College Notebook

Duke lacrosse team to honor eight

May 5, 2013 

Seventh-ranked Duke (11-5, 2-3 ACC) will honor its eight seniors after the conclusion of the regular season Sunday in a meeting with Boston University.

Sunday’s contest marks just the second all-time meeting between Duke and Boston University. The Blue Devils won their only other match 10-6 in 2010.

Duke and BU have faced three of the same opponents this season. Both squads collected wins over Ohio State, and the Terriers went 1-2 against the teams’ mutual opponents while the Blue Devils compiled a 2-1 record.

Washington and Lee 11, Shenandoah 8: The Generals outscored the Hornets 8-6 in the second half to claim the ODAC Women’s Lacrosse Champions in Winchester, Va.

First-year midfielder Emily Conway gave W&L (10-9) a 4-2 advantage with a goal at 25:03 in the second period. SU (12-5) senior midfielder Corrinne Kosmowski brought the lead back down to one (4-3) with a player-up goal off a free position as the clock read 24:28.

Conway scored for the third time at the 23:08 mark (5-3), but sophomore midfielder Liz Bereit also registered a tally just 1:11 later to pull the score to 5-4 at 21:57.

With the win, W&L earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament, set to begin May 8 at selected on-campus sites. The Generals will receive their first round matchup Sunday.

Track and Field

Duke Twilight Meet: Eleven Wingate athletes will compete in the Duke Twilight meet in historic Durham.

Seven Bulldog men and four Wingate women will attempt to post provisional times and leaps for the NCAA Division II national championship meet May 23-25 in Pueblo, Colo.

“We’re hoping for Astute to improve upon his provisional mark and to hopefully jump something which will get him into the national meet,” Wingate head track and field coach Joe Soehnlen says. “He needs approximately one additional foot.”

MEAC Outdoor Championship: N. C. Central medaled in four events during the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The three-day competition ended on Saturday in Greensboro.

Softball

East Carolina 3, Central Florida 1: The Pirates (21-28, 11-10 C-USA) dropped their third-straight game with a loss to UCF (27-24, 8-14 C-USA) in the first game of the conference doubleheader in Greenville, N.C. East Carolina stranded seven runners in taking the loss and have now fallen in six of the last seven games to the Knights.

Appalachian State 2, Georgia Southern 0: The Mountaineers clinched the program’s first regular season Southern Conference Championship in Statesboro, Ga., with a win in game one of the three-game series.

Baseball

UNC Greensboro 8, Samford 3: Senior outfielder Christian Wolfe recorded all four of his RBI in the final two innings in Birmingham, Ala., lifting the Spartans to a Southern Conference victory.

The Spartans (20-27, 7-16 SoCon) picked up their 20th win of the season and snapped a six-game skid in league play. The Bulldogs fell to 25-22 overall and 10-12 in the SoCon.

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