The Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team (6-3, 5-1) moved into a first-place tie in the South Atlantic Conference standings with a wild, 54-42 victory over Newberry (3-6, 3-3) Saturday afternoon at Moretz Stadium. L-R is now tied atop the league standings with Mars Hill, who was off this week.
also retained the Bishops Trophy, the annual battle between the two Lutheran schools of North and South Carolina.
L-R sophomore halfback Corron Boston (Durham, N.C.) finished with 201 total yards and four scores as the Bears defeated the Wolves for the first time since 2005. Lenoir-Rhyne
Boston rushed for a career-high 138 yards and three scores while catching two passes for 63 yards and a touchdown as L-R rallied from a 21-10 deficit in the second quarter to win its third straight game.
After Newberry's Terrence Wilson (Mayesville, S.C.) scored from one yard out with 9:27 remaining before halftime for a 21-10 lead, Boston took over with three straight touchdowns to give the Bears a 31-21 advantage entering break and never trailed again. The third score was a 49-yard touchdown run with 43 seconds left before intermission.
L-R's big plays continued in the second half as senior quarterback Major Herron (Kingsland, Ga.) found sophomore halfback Graham Duncan (Gainesville, Ga.) for a 70-yard touchdown pass on the first play after the break before sophomore Michael Green (Kingsland, Ga.) returned a punt 68 yards for a score early in the fourth quarter.
Green, who also had an interception in the contest, now has two punt returns for scores this year.
Newberry's offense was productive all day and the Wolves cut the margin to 48-42 when Wesley Brown (John's Island, Ga.) scored from three yards out with 6:34 left in the contest but the Bears responded with a nine-play, 71-yard drive capped off by Boston's fourth and final touchdown, a nine-yard rush, to put the game out of reach.
Herron finished with 133 yards through the air on just three completions to go along with 103 yards on the ground as L-R held a 479-406 advantage in total yards.
Newberry quarterback W.T. Murden (West Columbia, S.C.) finished with 261 yards passing and two scores while Brandon Bostick (Florence, S.C.) caught nine passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns despite the loss.
Senior placekicker Colin Corpe (Ocala, Fla.) hit two field goals of 29 and 35 yards, respectively, and became the school's all-time leader for points for a kicker with 256 for L-R.
On defense, Newberry's Apollo Stretch (Columbia, S.C.) led all tacklers with 17 while junior linebacker Demetrius Green (Cedartown, Ga.) added a team-high 11 takedowns for the Bears.
Lenoir-Rhyne travels to Salisbury, N.C., to take on long-time rival Catawba in its regular season finale next Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m. Newberry returns home to host Brevard Saturday at 2 p.m.
L-R's Kate Griewisch Wins Her Third Straight Southeast Women's Cross Country Regional Championship
Lenoir-Rhyne senior Kate Griewisch (Banner Elk, N.C.) won the 2011 NCAA Division II Women's Cross Country Southeast Regional Championship held this morning at McAlpine Park. Griewisch ran the 6K course in 20:38 and was 40 seconds faster than her nearest competitor.
Griewsich, a two-time All-American (2009-10) in women's cross country, won her third straight regional race and has advanced to the NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championship. The finals will take place on Saturday, November 19, at the Plantes Ferry Athletic Complex in Spokane, Wash.
Griewisch, who won the South Atlantic Conference Championship two weeks ago, led Lenoir-Rhyne to a 10th-place finish out of 26 schools. Queens won the race with three runners in the top six overall.
Sophomore Ashley Kale (Maiden, N.C.) placed 32nd overall with a time of 23:29 while sophomore Alyse Childress (Brevard, N.C.) ran a 24:13 to finish 64th for the Bears.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Cross Country Team also finished 10th with 24 sqauds competing in the race. Queens won the men's title as well while UNC Pembroke's Pardon Ndhlovu was the top individual as he finished the 10K course in 30:55.
L-R sophomore Aaron Nelson (Mayodan, N.C.) was the Bears' top runner as he placed 26th and finished with a 33:02 while senior Jakob Maidens (Lebanon, Va.) ran a 33:30, good for 49th overall.
2011 NCAA Division II Cross Country
Southeast Regional Championship
November 5, 2011 - Charlotte, N.C.
1. Queens 39
2. Montevallo 140
3. Mount Olive 145
4. King 168
5. Anderson 194
6. Augusta State 203
7. Clayton State 218
8. UNC Pembroke 234
9. Lees-McRae 240
10. Lenoir-Rhyne 243
11. Columbus State 270
12. Wingate 330
13. Georgia College & State 346
14. Flagler 378
15. Erskine 385
16. Mars Hill 409
17. Pfeiffer 417
18. Converse 438
19. Lincoln Memorial 503
20. Belmont Abbey 506
21. Carson-Newman 533
22. Barton 545
23. Limestone 586
24. Francis Marion 654
25. USC Aiken 701
26. Coker 737
1. Kate Griewisch 20:38
32. Ashley Kale 23:29
64. Alyse Childress 24:13
67. Tiffany Payne 24:16
86. Hanna Ramirez 24:38
87. Elizabeth Chaffee 24:39
114. Alyson Brenner 25:26
1. Queens 62
2. Mount Olive 82
3. King 114
4. Mars Hill 121
5. UNC Pembroke 123
6. Anderson 207
7. Augusta State 207
8. Columbus St. 217
9. Clayton State 304
10. Lenoir-Rhyne 310
11. Erskine 314
12. Wingate 319
13. Flagler 328
14. Georgia College & State 337
15. Lees-McRae 391
16. Limestone 408
17. Belmont Abbey 418
18. Lincoln Memorial 489
19. Coker 530
20. Barton 538
21. Montevallo 549
22. Pfeiffer 566
23. Francis Marion 619
24. Carson-Newman 667
26. Aaron Nelson 33:02
49. Jakob Maidens 33:30
66. Mike York 33:52
81. Mike Ryan 34:17
97. Zack Queen 35:01
126. Ripken LaMarsh 36:14
153. Caleb Kingery 38:31
Lenoir-Rhyne's Elizabeth Hawes Earns First-Team Academic All-District Honors
Lenoir-Rhyne University's Elizabeth Hawes (Valdese, N.C.) has been named to the 2011 Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District III First Team for NCAA Division II Women's Soccer.
Hawes, a junior midfielder, earns academic all-district honors for the second consecutive year.
Hawes is also a two-time NCAA Division II Women's Soccer All-American (2009-10) who garnered first-team accolades two years ago by Daktronics.
That year, Hawes led the conference in goals scored (17) and points (41) and became the first student-athlete in league history to be named both the South Atlantic Conference Freshman and Player Of The Year in the same season.
Last season, Hawes finished with six goals and 16 points and helped the Bears win both the conference regular season and tournament titles for the first time ever and advance all the way to the national quarterfinals. L-R also finished with a 19-2-2 mark and a No. 9 national ranking.
Hawes has four goals and 10 points this season for Lenoir-Rhyne, who is currently 17-1 overall (9-0 in league play) and will play in the 2011 Food Lion SAC Tournament Championship Sunday against Wingate in Rock Hill, S.C. , at Manchester Meadows at 4 p.m.
The Bears are also riding a school-record 16 match winning streak, ranked fifth in the nation and won the SAC Regular Season Title outright for the first time in school history.
An outstanding student as well, Hawes has a 3.92 grade point average and is majoring in chemistry. Hawes is also the president of the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, treasurer of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and a member of both Chi Beta Phi Science Honor Society and the Honors College. Hawes will now advance to the national ballot for Academic All-American.
The members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (by districts) select the Capital One Academic All-District women's soccer teams.
2011 Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District III
NCAA Division II Women's Soccer
Goalkeeper - Lyndsey McIntyre, MOUNT OLIVE COLLEGE, Sr., Leesburg, Va., 3.71, Biology
Goalkeeper - Kaitlin Thomas, UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO, So., Calgary, Alberta, 4.0, Chemistry
Midfielder - Elizabeth Hawes, LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY, Jr., Valdese, N.C., 3.92, Chemistry
Midfielder - Catherine Lovin, COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY, Jr., Griffin, Ga., 4.0, History
Midfielder - Brooke Santerre, LEES-MCRAE COLLEGE, Sr., Port Republic, Md., 3.93, Psychology
Defender - Kelli Bahr, ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE UNIVERSITY, Sr., Middleton, Wis., 3.88, Early Childhood Education
Defender - Kayla Brown, COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY, Jr., Lawrenceville, Ga., 3.90, Communications
Defender - Chelsey Horan, WINGATE UNIVERSITY, So., Waxhaw, N.C., 3.79, Management
Defender - Meagan Heney, NEWBERRY COLLEGE, Sr., Ajax, Ontario, 3.85, Biology
Forward - Kristina Pascutti, ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE UNIVERSITY, Jr., Lilburn, Ga., 3.78 Biology
Forward - Lindsey Stanley, MOUNT OLIVE COLLEGE, Sr., Eastover, N.C., 3.76, Biology (Pre-Veterinarian)
Forward - Loren Cate, FLAGLER COLLEGE, Jr., Apopka, Fla., 3.75, Communications
Davidson Men's Basketball Defeats L-R In Exhibition
The Davidson College Men's Basketball Team dealt Lenoir-Rhyne University an 81-44 loss in an exhibition game Saturday evening at the John M. Belk Arena.
The Wildcats, an NCAA Division I institution, had four players score in double figures led by Nik Cochran's (Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA) 19 points while J.P. Kuhlman (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) and Jake Cohen (Berwyn, Pa.) tallied for 14 points each for Davidson, who held L-R to just 25 percent shooting (15-for-59) for the contest.
Lenoir-Rhyne was led by sophomore forward Allan Jones (Clemmons, N.C.) with 16 points and 10 rebounds off the bench while sophomore center Matt Kunz (Kernersville, N.C.) added nine points and six rebounds for the Bears despite the loss.
Davidson used a 15-1 run late in the first half to help build a 38-22 advantage at halftime and led by as many as 43 points late in the contest en route to the win.
Chris Czerapowicz (Gothenburg, SWEDEN) added a double-double for Davidson (10 points and 10 rebounds) and the Wildcats also held a 50-37 advantage on the boards.
Lenoir-Rhyne opens the regular season next Friday at the 2011 South Atlantic Conference/Conference Carolinas Tip-Off Classic in Gaffney, S.C. L-R will face Queens beginning at 5:30 p.m. Davidson hosts Guilford in its 2011-12 season opener on Friday at 8 p.m.