Rosario Villagra and Kelsey Smither added three assists each for the Lady Monarchs (10-6, 5-1 Big East), who won their ninth straight game and claimed a share of the conference lead. ...
Lindsay McArdle scored in each half to give Drexel (11-5, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association) a 3-1 win over William and Mary (6-9, 2-2) in Philadelphia in the first game for Tribe coach Tess Ellis since the interim tag was removed from her status.
Taylor Hodge provided W&M its goal in the 43rd minute on a penalty-corner play.
W&M (8-2-5, 5-1-1) rallied from a two-goal halftime deficit to gain a 3-3 tie at Hofstra (9-5-2, 3-2-2). Each team acquired a point in the standings, but the Tribe still fell out of a tie for first place in the CAA with one match to go.
After yielding two goals before the intermission, W&M answered with three goals in the first 20 minutes of the second half — netted by Clara Logsdon, Emory Camper and Dani Rutter. Camper has 10 for the season.
The Pride forced OT on Brittany Farriella’s goal with 7:18 left in regulation.
ODU's Jessie Klamut scored to forge a 1-1 tie in the 12th minute, and Devin Dougherty converted in the 56th to slice the Owls' margin to 4-2.
Visiting W&M (8-17, 3-5 CAA) outlasted last-place Towson 25-23, 22-25, 25-22, 34-32 behind Dessi Koleva’s 17 kills.
Michelle Heath had 12 digs, and the last of her 15 kills clinched the match. The Tigers fell to 7-20, 0-8. ...
The Eagles' 23-25, 13-25, 28-26, 25-19, 15-13 home triumph in Baltimore ended HU's five-match winning streak. Vendula Strakova had 33 kills and Bibiany Fonseca distributed 53 assists for the Pirates, while Sheileen Pagan made 16 digs.
For Coppin State, Chelsee Sauni had 53 assists and Ariel Richard had 18 kills. ...
Goda Jankauskaite had 22 kills as Norfolk State (9-14) improved to 5-3 in the MEAC by edging Morgan State 12-25, 25-20, 25-23, 19-25, 15-13. It was the Spartans' third consecutive five-set victory in conference competition.
The Bears (9-12) slipped to 4-4 in the conference.
Hampton was ranked 20th in the collegeinsider.com preseason Mid-Major Poll, which includes 22 Division I conferences and independents. Delaware was 11th, James Madison 14th, Drexel 15th and Liberty 19th.
W&M announced a schedule that begins with a Green and Gold exhibition Dec. 6. The first opponent to visit Kaplan Arena will be Cortland State on Jan. 11.
Peter Holland scored in the first and second periods. In between, he assisted on Maxime Sauve's goal.
Before the game, the Admirals added forward Norm Ezekiel from the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies and signed fellow Ontario native Jamie McQueen to a pro tryout contract. Both played for the Admirals in the preseason. MacQueen led the ECHL with six goals in three games for Utah.