Pirates getting ready for new season
A day after conducting its initial scrimmage of fall camp, the East Carolina football team returned to Hight Field at the Cliff Moore Practice Complex Sunday afternoon for a 75-minute workout in helmets and shorts.
Following early morning meetings, which included film evaluation of Saturday’s contest, the Pirates conducted a one-hour walk-through before breaking for lunch. After treatments and another round of individual meetings, they hit the field for its 13th practice of camp.
The team will move out of the camp dorms early Monday morning before returning for a single full-pad practice in the afternoon.
N.C. State: Rising sophomore Stephen Franken will compete at the 116th U.S. Amateur Championship beginning Monday. The tournament will be played at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Mich.
Franken earned a spot at the event by winning a qualifying tournament at Willowbrook Country Club. The Raleigh native finished six strokes under par with a final score of 136. Franken defeated his nearest competitor by three strokes.
Wake Forest: Three members are in action this week at the U.S. Amateur Championship, held August 15-21 at the Oakland Hills Country Club. Rising junior Will Zalatoris and rising sophomores Kyle Sterbinsky and Cameron Young are among the 312 players in the field.
Young and Zalatoris are both competing in the event for the fourth consecutive year. Both players reached the round of 32 of match play at last year’s event. In 2014, Young reached the quarterfinals, while Zalatoris reached the round of 16. Sterbinsky will be playing the U.S. Amateur for the first time this week.
Wake Forest: The team erased a halftime deficit, playing Coastal Carolina to a 1-1 draw in the final exhibition game at Spry Stadium on Saturday night.
ECU: The team scored three second-half goals, including the game-winner on a header by senior Kelsey Reeves in the 88th minute, to claim a 3-2 victory over Campbell in exhibition play Saturday evening.
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