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Sports: Monday, March 22, 2021

SU Scoreboard, Bracket-Busting Weekend In The NCAA Tourney, VT And WVU Women Advance

On the Shenandoah University Athletics scoreboard yesterday, Lynchburg took down Women’s Soccer 5-1, Men’s Soccer played Randolph to a 1-1 draw, Women’s Golf had a runner-up finish at the Max & Susan Stith Invitational in Richmond, while Men’s Golf finished 25th in the Jekyll Island Invitational.

On Friday, football went toe-to-toe with undefeated Randolph-Macon before falling 52-38 at Shentel Stadium. Next up for the Hornets, a 7pm Friday kickoff at Bridgewater.

No SU athletic events are scheduled for today.

Eight teams advanced to the Sweet Sixteen yesterday in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, and there were plenty of upsets. Number-one seed Illinois was eliminated by Loyola-Chicago 71-58. 3-seed WVU was taken down by 11-seed Syracuse 75-72. Oral Roberts, a 15-seed, defeated 7-seed Florida 81-78, and 12-seed Oregon State sent 4-seed Oklahoma State packing with an 80-70 win. Over the weekend, UVA was upset by Ohio. 8 games are on tap today.

In the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, Virginia Tech advanced to the second round with a 70-63 win over Marquette, while the WVU Women routed Lehigh 77-53.

In other sports, Ryan Blaney won the NASCAR Cup event in Atlanta, while Australian Matt Jones won the PGA Tour Honda Classic.

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