Shaw snaps skid by edging Johnson C. Smith
The Shaw football team fought through adversity and was able to secure an 11-8 victory over Johnson C. Smith on Saturday at Durham County Memorial Stadium. The victory snaps a nine-game home losing streak for the Bears, in addition to a seven-game skid for the 2016 season.
Sophomore running back Uriah Bethea finished the contest with 17 carries for 62 yards and the winning touchdown for the Bears (1-7, 1-4 CIAA). Freshman quarterback Timothy Abbott completed 10 of 23 passes for 95 yards, while sophomore Raymond Green Jr. had three receptions for 43 yards.
JCSU drops to 1-7, 1-4 in the CIAA.
Shaw will return to action at 1 p.m. on Saturday against Winston-Salem State for homecoming and senior day.
St. Augustine’s: Sophomore Rovonta Johnson rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries, but the host Falcons dropped a 39-16 CIAA contest to Fayetteville State on Homecoming Day. The Falcons will hit the road at 1 p.m. Saturday for a divisional matchup against Johnson C. Smith in Charlotte.
Duke: Robin Blazing scored the eventual winning goal as the second-ranked Blue Devils captured the ACC regular-season crown and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming conference tournament for the first time with a 3-0 shutout of No. 4 North Carolina on Saturday.
Ashley Kristen and Aisling Naughton also scored for the Blue Devils (14-2, 5-1 ACC). The Tar Heels fell to 12-4 overall, 3-3 in the ACC.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack is set for a quick turnaround as it heads to No. 17 Clemson for a Sunday 1 p.m. kickoff at Riggs Field. The Pack enters the match with a 9-6-1 (3-5-1 ACC) record, while No. 17 Clemson holds an 11-3-2 (5-3-2 ACC) record.
Wake Forest: The Deacons play their final home game of the season against No. 11 Notre Dame on Sunday at noon on RSN. The Deacs look to stay in the hunt for the ACC tournament, while the Irish are in ACC title contention.
ECU: The Pirates will play their final match of the 2016 season when they travel to Orlando, Fla., to face Central Flordia in American Athletic Conference action at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Wake Forest: The Deacons surged up the leaderboard during second round play at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate. Wake Forest shot a 9-under round of 279 on Saturday, tied for the low round of the day, to move up from 13th place to a tie for fourth place at 2-over.
Campbell: With the last two ODU/OBX Collegiate individual medalists in their lineup, the Camels look to defend their team title starting Sunday at Kilmarlic Golf Club. Craig Hornberger, the 2015 medalist, and 2014 winner Gaston Bertinotti lead a Camels lineup that includes four of the five players who earned a 13-stroke win last season on the par-71 Kilmarlic layout.
Campbell: After leading the Greenville Regional Preview in birdies, Desiree Andersson has been named Big South Conference women’s golf freshman of the week. Andersson’s recognition marks the third time this year that a Camel has been selected the Big South’s top freshman in women’s golf.
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