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Saturday, March 23, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa - A school-record four wrestlers from Virginia Tech clinched All-America honors Friday at the NCAA championships.
Virginia Tech's Pete Yates won his quarterfinal match Friday afternoon, assuring himself of All-America honors.
The third-seeded Yates beat Minnesota's Cody Yohn 5-3 at 165 pounds. Yates was the only Hokie who made the quarterfinals.
In Friday night's semifinals, Yates was pinned by second-seeded David Taylor of Minnesota.
Three other Hokies clinched All-America honors with their performances in the consolation bracket Friday night.
At 125, Tech's Jarrod Garnett beat UVa's Matt Snyder 16-5 to clinch All-America honors before pinning Minnesota's David Thorn in his second match of the night.
At 141, Tech's Zach Neibert beat Franklin & Marshall's Richard Durson 6-3 to clinch All-America honors before losing 7-4 to North Carolina's Evan Henderson.
At 149, Tech's Nick Brascetta beat American's Kevin Tao 5-3 to clinch All-America honors before losing 8-5 to Oregon State's Scott Sakaguchi.
Where the four Hokies place will be determined when they wrestle again today. Yates and Garnett could finish as high as third.
UVa had three wrestlers in Friday afternoon's quarterfinals, but they all lost. Snyder fell to top-seeded Alan Waters of Missouri at 125. No. 12 seed Jedd Moore lost to David Bonin of Northern Iowa 3-0 at 157. Eighth-seeded Nick Sulzer lost to top-seeded Kyle Dake of Cornell 13-0 at 165.
The UVa trio was among four Cavaliers who wrestled Friday night in the consolation bracket. Snyder lost to Garnett, but Moore beat Tech's Jesse Dong 7-3 to clinch All-America honors. Moore then pinned James Green of Nebraska in his second match of the night.
Sulzer beat Oklahoma's Patrick Graham 3-2 to clinch All-America honors before losing to Iowa State's Michael Moreno 4-2.
At 133, UVa's George DiCamillo beat Maryland's Geoffrey Alexander 7-2 before losing to Oklahoma State's Jonathan Morrison 10-2.
Moore and Sulzer will wrestle again today.
WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING
Cavaliers, Hokies compete in championship
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Virginia Tech's Heather Savage earned an eighth-place finish and Virginia's Courtney Bartholomew placed first in the consolation final in the 2013 NCAA Division I Championships.
Savage placed eighth in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 52.14 to earn 11 points for the Hokies. Logan Kline earned a 15th place finish in the 3-meter diving event with a score of 325.35.
For Virginia, Bartholomew placed first in the 100 backstroke consolation final with a time of 51.63 seconds and earned honorable mention All-America honors. Lauren Perdue finished second in the 200 freestyle consolation final with a time of 1:44.41, 10th overall and earning a honorable mention All-America honor.
Through 14 events, Georgia leads the team standings with a score of 300, followed by California at 285 and Tennessee with 263 1⁄ 2. Virginia is in 18th with 32 points and Virginia Tech is in 25th with 20 points.
MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING
W&L's Marsh swims in day two
SHENANDOAH, Texas - Washington and Lee senior Wayde Marsh tied for 27th overall in the 100 backstroke preliminary round at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships.
Marsh touched the wall with a time of 51.19 and was the sole participant on the day for the Generals.
W&L has swimmers competing in the 400 freestyle relay, 100 freestyle and 200 backstroke events today.
Miami 11, Virginia Tech 9
MIAMI, Fla. - Ricky Eusebio and David Thompson drove in three runs each as Miami held off a furious comeback attempt from No. 24 Virginia Tech to earn a conference win.
Miami (18-7, 3-4) led 11-2 going into the final frame before Virginia Tech (17-6, 4-3) struck for seven runs on four hits, three walks and an error. Andrew Rash represented the tying run, but struck out to end the game.
Tyler Horan drove in three runs on three hits for the Hokies and Chad Pinder added two RBIs. Chantz Mack scored three runs for Miami.
Chris Diaz pitched eight innings, striking out six and allowing seven hits for the win. Brad Markey was credited with the loss after eight runs on seven hits in 6 2⁄ 3 innings of work.
Radford 5, Marshall 0
RADFORD - Tyler Costello allowed just three hits over eight scoreless innings for Radford in the first game of a four-game series against Marshall.
The Highlanders (11-9) scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning off of a balk, fielder's choice and a wild pitch. The Highlanders tacked on two more in the seventh on a ground-out by Jeff Kemp and Ryan Burgess scored on an error.
Costello struck out two and walked two in the win and Ryan Meisinger pitched one perfect inning in relief. Chase Boster allowed three runs on six hits and two walks over five innings in the loss.
VMI 1, Longwood 0
FARMVILLE - Rob Dickinson's RBI single in the first inning proved to be the difference in a tightly contested win for VMI (10-14, 2-2) over Longwood (10-11, 2-2).
Connor Bach struck out five and allowed two hits over eight innings for the win. John Garrett struck out one and allowed two hits in one inning for the save. Kyler Morgan surrendered five hits and four walks while striking out seven over seven innings in the loss.
Piedmont 4, Ferrum 3 (12 inn.)
DEMOREST, Ga. - Josh Bailey singled to bring in Keith Grabowski in the bottom of the 12th inning and give Piedmont the win.
Hank Parsley gave the Panthers (10-16, 4-14) a brief lead with a two-run single with two outs in the seventh inning, but Piedmont (13-11, 10-6) answered with a run in the seventh and one in the ninth to tie the game.
Josh Thomas earned the win with one hit allowed over three innings in relief. Javin Metz was credited with the loss with one run on one hit over 1 1⁄ 3 innings.
Hokies in first at Furman Intercollegiate
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Virginia Tech shot an eight-under-par 280 in the first round of the Furman Intercollegiate to take a four-stroke lead.
North Florida sits in second place at 284, followed by Winthrop in third with a 285, Western Carolina at 287 and Chattanooga rounds out the top-five with a two-over-par score of 290.
Virginia Tech's Trevor Cone sits in a four-way tie for first after an opening round 4-under-par score of 68. Bryce Chalkley is tied for fifth, just one stroke back of the leaders at 69.
W&L opens play at Camp Lejeune
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Washington and Lee finished the first round of the Camp Lejeune Invitational at Paradise Point Golf Club with a team score of 321.
Patrick Clossin led the Generals with a first-round 6-over-par 78, followed by Teddy Corcoran with a 79 and Jack Cottrill with an 80.
OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
VMI, W&L compete in W&L Carnival
LEXINGTON - Host Washington and Lee had a second-place finish and combined four fourth-place finishes at the W&L Carnival.
In the women's events, W&L's Annelise Madison placed second in the 1,500m with a time of 4:43.73 and Molly Ortiz claimed fourth in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 11:47.88. W&L's 1,600 relay team placed fourth.
For the men, Washington and Lee had two fourth-place finishes as the 1,600 relay team of Parker Howard, Dillon Myers, Kane Thomas and Zander Tallman finished in a time of 3 minutes, 22.36 seconds. W&L's Dylan Mills placed fourth in the javelin throw with a distance of 190 feet, 1 inch.
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