Laurens District High picked up a pair of soccer victories on Monday at K.C. Hanna Stadium. They girls’ team pounded Saluda 7-1, and the boys held on for a 3-2 victory over the Tigers.

Jose Roberto Luna scored 2 goals, both assisted by Brian Diaz, who scored the other goal.

Douglas Velasquez made six saves in goal.

The cohesiveness of the girls’ attack was demonstrated by the fact that six players combined to score the seven goals.

Presbyterian College senior midfielder Kara DiClemente has been named the Big South Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week for matches played between Feb. 22-28, the league office announced on Tuesday.

DiClemente, from Cedar Park, Texas, finished with a career-high 5 ground balls, 4 draw controls and equaled her career-best with a team-high 3 caused turnovers as Presbyterian won its lone game of the week at Wofford. The senior also tallied 3 goals and an assist for a total of 4 points, one shy of her career high, in the 16-9 victory over the Terriers.


The PC men's tennis team makes the short trek over to Greenville on Wednesday for a non-conference matchup with Furman, beginning at 3 p.m. at Mickel Tennis Center.

Furman enters Wednesday's match with a 4-4 mark after earning a 5-2 win over Kennesaw State on Sunday afternoon. The Paladins also have posted victories against Davidson, Gardner-Webb and UNC Greensboro.

Furman has taken six of the seven all-time meetings between the two teams in the D1 era for the Blue Hose (2-0). The most recent meeting occurred in 2018 with the Paladins winning 4-3 in Greenville.


The Big South freshman of the week in men’s soccer is PC’s Nokkvi Kokkvason.


Nokkvason scored his first career goal Feb. 24 in PC's victory over Lees-McRae. He connected on his lone attempt and gave the Blue Hose a 2-0 lead at the time. On Sunday against Longwood, he was part of a back line that permitted just 8 shots and 4 on frame.

The Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland native is thefirst Blue Hose to earn freshman of the week honors since Sept. 30th, 2019, when Cesar Sancho earned the honor.

Presbyterian has shuffled its men’s soccer schedule due to COVID-19 concerns within the program.

PC’s match against USC Upstate scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. has been postponed until March 10 in Spartanburg.

The Blue Hose match on Sunday, March 7, against High Point has been postponed with no make-up date set at this time.

Additionally, Presbyterian's match against Johnson & Wales scheduled for Wednesday, March 17, has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

Coastal Carolina (4-2) blanked PC’s women’s tennis team 7-0 on Tuesday at home.

Presbyterian's No. 1 doubles pair of Beth Lacey and Zeba Jamal earned a 6-3 win over the Chanticleers’ Somer Dalla-Bona and Jessie Mount before Coastal Carolina won 6-4 and 7-5 at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles to earn the first point.

Presbyterian returns to the courts on Thursday afternoon against Wofford with first serve set for 2 p.m. at Templeton Tennis Courts. The match with the Terriers was originally slated for Feb. 14 but was moved due to weather.

The Blue Hose women’s golf team finished in a tie for 33rd at the Kiawah Island Classic on Tuesday.

Presbyterian turned in a 3-round total of 955. The 3-day, 54-hole event was hosted by the College of Charleston on the Oak Point and Cougar Point courses at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

Dallas Baptist (865) retained its 36-hole advantage and cruised to the team title, finishing 27 shots clear of the rest of the field. DBU’s Faith DeLaGarza, who owned the top spot at the end of Sunday’s opening round, trailed by 3 shots entering Tuesday, but rallied to claim medalist honors with a 3-day total of 213.

Serina Combs carded a pair of birdies for the third straight day and posted a final round score of 80. The senior was PC’s top finisher for the second straight event, tying for 112th at 236. Her 6 birdies for the tournament were a team high.

Taylor Gardner and Rylie Marchman each shot an 81 in the final round to finish tied for 143rd with a 240 total.

The Blue Hose continue their spring season from Mar. 13-14 at the Low Country Intercollegiate at Moss Creek Golf Club on Hilton Head Island.