Josue Henriquez scored a hat trick Sunday night as host Old Dominion (1-1) handled Akron, ranked 28th by topdrawersoccer.com, 4-1 in VCU’s season-opening tournament to improve to 1-1.
Niko Klosterhalfen added a goal and an assist for the Monarchs.
Coastal Carolina (2-0) blanked VCU 2-0 at Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond in the tourney’s other game, dropping the Rams to 0-2.
No. 2 Virginia routed Delaware 6-1 in Charlottesville and could move to No. 1 in the nation since Florida State, the defending NCAA champion and top team, lost 3-2 to seventh-ranked Florida.
Six Cavaliers scored as U.Va. won its season-opening tournament. Four Cavaliers were named to the all-tournament team: MVP Emily Sonnett, Kaili Torres, Courtney Petersen and Brittany Ratcliffe.
Betsy Brandon, Veronica Latsko, Morgan Reuther and Lorato Sargeant joined Ratcliffe and Peterson as Saturday's scorers for Virginia. ...
No. 25 Duke won 2-0 at home against William and Mary (3-1) on goals by Taylor Racioppi on a sliding shot in the 52nd minute and on Toni Payne’s rebound in the 59th. The Blue Devils improved to 3-0-1. ...
No. 10 Virginia Tech (3-0-1) rallied to tie Tennessee 1-1 in Blacksburg, outshooting the Vols 23-11.
Tennessee's Mackenzie Gouner scored off a cross from Anna McClung in the 69th minute. The Hokies were thwarted on multiple tries in the final 20 minutes of regulation, but tied the score in the 86th minute as freshman Kristina Diana found the back of the net off of a pass from Laila Gray.
The Hokies outshot Tennessee 9-0 in the 20 minutes of sudden-victory overtime but couldn't convert a goal.
Virginia Tech will honor the victims of Wednesday’s shootings in Roanoke with a special helmet sticker during next Monday’s season opener against No. 1 Ohio State.
Senior Kate McBeath, a Lafayette High graduate, made eight saves to help American beat No. 16 Old Dominion 3-2 Sunday afternoon in Norfolk.
The Eagles broke the tie on Katie Lonsky’s goal with 9:14 to go. Sarah Breen scored both ODU goals. ...
Freshman Nikki Freeman scored her first college goal on a rebound of Tara Vittese’s shot in overtime as No. 9 Virginia edged No. 7 Penn State 4-3 in Charlottesville. Vittese’s goal tied the game with 1:23 left in regulation. ...
Pippin Saunders scored twice as as William and Mary (1-1) beat St. Francis (Pa.) 4-1 in the Lock Haven Invitational.
Christian Walker socked a tie-breaking two-run homer in the seventh inning, and Norfolk (75-60) held on for a 4-3 victory at Gwinnett (72-63).
Audry Perez and David Lough each had two hits and a run for the Tides, and Terry Doyle earned the victory by holding Gwinnett to five htis and two runs in 7 2/3 innings. Oliver Drake yielded a run in the ninth but got the save.
Hector Olivera and Cedric Hunter each had a hit and RBI for the Braves.
For the second consecutive day, Ricky Oropesa belted two home runs -- including a grand slam in each game -- as the Richmond Flying Squirrels beat host Akron.
This time, the Flying Squirrels (67-65) rolled to a 12-2 triumph against the RubberDucks, Cleveland's Double-A affiliate.
Sunday, Oropesa's heroics included a bases-loaded blast in a nine-run sixth inning.
Ryan Lorimer beat Chris Cruz 6-0, 6-4 for his third victory of the weekend and the championship at 4.5 singles, the highest-rated category in the Perk Crain Open on Hampton Tennis Center’s clay courts.
Also earning singles championships were David Loope (men’s 4.0), Joe Coccimiglio (men’s 3.5) and Donice Bostic (women’s).
The doubles titles went to York High teammates Walter Buck and Josh McFadden (men’s 4.0) and the husband-wife team of Chip and Beata Whitehead (mixed).
Mark Parks of Lynchburg held off hard-charging Booper Bare to win the Aaron’s Pro Late Model division Saturday at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica.
Also winning races were Justin Williams of Concord (Victory Lap Late Model), Brian Maxey of King William (Modified), Matt Ashworth of Mechanicsville (Sportsman) and Shawn Otey of Aylett (Limited Stock). Otey's triumph came on his 40th birthday.