Weekly Recap: Noles are National Champions!
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Weekly Recap: Noles are National Champions!

Soccer was the topic of the week

The Noles had basketball continuing their season with the ACC opener at home, track and field beginning their season, while soccer and volleyball were in the NCAA tournament. Soccer was headed to the College Cup in Santa Clara looking for their third national title.

Women’s hoops takes a clean sweep

The Noles were away at the beginning of the week taking on Illinois first and defeating them 67-58, before playing Charleston Southern on Sunday. They won again 83-32 making their record 6-2 this season. Morgan Jones has scored double figures in the past 7 games, putting herself on a streak.

The men’s team weren’t as successful as they lost to the number 2 ranked Purdue away 65-93. They were back in Tally for the ACC opener against Syracuse, but lost in a close one 60-63.

Track and field start strong in season opener

There were many podium placed Noles in the opener at Clemson this weekend, with Alonie Sutton and Jacore Irving won the triple-jump events and placed third and second in the long jump. Ashley Seymour took gold in the 200m sprint, whilst Amari Douglas the 800m race. The men’s 4x400m relay took gold, while the women took third place, as well as personal best’s dotted round events.

Volleyball finishes in round of 32

The Noles were competing in the NCAA tournament this week in Nebraska, first off facing Kansas State. It was a convincing first round win in straight sets 25-20, 25-16, 25-17, putting the Noles in the round of 32 facing number 10 ranked Nebraska. They put up a good fight but their season ended here, as Nebraska won in straight sets.

Soccer wins the Natty

The big game this week was soccer playing in Santa Clara in the college cup, first in the semis against Rutgers on Friday. The Noles played well and won 1-0 with a goal from captain Jaelin Howell off of a corner from Jenna Nighswonger. They were back on Monday playing BYU who were playing in their first National Championship game. It was a close game with opportunities to score from both teams. It ended up going to penalties with the Noles having flashbacks from last year. They changed things this time and won 5-4 with goals from Clara Robbins, Heather Payne, Jaelin Howell, and Yujie Zhao, as well as two saves from Christina Roque. This is their third National Title and an incredible achievement for the program.