Fieldhouse Report, 09.26.2018

Western Carolina Football 2018 Catamounts Football WCU
WCU’s Michael Murphy (photo – WCU/Mark Haskett)


Cullowhee, N.C. (September 26, 2018) – Despite yielding 50, the WCU Catamounts came away with a victory in their Southern Conference opener against VMI on Saturday. The Catamounts withstood two Keydet touchdowns in the final four minutes to capture the 52-50 win and move to 3-0 on the season. WCU churned out 324 yards on the ground, including 117 yards from quarterback Tyrie Adams.  Adams threw for three scores and added one rushing for the Catamounts.

Redshirt sophomore Michael Murphy returned his first career interception 46 yards for a touchdown to put WCU up by 15 points in the fourth quarter prior to the late Keydet surge.

Earlier this week, WCU again received votes in the FCS Top 25 poll. 

The Catamounts face Furman in Greenville, South Carolina this upcoming Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The Paladins (0-3) dropped their Southern Conference opener to ETSU (3-1, 2-0) this past weekend, 29-27.

College Soccer – On the women’s side, the Brevard Tornados (5-1) and WCU Catamounts (5-3-2) share the region’s lead with five wins apiece. The Tornados play back-to-back games against Agnes Scott and Wesleyan (Ga.) this weekend.

For the men, Mars Hill owns the area’s best mark with a 4-3 record, despite dropping a 1-0 decision to Anderson this weekend. Montreat drew to 3-4-2 after defeating Milligan (4-3), 3-1, on Saturday night. Lees-McRae has won two straight games to move to 3-3-1. They host #24 Limestone (5-1-0) tonight in Banner Elk. 

UNC Asheville Invitational Cross Country

Cross Country – At Friday’s Asheville Invitational, the Bulldogs’ squad won both the men’s and women’s meets in a race held at Asheville Christian Academy in Swannanoa (pictured).  

As reported in yesterday’s Black Mountain News, Montreat’s Lydia Wilson was last week’s NAIA national runner of the week.



As reported in the Citizen-Times, Asheville School opened its new multi-sport football facility on Friday night in Asheville. The Blues celebrated the opening with a resounding 54-0 win over Statesville Christian. (photo – Asheville School)


Books from Fieldhouse’s Tom Flynn