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Colleges

Pacers earn win to stay unbeaten

In Laurinburg, N.C., the USC Aiken men’s soccer team won its first match of the season after opening with a pair of 1-1 ties.

In Saturday’s victory, Justin Barlotta’s overtime goal gave the Pacers a 1-0 win over St. Andrews University.

Barlotta’s overtime goal came at the 96:23 mark.

Josh Poissant had five saves for the Pacers (1-0-2).

• In Aiken, the USC Aiken women’s soccer team opened its Peach Belt Conference season with a 2-0 victory over Georgia College & State.

The Lady Pacers (2-4-1, 1-0 Peach Belt) got goals from Aubrey Danielson and Megan Smits.

Danielson scored in the 50th minute off a rebound from a Courtney Szabo shot. Smits scored in the 87th minute on a 30-yard shot.

• In Gainesville, Fla., the Augusta State men’s cross country team finished seventh and the women’s team was 17th in the Mountain Dew Invitational at the University of Florida’s Mark Bostick Golf Course.

The Jaguar men were led by Jaiden Brandt, who finished seventh (25:43.64) in the 8K race.

Jessica Carpenter was the top Lady Jaguar, finishing 74th (20:31.89) in the 5K race.

• In Banner Elk, N.C., USC Aiken won both its volleyball matches on the final day of the Lees-McRae Tournament to move over the .500 mark for the season at 6-5.

In the first game of the day, the Lady Pacers beat Lees-McRae (25-20, 24-26, 19-25, 25-22, 15-7) as Shannon Byers had 11 kills, Claire Patten had a match-high 24 digs and Alex Petock had 17 assists.

In the second match, USC Aiken swept North Greenville (25-11, 25-21, 25-16) as Leah Rodgers had 10 kills, Byers had 13 digs and Petock had 22 assists.

Disc Golf

Charlotte man is leader of Classic

In North Augusta, Jeremy Koling has a one-shot lead after the first round of the 22nd annual Disc Golf Classic.

The Charlotte, N.C., golfer shot 24-under 88 on Saturday in the 36-hole round at Riverview Park. He opened with 11-under 45 and followed with 43.

Cameron Todd is at 89 after rounds of 43-46.

Today’s final round will consist of 36 holes at Lake Olmstead.

In the other divisions, Aaron Doyle (46-46–92) leads the Advanced, James Elkins (51-49–100) leads the Advanced Masters, Ryan Brekke (59-53–112) leads the Advanced Grandmasters and Sara Nicholson (64-60–124) leads the Advanced Women.

Swimming

Japanese teen sets world mark

In Tokyo, Japanese teenager Akihiro Yamaguchi set a world record in the 200-meter breaststroke Saturday.

The 18-year-old swimmer was timed in 2 minutes, 7.01 seconds at the national meet. He shaved 0.27 seconds off the mark set by Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta when he won the gold medal at the London Olympics.

Yamaguchi was left off the Olympic team after finishing behind Kosuke Kitajima in the national trials.

Horse Racing

Camelot fails in Triple Crown bid

In Doncaster, England, Camelot failed in his bid to become the first horse in 42 years to complete English flat racing’s Triple Crown when he finished second to Encke in the St. Leger, relinquishing his unbeaten record.

• In Oceanport, N.J., jockey Samy Camacho was hospitalized after his mount broke down and unseated him during the second race at Monmouth Park on Saturday.


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