Football: The Wingate defense powered a 24-14 victory to end No. 16 Lenoir-Rhyne’s 22-game winning streak.
Lenoir-Rhyne boasted the nation’s No. 1 rushing offense in Division II. The team also was tops in the South Atlantic Conference in rushing, scoring and total offense, averaging nearly 37 points per game.
Redshirt junior defensive end Andre Foulks, of York, S.C., and Snellville, Ga., native All-SAC linebacker Eric Mapoles combined for 21 tackles – 11 and 10 respectively.
Wingate’s offensive line set the tone for the Bulldogs ground attack which amassed a season-high 344 rushing yards and 472 yards of total offense.
Mallard Creek star Lawrence Pittman established career-highs with 36 carries for 205 yards and a touchdown. The team had lost 26-17 a week earlier to Tusculum.
Soccer: Carson-Newman defeated the men’s and women’s teams recently in South Atlantic Conference play. The men lost 4-1 and the women were shut out 1-0.
Jon Ander scored the No. 7 Bulldogs’ lone goal, his eighth this season. Wingate’s record fell to 10-2 and 7-1 in league play.
The ninth-ranked women fell to 11-1 and 7-1. Sophomore keeper Alexis Jones had three saves.
Volleyball: The No. 11-ranked Bulldogs recently defeated Tusculum 3-0 and then shut out Mars Hill.
Shelly Stumpff finished the week with 26 kills, 17 digs and four aces.
The Bulldogs record after the wins was 18-2 and 11-1 in the conference.
Swimming: Wingate opened the 2015-16 swimming season, with men’s and women’s wins over St. Andrews University.
The men won 174-59, and the women 171-55.
Sophomore Jerome Heidrich won the 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle and anchored the 200 freestyle relay. Freshman Niklas Martin took the 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke and 100 butterfly.
On the women’s side, junior Jessika Weiss won the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke and 200-meter individual medley. Plus senior captain Rita Koryukova contributed to two events the 200 medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay.
Wingate’s next meet is Nov. 16 at the Shuford Physical Education Center Pool on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne at 4 p.m.
Women’s golf: After a 14th place finish in the opening tournament, followed by a third place spot and a Hurricane Joaquin cancellation, the Bulldogs led from start to finish at the South Atlantic Conference Preview held recently at Monroe Country Club.
As a team the Bulldogs shot a 624 over the two-day tournament, 309 in the first round and 315 in the second.
Caitlin Starris, an All-SAC senior, medaled after shooting a 74 the first day and 77 the final day. UNC-Pembroke finished second and SAC Defending Champ Carson-Newman was third.
Women’s soccer: On senior day it was a junior who stood out.
Junior midfielder Emily Crick scored the winning goal in the 74th minute, giving Winthrop a 1-0 victory over Campbell.
It was the Hilton Head native’s second goal of the season.
Winthrop got back in the win column after being blanked 2-0 at Charleston Southern and raised their record to 5-7-2 and 2-4-1 in the Big South Conference.
Women’s basketball: Schaquilla Nunn is being recognized as one of the most gifted student-athletes in the country.
Nunn a senior from Fayetteville, Ga., has been nominated for the Senior CLASS Award, given to the NCAA Division I senior who exemplifies community service, classroom excellence, character and competition.
Nunn is among 30 finalists for the honor. The 6-foot-3 center is a first team All Big South Conference performer and reigning Defensive Player of the Week. Nunn averages nearly 3.6 blocks, good for ninth in the nation. She’s also 15th in rebounding with 11.1 per game and she carries a 3.5 grade point average.
Promotion: Winthrop head coach Kevin Cook has promoted Carlotta Kloppenburg from graduate assistant to assistant coach.
Kloppenburg played college ball at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif.
Kloppenburg’s father, Gary, is an assistant coach with the 2015 WNBA Finals runner-up Indiana Fever. He also coached the Seattle Storm, Phoenix Mercury, L.A. Sparks and the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA.
Her grandfather Bob was a defensive coach as an NBA assistant for 18 years with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle SuperSonics, Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors.
Cross Country: In the season finale, Winthrop’s Sam DiBridge had his best finish.
The sophomore from Greenville, S.C., finished third in the College of Charleston Classic. He posted a time of 26:31.8 in the 8K.
As a team, Winthrop finished fifth among eight schools. The women were eighth among nine schools in the 5K race.
Rob Jones is a freelance writer: email@example.com.