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ECU Pirates, Parmalee and Red Cross team to assist flood relief effort

East Carolina University will collect money for the American Red Cross at its homecoming football game against Connecticut on Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The game will kick off at noon.

The money will be used to help with relief efforts for those recently affected by widespread flooding in eastern North Carolina. Volunteers, which include ECU faculty and staff members, will collect donations from 10 a.m. until halftime at Gates 1-8.

Additionally, platinum-selling local country rock band Parmalee announced that 100 percent of their net proceeds from a Nov. 18 “Feels Like Carolina Flood Relief Benefit” concert at Minges Coliseum will be donated to the Red Cross to assist individuals and families who were impacted by the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Tickets can be purchased via www.ecutickets.net.

Fans can also make a donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund by visiting www.redcross.org/ecu-pub, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting the word MATTHEW to 90999 (to make a $10 contribution).

Since Hurricane Matthew made landfall, Red Cross has supported more than 100 shelters and served more than 286,000 meals and snacks to those affected by the storm.

Men’s Golf

Campbell: All five golfers birdied the 18th hole to lift the Camels to a one-stroke win over host Old Dominion in the OBX Collegiate men’s golf tournament Tuesday at Kilmarlic Golf Club. Thomas La Morte shot a collegiate career low 6-under-par 65 and Ray Kravixien holed an 18-foot putt on the final green as the Camels earned their second-straight team victory at Kilmarlic.

Women’s Golf

Campbell: With four golfers among the top 12 individuals, the Camels claimed the team title Tuesday at the Palmetto Intercollegiate tournament at Turtle Point. Nadine White tied for sixth, Desiree Andersson tied for eighth and Annelie Sjoholm and Ayelen Irizar tied for 12th place as the Camels (300-286-293—879) rallied from a nine-stroke deficit to earn a two-shot victory over runner-up Coastal Carolina (292-285-304—881)

Elon: The Phoenix finished 14th at 927 and Kelsey Badmaev was the team’s top individual performer, finishing tied for 12th with a three-round total of 221, at the Palmetto Intercollegiate.

Men’s Soccer

Duke: Junior striker Brian White used a brilliant individual effort in the final minutes of the first overtime to lead the Blue Devils to the 1-0 victory at Elon Tuesday night. The goal was the fifth of the year for White and was started by rookie Brandon Williamson out of the midfield. Williamson added ACC Offensive Player of the Week and Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week to his list of honors after his standout performance in the win over Notre Dame. The honors are firsts for Williamson and mark the first offensive player of the week honor for a Blue Devil.

Elon: The team announced the rescheduled date of its postponed Colonial Athletic Association match versus UNCW for Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at Rudd Field. The Phoenix and the Seahawks were originally slated to face each other Sept. 28 in Elon, but inclement weather forced the postponement of that match.

Wake Forest: Redshirt-senior goalkeeper Alec Ferrell has been named ACC Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.

Campbell: Appalachian State scored on a free kick and a penalty kick late in the match to rally for a 2-1 victory over the Camels Tuesday night at Eakes Athletic Complex.

Field Hockey

Duke: Goalkeeper Sammi Steele was selected the ACC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time on the season after helping the Blue Devils capture their first regular season ACC title.

Swimming and Diving

N.C. State: After a dominant performance in the pool and leading the team to its win over Wisconsin, Hannah Moore has been selected as CollegeSwimming.com’s National Female Swimmer of the Week.

Volleyball

St. Augustine’s: The team fought hard Tuesday night before eventually succumbing 3-0 to Winston-Salem State University in a CIAA volleyball match at Emery Gymnasium. The Lady Falcons dropped to 3-4 in the Southern Division and 8-11 overall after the 22-25, 19-25, 9-25 loss.

Mount Olive: In just over an hour’s time, the Barton women’s volleyball team defeated the Trojans 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-18) Tuesday night.

Men’s Basketball

Elon: The Colonial Athletic Association released its 2016-17 Preseason Coaches Poll. Sophomore forward Tyler Seibring was named as an honorable mention on the 2016-17 CAA Preseason All-Conference team. The team was selected eighth in the poll, as the Phoenix enters its third season in the CAA.

Campbell: Chris Clemons has been named to the Big South preseason all-conference team, which was announced during the league’s annual media day.

Women’s Basketball

Elon: After another postseason trip to the WNIT last season, the team has been selected second in the 2016-17 CAA Predicted Order of Finish. The Colonial Athletic Association released the poll, as voted by the league’s 10 head coaches, along with the Preseason All-CAA teams. Phoenix guard Shay Burnett was selected to the Preseason All-CAA First Team, while forward Jenifer Rhodes earned honorable mention.

Cross Country

N.C. State: The ACC kicks off the 2016 Fall Championship Friday with the Men’s and Women’s Championships held at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. The Wolfpack will be leading the way as the nation’s No. 3-ranked team. The women’s 6k race will start at 10 a.m., followed by the men’s 8k competition at 10:45 a.m.

Shaw/St. Augustine’s: On Thursday, Shaw University and St. Augustine’s University will compete in the CIAA Men’s and Women’s Championships at Joseph Bryan Park in Richmond, Va. The women’s 5K race begins at 10 a.m. followed by the men’s 8K race at 11 a.m.

Baseball

Campbell: The team recently headed to nearby Smithfield, playing a game with the Miracle League of Johnston County. On Thursday, the Camels split up into two teams, with each Campbell player pairing up with a buddy, helping them play three full innings of baseball in front of a great crowd of friends, family and supporters. At the conclusion of the night, the team presented the Miracle League with a check for $2,500 for new uniforms and equipment.

Track and Field/ Lacrosse

Mount Olive: The university has received a gift of $100,000 from the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. The gift will be directed to the school’s Track and Field/Lacrosse Complex currently under construction. The gift will include naming rights to the adjacent lacrosse field house. Once completed, the Track and Field/Lacrosse Complex will include an eight-lane, synthetic surface, 400-meter track built with an artificial surface field inside the track, along with areas for throws and jumps. The total cost is estimated at $2 million.

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