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Saturday's multi-sport college and local roundup: ODU, No. 2 U.Va. among baseball victors

Colleges:

Baseball:

Old Dominion (16-10, 6-5 Conference USA) beat Charlotte 6-2 Saturday in Norfolk, improving to 2-0 in the series.

In the fourth inning, Mike Perez singled home the tying run and came home on a wild pitch to put the Monarchs ahead 3-2. Nick Walker and Perez led ODU with two RBI each, while Taylor Ostrich and P.J. Higgins each had three hits for the Monarchs. ...

Joe McCarthy was 3-for-4 with four RBI, falling a triple short of the cycle, as No. 2 Virginia (22-4, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) hammered Virginia Tech 9-2 in Charlottesville. Chesapeake’s Connor Jones (4-0) pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings of relief for the win. ...

Christopher Newport’s doubleheader at Frostburg State was postponed indefinitely, but Friday, Nick Santalucia (5-0) pitched eight innings and Billy Steel belted a two-run homer in CNU’s 8-0 home win against Mary Washington.

Swimming:

ODU senior Sidni Hoxha closed his career in style, setting a school record of 42.64 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle to place 19th at the NCAA championships in Austin, Texas.

Men’s gymnastics:

Landon Funiciello of 12th-ranked William and Mary was named the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference’s Senior Gymnast of the Year, while the Tribe’s Cliff Gauthier and Pete Walker were chosen as the top head coach and assistant coach, respectively.

W&M’s Neal Courter (floor, valut), Funiciello (rings) and Jason Wang (pommel horse) won individual event titles at the ECAC meet in Annapolis, Md.

The Tribe will return to competition at the NCAA championships in Michigan April 10-12.

Men’s lacrosse:

Frostburg State (9-2, 2-1 Capital Athletic Conference) scored four first-quarter goals and won 7-6, ending host CNU’s seven-game winning streak. Joey Rolando scored twice for the Captains (7-2, 1-1) and forced two turnovers.

Women’s lacrosse:

Cawley Bromley scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:13 left as Virginia Tech (6-5) outlasted host Old Dominion 18-17.

Megan Will had four goals for the Hokies, while Christina Rea had five and Emily Austerberry and Ashmore Standing scored four apiece for ODU (3-8). ...

No. 18 Ohio State trailed by two goals midway through the second half at home but surged to beat William and Mary 14-7.

Ellen Shaffrey had three goals for the Tribe (2-8), while Jackie Cifarelli had two goals and three assists for the Buckeyes (8-4). ...

Freshman Meaghan Galvin scored four goals, including a pair after regulation, as Christopher Newport (6-4, 2-1 CAC) edged Frostburg State 10-9 in double overtime in Maryland. Galvin's classmate Erin Callahan had four points.

Men’s tennis:

No. 4 Virginia (14-2, 6-0 ACC) beat No. 24 Florida State 6-1, extending the Cavaliers’ winning streak to five. ...

Host William and Mary defeated Delaware 6-1 at McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center, grabbing the doubles point and completing the triumph on singles wins by Ben Hoogland on line 1, Addison Appleby on 3, Scott Huang on 4, Damon Niquet on 5 and John Banks on 6.

Hoogland, Banks and Ben Guthrie were honored on Senior Day. ...

The College of New Jersey edged visiting CNU 5-4, though Arttu Fiva won at No. 5 singles and at No. 3 doubles with freshman classmate Michael Dodd for the Captains (9-5). ...

James Madison’s match at Norfolk State was postponed indefinitely.

Track and field:

Christopher Newport swept the Commonwealth Duals at Pomoco Stadium, compiling 31 personal records along the way.

The Captains' men beat Washington and Lee 85-75 and Virginia Wesleyan 116-33. The CNU women beat VWC 132-19 and W&L 114-40.

CNU's Leah Richardson and Enuma Ezenwa won three events apiece, while Robert Graham won the hammer throw and was the runner-up in the shot put, discus and javelin.

Women’s tennis:

No. 3 Virginia swept No. 58 Virginia Tech 7-0 in Blacksburg without losing a set. ...

Host Swarthmore beat CNU 7-2, though freshmen Logan Eldridge and Katie Carlson won on lines 2 and 4, respectively, for the Captains.

Men’s golf:

Saturday’s play at the Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate in North Carolina was rained out, so Apprentice School will return to action Sunday.

On Friday, the Builders carded a 316 to tie for 11th out of the 16 teams that played the par-72 Gold Course. Saturday, they will play the par-70 Scarlet Course.

Pro hockey:

The Norfolk Admirals saw their AHL losing streak reach four with their second 2-1 regulation defeat in as many nights to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Scope Arena.

The Admirals (34-24-2-7) -- who have nine games left, beginning with a six-game trip that opens Friday at Adirondack -- are in jeopardy of yielding the eighth and final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. Their lead over ninth-place Hershey, which was five points entering Friday's games, was reduced to one because the Bears won Friday and Saturday.

Winning goalie Peter Mannino made 24 saves, while Admirals goaltender John Gibson needed to make just 11 saves.

The Penguins scored first on Brendan Mikkelson's shot from the point 11:50 into the second period, then went ahead 2-0 on Dominik Uher's short-handed breakaway goal early in the third period.

The Admirals' Devante Smith-Pelly cut the lead in half 4:57 into the third period, but the Penguins' defense held firm after that.

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