Wilmington, NC (WWAY) – WWAY’s Wednesday night sports segment featured the end of the road for UNCW softball coach Kelly Van Houten. UNCW will not renew Van Houten’s contract after four years of leading the dismal program. Also in UNCW news, women’s golf coach Cindy Ho was named CAA Coach-of-the-Year for the second straight season. We also checked out first round playoff action for some of the area high school girls soccer teams. It was a rainy night throughout most of the Cape Fear region, which made for some sloppy play on the pitch. Hoggard hosted East Wake, while Richlands made the trip to North Brunswick and East Bladen welcomed East Duplin. On top of that, we featured the Cape Fear rugby team as they hosted the Royal Logistics Core from England.
Scores and Notes:
UNCW SOFTBALL COACH KELLY VAN HOUTEN'S CONTRACT WILL NOT BE RENEWED FOLLOWING THIS SEASON. THE SEAHAWK SOFTBALL TEAM WENT 43-163 IN FOUR SEASONS UNDER VAN HOUTEN.
UNCW WOMEN'S GOLF COACH CINDY HO HAS BEEN NAMED CAA COACH-OF-THE-YEAR FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW. SENIOR SOFIA HAGSUND WAS GIVEN ALL-CAA FIRST TEAM HONORS. SOPHOMORES LORI BETH ADAMS AND LAVERRY KUMAR WERE NAMED TO THE ALL-CAA SECOND TEAM.
HERE ARE WEDNESDAY'S FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF RESULTS FOR GIRLS SOCCER:
MIDWAY 3 - EAST COLUMBUS 0
DIXON 3 - JAMES KENAN 1
RICHLANDS 8 - NORTH BRUNSWICK 0
EAST DUPLIN 3 - EAST BLADEN 0
HOGGARD 5 - EAST WAKE 1
WHITEVILLE VERSUS SOUTH COLUMBUS HAS BEEN POSTPONED BECAUSE OF RAIN TILL THURSDAY AT 7PM.
THE EAST CAROLINA AND NORTH CAROLINA BASEBALL GAME WAS CANCELLED ON WEDNESDAY DUE TO RAIN.
THE CAPE FEAR RUGBY CLUB LOST TO THE ROYAL LOGISTICS CORE 86-19 ON WEDNESDAY. THE ROYAL LOGISTICS CORE RUGBY TEAM IS A BRANCH OF THE BRITISH ARMY TAKING A TWO-WEEK TOUR IN THE UNITED STATES.
THE UNCW WOMEN'S GOLF TEAM STARTS FIRST ROUND PLAY IN THE NCAA CENTRAL REGIONAL ON THURSDAY IN COLUMBUS, OHIO.
THE UNCW BASEBALL TEAM STARTS A THREE-GAME SERIES AGAINST WILLIAM & MARY TOMORROW AT 7PM IN WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA.
IN NBA ACTION, THE MIAMI HEAT CLOSED OUT THE NEW YORK KNICKS 106-94 IN GAME 5 ON WEDNESDAY TO ADVANCE TO THE EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS.
IN NHL NEWS, THE WASHINGTON CAPITOLS BEAT THE NEW YORK RANGERS 2-1 ON WEDNESDAY TO FORCE A GAME 7.