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North Greenville Nips LRU, 35-27 PDF Print
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Sunday, 02 October 2011 08:14

The North Greenville University Football Team (3-2) held on to defeat Lenoir-Rhyne University (2-2), 35-27, Saturday evening at Younts Stadium.

The Crusaders rushed for 278 yards and overcame five turnovers to defeat the Bears for the first time in three tries.
Lenoir-Rhyne senior quarterback Major Herron (Kingsland, Ga.) passed for 173 yards and two touchdowns and added a team-high 59 yards on the ground and two scores despite the loss.
L-R senior wide receiver Nick Stutts (Statesville, N.C.) finished with 10 receptions for 156 yards, both career-highs, and caught both touchdown passes in the setback.
North Greenville scored on its opening possession when running back Marcus Wilson (Macon, Ga.) ran it in from four yards out with 8:46 remaining in the first quarter to cap an eight-play, 61-yard drive.
L-R responded with a pair of one-yard touchdown runs by Herron in the second quarter for a 14-7 lead.
Herron's first touchdown came on the first play of the second quarter.  The score was set up by L-R sophomore linebacker Jeff Haney's (Auburn, Ga.) 74-yard fumble return to the Crusader one-yard line.
Lenoir-Rhyne's second touchdown was set up courtesy of a fumbled punt return by North Greenville which gave the Bears the ball at the Crusaders' 16-yard line.
The two squads then traded touchdowns as the Bears entered intermission with a 21-14 advantage.
North Greenville's Teryan Rucker (Gainesville, Ga.) tied the score with a five-yard touchdown run before Herron found Stutts for a 40-yard touchdown pass with 2:10 left before halftime to give the Bears a seven-point lead going into the break.
The Crusaders tied the score at 21 with an 11-play, 59-yard drive that opened the second half and was capped off by Rucker's second touchdown run, a one-yarder.  Rucker led all rushers with 103 yards on the evening.
North Greenville's next drive proved to be the game-winner as quarterback Willy Korn (Lyman, S.C.) hit Sean Wright (Simpsonville, S.C.) for a 17-yard touchdown reception.
The Crusaders pushed the advantage to 35-21 with 3:54 remaining in the game and appeared to put the contest out of reach but the Bears responded with a touchdown to slice the lead to 35-27.  The extra point was blocked.
Stutts' 18-yard touchdown reception cut the margin to eight with 1:54 left and the Bears stayed alive by recovering the onsides kick.  However, North Greenville held on L-R's last-ditch final drive and escaped with the win.
L-R senior defensive back Richard Walker (Loganville, Ga.) finished with a team-high 13 tackles while junior linebacker Demetrius Green (Cedartown, Ga.) added 11 takedowns.
North Greenville's Johnathan Sharpe (Conway, S.C.) led all tacklers with 15 and the Crusaders' defense limited the Bears to 273 yards of total offense including 100 on the ground.
Lenoir-Rhyne returns to Moretz Stadium to take on South Atlantic Conference-foe Brevard for its annual Homecoming game next Saturday beginning at 2 p.m.  North Greenville, meanwhile, plays at Central State (Ohio) next Saturday at 1:30 p.m.


                                       1  2  3  4      T
Lenoir-Rhyne               0  21  0  6  - 27 
North Greenville          7  7  14  7 - 35 




1st    8:46  NGU   M. Wilson 4 yd run (J. Gravely kick)  8 plays, 61 yards, TOP 4:38  0 - 7 


2nd  14:56  L-R   Major Herron 1 yd run (Colin Corpe kick) 3 plays, 1 yard, TOP 1:03  7 - 7 
8:36  L-R   Major Herron 1 yd run (Colin Corpe kick)  5 plays, 16 yards, TOP 2:32  14 - 7 
4:49  NGU   T. Rucker 5 yd run (J. Gravely kick)  8 plays, 53 yards, TOP 3:36  14 - 14 
2:10  L-R   Nick Stutts 40 yd pass from Major Herron (Colin Corpe kick)  7 plays, 77 yards, TOP 2:31  21 - 14 


3rd  10:34  NGU   T. Rucker 1 yd run (J. Gravely kick)  11 plays, 59 yards, TOP 4:22  21 - 21 
5:10  NGU   S. Wright 17 yd pass from W. Korn (J. Gravely kick) 8 plays, 58 yards, TOP 3:25  21 - 28 


4th  3:57  NGU   I. Anderson 8 yd run (J. Gravely kick)  8 plays, 80 yards, TOP 4:52  21 - 35 
1:45  L-R   Nick Stutts 18 yd pass from Major Herron (Colin Corpe kick blockd)  9 plays, 75 yards, TOP 2:12  27 - 35 


RUSH YARDS:   LRU 100, NGU 278
TIME OF POSS.: LRU 27:38, NGU 32:22
3RD DOWN EFF.: LRU 4-13, NGU 3-9
4TH DOWN EFF.: LRU 2-4, NGU 3-4




NGU: RUCKER 18-103-2TD




LRU: HERRON 12-23-INT-2TD 173
NGU: KORN 8-15-2INT-TD 66




LRU: STUTTS 10-156-2TD



Carson-Newman Men's Soccer Gets By Lenoir-Rhyne, 2-1


The Carson-Newman College Men's Soccer Team (3-5, 2-2) picked up a 2-1 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne University (3-5-1, 0-2) in South Atlantic Conference action Saturday evening at McCown Field.
The Eagles, who snapped a two-match losing streak, got second half goals from Tyson Adkinson (Franklin, Tenn.) and Daniel Zitt (Morristown, Tenn.) en route to the win.
Lenoir-Rhyne junior forward Sven Picton (Lenoir, N.C.) scored the only goal of the match for the Bears late in the contest but it wasn't enough.
Adkinson broke the scoreless tie just over one minute after halftime when his shot glanced off an L-R defender and into the net for the goal.
Zitt gave the Eagles a 2-0 advantage in the 79th minute as he tapped in a goal off a cross from Robert Hill (Middlesbrough, ENGLAND), who was credited with the assist.
Picton cut Carson-Newman's lead in half with his second goal of the year as he worked through several Eagle defenders for a score at the 84:42 mark of the match but the Bears couldn't get any closer.
Carson-Newman goalkeeper Michael Alley (Kingsport, Tenn.) picked up the win after allowing just one goal while stopping seven shots.
L-R sophomore Stefan Dill (Southampton, BERMUDA) suffered the loss in goal despite tallying five saves.
Lenoir-Rhyne remains on the road to face King in Bristol, Tenn., on Wednesday beginning at 4:30 p.m.  Carson-Newman hosts Lees-McRae Tuesday at 4 p.m.


Carson-Newman Outlasts Lenoir-Rhyne, 3-2, In Volleyball


 The Carson-Newman Volleyball Team (8-6, 3-5) rallied from a set down to defeat Lenoir-Rhyne (10-7, 2-4), 3-2, in a South Atlantic Conference match Friday evening at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium.  The Lady Eagles defeated the Bears by scores of 22-25, 25-13, 19-25, 29-27 and 15-13.
Carson-Newman's Carly Swisher (Fort Collins, Colo.) led the way with a match-high 18 kills while Lauren Santarelli (Colorado Springs, Colo.) added 14 kills and nine digs as the Lady Eagles rallied from a 2-1 deficit to take the win.
Lenoir-Rhyne was led by senior outside hitter Brooke Christenbury (Mooresville, N.C.), who finished with a team-high 15 kills, while junior setter Meredith Lutz (Newton, N.C.) added a match-high 56 assists and nine digs in the losing effort.
Senior middle blocker Chelsea Hill (Lexington, N.C.) tallied 13 kills for the Bears, who suffered their second consecutive setback.
Carson-Newman, who hit .333 for the contest, also received 13 kills from Rachel Harper (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and the Lady Eagles prevailed for the third straight contest.
Lenoir-Rhyne remains at home to take on Lincoln Memorial in a South Atlantic Conference match Saturday at 2 p.m.  Carson-Newman visits Brevard for a Noon contest on Saturday as well.


Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Upsets Lincoln Memorial, 3-1


The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team (11-7, 3-4) defeated Lincoln Memorial (11-3, 7-2), 3-1, in a South Atlantic Conference match Saturday afternoon at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium.  The Bears downed the Lady Railsplitters by scores of 25-9, 25-19, 22-25 and 25-13 and snapped Lincoln Memorial's seven-match winning streak.
L-R senior outside hitter Brooke Christenbury (Mooresville, N.C.) finished with a match-high 15 kills and 14 digs while junior setter Meredith Lutz (Newton, N.C.) added 46 assists and 13 digs as the Bears snapped a two-match losing streak.
Lenoir-Rhyne senior middle blocker Chelsea Hill (Lexington, N.C.) totaled 12 kills and freshman libero Emily Culler (Mount Airy, N.C.) tallied 21 digs to lead the Bears to the win.
Lincoln Memorial, who entered the match in sole possession of second place in the South Atlantic Conference, was led by Blaire Fowler's (Fort Worth, Texas) 15 kills.
Allison Beavers (Tomball, Texas) finished with 22 assists and Chelsea Ferron (Mount Juliet, Tenn.) and Kristen Cantrell (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) added 11 digs each for the Lady Railsplitters in the losing effort.
As a team, Lenoir-Rhyne finished with a .307 hitting percentage and totaled 13 service aces including five by junior return specialist Cayla Crawley (Bryson City, N.C.).
Lenoir-Rhyne travels to Mars Hill, N.C., to take on Mars Hill in a South Atlantic Conference match Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m.  Lincoln Memorial faces Kentucky State at home on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.






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