C of C men’s goalie Shields named CAA player of the week

College of Charleston junior goalkeeper Kevin Shields was named Colonial Athletic Association player of the week after helping the Cougars earn their first CAA victory since November 2013.

Shields made seven saves and allowed only one penalty kick goal in the 89th minute of the Cougars 3-1 victory over William & Mary on Saturday. He tallied his second-best save total of the season and lowered his goals-against-average to 1.62.

After scoring game-winners in both of the Cougars’ victories over the weekend, College of Charleston freshman midfielder Jessica Schifer was named CAA rookie of the week.

Schifer’s pair of game-winners helped the Cougars to an 8-3, 2-0 record.

College of Charleston singlehanded sailors sophomore Stefano Peschiera, junior Enrique Arathoon, senior Reed Baldridge and freshman Gerald Williams dominated the SAISA Men’s Singlehanded Championship held in Jacksonville, Fla.

Peschiera defended his SAISA title as C of C swept all top 4 places at the event.

Freshmen R.J. Porter, Hannah Baylis, Charlie Morano and Clare Perry sailed the North Points #3 regatta at Clemson. The foursome won 11 of 12 races to top second-place Georgia Tech by a margin of 33 points.

College of Charleston tied for the reserve championship at Georgia Southern’s Evermore Farm in the first Zone 5 Region 3 competition of the season. Georgia Southern and USC tied for the championship with 31 points while C of C and Converse tied with 29 points.

USC’s Katelyn Dambaugh finished under par on Day 2 of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate in Orlando as the Gamecocks shot a 293 (5-over) in the second round and sit in ninth place (3-over) for the tournament.

Dambaugh (T2), a former Pinewood Prep standout, climbed back near the top of the leaderboard after tallying birdies on her final two holes to finish the day at 1-under.

Charleston Southern posted one of the low team rounds of the afternoon to climb five spots and into ninth following 36 holes at the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate in Greenville, N.C.

CSU put together a 301 in the afternoon round, fives strokes back of Old Dominion’s 296, which led the field in the second round at Brook Valley Country Club. Host East Carolina (+19) leads ODU (+20) by one, well ahead of William & Mary (+36), Gardner-Webb (+38), and Georgia Southern (+39) to round out the top five.

William & Mary’s Alessandra Liu leads the field by five strokes at 2-under par.

CSU (+48) is third among six Big South teams in the field, trailing High Point (+43) by five. The Bucs lead Longwood, Winthrop, and Radford in the 17-team field.

Junior Shelby Thompson and sophomores Savannah Hallman and Hayley McNeill are all tied for 30th as the low Bucs. Thompson’s 2-over 74 on the afternoon was CSU’s lowest round of the day, while Hallman added a 75 (+3) that included three birdies. McNeill fired a 4-over 76 on the day.

The College of Charleston men’s team is tied for second and in contention after 36 holes of tournament play at the Shoal Creek Invitational in Birmingham, Ala.

The Cougars are tied with No. 8-ranked South Carolina and defending tournament champion North Florida with a 6-over par, two-round total of 582. Host UAB holds a seven-stroke lead with a 1-under 575.

Graduate senior Nick Tremps, a transfer from the University of Virginia, paced the Cougars as he is tied for fourth on the individual leaderboard at 1-under. He shot a bogey-free 69 in the second round with three birdies. Tremps is tied with Matthew NeSmith of South Carolina with a tournament-leading 29 pars made.

Junior Parker Derby, a transfer from the University of Georgia, is tied for eighth at even-par firing a 2-under, second-round 70 with an eagle on the par-5, No. 3. Junior William Rainey also contributed to the team’s low-counting scores and is tied for 17th (+2) with a 1-under par first round.