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TUESDAY NIGHT HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD
VOLLEYBALL STATE PLAYOFFS
VOYAGER ACADEMY 3 - WHITEVILLE 0
SOUTH COLUMBUS 3 - CROATAN 0
TOPSAIL 3 - NORTHERN NASH 0
PINE FOREST 3 - ASHLEY 1
HOGGARD 3 - JACK BRITT 0 ** click video icon to see video
GIRLS TENNIS STATE PLAYOFFS
NCSSM 9 - DIXON 0
CAPE FEAR ACADEMY LEADS FAYETTEVILLE ACADEMY 2-1, MATCH SUSPENDED DUE TO RAIN ** click video icon to see video
WHITEVILLE 5 - LEJEUNE 0
BOYS SOCCER STATE PLAYOFFS
CALDWELL ACADEMY 2 - COASTAL CHRISTIAN 1
WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN 3 - RALEIGH CHRISTIAN 0
NEW HANOVER 2 - HOGGARD 0 ** click video icon to see video
JACKSONVILLE 3 - SWANSBORO 1
GASTON DAY 2 - CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 1
LANEY 5 - SOUTH BRUNSWICK 2
BRIAN PINDER SCORED 4 GOALS IN LANEY'S WIN OVER SOUTH BRUNSWICK
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of October 22, first-place votes in parentheses, records and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports writers:
1. Charlotte Mallard Creek (10) (8-0) 109 1
2. Scotland County (1) (8-0) 100 2
3. Greensboro Dudley (7-0) 85 3
4. Richmond County (7-1) 71 5
5. Cornelius Hough (7-1) 61 6
6. East Forsyth (7-1) 34 9
7. West Forsyth (8-1) 32 7
8. West Mecklenburg (7-1) 28 8
9. Northwest Guilford (8-0) 16 NR
10. Charlotte Catholic (6-2) 12 NR
Others receiving 10 or more points: Rocky River (8-1)10.
1. Havelock (11) (9-0) 110 1
2. Belmont South Point (9-0) 94 2
3. Northern Guilford (6-2) 80 3
4. Lawndale Burns (8-0) 75 4(tie)
5. Asheville Erwin (8-0) 69 4(tie)
6. Concord (8-0) 58 6
7. Orange County (8-0) 35 7
8. Shelby Crest (7-1) 29 8
9. South Iredell (7-1) 12 10
10. Weddington (7-1) 11 NR
Others receiving 10 or more points: Wilson Fike (8-0)10.
1. North Rowan (11) (8-0) 110 1
2. East Lincoln (7-1) 92 2
3. Franklin (8-0) 85 3
4. Winston-Salem Carver (7-1) 73 4
5. Reidsville (6-2) 62 5
6. High Point Andrews (6-1) 57 6
7. Elizabeth City Northeastern (7-1) 43 7
8. Maiden (8-0) 38 9
9. Monroe (6-2) 8 NR
10. South Columbus (6-2) 7 NR
Others receiving 10 or more points: None.
1. Warsaw Kenan (10) (8-0) 109 1
2. Plymouth (1) (7-0) 94 2
3. Wallace-Rose Hill (7-1) 88 3
4. West Montgomery (7-1) 67 4
5. Tarboro (6-2) 58 5
6. East Surry (7-1) 55 6
7. Swain County (6-2) 50 7
8. Whiteville (7-1) 34 8
9. Murphy (7-2) 32 9
10. Walkertown (7-1) 9 10
Others receiving 10 or more points: None.
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CHAPEL HILL, NC (UNCW) --- Sophomore Jordan Cordero's first career goal, coming in the 36th minute, lifted UNCW past nationally-ranked UNC Chapel Hill, 1-0, in non-conference soccer action on Tuesday at Fetzer Field.
The Seahawks (7-5-1) snapped a seven-game winless skid to the Tar Heels with their first win in the series since 1978. The Tar Heels, who were ranked 11th nationally and 22nd in the NCAA RPI, dropped to 5-3-5 on the season.
"This is a big win for us now and for our alumni, many of who came to support us tonight," said UNCW Head Coach Aidan Heaney. "We have some guys banged up and had to go to our bench quite a bit and each player answered the call. UNC Chapel Hill is a strong team and put us under pressure all game. Our guys competed every minute and earned tonight's win."
Cordero had just stepped onto the field as a sub before scoring at the 35:35 mark. The play started with a free kick that was deflected and Cordero finished off the play on the right side. He became the ninth Seahawk to score a goal this season.
The Tar Heels held a 16-4 advantage in shots, but managed to get just four on frame. UNCW was limiting opponents to just 4.8 shots on goal per game entering the contest.
Freshman goalkeeper Sean Melvin earned his fourth win of the season with his second shutout. Melvin finished with four saves while making his first start since September 21 against UNCG.
The Seahawks visit Colonial Athletic Association rival Delaware on Oct. 26 for a 7 p.m start. "Delaware is a very strong program and we can't relax. We need to come out and play Seahawk soccer."
BALTIMORE, MD (UNCW) -- The Colonial Athletic Association's coaches, media relations directors and sports media have tabbed UNCW's revamped men's basketball team to finish eighth in the upcoming 2013-14 race.
The Seahawks open their fourth season under Buzz Peterson on Friday, Nov. 8, against Iowa inside black-and-gold Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The annual poll was released Tuesday during the league's annual Media Day in Baltimore, Md., just a three-point shot away from the new home of the CAA Men's Basketball Championship.
"I don't put a lot of stock in the preseason polls," said Peterson. "We use it as motivation for our guys. It's definitely chalkboard material."
Towson, which returns four starters from last year's 18-13 team, earned the top spot, followed by Drexel, CAA newcomer College of Charleston, Delaware, William & Mary, Northeastern, James Madison, UNCW and Hofstra.
Towson will try to build off a 2012-13 season that featured the biggest turnaround in NCAA history. The Tigers posted their most wins (13) and highest finish (tied 2nd) ever in CAA play. Senior forward Jerrelle Benimon made a big splash after transferring from Georgetown, earning CAA Player-of-the-Year and Honorable Mention All-America accolades after averaging 17.1 points per game and ranking third in the nation in rebounding with 11.2 rpg.
Drexel, meanwhile, should also be in the mix. The Dragons slipped to 13-18 last season after numerous injuries to key players, and are primed for another run at the CAA crown. The Dragons feature a pair of All-Conference performers in the backcourt in senior Frantz Massenat and junior Damion Lee.
To no one's surprise, the workmanlike Benimon was selected CAA Preseason Player-of-the-Year. He was joined on the Preseason All-CAA First Team by Lee and Massenat, Delaware's Devon Saddler, and William & Mary junior guard Marcus Thornton, who averaged 18.8 ppg and led the league in 3-point shooting last season.
Voted to the Preseason Second Team were the College of Charleston's Adjehi Baru, Delaware's Jarvis Threatt, Northeastern junior forward/guard Quincy Ford (12.2 ppg/5.8 rpg), James Madison sophomore guard Andre Nation (9.3 ppg), and William & Mary senior forward Tim Rusthoven (14.4 ppg/7.0 rpg).
It marks the first time UNCW has been chosen to finish eighth since the poll began in 2001-02.
2013-14 CAA MEN'S BASKETBALL PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
1. Towson ; 2. Drexel; 3. College of Charleston; 4. Delaware; 5. William & Mary; 6. Northeastern; 7. James Madison; 8. UNCW 9. Hofstra
2013-14 CAA MEN'S BASKETBALL PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS
First Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School
Jerrelle Benimon, Towson* Sr. F 6-8 245 Warrenton, Va./Fauquier/Georgetown
Damion Lee, Drexel# Jr. G 6-6 195 Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall/St. Thomas More
Frantz Massenat, Drexel# Sr. G 6-4 185 Ewing, N.J./Trenton Catholic
Devon Saddler, Delaware* Sr. G 6-2 210 Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen/Winchendon Prep
Marcus Thornton, William & Mary# Jr. G 6-4 185 Upper Marlboro, Md./Bishop McNamara
Second Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School
Adjehi Baru, College of Charleston Jr. F 6-9 225 Abidjan, Ivory Coast/The Steward School
Quincy Ford, Northeastern^ Jr. F/G 6-8 212 St. Petersburg, Fla./Gibbs
Andre Nation, James Madison% So. G 6-5 200 Plant City, Fla./Faith Baptist Christian
Tim Rusthoven, William & Mary^ Sr. F 6-9 235 Winfield, Ill./Wheaton Academy
Jarvis Threatt, Delaware^ Jr. G 6-2 170 Richmond, Va./Highland Springs
CAA Preseason Player of the Year: Jerrelle Benimon, Towson
Honorable Mention: Marcus Damas, Sr., F, Towson; Chris Fouch, Gr., G, Drexel; Anthony Stitt, Jr., G, College of Charleston
BALTIMORE, MD (UNCW) --- Junior guard Kelva Atkins has been named a First-Team Preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association selection.
Announced during the league's annual media day on Tuesday, Atkins was selected in a vote of the league's nine head coaches. She was joined on the first team by James Madison senior Kirby Burkholder, who was tabbed CAA Preseason Player-of-the-Year, and sophomore Precious Hall, Towson senior Tanisha McTiller and Northeastern senior Jewel Tunstull.
I'm very proud and very happy for Kelva that she was named Preseason All-CAA," said UNCW Head Coach Adell Harris. ""It's a confidence builder for her knowing that the other coaches in the CAA are saying the same things about her that we have been telling her since last season. She has to play a big role in our success this season and hopefully this will provide a big boost to her confidence."
Atkins shined in her first season with the Seahawks, playing all 31 games and making 17 starts during the 2012-13 campaign. She finished third on the team in scoring (10.4) and third in assists (2.6) while also contributing 4.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals per contest. She capped her season by earning All-Tournament Team accolades at the 2013 CAA Women's Basketball Championships, averaging 18.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in leading the Seahawks to a 1-1 record at the event.
The Seahawks were tabbed to finish eighth in the preseason coaches poll, ahead of William & Mary. James Madison was selected to capture the 2014 CAA Women's Basketball title followed by Drexel, Northeastern and Towson. Two-time defending league champion Delaware was tabbed fifth while Hofstra, College of Charleston, UNCW and William & Mary rounded out the poll.
"We're picked to where we should be picked," said Harris. "No one knows anything about UNCW women's basketball at this point except for Kelva, so with so many new faces, we haven't been able to show anyone anything yet. Our kids will be motivated by being picked eighth. There is always a lot of balance in the league and there are a lot of things we don't know about the CAA as a whole at this point in time, so it is shaping up to be another exciting season."
UNCW plays its lone exhibition contest Nov. 4 as it hosts UNC Pembroke in a 7 p.m. contest at Trask Coliseum before opening the regular season Nov. 9 at national power Notre Dame.