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Saturday, September 28, 2013
BLACKSBURG — The Virginia Tech men’s soccer team played its third home game in a week Friday night. Once again, the Hokies couldn’t score.
Coming off a scoreless tie to North Carolina last Friday and a 2-0 loss to Navy on Tuesday, Tech again failed to find the net and settled for a scoreless draw with No. 16 Clemson in an ACC game.
Tech (3-2-3, 1-0-3) rode more stout work in net by senior goalkeeper Kyle Renfro against the Tigers. The former Brookville High standout posted 10 saves.
Eastern Mennonite 0
Jackson Goyette, Marc Dinkel and Christopher Fisher scored goals in the second half to lead the Maroons (7-1, 3-0) past the Royals (2-7, 0-3) in the ODAC match.
Co. Carolina 3, VMI 0
CONWAY, S.C. — Brianna Panico scored two goals and Darbie Kelly added another as the Chanticleers (4-5-1, 1-1) downed the Keydets in a Big South match.
VMI (2-7, 0-2) managed only two shots, including none that were directed on goal.
Wake Forest 0
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. —Elly Buckley scored two goals and Lucy Hyams had a goal and an assist to lead the No. 4-ranked Cavaliers past the 15th-ranked Demon Deacons (6-3, 0-2) in an ACC match.
Jenny Johnstone made five saves for the shutout for UVa (10-1, 1-1).
Salem’s Allara ties for 4th in Senior Open
RICHMOND — Professional Rick Schuller of Chester fired a final round of 2-under-par 68 to capture the Senior Open of Virginia on Friday at the Country Club of Virginia’s Westhampton Course.
Schuller, who recently turned 50 to become eligible, finished with a 36-hole total of 2-under 138, two shot ahead of runner-up John Cuomo, an amateur from Richmond.
Salem’s Jack Allara, who led following an opening-round 69, settled for a 73 and finished in a three-way tie for fourth.
Roanoke’s Mark Funderburke (74) and Lexington’s Kurt Swenson (74) tied for 22nd at 150. Bill Nunnenkamp (Blue Ridge) and Roanoke’s Danny Hopkins tied for 48th at 155.
Pro Jimmy Williams (Christiansburg) tied for 56th at 156. Blacksburg’s Jay Hardwick (82) tied for 59th at 157. Lexington’s David Brogan (78) and Roanoke’s Doug Henson (79) tied for 65th at 159. Vinton’s Tim Chocklett (82) was 81st at 165.
Six Hokies advance
BLACKSBURG — Six Virginia Tech players advanced in the opening round of doubles play and two rounds of singles play in Friday’s first day of the three-day Hokie Invitational.
In Flight A, Tech sophomore Raluca Mita defeated Rebekah Jenkins of Liberty in the first round (6-1, 6-2) and advanced to the semifinals with a 6-2, 6-3 win over James Madison’s Taylor Pinchoff. Hokies senior Isel Martinez-Marcos received a first-round bye and then downed Marshall’s Kai Broomfield 6-2, 6-3.
Tech junior Carol Kahoun defeated Radford’s Grace Sarver 6-2, 6-1 in the opening round and then downed VCU’s Sitilia Rencheli 6-1, 6-0. Senior Tea Ivanovic fell to JMU’s Rachel Nelson 7-5, but rebounded with a 6-1, 6-0 conquest of Radford’s Meg Napolitano 6-1, 6-0.
In Flight C, Tech’s Frances Peyton lost to Liberty’s Valerie Thong 6-1, 6-0, and later fell to Radford’s Taylor Fay 6-2, 6-0. Tech’s Laura Ramthun beat Radford’s Allison Michael 6-1, 6-4 before losing to Liberty’s Brittany Yang 6-3, 6-1.
In Flight A doubles, Martinez-Marcos and Ivanovic knocked off Taylor Washington and Amanda Wickman of Pittsburgh, 8-3. Mita and Kahoun were also in that flight but received a first-round bye. Peyton and Ramthun lost in their Flight B opener 8-2 to Pitt’s Katherine Castro and Molly Wickman.
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