Fall Spirits Report: Week 2
Friday, 09/07 at Catawba 5K Meet in Salisbury, NC
The Catawba 5K will feature NCAA DI, DII, and DIII team. There will also be some NAIA teams on the course.
The Spirits ran a very strong opening meet in South Carolina. Natali Olveda (Salinas, CA) was the top finisher for the Spirits. Cristi Magracia (Lemon Grove, CA) and Bethany Eaton (State Road, NC) were the next 2 Salem finishers on the 5K course.
Friday, 09/07 at Capital Fort Rapids Tournament in Columbus, OH against Adrian of Michigan, and 09/09 at Capital Tournament against Johnson & Wales of Rhode Island.
Adrian is currently ranked 10th in the NSCAA Central Region and they defeated Depauw of Indiana 3-1 in their only game of the year. They have a returning NSCAA All-American, Sam Barker, who scored twice against Depauw. Johnson & Wales finished in 2nd in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Regular Season last year.
The Spirits started the season with 3 wins against North Carolina Wesleyan, Emory & Henry, and William Peace. The Spirits outscored their opponents 17 to 1, and Sawyer Ferguson scored 6 goals.
Tuesday, 09/11 at Livingstone Tri-Match against Allen University and Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC.
Livingstone is currently 2-0 with wins against Edward Waters University and Florida Memorial University.
The Spirits lost in their only match of the year against Greensboro College. Salem is now 0-1 and Greensboro is 3-1. Roslyn Nixon led the Spirits in the match with 9 kills and Chelsea Jones had 17 set assists.