Fieldhouse Report, 09.05.2018

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WCU’s Connell Young (photo – Mark Haskett, WCU Public Relations)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (September 5, 2018)Western Carolina held on to defeat an upset-minded Newberry College team, 33-26, at home on Saturday. As late as the fourth quarter, the Catamounts (1-0) trailed the Wolves after Newberry (1-0) rattled off 19 unanswered points. 

WCU ultimately responded with two fourth-quarter touchdowns from the junior signal-caller, Tyrie Adams. Running back Connell Young had 102 yards on the ground to lead WCU. 

After a bye week, Western Carolina travels to face Gardner-Webb (1-0) of the Big South on September 15.  

In other regional college football action, Mars Hill (0-1) opened against the SoCon’s ETSU (1-0) and fell, 28-7. The Brevard Tornados (0-1) of the NCAA’s DIII dropped their opener to DI Davidson (1-0), 34-13, on Saturday.

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The UNC Asheville women’s soccer team upset a 4-1 Citadel team on Sunday to earn its first victory of the year. The Bulldogs defeated their namesakes from Charleston by a 3-2 decision to move to 1-3-1 on the year. 

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Furman’s men and women’s cross country teams finished first among Division I teams in the Eye Opener Invitational in Spartanburg, South Carolina. 

In a matchup of local cross country programs, Montreat handled Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa on Friday. The Cavaliers captured the top seven spots on the men’s side and had three of the top four finishers among the women.

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