Sports in Brief
Written by The Flat Hat|
April 8, 2008
Tribe upends no. 34 Notre Dame on the road
The College team upended no. 34 Notre Dame University for the first time in 30 years Sunday afternoon. Playing in South Bend, the no. 68 Tribe won by a score of 4-3. The win prevented the Irish from claiming its eighth consecutive victory against the College. The Tribe was helped with victories at both the no. 1 and no. 3 doubles positions. Senior Alex Cojanu had wins against nationally ranked opponents in both doubles and singles. Junior Keziel Juneau added another singles win, and junior Dominic Pagon completed the team victory with his 19th win of the season. Notre Dame is the highest-ranked opponent the team has defeated this season. The Tribe’s next two contests will be their last at home as they face both the University of South Alabama and Howard University Friday.
College finishes seventh at Marshall Invitational
Rain plagued play at the Marshall Invitational over the weekend, postponing the entire first day, yet the Tribe finished seventh out of 17 teams. The College played consistently and finished within four strokes of each other. The team improved from its first-day score of 294 with a second-day round of 287, which marked the sixth-best team effort on a par 71 course. Junior Brent Paladino led the way for the Tribe and ended the Invitational tied for 34th, with a score of 146. The University of Illinois finished atop the team standings with a 14 under 554, while Pennsylvania State University’s Robert Rohanna won the individual title. The Tribe will return to Williamsburg for its next tournament when the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club hosts the CAA Championships April 18 to 20.