Diamond Hawks defeat Czech National Team; Seahawk keeper earns weekly accolade

PortCityDaily.com is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area.

Seven Seahawk pitchers combined to allow one run and walk one, while striking out 10 as UNCW topped the Czech Republic National Team 4-1 Monday in an exhibition game at Brooks Field.

Corey Dick's second inning homer propelled UNCW past the Czechs 4-1 on Monday.
Corey Dick’s second-inning homer propelled UNCW past the Czechs 4-1 on Monday.

Sophomore Ryan Foster earned the win with four strikeouts in four scoreless innings, and fellow Will Shepley allowed just one hit in two innings of relief.

UNCW junior Corey Dick gave the Seahawks the lead in the second inning with a leadoff homer off Minarik to right center field.

UNCW begins its annual Blue-Teal World Series on Oct. 18 with a 6 p.m. start. Admission is free for the series. Check UNCWsports.com for updated days and times for the games.

Seahawk keeper earns weekly accolades

UNCW freshman goalkeeper Carolyn Huddy was named the Colonial Athletic Association’s Rookie of the Week on Monday.

Huddy becomes the third UNCW player to be recognized by the league this season as sophomore Maddie McCormick was named Player of the Week on Sept. 16, while fellow newcomer Liisa Rahkola earned Rookie of the Week honors on Sept. 23.

Huddy recorded her first collegiate shutout in a 1-0 victory over visiting College of Charleston on Oct. 11. The freshman faced six shots and made one save as she helped the Seahawks remain undefeated in five contests at the UNCW Soccer Stadium this season.

UNCW (7-7; 2-2 CAA) returns to the road this weekend as it travels to James Madison (Oct. 18) and William & Mary (Oct. 20) for a pair of Colonial Athletic Association contests.

Lady Sea Devils cruise to 17th win of the season 

The CFCC women’s volleyball team captured its 17th victory in 18 games this season with a 3-0 shutout over Louisburg College on Monday.

“I’m very proud of how we came out and dominated today,” Coach Emily Coleman said. “We have to be playing our best volleyball this time of the year and I really think we are close.”

The triumph also extended CFCC’s conference record to 13-1. Cape Fear got off to a bad beginning, trailing Louisburg, 3-0, in the first set.

Emily Jefferson spearheaded the comeback for 6-0 Cape Fear as the Lady Sea Devils went on a 6-0 run to push the winners ahead for the remainder of the match.