N.C. State women cross country team crowned ACC champions
The N.C. State women’s cross country team won the 2016 ACC Championship behind all five scorers placing in the top 15. The title marks the women’s 22nd and the program’s 38th ACC title – the most of any school in the conference. The men took third in a competitive field, as Sam Parsons led the way with a third-place finish.
Rachel Koon led the way for the women with a fourth-place overall finish, crossing the finish line in 20:03.8. Wesley Frazier took second on the team and 10th overall in 20:21.0. Alyssa Rudawsky, Elly Henes and Ryen Frazier rounded out the Pack’s scoring, finishing 12th, 13th and 14th, respectively.
In the team race, N.C. State and Notre Dame battled for the top spot over the course until N.C. State ran away with the 53-74 win over the final 2000m. The Wolfpack used its depth to push a host of runners into the top 15 for the win.
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N.C. State also added six All-ACC honorees, as all five scorers and Kailyn Kramer finished in the top 21 to earn the honor. It marks the second straight All-ACC honors in cross country for Koon, Ryen and Kramer, while Wesley and Henes have earned their first ever All-ACC honors.
Campbell: The team had four finishers among the top 10 as the Camels won the 2016 Big South Men’s Cross Country Championship Friday in Asheville. Amon Terer captured the men’s individual title on the 8K course in a time of 24:48.16 to mark the second straight year Campbell had the individual winner. For the women, Joan Maritim captured the individual title on the 5K course at the Big South Championship in a time of 17:18.03 to become the first Camel ever to win the event.
Wake Forest: The men’s and women’s cross country teams took to the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary on Friday morning for the 2016 ACC Championship. The women finished in eighth place while the men claimed 13th. The women scored 207 points as a team, which put the Deacs in a three-way tie with Clemson and Pitt for sixth overall, but fell to eighth due to tiebreakers. As a team, the men scored a total of 345 points.
UNC: Morgan Ilse and Logan Carroll led their respective cross country teams at the ACC Championships on Friday and earned All-ACC honors for their efforts. Ilse finished 16th while Carroll took 20th in the men’s race. The men ended up taking sixth place and the women took 16th.
Elon: The cross country programs will travel to Newark, Del., for the 2016 Colonial Athletic Association Cross Country Championships on Saturday. The meet will be at the White Clay Creek State Park, with the starting gun for the men’s 8K race slated for 10 a.m. followed by the women’s 6K run at 11 a.m.
Duke: Head coach Joanne P. McCallie has announced Blue Devil freshman Emily Schubert will miss the 2016-17 campaign after suffering a torn ACL during practice. The 6-4 center will apply for a medical redshirt and have four years remaining.
Elon: After being selected second in the Colonial Athletic Association Predicted Order of Finish, the team is ready to get the 2016-17 season underway. In its unofficial start to the year, the Phoenix hosts Wingate in its lone exhibition game on Saturday in Alumni Gym at 3 p.m.
UNC: The team placed three players, Nils Bruening, Alex Comsia and David October, on the Academic All-District first team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Meanwhile, the No. 3 Tar Heels closed out the regular season with a 0-0 double overtime draw at 12th-ranked Notre Dame on Friday night. The Tar Heels (11-2-3, 5-1-2) will host an ACC Championship Quarterfinal match on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. The team has secured a top-2 seed in the tournament by winning the Coastal Division.
Duke: Virginia redshirt junior Pablo Aguilar curled a shot past Blue Devils goalkeeper Robert Moewes in the 87th minute to lift the 17th-ranked Cavaliers to a 1-0 victory in ACC men’s soccer action at Klöckner Stadium. The game was the final regular season game for both squads. The Blue Devils fall to 7-7-2 overall and 2-5-1 in ACC play and will head to the ACC Championships as the No. 10 seed.
N.C. State: The team seeks to enter the ACC Tournament first round (Nov. 2) on high note as it concludes play in the 2016 regular season with a trip to Atlantic Coast Conference foe Boston College. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at BC’s Newton Campus Lacrosse & Soccer Field.
Elon: Looking to snap a two-game losing skid, the team welcomes Colonial Athletic Association leader Hofstra to Rudd Field on Saturday. The match, set to kick off at 7 p.m., will also be Senior Night as the program recognizes its two seniors, Taylor Adler and Will Smith, prior to the game.
Duke: A week after capturing the program’s first ACC regular season title, the team wraps up regular season action against Richmond at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium. After the contest, the Blue Devils will honor seniors Robin Blazing, Hunter Bracale, Heather Morris, Savannah Story and Kelsey Wagner and graduate students Aisling Naughton and Chessie Ruffell.
N.C. State: Led by sophomore India Clyburn’s score of 72 (E), the team opened its showing at the Landfall Tradition on Friday with a score of 296 (+8) to sit in a three-way tie for sixth place of 18 teams.
Campbell: Coming off the best finish of her collegiate career, Desiree Andersson has been named Big South Conference Come Ready Nutrition golf freshman of the week.
Wake Forest: The team began play Friday at the Landfall Tradition with a strong opening round at the Dye Course of the Country Club of Landfall. The Demon Deacons shot an even par first round 288 and are in second place after 18 holes.
Duke: The Blue Devils are on the final roster for the second annual East Lake Cup presented by Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Atlanta as the nation’s top-ranked golf programs will convene to compete in an elite college match play championship, Monday-Wednesday, airing live on the Golf Channel each day 3-6 p.m.
Campbell: After leading the team to its first team tournament victory of the season, Thomas La Morte has been named Big South Conference golfer of the week.
N.C. State: The 10th-ranked team will head to Charleston, S.C., this weekend for a Great America Rifle Conference matchup with No. 14 Navy. The event will take place inside the Inuoye Marksmanship Center on The Citadel’s campus. Competition is slated to begin at 9 a.m.
Swimming and Diving
N.C. State: The No. 3 team put on a dominant showing in the pool on Friday evening as it took down Northwestern, 185-108, in its second dual meet of the 2016-17 season. The Wolfpack gave the Wildcats their first loss of the year, as N.C. State improves to 2-0 and Northwestern falls to 4-1 in the regular season. Collectively, the Pack posted the top mark in 15 of the 16 events contested and earned seven NCAA ‘B’ cuts.
Duke: Coming off of a strong opening weekend at a quad meet in Christiansburg, Va., the Blue Devil men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams host their first home meet of the season Saturday in Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion. The team welcomes the N.C. State women and Northwestern men in a tri meet beginning with diving at 10 a.m. The remainder of the meet will continue at 11 a.m. Saturday also marks the Blue Devils’ Breast Cancer Awareness Meet as well as Alumni Weekend.
St. Augustine’s: The Falcons will travel to Johnson C. Smith University on Saturday at 1 p.m. The site is the Irwin Belk Complex in Charlotte. The team enters after dropping a 39-16 decision to Fayetteville State on Oct. 22. Rovonta Johnson rushed for 101 yards and one touchdown in the loss while Falcon quarterback D.J. Johnson threw for 150 yards and a touchdown. Johnson also threw three interceptions in the loss.
Campbell: The team hits the road, traveling to Drake for a week 9 Pioneer Football League matchup. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. The Camels (3-3, 1-2 PFL) lead the PFL in rushing offense at 249.8 yards per game, also ranking second in the league in total defense at 283.2 yards per game.
St. Augustine’s: On Saturday, the team will host Brunswick Community College in a scrimmage at Emery Gymnasium beginning at 3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. The Falcons are led by preseason All-CIAA selections Anthony Gaskins and Quincy January. They open the regular season against Mansfield University in the VSU Classic on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m.
Wake Forest: On the first day of the Tennessee Fall Invite, the team picked up four singles victories against Ohio State and earned two doubles wins over Tennessee in dual-match-style action.
Duke: The team began the Charlotte 49ers Fall Invitational with a 3-0 singles mark and 2-2 doubles record. All three Blue Devils who took part in singles advanced to the quarterfinals, and both doubles teams will play in the consolation finals Saturday. Leading the way in singles was freshman Spencer Furman, who made his singles debut on Friday with a 6-0, 7-6 (2) victory against Ricky Saad of Davidson. Furman, the No. 1 seed in the A1 flight, will face Wood Benton of South Carolina at 10 a.m. Saturday in the quarterfinals.
UNC: No. 8 Tar Heels captured their 11th straight victory on Friday night, taking down Virginia Tech, 3-1 (25-21, 22-25, 25-21, 25-17). Taylor Treacy tied her career high with 18 kills, and Taylor Fricano posted her third-straight match with a career-high seven blocks. With the win, the team improves to 19-2 (11-0 ACC) while Virginia Tech falls to 8-14 (3-8 ACC).
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