The No. 9-ranked College of Charleston coed sailing team finished second, nine points shy of winner No. 3 Georgetown at the Navy Fall Intersectional regatta hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy on Saturday and Sunday in Annapolis, Md.
The Hoyas won the four-division, 20-team regatta with 545 total points, followed by Charleston (554), St. Mary’s College of Maryland (604), Harvard (605) and Stanford (609).
Skipper Jake Reynolds and junior All-American crew Ali Blumenthal combined for a third-place finish in A-Division with seven top 5 finishes in 20 races sailed.
Reed Baldridge won the laser D-Division by a 15-point margin of victory (96 points) over second-place Marek Zaleski of Harvard (111).
In women’s fall competition, CofC sailed in 12 races in both divisions at the Yale Women’s Intersectional regatta on Saturday on the Long Island Sound. The No. 6-ranked women placed sixth overall with 199 points behind host Yale (89), Boston College (146), Eckerd College (165), Stanford (173) and Dartmouth (177).
College of Charleston remained perfect in CAA play with a 25-23, 19-25, 26-24, 25-22 win over James Madison at TD Arena.
Charleston (17-4, 7-0) only hit. 175 for the match, but the Cougars were able to make several big plays late in sets to defeat James Madison (8-12, 3-4).
Darcy Dorton had 13 kills, while Emily Neideffer and Cara Howley added 12 each. Melissa Morello made 10 kills and 14 digs.
In Chattanooga, Tenn., Ruth Leiva and Nicole Levermann scored first half goals to stake The Citadel to a 2-0 lead, and the Bulldogs went on to a 3-1 victory over Chattanooga to complete a Southern Conference weekend women’s soccer sweep.
The Citadel (5-8-2, 3-5 SoCon) added to its 3-2 win over then-first place Samford on Friday to move into contention for a berth in the SoCon playoffs.
The win was the fourth in the past five seasons for The Citadel over Chattanooga (5-10, 0-7).
In Harrisonburg, Va., College of Charleston suffered a 3-0 loss to James Madison in Colonial Athletic Association competition at University Park.
CofC (2-12, 0-6 CAA) went into halftime with a scoreless tie, but the Dukes scored three times to pull away in the second half.
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