Volleyball falls in
3 sets to Peace
RALEIGH — The St. Andrews University volleyball team lost a tough battle to a NCAA Division II team on Thursday night in three sets as the William Peace University Pacers ousted the Lady Knights 25-16, 25-15, and 25-22 in Raleigh.
Peace, now 18-3 on the season showed why they are a D-3 powerhouse as their balanced attack on the frontline contributed to 34 kills. Merica Ivey had nine of those while Liana Solomon had 27 assists.
Leading the Knights was freshman outside hitter Tessa Smith who collected seven kills and six digs and freshman Anne Patterson had five kills and one block. Fellow freshman Nora Darrhar also had 14 digs to lead the young Knights squad.
The Lady Knights, now 6-14, will travel to West, Point, Ga. to take on conference rival Point University (8-11) in a rematch of Point’s shocking win over the Knights two weeks ago. Game time is at 1 p.m. today.
Larry Nelson shoots
age in SAS Championship
CARY (AP) — Larry Nelson shot his age for a share of the lead in the SAS Championship, while Nick Faldo failed to finish the round in his first regular Champions Tour event.
The 66-year-old Nelson had a 6-under 66 on Friday to join Russ Cochran and Mark Mouland atop the leaderboard at Prestonwood.
“I hit the ball really well, so I was really, really pleased,” said Nelson, who last won on the Champions Tour in 2004. “For the most part, I hit it close to the hole. I shot 29 on the front side and missed it inside of 8 feet twice.
“So you shoot 29, you know that things are happening because it wasn’t a fluke. I didn’t hole out any 7-irons, I just hit the ball close.”
Faldo withdrew after 12 holes because of an elbow injury. He tweaked a torn capsule in his left elbow when he made a gesture during a putt on No. 6. The six-time major champion was on the 13th tee at 1 over when he shook hands with playing partners Kenny Perry and Tom Kite and walked off the course.
Jets’ Winslow suspended
4 games by NFL for PEDs
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was suspended without pay for four games by the NFL on Friday for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances.
Winslow, the team’s leading receiver with 17 catches, is immediately beginning his suspension, meaning he will sit out the Jets’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
“It came as a huge surprise to me when I learned that I tested positive for a banned substance,” Winslow said in a statement issued by his publicist. “I have investigated all possible sources since learning of the positive test, including possible medical causes, but frustratingly, I do not know the source.
“I do not take supplements that list any banned ingredients, but the NFL policy is very strict, so I am accountable for the results.”
He will be eligible to return to the Jets’ active roster on Nov. 4, following New York’s game against New Orleans on Nov. 3.