Maurice Williams Picture Courtesy MEAC
NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 16, 2019 – North Carolina A&T State running back Jah-Maine Martin was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced today. Teammate Jermaine Williams was named Defensive of the Week and Delaware State freshman Tylik Bethea was selected as Rookie of the Week. Earning Offensive Lineman of the Week honors was North Carolina A&T State’s Marcus Pettiford and picking up Specialist of the Week honors was North Carolina A&T State’s Noel Ruiz.
Martin (RB, 5-10, 203, r-Jr., Conway, S.C.) had a single-game performance for the ages, recording the third-best rushing game in school history on Saturday at Charleston Southern. He carried the ball 25 times for 299 yards and two touchdowns, averaging nearly 12 yards per rush. He had three runs greater than 30 yards, with two of them resulting in touchdowns (of 84 and 76 yards).
Williams (DL, 6-1, 270, r-Sr., Lumberton, N.C.) helped the Aggies defense hold Charleston Southern to only 101 yards of offense and seven points in the second half of Saturday’s 27-21 win in Charleston, S.C. The Bucs offense also only had 48 yards rushing. Williams finished the game with six total tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss of 13 yards and a sack for eight yards.
Bethea (QB, 6-5, 215, Fr., Brooklyn, N.Y.) completed 16 of 28 passes for 181 yards with a longest of 35 yards on Saturday, and he also threw two touchdowns in the Hornets’ home win over Lincoln (Pa).
Pettiford (OL, 6-4, 286, r-Sr., Durham, N.C.) graded out at 90 percent and spearheaded an Aggies squad that amassed over 467 yards of total offense on Saturday. He didn’t yield any sacks and recorded three pancake blocks with no penalties in the win over Charleston Southern. Behind Pettiford, Martin was about to run for 299 yards and two touchdowns.
Ruiz (K, 5-11, 187, Jr., Wilson, N.C.) connected on field goals of 27, 31, 43 and 46 yards for the Aggies in their 27-21 win over Charleston Southern. He was 4-for-4 on field goals and 1-for-1 on extra points, and he has connected on his last seven field goal attempts dating back to the game winner against Elon in the season opener.
OTHER TOP PERFORMERS
Keenan Black (DSU) returned three punts for 88 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown against Lincoln (Pa.).
Kwannah Kollie (DSU) had nine receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns in the Hornets’ win over Lincoln (Pa.).
Davonne Kendrick (FAMU) rushed for 82 yards on 10 carries with a touchdown against Fort Valley State, averaging 8.2 yards per carry.
Ryan Stanley (FAMU) was 20-for-31 with 275 yards and three touchdowns in the Rattlers’ win over Fort Valley State.
Manasseh Bailey (MSU) posted a career high with 172 yards on four receptions, including the Bears’ first touchdown of the season on a 72-yards reception.
Adrian Olivo (NCCU) accounted for all 12 points for the Eagles, kicking four field goals, including a season-long 40-yarder against Gardner-Webb.
Stephen Stokes (NCCU) amassed a team-high seven tackles (five solo) and returned an interception 41 yards against Gardner-Webb – his second interception and third takeaway in the first three games of the season.
Demontrez Burroughs (SCSU) had six receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ loss to USF.
B.J. Davis (SCSU) led the Bulldogs with eight tackles and two tackles for a loss against USF.
Alex Taylor (SCSU) spearheaded a Bulldogs offense that amassed over 378 yards of total offense.
Hawks Soar To Four CIAA Weekly Honors
Evann Carpenter Picture Courtesy Chowan
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Chowan Football team was rewarded for their effort on Saturday with four CIAA Weekly honors for Week Two. The CIAA Weekly honors is voted on by the CIAA Football Championship Administrative Committee.
Donald Boone, senior left tackle, picked up CIAA Food Lion Offensive Lineman of the Week honors. The All-American left tackle helped pave the way for a program-best 418 rushing yards and 677 yards of total offense. The Duluth, GA native was a key cog in a Chowan offense that scored 10 touchdowns (7 passing, 3 rushing) in their 70-16 win over Alderson Broaddus.
Bryce Witt threw his way to CIAA Food Lion Quarterback of the Week honors. Witt threw a school record seven touchdown passes and added a rushing touchdown in the Hawks 70-16 win over Alderson Broaddus. The junior quarterback completed 14-of-22 passes for 259 yards and rushed for 70 yards on seven carries, averaging 10 yards per carry.
Imeek Watkins was on the receiving end of the CIAA Food Lion Receiver of the Week honors. Watkins hauled in seven catches for 185 yards, including a long of 75 yards, and a school record five touchdowns in the Hawks 70-16 win over Alderson Broaddus. The junior also added 28 yards on three punt returns with a long of 18 yards.
Colby Scott would earn CIAA Food Lion Rookie of the Week honors. Scott led the Hawks defense with 10 total tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss. The Burlington, NC native also registered a QB hurry in Chowan's70-16 win over Alderson Broaddus.
Deshaun Wethington, KyreeBurns, and JacksonBrooks were also in the running for Player of the Week in their respective categories.
|Howard Women’s Soccer Goes to Navy Tuesday
Bison take on red hot Navy
(Photo Credit – Frank Mitchell)
WASHINGTON (September 16, 2019) – Howard University women’s soccer team hits the road to nearby Annapolis, Md., where they will face Navy in a nonconference matchup. Tuesday’s (Sept. 17) showdown is set for 5 p.m.
Fans can follow all the action via live stats.
Sunday (Sept. 14), the Bison ended its brief home stand with a 1-0 victory over Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in an intense, nonconference matchup at Greene Stadium.
At the 85-minute mark, sophomore defender Kendall Macauly (Toronto, Canada) delivered the match-winning goal on a penalty kick and propelled HU to victory.
Although the Keydets outshot HU, 23-13, senior goalkeeper Alayah Hightower (Largo, Md.) kept VMI over the board and tied a career-high 12 saves in the victory.
For HU (3-1), they look to extend its winning streak to three after back-to-back home victories over Robert Morris, 2-1, and VMI, 1-0. Currently, the Bison are 0-1 away from Greene Stadium witthe lone loss at Longwood, 2-0. This season, Howard is a perfect 3-0 in contest decided by one goal.
Navy (7-1) enters Tuesday night riding a six-match winning streak, including a 3-2 victory at La Salle. The squad has a 3-1 home mark with their lone loss coming in double overtime to SEC foe LSU, 1-0. Cadie Higginson and Baseley McClaskey lead the Mids with a pair of goals each.
After more than a week off, Howard returns to the field in Birmingham, Ala., where they will take on Jackson State (Sept. 27) and Southern (Sept. 29) in league play. Friday’s clash with the Tigers starts 8:30 p.m. (ET), followed by Sunday match versus the Jaguars at noon (ET)
For more information, visit the Bison Athletics website at www.HUBison.com.
Picture Courtesy Hampton|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Big South Conference announced its Football Players of the Week on Monday afternoon and Hampton earned two awards after its 41-20 win over Howard in the Chicago Football Classic.
Deondre Francois took the Offensive Player of the Week award, while redshirt freshman Darran Butts won the Freshman of the Week honor.
Francois was the Chicago Football Classic Offensive MVP with four touchdown passes in Hampton’s 41-20 win over Howard at Soldier Field. He threw for 217 yards, including scoring passes of 70, 68 and a pair of five-yard connections, and finished the day with a 212.14 pass efficiency clip. On the season, Francois leads the Big South in touchdown passes with seven.
Butts amassed 199 all-purpose yards on just five touches in Hampton’s win over Howard. He recorded his first collegiate receiving touchdown on a 70-yard connection that gave Hampton its first score of the day and a 7-3 lead. Late in the first half, he nearly returned a kickoff for a touchdown as he went 90 yards before being knocked out of bounds at the five. The Pirates scored on the next play on a five-yard pass from Francois to Jadakis Bonds.
Hampton returns to action this Saturday facing Liberty in Lynchburg starting at 6 pm.
For more information on Hampton University football, visit the official Pirates website at www.hamptonpirates.com.
CHICAGO, Ill. -- After a slow start, the Hampton Pirates found their offensive mojo on Saturday and took a 41-20 win over Howard in the 22nd annual Chicago Football Classic at Soldier Field.
Earning MVP honors was Deondre Francois and Christian Angulo. Francois threw for four touchdowns and 217 yards going 11-for-20. Angulo was the defensive honor with five pass breakups and one interception.
The first quarter saw Hampton kept off the board, but once the period turned to the second Hampton clicked. Francois connected with Darran Butts for a 70 yard scoring strike as Hampton took a 7-3 lead just 74 seconds into the quarter.
Francois found Jadakis Bonds on a 68-yard scoring connection with 3:50 left in the half to push the lead to 13-3. Howard responded with a 25-yard Nick Fariss field goal to get back within a touchdown at 13-6 with 71 seconds left.
Butts set Hampton up with another touchdown as he took the ensuing kickoff 90 yards to the five-yardline. Francois and Bonds connected again on a five-yard scoring pass as Hampton pushed the lead back to 20-6 with 53 seconds remaining. Howard got a late touchdown pass from Caylin Newton to close the first half trailing 20-13.
Hampton took control in the third quarter using a pair of scoring runs to push the lead to 34-13. William Robinson capped an eight-play, 58-yard scoring drive with a ten yard run with 10:44 left. Bonds scored his first rushing touchdown finishing an 80 yard drive with a 48 yard scamper with five seconds left.
In the fourth Hampton closed the scoring as Francois hit KeyRon Catlett with a five yard touchdown pass with 7:43 left for the 41-20 final.
Catlett caught five for 55 yards, while Bonds had three receptions for 70 yards. The defense had a pair of 10 tackle performances by Oral Varcciann and DeAndre Faulk. Hampton gained 349 yards with 132 in the air.
The Pirates now visit Liberty for a 6pm kick on September 21.
|Lady Eagles Start Fall
Season with 29 Matches at Elon Invite
ELON, N.C. — The senior doubles team of Emily Pena and Sofia Miller advanced to the championship match of the Powell Flight and sophomore Ivana Dragovic tallied a singles win to highlight play for the North Carolina Central University women’s tennis team at the Elon University Fall Invitational that was contested from Friday to Sunday at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.
After a first-round bye, Pena and Miller picked up their win in the semifinals over Gardner-Webb University senior Milica Panic and sophomore Mayumi Saguchi. Pena and Miller won that contest 6-1 before losing in the Powell Doubles championship match by the same score to the Phoenix team of senior Sofia Edo and sophomore Olivia Archer.
Dragovic tallied her triumph in consolation play of the Phoenix Singles flight. Dragovic downed UNCG junior Tayah Cross by matching 6-3 set scores.
A pair of Lady Eagles won their first sets of the season, but both of their opponents rallied for three-set wins.
Junior Maru Berghaus took an early lead in her Gold Singles flight battle, but Mercer University freshman Mary Courville fought back for the 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 win.
In her NCCU competitive debut, senior Jurasia Horvat grabbed the initial lead in her Oak Singles flight opener. However, USC Upstate junior Laura Illanes battled back forthe 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 conquest.
The Lady Eagles had all eight of their players see action in the first fall event of the 2019-20 season, including competition by junior Frida Cnossen, junior Polina Sakharovia and sophomore Hannah Gaines.
NC Central will next host the fifth annual NCCU Invitational on Thursday-Friday, Oct. 24-25.
Maroon Singles Flight
MaryAnn Rompf (Furman) def. Frida Cnossen (NCCU), 6-2, 6-2
Emma Cartledge (Emory) def. Frida Cnossen (NCCU), 6-1, 7-6 (2)
Beth Taylor (Presbyterian) def. Frida Cnossen (NCCU), 6-1, 6-0
Gold Singles Flight
Mary Courville (Mercer) def. Maru Berghaus (NCCU), 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
Maria Fernanda Carvajal (ETSU) def. Maru Berghaus (NCCU), 6-0, 6-0
Alexa Goetz (Emory) def. Maru Berghaus (NCCU), 6-1, 6-4
Powell Singles Flight
Mayumi Saguchi (Gardner-Webb) def. Hannah Gaines (NCCU), 6-0, 6-0
Katey Fruehauf (Radford) def. Hannah Gaines (NCCU), 6-3, 6-1
Phoenix Singles Flight
Zeba Jamal (Presbyterian) def. Ivana Dragovic (NCCU), 6-2, 6-4
Ivana Dragovic (NCCU) def. Tayah Cross (UNCG), 6-3, 6-3
Nicole Shiau (Elon) def. Ivana Dragovic (NCCU), 6-0, 6-3
Emily Ory (UNCG) def. Polina Sakharova (NCCU), 6-2, 6-0
Jeanine Acierto (Radford) def. Polina Sakharova (NCCU), 7-6 (0)
Gabriela Cevallos (USC Upstate) def. Polina Sakharova (NCCU), 7-5, 7-6 (6)
Oak Singles Flight
Anna Sovic (Mercer) def. Emily Pena (NCCU), 6-0, 6-2
Adrienne Vesely (Gardner-Webb) def. Emily Pena (NCCU), 6-3, 6-2
Laura Illanes (USC Upstate) def. Jurasia Horvat (NCCU), 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
Shelly Ray (Presbyterian) def. Jurasia Horvat (NCCU), 6-0, 6-4
Marielle Leahy (Radford) def. Jurasia Horvat (NCCU), 6-1, 6-1
Gold Doubles Flight
Tayah Cross/Brianna Gomez (UNCG) def. Maru Berghaus/Ivana Dragovic (NCCU), 6-1
Nicole Shiau/Shauna Galvin (Elon) def. Maru Berghaus/Ivana Dragovic (NCCU), 6-2
Eugenia Camacho/Sophia Adams (UNCG) def. Maru Berghaus/Ivana Dragovic (NCCU), 6-4
Ericka Chavarria/Anna Sovic (Mercer) def. Frida Cnossen/Hannah Gaines (NCCU), 6-1
Ella Rowley/Shelly Ray (Presbyterian) def. Frida Cnossen/Hannah Gaines (NCCU), 7-6 (3)
Jeanine Acierto/Katey Fruehauf (Radford) def. Frida Cnossen/Hannah Gaines (NCCU), 6-2
Powell Doubles Flight
Sofia Miller/Emily Pena (NCCU) def. Mayumi Saguchi/Milica Panic (Gardner-Webb), 6-1
Olivia Archer/Sofia Edo (Elon) def. Sofia Miller/Emily Pena (NCCU), 6-1
Sarah Huynh/Laura Illanes (Mercer/USCU) def. Polina Sakharova/Jurasia Horvat (NCCU), 6-0
Sasha Hartje/Katie Chang (Emory) def. Polina Sakharova/Jurasia Horvat (NCCU), 6-3
|Hawks Men's Soccer Shuts Out Shaw
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Chowan Men's Soccer team rebounded after an opening match loss with a shutout victory against Shaw on the road on Sunday evening.
FINAL | Chowan 5, Shaw 0
RECORDS | Chowan 1-1-0, Shaw 1-2-0
LOCATION | Raleigh, N.C.
INSIDE THE BOXS CORE
Harry Ardron led the team with five points with two goals and an assist in the win.
Jouryden Boogert, Sam Hall, and Cristian Fuentes posted a goal. Harry Lovett and London Williams tallied an assist.
Ross Miller was not tested much in the contest posting one save in the clean sheet.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Chowan would pepper the cage early with four shots. Trevin Myers, Sam Hall, and Mitchell Levi Lewis.
The Hawks would strike quickly for two goals in a span of 25 seconds. Harry Ardron would find the back of the net before SamHall scored to put the Hawks up 2-0.
The Blue and White would add a third goal in the 29' as Harry Ardron found Jouryden Boogert found the back of the net in the right corner.
Former Chowan player, Carl Kennedy, registered the only shot on target in the contest but was saved by Ross Miller.
Harry Ardon would net his second goal of the contest off an assist from Harri Lovett to put the Hawks up 4-0.
Chowan would continue to send shots towards cage but was unable to find the back of the net until in the 88' when London Williams found Cristian Fuentes to extend the lead to 5-0.
Chowan opens up Conference Carolinas play against Southern Wesleyan on Saturday, September 21. Opening touch is at 3:30pm.
|Yale Defeats Howard Volleyball in Three
Bison fought all weekend, but unable to grab a win
Derek Bryant (Photo Credit – Yusuf Abdullah)
LOS ANGELES (September 14, 2019) – Howard University women’s volleyball team ended the weekend with a three-set loss (17-25, 22-25, 20-25) to Yale (YU) at the Trojan Invitational, hosted by Southern California.
HU (2-9) went toe-to-toe with three of their toughest competition on the young season; however, unable to break through for a victory.
Howard compiled 33 unforced errors (24 hitting and nine serving), compared to the Bulldogs’ 24 unforced errors (14 hitting and nine serving).
In set one, HU grabbed the upper hand midway through after junior Jurnee Tipton (Ypsilanti, Mich.) delivered a service ace, 13-12, but back-to-back hitting errors jump started Yale’s 13-4 run that end the game.
Set two saw the Bison trailing as much as eight on multiple occasions, but Howard refused to go away. HU clawed their way back into the game and took the lead late, 20-18, but several hitting errors put the Bulldogs back in control to win the set.
Yale held a 15-13 advantage in the third set, but three consecutive unforced errors gave Howard the lead midway, 16-15. YU reclaimed the lead and won the contest, scoring their final eight outof 10 points on hitting errors.
Tipton led the way with a team-leading 10 kills, along with seven digs. Freshmen setters Kayla Diaz (Nanuet, N.Y.) and Semira Blair (Fort Worth, Texas) combined for 26 assists while junior Fola Wilson (Minneapolis, Minn.) recorded a team-best 12 digs in the loss.
For Yale (1-5), they picked up their first win of the season. Izzy Simqi led the Bulldogs, posting 10 kills (team-high). Kathryn Attar filled the stat sheet, finishing with nine kills, four service aces, four digs and a pair of blocks in the victory.
Next weekend (Sept. 20-22), HU returns to The District for a trio of matches.
Friday (Sept. 20), Howard faces SEC foe Ole Miss inside The Burr. First-serve is set for 6 p.m. The next day (Sept. 21), the Bison host Big Ten opponent Rutgers at The Hilltop. Match time is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 22), HU wraps up the weekend at cross-town rival Georgetown. The action starts 1 p.m.
For more information, visit the Bison Athletics website at www.HUBison.com.
|VOLLEYBALL SPLITS FINAL DAY AT UMES ;
Pulls Five-set win over hosts to start Saturday
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The volleyball team finished completion at the UMES Henson Hawk Invitational on Saturday by defeating the hosts in five thrilling sets and dropping a four-set match to Rider.
Against UMES, Hampton took the opening set 25-19 before the Hawks got on a run winning 25-17 and 25-15 to take a 2-1 lead. Hampton rebounded with a 25-18 win in the fourth and used a late flurry to pull away in the fifth and decidingset for the 15-7 win.
Gabby Calloway had 17 kills and 13 digs, while Jessica Pugh had a team best 24 digs. Isis Black added 11 kills and seven blocks to lead Hampton at the net.
In the final match against Rider, Hampton went into the 30s to win the opening set taking a 30-28 decision. The Broncs took charge of the match winning the next three 25-15, 25-9, 25-18. Calloway paced Hampton with nine kills and 11digs while Isis Black added seven kills.
Hampton returns to Bucknell for the Bison Invitational starting on Friday