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Wednesday, 02 October 2019 11:16

Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Ranked 11th

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The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Team jumped five placed to No. 11 in the NCAA Division II national poll. The Bears are a program-best 8-0 after defeating No. 20 North Georgia (2-0) and Queens (4-1) last week.

The Bears entered the top 25 last week as the No. 16 team in the nation. LR was also announced as the No. 2 team in the Southeast region for the second week in a row.

LR has a challenging week ahead, traveling to 2017 NCAA Division II National Runner Up Carson-Newman Wednesday night and a Lincoln Memorial team that ranked inside the top 10 earlier this season on the road Saturday.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Golf team finished in first place at the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate Tournament. The Bears shot a 603 (+27) beat out seven other teams.

Playing in a field that consisted of four other South Atlantic Conference programs, the Bears beat the next closest SAC opponent Tusculum by 19 strokes.

Beatriz Espelosin led the Bears, finishing in 1st place while shooting 74-73--147 (+3). Espelosin birdied six holes on the tournament for her first career individual championship.

Megan Robb, Ainee O'Connor, and Katie Sibley were all right behind her finishing in the top 10. Robb and O'Connor improved in the second round with scores of 73 and 75 respectively.

The Bears captured their third Top Five finish of the year and second tournament win.

"The end result was great, we love to have team wins," said Gealy after the tournament. "It's what we play for each and every week. The main thing from this day is that we played for each other. We never know what the outcome is going to be, all we can do is control ourselves. The last nine holes went our way and we came out with a two-shot win."

The Bears will be back in action Oct 7th at the Patsy Rendleman Invitational.

LR Top 5
Beatriz Espelosin - 74-73--147 (+3) T-1st place
Megan Robb - 76-73--149 (+5) T-3rd place
Ainee O'Connor - 76-75--151 (+7) 6th place
Katie Sibley - 76-80--156 (+12) T-10th place
Patricia Asensio - 82-80--162 (+18) T-22nd place

The Lenoir-Rhyne men's golf team finished in 11th place at the University of North Georgia Fall Invitational. The Bears shot a 298 over the first 18 holes but bounced back to fire a 283 - their best round of the season - on Monday's final 18. The Bears then closed the final round strong finishing with a 284. The Bears combined score of 865 (+1) helped advance the Bears three places since round one. The 283 in the second round is the Bears best round since carding a 281 in the third round of the Donald Ross Intercollegaite on October 15, 2018.

Carson-Newman landed a first-place finish, leading the tournament with a score of 837.

Liam Waldron led the Bears, finishing tied for 10th shooting a 76-70-65--211 (-5). Waldon's score of 65 was the best final score anyone for LR. Tyler Hashimi contributed right behind Waldron, finishing tied for 23rd shooting a 70-72-72--214 (-2). Jack Alward also greatly improved shooting the second best final round score for LR with a 68. Alward finished T-38th with a 77-73-68--218 (+2).

LR returns to action Oct. 7th for the SAC Preview.

LR Top 5
Liam Waldron - 211 T-10th place
Tyler Hashimi- 214 T-23rd place
Jack Alward - 218 T-38th place
Dawson Walker- 224 T-58th place
Georg Hartmann - 228 T-65th place

Tuesday, 01 October 2019 22:59

App State Men's Soccer Draws With ETSU

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The Appalachian State men's soccer team competed in its first overtime match this season, playing to a 1-1 draw with East Tennessee State Tuesday night. The Mountaineers move to 6-2-1, 5-1-1 at home. ETSU is now 3-3-2.

The Mountaineers were able to take the lead late in the first half, but a Buccaneer goal with five seconds to play in regulation sent the match into overtime.

Senior Austin Hill was the goal scorer for App State, streaking down the right side and sliding the ball past ETSU's goalkeeper, Josh Perryman, for his first goal of the season. Despite the Mountaineers taking a 1-0 lead into the half, App State and ETSU were even in shots at six apiece.

The Buccaneers saw more opportunities in the second half, taking 11 shots compared to eight by the Apps. With five seconds to go, ETSU took advantage of an App State foul outside of the box. Gilbert Miller was able to find the back of the net off a rebound.

During the first overtime, ETSU saw the majority of the scoring chances, taking four shots. App State held the advantage in the second period, taking two compared to one by ETSU.

Redshirt freshman Jacob Madden came up with five saves for the Mountaineers, with his backline adding three team saves. Perryman also made five saves during the 110 minutes of play.

Mason Robicheaux ended the game with four shots for App State, two of which were on goal. Kieran Richards was the shot leader for ETSU with five total, two on goal.

The Mountaineers now hit the road for a Sunday matchup at Central Arkansas. This will be the first meeting between the two teams as Sun Belt opponents.

South Fork Athletic 2A Conference:
Bandys: 3
Newton-Conover: 2

Maiden: 3
West Lincoln: 0

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference:
Alexander Central: 1
St. Stephens: 0

Tuesday, 01 October 2019 22:52

Third Ranked CVCC Volleyball Sweeps Wake Tech

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The third-ranked Catawba Valley Community College volleyball program remained unbeaten in conference play with a 3-0 victory against Wake Tech on the road Tuesday afternoon.

Set scores were 25-22, 25-8 and 25-13.

The Red Hawks, who improve to 15-2 overall and 7-0 in Region 10, extend their winning streak to 133-straight conference wins.

Middle hitter Emma Clark powered Catawba Valley in its 10th straight win with 16 kills and five blocks, while fellow middle hitter Sage Harrington added seven kills and two blocks.

CVCC setters Macy Pope (15) and Amber Barker (14) combined for 29 assists to help facilitate the Red Hawk offensive attack.

Defensively, Red Hawk libero Bre Myers tallied a team-high 11 digs.

The CVCC volleyball team returns to action on Friday and Saturday for its fifth annual Valley Invitational.

During the event, the Red Hawks will play defending Division III national champion Owens (Ohio), DI opponents Wallace State (Ala.) and Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) and traditional Division II rival Pasco-Hernando (Fla.).

Appalachian State men's golf finished second at the Wildcat Fall Invitational on Tuesday with a relentless, 2-under-par team effort.

The Mountaineers continued their improvement by posting of a cumulative team score of 850 (283-279-288), which was 14 strokes less than their first tournament action this fall at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate.Three App State golfers finished in the top 10 on the individual leaderboard.

Rhode Island finished just five strokes ahead of App State, which finished four shots ahead of third-place and ACC foe, Boston College.

Jake Lane's 5-under-par tournament performance was good enough for a top-three finish, which placed him only two strokes back of second place. Lane's 208 tournament total (68-69-71) ties the second-lowest 54-hole tournament score in school history.

Timothius Tirto Tamardi's second-round surge for a 6-under 65 marks his lowest collegiate tournament round. It also tied the school record for the lowest 18-hole tournament round. He now accompanies Casey Johnson, Josh Nichols, Casey Komline and Alex Burris in the App State men's golf record book with the same feat.

During the second round, Tamardi was 5-under through his first eight holes thanks to opening with three straight birdies. The round helped propel him to the third top-10 finish of his career, placing him ninth after shooting an even-par 213 (75-65-73).

Lukas Jönnson's opening-round 69 marked his lowest collegiate tournament round as well. Jönnson finished 10th at a 2-over-par 215 (69-74-72).

Nicholas Gunnell (72-72-75) and Dylan Lukes (74-73-72) both finished tied for 17th at a 6-over-par 219.

As an individual, Noah Schneider carded a tournament total of 223 (10-over) en route to a top-30 finish.

The Mountaineers led the tournament in birdies with 53, 12 more than what they recorded in the Sam Hall Intercollegiate. App State also recorded the lowest tournament stroke averages on the par 3s (3.07) and the par 5s (4.87).

The Mountaineers will compete next in the Phoenix Invitational hosted by Elon University. The opening round of the two-day invitational is set to begin on Oct. 14.


Final Team Tournament Results:

Rhode Island -7 (279-280-286 / 845)

Appalachian State -2 (283-279-288 / 850)

Boston College +2 (291-281-282 / 854)

Georgetown +4 (291-281-284 / 856)

Villanova +22 (288-289-297 / 874)

Delaware +26 (300-292-286 / 878)

St. John's +53 (308-304-293 / 905)

Junior Brady Gunter was named Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. This marks the defender's first career Sun Belt Player of the Week honor, and the Mountaineers' third defensive honor this season.

"We are very excited for Brady to be recognized for his efforts and production," head coach Jason O'Keefe said. "He has done so many great things for us over the last two and a half years and has not gotten much credit outside our locker room. I am sure he will continue to grow with this recognition."

Gunter made an impact in App State's 1-0 win over UNC Asheville last Wednesday, playing all 90 minutes in the Mountaineers' fourth shutout of the season. The Kernersville, N.C. native has started every game in the backline for the Black & Gold this season and played all but 16 minutes over eight games.

The Appalachian State defense currently leads the Sun Belt in goals allowed (6) and goals against average (.75). The Apps' four shutouts also lead the conference, doubling the next best team. Coastal Carolina and Georgia State have each recorded two shutouts.

App State was recently ranked 6th in the Southeast region by United Soccer Coaches, ahead of Sun Belt opponents Georgia State (7th) Central Arkansas (10th). The 6-2-0 Mountaineers are back in action tonight, hosting East Tennessee State at 7 p.m.

Monday, 30 September 2019 22:56

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 9/30/19

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Northwestern 3A/4A Conference:
Hickory: 3
South Caldwell: 0

St. Stephens: 3
Alexander Central: 0

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference:
Fred T. Foard: 3
Bunker Hill: 0

West Iredell: 3
East Burke: 2

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