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Friday, 05 October 2018 22:50

High School Football Results From Friday, 10/5/18

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Northwestern 3A/4A Conference:
Watauga: 43
Hickory: 23

Freedom: 38
Alexander Central: 6

McDowell: 48
South Caldwell: 28

St. Stephens: 55
West Caldwell: 0

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference:
Bunker Hill: 37
Draughn: 20

Hibriten: 53
Fred T. Foard: 14

Patton: 29
East Burke: 7

South Fork Athletic 2A Conference:
Bandys: 27
Lincolnton: 7

Maiden: 33
Lake Norman Charter: 14

West Lincoln: 35
Newton-Conover: 14

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Cross Country Team is ranked 10th in the Southeast Regional Poll for the second consecutive week this season.

So far this season, the ladies placed first in the USC-Upstate Invitational back on Aug. 31 in Spartanburg, S.C., second overall finish in their own invitational in Newton on Sept. 13 and 12th at the Queens Invitational. After the women finished 12th in the Queens Invitational, Domtila Kiplagat was named South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week after posting a top SAC time of 18:06 and 18th-place finish.

Other South Atlantic Conference teams to find themselves in the regional rankings are Queens (number one overall), Anderson, and Wingate.

Up next for the women's team will be the Queens Royal Challenge in Charlotte, N.C. on Friday, Oct. 12.

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference:
Hickory: 3
McDowell: 0

Alexander Central: 3
West Caldwell: 0

St. Stephens: 3
Freedom: 1

Watauga: 3
South Caldwell: 0

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference:
East Burke: 3
Hibriten: 0

Fred T. Foard: 3
Draughn: 0

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference:
Hickory: 7
McDowell: 0

Freedom: 3
St. Stephens: 0

Watauga: 3
South Caldwell: 1

West Caldwell: 4
Alexander Central: 2

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference:
Fred T. Foard: 6
Draughn: 1

Hibriten: 5
East Burke: 1

West Iredell: 6
Bunker Hill: 2

South Fork Athletic 2A Conference:
Bandys: 6
Maiden: 3

Newton-Conover: 1
Lincolnton: 0

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 23:38

Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Dominates Coker

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The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Team continues their road dominance and took down the Coker Cobras in convincing fashion, 3-0, on Wednesday afternoon. The road warriors have amassed an impressive 5-0-1 record away from the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex so far this season.

Lenoir-Rhyne dominated from start to finish in this one with senior Abbie Brown striking in the fourth minute for the early lead off an assist from junior Aqsa Mushtaq. Later in the first half, sophomore Stephanie Figueiredo came off the bench to put in her second goal of the season to make it 2-0 before the break. The Bears did not take their feet off the gas as junior Judith Verdaguer scored to secure the victory and make the score 3-0 in the 73rd minute.

LR made it difficult on the Cobra's defense all afternoon, getting off 26 shots (10 on goal), while the Bears kept Coker out of their territory the majority of the game and limited the home team to just five shots (two on goal) all contest.

Senior standout, Loren Sterling continues to improve as her record to 7-2-1, while she added two saves in the contest.

The Bears are on a five-game winning streak and are undefeated on the road so far this year.

With the win, the Bears find themselves on top of the South Atlantic Conference standings with 15 points, three more than second place Carson-Newman. However, the Eagles own the tie-breaker with Lenoir-Rhyne thanks to a 1-0 victory on September 12.

The previous three matches on the road against the Cobras, the Bears have tallied a 15-1 scoring margin against Coker.

LR returns home for a date with royalty when Queens comes to Hickory for a 5:00 p.m. match on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 23:29

Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Soccer Wins Third Straight

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The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Soccer Team coasted past the Coker Cobras on Wednesday night, 4-1. This was the third-straight road victory for the Bears over the Cobras, and the last time Coker defeated the Bears was in 2014.

Sophomore Victor Cascon (1), senior Ignacio de Goya (2), and senior Josh Silent (1) each contributed goals in the Bears' victory.

Lenoir-Rhyne outshot the Cobras, 21-8 (9-3 on goal), led in corner kick chances (5-4), both teams were limited in fouls (7-6) in favor of the Cobras and Coker recorded more saves than LR, 5-2. Arturo Gomez contributed two assists in tonight's game, making it three on the season for the senior from Madrid,Spain.

Junior Alex Langer continues to reflect his record with the team's at 5-3-1. He managed to grab two saves in the process.

Silent and de Goya both scored their first goals of the 2018 campaign tonight. De Goya scored 12 goals all of last season.

The Bears have at least a share of the South Atlantic Conference lead with tonight's victory.

Cascon's goal was the sixth for him this season, and makes it his 10th of his career in the Cardinal and Black.

LR returns home to host Queens for a match on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 22:14

CVCC Volleyball Wins Ninth Straight

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On a night when sophomore libero Emily Williams reached a career milestone, the Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team stretched its win streak to nine-straight matches with a 3-0 victory against Guilford Tech at the Tarlton Complex.

Set scores were 25-14, 25-18 and 25-13.

The Red Hawks also extend their win streak to 119-straight matches in Region X play.

Williams was honored during the first set of Tuesday's conference match for not only becoming the fourth Red Hawk volleyball player to surpass 1,000 career digs, but also for moving up to second all-time on the career digs list.

"Since I never got to reach that goal in high school, it was really special that I got to celebrate it here in college," Williams said. "It meant a lot. I'm honored really. A lot of great people have passed through this program. Knowing that I'm towards the top is an awesome feeling."

Williams tallied 13 digs in Tuesday's match — moving her career total to 1,028 digs. She trails only former CVCC standout Katelyn Houser in career digs (1,703).

"Emily has worked really hard," said CVCC head volleyball coach Shannon Hudson. "She is such a competitor. We are really proud of her."

Emma Clark led CVCC offensively in Tuesday's victory with eight kills, while Sage Harrington, Rachel Delcamp, Chesney Millsaps and Na-Diea Atkins added three kills apiece. Macy Pope assisted on a team-high 11 kills and added 11 digs.

As a team, the Red Hawks tallied 15 aces, including four apiece from Emilee Webber and Madi Bolch.

The Red Hawks return to the court this Friday and Saturday when they host the 4th Annual Valley Invitational at the Tarlton Complex. Catawba Valley's first match of the event takes place at noon Friday against D-III powerhouse Owens.

CVCC also faces St. Johns River State (3 p.m. Friday), Wallace State (6 p.m. Friday), Pasco-Hernando State (10:30 a.m. Saturday) and South Florida State (3 p.m. Saturday) during the two-day event.

Jessica Easley of Appalachian State University women's soccer was named Sun Belt's Defensive Athlete of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday.

Easley earns a Sun Belt weekly award for the first time in her career. She's the third Mountaineer with Lauren Burke (DPOTW; 8/28) and Kat Greer (OPOTW; 9/25) to register a weekly honor.

The Waxhaw, N.C., native recorded an assist on the Apps' first goal from a service kick to Jessica Peters in the 2-0 win over Coastal Carolina on Saturday to start 3-0 in conference action for the first time since joining the Sun Belt and improve to 6-4-1.

"Jess is a resilient young woman," head coach Sarah Strickland said. "To have recovered from two ACL tears at the beginning of her career, change positions from forward to defense and then redefine herself as a team captain and leader is truly remarkable."

Easley has certainly stepped up her game in conference action, as she has recorded at least one point in the first three games. The senior had zero points in non-conference play and is now tied for fifth with five points and first in assists in league action.

"I'm so happy for Jess and her teammates that battled with her to earn this recognition," Strickland continued. "I'm so thankful for all the coaches and staff that supported, Jess, Kat and Lauren's nominations this year."

Easley and the Mountaineers will look to stay undefeated in conference play on Friday against Texas State at 7 p.m. at Ted Mack.

The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week for meets competed in during the week of Sept. 24 through Sept. 30-. Lenoir-Rhyne's Domtila Kiplagat was named the runner of the week.

Kiplagat, a senior from Eloret, Kenya, set a new Lenoir-Rhyne 5k record at the Queens Invitational last week. Her time of 18:06 broke the Bear's previous mark and was the top time by any SAC runner at the event. Overall, Kiplagat finished 12th and helped lead the Bears to an 11th place finish as a team.

This is Kiplagat's first Runner of the Week accolade this season.

App State men's soccer's Zeiko Harris (Sandys Parish, Bermuda/South Kent) was named the Sun Belt's Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.

Harris earns the honor for the first time in his career after posting a personal-high two goals in the 3-0 win at George Mason. The Apps earned their fourth shutout of the season over the Patriots, which is first in the Sun Belt.

He's the second Mountaineer in as many weeks to be named the offensive player of the week (Reed Hunnicutt;9/25), while the sophomore is the fourth athlete of the season to earn a weekly conference award (Camden Holbrook, Jake Chasteen, Hunnicutt).

After a 2-0 setback at High Point last Monday, Harris led the bounce-back victory with his first scores of the season. His goal at 42' gave the Apps a 2-0 lead before his second-half score pushed the lead to 3-0 en route to the triumph.

Harris has played a pivotal part in the Black and Gold's resurgence. App has surpassed last season's win total with a 6-2-1 mark through the first nine matches of the season.

Appalachian begins Sun Belt play this Saturday against Georgia State at 7 p.m. at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex.

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