Appalachian State women's golf claimed its second win of the season this Tuesday at the first annual French Broad Collegiate Invitational. Wofford and Gardner-Webb would tie for second at 613.
For the first time since the 2014-15 season, the Mountaineers are winners of multiple tournaments in a season. Finishing with a team score of 611 (+43), this is the Apps second win out of four tournaments this spring.
"It always feels great to get a win no matter the field," head coach Heather Brown said. "Playing the best of what the field demands that week definitely helps our confidence."
Junior Melany Chong (+8) led the team firing a 71 in the final round, which is second lowest for the tournament, placing eighth place individually.
"It always feels good to help the team out," Chong said. "Especially whenever it is that close at the top of the leaderboard. That's all our goals, I think. To really help the team and I think everyone did that today."
Finishing in the top-20 were sophomores Abby Bolt (75-80) and Mogie Adamchik (78-78) which helped bring the Apps back from a four-stroke deficit after the first round of action where they trailed first place Wofford. Also finishing in the top-half of the field were seniors Patricia Thompson (T25) and Joliana Elias (T28).
"I actually just made a triple-bogey," Bolt said. "One of the coaches had just come up to me and said we were still two shots in the lead so keep it steady and we're in good position."
This tournament marks the midway point of the spring season and with two tournaments remaining before the Sun Belt Championship, this was the momentum the team was looking for down the stretch.
"It is great to have the momentum in our favor," Brown said. "From these rounds I will analyze some of our unforced errors and go to work on those this week. We always try to learn from our mistakes so that we can better prepare for our next tournament."
The Mountaineers will be back in action next Sunday where they travel to Stockbridge, GA. and participate in the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate.
Northwestern 3A/4A Conference:
West Caldwell: 0
Alexander Central: 5
St. Stephens: 2
Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference:
Fred T. Foard: 10
East Burke: 0
South Fork Athletic 2A Conference:
East Lincoln: 7
West Lincoln: 5
Northwestern 3A/4A Conference:
West Caldwell: 17
Alexander Central: 5
St. Stephens: 0
Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference:
Bunker Hill: 11
West Iredell: 1
Fred T. Foard: 3
East Burke: 2
South Fork Athletic 2A Conference:
East Lincoln: 5
North Lincoln: 14
West Lincoln: 4
Northwestern 3A/4A Conference:
West Caldwell: 0
St. Stephens: 1 (3)
Alexander Central: 1 (2)
Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference:
Fred T. Foard: 7
East Burke: 0
South Fork Athletic 2A Conference:
West Lincoln: 1
East Lincoln: 3
North Lincoln: 0
Appalachian State University women's basketball (20-14) withstood a late Marshall rally to pull away for an 83-71 win over Marshall (17-15) on Monday evening inside the Holmes Center.
App State advances to the WBI Final Four and will face Campbell on Saturday at 7 p.m. inside the Holmes Center. The Mountaineers reach 20 wins for the first time since the 2012-13 campaign.
All five starters scored in double figures for the first time this season with Pre Stanley (Rockledge, Fla./Rockledge) pouring in 21 of her career-high 28 points in the second half, shooting 8-of-10 from the field during the third and fourth quarters. The Rockledge, Fla., native gave the Marshall defense problems all evening, getting into the lane at will. Lainey Gosnell (Demorest, Ga./Habersham Central) scored 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field and grabbed eight off the glass. Madi Story (Maiden, N.C./Bandys) scored 13 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out a team-high three assists for an all-around performance. Ashley Polacek (Ottawa, Canada/UCF), who started the game 1-of-12, hit all three of her shot attempts in the final quarter and both of her trifectas to score 11 of her 13 points in the fourth quarter.
No stranger to success against the Thundering Herd, Bayley Plummer (Thomasville, N.C./East Davidson) once again dominated the paint with 11 points and tied a career-high with 21 rebounds against the hosts. Plummer now has eight double-doubles on the season. In three career games against Marshall, Plummer is averaging 13 points and 20 rebounds. She set her career earlier this season against Marshall as well with 21 rebounds. In addition, Plummer is now fourth all-time in school history with 948 rebounds, moving past Shannon Thomas (1998-92).
After the Mountaineers took a 15-point lead late in the second half, Marshall climbed to within one, 55-54, with 8:32 left in the game. Stanley scored all seven points during a 7-2 surge over the next 1:28 to give App a 62-56 lead. It was Polacek's turn as her trifecta on the next possession extended the lead to nine, 65-56. Marshall wouldn't go away, as it cut the lead back down to three, 69-66 before Stanley once again kept the Thundering Herd from getting over the hump with back-to-back buckets to give the Mountaineers a 73-66 advantage. The next six points were scored by Polacek that stretched the lead to 10, 79-69, with under a minute left. Appalachian sealed the victory to stay undefeated in the WBI and move to 12-3 at home this season. Stanley and Polacek took on the scoring load in the final period with 24 of the 30 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field.
App State was in control for the majority of the game, holding a lead for 34:39 despite the run that Marshall went on. The defense locked in on Marshall in the first half, as it held the visitors to 29.4 percent from the floor and just 1-of-10 from beyond the arc. Appalachian held Marshall to just six points in the second quarter, which aided in the Apps' 13-point lead at halftime.
The Mountaineers struggled from the field for the first three quarters shooting only 34 percent from the field. Appalachian exploded for 30 points on a 10-for-14 performance on offense. The 30 points in the final period are the most the Black and Gold has scored in a quarter this season. Led by Stanley's 7-of-8 outing from the free throw line, the Mountaineers shot 88.2 percent from the charity stripe for its second-highest shooting clip of the season.
App State's six turnovers were also a season low, and despite Marshall turning the ball over just eight times, the Apps scored 17 points off the miscues.
- After scoring 15 second-chance points off 15 offensive rebounds, the Mountaineers are 8-1 when they score at least 15 second chance points.
- App State is 9-1 when Story tallies at least 10 points and five rebounds.
- The Mountaineers are now 12-3 at home this season.
- Stanley has scored at least 15 points in five straight games.
- Plummer has four career games with at least 20 rebounds.
- App State is 6-0 in the WBI.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Golf Team shot a 287-297-584 in the first 36 holes of the 10th Annual Bearcat Golf Classic at the Greenwood Country Club in Greenwood, S.C. The Bears have two currently sitting in the top-10 heading into the final round on Tuesday.
The team is led by Matthew Raybould who shot a 72-69-141 and is tied for sixth place in the field. Lenoir-Rhyne placed its second player in the top-10 as Brad Robinson recorded a 69-73-142 on the day and is tied for ninth. Dawson Walker recorded a 69-75-144 (T-16) while Carlos Lasso de la Vega Jessen shot 77-80-157 (T-97). Wrapping up the group of five for the Bears was Luis Lopez Malo, who tallied a 78-83-161 (T-105) heading into the final 18 of the tournament.
Matthew Raybould: 72-69-141 (T-6)
Brad Robinson: 69-73-142 (T-9)
Dawson Walker: 69-75-144 (T-16)
Carlos Lasso de la Vega Jessen: 77-80-157 (T-97)
Luis Lopez Malo: 78-83-161 (T-105)
Clayton State – 563
Lincoln Memorial – 564
Lander University – 576
Newberry – 577
Georgia Southwestern - 578
Lenoir-Rhyne – 584
Belmont Abbey – 585
Mount Olive – 585
Flagler – 588
Young Harris – 589
Queens – 590
Coker - 596
North Georgia – 596
Georgia College – 596
Erskine College – 597
West Georgia – 597
Wingate – 597
Barton – 598
King – 603
Catawba – 608
Anderson – 610
The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Golf Team are off to a fast start after 36 holes of play on the links in the Sunoco Campbell Oil Classic at the River Landing course in Wallace, N.C. Senior Abbey Hartsell, an Alexander Central grad, leads the way for the Bears in a tie for thirteenth place with a score of 74-75-149.
The team has a two round score of 304-303-607. Behind Hartsell, Patricia Asensio is second on the Bears' leaderboard with a 77-76-153, and Ainee O'Connor has the same overall with a reversed round score of 76-77-153. They are both tied for 23 in the tournament leaderboard. Chelsea Mansell shot 77-77-154 to finish in the top 30 and Megan Robb wrapped up the scoring with a 36-hole day of 84-75-159. All five for Lenoir-Rhyne finished day one in the top 50 in the field.
Abbey Hartsell: 74-75-149 (T-13)
Patricia Asensio: 77-76-153 (T-23)
Ainee O'Connor: 76-77-153 (T-23)
Chelsea Mansel: 77-77-154 (T-29)
Megan Robb: 84-75-159 (T-46)
UNC Pembroke – 582
Carson-Newman – 591
Wingate – 593
Anderson – 601
Lenoir-Rhyne – 607
Catawba – 607
Mount Olive – 610
Queens – 616
Erskine – 632
Merrimack – 634
Mars Hill - 660
Southern New Hampshire – 665
Stone Hill – 672
Sand Hills CC – 695
For the 16th straight year, Appalachian State University field hockey capped off a stellar fall semester in the classroom and was named a 2018 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I National Academic Team recipient. In addition, 18 student-athletes were named to the 2018 National Academic Squad while two Mountaineers garnered Scholar of Distinction honors.
Appalachian State was one of 76 Division I programs to earn the National Academic Team Award. To become a recipient, teams must post a 3.0 GPA or higher during the fall semester. The Mountaineers shattered the benchmark with a team GPA of 3.36 in fall 2018.
Since the award began in 2003, App State has been a National Academic Team recipient each year. Other programs that have accomplished this feat include schools such as Columbia, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn State and Yale.
Appalachian also set a program record for most National Academic Squad honorees with 18 student-athletes. The Black and Gold had 16 honorees during the 2017-18 academic year, which eclipsed a previous high of 15 from 2004, 2008 and 2011. Candidates for the National Academic Squad must have maintained a cumulative 3.3 GPA or higher through the first semester of the 2018-19 academic year.
All eight first-year student-athletes earned National Academic Squad honors. Freshman Brenna Schoenbachler and junior Rachel Gaines also garnered Scholar of Distinction designations after achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or higher through the fall semester. The pair of Mountaineers are two of only 140 Division I student-athletes to earn Scholar of Distinction honors.
Gaines also impressed by being named to the National Academic Squad during all four years of her academic career.
NFHCA National Academic Team
Veerle Van Heertum
Scholars of Distinction
Appalachian State University men's tennis (4-13, 0-2 SBC) suffered a 6-1 decision to Troy (15-2, 1-1 SBC) on Sunday afternoon at the Lunsford Tennis Complex.
Freshman Zion Heaven (Ewa Beach, HI/Florida Virtual) highlighted the day for App, as he was the lone Mountaineer to tally a point. Heaven defeated Bernard Manuel in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5, for his fifth win of the season, which is tied for the team lead in singles play.
App State fell in the doubles portion but pushed the Trojans to the brink. Milo Bargeron (Chislehurst, England/Bullerswood)/Alex Pavkovich (Queensland, Australia/Mansfield State) were edged by Christoper Tasker/Jorge Poyatos, 7-5, while Heaven and Ben Webster (Perth, Australia/Scotch College) narrowly fell to Pelayo Antuna/Jiaqi Duan, 7-5.
The Trojans captured five of the six singles matches to seal the win, keeping the Mountaineers from gaining any momentum. Campbell Stone (Raleigh, N.C./Needham B. Broughton) did take his match to three sets. The senior won the first frame, 6-2, but fell in the next two sets.
App State returns home for a Tuesday contest against UNCG. First serve is set for 2 p.m.
1. Pelayo Antuna (TROY) def. Milo Bargeron (APP) 7-6, 6-3
2. Oskar Michalek (TROY) def. Alex Pavkovich (APP) 6-3, 7-5
3. Zion Heaven (APP) def. Manuel Bernard (TROY) 6-2, 7-5
4. Jiaqi Duan (TROY) def. Ben Webster (APP) 6-0, 6-3
5. Christoper Tasker (TROY) def. Afonso Viana (APP) 6-1, 6-2
6. Antonio Selma (TROY) def. Campbell Stone (APP) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
1. Tasker/Poyatos, (TROY) def. Bargeron/Pavkovich (APP) 7-5
2. Antuna/Duan (TROY) def. Heaven/Webster (APP) 7-5
3. Bernard/Michalek (TROY) vs. Brea/Stone (APP) unfinished
With the possibility of a Sun Belt series loss hanging in the balance, the Mountaineers made sure they would leave no doubt in game three.
With three runs in the first inning and four in the third, Appalachian State (20-8, 8-1 SBC) shut out Georgia State (5-26, 3-6 SBC) 7-0 to win the Sun Belt Conference road series.
With their 20th win, the Mountaineers have now won the most games in a season since 2013. That year Appalachian State went 31-22 overall and 17-7 in the SoCon to win the SoCon Championship.
Kenzie Longanecker pitched a three strikeout, one walk game to add to her record of now 12-1. That is the most wins by a pitcher since Alissa Schoelkopf in 2013 who finished the season 20-12.
The Mountaineers started the game off hot with a 3 run and 4 hit first inning. After Keri White got on base with a walk, a Jenny Dodd single would move her to third base.
Haley Stewart would bring her home with a single of her own followed by a sac fly by Sidney Russell to bring home Dodd. Mary Pierce Barnes doubled down the left field line to bring in Stewart and a quick 3-0 lead had the Mountaineers rolling.
With Dodd having reached base, it marks the 25th game in a row that she has done so. Dodd is sixth in the Sun Belt with a .515 on base percentage.
In the third inning, Dodd would reach again this time on a walk. She leads the Sun Belt in walks with 31 on the season and is second in the nation.
Stewart would single again and Russell reached on error loading the bases for Barnes.
Taking advantage of the situation at hand, Barnes sent the pitch over the right field wall for a grand slam, her first home run of the season.
The Mountaineers would earn another hit on a Megan Walker single in the sixth inning and preserved the shut out.
After the second inning, App State would not allow a runner beyond second base the rest of the game.
"Another great win for our team and our program," head coach Shelly Hoerner said. "Kenzie pitched one heck of a game against a very good hitting team. Our situational hitting and defense was key today. I am proud of our continued resilience and fight until the end of every game."
The Mountaineers, sponsored by AutoStar Nissan of Boone, are scheduled for a rematch against East Tennessee State in Johnson City on Wednesday, March 27. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team used a monster performance from Clayton Jeffries and a four-inning win from Hunter Martin to take the rubber game and road series against the Georgia Southwestern Canes, 6-4.
Clayton Jeffries was the most potent bat in the lineup for the Bears in today's game, going 3-for-4 with a double and four runs batted in. Matthew Freeman recorded two hits and he as well as Caleb Beatty accounted for the other two RBIs for LR.
Lenoir-Rhyne sent Jake Conroy out to start on the mound, but it was Ranson and Martin who shined with a seven-inning performance where they each combined to give up four hits, no runs and seven strikeouts.
The Canes were led at the plate by Matthew Mamatas and Hunter Foster who each had two base knocks while Bo Halcomb and Tyler Skelton added one and two RBIs, respectively.
Lenoir-Rhyne has now taken its second road series win of the season and own a winning 9-7 record away from Bears Field.
With the weekend wrapped up, Jeffries combined for seven hits, five RBIs, two doubles and two runs scored.
Martin's win is his first of the season.
The Bears are 14-17 on the season. L-R will prepare for a nonconference game against the Coker Cobras on the road with first pitch set for Tuesday, March 26 at 3 p.m.
Another comeback in Cajun Country, this one to clinch a Sun Belt Conference road series win.
With Appalachian State baseball trailing Louisiana by one run entering the ninth inning, Luke Drumheller delivered a two-run single to give the Mountaineers the lead, and Kaleb Bowman capped a 6-5 win by striking out the Ragin' Cajuns' fifth-place hitter with runners at the corners.
Just like in Friday's series opener, Appalachian (10-12, 3-3) trailed after seven innings but rallied to post a 6-5 victory in Russo Park against the preseason West Division favorite.
With Sunday time constraints due to travel, an inning couldn't start after 1:30 p.m. CT, and the Mountaineers had seven minutes to spare after Bowman ended the eighth inning by inducing a flyout with a runner on second base in a 5-4 game.
Pinch-hitter Hayden Cross walked to open the ninth, and Luke Allison's sacrifice bunt put two runners on because pinch-runner Andrew Terrell beat the catcher's throw to second base. Speedy leadoff batter Alex Leshock's sacrifice bunt, followed by a high throw to first, loaded the bases with nobody out for Drumheller.
The league's leading hitter with a .416 average to this point in his freshman season, Drumheller singled to left field on an 0-1 pitch to bring home Terrell and Allison.
Back-to-back strikeouts with the bases loaded left Louisiana facing a one-run deficit going to the bottom of the ninth, and Bowman retired the first two batters on a strikeout and flyout to center. A hit by pitch and single put runners at the corners with two away, and Bowman ran the count to 0-2 against Handsome Monica before recording a swinging strikeout. Bowman, who picked up both App State wins at Louisiana, improved to 3-0 on the mound this season.
If Louisiana (11-14, 3-3) had scored once in the ninth inning, instead of playing extra innings, the game would have ended in a tie because of the Sunday time rule.
App State took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Louisiana broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run fifth against Sunday starter Brandon Boone and held a 5-4 edge following Drumheller's RBI groundout in the top of the seventh inning. Tyler Leek raced home on the play after pinch-running for Drew Beck, who had hit a long leadoff double to left.
App State's first-inning runs came after Drumheller was hit by a pitch and back-to-back walks to Smith and McGowan loaded the bases with one out. Dalton Williams hit a sacrifice fly and Phillip Cole followed with an RBI single. Appalachian added a sixth-inning when when McGowan scored on Williams' RBI single.
Boone, Andrew Papp and Bowman combined for 10 strikeouts. Drumheller (2-for-4, three RBIs), McGowan (2-for-4) and Williams (1-for-4, two RBIs) led App State's offense.
The Mountaineers return to action Tuesday night at Radford and play host to Texas State in a Sun Belt Conference home series that begins Friday night.
Appalachian State University women's tennis (10-4, 4-0 SBC) earned another Sun Belt win on the season with a 4-1 victory against Troy (8-7, 2-2 SBC) on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Boone Courts.
The Mountaineers are on a season-long four-match win streak, while it's the longest win streak in conference action since joining the league. App State has now won six of its past seven matches overall. With six matches left in the season, four of which are at home, App is one win away from matching last season's win total and two wins away from securing a winning season.
"Really proud of our team to get this win today and stay undefeated in conference," head coach Blake Mosley said after the victory. "It shows the hard work we're putting in, and everything is paying off for us. We had a good week of practice, beat a great team in South Alabama and come out against Troy, another tough team. There could've been a letdown, but we came out, got the doubles point right away and followed that into singles."
After the Trojans captured the first doubles match on Court No. 1, Sandra Anglejö (Norrköping Östergötland, Sweden/Fria Läroverken Norrköping) and Teodora Sevo (Futog, Serbia/Ucenika Futog) dealt Tingting Pei and Matea Mihaljevic a 6-2 defeat to improve to 8-2 on the season. Rebecca Morse (Lehigh Acres, Fla./Cypress Creek) and Jeannez Daniel (Port Charlotte, Fla./Florida Virtual) started their stellar day with the clinching-doubles win, topping M Celia Estevan and Maria Casas Blas a 6-3 loss. The duo of Daniel and Morse are now 6-1 and have won five straight matches.
Troy tied up the contest when María José Zacarias (San Luis Potosi, Mexico/La Loma Centro Deportivo) fell in her match before Morse earned a 6-4, 6-1 straight-set victory against Blas. With the Mountaineers leading 2-1, Sevo also put forth an excellent outing on the day, where along with Morse and Daniel, won both a singles and doubles match. Sevo battled to a 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) victory against Mihaljevic. Daniel sealed the match for the Black and Gold in three sets over Estevan. Daniel breezed through the first frame, 6-0, followed by Estevan's 7-6 (7-4) tiebreaking win to force a third set. The senior for App bounced back in a big way to clinch the win with her 6-4 third-set win.
Kate Earnhardt (Concord, N.C./Concord) won the first set of her match, 7-5, and trailed 6-5 before her match went unfinished. Heidi Swope's (Weddington, N.C./Weddington) singles contest went unfinished as well after the first set.
App State will play its final two road matches of the season next week in Louisiana. The Mountaineers will face Louisiana next Saturday at 10 a.m. before ending the weekend against ULM on the next day at 10 a.m.
1. Teodora Sevo (APP) def. Matea Mihaljevic (TROY) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
2. Kate Earnhardt (APP) vs. Pei Ju Hseih (TROY), 7-5, 5-6, unfinished
3. Tingting Pei (TROY) def. María José Zacarias (APP), 6-4, 6-4
4. Jeannez Daniel (APP) def. M Celia Estevan (TROY), 6-0, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4
5. Rebecca Morse (APP) vs. Maria Casas Blas (TROY), 6-4, 6-1
6. Heidi Swope (APP) vs. Chunxi Guo (TROY), 5-7, unfinished
1. Guo/Hsieh (TROY) def. Swope/Zacarias (APP), 6-2
2. Anglesjo/Sevo (APP) def. Pei/Mihaljevic (TROY), 6-2
3. Daniel/Morse (APP) def. Estevan/Blas (TROY), 6-3
Appalachian State Baseball held a sixth-inning lead before Louisiana used a six-run outburst with two out to create separation in a 7-4 home victory Saturday afternoon.
With the Mountaineers (9-12, 2-3 Sun Belt) posting a 6-5 road victory Friday night against the Ragin' Cajuns (11-13, 3-2), the series finale will begin Sunday at 2 p.m. ET in Russo Park. App State's Brandon Boone and UL's Dalton Horton are the probable starters on the mound.
Alex Leshock (2-for-4, two runs) and Luke Drumheller (2-for-5, two RBIs) had multi-hit games at the top of App State's order Saturday.
Leshock's leadoff triple preceded a Drumheller single that gave the Mountaineers a lead two batters into the game, and the score remained 1-0 until the Ragin' Cajuns hit a game-tying single with two away in the bottom of the fifth. To that point, Appalachian starting pitcher Tyler Tuthill had allowed just two other singles and recorded four strikeouts.
The Mountaineers regained the lead in the sixth when Phillip Cole's RBI double brought home Kendall McGowan, who had reached with a leadoff single and stolen second base.
Louisiana scored the tying run on a foulout to second base, emptying the bases with two away. Back-to-back walks from Tuthill led to a pitching change, and two more walks produced the go-ahead run. A two-run single, run-scoring balk and RBI single gave the Ragin' Cajuns a 7-2 advantage.
App State did cut into the deficit, as Leshock's one-out single in the seventh set the table for Drumheller's RBI double. Ninth-inning walks to Luke Allison, Leshock and Riley Smith loaded the bases with one out, and McGowan's run-scoring fielder's choice occurred before a game-ending flyout to left field with two runners aboard.
App State reliever Jason Cornatzer closed the game with two scoreless innings.
The Men's and Women's Track and Field Teams competed in a field of 37 teams in the Winthrop Invitational Thursday through Saturday, and move another week into the 2019 campaign.
In the field events on Saturday, Lewis continued her field success with a No. 18 finish in the women's triple jump, reaching a mark of 10.79 meters. Salamon also had a solid follow up to her performance on Friday with a 12th place finish in the women's javelin, hitting a distance of 35.41 meters.
The women's 4x100 meter team finished in eighth place with a time of 48:38. Jordan Cruce competed her way to a time of 4:59.81 and a 14th place finish in the 1500-meter race. After a successful prelim round of the 400-meter race, Hardwick finished in fifth place with a time of 56.78. Paiton Fair finished in fourth place in the women's 800-meters with a time of 2:14.08. Freshman Jada Harrison took the No. 16 place finish in the 400-meters hurdles with a time of 1:06.26. Finally for the women, the 4x400-meter relay team took a seventh place finish with a time of 3:57.18.
In the men's field events, freshman Cameron McDaniel jumped a distance of 3.30 meters in the triple jump, good for a finish in the No. 16 spot. Henderson cracked the top-10 in the discus with a distance of 43.77 meters. Another freshman, Daniel Nicholson took eleventh place in the pole vault, clearing the 4.30-meter mark.
The men's 4x100 meter relay team showed out and placed sixth in the standings with a time of 41.84. Petar Ivackovic ran his way to a 10th place finish in the 1500-meter race in a time of 4:10.28. Besong followed up his prelim performance in the 400-meters with a fifth place finish and a time of 49.57. Another freshman for the Bears, Chandelor Stamp took the 10th place finish in the 800 meters in a time of 1:58.10.
Appalachian State women's track & field competed at the ADIDAS/Winthrop Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
There was no scoring in the meet.
In the 5,000-meter run, the Black and Gold claimed two of the top eight spots. Samantha Kolor crossed third in the field of over 40 runners in 18:29.39, with Erin Jameson placing seventh with a time of 18:34.16.
Jenna Lineberry was fifth in the developmental 800-meter run in 2:25.99, while Sarah Venable posted an eighth-place finish in the invite 800-meter run in 2:17.56.
After qualifying eighth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.70 seconds, Jelonnie Smith shaved off nearly half a second to finish sixth in the finals of the event with a time of 57.27 seconds.
Hannah Emery finished in a tie for fifth place in the pole vault, clearing 11-3.75 (3.45m), while Kayla Carson was tied for seventh place in the high jump with a mark of 5-3.00 (1.60m).
Casey Turro placed ninth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a PR time of 12:09.48 and Hassani Burris was 10th in the triple jump, covering 37-2.25 (11.33m).
App State will compete at two meets next weekend, with members of the team competing at the Raleigh Relays and others competing at the Pepsi Florida Relays. Both meets will take place on Mar. 29 and Mar. 30.
Tristian Shaver won the pole vault and the 4x100-meter relay team finished first to lead Appalachian State men's track & field at the ADIDAS/Winthrop Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
Shaver cleared 16-6.75 (5.05m) to capture the pole vault. His mark was nearly a foot higher than the next closest finisher.
The 4x100-meter relay tandem of Brenton Ervin, De'Shawn Ballard, Elliott Graves and Jabari Johnson crossed first in the relay in 41.00 seconds.
Graves qualified sixth overall for the finals of the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.56 seconds. He finished sixth in the finals, shaving .03 seconds off his time to finish in 14.53 seconds. Graves also placed ninth in the 400-meter hurdles in 55.03 seconds, with Dylan Blankenship finishing right behind in 10th with a time of 55.13 seconds.
App State saw three finish in the top-five in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Lawson Benfield crossed second in 9:38.97, with Zachary Mercer finishing fourth in 9:45.76 and Sawyer Gwyn-Rowsom placing fifth with a time of 9:49.27.
Sean Doyle was fourth in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:56.33.
In the discus, Michael Albert finished sixth with a toss of 153-2 (46.42m) and Peter Kenn placed seventh with a mark of 151-6 (46.19m). Albert also recorded an eighth-place finish in the shot put with a mark of 48-2.00 (14.68m), while Kenn was ninth in the hammer throw with a toss of 173-2 (52.79m).
App State will complete as a split squad next weekend, sending athletes to the Raleigh Relays and the Pepsi Florida Relays on Mar. 29 and Mar. 30.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team fell in game one of a weekend series against Georgia Southwestern 7-2 while taking game two 9-4. The Bears will look to take the series in game three tomorrow.
LR was limited to one run in the fifth and one in the sixth, and the Bears only managed four hits, three from Clayton Jeffries and one from the leadoff batter Grant Fuller.
The Bears struck out seven times and left four on base while Georgia Southwestern also struck out seven times but stranded nine in the win.
Lenoir-Rhyne junior Alex Shirazi earned the start and went 5.2 innings, taking the loss while giving up seven earned runs and striking out three. Kevin LaRosa worked the final 3.1 for LR.
Tucker Smith worked a complete game, earning his seventh win while giving up two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts.
The home team racked up 15 hits with their top two hitters in the lineup recording a combined six hits, three runs batted in and three runs scored.
This time it was the Bears' turn to have the hot bats, with an efficient nine runs on nine hits. LR was led by shortstop Will Jones, who finished the game 3-for-6. Fuller was superb in game two, knocking in two RBIs and scoring two runs in the game.
Lenoir-Rhyne sent out Paul Hall to the mound to start the game. He earned his fourth win of the season as he worked 7.1 innings with two earned runs on two hits, four walks and nine strikeouts. Nolan Flachofsky wrapped up the final 1.2 innings without giving up a hit or a run.
The top two spots in the home team's lineup drove in all four RBIs.
Hall has fanned at least nine batters in all three of his past outings.
This is the second-straight doubleheader the Bears have split.
L-R is 13-17 overall on the season.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Lacrosse Team used a 12-2 scoring run to close the game, stealing the second South Atlantic Conference win of the 2019 season on Saturday afternoon against the Newberry Wolves, 21-16. The Bears erupted for 10 fourth quarter goals, all of which came in succession, to erase a 14-11 deficit.
The Bears were up 9-5 at halftime, but Newberry came storming back in the third quarter, outscoring the road team 9-2 in the period. LR came back with a vengeance, outscoring the Wolves 10-2 in the fourth period.
The Bears 10 fourth quarter goals came in an 8:52 span to open the period. Buduo netted a hat trick in that time frame and Quinn Kuhn scored a pair.
Eric Dickinson lead the trio of scorers for the Bears with six goals and Buduo and Kuhn each scored four times. Seven others managed to score for the Bears.
Noah Johnson earned the start in goal and worked the full 60 minutes, picking up nine saves in the winning effort.
Erick Szurley racked up 13 saves in the loss while playing the full game, giving up 21 goals.
Six members of the home team put in goals, led by the duo of Zachary Sunderland and Stone Boone with four each, Jeremy Ross got a hat trick and three more put a goal in the scoring column.
Dickinson ranks fifth in the SAC in goals scored with 27, fifth in points with 38 and second in the conference in shots taken with 99.
This win marks the first road victory of the year.
LR dominated in shots, outshooting the hosts 64-39. The Bears won 25-of-40 faceoffs but were held 0-for-10 on the man advantage.
Lenoir-Rhyne improves to 2-6 overall and 2-2 in the South Atlantic Conference. The Bears travel to West Virginia to take on Mercyhurst on Saturday, March 30 with face off set for 1:30 p.m.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team hit the road to continue South Atlantic Conference play, splitting a doubleheader with the Anderson Trojans on Saturday afternoon, taking a 4-2 victory and being run-ruled in game two, 9-1.
Brandi Parks had a no-hitter through five innings as she dominated the Anderson lineup. Parks allowed just two runs (one earned) in her seven innings of work and permitted just a pair of hits. Parks struck out nine as she improved to 12-5 in the circle on the year.
The Bears jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning on an RBI single from shortstop Talon LaClair. LR's second run in the frame would come thanks to an Anderson error that scored Cassie Healy.
In the sixth, cleanup hitter Kylee Leonhardt crushed a solo homerun to center field for her second bomb of the season. Kory Hammett would add a pinch hit RBI single to score Leanna Sherrill who doubled as the Bears surged ahead 4-0.
Anderson would get its only two runs and two hits in the sixth but Parks would rebound to set down the side in order in the seventh to earn the victory.
LaClair accounted for two of the Bears seven hits in the opener.
The Bears were limited to three hits, one each from Savannah Moorefield, Mackensi Swain and Sherrill. The Bears' only run came on a throwing error by the right fielder.
Emily Kenley made her return to the mound, but took the loss for Lenoir-Rhyne as she worked 1.2 innings, giving up five runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks. Hannah Jennings and Brandi Parks worked the final 3.0 innings in the game.
First Baseman Joshlyn Martin led the Trojans with a 4-for-4 day at the plate with four RBIs and a run scored. Kayson Boatner finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Kenley's return from injury is her first appearance since February 26 at Belmont Abbey. She now owns a season record of 3-3.
This is the fifth split doubleheader of the season for Lenoir-Rhyne, who now has a road record of 6-2.
The Bears are 16-10 overall and 1-2 in the South Atlantic Conference. L-R will return to action on Tuesday as they host Catawba at 3 p.m.
Appalachian State (19-8, 7-1 SBC) softball needed eight innings to beat conference foe Georgia State (5-25, 3-5 SBC) in game two on Saturday. The Mountaineers rallied to score four runs in the seventh inning and one in the eighth to win the game.
The Mountaineers have not won 19 games since the 2014 season. App State went 19-32 that year. It is also the first time since 2014 that the Apps have won seven conference games in a season. App State was a part of the SoCon from 2001-2014. They went 7-13 in conference that year.
Freshman Taylor Nichols got the win after pitching in relief for junior Sydney Holland. That brings her record to 1-1 with a 1.83 ERA.
Junior Kenzie Longanecker was credited with the save, her first of the season.
Senior Jenny Dodd continued her streak of reaching base safely again on Saturday. After her three walks on Saturday, she has now reached base in 24 straight games with 30 walks on the season. Junior Sidney Russell is following suit with having reached base in 15 straight games. She is also maintaining a four game hitting streak after a single on Saturday.
An error and two wild pitches brought in Keri White for the first run of the game in the top of the first inning but the Panthers had an answer. Georgia State scored two runs in the first and one run in the second, third and fourth innings.
The Mountaineers brought in Nichols in relief and the Panthers wouldn't touch home again.
In the seventh, the Mountaineers rallied and scored four runs to tie the game. Sophomore Baylee Morton and junior Laura Sales were both walked while junior Keri White, Dodd, redshirt senior Haley Stewart and Russell all had a hit.
In the eighth, Dodd singled up the middle to bring home the winning run in senior Megan Walker.
"I am so proud of the character, class and mental toughness of our team," head coach Shelly Hoerner said. "A TEAM win on the road is huge but a come from behind TEAM win is even sweeter."