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Saturday, April 20, 2013
LEXINGTON — Roanoke College claimed the women’s team title at the 2013 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship on Saturday with 178 1/2 points, 23 1/2 points ahead of host Washington and Lee.
Roanoke’s Carmen Graves (Christiansburg) beat her own record in the 800-meter with a time of 2 minutes, 13.91 seconds for the first of three individual victories. Graves then won the 1,500m in 4:52.14 and the triple jump with a distance of 36 feet, 4 1/4 inches.
Roanoke’s Lexie Janney (Lord Botetourt) swept the sprints by taking the 100m in 12.55 seconds, the 200m in 25. 19 seconds and the 400m in 56.46 seconds.
Graves, Janney, Jessica Mejia and Alease Kinney claimed the 1,600 relay with a time of 4:01.72. Janney, Kinney, Esteher Prempeh and Brianna Hood claimed the 400 relay for Roanoke in 48.48 seconds.
Graves and W&L’s Lauren Schultz shared the honor of ODAC Athlete of the Meet. Janney was named the ODAC Women’s Rookie of the Year.
Lynchburg won the men’s title with a team score of 175 1/2. W&L finished in third with 138 1/2 points.
OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Tech men finish second at ACCs
RALEIGH, N.C. — Virginia Tech’s men’s track team won five events on the final day of the 2013 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, but fell just short of repeating as champions.
Florida State (149 points) took the men’s title, followed by Tech (138 points) in second. Virginia finished sixth with 63 points. Clemson (151 points) took the women’s title and Virginia tied with Duke in fourth with 76 points. Tech (56 points) placed seventh.
Tech’s Tomas Kruzliak earned the hammer throw title, the fifth straight for the program, with a heave of 232-5 inches. Ronnie Black took the high jump, clearing 7-3 ¾ and Grant Pollock finished the 1,500 meter with a time of 3:44.18. Darrell Wesh earned the first ACC title for the Hokies in the 200m with a time of 20.70 seconds. Finally, Thomas Curtin gave Tech its second straight 5,000 m crown with a time of 13:58.77.
Tech’s men also earned four second-place finishes: Chris Uhle (pole vault), Denis Mahmic (hammer throw), Darrell Wesh (100 m) and a team effort in the 400 relay. Jeff Artis-Gray placed third in the 110m hurdles and Tihut Degfae came in third in the 800m.
For the Virginia men, Ryan Satchell placed second in the triple jump and Mark Amirault came in second in the 5,000 meters. Virginia earned a pair of fourth and a pair of fifth place finishes.
Tech’s Annjulie Vester earned the women’s hammer throw title with a throw of 202-01, while Virginia’s Jordan Lavendar placed first in the 400 meter at 52.95 seconds. Virginia’s Vicky Fouhy placed second in the 1,500m and Vanessa Fabrizio came in second in the 800 m. Lavendar also finished third in the 200 m. Tech’s Leah Nugent placed third in the 400m hurdles.
Liberty wins Big South titles
LYNCHBURG — Host Liberty University won the men’s and women’s team titles at the Big South Championships.
Liberty led the men’s events with 213 points. VMI placed fifth with 73 points and Radford placed seventh with 56 points. The Flames led the women’s events with a score of 210. VMI placed ninth with 38 and Radford was 10th with 23 points.
VMI’s Andrey Dmitriev highlighted the day with second-place finishes in the 1,500 and 800 meter events. The Radford men earned four fourth-placed finishes.
No. 7 Virginia tops No. 5 FSU twice
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Behind solid pitching, No. 7 Virginia took wins of 9-2 and 2-0 from No. 5 Florida State.
Brandon Downes, Nick Howard and Derek Fisher all hit two-run homers in game one. Pulaski County’s Jared King also had two RBIs for Virginia. Brandon Waddell pitched six innings in the win.
Scott Silverstein and Kyle Crockett combined for a one-hitter, with Silverstein earning the win in seven innings of work for the Cavaliers (34-6, 15-5). Virginia’s Branden Cogswell delivered a two-run double in the fifth. Florida State fell to 31-8, 13-7.
Tech, Maryland split doubleheader
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Virginia Tech fell 9-8 before rebounding 11-0 to split Saturday’s doubleheader with Maryland.
Anthony Papio’s two-run single in the bottom of the ninth lifted Maryland to a win in game one. Papio led Maryland with a home run and four RBIs. Kevin Mooney pitched 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief for the win. Chad Pinder led Tech with three RBIs.
Mark Zagunis blasted a three-run homer and Brendon Hayden added three RBIs for the Hokies (23-17, 8-12). Tunstall graduate Joe Mantiply held Maryland (21-19, 6-14) to just three hits and one walk, while striking out six over seven innings for the win.
Radford, Coastal Carolina split games
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Radford split with Coastal Carolina (25-14, 11-3), falling 1-0 in 15 innings and winning 4-3 in game two.
Coastal Carolina’s Ted Blackman hit a solo homer to provide the difference in game one. Chris Coia’s two RBIs helped Radford (21-16, 8-6) to a win in game two.
Campbell 4, VMI 3
BUIES CREEK, N.C. — Michael Felton singled with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Camels their second consecutive walkoff win over the Keydets in as many nights.
Felton had two hits on the day while Trevor Lane had two RBIs and Michael DeLucia had a base hit and scored two runs to lead the Campbell (34-8, 13-4) attack.
Rob Dickinson had two RBIs, Nick Dwyer scored two runs and Jordan Tarsovich had two hits to lead VMI (18-24, 5-9).
Roanoke sweeps Eastern Mennonite
HARRISONBURG — Roanoke earned wins of 6-5 and 4-2 over Eastern Mennonite to clinch a spot in the ODAC tournament.
Mark Manthe (Blacksburg) and Clark Crutchfield each hit home runs in the top of the ninth inning and Austin Gregory (Hidden Valley) held off a Royals rally to eke out a 6-4 win in game one.
Brian Kluge (Cave Spring) delivered a two-run single to tie the second game in the seventh and then scored the go-ahead run on an error. Chad Hill (William Byrd) pitched three scoreless innings in the win for Roanoke (18-19, 10-10).
Daniel Stanley gave up only five hits and struck out 12 for Eastern Mennonite (15-24, 4-16) in the loss.
W&L sweeps Virginia Wesleyan
LEXINGTON — Washington and Lee clinched a spot in the ODAC tournament with wins of 15-11 and 9-4 over Virginia Wesleyan.
Joe Scalzo drove in six runs to pace W&L in game one. Kenneth Belgrave led the Marlins with five RBIs.
Keegan Dolan hit a three-run home run to help W&L (18-15, 11-9) to a win in game two. Billy Crowe had three doubles and three RBIs to lead Virginia Wesleyan (11-24, 8-12).
Tech drops doubleheader to FSU
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech dropped a pair of games to Florida State, falling 4-2 and 11-0 in five innings.
Victoria East’s two-run home run in the seventh inning of game one gave Florida State the lead. Seminole starting pitcher Lacey Waldrop held Tech to just four hits over seven innings.
Bailey Schinella drove in three runs, including a two-run home run, in the second game of the day. Maddie O’Brien added two RBIs for the Seminoles (36-15, 15-2). Monica Perry held Tech (27-14, 6-7)to just three hits over five innings in the win.
Cavaliers fall twice to N.C. State
CHARLOTTESVILLE — North Carolina State earned wins of 10-1 and 10-0 in six innings to take a doubleheader from Virginia.
Four players tallied two RBIs each for the Wolfpack in game one. Emily Weiman struck out seven and held the Cavaliers to four hits in the win. Melanie Mitchell fanned seven in the loss
Scout Albertson’s grand slam powered the offense for N.C. State (25-18, 9-7) in game two. Weiman held Virginia (18-24, 3-14) to two hits over six innings for the win.
Campbell edges Radford twice
RADFORD — Radford dropped two close games to Campbell at home, falling 9-8 in 11 innings in game one and 4-3 in game two.
Ericka Nesbitt scored on a throwing error in the 11th inning to provide the winning run for Campbell in game one. Brittany Arnn pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win. Rachael Walters pitched 11 innings and struck out 11 in the loss.
Camise Patterson scored the game-winning run on a single by Stephanie Jones in game two. Emily Naegele and Jessica Agee hit a home run each for Radford (16-27, 9-8). Julia Callicutt scattered seven hits over seven innings for Campbell (32-16, 16-4) in the win.
Roanoke falls twice to Virginia Wesleyan
DALEVILLE — No. 22 Virginia Wesleyan earned a pair of wins, 6-0 and 7-3, to upset No. 12 Roanoke.
In the first game, Mackenie Creech struck out 10 Roanoke batters and gave up three hits over seven innings for the win. The Marlins widened a 1-0 lead with four runs in the second inning.
In game two, Virginia Wesleyan (34-6, 18-2) again used a big inning to take the upper hand with a four-run third inning. Holle Wartliner (Alleghany) hit a two-run double for Roanoke (28-9, 14-4). Kristina Karagiorgis earned the win.
Roanoke faces Randolph-Macon in a crucial doubleheader today, with both teams at 14-4 in the conference.
Virginia 12, Bellarmine 7
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Mark Cockerton’s four goals led Virginia to a win over Bellarmine on Saturday.
Rob Emery added three goals and Owen Van Arsdale had two for the Cavaliers (6-7), who led 60-33 in groundballs. Nick O’Reilly had four assists for Virginia, which snapped a six-game losing streak.
Michael Ward and Luke Acton had two goals for Bellarmine (7-5).
UVa’s Rhody Heller made 10 saves in the win.
VMI 10, Manhattan 6
LEXINGTON — Mike DeBlasio’s scored four goals to lead VMI to its first win of the season on Senior Day.
Russell East added two goals for VMI (1-11, 1-4) and Matt Lindemann made 18 saves. Four Keydets scored once each.
Patrick Hodapp led Manhattan (3-11, 0-5) with three goals.
Christopher Newport 6, Ferrum 5 (OT)
FERRUM — Alex Barber scored the game-tying goal and then the game winner in overtime for Christopher Newport.
Four other players scored one goal each for the Captains (8-8), and Ferrum (8-9) had five players with one goal each.
Dominic Gianino made 11 saves for CNU. Damian Pulos made 14 saves in the last regular season game of the year for Ferrum.
Maryland 15, Virginia Tech 7
BLACKSBURG — Alex Aust scored two goals and added three assists as No. 1 Maryland spoiled Virginia Tech’s Senior Night.
Aust was one of six Terrapins (17-0, 5-0) to notch two goals and Maryland edged the Hokies 26-23 in shots.
Libby Rosebro led Tech (8-7, 0-5) with three goals and Megan Will added two. Each team used two goalkeepers.
Roanoke 23, Randolph 12
LYNCHBURG — Darragh Evarts scored eight goals to lead Roanoke to a win over Randolph.
Allison Bonanno added four goals and six assists for the Maroons (9-7, 8-2), who out-shot Randolph 38-22 in the game. Jamie Golden netted four goals and Rosie Knisley had three.
Melanie Eisele led Randolph (4-11, 1-9) with four goals.
Lauren Curtin stopped five shots for Roanoke.
Guilford 11, Washington and Lee 6
GREENSBORO, N.C. — E’leyna Garcia and Lily Colley scored four goals each to help Guilford overcome a 4-2 halftime deficit.
Eleanora Keene added two goals for the Quakers (15-1, 10-0), who scored seven straight to open the second half of play. Catherine Klinedinst led W&L (6-9, 6-3) with three goals and Margaret Pascale added two. Cara Mulligan made four saves.
Liza Mettler made nine saves for Guilford.
Bridgewater 19, Hollins 2
BRIDGEWATER — Paige Hennessy and Katie Freeman had three goals each to lead Bridgewater to an ODAC win.
Five players added two goals each for the Eagles (6-10, 4-6). Chanci Wright and Brandi Chesne had a goal each for Hollins (1-12, 0-10), which was out-shot 42-7.
Katie Labranche made one save for Bridgewater. Corrine Nicholson made 11 saves for Hollins.
Cavaliers lead, Hokies in third
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Virginia and Navy are tied for first at 10-over-par 294 after the first round of the Navy Spring Invitational at the par-71 Naval Academy Golf Club.
Virginia Tech and Wake Forest are tied for third with 296.
Virginia’s Mac McLaughlin and Wake Forest’s Evan Beck are tied for first place at 70. Tech’s Scott Vincent is tied for third at 71.
UVa’s Altomare retains lead at ACCs
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Virginia senior Brittany Altomare retained her lead at the ACC Women’s Championships after a 1-under 70 second round at the par 71 Sedgefield Country Club.
Altomare is 1-under par after two rounds of play, with a three-stroke lead on Duke’s Lindy Duncan. Blacksburg graduate Courtney Ellenbogen of Duke is tied for 30th at 157.
Duke is in first place in team scores with a 17-over-par 585. Virginia is in third at 600.
Washington & Lee 5, Hampden-Sydney 0
LEXINGTON — No. 23 Washington and Lee blanked Hampden-Sydney in the ODAC quarterfinals to improve to 15-5 on the season.
W&L dropped only five points in the doubles portion and one point in the No. 2 and No. 3 match-ups to close out the win.
The win is the 200th career win for head coach David Detwiler.
Emory and Henry 5, Roanoke 0
EMORY – Emory and Henry blanked Roanoke to advance to the ODAC semifinals against Bridgewater.
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