Briefs: Thiel hands Waynesburg tough loss in baseball
Thiel College survived a 45-minute rain delay to come away with a 3-2 victory over Waynesburg in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference game. The victory allowed Thiel (19-15, 12-6) to tighten its grip on fourth place in the PAC standings.
Waynesburg fell to 16-16, 7-7 in the conference, and remained in fifth place.
Senior midfielder Brittany Fradkin had eight goals and two assists to help Washington & Jefferson earn a 15-11 women’s lacrosse victory on Senior Night at Alexandre Stadium. Fradkin scored the first three goals of the game as the Presidents (4-9), who played the game with only 11 players, got out to a 5-0 lead in the first eight minutes.
• Saint Vincent scored seven times in the second quarter and held off a late Washington & Jefferson charge to defeat the Presidents, 11-8.
The Bearcats (3-8) outshot W&J (4-9) 42-25 overall, including a 22-3 advantage during the second quarter. W&J was also hurt in the faceoff circle as the Bearcats held a 19-3 edge. The Presidents were led by Tim Angell’s four goals
Mt. Lebanon (8-3) handed Peters Township a 10-9 defeat – the Indians’ first of the season – in a high school boys lacrosse match. The loss drops PT to 11-1.
Cal tops rankings
California University’s women’s softball team remained atop the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region rankings for the second-straight week with a 26-2 record. The Vulcans, who are 22-2 against regional opponents, stand ahead of Shippensburg (25-8) and Lock Haven (26-8).
In the NHL
Martin St. Louis scored three goals and the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Cavs hire Brown, again
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert says he made a mistake by firing Mike Brown three years ago as Cleveland’s coach and is thrilled to be able to hire him again. Brown was re-introduced by the team Thursday, reuniting with a team he led to five straight playoff appearances before he was fired in 2010. Brown was fired shortly after Cleveland was eliminated in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Gilbert changed coaches mostly to appease LeBron James.
Three Charleston players charged
Three University of Charleston basketball players were dismissed from the Division II team after police said the men were charged in a downtown robbery.
Charleston police filed a criminal complaint alleging two people were struck and robbed of cash and a credit card early Sunday. The card was later used to make purchases at a fast-food restaurant and a convenience store.
Terrell Lipkins, 20, of Canton, Ohio; Robbie Dreher, 22, of Greenville, S.C., and Quincy Washington, 22, of Florence, S.C., each were charged with first-degree robbery, Kanawha County Magistrate Court records showed. Lipkins also was charged with four counts of credit card fraud.