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Kavanaugh Enters ECU Record Book in the Pirates’ 3-0 Loss to UCF

Kavanaugh Enters ECU Record Book in the Pirates’ 3-0 Loss to UCF

Junior Kasey Kavanaugh breaks into the ECU top-10 career assists list GREENVILLE, N.C. Sept. 30, 2012 – Kasey Kavanaugh tallied 18 assists which propelled her into the East Carolina career records, but the Pirates were unable to pull out a victory as they were swept by Conference rival UCF (15-25, 16-25, 11-25) Sunday afternoon at Minges Coliseum. Box Score Box Score Kavanaugh’s 18 assists gave her 1,182 for her career and puts her in 10th place in the ECU annals. In addition, Kavanaugh recorded seven digs, and hit .250 in the contest. Two days after recording 34 digs to set a new Pirate single-game record, junior libero Shelby Beasley led the squad in digs once again with 21. Nicole Willis […]

BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride and the BMW X1 Powder Ride Edition Perfectly positioned to make winter a (driving) pleasure

BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride and the BMW X1 Powder Ride Edition Perfectly positioned to make winter a (driving) pleasure

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – September 30, 2012 … The 2013 BMW X1 Sports Activity Vehicle is now available in US showrooms. Two very special vehicles will soon arrive to reflect the X1’s special capability to take full advantage of winter fun.  The BMW X1 Power Ride Edition will be available at BMW Centers, especially tailored for those who make the most of winter on the slopes.  The BMW Concept K2 Power Ride is a reflection of the adrenaline rush of full-speed downhill fun. This unique concept will make its debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in November just as the BMW X1 Power Ride Edition becomes available..   BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride: Providing limitless fun on and […]

Posted in: Motorsports
Ritchie, Kharkevich Win Doubles Title At Hokie Invite

Ritchie, Kharkevich Win Doubles Title At Hokie Invite

  BLACKSBURG, Virginia – Sophomore Alyssa Ritchie and freshman Christine Kharkevich of UNCW combined to win the Flight B doubles championship at the 19th Annual Hokie Fall Women’s Tennis Invitational Sunday at Virginia Tech’s Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center. Playing early Sunday, Ritchie and Kharkevich breezed past Liberty’s Jessie Boda and Brittany Yang, 8-2, to highlight UNCW’s results on the final day of the three-day event. The Seahawks were denied bids for championships in two singles finals by players from Armstrong Atlantic. AAU’s Marlen Hacke topped Ritchie, 6-2, 6-1, in the title match of Flight B singles and Hacke’s teammate, Clara Perez, topped Kelly Cameron, 6-1, 6-3, in the Flight C championship. “We had a real tough time closing out matches today,” […]

Posted in: Events, Tennis, Wilmington NC
Cougar Women’s Golf Finish Fourth in Penn State Invitational

Cougar Women’s Golf Finish Fourth in Penn State Invitational

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. –  The College of Charleston women’s golf team had each counted score at 2-over or better as they moved up and finished in fourth-place at the Penn State Invitational Sunday. The Cougars shot the fourth best third round in the tournament field and their best single round of the tournament at 6-over 294. Host Penn State dominated the tournament from early on and won with a 2-under 862 combined score. Harvard (+22) finished second, Old Dominion (+28) finished third and the Cougars (+31) finished fourth. “This was a really good team performance for us today,” CofC head coach Jamie Futrell said. “We played really well this weekend and this is the finish I was looking for as […]

Posted in: Charleston SC, Events, Golf
“Inside The Chart” with Andy Demetra (@GamecockRadio) – September 30, 2012

“Inside The Chart” with Andy Demetra (@GamecockRadio) – September 30, 2012

The stage is set – both ESPN College GameDay‘s and the metaphorical one – for a colossal matchup Saturday. After slogging through the first half, Carolina steamrolled through the second en route to a 38-17 win over Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium.  The win caps off a dream scenario for the Gamecocks when their schedule was first released: a 5-0 September, and a top-10 showdown against fellow undefeated Georgia. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.  There are six more days to focus on the Bulldogs. Like the game itself, we can’t overlook what happened in Lexington. “Notes, Quotes and Anecdotes” from a rare double-digit win at Commonwealth Stadium: Living The Cliche: The critics all use the same logic.  “You can’t physically give more than 100%,” […]

Posted in: Columbia SC, Events, Football
CofC Equestrian Champions Opening Show of Season

CofC Equestrian Champions Opening Show of Season

  STATESBORO, Ga. – The College of Charleston equestrian team opened the 2012-13 season with a first-place finish at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) show at Evermore Farm hosted by Georgia Southern. CofC collected eight first-place ribbons highlighted by sophomore Eliza Hay’s two best-in-show performances. Hay championed the Open Fences (Section A) and Open Flat (Section B) and was the high-point rider of the day. Other best-in-show performances for CofC included Zoe Merritt, Maddie Gordon, Trudy Noll, Audrey Kallman, Tina McNerney and Laura Smith. CofC now leads the newly-realigned IHSA Zone 5 Region 3 by three points over second-place-finishing South Carolina. CofC returns to action when they head to Greenwood, S.C., for an IHSA show  hosted by Lander on […]

Gamecocks Football Hold Steady in Polls

Gamecocks Football Hold Steady in Polls

Carolina Ranked Sixth in Both National Polls for Second Straight Week COLUMBIA, S.C. (September 30, 2012) – The University of South Carolina football team held steady in the national polls released today, ranking sixth in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls for the second straight week. The Gamecocks (5-0, 3-0 SEC) are coming off a 38-17 SEC road win at Kentucky on Saturday night, extending their winning streak to nine straight games, tying the school record. They will host the fifth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs (5-0, 3-0 SEC) in a key SEC Eastern Division showdown on Saturday, October 6, at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. Game time is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN. ESPN’s GameDay crew will be in Columbia, […]

Posted in: Columbia SC, Football
Gamecock Men’s Golf Set To Host Rees Jones Invitational

Gamecock Men’s Golf Set To Host Rees Jones Invitational

Play begins Monday at Haig Point’s Rees Jones Signature Course   COLUMBIA, S.C. Oct. 2, 2011 – The South Carolina men’s golf team will compete for the second straight week as it hosts the Rees Jones Invitational, which begins Monday at the Haig Point Club on Daufuskie Island. Tournament Notes The 13-team field will play 36 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday on Haig Point’s Rees Jones Signature Course. The Gamecocks look to improve on their 11th-place finish at last week’s Mason Rudolph Championship. “It was one of those weeks where I felt like we were really close to playing well at times,” South Carolina head coach Bill McDonald said of last week’s performance. “We are going to mix […]

Posted in: Columbia SC, Events, Golf
No. 1 Maryland Escapes with Late-Goal Win over CofC Men’s Soccer

No. 1 Maryland Escapes with Late-Goal Win over CofC Men’s Soccer

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – No. 1 Maryland required a late goal to escape with a 3-2 win over the College of Charleston men’s soccer team in front of 2,230 fans at Patriots Point on Saturday night. The Cougars held the lead on two separate occasions but Maryland’s two second-half goals were the difference in the match. The Cougars, having now played six teams either ranked or receiving votes in the NSCAA / Continental Tire Coaches Poll, fall to 4-6-0 on the year. Sean de Silva (Port of Spain, Trinidad) and Francis Twohig (St. Simon’s Island, Ga.) both netted their second goals of the season for the Cougars, but Maryland converted headers in the box three times to eke out the […]

Posted in: Charleston SC, Events, Soccer
Pirates Power Past UTEP, 28-18

Pirates Power Past UTEP, 28-18

Shane Carden ran for two touchdowns and threw for a score against UTEP. By Bill Woodward ECUPirates.com GREENVILLE, N.C. Sept. 29, 2012 – On a night when East Carolina had to battle the elements and a gritty UTEP football team, the Pirates had the answer for both. Final Stats |  Photo Gallery  |  Photo Gallery II  Final Stats l Post-Game Notes l Post-Game Quotes l Coach, Player Post-Game Interviews East Carolina weathered an 80-minute lightning delay in the second quarter and a late comeback by the Miners to score a 28-18 victory at a rain-soaked Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday night. “We had a delay, a shortened halftime,” East Carolina coach Ruffin McNeill said. “We had momentum going, then had to stop, then […]