Sports in Brief: January 27

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January 26, 2009

10:57 PM

Women’s Basketball: Tribe drops to 10-8 after tight CAA road loss

The College of William and Mary (10-8, 3-4 CAA) suffered a tough 59-55 road loss at Northeastern University Sunday. The Tribe’s lackluster second-half performance allowed Northeastern to erase a double-digit halftime deficit and take control. The College struggled on both ends of the court in the final half, turning the ball over 17 times as the Huskies shot 57 percent from the field. Freshman guard Taysha Pye led the way for the Tribe with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists, while junior forward Tiffany Benson and sophomore guard Katy Oblinger contributed 12 points each.

Swimming and Diving: Women win ninth-straight dual meet, men fall

Mixed results marked the College of William and Mary’s trip to the University of Delaware Saturday. The Tribe men lost 176.5-123.5, while the women continued their dominance this season with a 156-144 win, running their dual-meet winning streak to nine. Junior Katie Radloff led the Tribe, placing first in the 50-meter freestyle, 100-m freestyle and 100-m backstroke. On the men’s side, senior Shawn Matthews took first in both the 100-m and 200-m backstroke, while freshman Derek Bui finished first in the 100-m and 200-m breaststroke.

Men’s Gymnastics: Tribe places second out of six teams at Navy Open

The College of William and Mary finished second in its season opener at the six-team Navy Open in Annapolis, Md. The United States Naval Academy won the meet with a score of 332.50, slightly besting the Tribe’s score of 327.75. Junior Derek Gygax, who earned second place in the all-around competition, also shared first place with senior Richard Pearson on the pommel horse. Junior Josh Fried greatly improved his personal best on the floor exercise, taking home first place with a score of 15.00.

Women’s Gymnastics: College finishes third at Rutgers quad meet

Junior Stephanie Bevan led the way with an individual victory on the balance beam as the College of William and Mary took third at the Rutgers University quad meet Saturday in Piscataway, N.J. The Tribe’s team score of 185.725 was enough to edge out the University of Pennsylvania, but fell short of both George Washington University (191.625) and Rutgers (189.050). Freshman Kristin Milardo gave a strong performance on the bars to earn second place.

Jack Pollock contributed to this report.

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