C of C wins 3rd straight SAISA title
MOUNT PLEASANT -- The second-ranked College of Charleston sailing team claimed its third straight SAISA Fall Coed Championship title this past weekend on the Cooper River.
The Cougars sailed to a seven-point victory with 10 first-place finishes in 24 races for 55 points ahead of district rivals Miami (62). No. 19 South Florida (73) was third. With the win, Charleston advances to the Atlantic Coast Dinghy Championship hosted by MIT on Nov. 12-13 in Boston.
Junior All-American skipper Mac Mace led A-Division to a first-place finish with the crew of All-American Perry Emsiek and Sam Stokes. Ben Spector also guided the Cougars to a first-place finish in a closely-contested B-Division race with the crew of Nick Johnstone, Jeff Aschieris and All-American Alyssa Aitken.
Charleston will host the SAISA/MAISA regatta on Nov. 5-6.
College of Charleston's equestrian team had a first-place finish and runner-up finish in its weekend Intercollegiate Horse Show Association.
The Cougars claimed second at the Savannah College of Art and Design Halloween Horse Show in Hardeeville, and then won the Georgia Southern Fall Show in Brooklet, Ga.
At SCAD, Charleston's winners were Eliza Hay, Deryn Hannapel, Sara von Schweinitz and Alyssa Johnson.
The Cougars won eight of 16 events at Georgia Southern, including Emily McKee, Zoe Merritt, Rachel Williams, Danielle Huntsman, Amanda Mazzola, Caitlin Ignatowicz, Hannapel and Johnson.
The Cougars host their first show of the season at Storybook Farms on Nov. 19.
The Citadel rifle team, led by junior captain Julia McCullohs, finished fourth with a total of 2,245 at the third Southeastern Air Rifle Conference match of the season in Milledgeville, Ga., this weekend.
McCullohs, had a 567 to lead the Bulldogs. William Wutzer (561), Kristofer Small (559) and Robert Jackson (558).
Taking the crown for the third consecutive SEARC match was N.C. State (2,292).
Wolfpack marksmen Will Teller captured the individual crown, recording a mark of 578.
The Citadel Rifle team will be back in action next weekend as they compete in the final SEARC competition of the fall slate in Spartanburg.
College of Charleston freshman right-side hitter Sloane White was named Southern Conference Freshman of the Week for a league-best fourth time this season. White had 34 kills in road wins over Georgia Southern and Davidson.