10-26-23 Weekly Sports Roundup
THIS IS PISTOL PETE ATKESON WITH THE WEEKLY SPORTS ROUNDUP
POCAHONTAS COUNTY SCHOOLS
The Pocahontas County Warriors football team played the Summers County Bobcats Friday night Oct 20th losing 57-12 dropping their record to 1-7. Next up for the Warriors is an away game against Tygarts Valley on Oct 27th.
The girls’ soccer team played Nicholas County at home Wednesday Oct 18th winning 3-2. On Oct 21st the girls played Charleston Catholic in an away game losing 10-0 moving their record to 9-8-3.
The boys’ soccer team played in a pair of soccer games this past week – the first one was against Midland Trail on Oct 17th where they won 4-0 and the second was against Charleston Catholic in an AA, Region 3 Semi-Final match on Oct 19th losing 7-1 moving their record to 6-11-3. Matthew McQuain and Trenton Brock scored two goals apiece for the Warriors against Midland and McQuain scored the lone goal against Charleston Catholic. This concludes their season.
BATH COUNTY SCHOOLS
The Bath County Chargers played the Craig County Rockets in a Friday night tilt on Oct 20th winning 62-3 to remain undefeated at 8-0. Wyatt Campbell accounted for five touchdowns and seven different players found the end zone for Bath County. Campbell rushed for two touchdowns and tossed touchdown passes to Hunter Waldeck, Bransen Gordon, and Andrew Turner. Luke Turner, Ethan Bryant, and Cooper Lowry all added rushing touchdowns for the Chargers. Bath County next faces Parry McCluer in Buena Vista, VA on Friday Oct 27th.
Natalie White placed 15th in a 116-runner field Wednesday Oct 18th in the Metro Cross Country Championships at Blacksburg High School with a 5K time of 21:55. Also contributing for the Chargers cross-country team were Sadie Alphin, who ran a 25:01 time and Abbey Phillips running a 37:30.
The Chargers junior varsity football team faced Craig County in Newcastle, VA Wednesday Oct 18th winning 13-8 improving their record to 5-1. Remington Gordon threw a touchdown pass to Ryan Ratcliffe and Matheu Spence had a rushing touchdown for the Chargers. The JV team plays at home against Parry McCluer on Wednesday Oct 25th.
The Chargers volleyball team wrapped up the Pioneer District regular season championship Thursday night Oct 19th beating Narrows in three straight sets. Lindsay Oliver had 10 kills for the winners, Caleigh Hazelwood had five kills and four aces, Bayley Gardzinski added three aces and eight digs, Kenley Smith had 24 assists and five digs and Hannah Armstrong had 19 digs. The Chargers, the No. 1 seed in the Pioneer District Tournament, faced Narrows in a tournament match-up Tuesday night Oct 24th winning in four sets. The Chargers are now 16-5 for the year. Delaney Hicklin had 12 kills for the winners, Armstrong had 21 digs and Smith handed out 20 assists. Oliver added eight kills and nine digs for the Chargers, Smith had four aces and seven digs, Gardzinski had seven digs and five kills, Hazelwood had five blocks. Bath County advances to the Championship game of the Pioneer District tournament against Eastern Montgomery Thursday night Oct 26th.
The Chargers junior varsity volleyball team clinched a share of the Pioneer District regular season co-championship winning against Narrows Thursday night Oct 19th in two straight sets. Eastern Montgomery was the other co-champion. Bath County finished 9-1 in the district, 12-4 overall. Embrie Hazelwood had nine kills and eight digs for Bath County. Cassidee Nicely and Reaghan Pritt both had six digs, Kansas LePard served five aces and Trinity Forbes had four aces.
HIGHLAND COUNTY SCHOOLS
The Lady Rams of Highland were swept in a double-header volleyball match Thursday night Oct 19th at home against Eastern Montgomery losing both games in straight sets. Zalea Good had three kills and 25 perfect passes for the Rams in the opener, Colleen Adams had 16 perfect passes and Annah Moyers added 15 perfect passes. In the nightcap, Good had three kills and 22 perfect passes, Adams had 27 perfect passes, Moyers had 26 and Kylie Arbogast added 14. The Rams varsity played Eastern Montgomery in the Pioneer District tournament Monday night Oct 23rd losing in four sets to end their season at 6-14. Adams and Emma Brower both had a kill for Highland and Good and Sarah Liller each had three aces. Liller added 10 perfect passes and both Good and Adams had eight each.
The Lady Rams junior varsity volleyball team ended their season with a two-set loss to Eastern Montgomery Thursday night Oct 19th at home. Addie Lockridge had two kills and two digs for Highland and Elanor White had three digs. The girls finished their season at 5-7.
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VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE
The Virginia Military Keydets football team faced the Samford Bulldogs Saturday afternoon at home on Oct 21st losing 27-14 dropping their record to 2-2 in the Southern Conference, 3-4 overall. Hunter Rice led VMI with 119 rushing yards and a touchdown. Aidan Twombly caught six passes for 73 yards and a touchdown and Collin Ironside passed for 182 yards and a touchdown in a contributing effort. The Keydets next face Chattanooga at home on Oct 28th.
The men’s soccer team played Howard University in Washington, DC losing 2-1. Rider Holcomb scored VMI’s lone goal. Up next for the Keydets was a game against Wofford in Spartanburg, SC on Oct 21st losing 1-0 to move their record to 4-12. The men next face Queens in Charlotte, NC on Oct 25th.
The women’s soccer team faced UNC Greensboro in Greensboro, NC on Oct 22nd losing 5-1. Riley Boucher scored the lone goal for VMI. The Lady Keydets participated in the Southern Conference Tournament on Oct 24th against Wofford losing a close one 2-1 to end their season at 2-17. Barrett Callejo scored for the Keydets.
The men’s and women’s rifle teams hosted The Citadel on Oct 21st. VMI’s mixed team won their portion of the event while the VMI women came in second.
JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
The James Madison Dukes football team traveled to Huntington, WV to face the Marshall Thundering Herd Oct 19th winning 20-9 to remain undefeated in Sun Belt Conference play at 4-0, 7-0 overall. Jalen Green led the team defensively with five sacks. Offensively for the Dukes, Jordan McCloud was 21-of-31 for 264 passing yards with a touchdown and rushed for 69 yards, Reggie Brown made six receptions for 126 yards and a touchdown. Up next for James Madison is a game against Old Dominion at home on Oct 28th.
The men’s golf team participated in the Furman Intercollegiate Oct 22-23 in Greenville, SC placing in a tie for fourth in a 15-team field. Owen Kose finished tied eighth to lead James Madison.
The men’s soccer team played Old Dominion at home on Oct 18th winning 3-1. Evan Southern, Rodrigo Robles, Luca Nikolai scored goals for James Madison. Up next for the men was a game against Georgia State in Atlanta, GA on Oct 22nd which JMU won 3-1 improving their record to 6-3-5. Evan Southern scored all three goals for JMU. The guys play Georgia Southern next at home on Oct 27th.
The women’s soccer team played Georgia State in an away game on Oct 19th that ended in a 0-0 tie. The women next faced Georgia Southern at home on Oct 22nd losing 2-1 moving their record to 6-3-8. Amanda Attanasi scored for JMU. Up next for the women is Coastal Carolina at home on Oct 26th.
The women’s field hockey team played in a pair of games this past week – losing to Old Dominion on Oct 22nd 3-0 and losing to Virginia 3-2 on Oct 24th. The women fell to 3-12 overall and play Georgetown at home on Oct 29th. Morgan Merritt and Maddy Shale scored goals for JMU against Virginia.
The women’s volleyball team traveled to Conway, SC to play Coastal Carolina in a double-header on Oct 20-21. The Lady Dukes lost the first game in three straight sets and the second game in five sets dropping their record to 15-6. James Madison hosts Georgia Southern on Oct 26-27 in a double-header match-up.
The women’s tennis team participated in the ITA Atlantic Regional Championships held in Lynchburg, VA from Oct 19-23. The Lady Dukes won eight matches overall going 4-4 in singles play and 4-3 in doubles matches.
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
The Virginia Cavaliers football team upset the #10 North Carolina Tar Heels on Oct 21st in Chapel Hill, NC to move their record to 1-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, 2-5 overall. Perris Jones rushed for 67 yards, Mike Hollins rushed for 66 yards and three touchdowns, Malik Washington caught 12 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown to lead the Cavalier attack. Virginia next faces Miami in Miami, FL on Oct 28th.
The women’s soccer team faced University of Miami on Oct 19th at home, winning 1-0. Jill Flammia scored the lone goal for the Cavaliers. Up next for the women was a game against Boston College at home on Oct 22nd which they tied 1-1 to move their record to 7-3-6. Meredith McDermott scored for Virginia. Up next for the Lady Cavaliers is a game against Syracuse in Syracuse, NY on Oct 26th.
The #18 men’s soccer team played Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA on Oct 20th winning 3-0. Stephen Annor Gyamfi scored two goals while Daniel Mangarov scored one goal for the Cavaliers. Up next for the men, now ranked #14, was a game against High Point at home on Oct 24th which they won 3-1 improving their record to 9-3-3. Axel Ahlander scored two goals and Mouhameth Thiam added one for the Cavaliers. Up next is a match against North Carolina at home on Oct 27th.
The women’s volleyball team faced #7 Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA on Oct 18th losing in three straight sets. The Lady Cavaliers faced NC State in Raleigh, NC in their next match on Oct 22nd losing in three straight sets dropping their record to 8-12. Up next for the Cavaliers is a game against Wake Forest at home on Oct 27th.
The 7th ranked UVA women’s field hockey team faced #2 North Carolina at home winning 3-2. Noa Boterman, Emily Field, and Taryn Tkachuk scored goals for the Cavaliers. Up next for the Lady Cavaliers was a game against James Madison in Harrisonburg, VA on Oct 24th which they won 3-2 improving their record to 11-5. Tkachuk, Laura Janssen, and Dani Mendez-Trendler scored goals for the Cavaliers. The women start play in the ACC Tournament on Oct 31st ranked #5 in the nation.
The women’s golf team participated in the Standford Collegiate Tournament in Petaluma, CA from Oct 20-22 finishing in a tie for fifth out of 19 teams. Amanda Sambach finished second and Megan Propeck placed in a tie for ninth to lead the Cavaliers.
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
The West Virginia Mountaineers football team faced the Oklahoma State Cowboys Saturday Oct 21st losing 48-34 dropping to 2-2 in the Big 12 Conference, 4-3 overall. Garrett Greene led the Mountaineers by completing 15-of-30 passes for 249 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 16 times for 117 yards. West Virginia next plays UCF in Orlando, FL on Oct 28th.
The #5 men’s soccer team faced #1 Marshall at home on Wednesday Oct 18th upsetting the Thundering Herd 5-2. Marcus Caldeira scored three goals for the Mountaineers with Sergi Ors Navarro and Constantinos adding one goal apiece. Up next for the men was a game against Coastal Carolina on Oct 22nd in Conway, SC which West Virginia won 2-0 moving their record to 11-0-4. Yutaro Tsukada and Luke McCormick scored goals for WVU. Up next for the guys is a game against Kentucky in Lexington, KY on Oct 27th.
The women’s soccer team tied Cincinnati 1-1 at home on Oct 23rd moving their record to 7-7-4. WVU scored an own goal. The Lady Mountaineers play in the Big 12 Championship tournament Oct 28-Nov 4.
The women’s tennis team participated in the ITA Atlantic Regional in Lynchburg, VA Oct 19-22. The women won seven total matches with five coming in singles play and two in doubles matches.
The women’s volleyball team played Cincinnati in a double-header Oct 14-15 at home winning the first game in five sets and losing the second game in five sets. The Lady Mountaineers are now 9-13 for the season. They next play Kansas in a double-header in Lawrence, KS on Oct 26-27.
VIRGINIA TECH UNIVERSITY
The Virginia Tech Hokies football team face the Syracuse Orangemen at home on Oct 26th. The Hokies currently stand at 2-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, 3-4 overall.
The men’s soccer team faced #18 Virginia at home on Oct 20th losing 3-0. The Hokies played Radford at home on Oct 24th in their next game losing 3-2 dropping their record to 4-7-4. Marco Vesterholm and Conor Pugh scored goals for Virgnia Tech. The men face #8 Duke in Durham, MC on Oct 27th.
The women’s tennis team participated in the ITA Atlantic Regional in Lynchburg, VA Oct 19-22. The women won a total of 15 matches going 6-4 in doubles and 9-7 in singles play.
The women’s soccer team faced Duke at home on Oct 19th losing 1-0. The women next played Miami at home on Oct 22nd winning 3-0 improving their record to 7-7-3. Sophie Maltese scored two goals and Natalie Mitchell added one for the Hokies. The women next face Pitt in Pittsburgh, PA on Oct 26th.
The women’s volleyball team played Notre Dame at home on Oct 20th, winning in five sets. The Lady Hokies faced #5 Louisville in their next match at home on Oct 22nd losing in four sets dropping to 12-9. The Lady Hokies next face Pitt in Pittsburgh, PA on Oct 27th.
The Liberty Flames football team traveled to Bowling Green, KY to face the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in a Tuesday evening game on Oct 24th winning 42-29 to remain undefeated at 8-0. Kaidon Salter completed 10-of-15 passes for 189 yards and three touchdowns with Quinton Cooley following with 17 carries for 76 yards and a touchdown to lead the Flames. Next up for Liberty is a home contest against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Nov 4th.
The men’s soccer team faced Lindenwood at home on Oct 19th losing 2-1. Carlos Trott scored for the Flames. Up next for the men was a game against Incarnate Word at home on Oct 22nd where they won 2-1 improving their record to 9-5-1. Bryce Swinehart and Carlos Trott scored goals for the Flames. Up next for the guys is a game against Houston Christian in Houston, TX on Oct 26th.
The women’s soccer team faced Western Kentucky at home on Oct 21st losing 1-0 dropping their record to 13-2-1. Up next for the Lady Flames is a game on Oct 29th against Louisiana Tech in Ruston, LA.
The women’s tennis team participated in the ITA Atlantic Regional held in Lynchburg, VA Oct 19-22. No team score was provided. The team won 16 matches overall, going 12-7 in singles play and 4-5 in doubles matches.
The #6 women’s field hockey team played Connecticut at home on Oct 20th winning 3-0 improving their record to 15-1. Jodie Conolly scored all three goals for the Flames. Up next for the Lady Flames is a game against Georgetown in Towson, MD on Oct 27th.
The Lady Flames volleyball team played in a double-header against FIU at home on Oct 20-21. The Flames won the first game in four sets and lost the second game in three straight sets to move their record to 11-11. The women next play Sam Houston in a double-header in Huntsville, TX on Oct 27-28.
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