Gehring’s goal lifts RiverHawks
In Pensacola, Fla., Lucas LaBelle had two goals and Jim Gehring scored the game-winner as the Augusta RiverHawks edged the Pensacola Ice Flyers 3-2 on Saturday night.
Gehring’s goal, with an assist from Sean Stagles, came at the 10:26 mark in the third period.
It was the fourth goal in two nights for Gehring.
Lady Cavaliers win state title
In Macon, Ga., Amanda Murphy finished first overall and led the Augusta Prep girls to the state title Saturday in the GISA Class AAA cross country meet.
Murphy’s winning time was 19 minutes, 47.93 seconds.
The Augusta Prep boys finished second. John Earwood finished 10th overall at 18:47.48 to lead the Cavaliers.
• Lamir Cohens ran for 211 yards and three touchdowns to lead Memorial Day to a 61-6 football victory over Curtis Baptist on Saturday night.
Lady Jags move up to 7th place
In Greenville, S.C., Augusta State’s women’s team moved up a spot in the Lady Paladin Invitational at Furman University.
The Lady Jaguars, who were in eighth place after the first round, are now tied for seventh.
Augusta State shot 34-over 322 on Saturday and is at 643. East Tennessee State leads the way at 624.
On Saturday, the Lady Jaguars counted 79 by Casey Kennedy, 76 by Natalie Wille and 83 by Christien Duschek-Hansen. The fourth counting score was 84 (Marit Bjerke and Kirsty Rands).
Georgia State’s Charlotte Lorentzen is the individual leader at 77-74–151.
• In Statham, Ga., Corey Huss and Mike Fowler Jr. combined to give Champions Retreat Golf Club the lead after the first round of the Georgia Team Championship at The Georgia Club.
Huss had 66 and Fowler 68 to give Champions Retreat a one-shot lead at 10-under 134. Doug Weiss and David Frank are also on the team.
USC Aiken wins its home finale
In Aiken, Leah Rodgers had 11 kills and Samantha Lukralle moved into second place in school history in digs as USC Aiken closed out its home season with a 3-0 victory over Francis Marion.
The Lady Pacers won the sets 25-16, 25-20, 25-22, finishing 8-4 at home.
Lukralle had a match-high 20 digs and now has 1,561 for her career. USC Aiken Hall of Famer Roxanna Rivera (1994-97) is USC Aiken’s all-time digs leader with 1,753.
The Lady Pacers are now 14-13, 6-5 in the Peach Belt Conference.
• In Savannah, Ga., unbeaten Armstrong Atlantic State swept Augusta State, winning 25-11, 25-10 and 25-21.
The Lady Pirates are 31-0, 11-0 in the Peach Belt Conference.
Augusta State (14-16, 5-7 Peach Belt) was led by Alex Rohlfing (seven kills, eight digs) and Krystin Wahlig (30 assists).
Two wins scored by Clayton State
In Aiken, USC Aiken’s soccer teams were beaten by Clayton State on Saturday night.
The Clayton State men won 2-1 and the women were 2-0 winners.
In the men’s game, USC Aiken (3-9-4, 1-5-2 Peach Belt Conference) evened the match at 1-1 in the 59th-minute on Steven Campbell’s goal.
Clayton State scored the game-winner in the 76th-minute when Janny Rivera scored off a free kick from 20 yards out.
It was the final match of the seasno for the USC Aiken women, who finish at 4-12, 1-9 in the Peach Belt.