Shaw football team falls to Livingstone
The Shaw University football team was saddled with a 23-12 loss by Livingstone College on Saturday afternoon at the Alumni Stadium. Shaw falls to 0-7 on the year while LC improves to 2-5 on the season.
The Blue Bears (2-5, 1-3 CIAA) opened the game with a touchdown in the first quarter after producing 14 plays for 88 yards at the 4:08 mark.
Shaw (0-7, 0-4) responded with a drive of its own as quarterback Timothy Abbott found receivers Trevante Long and Karocqus Jefferson for three of the Bears’ first downs that would eventually allow running back Uriah Bethea to score a 1-yard touchdown. But Shaw’s extra-point attempt was blocked, leaving the Bears trailing with 14:54 showing on the game clock in the second frame.
For the game, Shaw produced 319 yards of total offense, including 185 through the air and 134 on the ground. The Bears accounted for 11 penalties worth 147 yards and turned the ball over twice.
Abbott finished the game 18-for-32 for 178 yards but tossed two interceptions. He also led the Bears with seven carries for 52 yards. Long grabbed seven catches for 74 yards and Jefferson pulled in four receptions for 40 yards.
UNC: The visiting Tar Heels (11-3, 3-2 ACC) fell 1-0 Saturday at Louisville (12-3, 2-3).
The game’s only goal came in the 46th minute of play. Erin McCrudden scored her second goal of the season on a shot from the middle of the circle into the left side of the cage. It was the only shot UNC’s defense allowed in the half.
For the game, UNC had 11 shots, 4 of them on goal. The Tar Heels led 5-2 in corners but were unable to capitalize.
Tar Heel Invitational: UNC’s Blue team shot a 3-over-par 291, rising three places into ninth. The White team shot a 24-over-par 312 and is in 17th on Saturday at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Finley Golf Course.
Freshman Brynn Walker continued her very strong tournament, making six birdies en route to an even-par 72. Her back-to-back strong rounds have her in 18th individually. Walker is also leading the tournament, having made 11 birdies over her first two rounds. Junior Lexi Harkins shot her second straight 1-over-par 73, leaving her in 23rd. Sophomore Kelly Whaley and senior Leslie Cloots both shot 73, leaving them in 34th and 44th respectively. Finally, junior Bryana Nguyen shot a 4-over-par 76 and heads into the final round in 60th.
For the White team, freshman Roshnee Sharma had her first collegiate eagle on the par-5 13th hole on her way to a 3-over-par 75.
N.C. State continued its strong showing at the invitational, as the Wolfpack turned in a team total of 289 (plus-1) to remain in fifth place through two days of competition.
The Wolfpack heads into the final round with a 36-hole total of 577 (1 over). Wake Forest and Alabama lead the 18-team field at 569 (7 under), while Ohio State sits in third at 570 (6 under).
India Clyburn, Leonie Bettel and Cecily Overbey all remain in the top 20 of the individual standings. Bettel posted the low round for the Pack on Saturday, matching her day one score of 71 (minus-1), while Clyburn and Overbey carded scores of 72 and 73, in respective order.
ECU: The visiting Pirates (13-5, 3-5 AAC) captured their third straight victory Saturday, sweeping Houston 30-28, 28-26, 25-17.
For the second-straight match, senior middle hitter Ashley McRae was a force offensively as she finished the day with 11 kills and a .667 hitting percentage to go along with three blocks.
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