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Tuesday's local college multi-sport roundup: CNU women finish sixth in basketball poll; ODU gains WNIT home game

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After reaching the national quarterfinals, Christopher Newport's women's basketball team placed sixth in the final poll in Coach Bill Broderick’s first season.

DePauw, the Indiana team that ousted CNU, won the crown at 35-0.


Old Dominion received a Women’s National Invitation Tournament bid and will play host to Davidson at 7 p.m. Thursday in the first round of the 64-team event.

The Davidson-ODU winner will advance to meet the winner of Appalachian State at Charlotte, who also play at 7 Thursday.

James Madison, last year’s WNIT runner-up, will play host to North Carolina A&T. The A&T-JMU winner then will take on the victor between Richmond and N.C. State, who play in Raleigh. Both of those games also are at 7 Thursday.


Cody Seals, the newly minted U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week, scored three runs, drove in three and walked three times during Game 1 of Apprentice’s 18-0, 17-0 sweep of Virginia University of Lynchburg at War Memorial Stadium.

It was Seals’ third consecutive game with a two-run double. Also in Game 1, Zach Harding was 2-for-2 with three RBIs.

In Game 2, Lee Rossi and Tim Moore drove in three runs apiece. Kyle Clark was pitching a no-hitter until Raphael King led off the VUL fifth with a single. The Builders (18-3) travel to Salisbury, the nation’s top-ranked Division III team. ...

No. 11 Virginia (18-2) rolled past Yale 14-3 in Charlottesville as Mike Papi was 3-for-5 with two runs and Jared King was 2-for-3 with three RBI. ...

No. 24 Virginia Tech beat Liberty 16-6, belting four home runs. Poquoson’s Chad Pinder was 3-for-5 with three runs for the Hokies (17-5).

Men's tennis:

On a trip to Baltimore, Hampton edged Loyola 4-3. The Pirates bounced back from Sunday's 4-1 loss to Morgan State.

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