Tif­fany wins de­but as Vir­ginia’s coach

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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.

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