Sports in Brief: February 6

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February 6, 2009

12:01 AM

Women’s Basketball: James Madison hands Tribe sixth conference loss

The College of William and Mary (11-10, 4-6 CAA) fell 73-57 to James Madison University (15-6, 8-2 CAA) Thursday night in Harrisonburg, Va. The Dukes grabbed control late in the first half, taking a 12-point lead into halftime. Tribe junior forward Tiffany Benson scored 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, but made 2 of her 16 free throws. Freshman guard Taysha Pye added a career-high 18 points.

Volleyball: College signs five players in Shelton’s first class

Tuesday afternoon, the College of William and Mary announced that five athletes have signed on to play volleyball in Head Coach Melissa Aldrich Shelton’s first recruiting class. The squad added a setter, a hitter, a blocker and two liberos. Delaney Gorgon, Gina Lang, Jordyn Moloney, Shaylin O’Connell and Gabriella Smith will join the team that is losing five seniors from last year’s 19-9 squad. O’Connell arrives as the Tribe’s tallest player, measuring at 6’2”.

Lacrosse: College defeats Wales National Team convincingly

In a 21-4 blowout, the College of William and Mary trounced the Wales National team Wednesday night on Busch Field. Sophomore attacker Ashley Holofcener led the Tribe with four goals. Senior Clare Dennis and sophomore Maggie Anderson tallied three goals each for the College, which begins its official season Feb. 18 when Longwood University visits Williamsburg. The Tribe controlled a 12-3 advantage at the half in a match where eight different College athletes registered at least one point.

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