Rachel Conway had 38 assists and freshman Briana Sutton from Jamestown High added 12 kills Saturday to lead Christopher Newport past Salisbury 25-19, 25-20, 25-22 in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament championship match at Freeman Center.
The Captains (24-12), who thrived in conference play after taking lumps early against an outstanding non-league schedule, earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. The bracket will be revealed at 11 a.m. Monday.
On the decisive play, Ben Coffey sent a long pass that found freshman Reilly Maw from Tabb High.
Maw, who got tied up with a defender, fed a pass to Albiston. Albiston, one-versus-one with the goalie, fired his shot into the lower left corner of the net.
Mac Phillips made five saves for his CAA-best ninth shutout of the season, tying him for the most in one season by a W&M goalkeeper. The Pride finished 8-6-4.
No. 2 seed Virginia Wesleyan took the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament title, beating No. 1 Randolph 2-1 in overtime on the WildCats' home field in Lynchburg.
Brian Cornell connected on a penalty shot 1:43 into overtime for the Marlins (16-4-1), who earned their 17th NCAA berth. Randolph (17-2-1) is a strong candidate for an at-large berth when pairings are revealed at 1 p.m. Monday.
Randolph's Cory Sindle, a senior standout from Gloucester High, gave his team the lead by scoring on a 20-yard shot 76:34 into the match. But VWC pulled even just 26 seconds later as a cross by the Marlins' Isaac Arrington glanced off a WildCat and into the net.
Old Dominion (10-4-1, 7-2) clinched second place in C-USA with a 2-1 road victory over South Carolina. Ivan Militar assisted on goals by Tim Hopkinson and Cole Stringer, ending the Gamecocks' five-game winning streak.
Sean Stowe made six saves for the Monarchs, who will head to Charlotte, N.C., for their first C-USA tournament.
Salisbury’s Yumi Kim scored with 1:14 left in the second overtime to lead the Sea Gulls, eighth in Division III, to a 1-0 win over No. 3 Christopher Newport in the CAC tournament final.
Salisbury (14-3) won its 17th CAC title and earned an automatic spot in the NCAA tournament. The Captains (19-1), in their first year in the CAC, saw their program-record win streak come to an end but are certain to make the NCAA tournament at large.
Both teams will learn their NCAA pairings Sunday night.
York (Pa.) beat host CNU 1-0 in penalty kicks after their 1-1 tie in the CAC final.
York (12-4-3) earned a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament as its goalkeeper stopped five Captains in the tiebreaker -- including their top scorer, Bupe Okeowo, who netted CNU's first-half goal.
The Captains (14-3-2) will have to wait to see if they gained an at-large bid. The bracket will be unveiled at 1:30 p.m. Monday.
Apprentice went 6-0 to win the Electric City Duals in Scranton, Pa. The Builders' most impressive triumph in that span was a 24-21 win against Wilkes (Pa.), which is ranked 15th in NCAA Division III and had won 26 consecutive duals.
Aside from defeating Wilkes, the Builders recorded wins over Penn State Beaver (52-3), Penn College (42-12), Maryland Baltimore County (36-13), Penn State DuBois (27-13) and Scranton (24-21).
Two Builders went unbeaten for the day: Josh Rodriguez at 197 pounds and Ian Jones at heavyweight. ...
Gloucester High alum Colin Lenhardt went 5-0 to win the 184-pound title at the Ithaca Invitational on Saturday at Ithaca College in New York.
Lenhardt, competing for Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., pinned three opponents, won in the semifinals by injury default and won the title with a 3-2 win over Patrick Sheehan of New York University.
William and Mary went 6-0 in Saturday's singles at the Tribe Invitational in McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center, beating Old Dominion players in all but one case.
From Flights 1-6, Ben Hoogland -- whose win came against Penn State's Christian Lutschaunig -- Damon Niquet, John Banks, Addison Appleby, Will Juggins and Scott Huang posted the triumphs.
W&M was 3-4 in doubles for the day.
In the Kitty Harrison Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C., W&M went 5-1 in singles in a "mock dual" against Maryland, with victories by Maria Belaya, Jeltje Loomans, Leeza Nemchinov, Melanie Roy and Nabila Farah.
The Tribe was 1-2 in doubles, with Belaya and Loomans -- ranked seventh nationally -- winning 8-3 against North Carolina tandem.
Men's swimming and diving:
William and Mary lost 144-118 at Duke to fall to 5-1, but sophomore Billy Russell from Newport News enjoyed a memorable day for the Tribe.
He won the 100-yard freestyle in 46.03 seconds and placed second in the 200 free in 1:40.47. Both of those times are 10th all-time in W&M history.
Russell also anchored the second-place 200 medley relay and the winning 400 free relay.
Women's swimming and diving:
W&M fell to Duke 162-100, though Megan Howard (23.43 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle), Jessie Ustjanauskas (2:05.61, 200 butterfly), Jen Bentley (1:53.75, 200 free) and Liz Glenn (200 backstroke, 2:02.44) won events.