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HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
SOUTH COLUMBUS 12 - FAIRMONT 2
PENDER 1 - WEST BLADEN 0
TRASK 17 - EAST BLADEN 2
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER
SW ONSLOW 3 - EAST DUPLIN 1
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LACROSSE
NEW HANOVER 17 - JACKSONVILLE 6
TOPSAIL 12 - ROSE 6
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
WEST COLUMBUS 14 - FAIRMONT 4
WEST BLADEN 10 - PENDER 3
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EAST CARTERET 7 - LEJEUNE 1
DIXON 13 - NORTHSIDE 0
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LACROSSE
JACKSONVILLE 13 - TOPSAIL 7
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS
CROATAN 8 - NORTH BRUNSWICK 1
COLLEGE BASEBALL DUKE 3 - NORTH CAROLINA 2
COLLEGE BASEBALL NC STATE 1- MIAMI 1 IN 6TH INNING RAIN DELAY
COLLEGE BASEBALL JAMES MADISON 6 - UNCW 5
COLLEGE BASEBALL ECU 13-3 OVER UMBC & 6-0 OVER UMBC
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RICHMOND, VA (UNCW) -– The 47th-ranked UNCW men’s tennis team opened a two-match road swing to Virginia by defeating No. 37 VCU, 4-3, on Friday at the Thalhimer Tennis Center.
The Seahawks, who knocked off the Rams on the home courts for the first time, raised their record to 10-6 this spring. VCU stands 12-9 overall.
UNCW was playing its ninth nationally-ranked opponent of the season and moved to 5-4 against ranked foes.
The two former Colonial Athletic Association rivals played singles first and battled to a 3-all draw before settling the match in doubles action.
With the score knotted at 3-all, UNCW’s 68th-ranked Kaue Pereira and Pedro Mol won the first match of doubles with a key 8-4 decision over Michal Voscek and Wilder Pimental. After No. 43 Alexis Heugas and Nick Jones of VCU won at the top of the lineup, the match came down to the No. 3 position, where Christiaan Van der Burgh and Zach Hublitz sealed the important win with an 8-4 victory against Alejandro Argente and Jean-Baptiste Mateo.
In singles, the Seahawks registered wins at the No. 1, No. 3 and No. 6 positions.
Senior Rafael Aita, ranked 69th, cruised past the 60th-ranked Heugas, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 1 singles for his 10th win of the season and junior Sam Williams trounced Jones, 6-0, 6-0, at the No. 3 slot. Van der Burgh, 5-1 in singles this spring, collected UNCW’s third win at No. 6 with a 6-4, 6-1 conquest of Pimental.
The Seahawks travel down I-64 to Norfolk for a 2 p.m. showdown on Saturday with Old Dominion at the Folkes Stevens Tennis Center.
BROWNS SUMMITT, NC (UNCW) -– Sophomore Annette Lyche carded a two-over-par 74 to lead UNCW in the first round of the Bryan National Collegiate Friday on the Champions Course at the Bryan Park Golf and Enrichment Center.
Playing under cool and breezy conditions, UNCW finds itself in a tie for 14th place with co-host Wake Forest after the opening 18 holes with a team total of 305. Third-ranked Duke holds a two-shot lead over the field following an opening-round result of four-over-par 292. No. 22 Michigan State (294) is second, while Florida State (295) holds third and Louisville (297) occupies fourth.
“I thought we really handled the golf course well today,” said UNCW Head Coach Cindy Ho. “For being such a long course, I felt we did a better job today handling both our putting and our up-and-down situations. We had it going really well through the first 13 holes, but we were finished on some of the tougher holes on the course, so we ended up giving some shots back towards the end. Still, I am very pleased with today’s round as it shows that we can compete with some of the top teams in the nation.”
Lyche, a native of Baerum, Norway, is part of a five-way tie for 20th after posting her lowest round of the spring. Senior Lori Beth Adams (76) and sophomore Meghan Theiss (76) are both part of a massive 21-player deadlock for 34th at four-over-par. Seniors Megan Burnham (79/T-69th) and Laverry Kumar (83/91st) completed UNCW’s entry.
“Annette hit the ball well all round and even when she missed, she put herself in a position to get herself up and down,” said Ho. “Overall, our execution in our short game was much better today than it has been in recent weeks. I felt like our ball-striking was very solid today as well.”
Duke’s Laetitia Beck, Virginia’s Portland Rosen and Michigan State’s Kelly Grassel are all tied for the individual lead as all three players carded two-under-par 70’s during Friday’s round. Wake Forest’s Sierra Sims and Michigan State’s Allyssa Farrell are both one stroke back of the trio in a tie for fourth at one-under-par.
Second-round action in the Bryan National Collegiate gets underway Saturday with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
Team Results: 1 Duke (292); 2 Michigan State (294); 3 Florida State (295); 4 Louisville (297); T5 Clemson (300); T5 Florida (300); T5 Penn State (300); T8 Virginia (302); T8 North Carolina (302); T8 South Carolina (302); T8 Ohio State (302); T12 Tennessee (303); T12 NC State (303); T14 Wake Forest (305); T14 UNC Wilmington (305); 16 Northwestern (306); 17 College of Charleston (316); 18 UNCG (325)
UNCW Results: Annette Lyche (74/T-20th); Lori Beth Adams (76/T-34th); Meghan Theiss (76/T-34th); Megan Burnham (79/T-69th); Laverry Kumar (83/91st)
WILMINGTON, NC (HAMMERHEADS) -- Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today the addition of goalkeeper Matt Glaeser for the 2014 USL PRO regular season. The former Fort Lauderdale Striker will also serve as Goalkeeper Coach and Community Development Coordinator for the upcoming season.
“I am honored and excited to be joining such a well-respected club,” said Glaeser. “It is a great opportunity for me to continue my playing career as well as transition into a coaching position. I am looking forward to a successful season.”
The 6-foot, 5-inch goalkeeper will make his debut with the Hammerheads following time spent with North American Soccer League’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers since 2011. Prior to joining the NASL, Glaeser played with Finnish club Pallo-Iirot in 2009.
The University of Hartford graduate was named America East Conference Goalkeeper of the Year and the NSCAA Northeast Region Goalkeeper of the Year during his collegiate career.
Glaser will also take on the role of Community Development Coordinator for the Wilmington Hammerheads FC Youth Soccer Camp program.
“I am thankful to the club for giving me a chance to step into the role of Community Development Coordinator,” said Glaeser. “My goal in this position is to enhance the club’s public visibility and image through a well-organized camp structure in which young people in the community can benefit from professional high-level coaching and instruction.”
Wilmington Hammerheads FC will host their first youth soccer camp of the season on April 14-17 at two locations: Legion Stadium and Southwest Soccer Fields in Jacksonville, NC.