Men’s volleyball holds off Lawrence Tech
LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University men’s volleyball team held on to outlast NAIA non-conference foe Lawrence Tech University (Mich.) in four sets on Sunday.
St. Andrews rolled to a 25-15 first-set victory behind 11 kills. The Knights managed to squeak by with a 25-22 set two win before Lawrence Tech rallied from six down to win the third set, 25-23. St. Andrews went on a 7-2 run to end fourth set 25-20 and pick up their third straight win.
Junior Robin Imar led the Knights with 18 kills to hit .233 with 14 digs to record another double-double, his fifth on the year. Imar has 272 kills on the year — fifth in the nation — and 138 digs.
Freshman Nate Blackwell added seven kills on just two errors to hit .278 with seven blocks while fellow freshman Luke Armbruster had four kills and four solo blocks.
Freshman setter Jackson Stark led with 34 assists and three digs with two kills and four blocks while libero Carlos Rodriguez added 11 digs.
It was the first of two meetings this season between the schools. The Knights will play the Blue Devils (2-15) again on Saturday in Cincinnati. The Knights are on a three-game win streak for the first time in team history improving to 6-10 on the season.
St. Andrews begins its five-game spring break road trip with a conference match at Cincinnati Christian (9-7) today at 7 p.m.
Lacrosse falls in season opener
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The St. Andrews University men’s lacrosse team suffered their first defeat of the season falling to No. 7 Savannah College of Art and Design-Savannah (SCAD) 16-5 in their season opener Saturday.
The undefeated SCAD Bees (5-0) dominated the first half out shooting St. Andrews 32-7 to take an 8-0 lead into the break. The Bees piled on the shots in the third to take a massive 13-2. The teams traded three goals apiece in the fourth with SCAD out shooting the Knights 12-5.
Senior attackman Nick Foster led with three goals and an assist for four points for the Knights. Junior midfielder Jason Lattof and freshman attackman Damian Anderson each added one goal apiece. Lattof, junior midfielder Vinny D’Abbraccio, and junior defender Zach Bradley all added an assist apiece.
Foster led with nine shots while goalie Nick Levar made 21 saves for the Knights on 37 shots. Bradley, Mokma, freshman Matt Theobald, and senior defender Korey Sampson all caused SCAD turnovers as well.
SCAD leads the all-time series between the two schools four games to three.
With the loss, St. Andrews falls to 0-1 on the season.
Outdoor track competes at UNCP Classic
PEMBROKE — The St. Andrews University men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams made their debut Friday competing in the UNC-Pembroke’s Classic.
The men ended finished fifth out of eight teams with 20 points, with the host Braves winning both the men’s and women’s meets. St. Andrews did place ahead of Methodist, S. Virginia, and Francis Marion.
The Lady Knights had a tougher afternoon, only earning nine points to finish in ninth place — just two points behind eighth place Francis Marion University.
The best finish of the day for any Knights belonged to sophomore Eduardo Andrade as he took second place in the 800 meters in a time of 2:00.79. Junior Zack Castor also earned a second place finish for the Knights. Castor finished runner-up in the 1500M with a time of 4:08 — a personal best. Castor also had a personal-best finish in the 5K race, taking ninth with a time of 16:26 for his personal best.
Leading the women was freshman Jordan Bass with a seventh place finish in the 100M dash. Bass crossed the finish line in 13.78 seconds — a personal best. She also clocked a personal best in the 200M dash with a time of 28.46 seconds for 13th place. Senior Claire Hopson led the pack in the 400M with a personal best of 1:02 for ninth place.
Kaitlyn Maddox earned a personal best in the 1500M with a time of 5:56 to finish 16th. Maddox also posted a personal-best time of 23:15 in the 5K race.
The teams are next in action this weekend for the Seahawk Invitational at UNC-Wilmington on March 10-11.