Sports in Brief: January 23

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January 22, 2009

11:34 PM

Women’s Soccer: Zimmeck drafted by Freedom in eighth round

The Washington Freedom selected College of William and Mary senior forward Claire Zimmeck as the 63rd overall pick in the inaugural Women’s Professional Soccer League draft Jan. 16. Zimmeck was the final pick in the ninth round of the 10-round draft. Other Washington draft picks included U.S. National team standouts Abby Wambach, Cat Whitehill and legendary goalkeeper Briana Scurry. The Washington Freedom will play home matches in Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium this spring.

Men’s Tennis: College drops first match of year against no. 5 Virginia

Facing a team with six nationally ranked players proved quite a challenge for the College of William and Mary Tuesday, as the Tribe fell 7-0 to no. 5 University of Virginia. The College’s no. 1 singles player, junior Keziel Juneau, was the only Tribe player to take his opponent, U.Va.’s Dominic Inglot, to three sets. The College’s record drops to 4-1 with the loss.

Swimming and Diving: Women win close meet against Seahawks; men fall

The College of William and Mary women collected their eighth straight dual-meet win, edging out the University of North Carolina-Wilmington 152-148 Saturday in Wilmington, N.C. Junior Katie Radloff won three individual events for the Tribe, including the 50-meter and 100-m freestyles and the 100-m backstroke. Meanwhile, the Tribe men fell to the seven-time defending CAA champion Seahawks 214-85. UNCW sophomore Luke Murphy led the Seahawks, winning both the 500-m and 1,000-m freestyle events. Tribe seniors Jason Brisson and Shawn Matthews won the 200-m fly and 200-m backstroke events, respectively.

Track and Field: Tribe men, women qualify for postseason

Senior Ian Fitzgerald qualified for the IC4A Championship meet Saturday at the Navy Quad meet in Annapolis, Md., posting a time of 2:26 in the 1,000-meter dash. Junior Colin Leak ran 8:25.61 in the 3,000-m to qualify for IC4As. For the women, junior Nicole Kazuba qualified for the ECAC Championship meet, clearing a height in the pole vault competition of 12’ 3.5.” Fellow junior Ashley Williams recorded the third-best distance ever thrown in the women’s weight throw event at the College with a mark of 50’3.25.”

Matt Poms contributed to this report

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