Sophomore Caroline Steele tied an NCAA championship game record with six goals, and the top-seeded Maryland women's lacrosse team beat Boston College 16-13 on Sunday to win the program's 13th national title and finish the season undefeated.
Playing in front of an NCAA-record 11,668 fans at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., the Terrapins (23-0) scored only 10 seconds into the game and racked up five goals in the first 4 minutes, 29 seconds of the second half, but the Eagles (17-7) kept it from becoming a runaway.
Maryland was appearing in its fifth consecutive final and won its third title in four years. It completed an undefeated season for the fifth time in program history and for the first time since 2001.
"I think to take down Maryland is like slaying a dragon," said Boston College coach Acacia Walker, a former Maryland player.
Boston College junior Kenzie Kent, who also plays hockey for the Eagles, tied a title-game record with 10 points (five goals and five assists) and was named Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.
This was BC's first appearance in the title game.
Maryland will go for the sweep on Monday, when the Terrapins (15-3) play Ohio State (15-4) in the men's championship. Maryland is the top seed, and the Buckeyes, appearing in their first final, are No. 3.
Princeton (1994) and North Carolina (2016) are the only schools that have won the men's and women's titles in the same year.
No Cloud Computing
As expected, Cloud Computing won't run in the Belmont Stakes on June 10, leaving the final leg of the Triple Crown without the winners of the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby (Always Dreaming). Trainer Chad Brown will still have a starter in the $1.5 million race: Twisted Tom, who won the Federico Tesio on April 22.
Tom Dumoulin won the 100th Giro d'Italia in dramatic fashion, reclaiming the overall lead in a final-stage individual time trial.
It's the first Grand Tour victory for Dumoulin, a Dutchman with Team Sunweb, and it sets him up as a potential rival for three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome.
Dumoulin entered the final stage in fourth position but finished far enough ahead of his rivals over the flat 18-mile route from Monza's Formula One race track to Milan's cathedral to move back into the lead.
"This is crazy. I could not have imagined this," Dumoulin said. "I was strong. I was lucky. Just everything fell into place the whole Giro."
In the overall standings, Dumoulin finished 31 seconds ahead of 2014 champion Nairo Quintana of Colombia.
AROUND THE HORN
WNBA: Jonquel Jones became the 12th player in league history with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game, and the visiting Connecticut Sun beat the Chicago Sky 97-79. Jones had 23 points and 21 rebounds, both career highs. … Alysha Clark set a Seattle Storm record by making her first nine field-goal attempts and finished with a season-high 22 points in a 94-70 victory over the visiting Indiana Fever. Seattle improved to 4-1.
Hockey: The host Windsor Spitfires beat the Erie Otters 4-3 in an all-Ontario final to win the Memorial Cup, which goes to the Canadian major junior hockey champion.
College softball: Freshman Shelby McGlaun hit a three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning to lead Baylor to a 6-5 upset victory over Arizona in the third and deciding game of their NCAA Super Regional in Tucson, Ariz. Arizona was the No. 2 overall seed in the tournament. Baylor advances to the College World Series in Oklahoma City, where it will join Oklahoma, Oregon and Washington in one bracket and Florida, Texas A&M, UCLA and Louisiana State in the other. The tournament begins Thursday.
Soccer: A U.S. team reduced to 10 men won Group F of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup with a 1-1 draw with Saudi Arabia in Daejeon, South Korea.