The Winthrop men's soccer team defeated Radford 1-0 Saturday evening, giving the program its 400th win all-time.
Winthrop improves to 10-6-1 overall and 4-5 in the Big South. Radford is now 6-6-4 overall and 3-3-2 in the league.
Freshman Max Hasenstab, who had missed the previous three games with an injury, scored the game-winning goal in the 55th minute. Hasenstab entered the game in the 31st minute and instantly provided scoring chances. His game-winning goal was set up by the hustle of Pol Sole, who chased the ball into the box and stole it from a Radford defender. Sole found Hasenstab in the box, who then turned, took a dribble and rifled a shot past Radford goalie Dane Wilson.
Radford pushed over the final 20 minutes for the equalizer, but the Eagles held on. The Highlanders created opportunities, but never had a shot that threatened to find the back of the net. The best chance came in the 83rd minute when Radford was awarded a free kick straight on from goal about 30 yards out. Bernardo Ulmo‘s attempt went just wide of the goal toward the right post.
Volleyball sweeps Charleston Southern
Senior Jackie Landers recorded a season-high 21 kills as Winthrop cruised to a 3-0 victory Saturday over the Charleston Southern Buccaneers. Winthrop improved to 13-11 overall and 4-6 in the conference with the victory while Charleston Southern fell to 6-21 overall and 0-11 in the Big South.
Landers had a breakout match with her 21 kills and hit .548 for the match with only four errors on 31 attempts. Landers recorded her first double-double of the season with 10 digs as well. Irene Ojukwu also notched a double-double with 12 kills and 14 digs while Rachel Lenz also contributed 12 kills. Jessie Vicic finished with 48 assists.
Winthrop will stay on the road for a 2 p.m. Sunday match against Coastal Carolina.
Stroud earns Big South honors
Winthrop senior Jeanne Stroud captured All-Big South honors and was voted the Women‘s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year to highlight the men’s and women’s performances in the 2013 Big South Cross Country Championships that were held Saturday at VMI in Lexington, Va.
Stroud, of Charleston, covered the 5K course in a time of 18:45. The award was her second straight in cross country and extends her Big South academic awards to four straight as she received both the indoor and outdoor track scholar-athlete awards last year.
Winthrop sophomore Colby Coulter of Lexington was named to the men’s All-Academic Team while Stroud represented the Winthrop women.
The Winthrop women finished sixth while the Eagle men placed ninth in the 8K event.
Winthrop golfers finish 2nd in tourney
Junior Viivi Nuorti shot 76 and is tied for second place after the opening round of the 2013 Winthrop Intercollegiate at the Rock Hill Country Club.
Winthrop is tied with Eastern Kentucky at 316 in the nine-team field and trails Boise State by 10 shots heading into Sunday’s final round which will starts at 9 a.m. The Eagles and Colonels are seven shots ahead of fourth place Bethune-Cookman which shot 323.
The tournament individual leader is Boise State’s Samantha Martin who leads by three with a round of 73. Nuorti is tied with Jennifer Hide from Bethune-Cookman and Oceane Pelloille from Boise State. Winthrop senior Meagan Wallace of Charlotte is fifth with a 77.