Sports

Spearman Robinson hauled in three of Western Carolina's four receiving touchdowns on Saturday afternoon as the Catamounts remained perfect in Southern Conference play with a 35-21 road victory over the Mercer Bears at the Mercer University Stadium.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Swimming Teams split a dual meet with Mars Hill Saturday morning at Harrell Pool. The women's team won by a score of 109-85 while the men's squad fell, 135-65.

The Appalachian State University football team put together a dominating performance and picked up its first-ever Sun Belt Conference victory with a 53-14 rout over five-time Sun Belt champion Troy on Saturday afternoon at

North Carolina's season looked sunk after a four-game losing streak marred by penalties, bad defense and inconsistent offense. One clutch drive might have allowed the Tar Heels to change course and restore some confidence.

Junior Erica Allen tallied her fourth goal of the season, matching the team-high, but the Lees-McRae women's soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision at Belmont Abbey in a Conference Carolinas game Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field in Belmont, N.C.