Vendula Strakova had 27 kills and 13 digs as Hampton pulled away for a 23-25, 25-22, 25-15, 25-14 win in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener at Norfolk State (4-11, 0-1).
Bibiany Fonseca had 44 assists and nine digs for HU (7-7). Jessica Johnson had 18 kills and 13 digs for the Spartans. ...
Meghan Niski earned a kill on match point as host James Madison spoiled William and Mary’s Colonial Athletic Association opener, edging the Tribe 25-18, 20-25, 23-25, 25-23, 16-14.
Liz Brown had 23 kills for W&M, while Dessi Koleva had 16 kills and 21 digs. Paulette Grand Pre had 28 digs and Paige Lucas 53 assists for the Tribe (4-12). MacKenzie Kleespies had 15 digs and 10 kills for the Dukes (6-8). ...
Christopher Newport (9-9), ranked 19th in Division III, absorbed defeats from higher-ranked teams on the CNU Invitational’s first day at Freeman Center.
No. 7 Juniata (Pa.) won 25-21, 25-23, 25-23 over the Captains to improve to 14-0, though Abby McIntyre had nine kills and seven digs for CNU, while Brooke Moore added 14 digs. CNU then fell 25-23, 25-20, 25-15 to No. 17 Wisconsin-Whitewater despite Mathews High graduate Rachel Close’s 14 digs. ...
Victoria Hamsher had 16 kills and Jordan Fish 47 assists as Virginia Tech (13-2) opened its ACC schedule with a 20-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-14 win at Wake Forest (11-2).
No. 20 Clemson and host Virginia Tech played to a 0-0 draw as Hokies senior Kyle Renfro made a career-high 10 saves on the way to his 12th collegiate shutout.
Tech (3-2-3, 1-0-3 ACC) had 11 shots, just half as many as the Tigers (7-1-1, 2-1-1).
Myka DeMarco netted a penalty kick in the 14th minute to send host Marshall past Old Dominion 1-0. The Monarchs fell to 0-7-1.
Christopher Newport hired John Cole as an assistant coach to John Harvell.
Cole, who will serve as CNU’s pitching coach, was the head coach from 2005-13 at Ivy League university Penn and from 1999-2005 at Rowan (N.J.), where his teams were 229-73. Cole was a W&M assistant from 1992-99, including a brief stint as interim head coach in 1997.
Harvell’s staff also includes Randolph-Macon graduate Adam Taylor, who was the head coach at Franklin & Marshall (Pa.) from 2009-13. He too was a W&M assistant.
The Friars fell to 4-5, 1-1. Sarah Breen scored both goals for the Lady Monarchs (3-6, 1-1), including the game-winner 1:18 into the extra session.
Goalie Frederik Andersen took the loss, stopping 27 of 30 shots.
Grant, who scored the first goal of the contest on a power play, netted a goal with about six minutes left to cut the Checkers’ lead to 3-2, but Aaron Palushaj scored into an empty net for the clincher. It was his second goal of the day at Extreme Ice Center.
The teams will stage a rematch at 7:15 p.m. Saturday at Scope.
Top-seeded Peter Schweitzer of Williamsburg and No. 2 Henry Prillaman of Newport News were among the quarterfinal victors in the USTA Virginia State Men's 45 Clay Court Championships at Hilton Tennis Club in Newport News.
Schweitzer beat Dennis Bartlett of Yorktown 6-1, 6-2 to earn a semifinal spot against Smithfield's Brad Baylor, who ousted Hampton's Bill Saunders 6-3, 6-0.
Prillaman, a longtime local urologist, outlasted Mike Heisler of Chesapeake 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to earn a berth against Shaun Morse of Chesapeake.
The finals in singles and doubles will be held Sunday. Schweitzer and Prillaman are top-seeded in doubles.