Falcons no match for Golden Bulls
Julius Murphy scored on a quarterback sneak and connected with Lynwood Joyner for a two-point conversion, but St. Augustine’s couldn’t quite handle the Golden Bulls, falling 34-8 to Johnson C. Smith on Saturday.
The Falcons (2-7, 2-4 CIAA) will host crosstown rival Shaw in the season-finale at 1 p.m. Saturday at the George Williams Athletic Complex.
Elon: Playing on the road for the first time since Sept. 24, the Phoenix dropped a 27-3 contest against Albany on Saturday. Elon moves to 2-6 overall and 1-4 in CAA.
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N.C. State: The Wolfpack will begin the postseason with an ACC first-round match against No. 12 Notre Dame at 1 p.m. Sunday at Alumni Stadium, marking its first appearance in the ACC Championships since 2006. The Wolfpack (10-7-1, 4-5-1 ACC) and the Fighting Irish (12-2-4, 7-1-2) will play for a spot in the ACC semifinals in Charleston, S.C.
ECU: The Pirates will play their final match of the season when they host 19th-ranked Connecticut on Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for noon at Johnson Stadium.
Mt. Olive: The Trojans fell to Southern Wesleyan 2-1 Saturday in Conference Carolinas. The loss ends the season.
N.C. State: Following a strong showing in California at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational, the Wolfpack concludes the fall portion of its schedule at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate in Greensboro on Sunday and Monday. The tournament will be played on the West Course of the Grandover Resort & Conference Center.
Mt. Olive: In their final home match of the season, the Trojans dropped a three-set match to King University in Conference Carolinas action Saturday. The Trojans will end their season on the road facing North Greenville on Nov. 4 before battling Southern Wesleyan on Nov. 5.
UNC: The fifth-ranked Tar Heels got second-half goals from redshirt freshman Marissa Creatore and senior Lauren Moyer en route to a 2-0 win at Old Dominion Saturday. The Heels improve to 14-4 on the season with just one regular-season game remaining.
Swimming & Diving
N.C. State: In its first dual meet on the road this season the Wolfpack women took down No. 19 Duke, 177-123, on Saturday inside the Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion. This was the first ACC matchup for both schools. The Wolfpack improves to 2-0 and Duke moves to 3-1 on the regular season. This marks the second team the Pack has defeated that is currently listed among the top 25 of the national poll.
Raleigh Sports Club: Gary Gilmore, head baseball coach for Coastal Carolina, will be Wednesday’s guest speaker. After leading Coastal Carolina to the 2016 College World Series, Chanticleers head coach Gary Gilmore was named National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association National Coach of the Year. The meetings are held in Bradley Hall in Highland UMC, 1901 Ridge Road. Doors open at 10:50 a.m. Buffet lines open at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting is noon until 1 p.m. Attendance fee is $15 for members and $25 for guests.
Track & Field
N.C. State: The Wolfpack have hired three-time Olympian and 1996 110-meter hurdles Olympic gold medalist Allen Johnson to coach the men’s and women’s sprints, hurdles and relays, as announced by coach Rollie Geiger on Saturday.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack shaved off four strokes from its first round at the Landfall Tradition to post a 4-over-par team total of 292 on Saturday to remain in sixth place out of 18 teams. Through two rounds, the Pack holds a team score of 588 (plus-12). Wake Forest leads the tournament with a 3-under-par 572.
Elon: Sophomore Nick Ciolkowski became the first member of the program to capture two conference individual titles as the Phoenix cross country programs competed at the Colonial Athletic Association Cross Country Championships on Saturday at the White Clay Creek State Park in Newark, Del.
Ciolkowski clocked a time of 25:08.10 in the men’s 8K race – nearly 13 seconds faster than the runner-up – and was the Most Outstanding Performer of the Meet for the second year in a row. Overall, the sophomore helped the Phoenix men to a third-place standing with 84 points.
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