Sports in Brief: Feb. 24

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February 23, 2009

11:23 PM

Lacrosse: College falls on road to no. 2 Duke, 18-11

The College of William and Mary fell 18-11 to the no. 2 Duke University Blue Devils Sunday in Durham. The Tribe (1-1) opened up a 6-3 advantage late in the first half, only to see its ACC opponent storm back with 6 unanswered goals to take a 9-6 halftime lead and seal the game. Sophomore goalkeeper Emily Geary finished with 15 saves, while senior Clare Dennis and sophomore Molly Wannen notched 3 goals apiece. The College was outshot 36-20 that afternoon.

Men’s Tennis: Tribe drops match against Boise St., defeats JMU

Sunday, the College of William and Mary narrowly fell to no. 29 Boise State University 5-2, before recovering to down CAA foe James Madison University 6-1 in a pair of matches at McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center. In the morning contest, the Tribe dropped a decisive doubles point in a third set tiebreaker in the no. 3 doubles match. After splitting the previous two matches, the College never recovered momentum on the way to the close loss. The dramatic matches did not continue into the afternoon, however, as the squad rolled to a decisive victory behind singles wins from five of the six positions.

Women’s Tennis: No. 24 College upset by no. 31 Wake Forest, 5-2

The no. 24 College of William and Mary dropped a 5-2 decision to no. 31 Wake Forest University on the road Friday, falling to 3-3 on the year. After the Demon Deacons captured the opening doubles point, the hosts continued their strong play, notching victories at each of the top three singles positions to clinch the match. Junior Carmen Pop broke through with a win at the no. 4 singles spot and freshman Katie Kargl followed a match later, but it was too little too late for the fading Tribe.

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