Monday, September 1, 2014

Terrier Notebook: Football, Women's and Men's Soccer, Volleyball

Here's a look at what's happening around Terrier athletics.

FOOTBALL: Terriers look forward to off week, welcome DII opponent on Sept. 13
After a nice showing in their season opening 38-19 loss to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Terriers (0-1) will have an extra week to rest and prepare for their September 13th meeting with the North Greenville Crusaders, of the Division II's Conference Carolinas, a game which will serve as Wofford's home opener. In last year's home opener, the Terriers sent away Georgia Southern, 30-20, in what was the final meeting with the Eagles as a SoCon member.

Marvin named SoCon special teams player of the week - Redshirt freshman kicker David Marvin, who made both his field goal attempts on Saturday, ones from thirty-nine and fifty-one yards out, and booted four punts with an with an average of 43.5 yards per punt, recieved SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the season's first week.

Marvin was injured during a punt late in the game, and will hopefully be fully game-ready by September 13th.

Ray Smith's 92-yard touchdown run among ESPN's top plays - The run that briefly put the Terriers on top of Georgia Tech late in the first half on Saturday, and put Ray Smith in the Georgia Tech record books as the longest run by an opponent, was featured on ESPN's top plays, and more specifically, received #4 honors on Sunday morning's edition of SportsCenterU.

You can watch the play here.

McDonald's Mike Ayers Radio Show returning today - Airing on 105.7 FM/910 AM "The Source for Spartanburg," the McDonald's Mike Ayers Radio Show will return today for the 2014 football season. The show will air from 6:00-7:00 P.M. eastern time. 

Each show will air at a different area McDonald's location, and you can find the schedule here.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Terriers suffer first loss of the season
After kicking off the season with three-straight wins, against Gardner-Webb (3-2, in overtime), Presbyterian (3-0), and UNC Asheville (3-2), the Wofford women's soccer team fell on Sunday to Coastal Carolina, 1-0. 

So far, all of the Terriers' matches have been against Big South squads, and they will continue that trend with their next game, a home matchup against Winthrop on September 12th.

MEN'S SOCCER: Wofford completes Big South/SoCon challenge with 3-0 victory over Gardner-Webb
Following a season-opening 1-0 loss to Winthrop, the Terriers notched their first triumph of the season, against Gardner-Webb, on Sunday. Wofford's goals were scored by Nestor Jaramillo , Matthew Aurednik, and Carlos Dominguez-Gonzales. These goals, of course, were all their first of the season.

The Terriers' next match will be on September 6th, when they take on the Presbyterian Blue House in Clinton, S.C.

VOLLEYBALL: Terriers go 1-2 in NCCU Invitational
Wofford's volleyball team lost their first two matches in the NCCU Invitational, held in Durham, N.C., to Valparaiso (1-3 [23-25, 16-25, 28-26, 20-25]) and Campbell (0-3 [21-25, 21-25, 18-25]), on last Friday and Saturday, respectively. 

A 3-0 [25-13, 25-14, 25-17] victory over the hosting NC Central Eagles on Saturday afternoon closed out the Terriers' tournament appearance.

Wofford will next compete in the Wake Forest Tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C., on September 5th and 6th. The Terriers will take on Presbyterian, NC Central, and the host Wake Forest.

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