Saturday's college multi-sport roundup: Norfolk State softball sweep gives Spartans 8-0 MEAC mark

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Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference softball leader Norfolk State (15-17, 8-0) swept visiting Maryland Eastern Shore Saturday, winning 4-3 in 10 innings and then 8-5 in seven innings.

In Game 1, Haley Ward singled home Morgan Boyd with the winning run with one out in the 10th. In Game 2, Chelsea Davis drove in four runs -- three on a first-inning homer -- and Melina Valles had three RBIs for the Spartans. ...

No. 25 North Carolina swept Virginia 5-1, 2-1. ...

Christopher Newport won a pair from Greensboro, 6-1, 7-1.

Krista Townsend and Melanie Hazelwood each went the distance to earn the victories. Townsend, who struck out 11 and allowed only three hits, improved to 8-4. Hazelwood is 7-1.

In Game 1, Kelley Foate hit a two-run homer and was plunked by three pitches. In Game 2, Chelsea Mitchell was 3-for-4 with three RBIs.

Women's lacrosse:

Christopher Newport lost its opening game of the season. Since then, the Captains haven't looked back.

Becca Geist and Lauren King scored four goals apiece Saturday as No. 17 CNU (14-1) improved its winning streak to 14 with a 16-7 triumph at Roanoke.

Men’s lacrosse:

CNU (5-8) lost its fourth game in a row, falling 6-2 at Goucher in Baltimore. Andy McGregor made 16 saves for the Captains, whose goals came from Aaron Chrzaszcz and Will Geise. ...

No. 4 North Carolina beat No. 18 Virginia 10-7 in Charlottesville, thanks in part to Kieran Burke’s 23 saves for the Tar Heels.

Women's gymnastics:

Freshman Brittany Stover highlighted W&M's performances at the Gainesville NCAA Regional in Florida. She placed 13th all-around with a 38.925.

En route to posting the impressive score, the New Albany, Ind., native equaled a career high on vault with a 9.825. W&M junior Jessica Pritchard was 19th at 37.770. Her best performance came on floor where she earned a 9.775.

Sophomore Maggie Lundeen and classmate Brandy Stover competed in one event apiece, as Lundeen placed 20th on floor (9.800) while Stover finished 34th on beam (9.575).

Men's gymnastics:

W&M gymnasts won three individual event titles and seven all-conference honors at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship in Springfield, Mass.

Freshman Neal Courter won the floor exercise (15.15) and vault (15.15), while junior Landon Funiciello won on parallel bars (14.55). Funiciello also garnered all-conference distinction on vault, placing fourth (14.5), and rings, placing second (15.45), while Courter finished seventh on high bar (13.2).

Juniors Daniel Potemski and Sam Patterson also earned All-ECAC accolades. Potemski placed fourth on high bar (13.45), while Patterson finished fourth on parallel bars (13.85). Potemski also competed in the vault and placed eighth with a 14.3.

Women’s tennis:

CNU (15-4, 10-0) earned its 13th consecutive win with a 9-0 home shutout of Greensboro, which was a player short of a full team.

Kim Morrissett, Marion Gloor and Jodi Noland each won on the court in singles and doubles.

The Captains play host to Methodist at 11 a.m. Sunday in a match that will determine the USA South regular-season crown. ...

Virginia (11-7, 5-1 ACC) blanked Wake Forest 7-0 for its third victory in a row.

Men’s tennis:

Old Dominion (13-5) beat James Madison 4-3 as Monarchs No. 1 Carlos Lopez Villa improved to 16-1 with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Ryan Pool. ...

CNU won its 11th straight match, beating Greensboro 8-1, and will play host to Methodist at 11 a.m. Sunday for second place in the USA South regular season.

Kyle Tobin, Joey Manilla, Robbie Wagner and Will Sloan won in singles and doubles for CNU (12-4, 6-1).

Women's basketball:

Drexel won the Women’s National Invitation Tournament by edging Utah 46-43 in Philadelphia.

Tournament MVP Hollie Mershon drove down the left side and scored with 21 seconds remaining to give the Dragons a 44-43 lead. After a Utah turnover, Mershon sank two free throws for the final points.

A 14-2 run for a 38-33 sparked the Dragons and their crowd. Before beating Utah, the Dragons handled Iona, Harvard, Bowling Green and Auburn.


No. 1 Virginia advanced all five of its competing boats to the finals at the San Diego Grand Crew Classic.

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