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Appalachian State University women’s cross country gathered 219 team points to take tenth at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational in Earlysville, Va. on Friday morning. Senior Tristin Van Ord (Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill) was the Mountaineer’s top finisher.


No. 19 BYU grabbed the team title scoring 47 team points. The second-place team was SMU with 89 points and the No. 16 Syracuse Orange rounded out the top three squads collecting 98 group points.


Regan Rome of William & Mary stole the individual title crossing the finish line in 17:01.10 in the 5K race. Sprinting behind her was Annie Bothma of Coastal Carolina (17:04.50) and Hannah Miller of SMU (17:10.30).


Puncturing a spot inside the top 20 was Van Ord who darted across the tape in 17:46.20 for 19th. At the 2K split, Van Ord stayed neck-and-neck with the leading pack positioning herself in tenth but dropped back nine spots at the end of the race.


The Mountaineer’s second finisher was Torre Moser (Cary, N.C./Apex) who cruised through the finish line with a time of 18:30.10 to land inside the top 50. Nine seconds later, Emily Fedders (Beckley, W.V./Woodrow Wilson) finished the 5K course with a personal-best of 18:39.00 and grabbed 55th-place out of 126 runners.

Other scorers for App State were Kerry Leonard (Wilmington, N.C./Laney) in 57th, who broke her PR for the third time this season (18:42.10), and Phylissa Greeley (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic) in 60th (18:44.60).

The Black and Gold will drive down to Spartanburg, S.C. for the USC Upstate Open for an early morning 5K race on Saturday, Oc.t 1. The women will begin at 9 a.m.

North Piedmont Conference:
South Iredell: 3
Alexander Central: 1

 

Southern District 7:
East Lincoln: 3
Bandys: 0

 

Maiden: 3
Bunker Hill: 0

 

Newton-Conover: 3
West Caldwell: 0

 

Non-conference:
Draughn: 3
Patton: 0

North Piedmont Conference:
South Iredell: 5
Alexander Central: 0

 

South Mountain Athletic Conference:
Crest: 4
Draughn: 1

For the second time this season, Appalachian State University’s Tristin Van Ord (Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill) was named Sun Belt Conference Runner of the Week by the league’s coaches on Thursday. This honor comes after Van Ord’s first-place finish at the Mountains to Sea Duals meet held in Boone.


Van Ord ran a time of 17:55.78 to win the 5,000-meter title on Friday, Sept. 16. The Chapel Hill-native finished 27 seconds faster than second-place finisher Torre Moser (Cary, N.C./Apex). The senior’s performance aided in the Mountaineers taking all three dual meet titles outscoring Miami, UNCW and Western Carolina.


Van Ord’s first recognition came in the first week of cross country competition, after taking third place out of 97 runners at the Covered Bridge Open on Friday, Sept. 2. Van Ord stayed neck-and-neck with two of the top runners in the region and crossed the 5K finish line in 18:15.92.


This is Van Ord’s second consecutive year earning two Runner of the Week honors in a cross country season. Last year she received this accolade on Sept. 9, after a seventh-place finish at the Covered Bridge Open, and on Sept. 23, following a first-place finish at the 32nd annual Winthrop/ADIDAS Cross Country Invitational. Her second recognition was shared with Gabriela Alfonzo from UT Arlington.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 23:38

High School Volleyball Results From Wednesday, 9/21/16

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Northwestern Conference:
Fred T. Foard: 3
St. Stephens: 0

 

Hickory: 3
Hibriten: 0

 

Watauga: 3
South Caldwell: 0

 

South Mountain Athletic Conference:
Draughn: 3
R-S Central: 2

 

East Burke: 3
East Rutherford: 1

 

Southern District 7:
West Lincoln: 3
West Caldwell: 1

 

Non-conference:
Maiden: 3
North Gaston: 0

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 23:37

High School Boys Soccer Results From Wednesday, 9/21/16

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Northwestern Conference:
Hickory: 2
Hibriten: 1

 

Patton: 5
Freedom: 1

 

St. Stephens: 1
Fred T. Foard: 0

 

Watauga: 3
South Caldwell: 0

 

South Mountain Athletic Conference:
East Rutherford: 5
East Burke: 2

Southern District 7:
Bunker Hill: 5
Maiden: 0

 

East Lincoln: 3
Bandys: 1

 

Newton-Conover: 6
West Caldwell: 1

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 23:25

L-R Men's Soccer Blanks Catawba at Home

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The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Team (4-2-1, 1-1) picked up its first South Atlantic Conference win of the season with a 3-0 shutout victory over Catawba (2-3, 1-2) Wednesday evening at the Moretz Sports – Athletic Complex.

 

Three players – senior defender DeJean Charlton (Lehigh Acres, Fla.), sophomore midfielder Emil Tansinda (Sale, ENGLAND) and junior forward Ismael Noumansana (Reims, FRANCE) – scored for the Bears in the victory.

 

All three goals came in the second half while both Charlton and Noumansana scored on free kicks from sophomore forward Marc Fernandez (Barcelona, SPAIN), who was credited with the assist on both plays.

 

The goal was Noumansana’s team-leading sixth of the year. Tansinda’s goal, the second for the Bears on the match, was assisted by Charlton at the 70:15 mark of the contest.

 

Both teams totaled 14 shots on the night while junior goalkeeper Zach King (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) earned the save after making six stops. King now has three shutouts on the season. Catawba’s Joe Gonzalez (Marion, N.Y.) made five saves but suffered the loss.

 

In the next round of South Atlantic Conference matches, Lenoir-Rhyne travels to Harrogate, Tenn., to take on Lincoln Memorial Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

The Catawba Women’s Soccer Team (3-1-1, 3-0) remained unbeaten in South Atlantic Conference play after scoring late to defeat Lenoir-Rhyne (3-2-2, 0-1-1), 3-2, Wednesday afternoon at the Moretz Sports – Athletic Complex.

 

The Indians’ Shelby Vasich (Chatsworth, Calif.) scored the match-winner with just over four minutes remaining as Catawba held off Lenoir-Rhyne for the victory. The goal was Vasich's fourth of the season.

 

Lenoir-Rhyne, trailing by a 2-0 score late in the contest, tied the match with goals by freshman forward Hannah Van Eerden (Stokesdale, N.C.) on a header and senior forward Miranda Simon (Burlington, N.C.) in the 78th and 83rd minutes of play, respectively.

 

Lenoir-Rhyne lost despite holding a 19-9 advantage in shots taken.

 

Catawba’s Erin Feldman (Charlotte, N.C.) opened the scoring at the 8:19 mark of the first half from about 20 yards out from the left side while Bailey Howell (Mooresville, N.C.) registered the Indians’ second goal and her team-leading fifth score of the year before the Bears rallied to tie the contest.

 

In goal, Catawba’s Shannon Hardy (Raleigh, N.C.) notched seven saves on the contest for the victory while senior goalkeeper Andrea Leano (San Diego, Calif.) suffered the loss for the Bears. Leano was credited with two saves.

 

Lenoir-Rhyne hits the road to take on Lincoln Memorial in a South Atlantic Conference match Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m., in Harrogate, Tenn.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:29

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 9/20/16

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North Piedmont Conference:
West Iredell: 3
Alexander Central: 1

 

Southern District 7:
Bunker Hill: 3
Lincolnton: 0

 

Maiden: 3
Bandys: 0

 

Newton-Conover: 3
East Lincoln: 0

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:29

High School Boys Soccer Results From Tuesday, 9/20/16

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North Piedmont Conference:
Lake Norman: 3
Alexander Central: 2

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