Greensboro College Athletics Update(Lojko’s volleyball team goes to [14-4])

The volleyball team is playing the game it like it is Bobby Cox’ and Jean Lojko’s last year in 2010 and we know that Cox will call it quits at the end of the Atlanta Braves campaign, but Jean will be on the scene for maybe 15, more runs/seasons, you never know, but we know the Greensboro College Pride is having a super year under the direction of their long-time leader, Jean Lojko…..

Greensboro, N.C. — Sha McDuffie (Winston-Salem, NC/Parkland) had 27 kills on the day, as Greensboro College won its two contests at Saturday’s USA South tri-match hosted by GC. The Pride swept Shenandoah and Meredith, and improved to 14-4, 7-1 on the year.

-GC def. Meredith 3-0 (25-19, 25-7, 25-17)
McDuffie recorded a match-high 12 kills, and Brittany Hunsucker (Jamestown, NC/Ragsdale) added 11 for the victors. Freshman Dana Sandknop (Summerfield, NC/Northwest Guilford) passed 29 assists for the home club. Meredith dropped to 9-5, 4-4, and was led by Mary Beth Finnegan’s 10 digs.

-GC def. Shenandoah 3-0 (26-24, 25-21, 25-14)
In the early match, Greensboro College improved to 6-1 in the USA South Conference with a 3-0 victory in Hanes Gym over the Hornets of Shenandoah University. The Pride (13-4, 6-1 USAS) were led by McDuffie, who had a match high 15 kills, and Sandknop, who dished 36 assists in the contest. SU (8-4, 2-3) was led by Katy Griffith who served 3 of the Hornets 8 service aces in the match. The Pride rallied from a 10-point deficit in set one.

-Meredith def. Shenandoah 3-2 (25-14, 25-19, 20-25, 21-25, 15-11)
Cori Spade and Leanne Burton spiked 15 and 14 kills respectively for the Avenging Angels (9-5, 3-2). Kelcy Brown dished 42 assists for SU (8-5, 2-4).

The Pride next plays at rival Averett on Wednesday night.

Greensboro College women’s soccer over Mary Baldwin and Baldwin could have used some help from the other Baldwin sisters….9-1 Pride….

Greensboro, N.C. — Senior Michelle Reger (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac) scored two goals, and dished one assist, as Greensboro College opened USA South play with a 9-1 win over Mary Baldwin on Saturday at Pride Field. GC improved to 5-2, 1-0, and MBC dropped to 2-4, 0-1.

Ten different players netted points for The Pride, which out-shot the Fighting Squirrels, 44-2. GC had all 11 of the match’s corner kicks.

Three other GC players had two goals: Beth Ward (Frisco, Tex./Wakeland), Kelli Viana (Valley Stream, NY/Valley Stream South), and Hannah Coats (Pfafftown, NC/Reagan). Tiffany Walters (Fairfax, VA/W.T. Woodson), Samantha Beasley (Shawsville, VA/Christiansburg), and Katie Timmons (Middletown, Del./William Penn) all served two assists for GC.

Katie Allegro (Statesville, NC/West Iredell ) got the win, but did not have to make a save. Nichol Croman netted 13 saves for Baldwin. Sarah McFarland recorded the Squirrel’s lone goal. Her tally made the score 1-1 in the 14th minute before The Pride pulled away.

The Pride led 7-1 at halftime.

The Pride hosts Shenandoah on Sunday at 2 p.m.

GC Pride men fall to Emory in Georgia…..

Atlanta, GA. — Tenth-ranked Emory University recorded its seventh straight shutout in a 9-0 win over visiting Greensboro College on Saturday. Pride freshman Woody Wilder (Wytheville, VA/George Wythe) had nine saves, and allowed the Eagle’s first six goals.

Emory improved to 9-0, and GC dropped to 3-5-1. The Eagles led in shots, 25-2, and collected all of the match’s five corner kicks. Chris Davis (Lakenheath, England/Lakenheath) took both of The Pride’s shots.

Nao Masuda dished three assists for EU. Dehmeh Smith, Michael Scannapieco, and Kamron Zia all had two goals.

GC’s Nicolas Gregg (Lexington, NC/West Davidson) played the last 26:30 in goal for the visitors, allwoing three scores.

The Pride concludes its Georgia road trip with a match at Berry on Sunday.

Greensboro College women’s soccer in the rain Sunday and Page-grab nets game-winner….

Greensboro, N.C. — Sarah Lang (Greensboro, NC/Page)e scored in the 81st minutes as Greensboro College defeated Shenandoah, 1-0, on Sunday. The Pride improved to 6-2, 2-0 and SU dropped to 3-3-2, and 0-1-1.

On the scoring play, Lang got behind the Hornet back line and was alone with goalkeeper Kat Terza. Lang’s first shot was saved by Terza. The freshman, however, poked in the rebound for the match’s only goal.

The Pride out-shot SU, 13-6. The visitors, however, led in corner kicks, 10-1.

GC’s Katie Allegro (Statesville, NC/West Iredell ) made one save and Terza had 6 stops.

The game’s start was delayed one hour due to lightning. It rained the entire 90 minutes.

Pride men’s soccer falls at Berry

Berry, Ga. — Woody Wilder (Wytheville, VA/George Wythe) made 10 saves, but the Greensboro College men’s soccer team lost at Berry College, 4-0, on Sunday.

GC dropped to 3-6-1 and Berry is now 5-1.

Four different players scored for BC in the match. The home team led in shots, 25-4. GC trailed in corner kicks, 14-1.

The score was 2-0 at the break.