Monday, October 27, 2008

Weekend Reflection

Spinning around the Conference and updating the fall sports as we head into Halloween week (and beyond it, to the November tournaments/championships)...

Men's Soccer continues to be a dogfight, with Gardner-Webb 5-2, Coastal Carolina 4-1-1, and Winthrop 4-1. GWU and Winthrop face off Wednesday evening in a game with tournament seeding implications. Interestingly enough, of the three squads, only Winthrop has a winning record overall.

Women's Soccer has Coastal Carolina (6-2) out in front, with CSU (4-1-3) and VMI (4-2-1) in a battle for second and HPU (3-2-2) and Winthrop (3-3-2) right behind them. Time is running short on the season, with the Conference Championship starting play November 6th.

Volleyball offers a fight to the finish at the top going into the stretch run: Liberty is 10-1 and High Point is 9-1 in Conference. Look for them to clash in just a couple of weeks (on Tuesday, 11/11) with plenty at stake.

Football has a tight race of its own for everyone, but the battle may be for second unless something changes in the next few weeks. Liberty regained its footing after an out-of-conference loss, shutting out Charleston Southern and pushing the Big South record for the defending-champion Flames to 3-0. Newcomer Stony Brook downed Coastal Carolina to improve to 2-1 and hang a game back of LU. GWU defeated VMI, leaving both squads with 1-1 records to work with. Behind those teams, CSU sits at 1-2 and Coastal holds the sixth position--surprisingly still winless in Conference at 0-3.

Speaking of football, some happier news for the CCU crowd: a solid performance by Chanticleers alum Tyler Thigpen for the Kansas City Chiefs this week, as reviewed here by an ESPN blog correspondent. He's already had some ups and downs in his young NFL career, but his performance this week would seem to indicate that he's really "getting it" now.

By the way, I know I missed posting the viewers guide video on it is now, just in case you want a review of what's coming up on The Edge for today-Thursday (or if you want to know what was on this past Friday-Monday, for that matter)...

Catch you later.............

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