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Tennis drops match against Agnes Scott
The Salem College tennis team lost a Great South Athletic Conference match to Agnes Scott at home this weekend. The Scotties swept the match 9-0. The Spirits will return to action on April 13th as they take on Georgia Wesleyan in two matches.
Track & Field set six records at Wofford
The Salem College track & field team set six new school records this past weekend at the Wofford Invitational. Victoria Chaffers (Deltona, FL) was the member of three different relays that set school marks.
Anita and Theo Howard head to Japan to facilitate youth basketball camp
Softball sweeps Covenant on the road
The Salem College softball team dominated Covenant on the road in a two games of Great South action. Kristi Morton (Trussville, AL) and Lexi Perez (Mount Ulla, NC) were both red-hot from the plate. The Spirits improve their GSAC record to 4-4 and 7-17 overall, while Covenant falls to 1-7 and 2-22.
Softball falls on the road against Guilford
The Salem College softball team lost both games of a doubleheader to Guilford College today in non-conference play. Guilford won both games in 5-innings. They took game one 9-1 and game two 16-4. The Spirits drop to 5-17, while the Quakers improve to 14-12.
Tennis loses at home against Covenant
The Salem College tennis team lost 0-9 to Covenant in Great South action. This was the 1st game back for the Spirits after spring break. They drop to 0-6 overall with the loss.
West Stokes High's Smith commits to play softball at Salem
The Salem College softball team is excited to announce that Lauryn Smith has committed and deposited to attend Salem next fall. Smith played softball for Coach Andrew O’Neil at West Stokes High School in King, NC. The Salem softball team is currently in 3rd place in the Great South Athletic Conference regular season.
Verdi wins 5K at WSSU Relays
The Salem College track & field team competed at the 2013 Winston-Salem State Relays this past weekend. Stephanie Verdi (High Point, NC) won the 5K at the meet. Stephanie Hubbard (Sanford, NC) finished in 2nd in the javelin throw.
Verdi and Ferguson break records at High Point
The Salem College track & field team competed this past weekend at the VertKlasse Meet hosted by High Point University. Stephanie Verdi (High Point, NC) crushed her own 5K record with a 20:18 run and 17th-place finish. Sawyer Ferguson (Billings, MT) broke her 400 hurdle record with a 5th-place finish in 1:08.08.
Softball drops two non-conference games at Emory and Henry
The Salem College softball team lost both games of a doubleheader at Emory & Henry in non-conference action. The Wasps won the 1st game 14-5 and the 2nd game in 5 innings 11-3. The Spirits are now 5-15 overall, while the Wasps improve to 8-8.
Track & Field finish in 9th at Lynchburg
The Salem College track team finished in 9th-place at the Jack M. Toms Open hosted by Lynchburg College today. Sawyer Ferguson (Billings, MT) finished in 2nd in the 400 hurdles, and Stephanie Hubbard (Sanford, NC) finished in 3rd in the javelin throw to score points for the Spirits. The team broke 6 new Salem College records in the meet today.
Softball splits with Covenant behind shutout by Watkins
The Salem College softball team split a doubleheader with visiting Covenant College today in Great South conference play. The Spirits lost the 1st game 9-2, before Allie Watkins (Locust, NC) pitched a 7-inning shutout in a 6-0 win by Salem. The Spirits improve to 5-13 overall and 2-4 in the GSAC, while the Scots drop to 2-14 and 1-1.
Garner selected as GSAC Softball Player of the Week for 2nd Time
Kierston Garner of Danbury, N.C. hit .643 (9-for-14) with one double, 2 home runs, 6 runs batted in, 4 runs scored, 4 walks and a slugging percentage of 1.067 for the weekend. Defensively she had 15 Assist, 3 Put Outs and 1 Error for a fielding percentage of .947.
Softball loses two at home to Randolph
The Salem College softball team lost two non-conference games against Randolph College. After falling behind 7-0 in the 1st game, the Spirits rallied back to fall just short (8-6). In the 2nd game, Randolph pulled out an 8-2 win. Kristi Morton (Trussville, AL) and Kierston Garner (Danbury, NC) continued their hot play with each having 4 hits on the day. Salem falls to 4-12 overall, and Randolph improves to 15-3.
Tennis drops two GSAC matches in Georgia
The Salem College tennis team lost two Great South matches in Georgia this weekend. They fell to Agnes Scott 9-0 and to Spelman 7-2. Andrea Akers won at number one singles against Adamma Ebo of Spelman. The Spirits are now 0-4 overall and 0-3 in the Great South.
Softball rips Agnes Scott in Game 2 of doubleheader
After dropping game one 13-3 to Agnes Scott, the Salem College softball team stormed back to defeat the Scotties 13-6 in game two. Kierston Garner (Danbury, NC) went 4 for 4 in game 02 with 4 runs batted in to lead the Spirits. Salem improves to 4-10 overall and 1-3 in the Great South, while Agnes Scott drops to 5-5 overall and 1-1 in the GSAC.
Softball drops two non-conference road games
The Salem College softball team lost a non-conference doubleheader today at LaGrange. The 1st game went into extra innings with the Panthers scoring in the bottom of the 8th for the 8-7 win. The Panthers won 12-4 in a 5-inning 2nd game. The Spirits are now 3-9 overall, while LaGrange improved to 4-0.
Track & Field smashes records in first meet of 2013
The Salem College track & field team smashed some current records and set some new ones at their 1st meet of 2013 at the Power Sox Invitational hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne. Heather Huffman (Winston-Salem, NC), Elizabeth Penley (Newport, NC), Victoria Chaffers (Deltona, FL), Stephanie Hubbard (Sanford, NC), and Sawyer Ferguson (Billings, MT) all set 2 new records each. The 4x400 meter relay (Cristi Magracia (Lemon Grove, CA), Hubbard, Chaffers, Ferguson) beat last year's record by 6 seconds (4:43.71) in their 1st time running together.
Tennis loses first two matches of 2013
The Salem College tennis team opened their 2013 season with losses against Spelman and Emory & Henry. The Spirits dropped a 9-0 Great South conference match to Spelman, and a 9-0 non-conference match against the Wasps. Salem falls to 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the Great South.
Softball loses two close games on the road at Huntingdon
The Salem College softball team lost two games at Huntingdon in their Great South openers. Huntingdon won the first game 4-1 and the Hawks squeezed out a 4-3 win in the 2nd game of the doubleheader. Karson Chapman (Lewisville, NC) led the Spirits with 3 total hits for the day. Salem falls to 3-7 overall and 0-2 in the Great South, while Huntingdon improves to 2-6 and 2-0.
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