In the region: Ziegler captures third national championship
Saturday, March 9, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Virginia Tech's Alex Ziegler earned his third NCAA title with a win in the weight throw at the 2013 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by the University of Arkansas.
Ziegler, a senior from Dischingen, Germany, earned the title with a throw of 73 feet, 8 1⁄ 4 inches. Ziegler has two titles to his name in the outdoor track and field season with wins in the hammer throw in 2011 and 2012. Ziegler's win is the fourth indoor track and field national championship in the weight throw for Virginia Tech.
Tomas Kruzliak also competed in the weight throw for the Hokies and placed 10th with a throw of 67-1 1⁄ 2.
Senior Ronnie Black placed fourth in the high jump, clearing 7-5. Black broke his own school record from earlier this year of 7-4 1⁄ 4. Derek Drouin of Indiana took first place with a height of 7-8 1⁄ 2.
Sophomore Martina Schultze placed third in the pole vault for the Hokies with a height of 14-5 1⁄ 4. Natalia Bartnovskaya of Kansas took first in the event with a height of 14-7 1⁄ 4, a height that Schultze had previously reached in the ACC championships.
Will Mulherin was the final competitor on the day for the Hokies, competing in the 3,000-meter event. Mulherin, a senior, finished with a time of 7:55.08 and placed eighth to earn the 19th point of the meet for the Hokies. Mulherin broke the previous school record of 7:55.64, which he set earlier this year in the Husky Classic.
Darrell Wesh was charged with a false-start in the 60-meter dash. Wesh set a school record in the event during qualification yesterday, finishing in a time of 6.57 seconds and beating his previous record of 6.65 seconds.
Virginia's Dallas Rose placed 13th in the triple jump with a distance of 41-9 3⁄ 4.
Arkansas won the men's title with 74 points and Oregon won the women's title with 56 points. The Hokies finished in a tie for ninth in the men's team scoring and in 34th in the women's.
TRACK AND FIELD
Graves takes second in 800-m
NAPIERVILLE, Ill. - Roanoke College's Carmen Graves finished in second place in the 800-meter event at the 2013 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Graves, a senior from Christiansburg, Va., finished in a time of 2 minutes, 10.75 seconds. Illinois Wesleyan's Tara Clemens placed first with a time of 2:08.88.
Graves was named an All-American for the fourth time in her career.
Georgia Tech 14, Virginia Tech 9
BLACKSBURG - No. 14 Georgia Tech used a six-run seventh inning to outlast No. 24 Virginia Tech at English Field.
Georgia Tech (14-1, 2-0) trailed 1-0 after one inning, but scored four runs in the second inning to take the lead. Virginia Tech (11-4, 0-2) scored a run in the bottom of the second and added four of its own in the third, including a solo homer from Brendon Hayden, to take a 6-4 lead.
The Yellow Jackets added two in the fourth and one in the sixth to pull ahead of the Hokies 7-6. Virginia Tech answered in the bottom half of the sixth with three runs, two on a double by Sean Keselica, to take a 9-7 lead.
Georgia Tech scored four of its six in the seventh inning with two outs and added a run in the ninth to take a 14-9 lead.
Georgia Tech's Matt Gonzalez finished 3-for-5 with four runs scored and two RBI. Daniel Spingola drove in three runs and Kyle Wren and Mott Hyde added two RBI each for the Yellow Jackets.
Chad Pinder led the Hokies with a 2-for-3 performance with three RBI and Keselica added two RBI.
Alex Cruz earned the win with 4 1⁄ 3 innings of work, allowing six hits and striking out two. Clark Labitan was credited with the loss with 2⁄ 3 of an inning of work, allowing four runs on two hits and two walks.
Virginia 7, Maryland 6
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Derek Fisher doubled in Joe McCarthy in the bottom of the ninth to keep Virginia perfect with a win over Maryland.
Fisher drove in two more runs in the game with a double in the fifth inning that scored McCarthy and Jared King (Pulaski County). Fisher's doubled gave Virginia a 6-3 lead, but Maryland scored two in the seventh and one in the eighth to tie the game.
Kyle Crockett earned the win with 1 1⁄ 3 innings of work, striking out one and allowing only one hit. Jake Stinnett was handed the loss with 2⁄ 3 of an inning of work, walking one and allowing one hit.
The second game of the double header was played late.
Radford 5, St. John's 4
RADFORD - Josh Reavis cleared the bases with a double in the second inning to score the eventual winning run for Radford in its win over St. John's.
Radford (6-6) scored all five of its runs in the second inning as Ryan Burgess plated Zach Woolcock and Josh Gardiner brought in Nygael Andrews (E.C. Glass) in addition to Reavis' three-run double.
St. John's (2-11) followed Radford's five-run second inning with a three-run third to cut the lead to two. Frank Schwindel hit a solo homer in the eighth to cut the Highlander lead to one, but the Red Storm couldn't complete the comeback.
Michael Boyle pitched six innings, striking out five, walking two and allowing eight hits for the win. Sean Hagan allowed five runs on seven hits over seven innings in the loss.
Western Kentucky 4, VMI 3
BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Ryan Messex doubled in Anderson Miller for the winning run to complete the comeback win over VMI.
Nick Dwyer singled to plate Rob Dickinson and put VMI (5-10) on the board in the first inning. The Keydets added a run in each of the fifth and sixth innings to take a 3-0 lead over Western Kentucky (6-7).
The Hilltoppers scored two in the bottom of the seventh on a single by Thomas Peter and David Simmons scored on a triple by Miller.
Ian Tompkins earned the win with 1 2⁄ 3 innings of hitless relief work, striking out five of the seven batters faced. John Garrett allowed two runs on three hits in the loss.
Roanoke drops doubleheader
Hampden-Sydney earned a pair of wins over host Roanoke in the start of Old Dominon Athletic Conference play, winning 8-5 in the first game and 17-5 in the second game at Kiwanis Field.
In Game One, Beau Flinchum's grandslam capped a six-run fifth inning for Hampden-Sydney. John Lloyd added drove in two runs on two singles for the Tigers.
Mark Manthe (Blacksburg) drove in two runs for the Maroons.
Zach Whitaker (Patrick Henry) struck allowed four runs on 10 hits over 4 2⁄ 3 innings for the win and Aaron Stidham (William Byrd) struck out three over 4 1⁄ 3 innings for the save. Cameron Holshouser (Glenvar) was handed the loss.
In Game Two, James Keller drove in five runs for the Tigers (9-7, 2-0) with three of those coming on a homer in the first inning. Flinchum and Christian Hamlett drove in three runs each, while Lloyd and Jeff Gray drove in two.
Cam Cassaday led Roanoke (5-9, 0-2) with two RBI.
Teddy West earned the win with five hits over six innings of work. Tyler Grouten was credited with the loss with seven runs on five hits over 1 1⁄ 3 innings of work.
Ferrum drops two to Maryville
MARYVILLE, Tenn. - Marvyille racked up 29 hits en route to a pair of wins over Ferrum on Saturday at Scotland Yard.
In the first game, Jacob Ashe scored on a game-ending RBI-single by Nick Dean to give Maryville a 12-11 win. Ferrum jumped out to a 6-0 lead after the first inning, highlighted by a two-run single from Matt Reynolds. Ferrum led 7-0 after three innings, but Maryville used back-to-back four-run innings to take a one run lead.
Ferrum regained the lead with a three-run seventh and tacked on another run in the eighth to lead 11-9. The Scots scored one in the bottom of the eighth and two in the bottom of the ninth to win.
Dean led Maryville with a 4-for-6, four-RBI performance, while Wes Walker led Ferrum with a 3-for-4, three-RBI performance.
Nick Bowers earned the win with 2⁄ 3 of anning of hitless relief work and Justin Puentes was handed the loss in 2⁄ 3 of an inning.
In the second game, Dean drove in three runs, including a solo home run, to pace Maryville to an 11-1 win. Dean and Zack Blonder crossed the plate three times each for the Scots (7-9) and Andrew Mabini drove in a pair of runs.
Eddie McGrath hit a solo homer for Ferrum (7-12).
Trevor Brackett allowed only one run and six hits in a complete game effort for the win. Jake Perkins was credited with the loss for Ferrum.
So. Virginia takes doubleheader
COVINGTON - Southern Virginia won both games of Saturday's doubleheader against Penn-Tech, winning 4-3 in the first game and falling 6-5 in the second game at Casey Field.
In the first game, Dale Brown scored on a sacrifice fly by C.J. Andrus in the bottom of the eighth to give Southern Virginia a win. Penn-Tech jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead after the top of the first, but Josh Linn singled in Tyler Clark in the bottom half of the inning and hit a solo homer in the fourth to tie the game. Penn-Tech took the lead on a throwing error in the top of the fifth but Clark singled in Robert Key to tie the game.
Austin Douglas earned the win with three perfect innings. Luke Zamiskie was credited with the loss after allowing two runs on five hits over 3 2⁄ 3 innings.
In the second game, Penn-Tech (0-2) again jumped out to an early lead with a 4-1 margin after three innings of play. Penn-Tech had built a 5-3 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh before Southern Virginia (10-5) scored three runs, capped by the game winning single by Andrus that scored Brown.
Tyler King pitched one inning and allowed no hits in the win, while Zachary Buterbaugh allowed three runs on five hits over 2⁄ 3 of an inning.
Cavs drop doubleheader to Jackets
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Virginia (8-1, 0-2) dropped a pair of games to Georgia Tech (13-11, 2-0) on Saturday, falling 7-3 in the first game and 5-2 in the second in the ACC openers for each team.
In the first game, Hope Rush hit a pair of home runs to lead Georgia Tech to victory. Rush hit a solo homer to lead off the fourth inning and break a 1-1 tie and a three-run homer in the fifth inning to further the Yellow Jacket lead. Karli Johnson hit a solo home run for the Cavs in the second inning and Megan Harris added a two-run shot in the fifth.
Ashley Clifton allowed three runs on five hits and six walks over seven innings for the win. Melanie Mitchell allowed seven runs on nine hits in the loss.
In the second game, Alysha Rudnik hit a two-run home run in the first inning to put Georgia Tech out front from the beginning. Morgan Taylor singled in two more runs for the Yellow Jackets and Ashley Thomas scored on an error in the fifth to push the lead to 5-0. Virginia scored two in the bottom of the seventh on a two-run homer off the bat of Kristen Hawkins.
Karly Fullem allowed three two runs on three hits in seven innings of work for the win. Mitchell was handed the loss again with four runs on four hits over three innings.
UNLV 3, Virginia Tech 1
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Fresh off of Friday night's win over No. 9 UCLA, No. 23 Virginia Tech fell victim to the longball as a pair of UNLV home runs snapped the Hokies' 12-game win streak.
Pauline Monreal and Tayler Aleman each hit a home run to give the Rebels (7-15) the edge over the Hokies in the Long Beach State Invitational. Samantha Juarez scored on an RBI-single by Garie Blando to cap the scoring.
Bkaye Smith led the Virginia Tech (15-2) offense, finishing 2-for-3 and singling in Morgan McCoy in the fourth inning for the lone Tech run. The Hokies stranded seven runners on base, including a bases-loaded situation in the fourth inning.
UNLV's Amanda Oliveto struck out two, walked two and allowed five hits over seven innings. Jasmin Harrell struck out two, walked one and allowed five hits over six innings in the loss for the Hokies.
Both of Virginia Tech's losses this year have come by a margin of two runs.
Cornell 12, Virginia 11
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Steve Mock scored with 13 seconds to play in the fourth quarter to give Cornell a win over Virginia.
Connor English led Cornell (5-0) with three goals and Rob Pannell added two goals and four assists.
Nick O'Reilly led Virginia (5-2) with three goals and an assist
Virginia led by as much as four with 6:43 to play in the third quarter before Cornell scored six of the next seven goals to take a 11-10 led. Rob Emery tied the game for the Cavaliers with 39 seconds to play, but Mock's goal prevented overtime.
A.J. Fiore stopped seven shots in the win and Dan Marino stopped seven in the loss.
Dickinson 15, Roanoke 5
CARLISLE, Pa. - Brian Cannon scored five goals to lead No. 4 Dickinson to a win over visiting No. 17 Roanoke College on Saturday afternoon.
Dickinson (5-0) also received a three-goal, one-assist performance from Brian Gleason in the win and Brett Parker added a goal and three assists of f the bench.
Conner Dubois led Roanoke (1-2) with three goals and Mike Hayden chipped in a pair of assists. Richard Lachlan and Will Pilat (Hidden Valley) added a goal each for the Maroons.
Greg Hanley made 12 stops in the win and Charles Pease made 17 stops in the loss.
Hampden-Sydney 13, Ferrum 3
FERRUM - James Hughes scored four goals and added two assists to pace Hampden-Sydney by host Ferrum on Saturday afternoon.
Jess Hawthorne added three goals and Mike Funk added four assists for the Tigers (4-2).
Tyler Poage, Kyle Downey and Tyler Parise scored a goal each for Ferrum (5-3).
David Noftsinger stopped five shots and Cody Hornung stopped seven in the win for Hampden-Sydney. Damian Pulos stopped nine shots in the loss.
Washington and Lee 11,
Franklin and Marshall 9
LEXINGTON - Washington and Lee scored three straight goals in the fourth period to earn a win over Franklin and Marshall on Saturday at Wilson Field.
Franklin and Marshall (2-2) opened the scoring with three goals and led 5-3 at the half. Washington and Lee (5-1) out scored Franklin and Marshall 5-2 in the second period to take a one-goal lead into the fourth quarter. The Diplomats scored two to regain the lead, but the Generals' Tim Werner tied it with 8:36 to play. Mac Means scored the game-winner with 5:23 remaining and Joe Wood added an insurance goal with 2:57 to play.
Wood and Means scored three goals each and Cameron Dabir added two goals and three assists for the Generals.
A.J. Reichert and Sean Kenny led the Diplomats with two goals each.
Warren Berenis made 12 saves in the win and Cameron Setian made 12 stops in the loss.
Boston College 15, Virginia Tech 7
BLACKSBURG - Covie Stanwick scored four goals and added an assist to help No. 20 Boston College down Virginia Tech at Thompson Field.
Mikaela Rix and Carly Weilminster scored three goals each for Boston College (3-3, 1-0), which led 7-1 at the half.
Libby Rosebro led Virginia Tech (3-4, 0-2) with two goals and an assist and Brooke Martin added a goal and two assists.
Emily Mata made three saves in the win and Alex Gale stopped three shots in the loss.
North Carolina 8, Virginia 7
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Kara Cannizzaro scored her fourth goal of the game with 6:49 to play to give No. 3 North Carolina the win and send No. 8 Virginia to its fourth consecutive loss.
Cannizzaro opened the scoring for North Carolina (5-1, 1-0) and the two teams went into the half tied at five. Casey Bocklett game Virginia (2-4, 0-2) a 7-6 lead before Taylor George tied the game at 9:22.
Aly Messinger scored two goals for the Tar Heels and Megan Ward made two saves for the win in net.
Bocklet led the Cavaliers with three goals and Kim Kolarik stopped four shots in the loss.
Ferrum 21, N.C. Wesleyan 2
FERRUM - Shannon Brown, Lauren Blankenship and Sydney Hewartson scored four goals each as Ferrum over powered N.C. Wesleyan.
Hewartson added seven assists and Caila Cummings and Julianne Bove scored three goals each for the Panthers (5-1, 2-0). Brooke Hewartson scored two goals and added two assists for Ferrum, which led 14-1 at the half and out shot the Battling Bishops (0-5, 0-2) 35-7.
Amanda Cheney made three saves for the win and split time with Brianna Sugartan in net. Marissa Santos made seven stops for N.C. Wesleyan in the loss.
Salisbury 15, Washington and Lee 5
LEXINGTON - No. 2 Salisbury scored seven of the game's first eight goals to take a commanding lead en route to a win over Washington and Lee.
Shelby Nemecek led Salisbury (3-0) with four goals and an assist and Katie Bollhorst added a pair of goals and six assists. Shannon Carta added three goals for the Seagulls, which out shot the Generals 33-15.
Meade Brewster scored three goals and added an assist to lead Washington and Lee (2-4).
Ashton Wheatley made seven saves in the win and Cara Mulligan made four saves in the loss.
Cavs remain in ninth
HILTON HEAD, S.C. - Virginia's 19th ranked women's golf team remains in ninth place with a two-round total of 604 at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at Long Cove Club.
Vanderbilt sits in first place with a two-round score of 578, Louisiana State is in second with a 581 and Alabama rounds out the top three with a 585.
Briana Mao is in 16th place on the individual side after a second-round 69 to give her a two-round total of 148. Louisiana State's Madelene Sagstrom is in first place with a score of 138.
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