Sports in Brief: February 20

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February 19, 2009

11:24 PM

Women’s Tennis: Tribe earns first doubles point of season in victory

The College of William and Mary (3-2) edged the University of Maryland (1-5) 4-3 Wednesday afternoon in College Park, Md. The Tribe swept the doubles matches before seniors no. 95 Katarina Zoricic and Klaudyna Kasztelaniec and freshman Katie Kargl recorded singles victories. Zoricic defeated Michal Amir 6-4, 6-1 in the top singles spot claiming her 90th career victory for the Tribe while Kasztelaniec improved her spring record to 4-1 beating Karin Lundmark 6-2, 6-3. Kargl clinched the match for the College with a 6-3, 6-4 win. In doubles, junior Ragini Acharya and senior Barbara Zidek combined to clinch the doubles point with an 8-5 triumph.

Men’s Golf: Hurson leads College to ninth place at Rice

Senior Doug Hurson (+1) recorded a sixth-place finish at the Rice Intercollegiate in Houston, Tex. to lead the College of William and Mary to a ninth-place showing. Senior Brent Paladino (+5) and junior Conor O’Brien (+11) rounded out the top three for the Tribe taking 18th and 36th places respectively. For Hurson, the sixth-place finish was the senior’s tenth top-ten finish in his career. The College’s +27 was 17 strokes behind victor University of the Pacific but also 73 strokes ahead of 15th (and last) place Southern University of Texas.

Lacrosse: Huether named to 2009 US World Cup team

The College of William and Mary’s volunteer assistant coach Meg Huether was selected as one of 18 players to join the 2009 United States World Cup team. Huether was a four-year starter at Duke University where she collected a first-team all-American honor in addition to being selected as the National Goalkeeper of the year by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association in 2005. Huether also garnered two All-ACC selections during her tenure with the Blue Devils.

Baseball: Tribe duo honored by Baseball America magazine

According to Baseball America magazine, the College of William and Mary’s junior right-handed pitcher Kevin Landry and senior outfielder Rob Nickle are two of the CAA’s top players. Landry was ranked as the CAA’s top-rated draft prospect by the publication, while both Landry and Nickle were selected to the preseason all-conference squad. The duo was named to the preseason all-CAA coaches team earlier this month. Landry was also designated by the College Baseball Foundation to the Brooks Wallace player of the year watch list. The Tribe opens play today against the University of Buffalo at 12 p.m.

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