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COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Herold strikes late for Lions

Taylor Herold’s senior day at Penn State may not be as memorable as her heroics as a junior were.

The fifth-ranked Nittany Lions trailed Michigan State 3–1 with five minutes remaining Saturday in their final regular-season home game of the season. But they scored twice thereafter—including the equalizer by Herold with 2:45 left—then won in a penalty shootout.

Herold, a junior from James Monroe High School, scored twice in regulation for Penn State (11–3, 4–0 Big Ten), then notched the game-winning shootout stroke. She has a team-high 10 goals on the season.




  • Senior Mia Day (James Monroe) scored in each game as Denison beat Lindenwood and Hendrix over the weekend to improve to 14–1.
  • Freshman midfielder Erika Bienlien (Brooke Point) made a key defensive save in overtime in VCU’s 3–2 win over Saint Francis Saturday.




  • Senior quarterback Brian Hudson (Brooke Point) ran for 110 yards and three touchdowns—including an 80-yarder—in Campbell’s 52–45 loss to Jacksonville Saturday. He also passed for 227 yards and a touchdown.
  • Senior linebacker Brock Bullock (Courtland) set a school record with 24 tackles (11 solo) in Apprentice’s 34–7 loss to Southern Virginia. The old mark of 21 was set in 1990 by Steven Sobczak, whose son Steven now plays for Massaponax.
  • Senior defensive lineman Kerry Wynn (Louisa) had eight tackles and broke up a pass in Richmond’s 12–10 loss at Rhode Island.
  • Freshman Aaron Sanders (Brooke Point) caught three passes for 49 yards in VMI’s 49–35 loss to Presbyterian Saturday.
  • Freshman Jeffrey Moore (Colonial Forge) caught five passes for 76 yards and a touchdown in Bridgewater’s 21–14 loss to Guilford.
  • Senior linebacker Joel Elliott (Chancellor) had nine tackles in Denison’s 38–20 loss to Wittenberg Saturday.
  • Sophomore Akil Tweedy (Colonial Forge) had six receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown in McDaniel’s 28–9 loss to Franklin & Marshall.





  • Sophomore Janay Frazier (Courtland) had a career-high 16 kills as Norfolk State rallied from a 2–0 deficit to beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 3–2 Friday.
  • Sophomore Rachel Gallup (Courtland) had a team-high 12 kills in Catawba’s 3–1 loss to Lenoir-Rhyne Friday.
  • Sophomore Gabby Myers (Colonial Forge) had a team-high 29 assists Friday in Lynchburg’s fifth straight win, 3–1 over Roanoke.
  • Freshman Katie Graham (Spotsylvania) had 12 digs and eight kills in Penn State Mont Alto’s 3–0 loss to Penn State Brandywine.
  • Senior Megann Grimes (Liberty) had a game-high 12 kills in Bridgewater’s 3–0 win over Shenandoah.




  • Colonial Forge graduates David Pennesi and Ricky Cappetta finished ninth and 22nd, respectively, as William & Mary won Saturday’s six-team Christopher Newport Invitational. Pennesi was timed at 26:18.4 for 8,000 meters, Cappetta in 26:56.1. VCU freshman Ben Sorenson (Mountain View) was 14th (26:41.2). CNU freshman Emmie Schmidt (Spotsylvania) was 22nd in the 6,000-meter women’s race (24:09.5).
  • Sophomore Kim Ficenic (Mountain View) finished 21st out of 210 (17:53.44 for 4,940 meters) to help host Alabama win the Crimson Classic team title. LSU freshman Jenna Walker (Colonial Forge) was 123rd (19:38.54).




  • Georgia senior defender Torri Allen (Colonial Forge) was named to’s top-100 upperclassman list at No. 95. She has played every minute this season for the Bulldogs (10–5–1) , helping them shut out opponents for 652 straight minutes earlier this season. She also has two assists and a defensive save.
  • Zack Miller (Colonial Forge) had a goal and fellow sophomore Daniel Jobrack (Stafford) an assist in Lynchburg’s 2–0 win over Eastern Mennonite Saturday.
  • Senior keeper Brittany Webster (Brooke Point) made seven saves in Brevard’s 1–0 loss to Catawba Saturday.




  • Freshman Alex Montes de Oca (Orange) helped William & Mary set a Georgetown pool record in winning the 400-yard free relay (3:07.97) at Saturday’s tri-meet against the Hoyas and Towson. Sophomore Justin Barden (Orange) swam on the Tribe’s winning 200 medley relay, which also set a pool record (1:33.67).
  • Redshirt senior Meredith Cavalier (Brooke Point) was one of eight swimmers suspended for Virginia’s season-opening meet this Friday at Navy for unspecified violations of team rules. Virginia’s next meet is Nov. 8 at home against Penn State, Texas and West Virginia.




  • Fairmont (W.Va.) State sophomore Taylor Nichols (Riverbend) was named to the selected to the all-Mountain East Conference second team after going 6–6 at No. 1 singles in the fall.


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