Swimming and diving:
William and Mary’s men (7-1) beat Old Dominion 140-122 Saturday, and the W&M women won 174-88 against the Monarchs.
Both Tribe teams were celebrating Senior Day -- the men defeated ODU for the first time in seven years, and the women completed their first unbeaten home season in 11 years.
The Tribe's Will Manion won the 100- and 200-yard backstrokes in pool-record times of 48.93 seconds and 1:47.90, respectively. Charley Bowles of Yorktown ensured the Tribe's team win by capturing the 400 individual medley in 4:07.56. Billy Russell of Newport News gave W&M second place in the 50 and 100 freestyles and third in the 200 free.
Apprentice School split two matches Saturday in Dalton, Ga., beating Middle Tennessee State 23-15 before losing 54-0 to Grand Canyon to take fourth place in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Collegiate Cup Dual Championships.
Old Dominion gained its first Mid-American Conference victory in program history, defeating host Buffalo 21-10 for its second road victory in two nights.
Michael Hayes (133 pounds), Alexander Richardson (149), Tristan Warner (157), Billy Curling (174), Jack Dechow (184), Kevin Beazley (197) and Jake Henderson (285) won their bouts -- the latter four to close the program for the Monarchs (5-8, 1-2 MAC).
Host Old Dominion beat Richmond 5-2 indoors as the Monarchs’ Carlos Lopez Villa, ranked nationally, won 6-2, 6-5 (7-5) at No. 1 singles and teamed with Darragh Glavin for a 6-1 victory at No. 2 doubles.
ODU’s Zvonimir Podvinski won on line 3 in singles and with Dante Terenzio at No. 3 doubles. ...
St. John's edged William and Mary 4-3 in University Park, Pa., with the Red Storm's Vaidik Munsahw overcoming John Banks 6-5 (7-1), 5-6 (2-7), 6-4 on line 6 to break a 3-3 tie.
W&M fell to 2-4 despite wins by the tandems of Aaron Chaffee-Will Juggins and Banks-Ben Hoogland -- which gained the doubles point -- and in singles by Ben Guthrie and Damon Niquet.
Indoor track and field:
Hampton's women were first and William and Mary's women were second in the Division I standings at the Captains Invitational in CNU's Freeman Center.
W&M sophomore Rochelle Evans won the shot put in 46 feet, 1.25 inches, and Tribe freshman Rachel Rabbitt -- a Grafton High graduate -- was the runner-up in 10 minutes, 30.92 seconds. W&M junior Grace Thomas won that race in a lifetime-best 10:27.24.
W&M, ranked 12th nationally, placed second among five teams in the Navy Open with a 414.25 score, trailing only fifth-ranked Penn State (420.9) in Annapolis, Md.
The Midshipmen, ranked 15th, placed third in their own meet at 408.1.
Tribe gymnasts claimed three individual event titles. Senior Landon Funiciello posted the top scores on rings (15.8) and parallel bars (14.9), while sophomore Neal Courter won the vault title (14.9).
Old Dominion (3-0) edged Penn 4-3 in Philadelphia by winning the doubles point and the lower three singles matches.
Nika Khmolovska, Marijana Novakovic and senior Melissa Esnal Olguin gained those triumphs -- including Olguin's 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (11-9) victory at No. 6. ...
No. 12 Alabama beat No. 41 William and Mary 4-0 on the Crimson Tide’s indoor courts to reach the final round of qualifying for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s National Indoor Championships. W&M will play a consolation match against No. 35 Mississippi, while the Tide will face No. 34 Oklahoma for a berth in the National Indoors in Charlottesville.
The Norfolk Admirals incurred a 2-1 loss to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in a protracted overtime shootout at Scope.
Mike Carman's rebound goal put the Penguins ahead 12:27 into the game, but Norfolk's Devante Smith-Pelly followed a shot by Sami Vatanen to tie the score at 1 with 8 seconds left in the middle period.
The third period and 5-minute overtime went scoreless.
In the tiebreaking series of one-on-one confrontations, which went eight rounds instead of the usual five, Penguins goalie Eric Hartzell yielded no goals.
Tom Kuhnhackl beat Norfolk goalie Brad Thiessen -- a former Penguin -- for the decisive score. That gave Wilkes-Barre/Scranton payback for Friday's 4-1 loss to Norfolk, providing a split in the two-game series.
The Admirals (22-13-1-7, 52 points) and Penguins (25-13-1-3, 54) trail the first-place Binghamton Senators (55 points) in a tight East Division race. Norfolk has won just two of its last five, but has added a point in each defeat by forcing overtime.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun