The Tusculum College Football Team (2-5, 1-2) snapped a five-game losing streak with a 26-25 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne University (3-3, 2-1) Saturday afternoon in a South Atlantic Conference game at Pioneer Field.
Tusculum quarterback Torrey Slaven (Winfield, Tenn.) threw for 267 yards while Rashaad Carter (Stone Mountain, Ga.) caught two touchdown passes and the Pioneers used their special teams to help pick up the win.
Lenoir-Rhyne rushed for a season-high 355 yards and was led by senior quarterback Major Herron (Kingsland, Ga.) and sophomore halfback Corron Boston (Durham, N.C.) with 123 and 104 yards, respectively, on the ground.
Slaven's six-yard touchdown pass to Carter with 5:30 remaining in the contest capped a 12-play, 50-yard drive and proved to be the game-winner.
Tusculum's Nick Smith (Seymour, Tenn.) blocked two extra points while Kaytron Becton (Miami, Fla.) returned one for two points in the win.
Tusculum opened the scoring when Slaven found Carter in the right corner of the end zone for a seven-yard touchdown pass with 23 seconds remaining in the first quarter. The play finished off a 13-play, 80-yard drive.
L-R responded with 10 straight points including Herron's eight-yard touchdown run with 2:05 left in the first half that gave the Bears a 10-7 advantage.
After Tusculum tied the contest at 10-10 entering intermission, Lenoir-Rhyne took the opening second-half kickoff and drove 70 yards on 10 plays for the lead.
Boston finished off the drive with a 13-yard touchdown run but Tusculum quickly responded with two points on the blocked extra point and L-R led, 16-12, with 10:46 left in the third quarter.
The two teams traded rushing touchdowns - Tusculum's Marcus Foster (Siloam, Ga.) from one yard out and L-R redshirt freshman fullback Isaiah Whitaker's (Durham, N.C.) four-yard run - and the Bears held a 22-19 lead with 14:08 left in the game.
After Corpe's second field goal of the game pushed L-R's advantage to 25-19, Tusculum drove 50 yards for the game-winning touchdown.
The Bears had a chance to win but fumbled away the ball at the Pioneers' 39-yard line on the ensuing drive and Tusculum ran out the clock to preserve the win.
Tusculum's Deonte Gist (Wellford, S.C.) caught a game-high 14 passes for 125 yards while Dustin Lane (Lithonia, Ga.) led all tackles with 15.
On defense for the Bears, junior linebackers Demetrius Green (Cedartown, Ga.) and Cle-Artiss Davis (Miramar, Fla.) each finished with a team-high 14 takedowns in the loss.
Lenoir-Rhyne remains on the road next week when it travels to Mars Hill, N.C., to face Mars Hill in a South Atlantic Conference contest Saturday at 1 p.m. Tusculum plays at Newberry next Saturday beginning at 4 p.m.
1 2 3 4 T
Lenoir-Rhyne 0 10 6 9 - 25
Tusculum 7 3 9 7 - 26
1st 00:23 TC Rashaad Carter 7 yd pass from Torrey Slaven (Logan Cornelius kick)
13 plays, 80 yards, TOP 4:20 0 - 7
2nd 07:18 L-R Colin Corpe 47 yd field goal
7 plays, 60 yards, TOP 2:41 3 - 7
02:05 L-R Major Herron 8 yd run (Colin Corpe kick)
8 plays, 80 yards, TOP 2:56 10 - 7
00:50 TC Logan Cornelius 41 yd field goal
8 plays, 16 yards, TOP 1:15 10 - 10
3rd 10:46 L-R Corron Boston 13 yd run (Colin Corpe kick blockd)
10 plays, 70 yards, TOP 4:14 16 - 10
10:46 TC Kaytron Becton PAT return
16 - 12
06:15 TC Marcus Foster 1 yd run (Logan Cornelius kick)
12 plays, 69 yards, TOP 4:31 16 - 19
4th 14:08 L-R Isaiah Whitaker 4 yd run (Colin Corpe kick blockd)
8 plays, 54 yards, TOP 2:37 22 - 19
09:58 L-R Colin Corpe 27 yd field goal
6 plays, 15 yards, TOP 3:07 25 - 19
05:30 TC Rashaad Carter 6 yd pass from Torrey Slaven (Logan Cornelius kick)
12 plays, 50 yards, TOP 4:28 25 - 26
FIRST DOWNS: LRU 19, TC 28
TOTAL YARDS: LRU 375, TC 376
RUSHING YARDS: LRU 355, TC 109
PASSING YARDS: LRU 20, TC 267
TURNOVERS: LRU 2, TC 2
PENALTY YARDS: LRU 5-45, TC 4-35
TIME OF POSSESSION: LRU 26:07, TC 33:53
3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS: LRU 3-9, TC 11-21
4TH DOWN CONVERSIONS: LRU 1-1, TC 2-5
LRU: HERRON 23-123, BOSTON 9-104
TC: FOSTER 12-43
LRU: HERRON 2-5-20 YARDS
TC: SLAVEN 34-51-267-2TD
LRU: BOSTON 1-18
TC: GIST 14-125, CARTER 6-53-2TD
Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Sweeps Newberry, 3-0, On The Road
The Lenoir-Rhyne University Volleyball Team (14-9, 6-6) swept Newberry College (11-11, 4-8), 3-0, Saturday afternoon in a South Atlantic Conference match at Eleazer Arena. The Bears won by scores of 25-16, 25-17 and 25-16.
L-R sophomore middle blocker Kayla Morrow (China Grove, N.C.) led the way with a match-high nine kills while junior setter Meredith Lutz (Newton, N.C.) added 16 assists and nine digs as the Bears won their third consecutive match.
Freshman outside hitter Whitney Brinkley (Asheville, N.C.) finished with eight kills and seven digs and freshman defensive specialist Emily Culler (Mount Airy, N.C.) tallied a match-high 19 digs for Lenoir-Rhyne, who swept the season series from Newberry.
Newberry's Madison Shultz (Decatur, Ind.) finished with a team-high eight kills while Blair Browning (New Lexington, Ohio) added 14 assists despite the loss.
Samantha Parrish (Angola, Ind.) chipped in with seven kills and seven digs for the Wolves, who saw their two-match winning streak snapped.
Lenoir-Rhyne hosts Mars Hill in a South Atlantic Conference match on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Newberry plays at conference-foe Lincoln Memorial next Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m.
No.9 Lenoir-Rhyne Escapes Newberry, 4-3, In Women's Soccer
The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Team (12-1, 7-0) scored four second-half goals and staged a furious rally in defeating Newberry (7-6, 3-4), 4-3, Saturday afternoon in a South Atlantic Conference match.
The Bears, ranked No. 9 in NCAA Division II, rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit to notch their school-record 11th straight win.
Newberry's Theresa Berman (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA) and Brayden Miller (Lyman, S.C.) each scored late in the first half to give the home team a 2-0 advantage.
L-R redshirt freshman defender Hanna Kiebel (Parker, Colo.) got the Bears on the board just over two minutes into the second half with a goal in the six-yard box off a cross from senior All-American midfielder Catherine Hauck (Lake Mary, Fla.).
Hauck tied the contest with a penalty kick in the 56th minute, her eighth goal of the year, before Newberry's Jesse Langdon (Raleigh, N.C.) gave the Wolves their final lead of the contest at the 64:37 mark.
Lenoir-Rhyne junior All-American midfielder Elizabeth Hawes (Valdese, N.C.) tied the score at three in the 76th minute after taken advantage of a loose ball and scoring from seven yards out.
Senior forward Laura Linehan (San Diego, Calif.) scored what proved to be the game-winner with just 1:06 remaining in the match for L-R. The chip shot, from about seven yards out, was Linehan's team-leading ninth goal of the season.
Junior goalkeeper Caitlin Scruggs (Torrance, Calif.) picked up the win for L-R, who held a 17-6 advantage in shots taken. Newberry's Megan Hrenchir (Lawrence, Kan.) made four saves but suffered the loss.
Lenoir-Rhyne takes on Queens in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday beginning at 5 p.m. Newberry plays at USC Beaufort in Bluffton, S.C., on Wednesday beginning at Thursday at 3 p.m.
Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Soccer Rolls Over Newberry, 7-0
The Lenoir-Rhyne University Men's Soccer Team (5-7-1, 1-4) received a hat trick from sophomore defender Sean Rogers (Dublin, IRELAND) en route to a 7-0 victory over Newberry College (5-8, 1-5) Saturday afternoon for its first South Atlantic Conference victory of the season.
The Bears tallied a season-high in goals and snapped a two-match losing streak in the process.
L-R sophomore forward Chibuzo Nwosu (Macon, Ga.) opened the scoring with a goal in the 24th minute. Nwosu scored off his own rebound for his team-leading fifth goal of the year.
Rogers scored the first of his three goals at the 42:25 mark of the first half when he headed in a cross from junior midfielder Oliver Worth (Sheffield, ENGLAND).
L-R junior defender Chris Johnson (Liverpool, ENGLAND) scored just 33 seconds remaining before halftime on a free kick.
Rogers tallied back-to-back goals on penalty kicks early in the second half and the rout was on.
An own goal and a goal by senior forward Daniel Jones (WREXHAM, WALES) rounded out the scoring for the Bears, who held a 25-6 advantage in shots taken en route to the win.
Sophomore Stefan Dill (Southampton, BERMUDA) and freshman Ashley Peyton-Bruhl (Brackley, ENGLAND) combined on the shutout for the Bears. Newberry's Joel Johnson (Sangre Grande, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO) suffered the loss in goal.
Lenoir-Rhyne next takes on Queens on the road in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday night beginning at 7:30 p.m. Newberry faces St. Andrews Monday in Laurinburg, N.C., with the start time set for 4 p.m.