Clemson linebacker Stephone Anthony suffers injury and will miss remainder of spring
CLEMSON — Clemson linebacker Stephone Anthony will miss the final week of spring practice after tearing a ligament in his finger. The injury will require surgery early this week but Clemson expects him to be ready for fall practice.
The five-star prospect from the 2011 class is expected to be a starting linebacker and impact player on Brent Venables’ defense this fall. Anthony led the Clemson linebackers with six tackles for loss last season.
Clemson sophomore defensive tackle DeShawn Williams (knee sprain) will return to practice this week.
Clemson wraps up spring practice with the spring game at 4 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The College of Charleston women’s team had its Southern Conference regular season win streak ended at 29 by UNC Greensboro, who beat the three-time defending league champions, 5-2, in Greensboro, N.C.
It marked the first win for the Spartans (14-4, 8-0 SoCon) over the Cougars (18-5, 7-1) since 1999, and let them take over first in the league standings.
The Cougars host Louisiana-Lafayette at 1:30 p.m. Monday.
Stephanie Saylors threw her third straight shutout as the College of Charleston beat Furman, 1-0, to complete a three-game series sweep and win its ninth straight game.
Hope Klicker singled in Kristy Giragosian in the fifth for the game’s only run. Saylors struck out six and has allowed just four runs in the last 49 innings for the Cougars (26-13, 11-4 Southern Conference), who are at S.C. State for a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Charleston Southern’s Jessica Brock hit her first home run of the season, but the Bucs fell to Liberty, 9-8, in extra innings in Lynchburg, Va.
CSU (22-18, 7-4 Big South) led 8-7 in the seventh, but Liberty (11-23, 5-7) scored to force extra innings and then prevailed in the eighth.
The Bucs next host Coastal Carolina on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
College of Charleston swept Tulane, 5-0, in a sand volleyball dual on the campus of Mercer in Macon, Ga.
Elyse Chubb and Lizzie Theesfeld won in the top pairing for the Cougars (4-3), who compete in the Fiesta on Siesta Keys next weekend.
Kelly Kolich and Emily Shelton, Andi Zbojniewicz and Kerstin Koehler, Sloane White, Kallie McKown, and Catey Warren and Taeler Davis also won.
Charleston Southern’s Lavon Allen was second in the long jump at the 68th annual Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla. Allen jumped 11.75 meters to finish behind only Florida’s Marquis Dendy.
College of Charleston’s Dena O’Brien broke her own school record in the 5,000-meter run at the Stanford Invitational in Stanford, Calif. She finished 17th in section two of the 5K with a time of 16 minutes, 18.46 seconds.