West Virginia University quarterback Ford Childress was named the Athlon Sports National freshman of the week Sunday.Making his first career start, the redshirt freshman completed 25 of 41 passes for 359 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in the Mountaineers' 41-7 win Saturday over Georgia State.The WVU coaching staff named its award winners for Sunday for outstanding performance in the win over Georgia State.
Daikiel Shorts was selected the offensive champion while Nick Kwiatkoski was the defensive champion. The special teams champion was Daryl Worley while offensive scout champion went to Elijah Wellman and defensive scout champion was Jewone Snow.
MU SOCCER: Trevor Starcher, a former Hurricane High School standout, scored a goal in the 46th minute and Marshall made it stand up for a 1-0 decision Sunday over the University of Indiana Purdue at Fort Wayne in the Qdoba Invitational men's soccer matchup at the Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex in Huntington. Danny Sellitti earned the shutout for the Thundering Herd (1-4-1). IPFW fell to 0-5-1.Kristine Culicerto scored the winning goal with just under two minutes in overtime as Marshall claimed a 1-0 victory over Liberty in a women's soccer matchup Sunday in Lynchburg, Va. Lizzie Kish turned in five saves to notch her fourth shutout for the Thundering Herd (4-2-1).nn
WVU SOCCER: Kentucky scored two goals in the first 22 minutes in handing No. 10 WVU its first loss of the season, a 4-2 setback Sunday in Morgantown.Arin Gilliland had two goals and two assists for the Wildcats (6-1-1). Kate Schwindel and Frances Silva each had a goal for the Mountaineers (4-2-2).nn
COLLEGE HOCKEY: West Virginia University will face Marshall in a club ice hockey matchup at 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at the South Charleston Memorial Ice Arena. Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased with cash only at the ice arena. The seating is limited. For more information, call the SC Memorial Ice Arena at 304-744-4423.nn
MU VOLLEYBALL: Marshall defeated Kent State 25-20, 18-25, 25-17, 22-25, 15-7 Saturday night to win the Marshall Thunder Invitational at the Henderson Center in Huntington.nn
CLARIFICATION: Due to a clerical error, there are two winners in the Great Gazette NASCAR Race for last week's Federated Auto Parts 400 race in Richmond, Va.James Akers of Charleston guessed the first and second place finishers, Carl Edwards and Kurt Busch, for a total of nine points. Karen Edwards of Charleston was originally announced as the winner last week. Due to the error, Akers and Edwards both win $100 and will have a chance to win $400 in the season-ending contest.