Duke women’s soccer team to play at West Virginia in NCAA quarterfinals
Making its fifth quarterfinal appearance of the NCAA championship over the past six years, the third-seeded Duke women’s soccer team (15-4-3) will travel to Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday for a 3 p.m. contest against top-seeded West Virginia.
The winner of the Duke/West Virginia match will advance to the NCAA College Cup in San Jose, Calif., on Dec. 2 and 4 to face the winner of the North Carolina/South Carolina contest.
Duke registered a 3-1 win over Illinois State and 1-0 victory against Northwestern over the weekend to advance into the NCAA Elite Eight. The Blue Devils are the only remaining squad that appeared in the 2015 NCAA College Cup and is looking for a fourth trip to the college cup (1992, 2011, 2015).
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Earlier this season, West Virginia upended the Blue Devils, 3-1, on Sept. 9 in Durham.
N.C. Central: Forward Erin Houser was named the MEAC women’s basketball Rookie of the Week on Monday following a breakout performance against Johnson & Wales University. Houser scored a game-high 19 points in leading the Eagles to a 75-38 win over the Wildcats on Friday. The Eagles return to action with a nonconference road game at Campbell at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Elon: Jada Graves was selected as the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week on Monday. Graves helped the Phoenix to a 3-0 week with victories versus Rutgers at home and against Eastern Washington and Central Michigan at the Preseason WNIT. Graves averaged 12.7 points per game off the bench and shot over 54 percent from the field. Graves and the Phoenix return to action against Bucknell in Alumni Gym at 7 p.m. Tuesday, before hosting Triad foe Wake Forest at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Elon: The Phoenix heads to DeKalb, Ill. to take part in the NIU Thanksgiving Classic, Nov. 23-26, at the Convocation Center. Northern Illinois is hosting the tournament. In addition to the Phoenix and the Huskies, the UIC Flames and the Cal Poly Mustangs will also take part in the tournament.
ECU: Senior wide receiver Zay Jones has been named one of three finalists for the 2016 Biletnikoff Award the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. announced Monday. The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football, not merely the outstanding wide receiver.
This season, Jones currently leads the NCAA FBS in four categories: receptions (151), receiving yards (1,685), receptions per game (13.7) and receiving yards per game (153.2).
N.C. Central: The Eagles had eight student-athletes qualify for the 2016 MEAC Volleyball All-Academic team, recognizing their academic success during the 2015-16 school year as announced by the league office on Monday. Casey Curran, Ashley Johnson, Kelsey Murphy, Paige Phillips, Jordan Shipman, Kierra Shipman, Bree Simmons and Whitney White all maintained a GPA of 3.0 for the academic year to earn their honors.
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