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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final New Orleans 35 Buffalo 17
Final Kansas City 23 Cleveland 17
Final Detroit 31 Dallas 30
Final New England 27 Miami 17
Final N-Y Giants 15 Philadelphia 7
Final San Francisco 42 Jacksonville 10
Final Cincinnati 49 N-Y Jets 9
Final Oakland 21 Pittsburgh 18
Final Arizona 27 Atlanta 13
Final Denver 45 Washington 21
Final Green Bay 44 Minnesota 31
GRAHAM, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Christian defeated Wilson Christian 1-0 to win the NCCSA Class 2A state championship in soccer on Saturday. Junior Zach Morgan scored the lone goal for the Patriots.
The Wilmington Christian volleyball team also won a state title over the weekend. The Patriots swept Wilson Christian 3-0 to win the NCCSA state title 25-14, 27-25 and 25-22.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Jonny Gomes hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 Sunday night, tying the World Series at two games each.
David Ortiz added three hits and also encouraged the Red Sox, shouting at his teammates from second base after a double and later gathering them for a huddle in the dugout.
Inserted into the starting lineup about 75 minutes before gametime because Shane Victorino had a stiff back, Gomes was 0 for 9 in the Series before connecting off reliever Seth Maness.
Felix Doubront won in relief of starter Clay Buchholz. John Lackey made a rare relief appearance to set up for Koji Uehara's save.
Game 5 is Monday night, with Jon Lester starting for Boston against Adam Wainwright.
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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) — Sophomore Katrina Guillou scored two goals and added an assist to lead UNCW to a 3-1 victory over Delaware in Colonial Athletic Association women's soccer action Sunday at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.
The Seahawks finished the regular season with a 9-9 overall mark and a 4-4 league record as it secured the No. 5 seed for the upcoming CAA Women's Soccer
Championship. UNCW will open the six-team tournament Nov. 3 with a first-round contest at No. 4 seed Hofstra. The Blue Hens, meanwhile, moved to 9-7-2 and 3-3-2. Delaware will be the No. 6 seed for the championship and will travel to No. 3 seed Northeastern for its first-round contest, also on Nov. 3.
Guillou staked the Seahawks to a 1-0 lead at the 4:55 mark when she converted junior Stephanie Bronson's feed from six yards out to give UNCW the early advantage.
Sophomore Maddie McCormick doubled the Seahawks advantage to 2-0 in the 14th minute, putting home a pass from Guillou for her sixth goal of the season. Sophomore Morgan Leyble was credited with an assist on the play.
Delaware cut the UNCW advantage in half, 2-1, at the 48:06 mark as senior Dianna Marinaro placed a free kick into the upper left-hand corner of the net from just outside the box for her second goal of the campaign.
Guillou would restore the Seahawks' two-goal cushion and close out the scoring in the 65th minute, converting a penalty kick opportunity for her team-leading 10th goal of the season.
Delaware held a 12-10 shot advantage in the contest, out-shooting the Seahawks, 5-2, in the second half after UNCW posted an 8-7 edge in shots during the opening frame. The Blue Hens also attempted three corner kicks in the second half to hold a 3-2 margin in that category for the game.
Freshman Carolyn Huddy made four saves in goal for the Seahawks.
2013 CAA WOMEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
Sunday, November 3 – Quarterfinals (campus site of higher seed)
#6 Delaware at #3 Northeastern – TBA
#5 UNCW at #4 Hofstra – 4 p.m.
Friday, November 8 – Semifinals (University Park – Harrisonburg, Va.)
#2 William & Mary vs. Northeastern/Delaware winner – TBA
#1 James Madison vs. Hofstra/UNCW winner – TBA
Sunday, November 10 – Championship (University Park – Harrisonburg, Va.)
CAA Championship Match – TBA
WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) — Tenth-ranked Alabama and Stephanie Meadow led wire-to-wire to capture team and medalist honors as the 12th Landfall Tradition concluded Sunday at the Country Club of Landfall's Pete Dye Course.
The Crimson Tide led by 10 strokes after the opening day, maintained a seven-stroke cushion following the second round and wound up claiming the championship by eight strokes over runner-up Duke. Alabama and Coach Mic Potter closed with a 3-over-par 285-290-292=867 total, in front of the Blue Devils at 295-288-292=875. Clemson finished a distant third at 307-291-299=897.
Meadow, meanwhile, edged Duke's Yu Liu for first place individually. The senior from Northern Ireland fashioned a 3-under 70-71-72=213 scorecard. Liu, a newcomer from Beijing, China, was the only other player under par at 74-69-72=215.
"Congratulations to Alabama and Stephanie Meadows on winning the Landfall Tradition," said UNCW Head Coach Cindy Ho. "This is always a very challenging course and the conditions made it even tougher, so I give credit to Head Coach Mic Potter and his team for their outstanding play the entire weekend."
"The Country Club of Landfall and the Landfall Tradition Committee once again put on a first-class golf tournament. The Landfall Tradition is one of the most prestigious collegiate golf tournaments in the country and it's because of all the support from both the Landfall community and the Wilmington community as a whole. I also want to thank our student-athletes who came out in support of us today. It really made a difference and the entire team is appreciative of their support."
There were only five sub-par rounds on the final day on the Par 72, 6,204-yard layout along the Intracoastal Waterway. Michigan State's Liz Nagel posted a 4-under 68 – a tournament best – and climbed from a tie for 21st place to a tie for fourth overall with her 219 card.
After starting out 11th in the opening round, host UNCW finished 17th with a 313-315-316=944 total. Senior Lori Beth Adams tied for 16th individually with a 75-74-75=224 score and senior Laverry Kumar tied for 41st with a 79-77-75=291.
Ho added: "I thought we we're ready to step up today, we just made too many big numbers and were unable to make many birdies and that really hurt. We didn't make enough birdie putts to balance out our scorecard and that made a huge difference in our result. We have work in the offseason on our ball-striking and our short games. Those two areas are really hurting us and we have to address those areas if we want to be consistent and compete at a higher level."
The tournament wrapped up the fall season for the Seahawks, who have four events on tap in the spring before the Colonial Athletic Association Championships April 18-20 at St. James Plantation in Southport, N.C.
Team Standings: Alabama (285-290-292=867); Duke (295-288-292=875); Clemson (307-291-299=897); South Carolina (300-299-305=904); Wake Forest (306-303-297=906); Michigan State (309-308-293=910); Arizona (304-302-304=910); Oklahoma State (307-207-299=913); Virginia (306-308-300=914); N.C. State (323-305-294=922); Notre Dame (314-305-305=924); Ohio State (316-301-307=924); North Carolina (305-313-306=924); Iowa State (321-306-298=925); Purdue (316-309-303=928); Mississippi (316-321-304=941); UNCW (313-315-316=944); UNCG (330-332-332=944).
Individual Standings (Top-10):Stephanie Meadow, Alabama (70-71-72=213); Yu Liu, Duke (74-69-72=215); Emma Talley, Alabama (71-73-73=217); Liz Nagel, Michigan State (77-74-68=219); Laetitia Beck, Duke (73-74-72=219); Katelyn Dambaugh, South Carolina (71-73-75=219); Janie Jackson, Alabama (73-76-71=220); Ashlan Ramsey, Clemson (74-69-78=221); Daniela Lendl, Alabama (74-71-76=221); Celine Boutier, Duke (72-75-74=221).
UNCW Results: Lori Beth Adams (75-74-75=224); Laverry Kumar (79-77-75=231); Mallory Warrick (83-77-82=242); Megan Burnham (76-87-84=247); Jeanne Metivier (90-92-90=272