Sports Briefs, March 14, 2017
Junior College Baseball
Chipola No. 1 in latest rankings
Chipola College (Florida) received all 10 first-place votes to remain the No. 1 team in NJCAA baseball this week.
The Indians (23-4) have won six straight games and 16 of their past 17, receiving 200 points in voting.
A pair of Tennessee teams, Dyersburg State and Walters State, traded places, with Dyersburg moving into the No. 2 spot at 21-2. Walters State is 25-4. Odessa College (Texas) is No. 4 at 18-2 and McLennan College (Texas) fifth at 17-5. Chattahoochee Valley (Alabama) is 18-5 and ranked sixth, followed by Gulf Coast State (Florida), Wallace State (Alabama), Crowder College (Missouri) and Polk State College (Floria).
Defending national champion Yavapai College (Arizona) is 14-12 and has fallen out of the rankings.
Mavs’ Cook scores 100th career goal in loss to No. 2 Lindenwood
Jessica Cook, a junior midfielder for the Colorado Mesa women’s lacrosse team, scored the 100th goal of her career Tuesday, but it wasn’t enough against the No. 2 team in the nation.
Cook and the Mavericks lost 19-7 to Lindenwood University (Missouri) at Walker Field. She finished with three goals and had two assists, with Lindi Peters scoring a pair of goals and Mary Koch and Paige Elliott one each for the Mavericks (3-2, 1-1 RMAC).
The Lions (4-0, 1-0) went on scoring runs in both halves, a 8-2 flurry at the end of the first half and then scored seven of the final eight goals of the game.