Wheeling Jesuit leads by eight strokes after the first round of the West Virginia Conference women's golf championship at Canaan Valley.
The Cardinals shot a 318, topping the 326 posted by Seton Hill and West Virginia Wesleyan. Concord sits in fourth place with West Liberty in fifth. Charleston, Fairmont State, Glenville State and West Virginia State follow after the first 18 holes.
Individually, UC's Kelli Garrett leads the field with a 74, one stroke ahead of Wesleyan's Kayla Linger. Wheeling Jesuit's Kasey Frazier and Fairmont State's Elizabeth Frederick are tied for third, two strokes off the pace.
TECH SOCCER: WVU Tech's men's team has received and accepted a bid to participate in the USCAA national tournament scheduled for Nov. 1-3 in Asheville, N.C.
The eight-team tournament will also include host Warren Wilson along with the Penn State University Athletic Conference Champion, and Yankee Small College Conference champion will receive an automatic bid.
Tech's first-round game will be at 1 p.m. on Nov. 1 against a team to be determined.
WVC TENNIS: West Liberty's Lauren Howard was named the West Virginia Conference women's tennis player of the year in a vote by league coaches. Howard posted a 9-1 record in No. 1 singles play and was undefeated in WVC matches.
West Virginia State's Brittany Franco was named the league's freshman on the year. Franco went undefeated at No. 1 and No. 2 singles and doubles positions this season.
State picked up another award with John Simms being named the WVC coach of the year. Simms guided the Yellow Jackets to a 10-0 record in the WVC. It is his fifth coach of the year award.