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Soccer takes Maryville to the wire before losing in overtime
The Salem College soccer team almost pulled off one of the biggest victories in Great South Athletic Conference history by taking Maryville College to overtime at Maryville yesterday. Jordan Chase scored the winning goal for Maryville in the second minute of overtime to provide the 1-0 win for the Scots. Salem falls to 5-3-1 overall and 1-1 in the Great South, while Maryville improves to 2-0 in the GSAC and 5-2-2 overall.
Volleyball downed on road at Guilford
The Salem College volleyball team lost a non-conference road match at Guilford College in 3 sets. The Quakers defeated Salem (10-25, 21-25, 16-25). Randi Roppolo (Weeki Wachee, FL) led the Spirits with 6 kills and 8 digs. Salem falls to 1-10 on the season, and Guilford and improves to 3-11.
Cross country finishes in 10th on muddy Hagan Stone Park course
The Salem College cross country team finished in 10th place on a very muddy 5K course at Hagan Stone Park. The Spirits competed without two of their top three runners, but Natali Olveda (Salinas, CA) had a strong 51st overall finish (24:23). Salem defeated Greensboro College, which was the only other NCAA DIII team on the course.
Volleyball loses first two conference matches of the year
The Salem College volleyball team lost their first two Great South Athletic Conference matches today on the road at LaGrange. The Spirits lost to LaGrange in three sets (15-25, 12-25, 29-31). They lost to the Lions of Piedmont in three sets (12-25, 10-25, 16-25). Salem falls to 1-9 overall on the season and to 0-2 in the Great South.
Soccer battles to a draw with Ferrum
The Salem College soccer team battled to a scoreless tie with Ferrum College today in a game that saw 2 overtimes. Salem snapped a 4-game win streak that Ferrum brought into the game. Taylor Barcom (Anchorage, AK) recorded a shutout for the Spirits with 9 saves. Salem moves to 5-2-1 on the season, and Ferrum moves to 4-3-1.
Soccer's Ferguson selected as Great South Player of the Week
The Great South Athletic Conference is pleased to announce this week's Weekly Honor Roll recipients for the week ending Sept 18. Ian Meredith of Covenant wins for men's soccer and Sawyer Ferguson of Salem in women's soccer rounding out this week's list.
Volleyball picks up first win in first home game of the season
The Salem College volleyball team earned their first win of the season in their first home match of the year against cross-town rivals Piedmont Bible College. Salem won in four sets (25-18, 23-25, 25-17, 25-21). Salem moves to 1-7 on the year with the victory.
Soccer suffers bad defeat at Averett
Soccer improves to 5-1 with win at Warren Wilson
The Salem College soccer team won their fifth game in a row in a 4-0 non-conference victory at Warren Wilson this afternoon. Amanda Orsino (Sauquoit, NY) scored two goals for the Spirits. Salem improves to 5-1 overall on the season.
Soccer moves to 4-1 with conference win at Huntingdon
The Salem College soccer team survived the long ride to Alabama to defeat Huntingdon College 1-0 in a Great South Athletic Conference match. Stephanie Hubbard (Sanford, NC) scored on a corner kick by Anna Trakas (Tryon, NC) midway through the fast half, and Salem controlled the play for the entire remainder of the match. The Spirits move to 4-1 overall and to 1-0 in the Great South, while Huntingdon falls to 2-2-1.
Soccer uses 5 first half goals to defeat Hollins
The Salem College soccer team used five first-half goals to cruise to a 6-1 victory against Hollins University at home. Sawyer Ferguson (Billings, MT) scored 2 goals in the first 12 minutes to pace Salem to their third victory in a row. Salem improves to 3-1 overall, and Hollins drops to 1-3.
Volleyball drops two matches at the Meredith Tri-Match
The Salem College volleyball lost two matches today to Meredith 3-0 (11-25, 15-25, 22-25) and to Methodist 3-0. Ty Graham (Pink Hill, NC) and Brittani Stewart (Mocksville, NC) led the Spirits against Meredith with 6 kills each. Salem drops to 0-7 on the season with the two losses.
XC Results from Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational
Cross country finishes in 9th at Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational
The Salem College cross country team finished in 9th out of 10 teams at the Lenoir-Rhyne 5K Invitational today. They were the only NCAA Division III program on the course. Cristi Magracia (Lemon Grove, CA) took 1:56 off of her time from last weeks meet to finish in 24th place at 21:13.
Soccer scores two late goals in comeback win against Greensboro
The Salem College soccer team showed team resilience for the second game in a row to defeat Greensboro College 2-1. Nataly Mojica (Dallas, TX) scored the game-winning goal for the Spirits in the 85th minute to give Salem a win in their first home match of the year. The Spirits improve to 2-1 overall, while Greensboro drops to 2-1 on the season.
Volleyball loses on road to Greensboro College
The Salem College volleyball team traveled to Greensboro College tonight and lost in three close sets (21-25, 23-25, 21-25). Brittani Stewart (Mocksville, NC) led the Spirits with 9 kills and 1 block. Salem falls to 0-5 on the season, and Greensboro improves to 2-3.
Roppolo selected to Eastern Mennonite All-Tournament Team
Randi Roppolo (Weeki Wachee, FL) was selected to the Eastern Mennonite University All-Tournament team this past weekend. Roppolo led the Spirits with 23 kills in the four matches this weekend. She also led the Spirits with 48 digs.
Cross Country Results from Guilford Invitational
Soccer bounces back with victory over Guilford
The Salem College soccer team defeated Guilford College 3-1 in a non-conference match at the Meredith College Classic. After falling down 1-0, Salem had three different players score to secure the victory. The Spirits improve to 1-1, while Guilford falls to 2-1.
Volleyball loses last three matches at EMU Invitational
The Salem College volleyball team lost its last three matches at the Eastern Mennonite University Volleyball Invitational. The Spirits lost to Catholic University yesterday afternoon in three sets (25-13, 25-18, 25-10). They lost to Mary Washington today (25-17, 25-17, 25-13). In their final match at the Invitational, the Spirits fell to Stevenson in three sets (25-15, 25-10, 25-19).
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