Beck helps Jags topple Bearcats
In Greenwood, S.C., McKenzey Beck had her fifth triple-double of the season and Augusta University handed Lander its first Peach Belt Conference defeat of the year.
Beck had 13 kills, 31 assists and 23 digs as the Jaguars rallied for a 3-1 victory.
Savanna Gonzales and Natalia Gouveia each had 10 kills for the Jaguars, now 9-4, 3-1 PBC. Lander is 9-2, 2-1 PBC.
Freshman low scorer for AU
In Scottsdale, Ariz., freshman Olof Gunnarsson lead the way for Augusta University in the first round of the Maui Jim Intercollegiate at Desert Forest Golf Club.
Gunnarsson, playing in his first collegiate tournament, shot even-par 72 for the Jaguars, who fired 18-over 306 and are tied for 11th place.
The other Jaguar counters were Broc Everett (76), Alex Shead (79) and Gustav Anderson (79).
Ryan Johnson had a noncounting 80.
In Greenville, S.C., Augusta University’s women are tied for ninth place after the first round of the Lady Paladin Invitational.
The Jaguars opened with 15-over-par 303.
They counted 1-over-par 73 by freshman Teresa Diez-Moliner, 75 by Maggie Ashmore, 76 by Cecilia Diez-Moliner and 79 by Linda Lundqvist. Charlotte Alran had the noncounting score with 81.
Daytona State is leading with 284, four shots ahead of Virginia Tech. Jiwon Jeon had 64, the best score of the day by six shots, for Daytona State.
Solo case has been settled
Hope Solo settled a grievance with U.S. Soccer over her suspension from the women’s national team following comments she made at the Rio Olympics.
The settlement was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. The 35-year-old goalkeeper was suspended for six months and her contract with the federation was terminated after she called the Swedish team “a bunch of cowards” following the U.S. team’s quarterfinal loss.
Details of the settlement, reached last month, were not released. The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Players Association filed the grievance on Solo’s behalf.
In a statement provided Friday to The Associated Press, Solo reiterated her regret over the comments.
“As I expressed in my apology to the Swedish captain immediately following the match, I have tremendous respect for the Swedish team, and in describing the style of play, I used a choice of words that was both offensive and not at all what I had intended to convey,” she said.
“We have amicably resolved the matter and are moving forward in a positive way,” she added.
Letter assures US athletes
The U.S. Olympic Committee’s security chief sent a letter to potential Winter Olympic athletes saying there are no indications that recent developments between the U.S. and North Korea have compromised security in South Korea.
The letter , makes no suggestion that the U.S. Team is considering skipping the Pyeongchang Games for security reasons.