Local Maryland Sports Update – UMBC, JHU, Navy


Nov 1, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; The Navy Midshipmen mascot celebrates with Naval Academy midshipmen in the third quarter against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at FedEx Field. Notre Dame won 49-39. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Here is a weekly update from the local Maryland sports scene in the colleges.

UMBC Soccer

The Retrievers continue their run in the NCAA tournament. On Sunday they upset the #13 national seed Louisville 1-0 on a first-half penalty kick by senior midfielder Mamadou Kansaye. Now part of the Elite Eight, the Retrievers are set to play the eighth-ranked Creighton Bluejays on Friday in Omaha, Nebraska.

Johns Hopkins Football

The Johns Hopkins undefeated season is over as they lost at Hobart College 24-21 on Saturday as part of the DIII playoffs. The team led into the fourth quarter but four turnovers by the Blue Jays set the tone for the game.

Navy Football

The Navy Midshipmen beat South Alabama on Saturday by a score of 42-40. They are now 6-5 and bowl eligible leading in to their December 13th matchup with Army in Baltimore. They have already accepted a bid to the December 23 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego, CA.

Harford Community College

HCC athletes recently helped to raise $30,000 towards the Remembrance Book Scholarships as part of the Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and Walk. Freshman cross country star Jacob Wescott took second overall and classmate Garrett Vesley finished first in his age group. Diana Lupus, head cross country coach, finished third in her age group.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Swimming

Junior Grant Burgess of Fallston was named the Capital Athletic Conference Men’s Swimmer of the Week. Three individual wins and a relay victory helped him along the way.

Hood College Swimming

Hood College recently finished fourth at the Diamond City Invitational at the Catholic Youth Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Junior Lauren Fogarty finished in second place in the 200-yard butterfly and Caitlin Fay  finished fourth in the 200 backstroke.

Bowie State Basketball

The Bulldogs beat Cheyney University  by a score of 77 to 66 on Saturday. The win snapped a two-game slide. Andre Jackson, Justin Beck and Julian Livingston led the way for Bowie.