Kelly Findley out as N.C. State men’s soccer coach
N.C. State will not renew the contract of men’s soccer head coach Kelly Findley, the school announced on Thursday.
Findley posted a 45-51-13 mark in six seasons, including a 9-33-9 record in ACC play. The Wolfpack, which finished the 2016 season with a 5-12 mark, did not advance to the postseason during his tenure.
A national search for a new coach will begin immediately.
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N.C. State: The Wolfpack returns to Reynolds Coliseum Friday, in a free exhibition against UNC Pembroke. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at the Kay Yow Court. The game will be streamed live on GoPack.com for fans unable to attend.
Friday’s contest is a free non-ticketed event. All seating will be general admission.
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons will play Notre Dame and Louisville for the final time this season after road matches earlier. Both matches will be at Summit School. The Deacons will play Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Louisville at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Shaw: The Bears fell to UNC Pembroke 3-0 Thursday evening at Lumbee Guaranty Bank Court.
The team suffered 25-15, 30-28 and 25-12 in three straight sets to the Braves, including a season-low five kills in the opening set.
Duke: Notre Dame leading scorer John Gallagher knocked home a loose ball with 55 seconds left in the first overtime to lead the seventh-seeded host Fighting Irish to a 3-2 victory over No. 10 seed Duke in the ACC championship first round. The Irish advance to play Wake Forest in the quarterfinals. The Blue Devils concluded their season with a 7-8-2 record.
UNC: The Tar Heels’ Bridgette Andrzejewski was named the ACC Freshman of the Year on Thursday.
Andrzejewski is tied for eighth among ACC scorers with 19 points, nine goals and one assist.
Duke: Blue Devils senior Christina Gibbons was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year.
Three other Blue Devils received All-ACC accolades, including senior Toni Payne to the All-ACC First Team, junior Imani Dorsey to the All-ACC Second Team and freshman Ella Stevens to the All-ACC Third Team.
Stevens also collected All-ACC Freshman team honors.
N.C. State: Tziarra King and Kia Rankin were named All-ACC selections. King was selected to the All-ACC Third Team, while both King and Rankin were honorees on the All-ACC Freshman Team.
Elon: Phoenix junior Kendall Ballotti was named to the Colonial Athletic Association’s all-conference First Team on Thursday. Ballotti was picked as one of the best defenders in the league after helping the Phoenix post seven shutouts, the third-highest total in the CAA this season.
Additionally, senior Alexis de Groot was named to the CAA All-Academic squad and freshman Taylor Paradoski earned a spot on the All-Rookie team.
Duke: Junior Nicolas Alvarez fell in his opening round match at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship on Thursday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. Alvarez was defeated 6-4, 6-3 by ACC rival Thai-Son Kwiatowski of Virginia.
Alvarez headed to the consolation bracket.
Duke: The Blue Devils are set to open their final competition of the fall season Friday. The Blue Devils will serve as a satellite site for the Kitty Harrison Invitational. The three-day event, split between Durham and Chapel Hill, will feature competitors from 14 teams.
The Blue Devils open Friday’s competition with doubles action against Minnesota at 9 a.m., before returning to the courts at 10:30 a.m. to face doubles pairs from Virginia. The first day of the invitational concludes for Duke with singles play against Texas Tech beginning at noon.
Saturday consists of doubles play against William & Mary at 9 a.m. and a singles event against Penn State at 10:30 a.m. The Blue Devils’ final match is set for 9 a.m. Sunday, facing Iowa in singles action.
UNC: Tar Heels standouts Hayley Carter and Jessie Aney each won in singles and combined in doubles to reach the quarterfinals on Thursday in the first day of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships from the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Top ranked and fourth-seeded Carter won 6-3, 6-0 over Marie Faure of William & Mary, while 31st-ranked and eighth-seeded Aney took down Andie Dikosavlejevic of Auburn in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2.
UNC: Senior Lauren Moyer earned the first hat trick of her Carolina career Thursday, leading the Tar Heels to a dramatic 3-2 win over Louisville in the ACC championship quarterfinals at Wake Forest’s Kentner Stadium. The Tar Heels trailed for more than 65 minutes before rallying for the win.
Duke: The top-ranked Blue Devils head to the ACC championship as the top seed for the first time in program history.
The Blue Devils will match up with North Carolina in the semifinals at 1 p.m. Friday at Wake Forest’s Kentner Stadium.
N.C. State: As both programs are undefeated through two weekends of competition, the Wolfpack is set for its road duel with Texas Friday.
Both squads met last year in Raleigh for the first time in program history.
Friday’s meet is set for a 6 p.m. start inside Texas’ Lee and Joe Jamail Center.
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