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Carolina RailHawks Win & Remain in the Hunt for the Final Spot in The Championship

Carolina RailHawks Win & Remain in the Hunt for the Final Spot in The Championship

Defeated the Atlanta Silverbacks 2-0 at Silverbacks Park ATLANTA, GA Oct. 25, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks (11W-4D-11L, 37 Pts.) needed a win in Atlanta to keep their postseason dreams alive and with two goals from Nacho Novo and Devon Sandoval the RailHawks were able to do just that, as they rolled to victory over the Silverbacks (6W-5D-15L, 23 Pts.).  ‪The RailHawks were unable to achieve any type of offensive flow in the first portion of the first half, but momentum swung in the favor of the RailHawks after goalkeeper, Scott Goodwin, came up with a tremendous penalty kick save on Silverbacks forward, Jaime Chávez in the 35th minute of play. Following Goodwin’s save, the RailHawks stormed down the field with […]

Posted in: Cary NC, Events, Soccer
Clemson and No. 11 Louisville Play to a Scoreless Draw Friday Night

Clemson and No. 11 Louisville Play to a Scoreless Draw Friday Night

CLEMSON, SC Oct. 24, 2014 – The Clemson men’s soccer team and the 11th ranked Louisville Cardinals played to a scoreless draw Friday night at Louisville’s Lynn Stadium. After tonight’s result, Clemson’s record stands at 8-6-1 overall and 4-2-1 in the ACC. Clemson junior Kyle Fisher scored in the final seconds of the second overtime period, but the goal was waived off after a penalty was called against Clemson in the box. The Tigers and Cardinals were tied with Syracuse for the lead in the ACC’s Atlantic Division prior to the match. Now Clemson and Louisville are in a two-way tie for second in the division. Tonight’s match was the first ever meeting between Clemson and Louisville. Sophomore Andrew Tarbell […]

Posted in: Clemson SC, Events, Soccer
Clemson Tigers Football to Face Texas A&M in 2018 and 2019

Clemson Tigers Football to Face Texas A&M in 2018 and 2019

CLEMSON, SC Oct. 24 – Clemson and Texas A&M have agreed to a two-game series that will be played during the 2018 and 2019 seasons.  Both schools made the announcement Thursday night. TICKETS: Clemson Tigers Football Clemson will travel to Texas A&M for a contest at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas on September 8, 2018, while the Aggies will come to Clemson’s Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2019. “We are looking forward to playing Texas A&M as the two schools share a rich military heritage and of course passionate fan bases,” said Clemson Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich.  “We know our fans make Clemson a great game day experience and the Aggie fans make Kyle field also one of […]

Posted in: Clemson SC, Events, Football
Gamecocks Weekly Football Press Conference

Gamecocks Weekly Football Press Conference

COLUMBIA, SC Oct. 21, 2014 South Carolina Head Coach Steve Spurrier Opening Statement “We’re going to Auburn, the Loveliest Village on the Plains. Auburn is a good team as we all know, went to the national championship game last year, had a wonderful chance to win it, but couldn’t do it. I think they’re No. 5 in the country right now, lost to Mississippi State in a game that they could’ve won, but got stymied in the red zone had to kick some field goals. Mississippi State had a very good game and they’re No. 1 in the country, but (Auburn runs) the ball extremely well and are certainly very capable of throwing the ball. Their defense is very solid, […]

PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon & NHRMC 5K Brings More Than 2,000 Athletes

PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon & NHRMC 5K Brings More Than 2,000 Athletes

WILMINGTON, NC Oct. 20, 2014 – On Saturday, Oct. 25, the seventh annual PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon will bring nearly 2,300 athletes, along with their friends, family and trainers to Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. An additional 300 runners are expected to participate in the inaugural New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s 5K, held in conjunction with the triathlon. An estimated 8,000 spectators will cheer the athletes. The USAT-sanctioned PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon includes a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run, and offers a half iron distance triathlon. The full triathlon will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the half distance begins at 8:30 a.m. with a swim in the channel at the southern tip of Wrightsville […]

Ben Martin Wins in Las Vegas

Ben Martin Wins in Las Vegas

CLEMSON, SC Oct. 19, 2014 —Former Clemson All-American Ben Martin sank a 46-foot eagle putt on the par five 16th hole on Sunday and went on to win the Shriner’s Hospital For Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the first PGA Tour win for Martin, who is in his third year on the PGA Tour.  Martin is the ninth winner of the tournament to make a victory in Las Vegas his first  career triumph.  That list includes Tiger Woods, who made his first PGA victory at this event in 1996. Martin had rounds of 68-66-62-68 to finish with a 72-hole score of 264.   He played the final four holes in four under par, as he […]

Posted in: Clemson SC, Events, Golf
College of Charleston Women’s Soccer Falls to Northeastern

College of Charleston Women’s Soccer Falls to Northeastern

Box Score PLEASANT, SC Oct. 18, 2014 – The College of Charleston women’s soccer team suffered a 3-0 defeat to first-place Northeastern in Colonial Athletic Association action at Patriots Point on Sunday afternoon. The Cougars (5-11-1, 1-6-1 CAA) were unable to complete the unenviable task of solving the nation’s best defense, as NU goalkeeper Paige Burnett and company posted the Huskies’ 13th shutout of the season. Based on results from around the league, the win propels NU into sole possession of first place in the CAA standings while Delaware’s Sunday victory over James Madison eliminated the Cougars from playoff contention. “Hats off to Northeastern for coming in as a very good team which was well coached and moved the ball […]

Clemson Tigers Defeat Miami 2-0 in Pink Game Saturday at Historic Riggs Field

Clemson Tigers Defeat Miami 2-0 in Pink Game Saturday at Historic Riggs Field

CLEMSON, SC Oct. 18, 2014 – The 21st-ranked Clemson women’s soccer team defeated Miami by a score of 2-0 on Saturday night at Historic Riggs Field. The Tigers improved to 11-2-2 overall and 4-2-1 in ACC play with the win, while the Hurricanes dropped to 2-12-1 (0-6-1 ACC). With the victory, Clemson now has 11 wins on the season. It is the first 11-win season for the program since 2006. That Tiger team advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals, and was ranked in a tie for 14th in the final national poll. The win was also Clemson’s first over Miami since the 2006 season. The two teams played a scoreless first half, with the Tigers controlling possession the majority of the […]

Posted in: Clemson SC, Events, Soccer
Carolina RailHawks Remain in Contention for a Spot in The Championship

Carolina RailHawks Remain in Contention for a Spot in The Championship

Carolina RailHawks Draw with Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1-1 at WakeMed Soccer Park CARY, NC Oct. 18th, 2014 – With a spot in The Championship on the line, the Carolina RailHawks (Fall Season: 6W-2T-8L, 20pts) took on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers (Fall Season: 6W-5T-5L, 23pts) on Saturday night at WakeMed Soccer Park. At the end of the match, both the RailHawks and the Strikers remain in contention for the final spot in The Championship as they drew 1-1. The first-half got off to a slow start, as neither team created any quality chances. The RailHawks opened the second half with their sights set on victory. After numerous pushes, Nacho Novo found Tiyi Shipalane deep in the Strikers zone, but the normally sure footed […]

Posted in: Cary NC, Events, Soccer
East Carolina Pirates Soccer Hosts SMU On Senior Day Sunday

East Carolina Pirates Soccer Hosts SMU On Senior Day Sunday

The Pirates Are In Search Of Their 10th Win Of The Season ECU Notes  | American Conference Notes GREENVILLE, NC Oct. 18, 2014 – After a 1-0 victory over Houston Thursday evening, the East Carolina women’s soccer team will host SMU in its final American Athletic Conference home match of the season Sunday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m., at Johnson Soccer Stadium. It will be Senior Day, as a post-match ceremony recognizing this year’s senior class will be held on the field at the conclusion of the match. The first 100 fans will receive a free signed team poster. It will also be Faith & Family Day, as religious institutions and youth groups can receive $2 admission. Sunday will also […]

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