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Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:21

High School Volleyball Results From Wednesday, 9/27/17

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Northwestern Foothills Conference:
East Burke: 3
Patton: 0

Fred T. Foard: 3
Hibriten: 0

Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:18

High School Boys Soccer Results From Wednesday, 9/27/17

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Northwestern Foothills Conference:
Fred T. Foard: 2
Hibriten: 1

Patton: 5
East Burke: 0

South Fork Conference:
Lake Norman Chater: 3
Bandys: 1

Newton-Conover: 5
Maiden: 0

Northwestern Conference:
Freedom: 3
Watauga: 1

Hickory: 2
Alexander Central: 1

South Caldwell: 2
St. Stephens: 1

Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:16

Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Downs Lees-McRae

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The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Team (5-2-1) continues to right the ship with its second straight victory, 2-1 over Lees-McRae (1-5-2), Wednesday night at the Moretz Sports – Athletic Complex.

Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore forward Hannah Van Eerden (Stokesdale, N.C.) and junior midfielder Abbie Brown (Leeds, ENGLAND) both scored first-half goals and the Bears were able to manage to pull out the victory despite a late score from the Bobcats.

Brown finished off a rebounded save at the 13:59 mark of the first half for her second goal of the year while Brown found the back of the net off a pass from sophomore defender Christina Shimshock (Asheville, N.C.) in the 35th minute.

Lees-McRae cut the lead in half when Riley Neese (Greensboro, N.C.) took advantage of the Bears' goalkeeper being out of position and behind her for the score at the 70:45 mark of the second half but Lenoir-Rhyne was able to hold on.

Lenoir-Rhyne took the one-goal margin despite holding a 28-3 advantage in shots taken while senior Alayna Morris (Westminster, Md.) earned the victory in goal after holding Lees-McRae scoreless in the first half. Alexis Feely (Wake Forest, N.C.), the Bobcats' goalkeeper, took the loss despite making eight saves.

Lenoir-Rhyne returns to South Atlantic Conference play on Saturday against Queens in Charlotte, N.C., beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 22:56

Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Soccer Draws with Lees-McRae

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Lenoir-Rhyne (4-2-1) and Lees-McRae (5-2-2) tied one-all after two overtimes in an NCAA Division II non-conference regional men’s soccer match Wednesday evening at the Moretz Sports – Athletic Complex.

Lenoir-Rhyne junior forward Ignacio de Goya (Madrid, SPAIN) opened the scoring with his team-leading four goal of the season after receiving a cross from junior forward Marc Fernandez (Barcelona, SPAIN) – who was credited with the assist – just 2:26 into the contest.

The Bobcats tied the contest in the 34th minute when Pol Vassart (Arnhem, NETHERLANDS) finished off a pass from Nathan Watt (Newcastle, ENGLAND).

The match was scoreless the rest of the way while both goalkeepers – Lees-McRae's Tyler Pavlet (Goodyear, Ariz.) and Lenoir-Rhyne senior Zach King (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) – allowed just one goal in 110 minutes of action. Pavlet stopped four shots while King tallied eight saves on the evening. Lees-McRae also held a 21-10 advantage in shots taken.

Lenoir-Rhyne jumps back into South Atlantic Conference action on Saturday night against Queens in Charlotte, N.C., beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 07:48

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 9/26/17

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South Fork Conference:
Maiden: 3
West Lincoln: 0

Northwestern Conference:
South Caldwell: 3
West Caldwell: 0

St Stephens: 3
McDowell: 1

Watauga: 3
Alexander Central: 1

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 22:27

App State Men's Soccer Falls to 19th Ranked Duke

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Appalachian State University men's soccer displayed a gritty effort in a 1-0 setback to No. 19 Duke on Tuesday evening at Koskinen Stadium.

Appalachian (3-5-1) held its second ranked ACC opponent ( No. 4 Wake Forest - 9/12) in Duke (7-1-1) to a scoreless first half despite the Blue Devils firing away on 10 shots and three shots on goal in the stanza. The Mountaineer defense bent but didn't break for the first 57 minutes until Brian White gave the hosts their only goal of the game to take the lead, 1-0. The one goal scored by Duke ties a season low at home this season.

"Another game where we didn't get what we wanted, but we there were many positives that we will take from the game and build on," head coach Jason O'Keefe said following the match. "Duke is a well-coached team that is enjoying a great season. We will recover, get back to work tomorrow and prepare for another well-coached squad in High Point, who is coming off their best performance of the season against UNC Asheville."

With less than a minute left in the contest, App had possession on offense including a corner kick with 14 seconds left in the match, but the offense wouldn't get a shot off. John Walrath registered the team's only shot on goal in the opening stanza, while the Black and Gold tallied three shots on the evening.

Jake Chasteen was active all night, as he came away with four saves on Duke's 19 shots. Aside from allowing three scores to then-No. 4 WF, the defense has allowed one or zero goals in six of the past seven matches and six of nine matches overall.

App State will return to action and aim to get into the winning column when it hosts in-state foe High Point on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Ted Mackorell.

Led by individual tournament champion Tripp Summerlin, the App State men's golf team secured an early-season tournament victory at the Patriot Intercollegiate, which wrapped up its third and final round Tuesday afternoon.

App State finished first out of 16 teams, including host George Mason University, by carding a three-round 873 (292, 291, 290) over the two-day event. After the first round, the Mountaineers found themselves in third place and climbed into a tie for second following Monday's second round. First-year head coach Bo Redman's squad lowered its total to 290 for Tuesday's final round, finishing 9-over-par as a team and ahead of Florida Gulf Coast, Delaware, Georgetown and the rest of the field.

This marks the Mountaineers' first team tournament victory since claiming first at the Cleveland State Invitational on Sept. 29, 2014.

It was a sensational two days for Summerlin who spurred his team to victory. Summerlin claimed the top individual medal by finished 7-under with a three-round score of 209 (67-72-70). He finished atop the leaderboard out of a field of 95 golfers.

Summerlin collected a tourney-high 14 birdies, including five during his first-round 67 in which he also eagled the par-4 second hole. He won the tourney Tuesday by carding a 2-under 70 that included four birdies and just two boagies.

Alex Burris finished 17th overall with a 4-over 220 (79-70-71), followed by teammates Chance Watson (T-28th, 77-76-71), Logan McNeely (T-33rd, 69-78-78) and Jack Brea (T-60th, 80-73-79).

App State continues its fall season with a trip to Cleveland, Ohio, next week for the Oct. 1-3 Cleveland State Invitational.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 07:33

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 9/25/17

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Northwestern Foothills Conference:
Draughn: 3
Patton: 0

Fred T. Foard: 3
Bunker Hill: 0

West Iredell: 3
East Burke: 0

Non-conference:
South Caldwell: 3
Hibriten: 0

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 07:32

High School Boys Soccer Results From Monday, 9/25/17

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Northwestern Foothills Conference:
Fred T. Foard: 3
Bunker Hill: 1

Patton: 8
Draughn: 1

West Iredell: 3
East Burke: 1

South Fork Conference:
East Lincoln: 5
Maiden: 2

Newton-Conover: 5
North Lincoln: 2

Northwestern Conference:
Hickory: 2
South Caldwell: 0

St. Stephens: 5
Alexander Central: 1

West Caldwell: 3
Freedom: 1

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Rachel Fischer has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Women’s Soccer Player Of The Week, league officials announced.

Fischer, a freshman defender from Clifton, Va., scored a goal in each of the Bears’ road contests last Wednesday and Saturday, respectively, against Carson-Newman and Lincoln Memorial.

Fisher forced a two-all tie with the ninth-ranked Eagles with a goal on a header off a corner kick with just 3:24 remaining in the second half. Fischer then scored the lone goal of the match in the 1-0 victory over the Railsplitters.

Lenoir-Rhyne (4-2-1, 1-1-1) next hosts Lees-McRae (1-4-2) on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., at the Moretz Sports – Athletic Complex.

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