The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Golf Team finished second out of 16 teams at the 2016 Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate which concluded Tuesday at the Ocean Ridge Plantation.
The Bears carded a 614 (+38) on the par-72, 5,916-yard course while West Georgia won the tournament with a 608 (+32). The women’s teams played on the Lion’s Paw Course.
Lenoir-Rhyne was led by sophomore Abbey Hartsell, an Alexander Central grad, who tied for third with a 148 (+4) and earned all-tournament accolades. UNC Pembroke’s Ashlii Thompson was the female individual champion after firing a one-over 145.
On the men’s side, Lenoir-Rhyne tied for third overall with a 586 (+10) on the par-72, 7,072-yard course while Duke’s “B” Team won with a 556 (-20). The men’s teams competed on the Panther’s Run Course.
Junior Jackson Bailey (Matthews, N.C.) was the top Bears’ golfer in the tournament, finishing with an even-par 144 and tying for ninth overall. Duke’s Alexander Maltari and Shrish Dwivedi both tied for first place with a six-under 138.
In the next tournaments for Lenoir-Rhyne, the men’s squad will compete in the State Farm Intercollegiate in Tazewell, Tenn., while the women’s team travels to Salisbury, N.C., to play in the Patsy Rendleman Invitational. Both tournaments take place on Monday, October 10, and Tuesday, October 11.
Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate
October 3-4, 2016 – Final Results
Sunset Beach, N.C.
Ocean Ridge Plantation
Lenoir-Rhyne and Lincoln Memorial, host institutions
Yards: 7,072 yards
Panther’s Run Course
1. Duke “B” 556 (-20)
2. Lincoln Memorial 583 (+7)
3t. Coker 586 (+10)
3t. Belmont Abbey 586 (+10)
3t. Lenoir-Rhyne 586 (+10)
6. North Greenville 588 (+12)
7. Anderson 591 (+15)
8. Catawba 593 (+17)
9. Brevard 599 (+23)
10. Barton 604 (+28)
11t. Pfeiffer 605 (+29)
11t. Walters State CC 605 (+29)
13. Washburn 608 (+32)
14. Emmanuel (Ga.) 610 (+34)
15. Cape Fear CC 619 (+43)
16. Chowan 622 (+46)
9t. Jackson Bailey 144 (E)
17t. Hunter McCombs 146 (+2)
26t. Blake Childers 149 (+5)
38t. Carlos Lasso de la Vega Jessen 151 (+7)
53t. Brad Robinson 153 (+9)
38t. Jordan Vogler 151 (+7) – playing as an individual
70t. Luis Lopez Malo 155 (+11) – playing as an individual
Yards: 5,916 yards
Lion’s Paw Course
1. West Georgia 608 (+32)
2. Lenoir-Rhyne 614 (+38)
3. Wingate 615 (+39)
4. UNC Pembroke 616 (+40)
5. Anderson 623 (+47)
6. Tusculum 626 (+50)
7. Lincoln Memorial 629 (+53)
8. Newberry 636 (+60)
9. Coker 641 (+65)
10t. Mount Olive 659 (+83)
10t. Emmanuel 659 (+83)
12t. Belmont Abbey 665 (+89)
12t. Barton 665 (+89)
14. Pfeiffer 704 (+128)
15. Virginia-Wise 722 (+146)
16. Sandhills CC 737 (+161)
3t. Abbey Hartsell 148 (+4) – All-Tournament
9t. Chelsea Mansel 153 (+9)
14t. Ainee O'Connor 154 (+10)
31t. Laura Morrison 159 (+15)
69t. Tessa Young 174 (+30)
69t. Evelyn Stein 174 (+30) – playing as an individual
69t. Jordan Young 174 (+30) – playing as an individual
North Piedmont Conference:
Alexander Central: 3
Lake Norman: 1
Southern District 7:
West Lincoln: 0
Bunker Hill: 3
East Lincoln: 0
West Caldwell: 3
Davie County: 3
Fred T. Foard: 1
North Piedmont Conference:
Alexander Central: 1
Appalachian State University men’s golf finished the final round of play in Cleveland State University’s Invitational on Tuesday afternoon. The Mountaineers shot 292 (round one), 288 (round two) and 303 (round three) to finish tied for seventh overall with a tournament total of 883.
Kent State had a spectacular tournament to take the CSU Invitational title with a total of 818 (-46) with Oakland (862) and hosting Cleveland State (863) behind them in second and third. Kent State also featured the top two individual champions, Ian Holt and Chase Johnson, who finished -17 and -12, respectively.
Adverse weather proved to make conditions less than ideal, but the linksman kept playing as the heavy stuff wouldn’t come down for quite a while.
Leading the Mountaineers with +1 finish at 217 was Chance Watson (Newland, N.C./Avery County). Watson had a 76 in round one before following it up with a great second round (68). His third round of 73 gave him his total that was good enough for tied-18th.
Tripp Summerlin (Summerfield, N.C.) shot 74 in rounds two and three after starting off the tournament with a 71 to finish +3 (219) and tied-23rd overall.
Patrick Moriarty (Rockville, Md./Rockville) finished tied-31st with a tournament total of 223. He had a 71 first round, 73 second round and a 79 final round to finish +7 for the tournament.
Alex Burris (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) and Thomas Hodges (Waxhaw, N.C./Charlotte Christian) finished right behind them with +10 (tied-43rd) and +14 (tied-55th) performances, respectively. Burris totaled 226 after 75 (round one), 73 (round two) and 78 (round three) efforts while Hodges finished with 230, shooting a 75 (round one), 77 (round two) and a final 78.
The Mountaineers best round as a team came in round two when they posted a 288 when they moved up to tied for fifth (+4). Moriarty and Watson were both dead even, tied-20th with 144s, including Watson’s 68 on day two. Summerlin was tied-24th at one-over (145) after two rounds while Burris and Hodges both found themselves at four- and eight-over.
Appalachian men’s golf will return to the course for their second-to-last fall tournament when they host the annual Donald Ross Intercollegiate at Mimosa Hills Country Club in Morganton, N.C., starting on Monday, Oct. 10.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team (5-11, 3-6) picked up its first home win of the year with a 3-1 triumph over Tusculum (7-7, 4-5) Tuesday night in a South Atlantic Conference match at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium.
The Bears defeated the Pioneers by scores of 25-21, 18-25, 25-22 and 25-16 and snapped a four-match losing streak in the process.
Lenoir-Rhyne freshman outside hitter Katrina Samuels (Blythewood, S.C.) led the way with a match-high 19 kills while sophomore setter Jessica Funk (East Bend, N.C.) added 44 assists and nine digs as the Bears swept the Pioneers on the year.
Tusculum’s Laryssa Welch (New Castle, Ind.) and Rachel Garnett (Cincinnati, Ohio) both finished with 11 kills while Melissa Mazur (Chicago, Ill.) added 36 digs in the losing effort.
In addition, the Pioneers hit just .157 for match in suffering their third consecutive setback.
Junior libero Ashley Markland, a St. Stephens grad, totaled 19 digs for the Bears, who finished with 14 blocks and hit .261 on the night.
In the next round of South Atlantic Conference matches on Friday at 7:00 p.m., Lenoir-Rhyne hosts Lincoln Memorial.
Fred T. Foard: 3
South Caldwell: 0
St. Stephens: 3
South Mountain Athletic Conference:
East Burke: 1
Southern District 7:
West Caldwell: 0
Fred T. Foard: 1
South Caldwell: 0
St. Stephens: 0
South Mountain Athletic Conference:
East Burke: 1
Southern District 7:
West Lincoln: 2
East Lincoln: 1
West Caldwell: 1
Bunker Hill: 0
For the second time this year, Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Andrea Leano has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Women’s Soccer Player Of The Week.
Leano, a senior goalkeeper from San Diego, Calif., made eight saves last week in leading the Bears to home wins over Carson-Newman (1-0) and Queens (1-0) on Wednesday and Saturday, respectively, in a pair of key conference matches.
Leano, who won the honor three weeks ago, made six stops in the Bears’ upset win over the Eagles, who were ranked No. 14 in NCAA Division II at the time.
On the year, Leano has a 0.97 goals-against average with 33 saves.
Lenoir-Rhyne (6-2-2, 3-1-1), winners of three straight matches, hits the road to take on Mars Hill (3-5-1, 2-3) in a South Atlantic Conference match Wednesday in Mars Hill, N.C., beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Ismael Noumansana has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Men’s Soccer Player Of The Week, league officials announced earlier today.
Noumansana, a junior forward from Reims, FRANCE, scored three goals last week in leading the Bears to a pair of home league wins over Carson-Newman (4-2) and Queens (3-0) last Wednesday and Saturday, respectively.
Noumansana, a 2015 All-South Atlantic Conference honoree, scored twice against the Eagles and once in the win over the Royals. Both goals were match-winners. Noumansana currently leads the team in both goals scored (nine) and total points (19).
Lenoir-Rhyne (6-3-1, 3-2) returns to action on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m., to take on Mars Hill (4-5, 2-3) in a conference match in Mars Hill, N.C.
Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Nelson Brown and Sherrod Williams have been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Football Offensive and Defensive Players Of The Week, respectively, by the league office this morning.
Brown, a redshirt freshman running back from Salisbury, Md., rushed for 200 yards on 35 carries and a touchdown to lead the Bears to a 20-17 victory over Carson-Newman last Saturday in a conference game at Jefferson City, Tenn.
Brown has rushed for at least 200 yards in two games this year – both league victories – and is currently ranked second in the South Atlantic Conference in rushing at 131.8 yards per outing in addition to three touchdowns.
On Saturday, September 17, Brown rushed for 261 yards – third-best rushing total in program single-game history – and two touchdowns in Lenoir-Rhyne’s 31-3 victory over Tusculum.
Williams, a redshirt freshman defensive back from Edison, Ga., finished with five solo tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against the Eagles.
Williams returned a pick 45 yards on Carson-Newman’s final drive to seal the win for Lenoir-Rhyne while his 37-yard fumble return set up the Bears’ first touchdown of the game. Williams has 24 tackles on the year.
Tusculum’s Evan Altizer was named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Football Special Teams Player Of The Week.
Lenoir-Rhyne (2-3) returns home to face UNC Pembroke (4-1) in its annual Homecoming game on Saturday afternoon at Moretz Stadium beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Appalachian State punter Bentlee Critcher (South Daytona, Fla) is the Sun Belt Special Teams Player of the Week after keeping Georgia State backed up throughout the Mountaineers’ 17-3 win over the Panthers on Saturday at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
Critcher was a weapon all afternoon for the Mountaineers. He punted six times for a 42.7-yard average and downed four punts inside the 20-yard line - three inside the 10 - to keep Georgia State facing long fields.
Critcher downed punts at the GSU 8-yard line twice, and once at the six, forcing the Panthers to try and generate long drives on App defense. Critcher also kicked off four times, all four were touchbacks. The Panthers started 10 drives off a Critcher kickoff or punt with an average start at their own 21-yard line.
Critcher has a 39.3 average on 25 punts this season and has downed seven punts inside the 20. Opponents have had almost no returns on Critcher with only five for 21 total yards.
App State will have the week off before heading to Lafayette on Wednesday, Oct. 12 for a 8 p.m. ET kick against UL Lafayette on ESPN2.
Appalachian State University women’s soccer found its non-conference rhythm, having three student-athletes score to overcome an early 1-0 deficit to defeat UL Monroe 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.
“I am so proud of this program,” head coach Sarah Strickland said. “When the cards are stacked against you, it helps you determine your character and also lets you know who your friends are and who believes in you. Thank you for all the encouragement, belief and support that we received from so many alumni, parents and former coaches to help us earn this win against a very good ULM team. I was very impressed with our finishing today and with the performance of the entire group.”
The Mountaineers (6-6-2, 1-3-2 Sun Belt) came out with fire and intensity to start the game, but the Warhawks (6-6-1, 3-2 Sun Belt) were able to match the intensity early, scoring the first goal in the 9th minute. But the Black and Gold are familiar with this position, this is the fifth time this season that Appalachian has overcome 0-1 to win the match.
App State fiercely responded to battle over the entire field. The Mountaineers got several shots, but finally broke the two-match seal on the net in the 37th minute when junior Morgan Mosack (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) got her second goal of the season off a great ball from freshman Kristin Brown (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman) to equalize the match at 1-1. The assist is Brown’s first of her college career.
The Black and Gold took the tie into halftime before once again coming out with high energy. With the momentum from the end of the first half carrying them forward, Appalachian took the lead in the 67th minute when freshman Maggie Hanusek (Cumming, Ga./Lambert) found redshirt sophomore Erin Settle (Mooresville, N.C./Mooresville) for the game-winning goal – Settle’s fourth goal of the season and second game-winner.
Breaking the floodgates open, the Mountaineers put the match out of the reach in the 80th minute when, off a breakaway pass by Settle, senior Jane Cline (Cornelius, N.C./Charlotte Catholic) beat the keeper and fired the ball into the left corner of the net, her seventh of the year.
Junior Sam Steyl (Charlotte, N.C./Ardrey Kell) protected the net for the entire 90 for Appalachian. Steyl finished with three saves on the day and the one goal allowed, facing seven shots.
For the fifth time this season, Appalachian came back from a 1-0 deficit to win the match (Northern Kentucky, Radford, Maryland, Gardner-Webb, ULM), however this was the first come-from-behind victory for the Mountaineers in Sun Belt Conference play.
To overcome the deficit, had to have a total team effort and that’s exactly what they got on Sunday. Getting back to their ways, the Mountaineers had great play off the bench from Alexa Asher (Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook), Settle, Sarah Moon (Cornelius, N.C./W.A. Hough), Brown and Hanusek. Settle had the game-winning goal and an assist while both Brown and Hanusek got assists.
App State had just as many total shots as they did on Friday against Arkansas State (22), but finished with a season-high 16 shots on goal (the most SOG since Oct. 25, 2013 at the Citadel – 18), keeping an immense amount of pressure on the ULM goalkeeper. And where finishing has been an issue for the team in the last few weeks, the Mountaineers had no trouble on Sunday, putting up the most amount of goals since the season opener against Northern Kentucky.
Leading the offensive attack in shots was Cline with eight total shots and five on goal. Behind her was Sharon Osterbind (Jacksonville, Ala./Jacksonville (UAB)), who finished with three shots and two on frame, while Jackie Nieradka (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth), Mosack and Settle all finished with two shots on goal. Moon, Lindsey Tully (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic) and Aubrey Fletcher (Berryville, Va./Clark County) also had one shot.
The Mountaineers will play three of their next four matches at home to end the regular season, starting with Little Rock on Friday, Oct. 07. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Appalachian Soccer Stadium at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex. Appalachian then heads to face its longtime rival Georgia Southern in Statesboro on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m.
After leading the match 2-1 after three sets, Appalachian State University volleyball dropped the next two sets and fell to Texas State, 3-2, on Sunday afternoon.
The Mountaineers (2-15, 0-4 Sun Belt) were led offensively by Jenna Talbert (Orange City, Fla./University) who finished with 15 kills and added seven digs. Emma Longley (Raleigh, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons) also finished with double-digit kills and tallied 11.
Amanda Krahl (Pearland, Texas/St. Agnes Academy) and Ashlyn Brown (Fort Myers, Fla./Bishop Verot/New Mexico State) shared the setting duties on Sunday finishing with 20 and 13, respectively.
Defensively, Kennedy Wilson (Avon, Ind./Avon) led the team with 19 digs. Brown tallied a double-double with 14.
“That’s about how proud I can be in a loss. We have been struggling mightily with our effort and energy, but the players definitely flipped that today,” said head coach Matt Ginipro. “We kill any momentum we had being up 2-1 by making way too many errors in the fourth set. However, we made a great comeback in the fifth to tie it up 10-10 after being down 8-3.”
Ginipro continued, “To have played as poorly as we have been and take a good team to the limit on their home floor is, hopefully, a turning point for us. We just need to carry it over to practice this week.”
Appalachian got off to a great start in the opening set. The Apps would jump out to a quick 13-7 lead and would maintain an advantage over the Bobcats (10-9, 3-1 Sun Belt). With a 23-18 lead, a kill from Longley and a Bobcat error would seal the set win for App State.
Texas State would answer in the following set and with the score tied 12-12, the Bobcats would engineer a 9-3 run to take a 21-15 lead and would win the set 25-19.
In a potentially momentum shifting third set, the Mountaineers and Bobcats found themselves tied 13 times. App State led 12-6 in the set midway through, but were down late 24-22 and facing set point.
Back-to-back kills from Ashton Gregory (Yadkinville, N.C./Starmount/Furman) and Talbert tied the set 24-24. With the score tied again at 26-26, a kill from Talbert and a Bobcat error gave the Apps a 2-1 match lead.
However, the Bobcats would respond in a big way in the fourth set getting out to a 13-6 lead and pushed its lead to 11 at 23-12 before winning the set 25-14 to set up a decisive fifth set.
Down 8-3 midway through the final set, the Mountaineers came back to tie the set at 10-10 with kills from Longley, Gregory and three from Melissa McMath (Lexington, N.C./Central Davidson). The Bobcats would edge out the Mountaineers for the final five points, 5-3, and win the match.
The Mountaineers will return to action next Friday, Oct. 7 when they travel to Georgia Southern. First serve is set for 6:30 p.m.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Team (6-2-2, 3-1-1) won its third straight match with a 1-0 shutout victory over Queens (4-5, 2-3) Saturday night at the Moretz Sports – Athletic Complex in a South Atlantic Conference contest.
Lenoir-Rhyne senior midfielder Cassandra Kerrigan (Osprey, Fla.) scored the lone goal of the match at the 68:01 mark of the contest. Kerrigan received a pass from freshman forward Hannah Van Eerden (Stokesdale, N.C.) from the top and scored from about 25 yards out for the win.
The goal was Kerrigan’s first of the season while the Bears also registered their third straight shutout victory.
In addition, Lenoir-Rhyne held a 22-6 advantage in shots taken and stayed in the top-half of the South Atlantic Conference standings.
Lenoir-Rhyne senior goalkeeper Andrea Leano (San Diego, Calif.) earned the win in goal after making a pair of saves while sophomore Rachel Quest (Charlotte, N.C.) suffered the loss despite making eight stops and allowing just one goal on the night.
Lenoir-Rhyne faces Mars Hill in Mars Hill, N.C., on Wednesday evening in a league match beginning at 5:00 p.m.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Team (6-3-1, 3-2) put together another strong performance with a 3-0 shutout victory over Queens (5-4, 2-3) in a South Atlantic Conference match Saturday evening at the Moretz Sports – Athletic Complex.
The Bears took control early when junior forward Ismael Noumansana (Reims, FRANCE) scored just 4:52 into the contest. Noumansana recovered his own blocked shot in the box off a corner kick and found the back of the net for his team-leading ninth score of the year.
Lenoir-Rhyne made it 2-0 when junior defender Kevin Nadeau, a Freedom High grad, scored off a goal kick from junior Zach King (Altamonte Springs, Fla.), who was credited with the assist, at the 29:49 mark of the first half.
Sophomore midfielder Israel Ramirez, a Fred T. Foard grad, rounded out the scoring in the 82nd minute of the contest. Ramirez scored off a corner kick while senior midfielder Mitch Botfield (Walsall, ENGLAND) and sophomore forward Marc Fernandez (Barcelona, SPAIN) both assisted on the play. Both Nadeau and Ramirez scored their first goals of the year.
King made four stops while earning the shutout victory in goal while Queens goalkeeper Sergio Lemus (Santiago, CHILE) suffered the loss despite making three saves on the evening.
Lenoir-Rhyne hits the road to face Mars Hill in a South Atlantic Conference contest Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.
Appalachian State field hockey fell to the Pacific Tigers 6-2 on Saturday afternoon at the Carol Grotnes Belk Turf Field in Davidson, N.C. Goalkeeper Rachel Gaines (Kettering, Ohio/Kettering Fairmont) had a monstrous performance collecting 19 saves in the match.
“Pacific is a really dynamic team that kept us on our heels all game,” said head coach Meghan Dawson. “Our defense was able to keep a lot of their opportunities out of the goal.”
Pacific delivered the first strike of the match from a shot produced by Alicia Muinos to give the Tigers the early lead in the 12th minute. Then four minute later, Pacific would smash in an unassisted goal to bring their lead to 2-0 with 16 minutes shaved off the clock.
Down by two, the Mountaineers were eager to whip up the right play to break onto the boards and Taylor Cimbalist (Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonial) would do just that by darting in her fifth goal of the season to shrink the Tigers’ gap to one (2-1).
As the clock ticked down in the first, Marguerite van Wyk snuck in a late goal off one of their nine penalty corners of the half to extend their lead back up by two (3-1).
The Tigers showered Appalachian’s backfield with 21 shots and 11 on target, but Pacific’s attacks were continuously countered by Gaines who swatted away eight in the first.
With the score close at 3-1, both squads were determined to deliver the game-changing plays to take the match. Pacific would strike 11 minutes into the second with a high shot into the net off of one of their eight corners of the half. Suddenly in a blink of an eye, senior captain Jordan Van Cleave (Louisville, Ky./Ballard) responded to the Tigers’ goal by firing a shot off of a penalty corner in the 50th minute.
Only down by two, Appalachian was focused on rallying back to steal the match away from their California foes, but Pacific would score two more goals late in the second to run away with the bout 6-2.
The Pacific Tigers controlled the majority of the match on App State’s side of the field administering 39 shots with 25 on goal compared to App’s six shots and three towards the net. Also, the Tigers received 13 more penalty corners than the Mountaineers, which was highly influential to their victory.
Goalkeeper Gaines shattered her previous single-game high of 11 saves by totaling 19 on Davidson’s turf on Saturday afternoon, all while protecting the net for 70:000 minutes.
“I think my team, the defense and I played really well together today,” said Gaines. “We have grown to trust each other over the course of the season and it shows in our efforts each game. I know they have my back on every play and they know I have theirs, which enables us to all play to the best of our abilities.”
The Black and Gold will host two back-to-back home games in Boone on Friday, Oct. 7 against Lock Haven and on Sunday, Oct. 7 against Saint Francis. App State will honor seniors Van Cleave and Micaela Diedericks (Cape Town, South African/Wynberg Girls) on Sunday’s match against Saint Francis.
Appalachian State University women’s cross country racked up 86 points to take second at the USC Upstate Invitational on Saturday morning. Lipscomb grabbed the team title collecting 20 points, and Kennesaw State finished in third with 91 points.
“I am ecstatic for the ladies that competed today,” said head coach Michael Curcio. “We accomplished our main objectives. The ladies ran personal bests, and we had three under 19 minutes. We got a valuable experience against division one programs. Looking at the line up before the race, the ladies agreed that a second place finish was a good goal going up against three A-SUN conference champions. The ladies went out as a group and pressed along in the chase pack.”
Kidan Kidane of Kennesaw State took home the individual title crossing the 5k finish line in 17:39.63. Striding behind her was Sally Larson and Avery Franklin of Lipscomb who finished in second and third respectively.
Erin Jameson (Pffafftown, N.C./Reagan) was the Mountaineer’s first runner to reach the tape with a time of 18:43.12 to place 17th out of 165 competitors. Finishing two spots behind Jameson was freshman Grace Brooks (Waynesboro, Va./Waynesboro) who stormed across the finish line in 18:50.73 (20th).
Rounding out the top three competitors from Appalachian was freshman Sarah Venable (Cary, N.C./Cary) who placed 24th with a 5k effort of 18:58.97.
Other scorers for the Mountaineers were Kate Butler (Corning, N.Y./Corning Painted Post), who clocked a time of 19:01.59 to place 27th, and Megan Scannell (Northwood, N.H./Coe Brown Northwood Academy), who broke past the tape in 19:06.07 to finish 30th.
“I am extremely proud of Erin Jameson leading the charge,” continued Curcio. “Grace Brooks did a phenomenal job getting a huge PR. Also, the top five of Venable, Butler and Scannell finished within 25 seconds of each other. All in all, it was a productive weekend. It bodes well for the future.”
Lastly, Leigh Harrow (Deltaville, Va./Middlesex) and Molly Pusateri (Louisville, Ohio/St. Thomas Aquinas) hustled to the line and both landed inside the top 50 running 19:09.34 (32nd) and 19:44.95 (50th) respectively.
The Black and Gold will hit the course in two weeks on Friday, Oct. 14 at the HPU VertCross Invitational. The women’s 6k race will start at 5:15, following the men’s 8k competition.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team (2-3, 2-0) prevailed in its first road game of the year, 20-17 over Carson-Newman (2-3, 1-2), Saturday afternoon in a South Atlantic Conference contest at Burke-Tarr Stadium.
Lenoir-Rhyne redshirt freshman running back Nelson Brown (Salisbury, Md.) finished with 200 yards rushing on 35 carries and a touchdown while senior placekicker Hunter Haire (Longwood, Fla.) kicked the game-winning, 35-yard field goal with 59 seconds remaining to break a 17-all tie in the victory.
Brown topped 200 yards on the ground for the second time this season for the Bears, who defeated the Eagles for the fifth straight time.
Carson-Newman was able to rally to tie the contest after falling behind by a 14-0 score early in the second quarter thanks to touchdown runs by Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore running back Robbie Hooks (Franklinville, N.J.) and Nelson from two and eight yards out, respectively.
The Bears' defense was also the story in the game, limiting the Eagles to just 250 yards of offense including 187 yards on the ground. Lenoir-Rhyne also registered four quarterback sacks while redshirt freshman defensive back Sherrod Williams (Edison, Ga.) sealed the game with a 45-yard interception return on the Eagles’ final drive.
Carson-Newman came into the contest averaging over 565 yards of total offense, fourth-best in the nation. The Eagles’ Antonio Wimbush (Kingsland, Ga.) finished with 99 yards rushing while Jamal Jones (Chattanooga, Tenn.) added a 27-yard touchdown run in the losing effort.
Lenoir-Rhyne is now tied with Newberry for first place in the South Atlantic Conference standings. Williams also had a 37-yard fumble return, a forced fumble and five solo tackles in the win for the Bears.
Lenoir-Rhyne next faces UNC Pembroke, ranked No. 21 in NCAA Division II, next Saturday at home as part of Homecoming at Moretz Stadium beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Four interceptions highlighted a stout defensive effort by Appalachian State and powered the Mountaineers to a 17-3 win over Georgia State on Saturday at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
App State (3-2, 1-0 SBC) picked off Georgia State’s Conner Manning four times while limiting the Panthers (0-4, 0-1 SBC) to 241 total yards.
It was a defensive battle in the first half as both teams went scoreless going into the locker room. The Mountaineers found a way to manufacture enough offense in the second half to give the defense some room for error and get App State their 14th Sun Belt win in their last 15 conference games.
Running back Jalin Moore broke loose on a 45-yard touchdown run on the opening possession of the second half to grab a 7-0 lead. The Mountaineers scored 10 of their 17 points in the fourth quarter, with a career-long 42-yard field goal from Michael Rubino and quarterback Taylor Lamb’s 12-yard touchdown pass to Shaedon Maedors with 3:16 remaining put the game out of reach.
Moore rushed for 149 yards on 28 carries in his second-straight start, and Lamb finished 13-for-25 with a touchdown. Meadors brought in three catches for 43 yards and a score.
Linebacker Eric Boggs led the team with a team-high 10 tackles and an interception. Cornerback Mondo Williams, safety Alex Gray, and Brandon Pinckney – on the game’s final play – all had interceptions. Devan Stringer and John Law had eight tackles apiece and helped App hold Georgia State out of the red zone the entire afternoon.
Appalachian is now 3-0 against Georgia State all-time, outscoring the Panthers in the series, 98-6. App found itself in a 0-0 tie at the half for the first time since 1995, when the Mountaineers and Marshall were scoreless at the break.
App State will have the week off before heading to Lafayette on Wednesday, Oct. 12 for a 8 p.m. ET kick against UL Lafayette on ESPN2.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team (4-11, 2-6) suffered its fourth straight setback with a 3-1 loss to Coker (9-6, 3-6) Saturday afternoon in a South Atlantic Conference match at the Harris E. & Louise H. DeLoach Center.
The Cobras defeated the Bears by scores of 25-23, 25-23, 21-25 and 25-17 and won their second straight contest.
Coker was led by Bethany Prochnow (Wildomar, Calif.) with 13 kills while Madison Bingle (Grand Rapids, Mich.) added 10 kills and 22 digs in the victory.
Lenoir-Rhyne lost despite 19 kills and eight blocks from junior middle blocker Emily Steele (Greenville, N.C.). Freshman outside hitter Katrina Samuels (Blythewood, S.C.) added 14 kills and senior right side hitter Tiffany Brooks (Kannapolis, N.C.) totaled five kills and a team-high 21 digs in the setback.
Lenoir-Rhyne tallied 12 blocks in the contest but was hit with seven service errors. Coker’s Christen Bragg (Rock Hill, S.C.) added a double-double – 34 assists and 13 digs – and the Cobras totaled eight service aces in the victory.
Lenoir-Rhyne returns home to host the first of three straight South Atlantic Conference matches at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., against Tusculum.