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Cavs, Hokies go 1-2 in day one of ACC swim meet
Thursday, February 21, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Virginia and Virginia Tech finished in first and second, respectively, after day one of the Atlantic Coast Conference women’s swimming and diving championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
Virginia finished with 70 points, with Virginia Tech close behind with 66 points. Miami and North Carolina State are tied in third with 64 points, while Georgia Tech and Duke are tied for fifth place with 52 points.
The Cavaliers’ 800-yard freestyle relay team of Rachel Naurath, Caroline Kenney, Ellen Williamson and Lauren Perdue placed first with a time of 7 minutes, 1.56 seconds and set a new ACC record in the process.
The Hokies’ 200-yard medley relay team of Sabrina Benson, Alyssa Bodin, Heather Savage and Katarina Filova placed first with a time of 1:38.30.
Action resumes today with preliminaries at 11 a.m.
Piedmont 8, Washington and Lee 5
DEMOREST, Ga. — Tate Koons drove in a pair of runs to lead Piedmont College (4-5) over Washington and Lee (4-2).
Washington and Lee scored four runs in the opening frame, two runs coming on a double by Josh Josephson. Piedmont scored one in the third inning and four in the fourth to pull ahead. W&L evened it in the top of the fifth on a Taylor Rowe RBI-double, but Piedmont answered in the bottom half of the inning with two runs.
The Lions added another run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead 8-5.
Appalachian State 22, VMI 12
LEXINGTON — Appalachian State won six of 10 weight classes to defeat VMI at Cocke Hall.
Appalachian State’s victory was highlighted by Zachary Strickland’s technical fall over Mike Logan in the 165-pound class, and Collin Hedash won by major decision over John Dommert in the 174-pound bout.
Zeb Stewart (149), Edward Gottwald (157), Michael LaPrade (285) and Ryan Goodsell (141) earned decisions for the Keydets on Senior Day.
Washington and Lee 7, Salisbury 6 (2 OT)
SALISBURY, Md. — Luke Heinsohn put a shot past goalie Alex Taylor with nine seconds remaining in the second overtime to give Washington and Lee (3-0) a win over top-ranked Salisbury (1-2).
Salisbury’s Ryan Clarke and W&L’s Garrett Paglia scored two goals each in a tightly contested first half. Cameron Dabir gave the Generals the lead early in the third quarter and Paglia followed with a pair of goals. W&L led 6-3 heading into the final quarter of regulation, but Salisbury scored three unanswered goals to tie the game.
Warren Berenis stopped eight shots in net for the Generals.
Ferrum 12, Randolph 8
FERRUM — Tyler Poage scored three goals and added a pair of assists as Ferrum (1-2) knocked off Randolph (1-1) at W.B. Adams Stadium.
Will Walter, Ethan Wakefield and Dylan Burdick all scored a pair of goals for the Panthers. Colton Wood led Randolph with four goals.
Josh Liptak made four saves for Ferrum in the win and Cam Davis made 15 saves for Randolph.
Virginia 13, Richmond 7
RICHMOND — Ashlee Warner’s two goals and two assists in the second half helped No. 8 Virginia (2-0) ward off an upset bid by Richmond (0-4).
Virginia trailed Richmond 7-6 at the end of the first half, but held the Spiders scoreless in the second.
Morgan Stephens, Casey Bocklet and Caroline McTiernan scored two goals each for the Cavaliers. Kim Kolarik stopped nine shots in net for the win.
Virginia Tech 12, Davidson 8
DAVIDSON, N.C. — Megan Will’s five-goal performance helped Virginia Tech (1-2) earn its first win by defeating Davidson (0-1) at Richardson Stadium.
Meg Bartley added a pair of goals and Julia Heaps scored two goals and added three assists for the Hokies.
Emily Cooke led Davidson with four goals, followed by Ann Fucigna with two.
Alex Gale stopped five shots in the win for Virginia Tech and Jessica Melby stopped four for Davidson.
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