Roundup: Fox, Carter lead State 2-Man Scramble
Huntington's Steve Fox and Pat Carter set the pace in the West Virginia Two-Man Scramble Championship Friday, shooting an 11-under-par 61 at Stonewall Resort.
Behind Fox and Carter in a three-way tie for second at 8 under are Jim Grimmett and Tad Tomlin, Mike Keiffer and Robert Jones, and Phillip Reale II and Jeremy Rogers.
The final round begins at 9 a.m. today.
HERD SOCCER: Marshall's men soccer team opened its new Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex in Huntington Friday by beating the Marshall alumni team 2-0.
Jahvon Allison and freshman Felipe Thompson scored goals for the Herd. Former Marshall coach Jack Defazio (1982-88) was also on hand to reminisce about his seven-year tenure in Huntington.
The Herd will open the season on the road at Appalachian State Friday, which will start a four-game road trip to kick off the season.
The Herd (1-0) struck quickly with a goal in the fourth minute on a cross shot from Erin Simmons. Freshmen Beth Dine and Kayla Byrnside each scored their first collegiate goals and Lizzie Kish had three saves for Marshall.
WVU SPORTS: The West Virginia men's soccer team played to a scoreless draw against Villanova Friday in its final exhibition game in St. Davids, Pa. The Mountaineers outshot the Wildcats 24-3. Junior goalkeeper Lee Johnston posted his second shutout of the preseason for WVU, making two saves.
Frances Silva and Kelsie Maloney tallied a goal apiece for the Mountaineers (0-0-1). Taylor Schram and Maya Hayes netted goals for the Nittany Lions (0-0-1).
The Mountaineers return to Jeffrey Field Sunday and face former Big East foe Syracuse at 2:30 p.m. The Orange (1-0) defeated Hofstra 3-2 in the Invitational opener Friday.
SOFTBALL TOURNEY: The United States Slowpitch Softball Association Men's Class E state tournament will be Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 in Fairmont. The entry deadline is Thursday. For further information, call 304-290-6484.
DISTANCE RUN: The Charleston Distance Run is looking for volunteers to assist before and on the day of the race (Aug. 31). To volunteer, call 304-343-0128.