For the second straight week, Coastal Carolina senior running back and Bruton High alum Lorenzo Taliaferro was named the Big South Offensive Player of the Week.
Taliaferro ran for 151 yards and tied the conference single-game record with four rushing touchdowns in the Chanticleers’ 55-52, double-overtime win at Liberty on Saturday. The victory improved Coastal, ranked sixth in The Sports Network's Football Championship Subdivision poll, to 7-0. ...
Old Dominion receiver Blair Roberts and kicker Jarod Brown received honorable mention by College Football Performance Awards.
Roberts had five catches for 97 yards and a touchdown and Brown made a 54-yard field goal -- the longest in Heinz Field history, college or pro -- in the Monarchs’ 35-24 loss at Pittsburgh on Saturday. ...
Virginia’s Nov. 2 home game against Clemson will kick off at 3:30 and will be televised by ABC or ESPN. ...
James Madison moved up one spot to 19th in The Sports Network FCS poll. The Dukes (5-2) were idle last week and are William and Mary's homecoming opponent at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
William and Mary’s Maria Belaya and Jeltje Loomans advanced to the doubles semifinals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Atlantic Regional in Charlottesville, though both lost in singles earlier Monday.
The top-seeded Tribe tandem beat West Virginia’s Kaja Mrgole and Oana Manole 8-4 and will face Raluca Mita and Francesca Fusinato of Virginia Tech on Tuesday. The other semifinal will pit two U.Va. pairs -- second seeds Julia Elbaba and Rachel Pierson against Maci Epstein and Caryssa Peretz. Pierson and Elbaba ousted Old Dominion’s Nikol Hristova and Melissa Esnal Olguin.
After the 10 a.m. semis, the championship match is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
In singles, Belaya, the No. 4 seed, beat U.Va.'s Li Xi 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to reach a semifinal, which she lost to No. 2 seed Danielle Collins 6-2, 6-4. Collins is ranked 74th in ITA singles, Belaya 99th.
Loomans lost her quarterfinal 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 to Pierson.
Old Dominion’s Carlos Lopez Villa won a pair of three-set matches -- both ending in tiebreakers -- to earn a berth in Tuesday's singles championship match of the ITA Atlantic Regional in Blacksburg.
First, the Spaniard edged Virginia’s Jordan Daigle 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6) to reach the semifinals. Then Lopez Villa outlasted George Washington’s Francisco Dias 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-1).
Lopez Villa's final opponent will be VCU’s Alexis Heugas. The Frenchman upended a pair of players from U.Va., the defending national champion team. He first edged top-seeded Mac Styslinger 5-7, 7-5, 7-5, then beat Ryan Shane 6-4, 6-3.
The doubles final will pit the Hokies’ Andreas Bjerrehus and Amerigo Contini against Liberty’s Shea Thomas and Jorge Azuero.
Christopher Newport's Bupe Okeowo and Haley Casanova earned weekly honors from the Capital Athletic Conference.
Okeowo was a Co-Offensive Player of the Week after scoring in a 1-0 triumph over first-place York (Pa.) and adding an assist on the insurance goal in a 2-0 win against Salisbury. She shared the award with Gillian Sawyer of St. Mary's (Md.).
Casanova, a freshman goalkeeper, was named Defensive Player of the Week after making a combined 16 saves in those two shutouts.
CNU goalkeeper Sean Killion was named the CAC Defensive Player of the Week with a combined nine saves in shutout wins versus Mary Washington and Marymount.
CNU senior Shelby Judkins, a Bethel High graduate, was named the CAC Defensive Player of the Week, and junior teammate Belle Tunstall was cited as the Offensive Player of the Week.
Judkins had two goals in a 5-0 win against Bridgewater and helped the Captains (15-0) beat then-No. 7 Salisbury 3-2. Tunstall had a goal and an assist in both games.Copyright © 2015, CT Now