Saturday's college multi-sport roundup: Apprentice takes ninth at wrestling nationals

Ian Jones placed third at 285 pounds and Lafayette High graduate Kyle Spruill placed fifth at 149, leading Apprentice to ninth place among 30 men's Division I teams at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association championships in Allen, Texas.

Teammate Ty Ford placed eighth at 125 after taking sixth last year. Feshman Phillip Porto (165) joined Spruill and Ford in earning NCWA All-American honors.

Jones, who twice won by decision Saturday, finished 41-4 for the season; his 91.1 victory percentage is third-best in the Builders' single-season record book.

The Builders scored 65 points. California Baptist won with 145.5, while McKendree (137) and Liberty (130.5) were next. ...

Johnson & Wales (R.I.) junior Colin Lenhardt, a Gloucester High graduate, took sixth place at 184 pounds in the NCAA Division III championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, earning All-American honors.

Men's lacrosse

No. 12 Ohio State beat No. 9 Virginia 11-10 at Klockner Stadium, though the Cavaliers' Nick O'Reilly had four goals and an assist.

The Buckeyes' Dominique Alexander scored the winning goal in transition with 1:31 left, dropping U.Va. to 5-3.

Women's lacrosse

No. 9 Virginia won 9-7 over Princeton at Klockner Stadium as Dana Boyle, Ashlee Warner, Casey Bocklet and Morgan Stephens scored two goals apiece for the Cavaliers.

Men’s tennis:

Christopher Newport rallied for a 5-4 victory at Oglethorpe in Atlanta, overcoming a 3-1 deficit with singles wins by Tabb High graduate Chiraag Shetty, Joey Manilla, Robbie Wagner and Joona Rahko.


The Captains (6-4) then traveled west to LaGrange and swept the Panthers 9-0. ...

Columbia, ranked 34th nationally, beat William and Mary 4-0 in a consolation match at the Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala.

The Tribe, 0-2 at the elite event, will try to salvage a victory Sunday morning against Troy.

Women's tennis

On the same trip as their men, CNU's women won 7-2 at Oglethorpe and 9-0 at LaGrange.

Senior Kim Morrissett, who won at No. 1 against Oglethorpe but played only doubles against LaGrange, moved within one victory of CNU's career singles mark. ...

Georgetown ended No. 33 William and Mary's seven-match winning streak with a 4-3 upset triumph in Washington.

Because of the threat of rain, the teams played singles first, splitting 3-3. The Tribe (11-3) won the top three behind Maria Belaya, Leeza Nemchinov and Anik Cepeda, but the Hoyas (9-4) won the bottom three.

Doubles became the tiebreaker, and the Hoyas won Nos. 1 and No. 3 to capture the triumph. ...

Virginia edged No. 34 Yale 4-3 in a Blue-Gray semifinal and will face No. 50 Tulane on Sunday for the championship.

Erin Vierra won 7-6, 6-4 at the fifth spot to break a 3-3 deadlock.

Men's golf

CNU placed sixth in the Jekyll Island Intercollegiate by closing with a 298, the second-best score on the final day.

The Captains finished at 305-298-603, 27 over par. Brian Jaeger paced the Captains at 2-over-par 146, tying for sixth individually.

Men's gymnastics

W&M celebrated its Senior Night by defeating Navy 417.050 - 401.650 in the Tribe's regular-season finale.

Junior Daniel Potemski claimed event titles on pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar, while he also won all-around with a career-high 85.65.

Freshman Neal Courter also claimed event titles on floor and vault, while junior Landon Funiciello won rings and tied for first on parallel bars with Potemski.