Originally created 09/06/98

Overtime: USC Aiken teams post twin soccer triumphs



The USC Aiken Pacers shut out Lees McRae 3-0 and the Lady Pacers recorded their first shutout in history, blanking North Greenville College 5-0, in collegiate soccer matches Saturday in Aiken.

Goalkeeper David Walker -- a transfer from Brooklyn, N.Y. -- made some spectacular saves while posting his first career shutout as a Pacer.

The shutout was the first in the 17-game history of the USC Aiken women's program, which began last year. Combing on the shutout were freshmen Kellie Young and Tiffany Thursby.

The Lady Pacers play host to Lees McRae on Monday at 2 p.m., while the Pacers visit Lander University in Greenwood, S.C., on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL: Augusta State's Lady Jaguars posted their second straight volleyball victory -- their first at home -- with a three-set victory over Southern Wesleyan University on Saturday at the Physical Education/Athletic Complex on Wrightsboro Road.

Augusta won 15-5, 15-12, 15-4 for first-year coach Michele Bontekoe .

Leading the way was junior transfer Melissa Hay, who had 11 kills, and six digs. Harriet Gigis posted 18 assists and three digs.

Next is Peach Belt Athletic Conference opponent Armstrong Atlantic at Augusta State on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

STRIDERS TO MEET: The Augusta Striders will meet Tuesday at North Augusta's Riverview Park in the shelter past the main building. Members will run from 5 p.m., to 7 p.m., with a brief meeting and pizza supper to follow. Billy Cooper, the group's president, said an update on the Broad Street Ramble on Sept. 12 will be given.

BRAVES GAME TRIP: The CSRA Sports Fan Club is sponsoring a bus trip to the Atlanta Braves-Florida Marlins game next Saturday. Cost is $40 per person and includes lower level seating in section 147, motorcoach transportation and refreshments. More information: Greg Brooks at (706) 860-8583.

BOXING: Richie Woodhall retained the WBC super middleweight title Saturday, outpointing replacement opponent Glenn Catley in the Telford, England bout.

While one of the judges scored the fight a draw, the other two gave it to the champion who even admitted he thought he'd lost his first title defense.

HORSE RACING: Robbie Davis, a late replacement for injured Mike Smith, rode 9-1 shot Lucky Roberto to a one-length victory in the $200,000 Hopeful Stakes for 2-year-olds at Saratoga Saturday.

"I feel bad for Mike," Davis said. "This one goes out to him. The minute I stepped on this colt, I knew it would be tough to beat him. I was confident throughout."

perfect position, just off the speed."

In winning, Lucky Roberto got revenge against Tactical Cat, Prime Directive and Time Bandit, whom he had followed to the wire in each of his previous two starts.