Shoulder surgery sidelines Duke punter Austin Parker
Duke redshirt freshman punter Austin Parker underwent surgery on his right shoulder Sunday morning to stabilize a fractured clavicle suffered on Friday night in Duke’s 24-14 loss at No. 7 Louisville.
Parker is out of action indefinitely as no timetable has been set for his return. The surgery was performed by Dr. Claude T. Moorman III, Duke’s head team physician and the director of Duke Sports Science Institute.
A native of Mount Pleasant, Parker appeared in all seven games this season, punting 38 times for 1,556 yards and a 40.95 yards per kick average. He created 14 fair catches and two touchbacks while dropping 13 boots inside the 20-yard line. In addition, Parker logged 10 punts of 50-plus yards, including a season-long boot of 68 yards against Army West Point.
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Parker’s 40.95 yards per punt average is the third best by a Duke rookie in program history.
At No. 7 Louisville on Friday, senior Danny Stirt replaced the injured Parker and punted once for 41 yards.
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons captured their first championship in two seasons by winning the 2016 Tar Heel Invitational on Sunday at the Finley Golf Course. The Deacons finished the tournament with a school-record score of 10 under and were led by individual champion Jennifer Kupcho, who set the school and tournament record with a score of 15 under.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack moved up one spot on the leaderboard on the final day of play at the Tar Heel Invitational to finish fourth of 18 teams in the final standings. The Wolfpack carded a total of 289 (plus-1) on Sunday to finish the weekend with a 2-over-par 866.
UNC: The Tar Heels held steady during the final day of the Tar Heel Invitational shooting an 8-over-par 296 to finish in ninth place. The White Team shot a 21-over-par 309 to finish at a 61-over-par 925 in 18th place.
Campbell: In a field that includes 16 teams ranked among the nation’s top 100, the Camels tee off Monday in the Greenville Regional Preview women’s golf tournament.
Duke: Graduate student Aisling Naughton and junior Alyssa Chillano recorded two goals each to guide the Blue Devils to a 5-1 defeat of No. 19 Old Dominion Sunday. Up next, the team return home to Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium to host North Carolina at 1 p.m. Saturday on ACC Network Extra.
UNC: The third-ranked Tar Heels wrapped up a two-game road trip Sunday with a 6-0 win at Miami (Ohio). Redshirt freshman Marissa Creatore led the scoring with two goals as the Tar Heels improved to 12-3 on the season. The host RedHawks fell to 8-7.
Wake Forest: No. 17 Demon Deacons defeated William & Mary 3-1 on Sunday at Busch Field in Williamsburg, Va., and improve to 7-1 against nonconference opponents.
ECU: The Pirates earned their first point in the American Athletic Conference standings in a 1-1, double-overtime draw against Houston on Sunday at Johnson Stadium. The Pirates (4-9-1, 0-4-1 AAC) will begin their final road trip of the season at Tampa, Fla., on Oct. 20 to take on USF.
N.C. State: Freshman Alexis Galarneau made a big impact in his debut, winning three consecutive matches in his first tournament. The Canadian eventually fell to the No. 2 overall seed and ITA No. 5 Ronnie Schneider of UNC. Galarneau dropped the close match 7-5, 6-4. The teams has concluded action at the ITA Carolina Regional and will prepare to host the Wolfpack Invitational next weekend.
UNC: No. 8 Tar Heels extended their winning streak to eight straight on Sunday, taking down Louisville in straight sets (25-11, 25-21, 25-17). The Heels (16-2) match their best start to ACC play since 2002 with an 8-0 record. With the loss, the Cardinals slip to 6-12 (1-7 ACC).
N.C. State: The Wolfpack struggled to get into an offensive rhythm Sunday inside Purcell Pavilion against one of the top teams in the ACC, as Notre Dame won the match in straight sets (25-19, 25-17, 25-23).
Elon: The Phoenix started off strong on Sunday by winning the first set but was not able to hold on, falling to College of Charleston 3-1 (25-22, 16-25, 23-25, 17-25) in Alumni Gym.
Swimming and Diving
ECU: Although the Pirates recorded five wins in eight freestyle races, Navy won 23 total events and swept the Pirates at Minges Natatorium Sunday. The Midshipmen posted a 185-111 victory on the women’s side and a 170-128 win against the men.
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