VUU Surges into Top Spot in CIAA North
Union University's Tabyus Taylor rushed for 177 yards and four
touchdowns as VUU defeated Chowan University 48-38 on Saturday,
October 13, in Murfreesboro, N.C.
Taylor became the first Virginia Union player since Cassious
McDowell in 2014 to rush for four touchdowns in a single game.
The win also gave VUU sole possession of first place in the Northern
Division of the CIAA.
Taylor also now has 15 rushing touchdowns on the year, tying him
with Jeff Haynes for second-highest total of rushing touchdowns in a
single season. Haynes rushed for 15 touchdowns in 1983, with
single-season record holder Andre Braxton having rushed for 26
touchdowns in 2000.
VUU's Darius Taylor completed 16 of 23 passes for 224 yards and two
Virginia Union's winning score came on a 46-yard touchdown pass from
Darius Taylor to Jewison Dawkins with 12:10 left in the fourth
The win also raised VUU's record to 5-1 overall and kept the
Panthers undefeated in the CIAA with a 4-0 record. Chowan fell to
2-4 overall and 1-2 in the CIAA.
Virginia Union now returns home to face Bowie State University in a
nationally televised game on the Aspire TV network at 1:00 p.m. on
Saturday, October 20, at Hovey Field in Richmond, Va
|Hawks Tennis Advance in ITA Tournament
The Chowan Men's and Women's Tennis teams continued play at the ITA
Southeast Regional Conference Carolinas Tournament on Saturday
afternoon in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds.
LOCATION | Sumter, S.C. (Palmetto Tennis Center)
HOW IT HAPPENED
In the Women's Doubles A- Quarterfinals •Valeriya Kolegova and Hanna
Tarlouskaya opened play in the quarterfinals against Gala Castello
and Fernanda de Lucca. The Hawks picked up the 7-6(4) win to advance
to the semifinals.
Women's Doubles B- Semifinals •Angelique Gouin and Juileta Lecce
faced Larissa Brutschin and Jordan Phelps in the semifinals on
Saturday. The Hawks secured the 6-3 victory to advance to the finals
In Singles Play:
Women's Singles A- Round of 16 •Hanna Tarlouskaya def. Talia Semaan
1-6, 6-3, 1-0(5), before she took the quarterfinals victory from
Marissa Stevenson (Barton) 6-2, 1-6, 1-0(7).
•Cynthia Carrier fell short to Ece Yuksel (Mount Olive) 3-6, 6-4,
•Arina Karbolina beat her opponent Isabella Caballero 6-2, 7-5
(Barton) for the Blue and White
•Valeriya Kolegova was unable to secure her singles match to
Erskine's Faith Wright 6-4,3-6, 1-0(2).
Women's Singles B- Quarterfinals •Angelique Gouin slipped to Deike
Schipper 6-3.6-0 (Mount Olive), while teammate Julieta Lecce beat
Ruby Kubac 6-3, 6-1 (Limestone) before taking the 6-0, 6-3 victory
over Grace McCartney (Barton )to advance to the quarterfinals.
For the Men:
Men's Doubles A- Quarterfinals •The Hawks had to go head to head
with each other in the quarterfinals. Edmond Aynedjian and Mariano
Yeh faced Adi Kaliakperov and Louis Proulx. Kaliakperov and Proulx
came out with the 6-2 win.
In singles play:
Men's Singles A- Round of 16 •Mariano Yeh picked up the 6-1, 6-1 win
over Victor Nunez (Mount Olive), before beating Martin Moser 6-3,
6-3 in the quarterfinals round.
•The Hawks dropped the 2-6, 6-0, 1-0(8) match with Adi Kaliakperov
to Thembo Makhanya (Emmanuel).
•Edmond Aynedjian recovered for the Blue and White with a 6-2, 2-6,
1-0(2) win over Kevin Yarzagary (Belmont Abbey). Aynedjian feel
short in the quarterfinals to Armando Ferreira 7-5, 6-3 (Mount
The Hawks will wrap up play at the ITA Southeast Regional on Sunday,
October 14 with doubles play at 8am