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SU Update, Nats Break Losing Skid, Caps-Flyers Tonight
On the Shenandoah University sports scene, Field Hockey hosts Bridgewater tonight in a quarterfinal matchup of the ODAC Tournament. The 6-3 Hornets are the 4-seed, while the Eagles are the 5-seed. Game time is 7pm on the Sprint Field of Shentel Stadium.
The Washington Nationals activated several key players last night, and broke a 5-game losing skid in a 5-2 win over St. Louis. Newcomers Kyle Schwarber and Josh Bell returned to the Nats’ lineup and combined for 3 hits, while Juan Soto went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Eric Fedde pitched 4 and two-thirds innings for the Nationals before giving way to a solid bullpen. The Nats and Cardinals play again tonight, starting at 7:15 on Sports Radio 1450.
And, the Capitals host the Philadelphia Flyers tonight. the Caps are deadlocked with the New York Islanders atop the NHL’s Eastern Division at 27-11-4. The Flyers are 14 points behind at 19-16-6. Air time is 6:45 on The River 95-3.
Hornet Scoreboard, Caps Back On The Ice Tonight, Snyder Wants Buyout
On the Shenandoah University scoreboard from yesterday, Mary Washington outscored Women’s Lacrosse 14-8. Junior Alyson Bittinger had four goals for the 1-4 Hornets.
On today’s SU schedule, Women’s Soccer hosts W&L at 7.
Shenandoah University Football heads to Bridgewater tomorrow night for the Spring regular season finale. The Hornets will try to avenge a 27-21 loss to the Eagles in February. Kickoff is at 7 from Jopson Field.
The Washington Capitals return to the ice tonight when they host the New Jersey Devils. The Caps are currently in second place, 2 points behind the New York islanders in the NHL’s Eastern Division. Air time tonight is 6:45 on The River 95-3.
And, Dan Snyder is set to buy out the minority owners of the Washington Football Team to become the sole owner. Snyder, who bought the team in 1999, had his application for a debt waiver of $450 million approved by the NFL’s finance committee, according to the league. All that remains now is approval of three-quarters of the NFL’s 32 team owners.
Caps Lose In OT, Hornet Hoop Tonight, Area HS Results
In area boy’s basketball last night, Warren County nipped Woodstock Central 44-42, while Handley stopped Liberty 58-43. In girl’s action, Warren county defeated Woodstock Central 57-50, and Page routed Rappahannock 70-37.
Sidney Crosby’s overtime goal was the difference in a 5-4 Pittsburgh Penguins’ win over the Washington Capitals last night. The Caps took a 3-1 lead thanks to 2 Tom Wilson goals, but saw the Pens rally, and then win in the extra period. The 2-0-2 Capitals play their home-opener Friday night against Buffalo, with a 6:45 air time on The River 95-3. Here’s John Walton with the call of Wilson’s second goal, and Crosby’s game-winner on the Capitals Radio Network:
And, the Shenandoah Hornets begin a limited winter schedule of men’s basketball tonight when they host Mary Baldwin at the Wilkins Center. No fans will be permitted in person, but you can hear the call starting at 4:40 with Mike O’dell and Dick Helm on The River 95-3. Tip off is at 5.
Cavaliers Roll Past Irish, Caps Open Against Sabres, 3 NBA Games PPD
In college hoop, number 18 Virginia stormed to a 12-point halftime lead and cruised to an 80-68 win over Notre Dame yesterday. Forward Jay Huff led 5 UVA scorers with 18 points as the Cavaliers improved to 9-2 on the season.
Meanwhile, WVU has paused basketball activities due to a COVID-19 outbreak among the program. The Mountaineers’ games with TCU on Saturday and Oklahoma State on Tuesday have been postponed, with no makeup dates announced.
The NHL season opened last night with 4 games. The Washington Capitals open their 2021 campaign tonight against the Buffalo Sabres with a new head coach, Peter Laviolette. The Caps are the 5-time defending Metro Division champs, but were ousted in the first round of the playoffs last year by the New York Islanders. Face off tonight is at 7, on The River 95-3 and CBS Sports Radio 1450.
And 3 NBA games were postponed last night due to coronavirus issues, including the Washington Wizards’ game with Utah. That brings the total number of games postponed across the league this week to eight.
Hokies Take Down Duke, Cavs Host Irish Tonight, NHL Season Gets Underway
Virginia Tech rolled to a 46-34 halftime lead on the way to a 74-67 ACC win over Duke last night. Jeremy Roach had 22 for the number-20 Hokies, while Matthew Hurt added 20 points and pulled down 20 rebounds. With the win, Tech improves to 10-2 overall, and 4-1 in the league.
On the hardwoods today, 18th-ranked Virginia hosts Notre Dame at 4:30.
The NHL season gets underway today, and with the pandemic still raging, the league announced that 27 players have tested positive, 17 of them on the Dallas Stars. Each team will play a reduced 56-game schedule, with the NHL realigning teams to have an all-Canadian division to avoid border-crossing problems. The Washington Capitals open play tomorrow night at 7 against the Buffalo Sabres on The River 95-3 and CBS Sports Radio 1450.
And, the chairman of Augusta National said yesterday that there will be a limited number of spectators allowed for the Masters, as long as it can be done safely amid the pandemic. The Masters, which was postponed until the Fall last year, is scheduled for April.