Region / State roundup: Freshman OT’s goal elevates Virginia Wesleyan to victory in men’s football


Freshman Aria Kimiavi scored a golden goal in the 104th minute, the first goal of her college career, to give Virginia Wesleyan a 2-1 overtime victory at Bridgewater.

Shoh Janobilov also scored his first collegiate goal for the Marlins (11-2-4, 4-1-3 ODAC), tying the game in the 32nd minute.

The Eagles, despite Eric Ramirez’s 28th-minute goal, fell to 6-7-2, 2-4-2.

The CNU falls to Mary Washington

Mary Washington beat Christopher Newport 2-1 on Saturday in Fredericksburg, taking the lead from a Will Thompson goal in the 42nd minute.

Josh Kirkland’s goal put UMW (8-3-2, 1-1-1 Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference) ahead in the ninth minute. CNU (7-4-2, 2-1) responded in the 27th minute when Will Collins scored an assist for Cory Hogge, but the captains were unable to recover from Thompson’s goal.

Both teams took 11 shots. The captains ‘Gabe Barros made five saves, while the Eagles’ Ken Kurtz made three.

Virginia Wesleyan (8-5-1, 6-1 Old Dominion Athletic Conference) won 3-0 on Saturday at Ferrum (3-10-1, 2-5).

The Marlins outscored the Panthers 22-1 and got goals from Emma Acanfora in the 18th minute, Breacain McClenahan in the 60th and Carleigh Van Reensen in the 67th.

High Point Cruises Beyond Hampton

Lauren Mazich and Emily Mashinski scored two goals apiece and Alex Deperno added three assists as High Point (7-7-2, 7-2 Big South) edged Hampton 7-0 in North Carolina.

High Point scored four first-half goals in 11 minutes. Mazich scored both in the first half.

Hampton (1-12-1, 0-8-1) wraps up their season Wednesday night at USC Upstate in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Claytor propels Virginia Wesleyan to two wins

Virginia Wesleyan (21-6, 9-1 ODAC) accomplished the rare feat of winning a conference and non-league game on the same day.

First, Emma Claytor had 16 kills and seven blocks as host Marlins beat ODAC rival Bridgewater 3-1 (25-13, 23-25, 25-20, 25-15).

Haley Sutton had 26 assists, 12 digs and four aces for VWU, and Jenna Waters had 15 digs and 13 kills.

Ann-Marie Johnson had 12 kills for the Eagles (11-11, 6-4).

Later in the afternoon, VWU beat Salisbury 3-1 (22-25, 25-15, 25-23, 25-18) behind Claytor’s 14 kills and seven blocks. Waters had nine kills and eight digs, while Morgan Ludovici added eight kills and 13 digs.

Sutton had 24 assists and Alexis Davies-Hackenberg added 17.

CNU wins first set but falls to No. 1 Johns Hopkins

Christopher Newport won the first set against Johns Hopkins, the nation’s No.1 team in Division III, but lost 3-1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-16, 25-18) at the R-MC Invitational in Ashland.

CNU (17-8) went 0-3 in the tournament, having lost Friday to Randolph-Macon and No.12 Emory, and have lost five straight games.

Against Hopkins, Maddie Carter had 14 kills, Mackenzie Wright five blocks and Macy Burk three aces.

Florida International defeated Old Dominion 3-0 (25-23, 25-8, 27-25), giving the Panthers a two-game sweep against the Monarchs in Norfolk.

The CRF (6-11, 3-5 Conference USA) got 18 kills and 13 recoveries from Giada Blanchi and reached 0.340 as a team.

ODU (11-11, 3-5) got 12 kills from Myah Conway, who reached 0.429. Hailey Duncan had 11 assists and Teresa Atilano had 30 assists and five digs.

Towson beats Tribe again

William and Mary (3-12, 0-10 CAA) lost 3-0 (25-20, 27-25, 25-23) to Towson (19-3, 7-3), giving the conference favorite pre – winning season in both games of their weekend series at Kaplan Arena.

Emily Jarome of Towson had 12 kills, four aces and six digs.

W&M’s Julia Brown had 14 kills and touched .542, Kate Van Houten had 33 assists and four digs, and Anna Porter had 16 digs.

Roanoke walks past the Marlins

Roanoke (8-7, 3-3 ODAC) won a 7-1 home win over Virginia Wesleyan (4-8, 2-4).

Julia Strohman scored nine minutes into the game for the Marlins, tying the score at 1, but Abby McCusker’s two goals led to the Maroons’ onslaught. They passed VWU 21-5.

W&M takes third place in 14-team tournament

Led by a pair of individual top-five standings, William and Mary placed third at the 14-team Lehigh Invitational.

Harvard won the tag team title at 10 over par 586, while Siena (588) and W&M (592) completed the top three in Bethlehem, Pa. The tribe rolled a 9 of 297 to close the tournament, while Harvard posted the lowest round of the day, 290.

Freshman Logan Hunter and Elder Matthew Feinstein highlighted the tribe’s performance as they tied for fifth at 2 points. Feinstein recorded a team record of 72 on Saturday, including five birdies.

Women of the tribe win, but men lose to Towson

The women of William & Mary defeated Towson 143-118 in a Colonial Athletic Association home meet at the Tribe Aquatic Center, but the Tigers men defeated the Tribe 172-89.

The women of W&M (2-0) have won nine events, including Missy Cundiff’s pool record of 22.83 in the 50-yard freestyle. Anna Kenna won the 100 and 200 backstroke, Annie Tuttle won the 100 and 200 breaststroke and the 200 IM.

Graham Hertweck (20.86 in the 50 freestyle) and Micah Lowe (1: 52.71) in the 200 backstroke were individual winners for the Tribe men (0-2).

Chowan men, women swim faster than Marlins

Both Chowan’s teams defeated Virginia Wesleyan in Murfreesboro, NC, with a male score of 154-64 and a female score of 155-89.

A’Jay West was the only Marlin to win a men’s individual event, taking first place in the 200-meter freestyle in 2 minutes, 2.69 seconds.

Among the women of VWU, Audrey Roberts, Lauren Hendricks and Dana Smith won events.

W&M Davis and ODU Le Tallec reach ITA Super Regional Quarter-Finals

William & Mary junior George Davis won two games to highlight the tribe’s performance at the ITA Atlantic Regional Super on the Old Dominion grounds.

Davis opened the day with a 7-6 (9-7), 6-2 victory over fifth seed Luca Maldoner from OODU. He then advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Alvaro Ariza of Virginia Tech. Davis will face the unranked François Le Tallec of ODU on Sunday at 10 a.m. for a place in the semi-finals.

Le Tallec knocked down No. 4 seed Bar Botzer of Virginia 6-2, 6-2 and then defeated Maxence Bertimon of VCU 6-4, 6-4.

In doubles, the Maldoner-Nicola Vidal pair advanced to the quarter-finals, but the W&M tandems were 0-2 in the first round.

ODU, U.Va. the players are ready for the super regional clashes in the semi-finals

The two semi-finals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Atlantic Super Regional women’s singles on Saturday will pit players from Old Dominion against those from host school Virginia.

No. 1 Natasha Subhash seed from U.Va. will face No.5 Tatsiana Sasnouskaya of ODU, and No.2 Yuliia Starodubtseva of the Monarchs will meet No.3 Elaine Chervinsky of the Cavaliers.

All four won two singles matches on Saturday at Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, where ODU coach Dom Manilla grew up. Subhash escaped a quarterfinal threat from No.8 Mila Saric, William & Mary’s last player on the pitch, 2-6, 7-5, 6-2.

In doubles, seeded Sasnouskaya and Starodubtseva edged out a pair from Maryland 8-7 (7-4) to reach a semi-final Sunday against fourth-seeded Chervinsky and Sara Ziodato.


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