Stingrays open playoffs with unique schedule

The South Carolina Stingrays will play a 3-4 format to open the postseason with the first game at the North Charleston Coliseum being Game 4 on Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m. The club will also host, if necessary, Games 5, 6 and 7 of the Kelly Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

The Stingrays, currently the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, will start on the road for the first three games due to the circus at the North Charleston Coliseum from April 13-17. The club’s opponent, as well as dates and times for Games 1, 2 and 3 will be released later this week.

“It’s not uncommon that we have to be creative with our schedule in the playoffs,” said Stingrays President Rob Concannon. “Our arena, like many of the other arenas in our league, is a facility that hosts other events like concerts and the circus. Although it’s not ideal, we will make the best of the current schedule and hope to see a great crowd on April 21.”

Stingrays regular season Ticket Plan Holders have the first chance at playoff tickets by calling the ticket office at 843-744-2248 until April 11. Fans who do not currently have a ticket plan may lock in seats for the entire playoff run while saving money off walk-up pricing by contacting the ticket office. Single game playoff tickets will go on sale in the near future.

College of Charleston junior Laura Fuenfstueck made her third top-5 finish of the season at the Intercollegiate held at the Marsh Landing Country Club.

Fuenfstueck carded rounds of 70-73-74—217 (+1) which tied for fifth.

The Cougars tied Cincinnati for eighth with rounds of 299-296-305—900 (+36). Middle Tennessee State won the team title with a three-round score of 873 (+9) and Campbell was runner-up (+10). Nadine White of Campbell claimed individual medalist honors shooting 4-under par for the tournament.

Sophomore Hayley McNeill fired a 1-under 71 to help Charleston Southern climb three spots in the final round and tie for 11th at the Intercollegiate. McNeill had three birdies in CSU’s best individual round of the tournament to go with top-20 finishes by fellow sophomore Emelie Flink and junior Shelby Thompson.

The College of Charleston men’s team will travel to Elon, N.C., to face Colonial Athletic Association rival Elon on Wednesday for a rescheduled match from last week.

The Cougars are 13-6, while Elon is 14-4.