Wednesday's local roundup (hockey, colleges): Hershey hands Admirals sixth regulation loss in row

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The Hershey Bears beat Norfolk 5-2 Wednesday night before 3,176 at Scope behind two goals from Jon DiSalvatore, including a clinching empty-netter.

Kyle Palmieri and John Mitchell scored for the Admirals (7-11), who have lost six games in a row in regulation.

Braden Holtby, who saw considerable playoff action last season for the Bears’ parent club, the Washington Capitals, made 24 saves for the victory.

COLLEGES

Women's soccer:

Virginia senior forward Caroline Miller was named one of 15 semifinalists for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious individual award in college soccer.

The 2012 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Miller set single-season school records with 20 goals and 47 points. ...

Virginia’s Makenzy Doniak made the TopDrawerSoccer.com Freshman Team of the Season’s first team, while Virginia Tech’s Ashley Meier made the second team.

Football:

According to the Twitter feed @wahoos247, Virginia offensive coordinator Bill Lazor interviewed for Georgia State's head-coaching position.

Women’s tennis:

ODU coach Dominic Manilla announced that Nikol Hristova and Marijana Novakovic will join the program. Hristova will come to ODU in January, and Novakovic will start in the fall of 2013.

“Nikol will make our lineup stronger at the top,” Manilla said. “ Last year we recruited the No. 2-ranked (junior) player in Bulgaria (CAA Rookie of the Year Aleksandra Mitrovska), and this year we were able to bring in the No. 1-ranked player.”

Novakovic is the No. 1 ranked junior in Bosnia. Like Hristova, Novakovic has played in International Tennis Federation and World Tennis Association tournaments.

Men’s golf:

ODU signed Thomas Henderson of Sterling, Mass., who plays at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., and David Langley of Bucks, England.

“These are two excellent golfers and will come in ready to make an immediate impact on our team,” ODU coach Murray Rudisill said.

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