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MU leads going into final round

Sep. 28, 2013 @ 11:34 PM

The Herald-Dispatch

LORTON, Va. — Marshall University leads the field after two rounds of the Patriot Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament at the par 71 Laurel Hills G.C.

Marshall shot rounds of 287 and 284 on Saturday for a 571 total and an 11-stroke advantage. The final round is Sunday.

Brian Anania of the Thundering Herd is the individual leader at 70-69 – 139.

“We really played well today,” Marshall coach Matt Grobe said. “Laurel Hills is a very tough golf course, probably one of the toughest we will play this year.

“The team really responded well to the first day.”

Marshall’s Logan Lagodich is tied for third after carding scores of 71 and 70 for a 141 total.

Other Herd players are Clarke Robinson (72-72 – 144), Will Evans (77-73 — 150) and Jake Miller (74-76 – 150).

Marshall leads second-place Columbia (582) and Christopher Newport (583).

Women’s soccer

HUNTINGTON – UAB visits Marshall for a Sunday women’s soccer Conference USA match. Kickoff is 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex.

UAB (7-3-0) lost its conference opener Friday at Middle Tennessee, 2-0.

The Thundering Herd (6-2-1) is 1-0 in C-USA after defeating Old Dominion, 1-0, on Friday.

“We do have a three-game win streak, but we also have a one-game win streak in the conference,” Marshall coach Kevin Long said. “All season long we’ve been preparing for Conference USA play.

Marshall goalkeeper Lizzie Kish posted her third consecutive shutout and sixth of the season.

Myka DeMarco scored the Herd goal on a penalty kick.

Cross country

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Marshall men’s cross country runner Jack Whitney placed 23rd and the Herd was 11th in a field of 27 schools Saturday at the Charlotte Invitational.

Whitney’s time for the 8K was 25:48.0.

Marshall’s women finished in 18th place. Celia Leonard was 44th in the 6K with a time of 22:46.1.

Men: Jack Whitney, 25:48.0; Caleb Brown, 26:25.2; Jordan Brown-Stobbe, 26:29.4; William Hayes, 26:52.8; Brian Salmons, 27:15.9; William Shaffer, 27:26.5; Adam Frohnapfel, 27:54.8.

Women: Celia Leonard, 22:46.1; Julia Galloway, 23:18.8; Andrea Porter, 23:43.1; Samantha Stroker, 23:48.2; Alexandra Phares, 24:10.1; Molly Miloscia, 24:13.1; Amber Govey, 24:44.0.

Tennis

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Dana Oppinger and Karli Timko are playing Sunday for flight titles in the Hokie Fall Invitational tennis tournament.

Oppinger advanced to the Flight A finals by defeating Raluca Mita of Virginia Tech, 6-4, 6-2. Timko is in Flight B where she beat Amanda Wickman from Pittsburgh, 6-2, 6-4.

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