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Area Sports Briefs: Marchinko makes all-conference

From staff reports
Charlotte freshman Zachary Marchinko (Carson) placed 13th in the Conference USA Cross Country Championships at Frank Liske Park on Saturday.
Charlotte finished third.
Marchinko ran 24:56 in the 8K event for a personal record.
Marchinko was second team All-Conference USA.

College men’s soccer
Conference tournament pairings were announced for the SAC.
Men’s quarterfinals will be played at campus sites on Tuesday, Nov. 1, before moving to Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, S.C., for the semifinals and finals on Nov. 4 and 6.

First round
(8) Brevard at (1) Wingate
(7) Mars Hill at (2) Tusculum
(5) Lincoln Memorial at (4) Catawba
(6) Coker at (3) Lenoir-Rhyne

Women’s soccer
Lenoir-Rhyne, Carson-Newman and Tusculum finished the season with 8-2-1 records to finish in a three-way tie for the South Atlantic Conference championship.
The Bears earned the No.1 seed via a tiebreaker.
The Eagles defeated the Pio
Quarterfinals will be played at campus sites on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
• Catawba battled to a scoreless draw with Lincoln Memorial on Friday. Shannon Hardy made six saves for Catawba.

First round
(8) Newberry at (1) Lenoir-Rhyne
(5) Wingate at (4) Queens
(7) Catawba at (2) Carson-Newman
(6) Anderson at (3) Tusculum

College volleyball
Catawba recorded a dozen blocks in sweeping a South Atlantic Conference volleyball match from visiting Tusculum on Saturday at Goodman Gym.
The Catawba Indians won for the third straight time in improving to 12-10 overall and 10-7 in the SAC, winning by the scores of 25-19, 25-17 and 25-22. The Pioneers fell to 11-14 and 6-11.
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Catawba took a five-set win over Mars Hill on Friday night.

College wrestling
UNC Pembroke will begin a new season with a No. 16 national ranking in the Division II Coaches Poll.

Prep tennis
Lake Norman Charter’s Olivia Archer cruised through the singles draw of the 2A Championship without losing a game in four rounds.
Archer won her first singles title after teaming with her sister, Hannah, to win back-to-back doubles titles in 2014 and 2015.
Maiden’s team of Zoe Huffman and Toni Laney won the doubles title.
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Concord’s Kate Earnhardt battled past Asheville’s Adrienne Haynes to win the 3A singles tournament, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.
Earnhardt topped Northern Guilford’s Emily Callahan in the semifinals.
In the doubles draw, Natalie Lutz and Madelynn Frye from Kings Mountain won the championship.
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Freshman Jenna Thompson from South Mecklenburg stormed through the 4A singles field and topped Lake Norman’s Lauren Gish in the fianl.
The Cardinal Gibbons doubles duo of Lizzie Galush and Jenna Knors won the state title.
Davie’s Laura Becker won her first-round match but lost to Gish in the second round.

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