Freshman Briana Sutton from Jamestown High had 19 kills and Rachel Conway had 45 assists as Christopher Newport earned a berth in the championship match of its first Capital Athletic Conference tournament, defeating Marymount 25-15, 22-25, 25-18, 25-13.
By winning the regular season, the Captains can stay home at Freeman Center for Saturday’s final against No. 2 seed Salisbury, which ousted No. 3 Mary Washington in a 17-15 fifth set.
The volleyball team became CNU’s third to earn a home matchup Saturday for the CAC tournament championship. The Captains already had advanced in field hockey (1 p.m. vs. Salisbury) and women’s soccer (2 vs. York of Pa.). ...
Goda Jankauskaite had 17 kills and Angie Darcus 15 for the Spartans (10-17, 6-5). Darcy Moore had 43 assists and 12 digs for NSU, and Noelle Eagles made 18 digs.
Apprentice School senior linebacker Brock Bullock, a record-setting tackler, was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District College Division team. ...
Cavaliers strong safety Kelvin Rainey (lower-extremity injury) and defensive tackle Brent Urban (high ankle sprain) are questionable. ...
Tickets are available for Old Dominion’s home finale against Campbell. The Monarchs have sold out every home game since they resumed football.
CNU, which finished 22-6 last season and made the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament, was picked to finish second in the CAC. This will be CNU’s first season in the CAC after leaving the USA South.
St. Mary’s (Md.), ranked as high as No. 2 nationally in one preseason poll, was picked to finish first in the CAC.
CNU, which was 29-3 last season and made the Elite Eight, received six first-place votes and was picked to finish first in the CAC. Marymount earned three first-place votes and was picked to finish second.
William and Mary’s Tess Ellis was named a co-Coach of the Year in the Colonial Athletic Association. She moved up from her assistant's role to replace longtime coach Peel Hawthorne and has guided the Tribe to the No. 4 seed in this weekend's conference tournament. ...
Duke beat Virginia 2-1 in the first round of the ACC tournament in Newton, Mass., though the Cavaliers (15-5) — ranked fourth nationally — are a likely choice for an NCAA at-large bid.
Caleigh Foust scored U.Va.’s goal with about five minutes left in the first half, tapping in a long pass from four-time All-ACC pick Elly Buckley.
William and Mary forward Emory Camper of Virginia Beach and goalkeeper Caroline Casey of Chesapeake made the All-CAA first team, and defender Emily Fredrikson made the second team.
The Tribe's Dani Rutter and Taylor Dyson were third-team selections. and defender Clara Logsdon made the All-Rookie squad.
At the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's National Indoor Championships in New York, U.Va.'s Julia Elbaba upset sixth seed Lauren Herring of Georgia 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-2 in the first round,
U.Va.'s Rachel Pierson rallied past Texas A&M's Cristina Stancu 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, but the Cavaliers' Danielle Collins fell 6-3, 6-3 to UCLA's Chanelle Van Nguyen.
Former Kingsmill minor-league pro event champ Beatrice Capra of Duke, the No. 3 seed, lost 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 to UCLA's Jennifer Brady.
In doubles, Elbaba and Pierson won twice to reach the quarterfinals, defeating Michigan's Emina Bektas and Brooke Bolender 8-5 and Oklahoma's Mia Lancaster and Whitney Ritchie 8-7 (7-3).
The U.Va. tandem will face Georgia Tech's Megan Kurey and Kendal Woodard.
In the men's ITA Indoors, also in New York, Old Dominion's Carlos Lopez-Villa beat New Mexico's Samir Iftikhar 6-4, 7-5 in the first round. Lopez-Villa will face No. 6 seed Clay Thompson of UCLA in the round of 16.
Top-seeded Tennessee duo Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese got their title run off to a strong start with an 8-1 win over Andreas Bjerrehus and Amerigo Contini of Virginia Tech. The Volunteers next face Jorge Azuero and Shea Thomas of Liberty, who edged Memphis' David O'Hare and Joe Salisbury 8-7 (8-6).
Max Schnur of Columbia, who grew up in Richmond, lost 6-1, 7-6 (7-2) to California's Campbell Johnson but won two doubles rounds with Ashok Narayana to reach the quarterfinals.
Despite being the defending national champion, U.Va. has no entries in the singles field of 32.