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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Soccer Insider

Maryland women snag a No. 1 seed

Maryland received a No. 1 seed in the NCAA women's tournament and will host a four-team event this weekend.

On Friday at Ludwig Field, the ACC runner-up Terrapins (17-2-2) will play High Point (11-10-1) at 5 p.m. and Georgetown (13-6-1) will face Siena (17-3-0) at 8. The winners will meet Sunday at 1 p.m. in College Park.

Virginia (13-4-2) is the No. 2 seed in Maryland's region and will host Lehigh (11-4-4) in the first-round Friday in Charlottesville. Also in that region, Virginia Tech (10-9-1) will travel to Columbus, Ohio, to take on Dayton (18-3-0), with the winner likely to face third-seeded and host Ohio State (14-4-1).

James Madison, which upset Hofstra in the CAA final, will play Texas in Chapel Hill, N.C.

The other No. 1 seeds in the 64-team tournament are defending champion North Carolina, Stanford and Portland.

- Steven Goff

Nationals Journal

Nats hire Daubach to manage the Suns

The Nationals have hired Brian Daubach to manage the Hagerstown Suns, their low Class A affiliate, in 2011, a team source confirmed Monday.

This potentially puts Daubach in line to serve as Bryce Harper's first minor league manager. Although the Nationals have not revealed publicly where Harper will begin his 2011 season, it almost certainly would be one of the Class A affiliates, Hagerstown or high-A Potomac.

Daubach served as manager of the Pittsfield (Mass.) Colonials of the independent Canadian-American league in 2010.

He played parts of eight seasons in the major leagues, half of them spent with the Boston Red Sox, for whom he hit at least 20 homers each season between 1999-2002.

In Hagerstown, Daubach will be succeeding Matt LeCroy, who was promoted one level and will manage Potomac in 2011.

- Dave Sheinin


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