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Thursday, March 28, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The men's swimming and diving programs of Virginia Tech and Virginia began competition at the 2013 NCAA Championships at the IU Natatorium with Virginia Tech earning 11 points and three honorable mention All-America honors.
Michigan leads the team scoring with 153 points through six events, and California is second with 123 1⁄2, followed by Auburn in third with 112 1⁄2. Southern California has 100 points in fourth, and Texas rounds out the top five with 99 points.
Virginia Tech sits in 24th with 11 points.
Virginia Tech's Ryan Hawkins finished in 14th place in the 1-meter dive with a score of 312.20 to earn three points and honorable mention All-America honors.
The Hokies' 200-meter freestyle relay team of Joe Bonk, Zach McGinnis, Emmett Dignan and Gregory Mahan finished in a time of 1 minute, 18.82 seconds. The 16th-place finish in the event added two more points to the Tech score. The team also took 14th place in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:09.83, giving Tech six more points.
For Virginia, Jack Murfee, Taylor Grey, Matt Murray and Tom Barrett finished in 22nd at the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:11.65. Barrett, Murray, Charlie Rommel and Parker Camp placed 25th in the 200 relay with a time of 1:19.31.
Virginia's Jan Daniec placed 24th in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:18.97 and Tech's Michal Szuba finished in 31st with a time of 4:20.28.
Competition continues today with preliminaries at 11 a.m. and finals at 7 p.m.
Bridgewater 11, Washington and Lee 7
BRIDGEWATER - Bridgewater scored four runs on three hits and three errors to break a 7-7 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning for the win.
Nick Fulk scored four runs and drove in two for Bridgewater (15-5, 9-0). Andrew Hacker and Bryan Sanderson also added two RBIs for the Eagles. Alex Maragos drove in three runs and Jonathan Stutts scored three times for the Generals (12-10, 6-4).
Tyler Slanovec pitched two hitless innings and struck out four in the win. Eric Wisotsky allowed four runs on three hits in one inning in the loss.
Southern Virginia splits with Mary Baldwin
BUENA VISTA - Southern Virginia (8-13) split Thursday's doubleheader with Mary Baldwin (2-22), winning 7-1 and falling 9-1 in five innings.
Chance Hegsted scored twice and Sarah Edwards had two RBIs as Southern Virginia took the first game. Annie Biggs held Mary Baldwin to just two hits over seven innings, while striking out five for the win.
In the second game, Janie Brothers and Rebecca Parramore drove in two runs each as Mary Baldin downed the Knights in five innings. Sara Harmon scored for Southern Virginia. Olivia Compton allowed one run on six hits over five innings for the win.
Virginia 7, Virginia Tech 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE - No. 1 Virginia blanked in-state rival No. 54 Virginia Tech by a score of 7-0, giving the Cavaliers their 14th consecutive victory.
Virginia (14-0, 3-0) won the doubles point to jump out to a 1-0 lead and continued to roll in the singles portion.
Virginia has won 96 straight against ACC opponents. Virginia Tech fell to 10-5 overall and 2-2 in the ACC.
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