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WWAY's Friday night sports - April 19; Hammerheads win opener, CAA golf and more

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- We've posted scores and notes from Friday's high school action below. On our 11 sports we showcased Ashley-Rose baseball and New Bern-New Hanover baseball.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LACROSSE
HOGGARD DEFEATED ASHLEY 15-9
PEYTON LECOMPTE SCORED 4 GOALS FOR THE SCREAMING EAGLES

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LACROSSE
HOGGARD BEAT ASHLEY 11-5
LANEY DEFEATED NEW HANOVER 7-4

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER
CLINTON SHUTOUT TOPSAIL 1-0

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
NEW BERN EDGED NEW HANOVER 3-1
ASHLEY DEFEATED GREEENVILLE ROSE 5-4
SHANE SHEPARD AND SAM CAVENAUGH BOTH HAD HOMERS FOR ASHLEY
TOPSAIL BEAT CLINTON 11-1
WHITEVILLE EDGED NORTH BRUNSWICK 6-5 IN 8 INNINGS

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
ASHLEY BEAT GREENVILLE ROSE 9-1
TOPSAIL DEFEATED CLINTON 8-1
KERI WHITE HAD 5 STOLEN BASES FOR TOPSAIL
PIRATES IMPROVE TO 9-O IN EAST CENTRAL CONFERENCE
NEW HANOVER BEAT NEW BERN 4-1
WHITEVILLE SHUTOUT NORTH BRUNSWICK 6-0
KHRYSTINA WHITE HIT A HOME RUN FOR THE WOLFPACK

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GREENSBORO, NC (AP) - The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced Notre Dame's league football opponents for the 2014-16 seasons.

The ACC on Friday released the list of opponents for the Fighting Irish.

They are playing five ACC teams per season as part of their football partnership with the league, and will face each team at least once during the first three years of the agreement.

They will play home games against new member Louisville, North Carolina and Wake Forest in 2014 while visiting Florida State and Syracuse.

Notre Dame will visit Clemson, Pittsburgh and Virginia in 2015 and play host to Boston College and Georgia Tech.

The following year the Irish will be home against Duke, Miami and Virginia Tech, and will visit North Carolina State and Syracuse.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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WILMINGTON,NC (HAMMERHEADS) -- The Wilmington Hammerheads enter the 2013 USL PRO regular season with a 2-0 victory versus Antigua Barracuda FC at Legion Stadium Friday night with a race to beat severe weather just nestling west of the Wilmington area.

Both the Hammerheads and Barracuda came onto the pitch strong with a week’s worth of eagerness building up for the arrival of Friday night’s match. Hammerheads defender Gareth Evans had a header attempt early on goal in the first half but went left of the goal post. Hammerheads newcomer Cory Elenio followed Evans’ attempt just minutes later with a long shot from the right side, but was rejected by Barracuda goalkeeper James Molvin with the high save.

In the 34th minute, Hammerheads veteran Paul Nicholson tried to get a foot on the ball during shuffle in front of the goal, but was denied the chance when Antigua cleared it to the side. The Barracuda was close to scoring in the 37th minute when midfielder Tamorley Thomas shot a ground ball that went left of the net, followed by another attempt in the next minute that Hammerheads goalkeeper Philip Tuttle was shy of grabbing as it rolled the entire length of the goal only to go out of play.

Hammerheads and USL PRO rookie Kyle Greig took the honor of scoring the first goal of the season in the 49th minute perfectly placed between Molvin and the right post, assisted by midfielder Shawn Nicklaw. Greig followed his goal with another shot in the second half, hitting the crossbar hard deflecting it to the ground, allowing Antigua for position back down the fied.

Nicholson snagged his first goal of the season in the 69th minute, unassisted, after two attempts were taken by his fellow teammates in front of the Antigua net, both of which were deflected by Antigua goalkeeper Corey Whisenhunt.

Antigua’s defense held on strong through the remainder of the second half as Hammerheads returning forward Steven Perry took at shot in the 80th minute after a great turn on Barracuda’s defender Omarie Daniel.

The Wilmington Hammerheads travel to the West Coast next weekend to take on the Phoenix FC Wolves and the Los Angels Blues. Both matches will be aired via live broadcast on UNATION.

Box Score First Half Second Half Final

Wilmington 0 2 2

Antigua 0 0 0

Scoring Summary:

WILM – Greig 49’ (Nicklaw)

WILM – Nicholson 69’

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ST. JAMES PLANTATION, NC (UNCW) -- Two-time defending champion UNCW posted a team total 332 on Friday and is in sixth place after the opening 18 holes of the 2013 CAA Women’s Golf Championships on the Reserve Club of the St. James Plantation.

The Seahawks are two shots back of fifth place William & Mary (330) and 11 strokes behind fourth place James Madison (321).

Xavier holds a three shot lead over the field as it carded a team result of 313 over the opening 18 holes. Delaware (316) is second while Richmond (317) is one shot back of the Blue Hens in third.

Sophomore Mallory Warrick paced the Seahawks lineup with a nine-over-par 81 on Friday that puts her in a tie for 13th. Junior Lori Beth Adams and sophomore Mattie Tobey are both two shots back of Warrick and make up half of a four-way tie for 23rd. Junior Megan Burnham (85/T-32nd) and senior Danielle Lamy (87/36th) completed UNCW’s entry.

Richmond’s Tracy Martin holds the individual lead after posting a two-over-par 74 on Friday. Xavier’s Shane Crutchfield is one shot back of Martin in second with an opening round 75 while James Madison’s Sahbril Brewer (76) is in third.

Second round action at the 2013 CAA Women’s Golf Championships will begin on Saturday at 9 a.m. The Seahawks will be paired with James Madison and William & Mary and are scheduled to begin the round on the No. 10 tee at 9 a.m.

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FAIRFAX, VA (UNCW) -– Kelly Secrest pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth and Ryan LaGrange went 4-for-4 as UNCW topped host George Mason, 4-2, in Colonial Athletic Association baseball action on Friday at Spuhler Field.
The Seahawks, who improved to 7-4 on the road, raised their record to 28-10 overall and 10-2 in the league. GMU, meanwhile, dropped to 13-26 and 5-14.
The Patriots loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth against Secrest before the lefthander closed out the threat with a lineout to first and a strikeout to end it for his fifth save of the season.
UNCW starter Mat Batts (6-2) earned the win, going six and 2/3 innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on five hits and a pair of walks. He finished with seven strikeouts and lowered his earned run average to 2.28.
Ryan LaGrange had his second straight four-hit outing at the plate and the third of his career. He scored a run and knocked in a run with a two-out double in the seventh inning. Luke Dunlap and Drew Farber added two hits apiece.
Jared Gaynor (2-6) was tagged with the loss despite a strong outing. Gaynor allowed four runs, three earned, on eight hits, two walks and three hit batters over eight innings.
Josh Leemhuis and Brandon Gum each collected two hits for the Patriots.
Up next: The series continues on Saturday with a 2 p.m. start. Jordan Ramsey (6-2, 1.66 ERA) makes his 10th start for the Seahawks while GMU counters with Anthony Montefusco (2-4, 5.44 ERA).
How it happened: The Seahawks mad the most of getting their leadoff hitter on base as all four runs scored were by leadoff hitters and were knocked in with two-out hits. Luke Dunlap gave UNCW the early lead with a RBI single in the third and Terence Connelly did the same in the fourth for a 2-1 lead.
Inside the numbers: UNCW landed its leadoff hitter in 7-of-9 innings while GMU managed just 1-of-9 … Mat Batts recorded just two ground ball outs while reliever Justin Livengood recorded two in his only inning of relief … UNCW improved to 12-0 versus lefthanded starters this season.
Notes: Friday’s game was moved to 1 p.m. with the area expecting severe weather later in the afternoon … Michael Bass reached base safely for the 35th straight game, tying Jason Appel (2008) for second-longest streak in program history … Extending hitting streaks on Friday were Luke Dunlap, career-long nine games, Ryan LaGrange and Terence Connelly to eight games … Batts saw a streak of four straight complete game outings halted … UNCW improved to 52-44 all-time against the Patriots … Jack Lane made his 83rd career appearance for UNCW and is now one outing from tying Adam Paul (2003-06) for fourth with 84 … Ryan LaGrange leads the Seahawks with nine, 2-out RBI’s this season.

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WILLIASMBURG, VA (UNCW)-– The No. 2-seeded UNCW women’s tennis team advanced to the Colonial Athletic Association semifinals for the third year in a row with an easy 5-0 dismantling of No. 7 Hofstra early Friday at William & Mary’s Millie West Tennis Facility.

The streaking Seahawks won their third straight match and seventh in eight outings to improve to 13-6 this spring. Hofstra ended its season with a 7-9 mark.

UNCW swept the doubles point and then added the first four singles matches off the court to give first-year coach Evan Clark his first CAA Tournament victory.

“We’re exciting about winning and look forward to moving on to the semifinals,” said Clark. “We’ll get some rest and get ready for a very tough James Madison team tomorrow.”

The Seahawks and No. 3 Dukes will battle in the top half of the bracket at 10 a.m., while top-seeded William & Mary takes on No. 4 Delaware at the same time. The winners meet in Sunday’s championship match at 10 a.m.

UNCW grabbed the early point on Friday when the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles tandems cruised. Junior Angie Sekely and sophomore Alyssa Ritchie, playing the No. 2 slot, bageled HU’s Malisssa Gilanchi and Bianca Derrick, 8-0, and the No. 3 pairing of junior Kelly Cameron and sophomore Miller Hales rolled over Paige Polizois and Louise Lopez, 8-2, to give the Seahawks the doubles point for the 12th time this season.

The Seahawks kept pouring it on in singles. Junior Olga Blank increased the score to 2-0 with a 6-2, 6-1, straight-set victory over Gilanchi and Ritchie won her 11th consecutive singles match with a 6-0, 6-3 thumping of Lopez to make the lead, 3-0.

Freshman Christine Kharkevich of Houston, Texas, then clinched the match by routing Polizois, 6-3, 6-0, before Cameron earned a 6-1, 6-2 verdict over Derrick at No. 5 singles.

Sekely and senior Christina Riley were both in control of their matches at No. 1 and No. 2 singles before they were halted.

In other quarterfinal matches played Friday, No. 3 JMU blanked No. 6 Towson, 4-0, and No. 4 Delaware defeated No. 5 Drexel, 4-0.

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