No. 1 seed William and Mary shut out No. 5 Drexel 4-0 to breeze into the Colonial Athletic Association tournament final. The Tribe will face third-seeded UNC Wilmington, which ousted tourney host Elon, the No. 2 seed, 4-1. …
Top-seeded Old Dominion (18-6), ranked 33rd nationally, shut out No. 4 seed Southern Mississippi 4-0 in Houston to reach the Conference USA tournament final against Florida Atlantic.
Top-seeded William and Mary overcame a spirited challenge by No. 4 Elon on the Phoenix’s courts, winning 4-2 to advance to the CAA tournament final. Clara Tanielian won the clinching match 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 on line 3, capping a day in which all three sets of doubles went to a tiebreak at 6-all.
Seeking its 26th CAA crown and an NCAA tournament berth, the Tribe — ranked 41st nationally — will meet James Madison. The second-seeded Dukes turned back the College of Charleston 4-1. …
Third-seeded Old Dominion’s hopes of winning the Conference USA tournament on its home courts ended with a 4-1 loss to No. 2 Rice.
The Owls, who have won six straight conference championships and are ranked 43rd nationally, will face top-seeded Florida International at 10 a.m. Sunday at ODU for the title and an automatic NCAA tournament berth. FIU shut out Middle Tennessee State 4-0.
ODU, ranked 44th, likely will see its season end a few ranking spots short of an NCAA tournament berth.
In the first Capital Athletic Conference women’s golf championship tournament, Christopher Newport placed all five of its starters among the event’s top six and won by 141 strokes over second-place York (Pa.) in the 54-hole event in Cape Charles.
Freshman Erica Whitehouse won the individual title at 4 over par on Bay Creek’s Palmer Course. CNU shot 993 (129 over) to win against fellow first-year programs York and Southern Virginia. …
Hampton concluded its final Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship tournament with a 348 to place fifth.
Bethune-Cookman won at 18-over-par 306 at Crosswinds Golf Club in Savannah, Ga. Jakari Harris paced Hampton with a 13-over-par 85 to tie for 11th place with a three-round total of 249.
Virginia junior Thomas Walsh shot 7-under 65 to bolt to the top of the leaderboard during the second round at the ACC Championships.
Walsh enters Sunday’s final round at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C., with a two-shot lead over teammate Danny Walker, who led after the opening round. Walsh’s 36-hole total stands at 12-under 132, while Walker, a senior, posted a 69 Saturday for a 134.
North Carolina’s Ben Griffin and Clemson’s Doc Redman, the 2017 U.S. Amateur champion, were tied for third place at 136.
Behind Walsh and Walker, Virginia was tied for fourth place with Duke at 14-under 562. The Cavaliers finished the second round at 10-under 278. Fifth-ranked Georgia Tech leads the 12-team field at 23-under 553, while No. 15 Clemson and Notre Dame were tied for second place at 17-under 559. …
CNU finished second by 24 strokes to Mary Washington at the CAC tournament in Cape Charles, ending the Captains’ four-year reign atop the conference. Chris Brugge led CNU by tying for third at 15-over-par 231, three strokes behind winner Sebastian Bonte of Mary Washington. …
Hampton concluded its final Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament with a 313 to finish in sixth place in the three-day tournament with a 973.
Augusta won at 3-under-par 281 for a three-day total of 861 at Crosswinds Golf Club in Savannah, Ga. Arriek Douglas led the Pirates with a 4-over 75 Saturday to place 23rd at 234. …
The College of Charleston surged up the team leaderboard, shooting a collective 2-under on the day, but James Madison maintained a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the CAA championship tournament.
JMU was at 290-296-586, while the Cougars were at 301-286-587.
James Madison senior Matt Cowgill and Charleston sophomore Michael Sass were tied for the individual lead at 3-under on the par-72, 7,358-yard Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh, N.C.
With one round left, W&M (310-304-614) was sixth among the nine teams.
CNU (29-7, 13-3 CAC), ranked ninth in Division III, won 13-2 at Penn State Harrisburg in Game 1 of a doubleheader but lost 6-5 to the Lions in Game 2.
CNU and Salisbury are tied atop the conference, with the Lions one game behind.
In the opener, the Captains set a school record by drawing 17 walks. Jordan Mason scored three runs and Nick DiNapoli drove in three. Mason and Brandon Ginch each had two hits, and Thomas Packert (7-0) pitched 6 1/3 innings for the win.
But in the second game, the Lions went ahead 6-0 off Logan Harrelson (3-2) and survived a five-run CNU seventh. Joseph Cutchins hit his first CNU home run, a two-run blast. …
Kyle Peterson drew a bases-loaded walk to break an eighth-inning tie, giving Northeastern (22-13, 8-3) a 4-3 victory over William and Mary (15-25, 3-11), the Huskies’ second straight win in their CAA series in Boston.
Zach Pearson’s two-run single for W&M had tied the score in the top of the eighth. He and Hunter Smith, who scored twice, each had two hits. …
Virginia’s Daniel Lynch and reliever Bennett Sousa shut down Louisville for the final six innings as the visiting Cavaliers (23-17, 8-12 ACC) rallied for a 5-4 win over the Cardinals (26-12, 12-10).
After Lynch — who grew up in Hampton — walked the first batter of the top of the eighth inning, Sousa struck out the side, stranding runners at first and third base. In the ninth, the left-hander struck out all three batters he faced to record a six-out save. He has fanned 48 batters in 33 1/3 innings this season.
Trailing 4-2, the Cavaliers sent eight batters to the plate in a three-run sixth inning to take the lead for good. Cayman Richardson hit a two-run, two-out single that scored former Peninsula Pilot Charlie Cody and Devin Ortiz. Richardson scored the eventual winning run on a single up the middle by Andy Weber. …
Notre Dame edged Virginia Tech 8-7 in South Bend, Ind., leveling their series at a victory apiece.
Tech rallied to force extra innings. The Hokies scored two runs in the top of the 12th, only to see the Fighting Irish get three runs in the home half. Eric GIlgenbach hit a two-run walk-off single for Notre Dame.
Tech (17-22, 7-13 ACC) sent the game into extras with three runs in the ninth. Mike Fernandez singled home two, and with the bases loaded, Tom Stoffel’s sacrifice fly plated Fernandez with the tying run. …
Norfolk State split with Coppin State, winning 5-1 in Game 1 but seeing the Eagles take Game 2 7-4 in Hanover, Md.
Jonathan Mahoney pitched a three-hitter and Aaron Robinson homered for the Spartans in the opener. Robinson had three RBI in Game 2, but Coppin State (14-18-1, 13-3) increased its margin in the MEAC North over NSU (13-22, 10-7). …
Old Dominion’s Erik Stock went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBI, but Charlotte used two late runs to pull out a 5-3 home victory.
After Charlotte (21-17, 9-8 Conference USA) scored a run in the first, Stock drilled a three-run home run off the left-field foul pole in the top of the third to give ODU (11-26, 4-13) the lead. The homer was Stock’s second of the season.
However, the 49ers scored a run in the third and another in the fourth, then took the lead with runs in the sixth and seventh. ODU starter Morgan Maguire took the loss. …
Senior right-hander Sean Thompson pitched 7 1/3 innings before George Mason got a hit off him as VCU (25-14, 9-5 Atlantic 10) beat the Patriots 6-4 at The Diamond.
New Kent High graduate Steven Carpenter had two hits and a walk for the Rams. George Mason, which won the series opener Friday, fell to 16-21, 7-4.
CNU, ranked 11th nationally, finished the regular season on a nine-game winning streak with an 11-3, 6-5 doubleheader sweep of Frostburg State.
The Captains (30-6, 13-1) reached the 30-win mark for the 12th consecutive season as Liz Andrews’ grounder brought home Rachael Payne with the winning run in the ninth inning.
Payne, an All-American as a junior last season, enjoyed her Senior Day by going 7 for 9 for the day. She scored five times and drove in three runs for the Captains. Fellow senior Leah Andrews was 6 for 9 with four runs and two RBI. Freshman Patty Maye Ohanian, the winning pitcher in Game 1, was 4 for 7 with three runs and three RBI.
In Game 2, the Bobcats (18-14, 5-7) got a pinch-hit grand slam from Aliyah Ramey. …
Hampton split a MEAC doubleheader against Coppin State in Baltimore, winning 2-1 before losing 5-2.
In the opener, Danella Milloy’s RBI single in the fith put the Pirates ahead 2-1, and Allyson Babinsack struck out five to make the lead stand up.
In the second game, DaSha Hill tied HU’s single-season stolen-base record with 39 in the third inning and scored to put the Pirates ahead 2-1. Coppin went ahead for good with three runs in the bottom of the third. …
Virginia Wesleyan (37-1, 15-1), the nation’s top-ranked Division III team, pulled off a 5-3, 3-1 Old Dominion Athletic Conference sweep at Bridgewater. The Marlins bounced back from their only loss of the season — Game 2 of a midweek doubleheader against No. 4 Randolph-Macon.
On the same day it learned it gained the fourth and final seed for the ACC tournament in Charlottesville, No. 13-ranked Virginia (10-4) edged Vermont 10-9 with a storybrook finish.
Playing on the field of his alma mater, New Canaan (Conn.) High, the Cavaliers’ Michael Kraus scored the winning goal with 1:47 left. The Catamounts fell to 10-3. …
Division III No. 16 CNU (13-3, 6-2 CAC) posted a 20-3 rout at Wesley (3-12, 0-7) as Dylan Rice and Shane McKenna each netted four goals. Matthew Crist had three goals and three assists.
No. 12 Virginia Tech celebrated its Senior Day in Lane Stadium with a 16-12 victory over No. 17 Virginia. It was just the Hokies’ second all-time win against the Cavaliers.
Paige Petty’s four goals paced the Hokies (12-5, 5-2), who have set program records for overall wins and ACC wins this year. Kasey Behr scored five for the Cavaliers (9-8, 4-3). …
CNU (9-8, 5-3 CAC) breezed to an 18-4 home win over Wesley (6-9, 1-7) as Catherine Leighty and Katie Orrison each scored hat tricks.
Men’s track and field:
During the New Captains Classic at CNU, the Captains’ Legend Hayes established a new school record in the discus. The senior unleashed a 53.42-meter heave, which topped Brendon Burrows’ previous standard of 50.81.
Burrows placed second Saturday at 51.90 meters, eclipsing his previous record. …
At the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, U.Va.’s 4×400-meter relay of freshman Jordan Willis — a former Jamestown High standout — freshman Alfred Shirley III of Chesapeake, freshman Brandon Outlaw and redshirt junior Jack Lint (Westerville, Ohio) won in 3:08.34. The season-best time ranks fifth in school history and is currently the second-fastest time in the ACC.
Buffalo’s Darnell Sweeney hit a two-run home run in the top of the 11th inning, sending the Bisons to an 8-6 victory over Norfolk at Harbor Park, snapping the Tides’ three-game winning streak.
The game was scoreless headed to the eighth, but the teams combined for 14 runs on 14 hits over the final four innings.
Buffalo scored three eighth-inning runs, but Norfolk answered back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth. The Bisons added a run in the ninth to take a 4-2 lead, but Norfolk center fielder Joey Rickard knotted the score at 4 with a two-out, two-strike, two-run double off the left-field wall.
The Bisons retook the lead in the 10th inning as Danny Espinosa plated Anthony Alford — who had started the inning on second base via tiebreaking rules — with a double down the left-field line. The Tides answered back again, though, as Andrew Susac plated Alex Presley with a one-out single.
In the 11th, Sweeney knocked a pitch by Matt Wotherspoon (1-1) over the fence for a 7-5 lead. Buffalo, Toronto’s top farm club, added a run on a throwing error.
Norfolk threatened in the bottom of the 11th, as Engelb Vielma scored Garabez Rosa with a two-out single. Luis Santos got Presley to pop up to short, completing the game.
Norfolk got an excellent start from Jimmy Yacabonis, who limited the Bisons to two hits over five shutout innings.
The Altoona Curve (8-6) evened its series with Richmond at a win apiece, beating the Flying Squirrels 7-6 in Pennsylvania. Jason Martin was 3 for 4, scored three runs and drove in two for Pittsburgh’s Double-A affiliate.
The Squirrels (11-5) lost despite home runs by Matt Lipka, Dillon Dobson and Jerry Sands.