Dani Rutter scored twice in the second half as William and Mary clinched the top seed and host role for the Colonial Athletic Association women's soccer tournament by beating Old Dominion 3-0 at Albert-Daly Field.
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Katie Yensen, Ashley Manning and Jazmine Reeves scored for the Hokies. If top-ranked Florida State beats Miami on Thursday, Tech -- a team that has played freshman Nicolette Young from Jamestown High in most games as a substitute -- will gain the No. 8 seed in the ACC tournament and a game against FSU on Sunday. ...
Emma O’Reilly scored the game’s first three goals for her second hat trick of the year, enabling Christopher Newport to rout Mary Baldwin 8-0 in Staunton and take the USA South tournament’s No. 3 seed.
CNU (10-8, 8-3) will play host to No. 6 seed Greensboro (7-10, 6-5) at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in a quarterfinal.
Old Dominion (10-2-2, 4-2-2 CAA), ranked 15th in the national coaches’ poll, beat host Georgia State 1-0 on senior Chris Harmon's goal in the 33rd minute.
Harmon netted a shot from 24 yards after receiving a pass from Gideon Asante. ...
Karel Manrau bounced in a shot from the right side in the 27th minute, giving James Madison a 1-0 home victory over W&M. ...
CNU, which earned the top seed in the USA South tournament, rose six positions to 14th in the Division III coaches’ poll.
No. 9 ODU beat W&M 3-2 in overtime on Emily Harting’s penalty stroke. ...
CNU remained No. 7 in the Division III coaches’ poll.
Virginia Tech was ranked 12th, Virginia 16th and Old Dominion 23rd in the national coaches’ preseason poll. Minnesota headed the rankings.
Jessie Kolden had 13 kills as CNU clinched the USA South regular-season title with its 21st straight overall match win, routing host N.C. Wesleyan 25-5, 25-11, 25-14.
Before the match, CNU climbed a spot to fourth in the national coaches’ poll.
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