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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

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.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Tennis Team (1-0) downed Johnson C. Smith (0-1), 8-1, in its Fall 2017 home opener Sunday afternoon at Hickory High School.

Three Bears - freshmen Lucy Whelan (Aberdeen, SCOTLAND) and Sanne Janssen (Maastricht, NETHERLANDS) and junior Emily Murchland (Mount Victoria, NEW ZEALAND) - won at both singles and doubles play today for the Bears.

Lenoir-Rhyne next competes in the 2017 ITA Fall Regionals on Thursday, September 28, through Sunday, October 1, in Sumter, S.C.

NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Final
Lenoir-Rhyne 8, Johnson C. Smith 1
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Hickory, N.C. (Hickory High School)

Singles competition:
1. Halle Parker (JCSU) def. Sara Kalkenova (LR), 6-4, 6-2
2. Lucy Whelan (LR) def. Jada Strickland (JCSU), 6-2, 6-2
3. Emily Murchland (LR) def. Aria Springfield (JCSU), 6-1, 6-2
4. Sanne Janssen (LR) def. Cierra Turner (JCSU), 6-1, 6-1
5. Taylor Fredrickson (LR) def. Kaylin Roman (JCSU), 6-2, 6-0
6. Sophia Aquilar Di Camillo (LR) def. Michaela Colvin (JCSU), 6-1, 6-2

Doubles competition:
1. Lucy Whelan/Marta Escanero Funes (LR) def. Halle Parker/Jada Strickland (JCSU), 8-1
2. Iulia Ponomareva/Sara Kalkenova (LR) def. Aria Springfield/Rayven Todd (JCSU), 8-1
3. Sanne Janssen/Emily Murchland (LR) def. Kaylin Roman/Cierra Turner (JCSU), 8-1

Monday, 25 September 2017 11:13

Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Golf Open Fall Season

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The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Golf Team opened the 2017 fall season with a 13th-place finish at the Battle At Old South which concluded Sunday at the Old South Golf Links.

SCAD won the tournament with a 582 (+6) while the Bears shot 624 (+48) on the par-72, 5,874-yard course. Saint Leo’s Amanda Jakobsson was the top overall golfer after carding four-under 140 after two rounds of play.

Lenoir-Rhyne was led by junior Chelsea Mansel (Greer, S.C.) and sophomore Ainee O’Connor (Kent, UNITED KINGDOM). Mansel tied for 31st overall with a 152 (+8) while Morrison shot a nine-over 153, good for a 37th-place tie.

Lenoir-Rhyne next hosts the Myrtle Beach Invitational on Monday, October 2, and Tuesday, October 3, at Ocean Ridge Plantation in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

Battle At Old South

September 23-24, 2017 - Final Results

Bluffton, S.C.

Old South Golf Links

Par: 72

Yards: 5,874

1. SCAD 582 (+6)

2. Saint Leo 590 (+14)

3. Florida Southern 594 (+18)

4t. Lee 597 (+21)

4t. Wingate 597 (+21)

6t. Flagler 604 (+28)

6t. West Georgia 604 (+28)

8. UNC Pembroke 610 (+34)

9. North Georgia 611 (+35)

10. Mount Olive 612 (+36)

11. Coker 621 (+45)

12. Columbus State 622 (+46)

13. Lenoir-Rhyne 624 (+48)

14. Young Harris 630 (+54)

15. Catawba 642 (+66)

16. Barton 649 (+73)

17. Shorter 664 (+88)

18. Eckerd 671 (+95)

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Individuals

31t. Chelsea Mansel 152 (+8)

36t. Laura Morrison 153 (+9)

53t. Abbey Hartsell 157 (+13)

68t. Ainee O’Connor 162 (+18)

82t. Tessa Young 168 (+24)

Appalachian State University men's tennis senior Scott Webster (Perth, Australia/Scotch College) was nothing short of stellar at the prestigious Oracle ITA Masters Tournament held in Malibu, Calif.

Featuring a player from each conference across the country, 32 players were selected to compete in the five-day event hosted by Pepperdine.

After falling to Dennis Upsensky of Pepperdine in a hard-fought three-set match in the opening round on Thursday, Webster ran the table with four-straight wins in the consolidation bracket en route to capturing the triumph in the final contest over UC Santa Barbara's Simon Freund in three frames, 6-7, 6-1, 7-6 (3). Three of Webster's four victories would come in three sets while ending the tournament with a solid 4-1 mark.

"It was probably the best tennis tournament of my life," Webster stated following the final day of competition. "It was hard to focus at times because I was in awe of the facilities and the serenity in Malibu. It took me a couple matches to find my feet, but I managed to win despite not playing my best".

Webster started his run when he dealt Marist's Javier Restrepo a 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-0, defeat to advance to the following round, which resulted in an impressive victory over 33rd-ranked Eduardo Mena (Tennessee Tech) in another three-set battle. The Sun Belt representative fought back from a one-set deficit to force a match-deciding frame before upending Mena, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (1).

To advance to the consolation final, Webster needed to get past Tim Handel of Northern Arizona and did so by downing Handel in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2.

In the fourth and final match, Webster had to come back once again after Freund collected the first set, 7-6. Webster stepped up in the second stanza to convincingly force a final frame, 6-1, followed by a tight third game that the Australian ultimately would win, ending the weekend on a high note.

"I was absolutely stoked to get some big wins over highly-ranked guys in the nation this week, and I think it put our program on the national map," Webster said.

The Mountaineers will continue to their successful fall campaign when they head to Cary, N.C. for the ITA Regionals, which will take place Oct. 11-15.

Sunday, 24 September 2017 21:30

App State Women's Soccer Edged Out by Troy

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Appalachian State University women's soccer (2-7-2, 1-2 SBC) was upended at home by a late Troy (4-7-2, 2-2 SBC) goal on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex

The Mountaineers fought the entire match when at times it looked like they were about to take control of the contest and the lead. Appalachian held the advantage in shots, 13-7, and shots on goal, 4-3. App had near misses at the net including multiple shots that hit the crossbar during the contest.

Troy's Kate Lorenz scored the match's only goal when she had a breakaway before finding the back of the frame. Appalachian continued to find a chance to tie the match to force overtime, but couldn't find the right opportunity in the closing minutes of the game.

Four different Mountaineers fired off shots at the goal, with Jamie Palermo, Lindsey Tully, Kat Greer and Maggie Hanusek all tallying shots on goal.

Taylor Ray started her 11th match of the season, playing all 90 minutes during the match. She came away with one save on three shots by Troy.

The Black and Gold look to regroup and get back to .500 in conference play on Friday, Sept. 29 when they host Arkansas State at 7 p.m.

The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball program finished the Region X-travaganza 5-0 by winning the final two games on Saturday. The Red Hawks dominated the competition only dropping 1 set on the weekend.

Here are a complete recap of Saturday's results:

CVCC 3, Pitt 1

The Red Hawks came out of the gate slow in their first match. Falling in the first set to Pitt Community College. However the Red Hawks were able to bounce back and win the final 3 sets to claim an important conference win.

Set Scores were 19-25, 25-12, 25-21, and 25-17

Karysn Mundy lead the Red Hawks with 10 kills, while Sabrina Pinard added nine kills. Leslie Leonard had an impressive defensive effort posting 7 blocks in the match.

CVCC 3, USC Salkehatchie 0

The Red Hawks posted one of their more dominate performances in the final match of the tournament by topping USC Salkehatchie 3-0.

Set Scores were 25-2, 25-17, and 25-9

Leslie Leonard paced the Red Hawks with nine kills while Adair Melton added six kills. Leonard also added 4 blocks while setter Emilee Webber had 6 aces in the match.

The Red Hawks are now 14-3 on the season and 8-0 in the conference. Their next match will be on the road to Belmont Abbey on Thursday, September 28.

Sunday, 24 September 2017 16:37

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Falls to Wingate

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The Wingate University Football Team (4-0, 2-0) remained undefeated on the year after holding on to defeat Lenoir-Rhyne (1-3, 0-2), 22-14, Saturday night in a South Atlantic Conference game at Moretz Stadium.

The Bulldogs' Lawrence Pittman (Charlotte, N.C.) rushed for 127 yards on 36 carries and a score while Freddy McCollum (Sanford, N.C.) kicked three field goals in the win.

Lenoir-Rhyne – despite being outgained by a 434-257 margin in total offense – was in the contest until the last play of the game. Sophomore quarterback Jarrod Kellar's (Shinnston, W.Va.) pass in the end zone fell incomplete as the Bears suffered their third straight loss to the Bulldogs.

Kellar passed for 186 yards while sophomore running back Nelson Brown (Salisbury, Md.) and freshman running back Xzavion Huff (Maiden, N.C.) both scored rushing touchdowns in the losing effort.

Wingate had balance on offense – 220 on the ground and 214 through the air – while quarterback James Whitaker (Roswell, Ga.) also threw for a score as the Bulldogs sustained, time-consuming drives (34:08-25:52 in time of possession) proved to be the difference.

Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore linebacker Clayton Horn (Mount Pleasant, N.C.) led all tacklers with 16 while sophomore linebacker Sherrod Williams (Edison, Ga.) added 13 takedowns including two for a loss in the setback.

Lenoir-Rhyne hits the road to take on Tusculum in Greeneville, Tenn., next Saturday, September 30, at 6:00 p.m.

Appalachian State volleyball loses a tough match against SBC opponent Arkansas State on Saturday, Sept. 23 (21-25, 26-24, 23-25, 25-18, 20-22).

The Mountaineers took the Red Wolves to five full sets for tonight's competition. It was a back-and-forth battle between the two teams, but the Red Wolves came out on top.

App State won the second (26-24) and fourth (25-18) sets to push Arkansas State to a fifth and final set. The Mountaineers bounced back in the fifth after being down 7-11 to tie it up at 14-14. They matched each point Arkansas State scored to tie it up at 14-14, 15-15, 16-16, and 17-17. The score continued to rise as each team responded to the other, bringing the battle to a 22-20 victory for Arkansas State.

Kara Spicer's name was at the top of the leader board with 19 kills and 42 attacks. Emma Reilly had 24 digs, the highest of either team during tonight's match. Ashlyn Brown had 63 assists while Courtney Sullivan and Melissa McMath also had impressive performances.

Appalachian State is now 1-1 in Sun Belt play with an overall record of 6-10. The season continues at Holmes Convocation Center in Boone, N.C., on Friday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. against Texas State.

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