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College Notebook: Spotsylvania natives shine on gridiron
BY STEVE DeSHAZO
Several former Spotsylvania County football standouts had a hand (or, in one case, a foot) in their teams’ weekend victories.
Freshman Nick Perry (Spotsylvania High) caught the eventual game-winning 17-yard touchdown pass in Clarion (Pa.)’s 13–7 triumph over Gannon.
Freshman defensive back Rufonda Moss (Riverbend) had 13 tackles and forced a fumble as Livingstone (N.C.) outscored Lincoln (Pa.), 48–44.
And freshman Ryan Samuels (Massaponax) kicked a 40-yard go-ahead field goal with five minutes left as Louisburg (N.C.) beat Lackawanna (Pa.), 24–22, to improve to 4–0.
Virginia Tech transfer Isaiah Hamlette (Brooke Point) had his first sack for James Madison in Saturday’s 32–7 win over Rhode Island. Quintin Hunter (Orange) had a 28-yard reception and ran in a two-point conversion.
Junior cornerback Dexter McDougle (Stafford) had a career-high eight tackles (all unassisted) in Maryland’s 31–21 loss to No. 9 West Virginia.
Sophomore defensive back Shane Black (Mountain View) had five tackles as Lafayette improved to 3–0 with a 20–14 win over Bucknell.
Senior linebacker Jake Johnson (Stafford) had 10 tackles in South Alabama’s 30–10 loss to No. 23 Mississippi State.
After missing William & Mary’s first three games with a knee injury, senior linebacker Dante Cook (Stafford) had four tackles in a 51–21 loss to Delaware.
Junior receiver John Lezcano (Culpeper) had a 36-yard reception in Bridgewater’s 17–14 win over Shenandoah. Sophomore Calvin Wright (Massaponax) made a 38-yard catch and senior John Ludden (Massaponax) made eight tackles for the Hornets.
Junior tight end Greg Capozza (Riverbend) caught two passes for 58 yards in Dickinson’s 21–13 loss to Moravian.
Orange County natives helped Randolph–Macon post two wins after an 0–6 start. Junior Olivia Newman’s goal (on an assist by Carrie Jacobs) lifted the Yellow Jackets past Washington & Lee, 1–0, on Sunday, five days after Rachael Gardner’s overtime goal lifted R–MC past Wilson, 1–0. Nicole Woodworth made seven saves in each victory.
Sophomore Katie Kline (Colonial Forge) scored her first two goals of the season and sophomore Kelsey Link (Spotsylvania) also scored in Lynchburg’s 4–0 win over Elizabethtown on Thursday. Junior Hannah Myers (Colonial Forge) had four saves in the shutout.
Sophomore Blair Kline (Riverbend) scored her first career goal in Richmond’s 5–2 win over Longwood on Saturday.
Junior Becca Williams (Chancellor) scored her second goal of the season in 10th-ranked Slippery Rock’s 5–1 win over Seton Hill (Pa.) on Saturday.
Chowan senior Karina Monroe (Courtland) had 15 kills and freshman Cindy Ehrich (Riverbend) had 15 digs in a 3–1 victory over Elizabeth City State on Thursday.
Junior Bianca Richardson (Colonial Forge) had a combined 22 kills as Alabama A&M split matches with Tennessee Martin and Alcorn State.
Longwood junior Hannah Pierce (King George) shot a three-round total of 231 to tie for 33rd at last weekend’s Yale Women’s Intercollegiate at New Haven, Conn., helping the Lancers place sixth out of 16 teams.
Lynchburg sophomore Anthony McBride (Spotsylvania) finished third in Friday’s Doc Jopson Invite in Penn Laird (20:04 for 6,000 meters), helping the Hornets men win the team title.
Delaware State senior Alyssa Berfield (Mountain View) scored a meet-high 90 points to earn MVP honors at Saturday’s Baylor Willis Invitational in Waco, Texas.
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