The Lander women’s soccer team used goals from four different players to top Georgia Southwestern 8-0 Saturday afternoon at Van Taylor Stadium.
The Bearcats finish the regular season 6-8-2 and 4-5-2 in the PBC while the Hurricanes finish the season 3-13-2 and 0-10-1 in the PBC.
Brianna Taylor, Kaitlyn Anderson, Emily Jermstad and Macy Sinner each scored goals for Lander.
The Bearcats outshot the Hurricanes 16-3 and won two corners.
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALLSouthern Wesleyan 87, Lander 85Lander suffered a loss to Southern Wesleyan at the buzzer.
With the game tied at 85-85, Southern Wesleyan’s Clenzo Ross missed a jump shot before tipping the ball in to give Southern Wesleyan the win as time expired.
Lander (1-1) was led by junior DaJuan Moorer, who tallied 17 points and 11 rebounds to earn his second straight double-double. Elijah Alston and Deon Berrien also added 17 points each for the game. LaRaymond Spivery would collect 13 points, six assists, and five steals.
Lander is next scheduled to face rival Erskine on Wednesday.
Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Finis Horne Arena.
COLLEGE VOLLEYBALLFlagler 3, Lander 0The Lander volleyball team fell in three sets at Flagler in a Peach Belt Conference match.
Lander (18-8, 7-3 PBC) travels to Georgia College next Friday before facing Augusta on the road the following day to end the season. The Saints (20-7, 7-3 PBC) notched their 10th win in their last 11 matches.
Lander’s Madilyn Reed recorded her 14th consecutive double-double with 29 assists and 11 digs, while Kyra Ross finished with 13 kills and 20 digs. Hannah McManus led the team with 25 digs and Boo Luther added 10 digs.
COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRYLander finishes 23rd, 24th
at Southeast RegionalThe Lander cross country teams conlcuded their seasons at the NCAA Southeast Regional. The Bearcat men finished 23rd while the women finished 24th.
Trent Powers once again led the men, finishing the 10K race in 36:15.8. McKenna Burrows clocked in at 37:50.0, followed by Sam Smith at 37:28.8. Samonzy Wiggins and Chase Couch crossed the line in 40:38.3 and 40:54.5, respectively.
In the women’s race, Gabbi Hart paced Lander with a time of 26:13.8. Katie Abare clocked in at 26:48.9 and Madison Chesney followed at 26:51.8. Melanie Murray recorded a time of 27:33.9, while Savanah Rackliffe finished in 29:14.0. Missy O’Toole rounded out the Bearcat group with a time of 31:36.1.
COLLEGE MEN’S SOCCERFlagler 6, Lander 2The No. 21-ranked Lander men’s soccer team ended the regular season with a loss at Flagler.
With the loss, Lander (11-4-2, 5-2 PBC) is assured of the No. 2 seed in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament. The Bearcats will play in the semifinals on Friday at Blanchard Woods Park in Evans, Ga. Flagler (4-11-1, 3-4 PBC) will be the No. 6 seed in the tournament.
After Max McNulty put the Bearcats up 1-0 with a goal in the 19th minute, the Saints responded with four goals in the ensuing 25 minutes, including three from Dan McGuire. Max Bolton’s 11th goal of the season at the 66:42 mark cut the deficit to 4-2 before Flagler tacked on two more goals to complete the scoring.
Erskine 2, Emmanuel 1Senior defender Sam James capped a chaotic final five minutes with a goal with 1:55 remaining to give No. 3 Erskine an improbable 2-1 comeback win over No. 6 Emmanuel in the quarterfinals of the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
With the win, Erskine advances to face No. 7 Mount Olive in the semifinals, which will be hosted by top-seeded Chowan.