STATE REPORT: C of C sailing advances to nationals
MOUNT PLEASANT — The No. 3-ranked College of Charleston sailing team won the SAISA Team Race Championships on Saturday to advance to the ICSA Team Race National Championship on June 3-5 in Lake Travis, Texas.
The Cougars compiled an 11-1 record over the three rounds for first-place honors followed by Miami (9-3) in second to clinch the other district national berth.
“We sailed very well today and made very few mistakes,” College of Charleston Director of Sailing Greg Fisher said. “We were strong off the start and sailed consistently and fast throughout the race.”
FAU slipped by the Cougars, 3-2, on Friday afternoon in the first day of the Fiesta at Siesta Sand Volleyball tournament. The Cougars had defeated FAU two weeks ago in dual sand volleyball action, but the Owls won the No. 1 and 2 seeds.
College of Charlestons’ women’s team blanked its second opponent in back-to-back days with a 7-0 shutout of East Carolina.
The Cougars (22-5) are now winners of their last four regular season matches leading into the SoCon tennis championships held in Charleston next weekend.
As the No. 2 seed, the Cougars face the winner of the No. 7 and No. 10 seeds match in the women’s quarterfinals on April 20 at 1 p.m. at the Earle Tennis Center.
Jennifer Giles and Morgan Dowdy combined to strike out ten and Jana Matthews blasted her 22nd career home run to lead the Charleston Southern (25-19, 10-5 Big South) past Campbell (21-24, 6-6), 5-0, at Buccaneer Field.