Warriors boosting high-ranked CNU squads

Published 9:39 pm Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Christopher Newport senior Katelyn Yandle (Nansemond River) scored both Lady Captain goals for a 2-0 CNU field hockey win over visiting Bridgewater Sunday.

Yandle, who’s listed as a defender on the CNU roster yet leads the team with 14 goals this season, scored less than a minute before halftime and 10 minutes into the second half.

Yandle also scored a goal Saturday as CNU won 3-2 in double overtime at Eastern Mennonite.

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Sophomore midfielder Breanne Lowe (Nansemond River) played as a reserve in both victories and has played in 14 matches this season.

Nineteen Lady Captains come from Southside or Peninsula schools.

The Lady Captains (14-2) are ranked No. 8 in NCAA Div. 3. They face No. 16 Rowan (N.J.) on neutral turf, about midway between the schools, in Alexandria on Saturday.

CNU’s men’s soccer team, ranked No. 4 nationally, tallied two victories last week to move to a 15-1-1 record.

Junior back Trevor Moyer (Nansemond River) started in CNU’s 4-1 win over St. Mary’s (Md.) Saturday in Newport News. The Captains outshot St. Mary’s 29-6.

CNU has two matches left in its regular season.

Apprentice School freshman Ben Hunter (Lakeland) was the top Builder golfer at the O’Briant-Jensen Memorial Monday and Tuesday in Greensboro, N.C. Hunter shot rounds of 77 and 78 to finish 26th individually.

The hosts, Guilford, won the team title. Guilford’s ranked No. 7 in NCAA Div. 3. The tournament included No. 1 Greensboro and No. 3 Methodist.

Hunter won two events this fall, including being the champion by seven strokes at the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) Nationals earlier this month in State College, Pa.