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Virginia celelbrates its 2013 ACC Rowing Championship in Clemson, S.C., on Sunday.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Caroline McTiernan's third goal of the game proved to be the game winner as Virginia scored a 10-8 upset over sixth-seed and regional host Georgetown in the NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Tournament.
After an opening goal by Georgetown, Virginia (11-9) answered with four straight and eight of the next nine goals to take a commanding 8-2 lead. The Hoyas (13-6) cut the Cavalier lead to four, but McTiernan and Courtney Swan scored to put the game at 10-4. Georgetown scored four straight to pull within two, but was unable to find the two needed to equalize in the final four minutes.
Casey Bocklet and Liza Blue added two goals each for Virginia, who held a 16-12 edge in groundballs. Each team tallied 21 shots.
Caroline Tarzian led Georgetown with two goals and an assist.
Kim Kolarik made nine saves in net for Virginia, while Barb Black and Megan McDonald combined for five saves for the Hoyas.
Virginia advances to the quarterfinals and will face third-seeded North Carolina at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hills, N.C. The Tar Heels beat the Cavaliers 8-7 in the regular season match-up in March.
Virginia wins fourth ACC title
CLEMSON, S.C. - Virginia's sixth-ranked rowers tallied wins in all four races to claim their fourth straight Atlantic Coast Conference title on Sunday at Lake Hartwell.
Virginia's Varsity Eight earned a win in 6 minutes, 46.08 seconds. The Cavaliers won the Second Varsity Eight in 7:05.17 and the Novice Eight claimed the win in 7:18.61. The Varsity Four finished in first with a time of 7:27.16.
Virginia has won 13 of the last 14 titles and automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships on May 31.
Sarah Jordan, Sarah Cowburn, Susanne Grainger, Kristine O'Brien and Fiona Schlesinger were all named to the All-ACC squad.
Virginia Tech 7, Marist 6 (10 inn.)
BLACKSBURG - Mark Zagunis' solo home run in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Hokies a walk-off win over the Red Foxes in a home run filled game at English Field.
Sean Keselica and Zagunis hit a solo home run each in the first inning and Tyler Horan's two-run shot in the third put Virginia Tech (33-19) up 4-0.
Marist (25-21-1) cut into that lead with a run in each of the fourth and fifth innings, but Horan belted another two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Red Foxes plated two in the eighth inning and a two-run single by Mike Orefice tied the game in the ninth inning.
Clark Labitan picked up his first win of the year with two innings of three-hit relief.
Because Duke lost its weekend series with Virginia, the Hokies clinched an ACC tournament berth for the first time since 2010.
Virginia 14, Duke 6
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Mike Papi tallied four RBIs as the No. 7 Cavaliers outlasted the Blue Devils on Sunday.
Duke (25-26, 9-18) scored three runs in the top of the second inning, but Virginia (42-8, 20-7) answered with five runs in the bottom half of the inning as Papi tripled to bring in three.
Nate Irving drove in two of his three runs with a double as part of Virginia's five-run seventh inning. Joe McCarthy and Reed Gragnani led the Cavaliers with four hits each.
Kyle Crockett picked up the win in relief.
Charleston Southern 13, Radford 7
RADFORD - Charleston Southern scored seven runs over the final three innings to spoil Radford's Senior Day.
Radford (28-22, 13-8) led 6-3 after two innings, but Charleston Southern (21-29, 10-11) scored three in the third to tie it. Radford regained the lead with a run in the fourth before the Buccaneers tied it in the seventh and took the lead on a Zack Hagaman three-run home run in the eighth.
Alexander Lee led the Highlanders with three RBIs and two hits.
Radford picked up an 8-3 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday in a game that ended late.
Winthrop 5, VMI 4
LEXINGTON - Winthrop scored a run in each of the final two innings to complete a comeback win over VMI.
Stephen Wallace's two RBIs led Winthrop (19-32, 7-14), while Matt Winn led VMI (20-32, 6-15) with two RBIs as well. Eric Ruth earned the win in three innings of relief, while John Garrett picked up the loss with two innings of relief.
Virginia 4, Texas 3
CHARLOTTESVILLE - No. 14 Virginia downed No. 18 Texas 4-3 to advance to the Round of 16 of the NCAA Division I tournament.
Texas (18-11) earned the doubles point, but Virginia (19-9) earned two of the first three wins in the singles matches via wins by Erin Vierra and Caryssa Peretz to tie it at 2. Hana Tomljanovic earned a win for the Cavaliers, but Texas tied it at the No. 1 singles. Li Xi's 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-0) win over Noel Scott put the Cavaliers into the Round of 16 against Texas A&M on Friday in Urbana, Ill. at 5 p.m.
Swanson, Gamecocks advance
STANFORD, Calif. - Roanoke's Meredith Swanson finished 18th in a 105-player field to help South Carolina to a fourth-place finish in the NCAA West Regional on Saturday at Stanford Golf Course.
Swanson, a senior, posted rounds of 75-70-73 as the Gamecocks advanced to the NCAA Championship for the fourth straight year. Junior Suzie Lee led USC with a 14th-place finish.
The NCAA Championship will be held May 21-24 at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens.
TRACK AND FIELD
VMI's Dmitriev claims third
PRINCETON, N.J. - VMI's Andrey Dmitriev ran the 1,500 meter in 3:47.97 to claim third-place at the IC4A/ECAC Championships, while Renee Reives finished 17th in the shot put with a throw of 41 feet, 4 ½ inches.
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