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2 from St. Aug’s named to CIAA team

St. Augustine’s University junior Quincy January and senior Anthony Gaskins were named Friday to the Preseason All-CIAA Men’s Basketball Team for the second consecutive season. SAU was one of four schools to place two players on the 10-man squad, which was selected by the CIAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association.

January, a 6-foot-7 forward, was an automatic pick after making the All-CIAA team last season. He averaged 16 points, a league-best 10 rebounds and 1.3 blocks to win CIAA Defensive Player of the Year. The high-leaping junior also earned All-America and All-State honors. He ranked eighth in the nation in double-doubles (16) and ninth in offensive rebounds per game (3.67).

Gaskins, a 6-foot-1 guard, averaged 16.7 points to lead the Falcons in scoring last season. He ranked third in the CIAA with 62 three-pointers including two buzzer-beaters to beat Shaw University and Winston-Salem State University. The sharpshooting guard was voted on the All-CIAA Tournament Team for the second consecutive year and garnered All-America accolades.

The Falcons were picked to finish fifth in the Southern Division and eighth in the conference. They open the season against Mansfield University in the Trojan Tip-Off Classic in Ettrick, Va., on Nov. 11.


Raleigh Sports Club: The guest speaker Wednesday will be David Cutcliffe, the 2013 National Coach of the Year who has earned ACC and SEC Coach of the Year honors in a distinguished career that includes mentoring Super Bowl MVP quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning. The meeting will be in Bradley Hall in Highland UMC, 1901 Ridge Road. Buffet lines open at 11:30 a.m., and the meeting is noon to 1 p.m. Member attendance is $15, guest fee is $25.

UNC: The Tar Heels face a ranked Atlantic Coast Conference team for the third consecutive week when they head south to play No. 16 Miami on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. and the game will be televised by ABC/ESPN2.

Men’s Soccer

UNC/Duke: Zach Wright’s goal in the 82nd minute lifted No. 8 Tar Heels to a come-from-behind, 2-1, victory over arch-rival Blue Devils Friday night. Duke went ahead on a goal from Cameron Moseley in the 64th minute, and put UNC in a hole before Nils Bruening got the equalizer in the 70th minute off a perfect feed from Jeremy Kelly.

N.C. State: The Wolfpack will honor its seniors prior to Saturday evening’s home match against Atlantic Coast Conference foe Pittsburgh. Kickoff from Dail Soccer Stadium is set for 7 p.m. and the match will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.

Wake Forest: The sixth-ranked Deamon Deacons are set to host the second-ranked Louisville Cardinals on Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. from Spry Stadium.

Elon: The Phoenix will look to stay unbeaten in Colonial Athletic Association play as the team heads to Philadelphia for the first time to take on Drexel on Saturday. Kickoff at Vidas Field is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Women’s Soccer

UNC: The 20th-ranked Notre Dame team downed the 11th-ranked Tar Heels Friday night 1-0 at Alumni Stadium, handing the team its first ever loss against the Fighting Irish in South Bend in six games. The Tar Heels will be back in action on Thursday when it plays at Pittsburgh at 7 p.m.

Duke: The fourth-ranked Lady Blue Devils are set to host the fifth-ranked Virginia Cavaliers for an ACC matchup on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Koskinen Stadium.

Wake Forest: The Lady Deacons will host the 25th ranked Eagles from Boston College on Saturday as they begin their final home stretch of play. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. at Spry Stadium.

N.C. State: The Lady Wolfpack will play host to the ninth-ranked Seminoles of Florida State on Saturday in an ACC showdown in Raleigh. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at Dail Soccer Stadium.


Mount Olive: Junior Karley Pounds tallied a season-best and team-wide season-high 19 kills to lead the team to a four-set victory over Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas action Friday evening.

Elon: After nearly three weeks since a home match, the Phoenix returns to the friendly confines of Alumni Gym this weekend to host matches against UNCW and College of Charleston. The Phoenix takes on the Seahawks at 7 p.m. Saturday and the Cougars at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Duke: The Lady Blue Devils will host the Cavaliers of Virginia on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. inside Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Women’s Golf

Duke: Behind four birdies over her first 10 holes, junior Gurbani Singh opened the first round of the Tar Heel Invitational Friday with a season-best two-under-par, 70, at the Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill. Singh, a native of New Delhi, India, will enter the second round tied seventh overall, after leading the field with a four-under-par ledger through 10 holes early.

UNC: The team hosted 18 teams and six individuals in the first round of the Ruth’s Chris Invitational on Friday. Carolina’s Blue Team shot a 9-over-par 297 and is tied for 12th, while Carolina’s White team shot a 16-over-par 304 and is in 15th.

Wake Forest: The team had a strong start at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational, taking the 18-hole lead after Friday’s play at the Finley Golf Course. The Demon Deacons shot 6-under during the opening round, highlighted by a 5-under round of 67 by individual leader Jennifer Kupcho. The team holds a one-shot lead over Ohio State (5-under).

NC State: The Wolfpack carded a total of 288 (E) to sit in fifth place out of 18 teams at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational. India Clyburn opened the weekend with a three-under par 69 for the second-straight tournament. She sits in fourth place on the leaderboard as her round ties the second-lowest 18-hole score of her collegiate career. In addition, Leonie Bettel sits in 12th, while Cecily Overbey shares a tie for 17th heading into round two.

Field Hockey

Duke/Wake Forest: Blue Devils junior forward Robin Blazing fired a go-ahead goal with 2:46 remaining to lift fourth-ranked Duke over No. 17 Wake Forest, 2-1, Friday evening at the Demon Deacons’ Kentner Stadium. The Blue Devils round out its road swing 1 p.m. Sunday at No. 19 Old Dominion. The Demon Deacons hit the road next to take on William & Mary on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.

Men’s Tennis

Duke: The team began the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional with a 10-8 record. Only singles action took place Friday at the Cary Tennis Park as the Blue Devils captured 10 main draw victories with three of their nine players advancing to the Round of 32 in the main draw. Leading the way on Friday were sophomores Vincent Lin and Catalin Mateas and junior Nicolas Alvarez.

Cross Country

NC State: The third-ranked Wolfpack finished second overall at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational on Friday after a strong team performance. The men's team finished 24th overall. After strong performances in Wisconsin, the Wolfpack continued to put up fast times at the VertCross Invitational at High Point University on Friday night. Next up, the team will host the ACC Championships at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. on October 28th.

Elon: Freshman Molly Offstein led the Phoenix women in the 6K race with her time of 22:48.55 and a 39th-place standing out of 207 competitors. In the men’s race, fellow rookie Ian Mickool took top honors after clocking a 26:18.37, a new personal-best, in the 8K race and finished 54th out of 234 runners. Overall, the Phoenix men finished 14th as a team out of 22 programs.


N.C. State: For the first time since the 2008-09 season, the 13th-ranked Wolfpack will host a match. The Pack welcomes the top-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers Saturday in Reynolds Coliseum. The competition begins at 10 a.m.

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