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In the region: Virginia Tech divers, swimmers advance to NCAA nationals
Sunday, March 17, 2013
CHRISTIANSBURG -- Logan Shinholser of Virginia Tech won the men's 3-meter event and Tech's Kaylea Arnett won the women's 1-meter event at the NCAA Zone A championships Saturday at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.
The two had also been victorious Friday, with Shinholser winning the men's 1-meter event and Arnett claiming the women's 3-meter event.
Both move on to the NCAA national championships, as do Tech's Ryan Hawkins, who took second in the men's 3-meter event Saturday, and Tech's Logan Kline, who finished third in the women's 3-meter event Friday.
Also moving on to the national meet is Virginia's JB Kolod, who finished third in both the men's 1-meter event Friday and the 3-meter event Saturday. Third place in his event Friday wasn't good enough for a national bid, but it was on Saturday.
The meet will conclude today with the platform events.
Other finishes of note on the women's side include Kline, who placed fourth in Saturday's event; Tech's Kelli Stockton, who took sixth in Friday's event and fifth Saturday; UVa's Becca Corbett, who finished seventh Saturday; Tech's Sara Mokhtari, who finished eighth both Friday and Saturday; and UVa's Katie Warburg, who finished ninth both Friday and Saturday.
Other men's finishes of note include UVa's Carl Buergler, who finished fifth both Friday and Saturday; Tech's Logan Stevens, who was sixth Saturday; Tech's Kyle Butts, who was fourth Friday and seventh Saturday; Hawkins, who finished sixth Friday; UVa's Colby Shinholser, who took seventh Friday; Tech's John Trope, who finished eighth Friday; and UVa's Jordan Sachs, who placed ninth Friday.
Virginia Tech 14, Duke 7
DURHAM, N.C. - Mark Zagunis scored three times and drove in three additional runs as Virginia Tech downed Duke in ACC play.
The Hokies (15-5, 3-2) scored five runs in the top of the first inning, powered by two-run hits from Tyler Horan and Alex Perez. Duke (10-9, 2-3) pulled to within three runs after seven innings on, but Tech pushed the lead to 14-6 with three runs in the eighth inning and two in the ninth.
Chris Marconcini led Duke two RBIs and a home run.
Devin Burke improved to 5-0 with five strikeouts and eight hits allowed over six innings in the win.
Clemson 7, Virginia 6
CLEMSON, S.C. - Garrett Boulware delivered a single with the bases-loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Clemson an upset win over No. 12 Virginia.
Clemson (11-6) led 6-3 after four innings before Virginia (16-2) scored two in the fifth and one in the eighth to tie it.
Boulware drove in four runs on three hits for the Tigers and Thomas Brittle scored three times, including the game-winner.
Mike Papi and Joe McCarthy drove in two runs each for the Cavaliers.
Zack Erwin pitched five innings and allowed one hit for the win.
Radford 4, VMI 3 (10 inn.)
RADFORD - Jeff Kemp scored on a sacrifice fly by Alexander Lee in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Radford the win over VMI.
VMI (6-14, 0-2) opened the scoring with a two-run home run by Brandon Angus in the second inning. Radford (10-7, 2-0) responded with three in the bottom of the third inning to take the lead. The Keydets tied the game in the seventh as Angus scored ona double by Matt Winn.
Kemp doubled to open the bottom of the 10th and then advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt.
Daniel Bridgeman allowed two hits and struck out five over 3 1/3 innings in the win.
Roanoke splits with Earlham
Roanoke College (6-10) split Saturday's doubleheader against visiting Earlham (4-9) with a 4-1 loss in game one and a 10-3 win in the second game.
In the first game, Roanoke's Bradley Mattox (William Byrd) scored on a wild pitch in the third inning to tie the game at one. Four different players drove in a run each for Earlham in the win.
Matt Brankle struck out four and allowed one run on six hits in the win.
In the second game, the Maroons exploded for nine runs on eight hits to take the lead. Mark Manthe (Blacksburg) drove in three runs and three others drove in two runs each for the Maroons.
Tyler Grouten struck out five and allowed five hits in the win.
Ferrum wins LaGrange doubleheader
FERRUM - Ferrum (10-14, 5-13) took both games of Saturday's doubleheader from LaGrange (11-11, 9-9) with wins of 7-1 and 3-1.
Wes Walker tied the first game in the bottom of the first with a solo home run. Ferrum then struck for four runs in the sixth inning, powered by a two-run double by Taryn Hayden. Brennen Iley drove in two on a double in the seventh inning to extend the lead to six.
Jake Perkins earned the win with eight strikeouts and six hits over eight innings.
Matt Reynolds broke a 1-1 tie with a solo homerun in the bottom of the sixth inning of the second game. Ferrum added an insurance run on a sacrifice fly by Brennen Iley in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Tyler Easterly allowed just three hits and struck out five over nine innings for the win.
Washington & Lee sweeps Guilford
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Washington and Lee (9-8, 4-2) earned a pair of wins over Guilford (9-10, 2-5), winning the first game 7-2 and the second 13-7 behind nine home runs in the two games.
Alex Maragos, Will Salley and Keegan Dolan each hit a solo homerun in W&L's win in game one.
The longball was the theme of the second game as the two teams combined for eight, with W&L claiming six. Maragos, Salley, Dolan, Alex Mait, Luke Deary and Jonathan Stutts all hit a home run on the day.
Ian Shaw and Nate Plein each earned a win from the mound.
Virginia Tech 5, Pacific 1
FULLERTON, Calif.- Kelsey Mericka's three-run home run in the first inning put No. 21 Virginia Tech on the path to a victory over Pacfic in the Judi Garman Classic.
Courtney Liddle singled in Lauren Gaskill to start the scoring for Virginia Tech (18-3) and Mericka took the first pitch from Pacific (15-14) deep to give the Hokies a 4-0 lead after one.
Kelly Heinz pitched seven innings and struck out four and allowed seven hits in the win.
The Hokies faced hosts Cal State Fullerton in a game that ended late.
Radford splits in Clearwater
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Radford (6-14) split Saturday's doubleheader with a 4-3 loss to Boston College and a 7-5 win over Cornell in the City of Clearwater Invitational.
In the first game, Tory Speer hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the seventh to give Boston College (6-12) the win. Becky Mantel tied the game up tied the game in the seventh for Radford.
Radford scored a pair of runs in the eighth inning to earn a win over Cornell (4-6). Radford led 5-2 following a five-run third inning, but Cornell tied it with three runs in the bottom of the sixth. Jessica Agee singled in Morgan Eye for the eventual winning run.
Jackie Jenkins earned her second win of the season with three earned runs on 15 hits in eight innings of work.
Roanoke 9, Castleton State 0 (5 inn.)
TROUTVILLE - Roanoke (13-4) earned a win over Castleton State (0-7) in five innings in Roanoke Valley Softball Bash.
Alexis Roop (Floyd County) hit a pair of two-run home runs and Hollee Wartliner (Alleghany) and Leona Rainey each had a solo homer to power the Roanoke offense.
Kelly Higbie struck out seven and allowed four hits over four innings for the win.
Ferrum splits doubleheader
FERRUM - Ferrum (14-6, 3-1) split Saturday's doubleheader with Methodist (10-9, 1-1) with a 1-0 loss to start the day and a 7-4 win to close it out.
Methodist scored the lone run of the first game in the top of the sixth inning off of a Ferrum error.
Ferrum scored five runs in the sixth inning to overtake Methodist. Ferrum's Sadie Wallace drove in two and Shelbie Hall scored twice.
Jessica Farmer and Rachel Shumaker earned wins for Ferrum.
Ohio State 11, Virginia 10
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Dominique Alexander scored with 1:31 remaining to give No. 12 Ohio State an win over No. 9 Virginia.
Ohio State (5-1) led 10-8 after three quarters, but Matt White and Ryan Tucker scored to pull Virginia (5-3) even.
Nick O'Reilly scored four goals to lead the Cavaliers, with Tucker and White adding two each. Four Buckeyes scored two goals each.
Greg Dutton made six saves in net for Ohio State and Rhody Heller stopped eight shots for Virginia.
Canisius 10, VMI 7
LEXINGTON - Vince Gravino scored four goals and added three assists to lead Canisius to a close win over VMI.
Joe Rautenstrauch added three goals and Tim Edwards chipped in four assists for Canisius (1-5, 1-0).
Russell East and Bernie Mowbray scored twice for VMI (0-7, 0-1).
Alex Govenettio stopped seven shots in the win and Matt Lindemann made 13 saves in the loss.
Ferrum 20, Piedmont 7
FERRUM - Andrew Senft, Kyle Downey and Alex Rice all scored three goals each as Ferrum coasted to a win over Piedmont.
Tyler Poage, Tyler Parise and Patrick Cathro added two goals each and five others scored one each for Ferrum (6-4).
Damian Pulos stopped seven shots in the win.
Washington & Lee 13, Randolph-Macon 9
LEXINGTON - Mac Means registered four goals and an assist as No. 9 Washington and Lee held off Randolph-Macon in the fourth quarter for a win.
W&L (6-1, 1-0) jumped out to a 6-1 lead over Randolph-Macon (4-5, 0-1) after one quarter of play and extended kept that five-goal lead until the fourth quarter. Joe Wood and Jack Switala added two goals each for the Generals.
Justin Butler and Ryan Davidson scored three goals each for Randolph-Macon.
Warren Berenis made 10 saves in the win.
Virginia Tech 13, California 8
BERKELEY, Calif. - Brooke Martin scored four goals and Megan Will added three as Virginia Tech earned a win over California.
Libby Roseboro and Meg Bartley added two goals each for the Hokies (5-4).
Megan Takacs scored three to lead the Bears (3-3).
Alex Gale made 10 saves to earn the win.
Virginia 9, Princeton 7
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Four players scored two goals each as Virginia held off a second-half charge by Princeton for the win.
Virginia (4-4) led 6-2 at the half, but Princeton (3-2) scored five times in the second half to pull within two.
Morgan Stephens, Casey Bocklet, Dana Boyle and Ashlee Warner scored two goals each for the Cavaliers. Sarah Lloyd and Jaci Gassaway had two each for the Tigers.
Kim Kolarik made 10 saves for Virginia.
Christopher Newport 13, Ferrum 8
FERRUM - Ashton Marshall scored four goals to lead Christopher Newport to a win over Ferrum in USA South action at Penn-Roediger Field.
Christopher Newport (7-1, 2-0) scored six of the last eight goals of the game to pull away from Ferrum (6-3, 2-1).
Lauren King scored three goals while Elena Obregon and Jessica Singer added two each for Christopher Newport.
Brooke Hewartson led Ferrum with three goals and an assist. Lauren Blankenship and Sydney Hewartson each scored twice for the Panthers.
Hanna Slough made four saves in the win and Amanda Cheney made 12 stops in the loss.
Washington & Lee 14, Virginia Wesleyan 4
LEXINGTON - Margaret Klein scored four goals to pace Washington and Lee to a win over Virginia Wesleyan.
The Generals (3-5, 3-1) jumped out to a 6-2 lead at the half and continued their dominance into the second.
Katie Hagen scored three times and Meredith Lavin scored twice for W&L, which out-shot Virginia Wesleyan (1-5, 1-1) by a 32-14 margin.
Kelly Jacobson and Amari Agee had two goals each for the Marlins.
Cara Mulligan made three saves in the win.
Randolph-Macon 18, Hollins 1
Jenelle Whitman scored four goals to lead Randolph-Macon (6-0, 2-0) to a win over host Hollins (1-5, 0-3).
Four players scored two goals each for the Yellow Jackets, which out shot Hollins 33-6. Brandi Chesne scored the lone goal for Hollins.
Nicole Woodworth and Morgan Tignor combined for five saves. Corrine Nicholson made 12 saves for Hollins.
Hokies in fifth after two
HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - Virginia Tech closed out the second round of the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular with a fifth-place score of 587 at the Las Colinas Course.
Purdue leads the pack with a two-round score of 577, followed by Indiana with a 578. Florida Atlantic and Georgia State are tied for third with a 585.
Tech's Trevor Cone is tied for third place individually with a two-day score of 142, just one back of first.
Virginia in 13th at Schenkel
STATESBORO, Ga. - Virginia finished the second round of the Schenkel Invitational in 13th place with a two-round score of 596.
The Cavaliers followed an opening round 301 with a seven-over-par 295 on day two. Alabama leads with a score of 563, followed by Texas at 565 and Florida rounds out the top three at 581.
Mac McLaughlin leads the Cavaliers in individual scoring at 147, 10 strokes back of Alabama's Justin Thomas.
Ferrum improves on day two
JEKYLL ISLE, Ga. - Ferrum followed Friday's first-round score of 331 with a 321 at the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational at Pine Lakes Golf Club.
Ferrum sits in 27th place with a two-day score of 652 and Roanoke is in 30th with a score of 660. Illinois Wesleyan tops the leaderboard at 587.
Cavaliers in fifth after two
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Virginia closed out the second round of play at the SunTrust Invitational at the Mark Bostick Golf Course in fifth place with a two-day score of 586.
Alabama leads team competition with a 579, followed by Florida and Oklahoma at 582. Oklahoma sits one stroke ahead of Virginia in fourth place.
Virginia's Portland Rosen is three strokes back of Chirapat Jao-Javanil (Oklahoma) for the individual lead with a two-round score of 140.
Cheng in first after two rounds
JEKYLL ISLE, Ga. - Hollins' Elizabeth Cheng used a second-round 71 to move to first of the Jekyll Island Women's Collegiate at Indian Mound Golf Club with a two-day score of 152
Mary Hardin-Baylor, Methodist, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps are tied for first place after two days of play at 639. Hollins is tied for 16th with a score of 696.
TRACK AND FIELD
Roanoke women take Invitational
Roanoke College's women finished in first and the men finished in second at the Roanoke College Track and Field Invitational.
The women finished with a score of 243, a 160-point edge over second place Houghton. The men trailed Eastern Mennonite by just 10 points, finishing with 142.
W&L teams finish fourth
LYNCHBURG - Washington and Lee finished in fourth place in both the men's and women's events at the Dr. Jack M. Toms Open hosted by Lynchburg.
Aaron Jeong took first in the 100-m and Dylan Mills finished first in the javelin throw. Janey Fugate set a school record in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 62.92 seconds. W&L's women's team earned four second-place finishes.
Radford with two top 10 finishes
WINSTON-SALEM - Radford closed up the Wake Forest Invitational with two top-10 finishes as Joseph Betts ran the 200-meter in 21.57 seconds and the women's 400 relay team finished with a time of 48.50 seconds.
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