Virginia Tech won the ACC meet championship, delighting its fans in Cassell Coliseum and taking four individual titles along the way.
The Hokies amassed 87 points, while regular-season champion Pittsburgh was second at 67 points and Virginia was third with 61.5. North Carolina (38), Maryland (37.5), N.C. State (33.5) and Duke (18) completed the field.
“Today, 10 guys came together and had an awesome day,” Tech coach Kevin Dresser said. "It is all about how you finish in this sport."
Devin Carter, just returning after rehabbing from a torn hamstring he suffered in December, won the title at 141 pounds -- his third ACC championship -- to improve to 14-0 this season.
Also winning brackets for the Hokies were Dennis Gustafson (133), Zach Neibert (149) and Chris Penny (197).U.Va. sophomore Blaise Butler won his first ACC title at 157 pounds, while Nick Sulzer claimed his first at 165 pounds. But Cavaliers coach Steve Garland said, "To say I'm disappointed would be an understatement. We have pretty high standards."
Many of the ACC standouts will compete March 20-22 in the NCAA championships in Oklahoma City.
At the Mid-American Conference championships at Kent State, four Old Dominion wrestlers advanced to the finals. Those Monarchs are Chris Mecate (141 pounds), Alexander Richardson (149), Billy Curling (174) and Jack Dechow (184).
ODU stood fourth with 79 team points, trailing Northern Iowa (97), Missouri (89.5) and Ohio (81).
In ODU’s victory, Ben Slaton homered in the fourth inning, and Tyler Urps singled to left field to bring home Jordan Negrini in the 10th.
In the 17-inning game, Slaton batted 3-for-7, but Rice won on Skyler Ewing’s RBI single. ...
No. 1 Virginia (10-3, 1-1) split a pair of 3-2 games at Duke on a weekend of Atlantic Coast Conference-opening series.
In Game 1, starter Nathan Kirby improved to 4-0 by pitching six shutout innings, and Mike Papi hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh for a 3-0 margin.
In Game 2, the Cavaliers yielded only one hit -- an infield hit -- but walked nine. Eight of those were issued by starter Josh Sborz, who lasted 3 2/3 hitless innings.
Andrew Istler (2-2) got the win, pitching eight-plus innings and scattering five hits and three walks. Robert Huber worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam by inducing a Daniel Pinero flyout and catching Papi looking at a 3-2 pitch for his third save of the season. ...
Weston Wilson batted 3-for-4 with a home run, five RBI and two runs as No. 19 Clemson breezed past Virginia Tech 12-2, ensuring the host Tigers of winning the series.
Alex Perez had two hits and an RBI for the Hokies (6-6, 0-2 ACC), who trailed 5-0 after two innings and 12-1 after four. ...
William and Mary (8-5) split a doubleheader at Campbell (11-4). Charley Gould (4-for-5) and Nick Thompson (4-for-7) paced the Tribe's offense for the day.
In the first game, which the Tribe won 7-6, Ryan Lindemuth belted a home run and batted 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBI. Jason Inghram had his worst start of the season — yielding six runs and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings — but still got the win.
Campbell won the second game 2-1, not allowing a run after Kevin Casey's RBI double in the first inning.
Kyle Prats' RBI single in a two-run sixth proved to be the difference. ...
Christopher Newport (7-6, 2-1) swept Capital Athletic Conference opponent Marymount 7-3 and 7-2.
Senior Jack Vaughan (2-0) pitched his first collegiate complete game in the opener, which included a double and home run by Billy Steel, who went 3-for-4.
In Game 2, freshman A.J. Nicely batted 5-for-5 in his first start, and John Booker belted a home run. Jordan Boze (1-2) pitched three innings of relief, striking out four, to gain the win. ...
Apprentice lost a no-hitter but managed to split a pair of games with Bridgewater State (Mass.) to wrap up a 3-3 stay in Vero Beach, Fla.
Bridgewater State's Andy Sadoski pitched a no-hitter, walking one and striking out two, as the Builders lost 2-0. Kelmin Escalera struck out six in six innings but took a hard-luck loss.
Apprentice bounced back for a 6-3 win, overcoming a two-run deficit with four runs in the first. Belvin, from Gloucester High, and Zach Harding each drove in three runs and had two hits for the Builders.
Apprentice lost 4-3 Friday to Hagerstown Community College (Md.), a top-notch junior-college Division I program.
Poquoson's Maggie Tyler (5-3) pitched a five-inning complete game for a win as Virginia Tech beat Michigan State 9-1 in Florida Atlantic's tournament. She struck out six and yielded five hits.
Tyler didn't pitch in the next game, which the Hokies (10-9) lost 6-2 on a walk-off grand slam by Hofstra in the eighth inning. ...
Virginia (3-15, 1-4 ACC) split with No. 9 Florida State in Charlottesville, winning the opener 11-9 on Marcy Bowdren's walk-off home run before losing Game 2 8-0 in five innings.
U.Va. overcame an 8-2 deficit for the Game 1 triumph. ...
Norfolk State lost 10-2 to Marist and 3-1 to Youngstown State at Winthrop's tournament in Rock Hill, S.C.
Brittany Stover broke W&M’s all-around record with a 39.175 as the Tribe beat Cornell 192.8 to 192.55.
No. 15 Cornell (5-0) upended No. 2 Virginia 12-9 in Ithaca, N.Y., going on a 9-0 run for an 11-5 margin.
U.Va.'s Mark Cockerton had three goals for his 18th collegiate hat trick, but the Cavaliers fell to 6-1.