Pacers have to settle for a tie

In Aiken, St. Andrews scored a late goal to tie USC Aiken 2-2 in a nonconference men’s match on Wednesday night.

The Pacers went up 2-1 just 11 minutes in the second half on Carson Villa’s goal. That stood up until St. Andrews’ Michael Mutebi knocked in a loose ball in the Pacer six-yard box to tie it in the 80th-minute.

Chinedu Arinze had the other USC Aiken goal, late in the first half.

The Pacers are 3-8-4.

• In Milledgeville, Ga., Ashley Veilleux scored two goals to lead the Georgia College & State women to a 6-0 Peach Belt Conference victory over USC Aiken.

The Lady Pacers dropped to 4-11, 1-8 in the Peach Belt Conference.

College Basketball

Jaguars offer ticket booklets

Season ticket packages are being offered for Augusta State basketball games.

A season ticket package is available for $50 to Jaguar Club members and for $75 to nonmembers.

A season ticket booklet contains 24 tickets, and provides fans the opportunity to reserve a seat of their choice for an additional $25.

The Augusta State men are slated to play 12 contests in Christenberry Fieldhouse while the women have a 13-game home schedule.

Both squads open with rival Paine on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

For more information on season tickets, reserved seating or on joining the Jaguar Club, call (706) 737-1626 or visit www.jaguarsroar.com.


USC Aiken listed at No. 10 in poll

USC Aiken is ranked 10th in the NCAA Division II Southeast Region poll.

The Lady Pacers, who are 12-13 overall and 4-5 in the Peach Belt Conference, need to finish in the top eight in the poll to receive an invitation to the NCAA Division II Volleyball Championships.

However, an automatic bid is given to the winner of the Peach Belt Conference.

USC Aiken’s next game is at 7 p.m. Friday against UNC Pembroke at the convocation center in Aiken.

Auto Racing

Monster Mash set for Saturday

Swainsboro Raceway will play host to its Monster Mash on Saturday.

Gates will open at noon with Boggin at 4 p.m., and Monster Trucks at 7.

There will also be costume contests for children and adults.

Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children between 7-12 years old.


Del Potro makes Vienna quarters

In Vienna, Juan Martin Del Potro defeated Philipp Petzschner, of Germany, 6-3, 6-4 to reach his seventh quarterfinal of the season at the Erste Bank Open.

The second-seeded Argentine, who is seeking one of three remaining spots at November’s ATP finals, saved four break points in the opening set but held serve throughout against Petzschner, who won his only tour title here three years ago.

In first-round play, Steve Darcis, of Belgium, came back from 4-0 down in the deciding set to upset No. 7 Nikolay Davydenko, of Russia, 3-6, 6-0, 7-6 (2).

• In St. Petersburg, Russia, second-seeded Janko Tipsarevic, of Serbia, advanced to the second round of the St. Petersburg Open with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Olivier Rochus, of Belgium.

Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the WTA Championships with a sore ankle.