Coastal Carolina

Saturday’s area sports briefs

The Carolina Forest boy’s lacrosse team – a first-year sanctioned program – has been rolling to start the season.

However, Academic Magnet slowed the Panthers down.

The Raptors went up by six goals at halftime, and Academic Magnet held off the Panthers for an 18-9 victory on Saturday afternoon.

Curtiss Pellegrino had a hat trick, Joe Venazio scored two goals, and goalkeeper Steven Elias had 20 saves and also scored a goal for Carolina Forest (3-2).

“We definitely have some players stepping up, with Curtis being one,” said Panthers coach Adam Gross, whose team’s only other loss was a 13-12 double-overtime loss to River Bluff. “[Pellegrino] puts his heart and soul into it and his play has stepped up for some of the first-year players.”

Andrew Alberg had 13 shots on goal and scored six, Kyle Saavedra had five goals, and Nate Schlosser scored three times and collected a team-high 14 groundballs for the Raptors (2-4).

St. James (0-3) – another first-year sanctioned program – will host the Panthers on Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Waccamaw (3-3) will host Carolina Forest on Saturday at noon.

“We have a busy week ahead,” Gross said.



Carolina Forest, Curtiss Pellegrino 3; Joe Venazio 2; Kaidon Hunt 1; Zach Earnest 1; Sebastian Musumeci 1; Steven Elias 1. Academic Magnet, Andrew Alberg 6; Kyle Saavedra 5; Nate Schlosser 3; Jackson Howe 2; Henry Aherne 1; Charles Rainero 1.



Carolina Forest, Steven Elias (20). Academic Magnet, Henry Flowers (6); Harrison Kerr (6).



Carolina Forest 3-2; Academic Magnet 2-4.

High school girl’s lacrosse

• (At) St. James 3, Waccamaw 1 | The Sharks – a first-year sanctioned team – took down the Warriors to improve to 3-1 overall. St. James will travel to take on Carolina Forest on Friday at 5:30 p.m.

CCU track and field

•  The Coastal Carolina track and field teams netted five victories on Day 2 of the CCU Invitational at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.

The Chants’ 1,600-meter relay team – Kelila Naules, Stephanie Pollock, Teka Simpson and Symphony Thompson – won, and CCU netted wins in the men’s and women’s 100- and 110-meter hurdles (Christina Davis, 14.23 and Desmond Wallace, 14.65), men’s high jump (Reggie Nelson, 6-9 3/4) and men’s triple jump (Derrick Kinloch, 46-5 1/2).

The Coastal men and women combined for 17 other top-10 finishes Saturday after posting 14 on Friday.

Other CCU men with top-10s were: Ryan Minor (hammer throw, second, 56.52 meters; discus, eighth, 135-9); Bryan Zapata (hammer throw, eighth, 49.96m); Robert Castellani (javelin, eighth, 55.17m); Raheen Frederick (long jump, second, 7.12m); Mark Stembridge (long jump, fourth, 6.75m; triple jump, fourth, 44-2 1/2); Marquez Moore (long jump, sixth, 6.70m); Joseph Keitt (5,000m, third, 15:04.92); Evan Nichiphor (5,000m, seventh, 15:38.68); Carrington Fernandors (110m hurdles, second, 15.04); Theirus Styles (100m, fourth, 10.68); Kahlim Denmark (100m, seventh, 10.91); DeAndra Lipscomb (200m, sixth, 21.86); Deion Wellington (200m, eighth, 21.97); Jerome Coaxum (200m, ninth, 22.21); Zach Bolton (shot put, sixth, 45-6 1/4); and Brandon Richardson (high jump, tied fourth, 5-10).

Other CCU women with top-10s were: Chloe White (javelin, fifth, 42.52m); Tiffany Khun (javlelin, seventh, 39.32m); Emma Kroger (pole vault, second, 3.50m); Brianna Christiano (pole vault, seventh, 3.05m); Kelila Naules (long jump, ninth, 5.53m); Rachel Byrd (5,000m, second, 18:34.58); Camille Hurley (100m hurdles, second, 14.41); Christal Green (200m, third, 24.94); Hurley (200m, sixth, 25.26); Alesia Muklebust (3,000m, fifth, 11:00.18); Ruby Durham (100m, eighth, 12.22); and Takeyra Jenkins-Dodd (400m, ninth, 58.73).

The men’s 1,600-meter relay team – Charles Bascom, Coaxum, Denmark and Styles –placed second (3:17.53).

College women’s golf

• Malene Krolboll Hansen has been racking up quite a few accolades during her rookie campaign.

The Coastal Carolina freshman was named the Choice Hotels Big South Women’s Golfer of the Week, as announced on Friday.

It was the second time this year that Hansen was named the Golfer of the Week, and the Taastrup, Denmark native, has also won three Freshman of the Week honors.

Hansen tied for eighth in the 72-competitor Bay Area Intercollegiate (par 71, 6,050 yards), leading Coastal to a fifth-place finish in the 13-team field that featured seven top-50 ranked teams. She shot rounds of 70-73-70 for an even-par 213 score to lead the Chanticleers for the second consecutive tournament. Hansen’s first and third round 70s marked her sixth and seventh round of par or better this season, en route to her third Top 10 finish of the year.

•  The Coastal Carolina women’s golf team shot 3-under 281 to take a three-stroke lead after two rounds of the 3M Jaguar Intercollegiate.

The Chanticleers were at 11-over 579 heading into Sunday’s final round.

Coastal’s Malene Kroboll moved into first place individually with a 7-under 65 to sit at 137. Lena Schaeffner (70) was tied for third (141), Bailey Cocca (73) was tied for 20th (150), Frida Castillo (75) was tied for 32nd (153) and Emee Herbert (73) was tied for 44th (155).

Pro golf

Zack Byrd of Murrells Inlet tied for 20th and Josh Jackson of Myrtle Beach tied for 29th in the ninth annual 162-player Ocala Open at Candler Hills Golf Club on Friday.

Byrd shot a 7-under-par 68-68-67–203 to earn $1,130 and Jackson shot a 5-under 65-71-69–205 to earn $1,030.