Collegiate updates for locals in cross country, soccer, tennis, swimming, wrestling, and basketball


Updates on local collegiate athletes in cross country, soccer, fall tennis, swimming, wrestling, and basketball making their impact in their respective programs.


Cross country, fall tennis, soccer, and volleyball seasons are soon coming to a close, but several of the other collegiate seasons are just getting started.


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CROSS COUNTRY

ROGER HERRERA -- Reinhardt University (Jr., Cartersville HS) ... ran 25th overal with a 27:50.32 as the Eagles finished sixth in the Appalachian Athletic Conference Championship meet. The team set a new program record for fastest average time for a meet in program history.

SOCCER

STEPHANIE HICKS — Agnes Scott College (Forward, Sr., Woodland HS) … scored a pair of goals and took six shots on goal in a 15-0 conference tournament quarterfinal match against Finlandia (MI) University. Hicks also took a pair of shots in a 1-0 tournament semifinal loss to University of California-Santa Cruz. The Scotties finished 6-9-0 on the season.



VOLLEYBALL


KATIE O’CONNOR — Western Carolina (MB, Soph., Cartersville HS) … helped lead the Catamounts to a narrow, five set victory over Mercer Saturday with 11 kills and a block. WCU (9-17, 3-7) hosts Southern Conference rivals Samford and Chattanooga this Friday and Saturday before beginning play in the conference tournament Nov. 21.


KARLEE WINECOFF — Point University (OH/MH, Junior, Cass HS) … the Skyhawks (5-10, 3-17 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference) split their final two regular season matches with a loss at Tennessee Wesleyand and a home win over Brewton Parker College. Winecoff recorded a kill, two digs, and a pair of blocks at TWU, then added five kills, a service ace, five digs, and a block in the win over BPC.


SYDNEY SUMNERS — Shorter University (DS, Freshman, Adairsville HS) … saw action and recorded a dig in a three set victory over University of West Georgia Nov. 5. She has now appeared in four matches for the Lady Hawks who are now 14-10 overall and 12-6 in the Gulf South Conference. They travel to Lee University and Mississippi College this week before playing in the conference tournament the following week.




SWIMMING


ELISE HART — Air Force Academy (Soph., Sprint-Free/Fly/Back, Cartersville HS) ... was on the 200 yard medley relay team that placed third, placed sixth in the 50-yard freestyle, third in the 100-yard backstroke, and fifth in the 100-yard butterfly as Air Force lost 183-113 in a dual meet at the University of Denver Saturday. The Falcons travel to Laramie, WY Friday (Nov 13) to meet Wyoming and Northern Arizona. MATT SINIARD -- Berry College (Sr., Free sprints/Fly, Cartersville HS)... finished fourth in the 200 yard freestyle, fourth in the 50 yard freestyle, third in the 100 yard freestyle, and was on the third place 400 yard freestyle relay team in his team's 153-133 loss at Emmanuel College Nov. 7. The Vikings swim again Friday, Nov. 13 at Sewanee (TN) and Saturday, Nov. 14 at Birmingham Southern College against BSC and Rhodes College.



WRESTLING

MONTAVIOUS TURNER — Life University (Fr., 149 Wt. Class, Cass HS) … went 2-2 Sunday in the Georgia Intercollegiate Championships at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, GA. The Eagles wrestle again Saturday in the Campbellsville (KY) University Duals.

EVAN COLE — Cumberland University (So., 149 Wt. Class, Cartersville HS) ... went 4-1 and placed third in the 149-pound weight class at the Georgia Intercollegiate Open at Emmanuel College Saturday in Franklin Springs.




TENNIS


PEYTON GOLLHOFER — Ball State University (Fr., Cartersville, GA, Laurel Springs Academy) … defeated Sarjoo of East Carolina University 6-3, 6-2 on Friday (Nov 6) and defeated Smith of Georgia Southern University 7-6, 6-3 Saturday (Nov 7). She then finished with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Theodosseau of UNC-Wilmington at the Kitty Harrison Invitational hosted by the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The event wrapped up the fall 2015 schedule. The Cardinals will return to action in the spring.



BASKETBALL


SYDNEY BOYD — Brewton-Parker College (Fr., G, Woodland HS) … averaged 8.5 points per game and 2 rebounds per game in a pair of season opening losses to Morris College and Voorhees College October 30 and 31. BPC was playing in the Trinity Baptist College tournament in Jacksonville, FL Nov. 6-7 and plays at Selma University Nov. 9.


ASHLEY HUSKINS — University of the Cumberlands (Fr., G/F, Cass HS) … scored 13 points, 11 rebounds, a block, and 3 steals in her collegiate debut Oct. 29 at Midway (KY). Had 6 rebounds and five assists in a reserve role Nov. 6 vs. Lindenwood-Belleville and had four rebounds and an assist vs. Dillard (LA) University Nov. 7. The Lady Patriots won all three games to open the 2015-16 season. They host University of Rio Grande Nov. 17 and Hiawassee College Nov. 21.


KAELYN IRBY — Gadsden State CC (Soph., G, Cartersville HS) … 7 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, and 5 assists in an 80-55 home and season opening loss to South Georgia Tech Nov. 5. The Cardinals play at Columbia State CC Nov. 10 and host Andrew College Nov. 13.


MAYA JONES — Gadsden State CC (Soph, F, Cartersville HS) … saw playing time in the season opener vs. South Georgia Tech. The Cardinals play at Columbia State CC Tuesday and host Andrew College Friday.


MORGAN JONES — Gadsden State CC (Soph., F, Cartersville HS) … scored 8 points and had 7 rebounds and a blocked shot in the Cards opening loss to South Georgia Tech. GSCC plays at Columbia State CC Tuesday and hosts Andrew College Friday.


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