Friday's multi-sport college roundup: ODU dismisses two football players, including ex-Crabber; Tribe clinches berth in CAA baseball tournament

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Former Hampton High standout Daquin Moore was one of two players dismissed from Old Dominion’s football team and one of three no longer with the program, the Virginian-Pilot reported.

Moore, a rising sophomore defensive back, and wide receiver Jusse York were dismissed for violation of team rules. Defensive tackle Dominique Guinn-Bailey chose to transfer with one year remaining.

Moore played in seven games last season as a freshman. York was a promising junior-college transfer who enrolled this spring and moved up to the second team.

Guinn-Bailey had 24 tackles last season, when he dealt with concussion-like symptoms. The rising senior from Portsmouth was held out of spring practice for medical reasons. He requested and was granted a release.


William and Mary clinched a spot in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament by rolling past Towson 12-5 in a series opener at Plumeri Park.

The Tribe scored double-digit runs for the 16th time these season, collecting 13 hits.

Sophomore Ryan Hissey led the Tribe (28-15, 12-3) with a grand slam over the center-field fence in the second inning, and he finished with five RBI. Classmate Charley Gould went 4-for-5 with an RBI,

Junior starting pitcher Jason Inghram pitched seven innings, allowing five runs on eight hits, while striking out four. He earned his CAA-leading ninth win of the season.

The Tigers fell to 20-20, 2-10. ...

Florida Atlantic won 9-4 at Old Dominion, which is trying to gain an at-large NCAA bid if it doesn’t win the Conference USA tournament.

C.J. Chatham had two hits and three RBI for the Owls (23-22, 11-14), who scored seven runs in the first three innings.

ODU fell to 27-19 overall, 13-12 in the league. The Monarchs were led by senior first baseman Josiah Burney of Gloucester, who had three hits, scored twice and drove home P.J. Higgins with a double in the eighth inning.

The Monarchs' Rating Percentage Index stood at 24 after they beat No. 1 Virginia earlier in the week. That would give them an excellent case to qualify for the 64-team field. ...

For the seventh time in Atlantic Coast Conference play, Virginia Tech lost a one-run Friday night game, this time 7-6 at Georgia Tech in 11 innings on Matt Gonzalez’s RBI single to right-center.

Virginia Tech fell to 18-26-1, 7-18 in the ACC, while Georgia Tech improved to 27-19, 13-12.

Apprentice beat Thomas Nelson Community College 3-1 and earned another bid to the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association Small College World Series. It starts May 12 in Springfield, Ill.

Sam Massie recorded his school-record seventh save of the year for the Builders (26-11). Brock Harris and Chris Aldridge each batted 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

Michael Brumfield had the only RBI for TNCC. ...

Apprentice is the fourth seed in the 10-team field and will take on fifth-seeded Briarcliffe (20-17) of New York at 2:30 p.m. at Robin Roberts Stadium in Springfield. This marks the 15th straight year the Builders have earned a bid to the USCAA nationals.

Apprentice has made it to the final day of the championships in eight of the last 10 years.  The Builders have finished in the top three in seven of those, topped by winning the 2007 championship.

The first-round game will be a rematch of Apprentice's 12-6 win against Briarcliffe in Hampton on Feb. 22.

Track and field:

After one day, the W&M men and women each lead the CAA championships in Harrisonburg. The men have 67 points to second-place Northeastern’s 63. The women have 62 points to second-place Northeastern’s 51.

The women’s championship was highlighted by a dramatic finish in the 5,000 meters. Three W&M runners were separated by six-tenths of a second when they crossed the line, and all broke the previous meet record.

Tribe sophomore Meghan McGovern won the race for the second straight year in 16 minutes, 30.10 seconds, with All-Americans Elaina Balouris (16:30.62) and Emily Stites (16:30.70) following just behind.

W&M junior Dylan Hassett won the 10,000 meters in 36:18. Tribe sophomore Katie Johnston defended her title in the javelin with a throw of 152 feet, 1 inch, the second-best performance in Tribe history.

W&M's men won a pair of field events. In the javelin, freshman Tucker Rizzi had a personal-best throw of 190-9 as a Tribe athlete won the event for the sixth straight year. W&M sophomore Derek O’Connell cleared 15-9 to win the pole vault.

Women’s lacrosse:

Top-seeded Towson, in dramatic fashion, and second-seeded James Madison advanced to Sunday’s 1 p.m. CAA final at Albert-Daly Field in Williamsburg.

The Tigers edged No. 4 seed Hofstra 6-5 on the W&M campus as Towson's Andi Raymond netted a hat trick, including the game-winner with less than 10 seconds to play. JMU followed with a 13-9 victory over Delaware. The Dukes scored the last five goals of the first half to grab a 10-5 lead. After the Blue Hens cut the margin to 10-9, JMU netted the game's last three goals.

Sunday's winner will grab an NCAA tournament automatic berth.


The VCU club's Chris Jones won the Division I men's individual time trial in 43 minutes, 24 seconds, at the USA Collegiate Cycling National Championships in Richmond, his hometown.

The men's and women's championships continue Saturday with criterium races (laps) and finish with road races Sunday around the city.

The meet is helping Richmond prepare to host the 2015 World Road Cycling Championships from Sept. 19-27.

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