Keshawn Thompson: The Campbell Fighting Camels won the inaugural East/West Barbecue Bowl against Gardner-Webb at Spangler Stadium in Shelby on Saturday night. Thompson started at linebacker and recorded three tackles. Afterwards, North Carolina barbecue maven Bob Garner presented the East/West Barbecue Trophy to the Camels, who scored the final two touchdowns of the game to win 42-28. It was Campbell’s second straight victory. The Camels are 3-2, 2-0 in the Big South Conference.
Trenton Gill: While N.C. State did not play this weekend, Gill was named the ACC Specialist of the Week on Monday. It stemmed from his performance against Louisiana Tech last Saturday. Gill had six punts against the Bulldogs for an average of 51.2 yards per punt. Five punts pinned Louisiana Tech inside its own 25-yard line. It’s the first time this year that Gill has been honored as ACC Specialist of the Week.
Adam Chnupa: The Elon football team claimed its second straight road win on Saturday. The Phoenix defeated Maine 33-23 at Alfond Stadium in Orono, ME. Chnupa played linebacker and made two tackles against the Black Bears. Elon is 3-3 overall, 2-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association. Elon returns home to host New Hampshire next Saturday.
Kayla Hodges: The Elon women’s soccer team defeated the College of Charleston 2-1 at Rudd Field in Elon on Thursday. Hodges started at midfield and fired a shot on goal. Last Sunday, the Phoenix played Delaware to a 1-1 tie. Hodges played all 110 minutes, which included 30 minutes of extra time. Later today (Sunday), Hodges will be among the seniors honored for Elon when the Phoenix hosts Towson. Elon is 6-4-1 overall, 1-1-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Emerson Talley: On Wednesday night, Talley made her first start for the Division II Lenoir-Rhyne women’s soccer team. #14 Catawba defeated the Bears 2-0 at Mortez Sports Complex in Hickory. Talley started as a striker and played 14 minutes. Lenoir-Rhyne bounced back to defeat Queens 1-0 on Saturday, a game where Talley didn’t play. The Bears are 7-2-2 overall, 5-1 in the South Atlantic Conference.
Brittany Daley: The Division III Greensboro College women’s soccer team lost to Averett University 1-0 at Campbell Stadium in Danville VA on Saturday. Daley started at centerback for Greensboro and had two shots on goal. On Wednesday, Southern Virginia University defeated the Pride 2-0 in Buena Vista, VA. Once again, Daley played all 90 minutes. This season, Daley has started all of Greensboro’s games. The Pride are now 3-8-2 overall, 1-3-1 in the USA South Conference. Greensboro will host Methodist on Tuesday.
Jordan Rogers: On Wednesday, William Peace University defeated crosstown rival Meredith 3-0 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. This marked the first time in program history that the Pacers defeated the Avenging Angels. Former Orange midfielder Jordan Rogers started for the Pacers and played all 90 minutes. It was also the first win for William Peace interim coach Ozzy Peralta. Peace improved to 2-4-1 overall, 1-2-1 in the USA South Conference. The Pacers will host North Carolina Wesleyan on Tuesday in Cary.
Bailey Lucas: The Meredith volleyball team swept a tri-match at its home court at Weatherspoon Gymnasium in Raleigh on Saturday. The Avenging Angels defeated Averett University 3-2 on scores of 25-16, 19-25, 24-26, 25-19 and 15-9. Lucas led Meredith with 26 assists, along with three digs and one kill. Later in the day, Meredith swept North Carolina Wesleyan 3-0 on scores of 25-18, 25-22 and 25-8. Once again, Lucas led the team with 17 assists. She also had five digs.
On Wednesday, William Peace defeated Meredith 3-2 at Weatherspoon Gymnasium. Meredith won each of the first two sets. The Pacers prevailed 15-25, 16-25, 27-25, 25-22 and 15-8. Lucas came off the bench and finished with 24 assists and seven digs. The Avenging Angels are 12-6 overall, 6-2 in the USA South Athletic Conference. The Avenging Angels are in third place in the USA South, one game in the loss column behind Southern Virginia (8-1) and William Peace (7-1).