Four captains scored as Division III-ranked Christopher Newport beat Piedmont 4-0 on Sunday in Greensboro, NC, to move to 13-0.
Freshman coach Jamie Gunderson tied women’s basketball coach Bill Broderick for the longest winning streak to open a coaching career at CNU.
Sarah Smith scored in the fifth minute, Riley Cook in the 33rd, Maddie Blake 38 seconds later and Nyah Savage in the 55th minute. Emma Ricci had two assists.
The Lions, of Demorest, Ga., Fell to 11-4-3 as they were outplayed 32-2.
JMU spoils senior W&M day with OT goal
Ginger Deel scored in overtime in the 97th minute to give James Madison a 1-0 victory on William & Mary’s senior matchday.
The Dukes (7-9-1, 4-3 CAA) were within 13 minutes of becoming the fourth straight opponent shutout by the tribe (3-8-3, 1-3-3) despite beating W&M 13 -6.
W&M, however, failed to score for the sixth game in a row. The previous three had drawn 0-0.
JMU’s Amanda Attanasi crossed the ball towards Deel, who was standing in front of the net in the far corner of the 6-foot box for the goal.
N ° 2 U.Va. wins ACC title share
The No. 2 Virginia passed Miami 6-1 in Charlottesville to win at least a share of the ACC regular season championship.
Haley Hopkins scored two goals and an assist, as did Diana Ordoñez. Alexa Spaanstra and Taryn Torres also scored for the Cavaliers (15-1-1, 8-0-1), who led 6-0 in the 28th minute. Katarina Molina scored for the Hurricanes (4-11, 1-8) in the 30th minute.
Goalkeeper Laurel Ivory earned her 65th career victory and is close to matching the school record held by Morgan Stearns. Ivory, Torres and Ordoñez were among the six players honored on Senior Day.
Virginia Tech excludes Boston College
Emma Pelkowski’s 4-yard goal in the 21st minute gave Virginia Tech a 1-0 victory over Boston College in the Hokies’ home regular season final.
Pelkowski took a cross from Allie George to score for Tech (10-5-2, 4-3-2 ACC). British Columbia (7-9-1, 1-8) failed to score against goaltender Alia Skinner, who made six saves. The Hokies outscored the Eagles 15-11.
The odds are against Tech’s qualification for the six-team ACC tournament, although the Hokies have reasonable hopes of a spot off the NCAA. To reach the ACC bracket, Tech must win in Syracuse on Thursday and Clemson and North Carolina must lose.
Levengood’s two goals help W&M win on the road
Alexander Levengood scored twice and Alfredo Bozalongo once to propel William & Mary to a 3-2 victory at Delaware.
The Blue Hens (1-11-1, 0-7 CAA) took the lead in the third minute on a Ryan Mertz penalty. But W&M (6-6, 3-3) took the lead on a Levengood free kick in the 14th minute, Bozalongo’s 20-meter free kick in the 55th and Levengood’s header on a cross from Diba Nwegbo in the 60th.
Mertz scored in the 79th minute to reduce Delaware’s deficit to 3-2, but goaltender Connor Andrews, who made four saves, and his W&M teammates held on.
UNC excludes # 13 Hokies
No.13 Virginia Tech (9-3-3, 3-3-1 ACC) suffered their third straight conference loss and first home loss of the season, falling 2-0 to North Carolina .
Outshot 8-2 in the first half, UNC (9-5-1, 3-4) outscored the Hokies 7-1 in the second.
Tech goalkeeper Ben Martino saved Milo Garvanian’s penalty in the 36th minute, but UNC’s Santiago Herrera scored one in the 53rd for a 1-0 lead. Garvanian scored the second goal on an assist from Yaya Bakayoko in the 77th minute.
CNU quarterback wins NJAC honor
Christopher Newport second-year quarterback Matt Dzierski was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference offensive player of the week, his third honor of the season.
Dzierski, who started every game this season for the captains (4-4, 2-2 NJAC), pitched for two touchdowns in the first quarter and ran for the tiebreaker in the fourth as CNU won 21 -14 at the College of New Jersey. He completed 15 of 25 passes for 176 yards and led the captains with 59 yards on 15 carries.
ODU No.15 brings his winning streak to four
Two third-quarter goals extended the No. 15 Old Dominion’s winning streak to four games with a 2-1 home win on Senior Matchday Sunday against William & Mary.
Tribe’s Lauren Curran scored her team-best seventh goal of the season in the ninth minute, putting W&M ahead (3-11). But ODU (13-3) responded with goals from Jolene Ulichney in the 38th minute and Marlon de Bruijne in the 41st to take the lead. Ulichney completed an assist from Frederique Zandbergen and Bruijne scored an assist from Alix Marien.
The Monarchs have won nine of their last 10 games.
ODU dominated the Tribe 10-3 while W&M fell to 0-9 in non-CAA matches.
N ° 16 U.Va. drexel drops
Virginia No. 16 beat Drexel 4-1 in Charlottesville behind goals from Amber Ezechiels, Noa Boterman, Anneloes Knol and Rachel Robinson.
The Cavaliers (10-6) were playing the fourth game in eight days. The Dragons, outclassed 31-5, fell to 5-13.
ODU qualifies for the final of the super regional doubles
Playing on their home courts, Old Dominion’s Luca Maldoner and Nicola Vidal advanced to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Atlantic Super Regional doubles final.
They won two games on Sunday to advance to Monday’s final at 1 p.m. against Virginia’s Ryan Goetz and Iñaki Montes de la Torre.
In singles, François Le Tallec of ODU qualified for a semi-final at 9 a.m. on Monday against Jeffrey von der Schulenburg of U.Va. The winner will advance to the championship game later Monday and secure a spot at the ITA Fall Nationals in November.
The other semi-final will pit Charles Bertimon of VCU against Montes de la Torre.
Le Tallec outlasted George Davis, William & Mary’s last player on the pitch, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5. Maldoner and Vidal edged von der Schulenburg and Bar Botzer 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8) to reach the final.
ODU pair in the Super Regional final
Old Dominion’s Tatsiana Sasnouskaya and Yuliia Starodubtseva reached the ITA Atlantic Super Regional doubles final on Monday in Charlottesville, outscoring U.Va’s Elaine Chervinsky and Sara Ziodato 6-1, 6-1.
The seeded Monarchs clinched a berth at the ITA Fall Nationals and will face another pair of Cavaliers, third-seeded Melodie Collard and Hibah Shaikh at 1 p.m. Monday for the regional championship.
In singles, the two Monarchs both fell in straight sets against U.Va. players. Seeded No.1 Natasha Subhash beat No.5 Sasnouskaya 7-5, 1-6, 6-1 and No.3 Chervinsky beat No.2 Starodubtseva 6-4, 1-6, 7- 6 (7-3).
Subhash and Chervinsky will face off for the title at 10 a.m. Monday, and both advance to the fall nationals.
CNU takes second place in Maryland Regatta
Christopher Newport placed second out of 17 teams at the Luce Trophy Regatta in Chestertown, Maryland.
Daniel Hodges-Liam Orr’s A Captains’ boat placed second with 24 points, and B tandems of Luke Hayes-Julia Burns and David Grace-Emily Learn combined to place fifth.