Citadel sweeps Savannah State in volleyball

The Citadel volleyball team downed the Savannah State Tigers in three sets Tuesday night at Tiger Arena.

The Citadel (6-10) went on an eight-point unanswered run in the first set to take the lead, but the Tigers responded to knot the set at 24-24. A kill by junior Megan Sowell paired with a Savannah State (0-17) attack error allowed the Bulldogs to claim the first set.

The blue and white held the lead through the entire second set to earn a 25-16 win, before solidifying the victory with a 25-13 win in the third set.

Junior Megan Sowell earned her fourth double-double of the season with a match-high 16 kills and 13 digs. Junior Sam Espy trailed Sowell in digs for the squad, with 12.

Senior Rachel Keefer recorded a match-high 34 assists, along with 13 digs, for her eighth double-double of the season. The setter is third in the conference in double-doubles.

In its second fall tournament outing, the College of Charleston women’s golf team finished 11th in a field comprised of four preseason Golfweek Top 30 schools at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championships hosted by the University of Tennessee on Tuesday at the par-71 Cherokee Country Club.

The Cougars carded a three-round score of 907 (+55) ahead of former Southern Conference rival Chattanooga (+56) and Kentucky (+62). Kent State won the tournament title shooting a 5-under par 847, while No. 15-ranked and host Tennessee was runner-up with an 856 (+4). No. 21 Ohio State was fourth (+16), No. 24 N.C. State seventh (+27) and No. 29 UNLV ninth (+34).

Junior Laura Fuenfstueck finished inside the Top 25 individually shooting a 1-over 72 in the final round. She tied for 24th with a three-round score of 220 (+7). Senior Morgan Webber tied for 38th (+11).

D1Baseball.com has classed the College of Charleston baseball program as one of the best in the nation in a recently released ranking.

The CofC program was ranked 37th on the Top 100 Programs list, the highest of three Colonial Athletic Association teams included in the standings.

The Cougars have finished ranked in the top 20 in the national polls in each of the last two seasons. In 2014, the team advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals, while last year the College played Florida State in the Tallahassee Regional final.

Dane Kelly of the Charleston Battery earned his fifth spot on a 2015 USL Team of the Week roster Tuesday after setting a new league mark for career goals in Saturday night’s 3-1 win over Charlotte.

Kelly, 24, entered the match tied for the all-time lead at 41 goals with veteran Matt Delicate, 33, of Richmond, having tied the English-born forward the previous Saturday. He would break the record with highlight-reel style in the 48th minute.