Playing at home, second-seeded
After taking the doubles point, the Tribe advanced to Sunday's 2 p.m. final against No. 1
On the other side of the bracket, UNCW -- ranked 57th nationally -- breezed past
Host William and Mary rolled into the CAA title match by shutting out
The top-seeded Tribe took the doubles point, then advanced on victories by Maria Belaya at line 1, Jeltje Loomans -- who is serving underhand because of shoulder trouble -- at 4 and Hope Johnson at 5.
W&M will play at 10 a.m. Sunday against No. 2 UNC Wilmington, which bounced back from losing the doubles point to defeat No. 3 JMU 4-1. ...
No. 7 Virginia swept a key doubleheader against No. 5 Florida State, beating the Seminoles 9-2 and then 2-0 in
In Game 1, Brandon Downes,
In Game 2, the Seminoles (31-8, 13-7) suffered a one-hit loss for the first time in 15 years. Winner Scott Silverstein (7-0) allowed one hit and three walks over seven innings, and junior Kyle Crockett of Poquoson retired six straight batters to gain his eighth save of the season. ...
Josh Eldridge, Jordan Negrini and Michael Perez slammed homers and Andy Roberts pitched seven scoreless innings to lead
William and Mary junior Landon Funiciello and freshman Neal Courter advanced to Sunday’s
Funiciello advanced on rings by tying for fourth with a 15.45. He placed sixth as a freshman in 2011.
Courter qualified in vault after tying for fifth with a 15.05. He will look to become just the second freshman in school history to earn NCAA All-America accolades.
Competing in the all-around finals, Potemski narrowly missed out on earning All-America honors by placing 11th with an 82.2.
Norfolk State (22-8, 13-1
In Game 1, Kathy Cortez belted a walk-off home run, and teammate Alina Moriarty also homered.
In Game 2, Gipsy Ramirez hit a three-run homer in the first inning, Haley Ward was 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI, and Liz Riley pitched a six-hitter. ...
Hampton (22-21, 10-1 MEAC) won a pair from
Taylor McCoy and Margaret Wilkins had three hits apiece in the opener. Carla Trimble was 2-for-4 and scored three runs in Game 2.
Track and field:
U.Va.'s Brandon Burton, a former Hampton Crabber, finished eighth in the 400-meter hurdles in 53.93. ...
In the ACC women's championships,
Virginia snapped a six-game slide with a 12-7 victory over Bellarmine.
The Cavaliers (6-7) will face
Alex Barber scored the tying goal in the fourth quarter and the winner in overtime as CNU (8-8) beat host Ferrum 6-5.
Virginia senior Brittany Altomare shot a 1-under-par 70 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., for a 141 that put her in the ACC tournament lead entering the final round, three strokes ahead of defending champion Lindy Duncan of Duke.