College Corner by Mike Stancik
(Oct. 11, 2013) – After capturing two state soccer championships together at Broad High school, sisters Kacey (2011) and Darbie Kelley (2012) are still scoring goals for the same team at Coastal Carolina.
On Oct. 9, both ladies scored in the same game for the first time in their collegiate careers in a 4-0 win over Presbyterian College. Kacey added another goal for good measure in the game, and also registered a goal in a 3-2 loss to High Point on Oct. 5.
The sisters have combined for 5 goals and 4 assists on the season for the 6-6-1 Chanticleers.
Other tidbits from the past week in college sports:
- Although they competed against each other in high school, Briar Woods grad Esray Taliaferro (2009) and Dominion grad Deandre Reeves (2011) are helping guide the Marshall Thundering Herd to victories in 2013. In the Thundering Herd’s 34-10 victory over the University of Texas at San Antonio, Taliaferro, a captain, registered a team-high 58 rushing yards on 14 carries with one touchdown. Reeves recorded a 48-yard kick return- the longest of Marshall’s season thus far. On the season, Taliaferro has a team-leading 341 rush yards to go along with three touchdowns for the 3-2 Herd. Reeves has a team-leading 172 kick return yards.
- Stone Bridge graduate Ashley Herndon (2013) earned the CAA Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Week earlier in the season, and she captured the same feat on Oct. 7 following another extremely productive week. Herndon earned the accolade once again by scoring two game-winning goals against both Delaware and Drexel last week, including one with 41 seconds left in regulation in the Oct. 3 win over the Blue Hens. Her five goals leads the team, and four of those are of the game-winning variety for the 10-4 Dukes.
- Broad Run graduate Elisa Scudder (2010) etched her name into the record books at Dartmouth College in a straight set loss on Oct. 5. Thanks to a solo block in the second set, Scudder became Dartmouth’s all-time leader in blocks with 281. “We are so excited for Scudder and couldn’t be prouder,” Dartmouth head coach Erin Lindsey said, via the Dartmouth college website. Scudder will continue to be a dominating force in the middle for the 7-8 Big Green as she closes her collegiate career.
- Former Loudoun County Raider goalkeeper Calle Brown (2010) saw his first game action in his career at the University of Virginia in a 5-0 win over Pittsburgh on Oct. 5. The redshirt junior played 37:50 of the second half and cemented the clean sheet for the Cavaliers in the dominant victory. UVA is 6-3-2 on the season.
- In Wake Forest football’s 28-13 victory over NC State, former Stone Bridge graduates (2009) Mike Olson and Zach Thompson played a big part in shutting down the Wolfpack offense. Olson, a linebacker, registered 8 tackles, 1 pass breakup, and a half-sack. Thompson, a defensive end, recorded 2 tackles (1.5 for a loss), 1 quarterback hurry, and 1 sack for a loss of 4 yards. Olson currently leads the 3-3 Demon Deacons with 44 tackles on the season and Thompson is second on the team with 4 sacks.