Lady Bulldogs stun NGU to advance to Conference Carolinas semis

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TIGERVILLE, S.C. — This time the Barton women’s soccer didn’t need overtime to beat North Greenville.

The Lady Bulldogs, seeded seventh, stunned the No. 2 Crusaders 2-1 in the first round of the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas tournament Tuesday night. Barton, which pulled out a 2-1 victory over NGU in Wilson on Sept. 22, will face No. 3 Belmont Abbey — a 1-0 victor over No. 6 Erskine on Tuesday — in Friday’s semifinals at top-seeded Limestone.

Barton, now 10-6-1 with its season-best fourth straight win, got a first-half goal from Laisy Scardazzi off a pass by Rebekah Beal in the 11th minute. The Lady Bulldogs doubled their lead in the 52nd minute on Syaani Harris’ unassisted goal.

The Crusaders finally scored with less than four minutes to play on Michaela Gleed’s goal.

Barton goalkeeper Megan Bolick came up with nine saves as the Lady Bulldogs were outshot 16-7.

North Greenville, 8-3 in conference play in the regular season, exited 10-6.



Lady Bulldogs place 9th in Ga. tourney

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. — The Barton women’s golf team wrapped up its fall season with a ninth-place finish among 15 teams in the Jekyll-O-Lantern Intercollegiate, which concluded Tuesday at the Jeklyll Island Golf Club.

The Lady Bulldogs shot a 639, 63-over-par, over the par-72, 6,043-yard course. Columbus State seized the team championship with a 21-over 597 for 36 holes or two rounds. Tampa University was three shots back at 600, followed by Carson-Newman (610) and host Lincoln Memorial (621).

After Monday’s opening round, Barton, with a 314, owned a share of sixth place.

Senior Sydney Turner paced Barton with a two-round total of 79-77—156, which tied for 23rd place. Junior Nikki Norlin posted a 78-82—160 for a share of the 135th position.

Norlin and freshman Shalie Williams keyed Barton in the opening round with 78s. Turner and Kelsey Woodall each shot 79 and Jailynn Thomas had an 89.



Bulldogs finish 13th at McDonough Cup

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Barton men’s golf team dropped two positions following Monday’s opening two rounds and wound up 13th among 18 teams in the seventh annual McDonough Cup, which concluded Tuesday over the par-72 6.955-yard Rio Pinar Country Club layout.

With a 305 the final round, the Bulldogs wound up with a 903 total for their low four individuals for 54 holes.

Host Rollins College prevailed at 871, with Missouri-St. Louis the runner-up at 877.

Sophomore Bryson Boyette carded a 4-over-par 76 the final round and wound up Barton’s low individual at 224, tied for 30th place.

Other final-round Barton scores were senior Justin Plane with a 77, senior Logan Zimarino with a 75, sophomore Justin Poole with a 77 and sophomore Austin Schone with a 77. Plane tied for 33rd, Zimarino tied for 39th, Poole tied for 57th and Schone tied for 83rd.

Boyette and Plane fired 36-hole totals of 148 to lead the Bulldogs on Monday.

The tournament concluded Barton’s fall season.



Barton upended by Chowan in CC quarterfinals

MURFREESBORO — The season of the Barton men’s soccer team came to a scoreless close Monday with a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Chowan in the Conference Carolinas quarterfinals at Hawks Field.

Barton, the No. 6 seed, finished with an 8-7-1 record. Chowan, which didn’t permit a Bulldog goal in two matches this season, improved to 10-3-2 and will meet No. 7 seed Emmanuel in the semifinals Thursday at Limestone.

After a scoreless first half, Chowan struck in the 50th minute on Jake Jensen’s goal off an assist from Harry Garstrange.

The Bulldogs, who were outshot 10-7, had their deficit doubled in the 88th with numbers forward. Off Jensen’s assist, Danny Gallegos sent a drive past Barton keeper Francisco Noguera to clinch the outcome. Noguera had two saves.

Barton careers concluded for Jacob Baird, Rafael Ribiero, Javier Alcarria, Daniel Gregory and Tolly Beatson.



Barton sweeps King, William Peace in pool

RALEIGH — Both Barton swim teams waded away with a pair of comfortable victories Saturday after the conclusion of a tri-meet with Conference Carolinas cohort King and NCAA Division III opponent William Peace University at Triangle Aquatic Center.

The men’s team raised its dual-team record to 4-1 with a 212-24 win over host William Peace and dispatched the Tornado by a 191-63 margin. On the women’s side, the Lady Bulldogs were victorious over WPU 207-25 and surged to a 161-89 triumph over King.

On the men’s side, Barton combined for 10 first-place finishes in both meets.

Jaksa Gabric and Alexander Hoscila each had a pair of individual wins. Gabric was victorious in the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 59.77 before adding a first-place swim in the 200 backstroke in 2:16.78. 

Hoscila dominated the butterfly, winning the 100 in 55.90 and touching the wall in the freestyle in 22.60.

The duo contributed to Barton’s victory in the 200 medley relay, joining Michael Cutidioc and Colin Strickland in steering the Bulldogs to a winning time in 1:39.24. 

Harrison Strutz, Jonathan Moss, Cade Popejoy and James Day finished second in 1:40.77.

The 400 freestyle saw Barton finish first, with Day, Gabric, Colton Spence and Robert Zamorano turning in a time of 3:18.02.

Aaron Tebbe posted a first-place time of 2:08.88 in the 200 butterfly.

Jonathan York tacked on a pair of first-place finishes, swimming to a time of 16:38.93 in the 1,650-yard freestyle and finishing the 200 backstroke in 1:57.04.

In women’s action, the Lady Bulldogs combined for nine first-place swims against William Peace and King.

Nicola Macdonald and Kleanza Cathers each had three first-place finishes as individuals.

Macdonald seized the 200 freestyle in 2:04.21, the 100 freestyle in 55.63 and the 500 freestyle in 5:37.55.

Cathers added a win in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 18:46.42 as well as triumphs in the 50 freestyle (25.18) and 400-yard individual medley (4:51.71).

Addy Nemitz was first in the 100 backstroke with her time of 1:05.85, while Kaylee Davis touched the wall first in the 100 breaststroke. Davis turned in a time of 1:12.57.

Barton’s lone relay victory was turned in by the quartet of Macdonald, Nemitz, Alayna Moore and Kleanza Cathers, who finished first in the 400 freestyle in 3:47.58.

The Lady Bulldogs host the University of Mary Washington on Saturday at Harrison Family YMCA in Rocky Mount.



Lady Bulldogs upended by North Greenville

TIGERVILLE, S.C. — The Barton women’s volleyball team fell a full game off the pace in the North Division of Conference Carolinas following a 25-22, 25-16, 22-25, 25-22 loss to North Greenville in Hayes Gymnasium on Saturday.

Now 13-14 overall and 9-3 in conference action, the Lady Bulldogs were led by the 20 kills of sophomore outside hitter Kaytlin Elkins. Her kill total puts her at 430 for the season, extending her lead in the league.

Senior setter Angelica Acevedo had a double-double of 39 assists and 13 digs. 

Redshirt senior Riley Bane, a product of Fike High, had 17 digs.

The Lady Bulldogs were outhit .200-.143, with NGU connecting at a .400 clip in the second set to seize a two-set lead.

Katie McManaway had 18 kills to lead North Greenville, with Annie Beisecker and Courtney Williamson each tacking on 11.

Barton returns to Wilson Gym on Friday to host Lees-McRae College.