Championship weekend preview

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April 18, 2008

3:23 AM

Six Tribe sports teams compete in championship events this weekend

Championship rundown:

Women’s Track and Field

Venue: Zable Stadium and Stimson Throwing Events Area, Williamsburg

Time: All day Friday and Saturday

2007 Result: Second out of seven teams

From the Head Coach:

“Hopefully we continue to be dominant in our conference. We have a much more challenging conference than we ever have before, but I think we have a very well-rounded team, so obviously the goal is to recapture the CAA Championship.” — Kathy Newberry

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Women’s Golf

Venue: Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, Green Course, Williamsburg

Time: All day Friday — Sunday

2007 Result: Fifth out of 10 teams

Preview:

The College enters the post-season following strong finishes at the First Market Bank Intercollegiate and Tina Barret Invitational. The Tribe broke three school records at the Lady Seahawk Invitational, as senior Erika Oldencamp led the way with an eighth-place finish.


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Men’s Golf

Venue: Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, Gold Course, Williamsburg

Time: All day Friday — Sunday

2007 Result: Fifth out of 11 teams

From the Golfer:“We haven’t seemed to be able to put together four really good scores for a whole tournament. However, the team as a unit is playing well — as we have for some time — so I am very excited about our chances.”

— Freshman Scott Saal


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Men’s Track and Field

Venue: Zable Stadium and Stimson Throwing Events Area, Williamsburg

Time: All day Friday and Saturday

2007 Result: Second out of seven teams

From the Head Coach:

“Conferences is an event the last couple years that we’ve really had some good meets and still not won, so our fate at the conference level — missing some of the depth that some of the other competitors do [have] and making up for quality — is a little bit out of our control. We just have to hope to have a good meet and hopefully that’s good enough for us to win.” — Alex Gibby


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Women’s Tennis

Venue: Huntington Park Tennis Center, Newport News

Match: Today at 2 p.m. vs. James Madison

Record: 14-8, 2-0 CAA

2007 Result: Champion

From the Head Coach:

“They are ready to play. At this point we feel like we are playing our best tennis. We established ourselves as being the team to beat in the conference and we are aligned to do well in the tournament. We are pretty excited about the chances of winning it.” — Kevin Epley


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Men’s Tennis

Venue: Huntington Park Tennis Center, Newport News

Matchup: Today at 11:30 a.m. vs. Delaware

Record: 14-12, 4-1 CAA

2007 Result: Lost in semifinals

From the Head Coach:

“We are going there to win. We are seeded second and our whole focus is on winning the championship and going onto NCAAs. We are in it for the challenge. We have to take the doubles point and keep our energy and confidence and belief going through each singles match.” — Peter Daub


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Men’s Gymnastics

Event: NCAA Championships

Venue: Maples Pavillion

Location: Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.

Time: All day Friday and Saturday

2007 Result: Did not qualify

Preview:

The Tribe returns to the NCAA Championships ranked no. 11 in the nation. Senior co-captains Andrew Hunt and Dave Locke carry the most experience having competed as individuals at the NCAAs a year ago.

“We can have a good showing and finish as high as possible,” — Hunt


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Women’s Gymnastics

Event: USAG Collegiate Championships

Venue: The Gold Dome

Location: Centenary College, Shreveport, La.

Time: All day Friday and Saturday

2007 Result: Seventh out of eight teams

From the Gymnast:

“If we show what we are capable of, we have a good chance to make the team finals. Hopefully we can build our scores throughout the meet. We are very capable of finishing in the top two and with the right attitudes and having confidence in ourselves and our teammates, we should be successful.” — Senior Stevie Waldman

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