WILMINGTON,NC (UNCW sports release) — UNCW standout Stefan Brewer won a U.S. Amateur qualifier in China Grove, N.C., by four strokes and advanced to the National Championship in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., Aug.13-19. Brewer shot 65-64=129 to win the qualifier. “My game has been coming along this summer,” said Brewer. “I’ve been getting stronger and more confident. All aspects of my game have been clicking. I am fortunate to be playing well this summer.”
In a local qualifier, fellow Seahawks Patrick Sawrey (73-78=151), Payne McLeod (78-75=153) and Dylan Harris (78-WD) were unable to advance at Magnolia Greens in Leland, N.C. Only two golfers advanced from the Magnolia Greens qualifier.
Prior to heading out to Colorado, Brewer will compete in the North Carolina Match Play Championship at the Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. The championship opens on Aug. 1 and runs though the 5th.
HAMPTON,VA (WWAY) — The Peninsula Pilots scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning thanks to a towering three run homer from Corey Davis. Former Hoggard Viking Scott Coleman had a two run triple in the game, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Sharks deficit. Peninsula beat Wilmington 6-3 on Tuesday.
The next home game for Wilmington will be Thursday, July 16. It’ll be “WWAY Shirt Off The Back Night”. The first pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 6pm.
TAMPA, FL (USL Pro) — USL PRO announced its Team of the Week for week 16 of the 2012 season today, honoring Richmond Kickers forward Matt Delicâte as Player of the Week after he broke the club’s all-time goal-scoring record with a late finish in the Kickers’ 2-0 win against the Dayton Dutch Lions on Saturday night.
A stalwart with the Kickers, and now in his second spell with the club, the 30-year-old broke the record held by former Kickers player and current President of the club’s Board of Governors Rob Ukrop with his 64th goal for the club. The goal came in the final minute after Delicâte himself had been brought down in the Dutch Lions penalty area to earn a penalty kick, which he dispatched into the back of the net.
The goal was Delicâte’s fourth of this season, and helped the Kickers take sole possession of the sixth and final playoff place in the USL PRO standings. The 2011 All-League selection told the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Vic Dorr Jr. that helping the side reach the postseason was at the front of his mind, even having broken the record.
“It’s the kind of thing I’ll look back on in the offseason, or after I’ve retired,” he said. “But right now, it’s not about [personal] records. Right now, it’s about winning soccer matches and getting our team into the playoffs.”
Delicâte was joined on the Team of the Week by Kickers teammate William Yomby, who marshaled a defense that helped goalkeeper Ronnie Pascale earn a shutout with just one save. Yomby was joined in defense by Rochester’s Lucas Fernandez, who had an outstanding game in the Rhinos’ 2-0 win against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, and Orlando’s Luke Boden, who had both assists as City clinched a place in the playoffs with a dramatic 2-1 win against Charleston.
Orlando’s Ian Fuller, who had the game-winning goal in the Lions’ win against the Battery, was also selected, and the forward line was completed by Wilmington’s Cody Arnoux, who scored a spectacular goal from 50 yards out in the Hammerheads’ 2-0 win against Dayton on Friday night. Arnoux was joined by teammate Alex Horwath, who made five saves to earn his seventh shutout of the season.
Leading the quartet of midfielders is Harrisburg’s Tom Mellor, who scored in both of the City Islanders’ games this past week. He is joined by Rochester’s Tyler Rosenlund, who played a key role in the Rhinos’ victory against Pittsburgh, and Dayton’s Kyle Knotek, whose clever back-heel set up the Dutch Lions’ game-winning goal against Harrisburg. Rounding out the group is Charleston’s Jose Cuevas, who had a fine finish in the Battery’s contest with Orlando.
GK Alex Horwath Wilmington Recorded five saves for seventh shutout of season.
D Lucas Fernandez Rochester Had an assist, and helped set up opener, in Rhinos’ victory
D William Yomby Richmond Helped limit Dayton to one shot on goal with stout performance
D Luke Boden Orlando Pair of assists keyed Lions’ dramatic victory in Charleston
M Jose Cuevas Charleston Had seventh goal of season as Battery almost defeated Lions
M Tyler Rosenlund Rochester Controlled the midfield as Rhinos regained second place
M Kyle Knotek Dayton Fine assist allowed Dayton to take victory against Harrisburg
M Tom Mellor Harrisburg Had two goals, including game-winner against Pittsburgh
F Cody Arnoux Wilmington Spectacular finish helped Hammerheads maintain home record
F Matt Delicâte Richmond Late goal clinched victory, broke club’s all-time scoring record
F Ian Fuller Orlando Dramatic game-winner clinched playoff berth for Lions
CHARLESTON, SC (WCIV) — Officials at the College of Charleston held an executive meeting Tuesday morning and one of the items on the agenda – whether or not to join the Colonial Athletic Association.
Joining the CAA would mean a whole new schedule of playing different teams. It also means the Cougars will no longer be in the same conference as their crosstown rival, the Citadel Bulldogs.
Athletics Director Joe Hull addressed the board Tuesday morning saying he met with coaches and staff about the athletic, economic, and academic issues and that they all weighed in on the decision.
Hull never mentioned the CAA in his opening statement, but said that true details will be discussed in a closed executive session to be held immediately after.