Duke golfer Celine Boutier carded two match play wins on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Ladies’ British Open Amateur at the Portstewart Golf Club.
Boutier, from Montrouge, France, opened her match with a three-hole lead over the first four holes against Southern California’s Doris Chen. After making the turn 3-up, Boutier was able to build a 4-up lead after 14 holes and ended with a 4 and 3 win to advance.
Next up for Boutier was Olivia Cowan in a quarterfinal, after Cowan knocked off Luna Sobron 4 and 3. Boutier took a 1-up lead through four holes. She then went on a string winning holes 8, 9, 10 and 11 to go ahead 5-up. After Cowan won back-to-back holes on 13 and 14, Boutier closed the match with a win on No. 16 to take the 4 and 2 victory.
Boutier will face Charlotte De Corte or Paula Grant on Saturday morning.
ECU: N.C. State assistant coach Courtney Oliver was named the head coach at East Carolina, according to an announcement on the program’s website.
Oliver spent the past three seasons as the pitching coach and also worked with the infielders. Under her leadership, pitcher Emily Weiman became the first 100-game winner in program history and was also the first Wolfpack pitcher to be named ACC Pitcher of the Year.
Campbell: Campbell’s Cole Hallum and Cedric Mullins were named to the Atlantic ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Second Team, announced by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Hallum, the Big South Player of the Year, was recently named Third Team Louisville Slugger All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper in addition to First Team All-Big South at the utility position, hitting .327 with 12 home runs, eight doubles and 48 RBI, scoring 31 runs. As the Camels' closer, the junior added a 1-1 record with a 1.04 ERA and nine saves.
Mullins hit a team-high .340 with 59 runs scored and 34 extra-base hits. Mullins tallied 23 doubles with seven triples and four home runs, tacking on 23 stolen bases. On Wednesday, Mullins was chosen by the Baltimore Orioles in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball Draft.
Track and Field
ECU: Redshirt senior sprinter Aiesha Goggins finished her collegiate career with a top 20 finish in the women’s 400-meter dash at the NCAA Division I outdoor track and field championships.
Goggins placed 18th with a time of 53.54 in the semifinals. She was a little more than one second shy of earning a qualifying time and advancing to Saturday’s final.
The Durham native closes the door on at East Carolina where she is the school record holder in the indoor 400-meter dash (53.80), indoor 500-meter dash (1:13.90), indoor 4x400-meter relay (3:34.02), outdoor 400-meter dash (51.48), outdoor 4x400-meter relay (3:35.75) and outdoor sprint medley relay (3:51.00). Goggins ran at Durham Riverside.
Duke: Freshman attacker Kyra Harney earned a spot on Inside Lacrosse’s All-Rookie Team.
Harney started 18 of Duke’s 21 contests on the spring and made an impact on a veteran attack unit that averaged 12.38 goals. She tallied 31 goals to tie for fourth in the Blue Devils’ freshman record book. She ranked fourth on the team in assists (15) and fifth in points (46) while notching four hat tricks and two multiple-assist games. She also registered at least one point in all but two contests.
Harney was the Inside Lacrosse Rookie of the Week Feb. 17 following a four-point performance in a 10-3 victory against Navy.