Saturday's regional sports roundup: Richmond QB Lauletta throws three TD passes, leads South to Senior Bowl victory

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Richmond’s Kyle Laulettta was 8 of 12 for 198 yards and three touchdowns at the Senior Bowl, earning Most Outstanding Player honors as his South team beat the North 45-16 Saturday in Mobile, Ala., before dozens of NFL scouts.

All of his TD passes were in the second half. Also, Texas-San Antonio's Marcus Davenport scored on a 19-yard fumble recovery for the South.


Wyoming’s Josh Allen finished 9 of 13 for 158 yards, all but 14 coming in the third quarter, along with a pair of touchdowns for the North.

Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield played only the North's first two drives, going 3 of 7 for 9 yards.


Virginia Tech’s B.C. LaPrade, from New Kent High, lost his bout by injury default. But Zack Zavatsky’s first-period win by fall at 184 pounds helped propel the No. 10 Hokies to a 24-19 victory over Duke in front of 1,224 at Cassell Coliseum.

The Hokies (12-2, 2-0 ACC) won six of 10 bouts and improved their ACC dual-meet win streak to 17 matches, dating to 2014. Along with Zavatsky’s win by fall, Tech had bonus-point wins at 141 and 149 pounds from Brent Moore and Ryan Blees, respectively.

At 157 pounds, LaPrade got his leg caught in a scramble. He came back to wrestle for another minute before retiring in the first period.

With the team score tied at 15, Zavatsky got under the right arm of Duke’s Kaden Russell, grabbed his left leg and drove to get Russell on his back. Zavatsky was awarded the fall at 2:04, putting the Hokies ahead for good at 21-15.

Zavatsky’s pin got the Hokies back on track before Jared Haught’s 12-5 decision at 197 gave Tech 24 points.


Saturday’s clash was a contrast from Friday’s, when a major decision from Blees at 149 pounds and a 3-2 decision from LaPrade in the second tiebreaker period gave Tech the lead for good as the Hokies topped No. 9 Lehigh 20-17 in front of 2,947 fans in Blacksburg.

LaPrade won over Lehigh’s Ian Brown. With a caution already on Brown in the first tiebreaker period, he led 2-1 but was called for stalling again on the edge of the mat with the clock winding down. That gave LaPrade a point and tied the score at 2, forcing a second tiebreaker period. LaPrade escaped in that period, giving him a victory point and putting the Hokies ahead 10-9 overall.

Meanwhile, in the Appalachian State Open in Boone, N.C., Tech freshmen Hunter Bolen, Mekhi Lewis and John Borst took home individual titles.

Dominic Latona placed second at 133 pounds, while New Kent High alum Caden Darber and Smithfield High product Stanley Smeltzer took third at 141 and 184 pounds, respectively. The former Bay Rivers District stars are Hokies but were competing unattached.

Men’s gymnastics:


William and Mary posted its best score of the season and three Tribe standouts claimed individual event titles as the Tribe placed second at a tri-meet hosted by Navy in Annapolis, Md.

The Midshipmen claimed the team title with a 396.4 and were followed by W&M (389.3) and Temple (242.05).

The Tribe recorded season highs in four events – pommel horse (60.9), rings (64.2), vault (69.6) and high bar (63.8).

Three W&M gymnasts claimed event titles – junior Jacopo Gliozzi (pommel horse), sophomore Tim O’Neill (vault) and senior Griffin Antle (parallel bars).

Men’s tennis:

Louis Newman’s 6-4, 6-7, 6-1 win on line 4 gave William and Mary its second 4-3 victory in two days at McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center, this time against Penn.


The Tribe (3-0), which edged Elon on Friday, won the doubles point against the Quakers before Sebastian Quiros and Alec Miller earned singles triumphs on lines 6 and 2, respectively.

Newman’s victory, in which he won the last three games against Nicholai Westergaard, snapped a 3-3 tie. …

No. 25 Texas Tech beat No. 15 Virginia 4-3 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Kickoff play, ensuring that the Cavaliers — who are rebuilding after winning four of the past five NCAA team championships — will not qualify for the 16-team ITA national indoor championships.

Texas Tech’s Matheus Leite snapped a 3-3 tie by beating Kyrylo Tsygura 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 on line 6.

U.Va. won on the top three singles lines with Carl Soderlund, Gianni Ross and Aswan Lizen but lost the doubles point and the bottom three singles.

U.Va., which faces Ole Miss in consolation play Sunday, will miss the national indoor tourney for the first time since 2005.


Women’s tennis:

Old Dominion (5-1) cruised past Navy 7-0 in Norfolk. Holly Hutchinson, Nataliia Vlasova, Yulia Starodubtseva, Louie McLelland and Adriana Rajkovic won in straight sets in singles, and Natalya Malenko closed the day with a 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4) triumph on line 6. ...

In ITA Kickoff Weekend play, Virginia beat Nebraska 4-2 in a consolation match in Nashville, Tenn., bouncing back from the previous day’s 4-1 loss to Florida State.

The Cavaliers won the doubles point against the Cornhuskers, and U.Va.’s top three singles players — Rosie Johanson, Cassie Mercer and Meghan Kelley — won. Johanson is ranked 48th and Kelley 111th nationally in singles. …

Sophomore Rosie Cheng upset Winthrop’s Lauren Proctor, the nation’s 15th-ranked player, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 to lead William and Mary (2-3) past the Eagles 4-2 in a consolation match of ITA Kickoff Weekend in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Senior Olivia Thaler won the clinching match 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 on line 5 against the reigning Big South champs after singles wins from Cheng, Lauren Goodman (6-2, 3-6, 7-5 at 4) and Vitoria Okuyama (7-5, 6-2 at 6).



The Norfolk Admirals saw their winning streak stopped at three games on Saturday night as they fell to Atlanta 4-0 in Duluth, Ga.

It was the Admirals’ first shutout loss of the season.

On Teddy Toss Night, the Gladiators (22-21-1-2) got the first goal courtesy of Stephen Pierog just 10:29 into the opening period. Pierog collected his own rebound as he was falling and tapped it past goalie Jamie Murray.

Derek Nesbitt scored on a power play in the second period, and Luke Sandler and Alex Carrier netted goals in the final period.


Norfolk (16-20-5-1) pressured Sean Bonar, but he made 34 saves — half of those in the third period — for the victory. Murray made 36 saves.