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College notebook: McBee, Hull spark unbeaten hockey teams
BY STEVE DeSHAZO
The field hockey teams at VCU and William & Mary are off to strong starts—thanks in large part to contributions from local athletes.
VCU (4–0) matched the best start in school history with a 3–2 win at Monmouth Sunday as senior Haley McBee (Brooke Point) had two assists. McBee entered her senior year with six career points; she has 10 (four goals, two assists) through four games in 2012.
Next up for the Rams is a visit to Davidson Friday.
Meanwhile, William & Mary is 5–0, its best start since 2006. Sophomore Kelsea Hull (Chancellor) has started all five games on defense for the Tribe, who host sixth-ranked Virginia Tuesday night.
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Freshman Olivia Nicotera (Riverbend) scored her first two career goals as Missouri State earned its first victory, 4–2 over Saint Louis on Friday.
Junior Jon Reid (Stafford) caught nine passes for 212 yards and a touchdown in Clarion (Pa.)’s 46–26 loss to Long Island-Post (N.Y.) Saturday. The yardage total was third-best in school history.
Twins Blake and Eric Frohnapfel (Colonial Forge) connected on a 29-yard touchdown pass in Marshall’s 52–24 win over Western Carolina. Blake was four for four, for 53 yards.
Sophomore defensive back Shane Black (Mountain View) recovered a fumble in Lafayette’s 17–14 win at William & Mary. Freshman cornerback DeAndre Houston-Carson (Massaponax) had nine tackles for the Tribe,
Senior linebacker Jake Johnson (Stafford) had a team-high eight tackles (two for loss) in South Alabama’s 9–3 win over Nicholls State.
Junior defensive end Kerry Wynn (Louisa) had a sack and forced two fumbles in Richmond’s 41–8 rout of Gardner–Webb.
Sophomore quarterback Zac Naccarato (Riverbend) ran for two touchdowns (including a 70-yarder) and threw for another in Randolph–Macon’s 21–6 victory over Averett.
Junior receiver Greg Edwards (James Monroe) caught 10 passes for 135 yards in N.C. Wesleyan’s 24–14 loss to Southern Virginia. Senior quarterback John Jackson (JM) ran for a touchdown and passed for 196 yards.
Senior quarterback Christian Woelfel-Monsivais (Stafford) threw two late TD passes in Christopher Newport’s 42–20 loss to Hampden-Sydney. He was 11 of 16 for 149 yards.
Senior Kelli Carneal (Chancellor) had a combined 72 assists as Stetson went 2–2 last week, losing to UNC Wilmington and Rutgers while defeating Bethune–Cookman and Norfolk State.
Lafayette senior Sarah Frohnapfel (Colonial Forge) had six kills, 32 assists and 23 digs in a win over La Salle after posting 26 assists in a loss to Rutgers.
Freshman Rachel Gallup (Courtland) had a combined 26 kills as Catawba beat Pfeiffer and Winston–Salem State and lost to Queens College.
Lynchburg freshman defender Zach Miller (Colonial Forge) was named to the Shellenberger Classic all-tournament team.
Junior Jacob Luczek (Chancellor) had two assists in Randolph’s 4–0 victory over Cal–Lutheran Friday.
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