Presbyterian College wrestler Jaslynn Gallegos earned a pair of opening-round wins at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Fort Worth, Texas.
Gallegos opened the day with a 10-0 technical fall victory over Peyton Prussin from Life University. In the quarterfinal, she dropped a decision to Dominique Parrish of Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club in a 1:48 pinfall decision.
Gallegos bounced back with a 10-0 technical fall victory over Melanie Mendoza from Team Tornado Wrestling Club.
In her first time on the mat in six weeks, Morgan Norris dropped a pair of decisions.
Presbyterian withstood a perilous ending to defeat Longwood, 12-11, in a Farmville, Va., lacrosse match.
Trailing by one, the Lancers had 3 shots miss the net in the final 32 seconds, including one that struck the post.
Kelly Hyman and Abby Edmisten led the Blue Hose with 4 goals apiece.
Presbyterian (3-5, 1-2 Big South) led 9-7 at halftime, but the latter half featured less offense.
Longwood (1-9, 0-1) had its leading scorer, Taylor Blenkstone, hit the post with 32 seconds left, and Jade O’Connor’s free position shot went wide at 0:20.
“I am so unbelievably happy for our seniors,” coach Eric Clakeley said. “They have sacrificed so much for this program, and they set out this year with the goal of picking up their first Big South victory. Today they accomplished that goal, and I couldn't be prouder. Today was a complete and total team effort.”
Presbyterian travels to Gardner-Webb on Wednesday with a 7 p.m. start time.
Gardner-Webb’s Brooke Perry (3-9) shut out Presbyterian and won Saturday’s softball on the mound and at the plate, 1-0, in Boiling Springs, N.C.
Perry’s fifth-inning home run was the difference. She stilled the Blue Hose bats by surrendering 3 hits and striking out 11.
Losing pitcher Haley Haseldon (5-4) retired the first 13 batters she faced and allowed just 2 hits. One, unfortunately, was Perry’s home run.
Rebecca Clark went 2-for-3 for PC to tie Kaitlyn Tucker for the team lead in multi-hit games with five.
Gardner-Webb (4-18, 3-8 Big South) won the series after the teams split a doubleheader on Friday.
The Blue Hose (9-9, 3-6) are on the road next weekend, as they head to Rock Hill for a 3-game set at Winthrop on April 10-11.
Nicholas McKinney finished a perfect regular-season record, but his victory at No. 4 singles was the only scratch in Radford’s 6-1 tennis victory over PC in Virginia.
McKinney got Presbyterian (8-6, 2-3 Big South) on the board with a 7-5, 6-2 win over the Highlanders’ Konstantinos Raptis. He ran his singles win streak up to six in a row. The junior went 5-0 in singles in Big South play during the regular season and is 10-1 overall this season in singles.
Radford (8-6, 4-1) also won all three doubles flights.