Sports in Brief: April 3
Written by The Flat Hat|
April 3, 2009
Baseball: College sweeps Richmond, continues winning-streak
It took a come-from-behind effort to overcome the University of Richmond on Wednesday. The Tribe (10-15, 3-4 CAA) completed the sweep of the home-and-home series with the Spiders (13-9, 3-3 A-10) with a 9-7 victory in Richmond. In Tuesday’s matchup at Plumeri Park, the Tribe’s pitching led the squad to victory. Five hurlers allowed just one hit total en route to a 6-1 victory. Senior shortstop Lanny Stanfield led the College at the plate, going 4-for-7 with two runs and an RBI. A day later, freshman Tadd Bower broke a 7-7 tie in the ninth inning, leading off with his first career home run. The Tribe travels to Northeastern University this weekend.
Men’s Tennis: No. 73 Tribe falls at home against no. 55 VCU
The 73rd-ranked College (13-13) was defeated Wednesday at McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center by no. 55 Virginia Commonwealth University (12-8) in a rematch of last year’s conference championship final. No. 111 junior Keziel Juneau and sophomore Sebastien Vidal were the only players for the Tribe to record singles’ victories against the Rams. Juneau and Vidal also teamed up to put together a doubles-match win over the no. 72-ranked tandem of Benjamin Bouhana and Emil Lindgren, but the rest of the team was unable to support their top tandem. The Tribe wraps up its regular season against Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University.
Women’s Golf: Tribe finish third in Hoya Invite
Led by freshman Caroline Sweet, the College secured a third place finish at the Hoya Invitational in Beallsville, Md., posting a 950 (+86) for the three-round tournament. Sweet recorded a career-low 74 (+2) in the final round to finish in a tie for fourth at 214 (+15). Behind Sweet, junior Morgan Stepanek and sophomore Sarah Whitney tied for 16th place. Nova Southeastern University led the tournament from start to finish, fighting through inclement weather along the way to end at 916 (+25).