Capo posts UA’s first double eagle
Florida volleyball’s 800th victory among milestone events
Capo pockets first double eagle in Arizona history
En route to the first top-20 finish of his career, Arizona sophomore Chris Capo posted the rarest feat in all of golf -- so rare, in fact, it's the first one on record in program history.
Capo, a sophomore from Woodland Hills, Calif., collected a double eagle on the 539-yard, par-5 16th hole at Old Overton Club in Vestavia Hills, Ala. He hit a 3-wood from 246 yards, the ball hopped, hit the pin and dropped in the hole for a deuce.
"I didn't see it (go in) at all," Capo said. "I hit it perfectly and when I walked up to the green and saw where it landed -- it was slightly downhill -- I actually thought it was in the back water. But I walked up to the hole and there it was. It's pretty awesome."
To put this into perspective, the chance of an average golfer sinking a hole-in-one is 1 in 13,000 according to Golf World magazine, while a double eagle is 1 in 1,000,000.
"He hit a pretty special shot to knock it in from 246," Arizona head coach Rick LaRose said. "We've had a lot of guys make holes-in-one, but never get a double eagle. That's the first one we've ever had."
Capo finished the 54-hole Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate with a 218 (+8) total and a tie for 18th place.
Florida snags 800th victory behind Jaeckel's 10th consecutive double-double
Kristy Jaeckel, the AVCA National Player of the Week on Oct. 3, registered 15 kills on .433 hitting for her 10th consecutive double-digit kill performance as No. 13 Florida swept Arkansas 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 29-27) on Friday.
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The Gators (12-3, 5-1) earned their 800th win and continue to have the highest winning percentage in the NCAA during the last two decades. Arkansas fell to 10-7 on the season and 2-4 in conference play, having lost to every SEC East opponent the Razorbacks have faced in 2011.
“I think Kristy is really coming through for us,” Florida head coach Mary Wise said. “She was terminating whether we were in-system or out-of-system. There were broken plays where she just went up and hit a great shot. She’s being very patient, she’s seeing the block, she’s hitting around the block and doing a great job of it.”
Florida hit .315 in the match and continued its streak of outhitting opponents in 2011, as the Gators have won the hitting battle in all 15 matches. The Orange and Blue were relentless defensively at the net with a 9.0-7.0 blocking advantage.
Junior middle blocker Betsy Smith also had a hot hand, hitting an errorless .750 with nine kills on 12 swings. Smith has hit above .700 four times this season and leads the Gators with a .493 hitting percentage against SEC opponents.
Sooners set records while running away with Red River Rivalry game
Oklahoma Bob Stoops was given his 43rd victory against a ranked team Saturday as he matched Barry Switzer's school record. Stoops is 43-17 versus the top 25 while Switzer was 43-21-4.
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WR Ryan Broyles has been a key figure for the Sooners' offense the past four seasons and joined Stoops in the record book as Broyles became the 12th player in FBS history, and second from the Big 12, to record more than 4,000 career receiving yards. He had nine receptions for 122 yards against Texas and is three receptions shy of matching the NCAA career receptions record of 316 held by Purdue's Taylor Stubblefield.
Broyles scored once to match the Big 12 career receiving TD record of 42 held by Rashaun Woods of Oklahoma State. He has a streak of 45 games with at least one reception.
Oklahoma didn't just set offensive records as the single-game marks for defensive touchdowns (3), tackles-for-loss yardage (113) and sack yardage (84) were each set as the Sooners demolished the Longhorns. They also matched the records for fumble return touchdowns (2), sacks (8) and total TFLs (17).
Oklahoma's eight sacks matched the school single-game record set against Baylor in 2001.
D'Annunzio tops decades-old record at Swarthmore
Senior goalkeeper David D'Annunzio broke the 20-year-old Swarthmore record for career shutouts by turning away one of Division III's most potent offenses. D'Annunzio's mark came along with freshman Michael Stewart's late game-winner as No. 11 Swarthmore (8-2, 3-1) earned a hard-fought 1-0 road victory at Manhattanville on Wednesday.
D'Annunzio made four saves on 15 shots to earn the 26th clean sheet of his career. With the shutout, he passed the previous mark of 25 set by Andrew Cavenagh in 1991.
Stewart scored the game-winner in the 73rd minute, converting off a rebound after his initial shot was saved by the Valiants' goalkeeper. The goal was Stewart's third on the season.
Manhattanville entered the game averaging 3.40 goals per game, which ranked seventh in Division III.
McDowell notches 500th career win as Emory continues win streak
It was a memorable day for Emory head coach Jenny McDowell as she posted her 500th career win Saturday afternoon after the Eagles came away with a pair of wins. Emory opened the day with a 3-0 decision (25-18, 25-15, 25-19) against Lynchburg before closing out a 4-0 weekend with an impressive 3-0 verdict vs. Maryville (25-14, 25-15, 25-6).
Emory has won its last 23 consecutive matches and stands 24-1 on the year. The streak ties the1994 team's mark atop the school record book. Emory has also captured its last 21 home matches and claims a 58-3 won-lost slate in games played at the Woodruff PE Center since 2008.
Against Lynchburg, the Eagles posted a .276 hitting percentage (37-13--87) compared to the Hornets' .011 (26-25--94). Senior Amelia McCall and junior Breanah Bourque tied for match-high honors with 12 kills with Bourque registering an impressive .625 attacking percentage (12-2--16). Junior Alex Duhl was a solid defensive presence at the net with six (2-4) total blocks while Bourque contributed four (2-2).
With McDowell perched at 499 victories, the Eagles made sure that she brought home No. 500 with an impressive offensive display that saw them hit .412 (41-8--80) in the second match of the day. Bourque dominated play, coming up with 12 terminations and just one error in 13 attempts for an .846 hitting percentage. In addition, she topped all performers with seven total blocks (3-4).
McCall hit a solid .391 (10-1--23) with her kills total her eighth double-figure effort in the last nine outings, and also led all players with nine digs. Also playing key roles in the win were senior Jessica McAlvany with eight kills and freshman Dana Holt with four service aces.
Westminster opens season 11-0 while Griesmer ties career singles record
Two team records were tied or broken in Westminster's 9-0 win at Chatham. WC recorded six straight-set singles sweeps and was even more dominant in doubles play, allowing just four points in three matches.
With the victory, the Titans improved to 11-0 overall and 8-0 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC). The impressive start helped WC set the team record for consecutive wins, eclipsing the previous high set in 2009 when Westminster won its first 10 matches of the season.
Senior Dana Griesmer won at No. 6 singles in dominant fashion, giving up just one point in the first set and blanking Brigitte Morgan in the second. The win helped Griesmer tie Westminster's all-time record for career singles victories. She improved to 10-1 on the year and 54-14 for her career to tie April Scudere, who went 54-26 in singles matches from 2006-09.
Albano tops own school record as Felician flies
Felician junior Rob Albano broke his own school 8,000-meter men's cross country record at the Paul Short Run on Friday afternoon at Lehigh. In the largest meet Felician will enter all season, Albano placed second out of 357 runners and the Golden Falcons finished second among 42 teams.
Albano traversed 8,000 meters in 25 minutes, 40 seconds. He bested by 14 seconds the previous school standard he had set as a freshman at the NYIT Running of the Bears. He remains the only person in the 11-year history of the Golden Falcon program to break 26 minutes. Albano was defeated on Friday only by Saint Rose's Macky Lloyd, who turned in a time of 25:32.
The entire Felician contingent took advantage of the flat course to shave significant time off of their season bests. The team's usual top three remained intact. Taylor Trumbetti placed 15th with a 26:48; James Vander Wiele turned in a time of 27:15 and finishd 28th.
Freshman Stephen Omari took more than 90 seconds off of his previous collegiate best, and was the team's No. 4 man for the first time this season. Omari's 27:43 was good for 49th overall.
More than 5,000 runners from more than 450 colleges and high schools ran in the 38th annual edition of the event. College competition was split into three races -- the Gold, Brown, and White. Felician ran in the White Race, which contained most of the non-Division-I schools in attendance.
Kutztown University won the team title with 120 points, 31 fewer than Felician. The Golden Falcons, ranked 10th in the NCAA Division II East Region, finished 263 points and 12 places ahead of Saint Rose, the team immediately ahead of them in the rankings. They were also first out of four Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference schools in the field.
Shutout streak reaches record length in Connecticut
No. 1 Connecticut battled No. 11 Notre Dame to a 0-0 road draw on Saturday as the Huskies set a UConn record with their ninth consecutive shutout dating back to Sept. 9.
Connecticut was outshot for the first time since defeating Louisville 1-0 in double overtime on Oct. 1. After facing Notre Dame, the Huskies have faced five teams in the top 15 this fall and battled seven teams that competed in the NCAA Tournament in 2010.
Freshman goalkeeper Andre Blake made a season-high nine saves on the day. Blake has now gone more than 880 minutes without allowing a goal. With nine consecutive shutouts, the Huskies stand just two away from equaling the NCAA record of 11 consecutive games without allowing a goal. Connecticut surpassed the previous UConn record of nine shutouts in a row set in 2009.
Blake came up huge for Connecticut in the 36th minute, stopping two point-blank shots from within the box in rapid succession.
Senior Tony Cascio was dangerous for the Huskies in the scoreless draw. He finished the day with four shots with a pair going just wide in the 12th and 48th minutes. The Huskies generated three shots in the two overtime sessions but were denied.
Bears increase win streak while reaching milestone victory
Missouri State scored its fourth consecutive 1-0 victory to earn the program’s 150th win against visiting Drake at Plaster Field on Friday night.
Freshman forward Bethany Smith found the back of the net again for the Bears, netting the game-winner in the 14th minute.
A turnover near midfield, landed the ball at the feet of senior Tara Bailes. She sent a pass forward toward the top of the box to sophomore Shelby Stewart, whoe flicked the ball forward and Smith battled through two Drake defenders to get an open look at the net. The goal was Smith’s team-leading fourth of the year.
Senior Jessica Teahan continued to pile up the shutouts, earning her sixth of the season and 18th of her career. She made six saves and got an assist from a teammate on another Bulldog shot to keep a fourth consecutive clean sheet. She has not allowed a goal in the last 451 minutes of play.
Smith led all offensive players with six of MSU’s 17 total shots. Christine Cross added four shots and Kelsey Fouch chipped in three others.
Game information compiled from and photos courtesy of respective athletic department websites.