Nicole Fredericks and Ilse Westera scored as Old Dominion (No.18) (10-3, 4-1) took a two-goal lead and held off Providence 2-1 on Friday in a Big East game in Rhode Island .
Both Monarchs goals were scored from the penalty spot. Fredericks scored with assists from Alice DeMars and Frederiq Zandbergen in the 22nd minute, and Westera knocked over a Delphine Le Jeune ball in the 54th.
Amanda Collins scored with a time almost elapsed for the Friars (5-9, 1-4), but ODU’s Cam MacGillivray made six saves for the win.
Shuout sends W&M to CAA tournament
Juniors Lauren Curran and Sally Snead scored goals, and senior goaltender Kimi Jones made nine saves to lead a strong defensive performance as William & Mary (3-8, 3-1) secured their place in the tournament. the Colonial Athletic Association defeating Drexel 2- 0 in Philadelphia.
It was Jones’ fourth career shutout. Curran scored in the eighth minute and Snead in the 33rd to condemn the Dragons (5-10, 2-2).
Goes. Wesleyan wins ODAC overtime victory
Stephanie Hoke, the first to graduate from Colonial High School, scored a golden goal at 3:13 of overtime to take Virginia Wesleyan (4-7, 2-3 Old Dominion Athletic Conference) to a 1-0 victory at Ferrum (3- 11, 0-4). Goalkeeper Maura Bridges, a Hickory High School graduate, only needed one save to secure the victory.
Kentucky No.6 resists ODU
Old Dominion hooked up Kentucky’s No.6 for a half in Norfolk, but the Wildcats (8-1-3, 2-0-3 Conference USA) scored twice in the second half for a 2-0 victory over the Monarchs (2- 7-1, 0-4-1).
In the 51st minute, Luis Grassow directed a pass from Robert Screen. In the 73rd minute, Enzo Mauriz scored in the box after a cross from Screen and a pass from Martin Soereide.
ODU goalkeeper Djibril Doumbia made four saves.
U.Va. takes victory at NC State
Virginia (5-7-2, 2-4 ACC) scored twice in about four minutes to win 2-1 over NC State (6-5-2, 0-4-2).
Leo Afonso scored on an assist from Michael Tsicoulias in the 54th minute, and the Cavaliers took a 2-0 lead on a goal against his side Wolfpack in the 58th.
NC State’s Jamie Smith scored in the 64th minute to halve the deficit, but U.Va. goaltender Holden Brown made two saves in the last minute to preserve the win.
Tie ends ODU winning streak in C-USA
Host Old Dominion (9-3-1, 5-0-1 Conference USA) and Charlotte (6-5-2, 2-2-2) played a scoreless draw, ending a streak of five consecutive victories in the Monarchs championship.
Both goalies, Kasey Perry of the Monarchs and Abby Stapleton of the 49ers, made five saves in 110 minutes. ODU dominated Charlotte 10-8.
It was Perry’s sixth shutout this season.
Top Ranked Seminoles Virgin Hokies
The Florida State No.1 defeated Virginia Tech 2-0 at Blacksburg, thanks to goals from Beata Olsson in the 31st minute and Jaelin Howell in the 70th.
The Hokies have been outscored 9-5 by a team that is 27-0-3 in their last 30 games. The Hokies (8-5-2, 2-3-2 ACC) lost for the first time in seven home games.
Regent falls into the Division II squad
Bluefield State defeated Regent 7-2 at the Hampton Roads Football Complex.
Kaitlyn Cassity scored in the fourth minute and assisted on Savannah Baer’s goal in the 38th for the Royals (3-5).
Marlena Meyer had a hat trick and Bianka Zeitvogel scored two goals for the Big Blue (4-6), a Division II program from West Virginia.
COLLEGE WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
Sgherza’s 24 wins help ODU outlive Marshall
Alessia Sgherza tied her own one-game winning record with 24 as Old Dominion (11-8, 3-2 Conference USA) outlasted Marshall 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25 -23, 15-11) to start a two-game series in Huntington, West Virginia. The graduate student from Massa, Italy was one of four monarchs with double-digit murders overnight.
ODU climbed alone to third place in the C-USA East Division. The top four teams from both divisions advance to the tournament, which takes place November 19-21 at the ODU Volleyball Center in Norfolk.
Sgherza took 42 swings and made five mistakes for a season high 0.452 attacking percentage. She had 13 digs for the seventh double-double of her career and her second this season.
Kira Smith had 13 kills, while Western Branch High alumnus Hailey Duncan and Myah Conway had 11 each. Also for ODU, Jordan Daniel had 21 digs and Teresa Atilano 52 assists and seven digs.
The Thundering Herd (7-13, 3-4) started the night leading the country in blocks. Ciara DeBell had 14 kills and 15 digs, and Sydney Lostumo 54 assists and 14 digs.
NSU brings its winning streak to three
Norfolk State hit a season-high 0.320 in easily extending their winning streak to three games, posting a 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-9) victory over Carolina State. South without victory.
Shonte Seale had nine kills for the Spartans (7-11, 3-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), while Rachel Williams had six. NSU is on its longest winning streak since 2016 and has its most wins in a season since 2016.
Nicole Rodriguez tallied 12 digs, while Caris Cross tallied 21 assists for the Spartans. The Bulldogs fell to 0-16, 0-7.
Gardner-Webb sweeps Hampton
Mikah McIntosh had five aces and 23 digs as Gardner-Webb (7-10, 4-3 Big South) swept Hampton 3-0 (25-23, 25-12, 25-18) in Boiling Springs, Carolina North.
For the Pirates (1-13, 0-7), Clara Smith had eight assists, while Gabby Calloway had five kills and 11 digs and Brooke Irvin had 13 assists and 10 digs.
No.11 Juniata beats CNU in straight sets
Host Juniata (19-1), ranked 11th in Division III, rocked Christopher Newport in the first set and then beat the Captains 3-0 (25-3, 28-26, 25-19) in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. It was only the second defeat of the last 16 matches for the CNU (17-4).
Maddie Carter had eight kills, while former Granby High star Kyla McIntyre had six. The first colonial graduate, Noelle Starr led the CNU with 11 excavations.
Kiona Sky Rousset had 22 digs for Juniata.
ODU men equalize Davidson, but monarch women lose
The Old Dominion men tied Davidson 147-147 in the North Carolina Wildcats group, while Davidson’s women beat ODU 167-118.
Freshman Carson Doll (1,000 and 500 freestyle), Noah Wilkins (200 and 100 freestyle) and Peter Durisin (100 and 200 breaststroke) each won two individual races for the ODU men.
Tara Enneking won the 200 breaststroke and the 200 IM in ODU women.
W&M places three players in round of 16 qualifying for the Atlantic
Three William & Mary players advanced to the round of 16 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Atlantic Regional Qualifiers at Liberty Courts in Lynchburg.
Finbar Talcott beat opponents from Radford and Virginia Tech to earn his place, while Daniel Pellerito and Sebastian Quiros each won once.
The tribe’s Harrison Brown, Chen Ruo, and Joseph Brailovsky each won once before losing.
The last eight singles players will qualify for the Super Regional set next weekend at ODU.
Pellerito and Talcott won an 8-3 pro set against a pair of James Madison’s to reach the round of 16 in the doubles.
Tribe men fifth, women sixth at XC23 Invitational
William & Mary’s men placed fifth out of nine qualifying teams on Friday at the Panorama Farms XC23 Invitational in Earlysville.
Penn won the men’s 8-kilometer race with 52 points, followed by meet host Virginia (62), Eastern Kentucky (63), Yale (65) and Tribe (127).
Ahmed Jaziri from EKU won the first individual prize with a time of 23 minutes, 52.9 seconds. U.Va. junior Rohann Afsaw was fifth in 24: 13.3, and second Jacob Jones beat W&M to ninth in 24: 35.6 among the 97 finishers.
Norfolk State did not have enough riders to qualify for the team standings, although junior Meshack Kipchirchir (25: 28.9, 41st) and second student Evans Cheruiyot (25: 30.1, 42nd) led the Spartans.
In the women’s 5K, W&M was sixth with 142 points. Yale won with 32, followed by U.Va. with 58 and George Washington third with 72.
Kayley Delay took the top spot in 16: 39.0, leading three Bulldogs in the top five. Cavaliers rookie Margot Appleton was second in 17: 13.8. Rookie Arianna Deboer led the tribe taking 15th place in 18: 02.6.
NSU did not advance to the team standings, but Fridah Koech was the fastest Spartan, placing 28th in 18: 27.0.