Due to a rainy forecast for the weekend in Waleska, GA, the Montreat softball team will head down to take on Reinhardt University on Friday, March 24, 2017. Game one is slated to start at 4:00 pm with game two to follow shortly after.
The Cavs will be back at home, weather permitting, on Sunday, March 26, when they face Saint Andrews University at 2:00 pm.
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MONTREAT, NC - The Montreat College softball team hosted AAC rival Tennesee-Wesleyan this past week at Roxy Hines Field. Game one on Tuesday saw Veronica Ellis (FR/Augusta, GA) get her first conference win for the Cavs. Ellis kept the Bulldogs bats silent until the 4th inning when they pushed 3 runs across the plate, which would prove to be the only runs they would manage to score. Ellis' performance on the mound gained momentum with a couple of double plays from her infield by Kelsey Nolasco (FR/Casa Grande, AZ) to Cailin Warner (FR/Portland, OR) and another by Karley Yeager (SR/Arden, NC) to Warner. Ellis struck out 5 Bulldogs in the 6-3 win. The Cavaliers' bats came alive in the bottom of the 3rd inning with Nolasco's double followed by Aubree Sluder (SO/Asheville, NC)'s triple. Ashlyn Vickers (SO/Ellenboro, NC) would also double in the inning while Mikki Shelton (FR/Old Fort, NC), Aly Woody (FR/Marion, NC), and Malyn Nocera (FR/Knoxville, TN) all hit singles. The Cavs plated 5 runners in the inning with Sluder scoring in the bottom of the 4th for the final run of the game.
The scoring for game two started on an Ashlyn Vickers homerun to deep left-centerfield. The Cavs couldn't keep the Bulldogs from crossing the plate in game two allowing 8 runs from the 3rd to the 6th inning. The Cavaliers' closed the gap in the bottom of the 6th inning by scoring 3 more runs, but would end up falling short and took an 8-6 loss.
Cavaliers' standouts for the games include Mikki Shelton, who went 5 for 8 at the plate with 2 runs and 2 RBIs. Aubree Sluder also had a hot day at the plate going 4 for 6 with a triple, one stolen base, 3 runs, and collected 2 RBIs. Ashlyn Vickers was a triple shy of hitting the cycle as she also collected 2 RBIs.
The Cavs are back on the diamond on Saturday, March 25th as they travel to Waleska, GA to take on conference rival Reinhardt. Games are set to start at 1:00 pm, then they will be back at home on Sunday, March 26th, to make up conference games with St. Andrews at 2:00pm.
MONTREAT, NC - The Montreat Cavaliers men's lacrosse team will try to snap a two-game losing streak on Saturday when they host the AAC's Point University Skyhawks at 2:00 PM.
The Cavs fell this week to the University of St. Mary (KS.) at Tennessee-Wesleyan, 21-5, and dropped their second game to the Asbury Eagles, 9-5, at home on Saturday. Despite losing to the Eagles at Howard Fisher, the game was a return to strong defensive play by the Cavs after a one-game lapse against the Spires.
Keeper Dakota Henson (SR/Arden, NC) turned away ten shots in the first half while allowing just three goals. Close defenseman Charles Highley (SR/Whittier, CA) played physically while picking up three ground balls, as did linemate Riki Rendon-Habana (FR/Elkin, NC). It was the third time in four games that Montreat held its opponent beneath the critical 10-goal threshold.
Gabe DeBeus (SO/Asheville, NC) continued to show his versatility as well as scoring ability as he registered his third goal in as many games for the Cavaliers. Alex Wheet (JR/Durham, NC), Chris Jackson (FR/Hendersonville, NC), Mark Switzer (JR/Lakeside, CA), and Baltimore product Kyndell Overton (FR/Halethorpe, MD) each found the back of the goal on Saturday. Asbury goalie Austin Frerman was a critical part of his team's win as he turned away 12 shots. The Cavs battled to find quality opportunities on the afternoon.
The Skyhawks arrive in Montreat with a 3-5 record and also in a two-game drought, having lost their last two games to Lourdes and Cumberlands.