Greensboro College Sports Update with the GC Pride Sports Doctor/Director Wes Gullett:WG with the Inside on the GC Pride

Posted by Press Release on September 11, 2016 at 2:57 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

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Greensboro College Sports Update

Pride Women Down Owls

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College women’s soccer team continue their winning ways by defeating Warren Wilson College Saturday, 5-1.

The Owls (0-3) got on the board first with a goal by Ashleigh Ritcher in the eighth minute.

The Pride (3-0) then found the equalizer in the 25th minute. Mercedes Fisher collected a rebound off a shot by Meredith Priest and beat the Warren Wilson keeper in the lower third of the goal.

The score remained tied until Anna Rae Porcelli and Lory Galdamez scored to give Greensboro at 3-1 halftime lead. Briana Huber and Alexa Rehling each recorded one assist.

Following intermission, the Pride continued to apply pressure as Priest and Devin D’Augostin each struck for one goal to secure the four-goal victory.

The Pride held a 22-1 advantage in shots, while also holding a 5-1 corner kick advantage. Lauren Greeson, who tallied one assist, had a team-high seven shots, while Porcelli placed three shots on goal.

Rachel Swaim picked up her first collegiate victory in goal, while Brittany Morrison also saw time between the pipes.

The Pride women’s soccer team will look to continue their hot streak when they return to the field on Sept. 13 when the Wasps of Emory & Henry College come to town. The game is set to get underway at 4 p.m. For more information on Greensboro College women’s soccer, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.

Volleyball Falls To Lions, But Tops Royals In Five

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College volleyball team split a pair of matches on day one of the 2016 Greensboro College Volleyball Invitational Saturday.

The Pride fell to Piedmont in straight sets to open the day, before defeating Eastern Mennonite University, 3-2, in thrilling fashion.

Greensboro (4-3) jumped out a 4-1 lead in the first set against Piedmont, before the Lions used a 5-0 run to take a one-point advantage.

Later in the set, Piedmont used a 9-2 run to pull away, winning the set 25-18.

The Lions then went on to close out the match, winning the next two sets by scores of 25-20 and 25-22.

Emily Horn led the Pride with 10 kills, while Shayla Moss and Meredith Summers added six kills each. Haley Borher and Katie Clark paced the Pride offensive attacks with eight assists each. Darrian Bolt added seven assists.

After dropping the opening match to Piedmont, the Pride used a strong offensive attack to top the Royals of Eastern Mennonite in five sets.

Greensboro raced out to a 9-4 lead to open the first set. Bolt, who had a team-high two service aces, got the run started with her first ace of the match, before Shayla Moss capped the run off with an explosive smash into the middle of the Royals defense.

EMU then battled back to tie the set at 24 before going on to take the first set 34-32.

Greensboro responded back to win the next two sets (25-21, 25-22), but EMU responded back to send the match into a decisive fifth set.

The Pride came out strong in the decisive set, jumping out to a 5-2 lead. Emily Horn, Meredith Summers, and Brandy Johnson each had one kill during the spurt.

Following a timeout, the Royals charged right back to tie the set at 7 and 13.

After EMU tied the set again at 13, the Pride went on a 3-1 run to close out the match with a 16-14 set victory.

Summers finished with a match-high 18 kills, while Shayla Moss and Evan Sherer combined for 27 kills. Bolt tallied 38 assists to lead the Pride. Breanna Wilton and Tori Belcher combined for 41 assists.

“We are really pleased to come out with a split on day one,” Head Coach Kaci Pike said. “Even though it was a really disappointing loss to open the day, we wanted to come out and set the pace for the remainder of the tournament.

“I am really proud of the way the team responded after the opening loss to come back and defeat a really quality team in Eastern Mennonite. Overall, our team performed well in both matches.”

The Pride volleyball team will return to Mayo C. Harlow Memorial Sunday for day two of the 2016 Greensboro College Volleyball Invitational. Greensboro will take on Emory & Henry College at 12 p.m., before closing out the two-day event against Elizabeth City State University at 6 p.m. For more information on Pride volleyball, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.

Football Falls Short Against Apprentice

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Despite two rushing touchdowns by quarterback Mac Graham, the Greensboro College football team fell to Newport News Apprentice Saturday, 42-22.

Apprentice (1-1) jumped out to a 21-0 lead before the Pride (0-2) got on the board.

Following a short Builders punt, the Pride capped off a seven-play drive with Graham’s first rushing touchdown of the game from 4-yards out. The point after attempt was blocked, leaving Greensboro trailing 21-6.

Greensboro then found themselves in another short field situation on their next possession, taking over on their own 48-yardline following another Apprentice punt.

Just when it appeared the drive was about to stall, Graham connected with Greg Tyler for 36 yards, moving the ball to the Apprentice 3-yardline. Two plays later, Graham scampered into the end zone on a designed play-action run from one yard out, cutting the deficit to 21-12.

The Pride then rolled the dice following the touchdown, converting on a two-point point after attempt to pull within seven at the break.

“I thought that our guys provided us with a big spark heading into halftime,” Head Coach Greg Crum said.

Apprentice extended their margin following intermission before Herb Bridges broke off a 67-yard kickoff return to put the Pride in Builders territory once again.

Greensboro did not let the outstanding field position go to waste, finding the end zone once again following a 20-yard touchdown pass to Demario Smith from Graham. The Pride converted another two-point attempt pulling within 35-22.

The Builders scored one final time, while running out the clock, to secure the victory.

“We played a very good Apprentice School team today,” Crum said. “We have got to continue closing the gap and tighten things up.

“I was really excited to see our offense star clicking and putting points on the board. It was a close ball game and the guys fought really hard.”

Graham finished the game with 287-yards passing on 17 completions, including one touchdown and two interceptions. Devon Newton, Matt Romanowski, and Tavares Thomas Jr each hauled in three passes, combining for 147-yards. Greg Tyler finished with two catches.

Trey Cronin paced the Greensboro defense with 12 tackles. Trent Stanback recorded the Pride’s lone sack of the game. Stanback, Bridges, Dashawn Chestnut, and Jason Gerber combined for 5 tackles for loss.

The Pride football team will return to action at 1 p.m. Saturday when they welcome Gallaudet to the friendly confines of Jaimeson Stadium. For more information on Greensboro College football, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.

Men’s Soccer Suffers 2-1 Defeat Against Roanoke

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Greensboro College men’s soccer team fell to Roanoke College Saturday, 2-1, in the first game of the Lynchburg College Invitational.

After a scoreless first half of play, Roanoke struck early to take a 1-0 lead.

Later in the half, Obi Collins found the back of the net to tie the game.

With about 15 minutes left in the game, Roanoke scored the game’s final goal of the game despite multiple opportunities for the Pride.

“The boy’s played with a lot more urgency and intensity today,” Head Coach Tony Falvino said. “They created a lot of opportunities, but unfortunately a lack of focus in vital areas allowed Roanoke to capitalize on our mistakes.

“While it’s disappointing to not get the result, we can use this experience to build on for our upcoming game against Lynchburg.”

Jamie Payamps took the loss in goal for the Pride.

The Pride men will return to action at 4 p.m. Sunday when they close out the Lynchburg College Invitational against the host Hornets. For more information on Greensboro College men’s soccer, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.


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