Men's Ice Hockey
TAMPA, Fla. -- Boston College is known for its highly skilled, productive and entertaining offense. The Eagles can score goals as well as anyone in the country. But this season, BC’s ability to limit opponents’ scoring chances and keep the puck out of the net may be better than firing the puck past enemy goaltenders. On Saturday night, the Eagles’ tenacious defense, stellar penalty killing and clutch goaltending were key ingredients in capturing the 2012 NCAA championship with a 4-1 victory against Ferris State in the Frozen Four title game.
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Women's Gymnastics
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA on Monday announced the teams and individuals that have advanced to compete for the 2012 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships. The women’s gymnastics championships consist of 12 teams and 12 all-around competitors (who are not on a qualifying team) and individual event specialists. The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors from each of the six regionals have advanced to the national championships. In addition, the event winners at each regional also advance to the national championships (in their specific event) if they were not part of a qualifying team or the all-around qualifiers.
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Bowling
INDIANAPOLIS -- The eight-team field competing for the 2012 National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship was announced Wednesday by the NCAA Women’s Bowling Committee. Competition begins with qualifying rounds in which each team bowls one five-person regular team game against each of the other seven teams participating in the championship for a total of seven games. Teams will be seeded for bracket play based on their win-loss record during the qualifying rounds. Teams will then compete in best-of-seven-games Baker matches in a double elimination tournament. In the Baker format, each of the five team members, in order, bowls a complete frame until a complete 10-frame game is bowled. A Baker match tied 3½ games to 3½ games after seven games will be decided by a tiebreaker using the Modified Baker format.
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Men's Lacrosse
WATERVILLE, Maine -- Ian Deveau had three goals and three assists as Colby kept winning on Bill Alfond Field with a 9-7 victory against 19th-ranked Trinity (Conn.) on Sunday in New England Small College Athletic Conference play. The Mules, who took an 11-5 home win against 15th-ranked Wesleyan (Conn.) on Saturday, moved to 5-3 overall and 3-3 in league play. Trinity came into the game unbeaten in the league and in first place, but left at 7-3 overall and 5-1 in the conference. Colby improved to 23-3 at Bill Alfond Field during the past four years, with all three losses coming in one-goal games. The Mules are 4-0 overall at home and 3-0 in league play on their home field this season.
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Softball
INDIANAPOLIS — Southern Indiana stopped an eight-game losing streak by putting an end to the nation’s longest winning streak on Saturday afternoon. The Screaming Eagles held off a late rally to post an 8-6 win against No. 2 Indianapolis in the nightcap of a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader. USI’s victory snapped the Greyhounds’ 33-game winning streak.
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- No. 2 Alabama used a one-hit gem from pitcher Jackie Traina to defeat No. 24 LSU 6-0 on Sunday. The Crimson Tide improved to 37-2 on the year, and 14-2 in SEC play, while the Tigers dropped to 29-10 and 11-3. Traina threw a complete game to improve to 23-0 on the season. The win was also a milestone for the sophomore, who set an Alabama school record with her 25th consecutive winning decision.
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Baseball
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami (Fla.) capped its series with No. 3 North Carolina in impressive fashion on Sunday, shutting out the visiting Tar Heels for the second time this weekend in a 4-0 win at Alex Rodriguez Park. With their victory in the finale, the Hurricanes complete their fourth series sweep of the year and their most impressive to date, all at a time when they needed it most.
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ATLANTA -- Second-ranked Florida State (27-5, 14-1 ACC) led from start to finish on Sunday afternoon, defeating No. 23 Georgia Tech (19-14, 6-9 ACC) 8-4 to complete the series sweep of the Yellow Jackets inside Russ Chandler Stadium. The win also gave Hall of Fame head coach Mike Martin career-win No. 1,700 making him just the third head coach in Division I history to reach the historic milestone.
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Men's Tennis
ATLANTA -- Second-ranked Virginia remained unbeaten in ACC play as it downed No. 70 Georgia Tech 6-1 on Saturday at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. The Cavaliers (19-1, 9-0 ACC) won their 12th consecutive match, while the Yellow Jackets fell to 9-10 overall, 4-5 in the conference. The win was Virginia’s 87th consecutive victory against ACC competition, extending its conference record.
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Women's Lacrosse
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- No. 11 Ohio State withstood a late rally by No. 15 Vanderbilt to come away with a 13-11 win Sunday at the Vanderbilt Lacrosse Complex. Led by 10 points from Alayna Markwordt, the Buckeyes improved to 9-3 on the season and 1-2 in the ALC. The Commodores fell to 7-4 overall and 1-3 in the conference. Markwordt’s 10 points off five goals and four assists are a season high, one off her career best, and paced Ohio State to its second win against a ranked opponent this season and its third consecutive victory in the all-time series vs. Vanderbilt. Cara Facchina, Mary Kate Facchina and Jennifer Porretto each added two scores, while Kirsten Donahue and Katie Chase added singles to account for all the Buckeye scoring.
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Men's Outdoor Track & Field
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ricky Robertson tallied the best high jump in the world for 2012 (7 feet, 7.25 inches) to highlight the weekend for No. 14 Mississippi at the 68th Florida Relays. Robertson’s leap also eclipsed the Florida Relays and Percy Beard Track records that had stood since 1993.
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