No. 10 Navy, 15-12, before 3,226 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Terrapins have won 24 consecutive season openers dating from 1994.
Senior Brady Dove set a school record with 21 faceoff wins and sophomore Ryan Wade added four goals and three assists for the Midshipmen (0-2).
The game was tied at 6 following a goal by Navy junior DJ Plumer early in the third quarter. Maryland answered with a four-goal run, with goals from four players, to take a 10-6 lead on a score by senior Colin Heacock with 8:18 left in the third quarter.
One year after advancing to the NCAA quarterfinals, the Midshipmen are 0-2 for the first time since they began 0-3 in 2001. . . .
The 13th-ranked Virginia women’s lacrosse team scored three consecutive goals to tie the game in the second half, then gave up a goal with one second left in an 11-10 loss to Elon in Charlottesville.
Senior Besser Dyson (St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes) had two goals and two assists to lead the Cavaliers (0-1) against the Phoenix (2-0). BASEBALL
A person familiar with the situation said the World Series champion Chicago Cubs and reliever Pedro Strop agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million contract.
Strop had asked for $6 million in arbitration with the team offering $4.6 million.
The agreement continues a streak for President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, who has never taken a player to an arbitration hearing during his time in Chicago and Boston.
Strop was 2-2 with a 2.85 ERA in 54 appearances last season. He came to the Cubs with 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta from Baltimore in 2013 — a trade that helped the franchise end a 108-year championship drought in 2016. TRACK AND FIELD
Ajee’ Wilson broke the American record in the women’s indoor 800 meters to win the event for the fourth straight year in the NYRR Millrose Games in New York.
Wilson finished in 1:58.27 at The Armory to break the mark of 1:58.71 set by Nicole Teter in 2002.
“This has been a progression to get where I am,” said Wilson, 22. “Of all the Millrose Games I’ve run in, it’s fun to see how far I’ve come.
She outlasted Adidas teammate Charlene Lipsey, who finished in 1:58.64 to also break Teter’s record.
In the same race, Samantha Watson (Rochester, N.Y.) broke the 43-year-old national high school mark in the 800 set by Mary Decker (Slaney) with a time of 2:01.28.