St. Aug’s wins 2-OT thriller over Livingstone
D.J. Johnson scored on a 10-yard run, and Sean Smith made the critical extra point in double overtime as St. Augustine’s slipped past Livingstone College 38-37 on Sunday in the CIAA Southern Division football opener at Alumni Memorial Stadium.
Johnson finished the day with three passing touchdowns and two rushing scores. He threw for 244 yards with no interceptions and led the Falcons (2-4, 2-1 CIAA) in rushing with 87 yards on 19 carries.
His touchdown in the second overtime capped a two-play drive which tied the score at 37. With St. Aug’s starting at the Livingstone 25-yard line, Johnson found Lenwood Joyner for a 15-yard pass to the 10 before scoring on a quarterback draw. Smith calmly booted the extra point for the winner.
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The Blue Bears (0-3, 0-1) scored first in the second overtime on a 1-yard run by Jarius Richardson but the extra-point attempt was low.
Both teams kicked field goals in the first overtime. Smith kicked a 26-yarder to give the Falcons a brief lead. Tyler Keene of the Blue Bears sent the game into the second overtime with a 24-yard field goal.
Sam Boyd led the Falcons with three catches for 97 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown reception. Dre Williams and Justin Shaw also caught touchdown passes for the Falcons.
UNC: The Tar Heels continued their winning ways on Sunday, rolling to a 3-0 sweep of Miami (25-20, 25-10, 25-18). The Tar Heels (14-2, 6-0 ACC) out-hit the Hurricanes (7-11, 1-5) .342 to .055.
Freshman Julia Scoles led the Tar Heels’ attack with 12 kills, unleashing eight in the third set alone. The rookie outside hitter did not make an error in the match, hitting .480 with three service aces, six digs and two solo blocks.
N.C. State: The host Wolfpack put together a furious comeback late in the match, but was unable to complete it as Florida State held on for the 3-1 (25-22, 25-19, 23-25, 27-25) victory Sunday.
After dropping the first two sets, the Wolfpack rallied to win the third set and the Pack had two set-point attempts in the fourth set, but the Seminoles were able to fight them off to secure the win.
Duke: Visiting Virginia Tech jumped out to a 1-0 lead before Duke dominated the final three sets to defeat the Hokies 3-1 (23-25, 25-14, 25-11, 25-13) Sunday.
Virginia Tech (8-9, 3-3 ACC) sent down 18 kills on .326 hitting in the first, but Duke (11-5, 5-1) limited the Hokies to just 21 kills on .010, hitting the remaining three frames combined. The Blue Devils offense countered with 38 kills and a .361 following the first to control the remainder of the match.
The turnaround started with Duke’s serve as the Blue Devils totaled eight aces to just one for the Hokies. In addition, Virginia Tech made 12 service errors, double Duke’s total of six.
UNC: Senior All-America Molly Hendrick led the way with three goals and added an assist for four total points as the defending NCAA champion Tar Heels beat the Australian National Team, 13-8, in a scrimmage on Sunday in Sparks, Md.
UNC: Jessie Aney and Hayley Carter reached the doubles final of the 2016 Riviera/ITA All-American Championships on Saturday by defeating Northwestern’s Alex Chatt and Maddie Lipp in the semifinals. The Tar Heels tandem outlasted the seventh-seeded team, 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (9) at Pacific Palisades, Calif.
UNC will face the fifth-seeded Pepperdine team of Luisa Stefani and Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai in the championship match.
Duke: Junior back Alyssa Chillano put away a penalty stroke in the 79th minute to lift the visiting Blue Devils over Princeton, 2-1, in overtime Sunday. After dropping their first ACC contest of the season Friday at No. 4 Syracuse, the Blue Devils demonstrated resiliency against the Tigers to improve to 11-2.
N.C. State: The visiting Wolfpack dropped a tough road match at ACC foe Clemson Saturday evening, falling to the Tigers 2-0. Senior goalkeeper Alex McCauley stopped seven shots. The hosts were able to find the back of the net in the 61st and 65th minutes to earn the win.
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