Digest 09-23-12


LOCAL

UAPB pulls off volleyball sweep at home

The Arkansas-Pine Bluff volleyball team won its second straight match at H.O. Clemmons Arena on Friday, beating Texas Southern 25-22, 25-21, 25-23 to begin SWAC play.

Alicia Campbell had nine kills and eight digs to lead UAPB (3-6, 1-0 SWAC West). Jordan Foyer helped out with 20 assists and four aces and Alexis Lowe totaled 11 assists for the Lady Lions, while Brea Clayton made nine digs.

UAPB broke a 22-all tie to win the first set, didn’t extend its lead by more than two points until 23-20 in the second and weathered five ties in the third for the victory.

The Lady Lions have won six straight sets since an opening-set loss to Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday. UAPB and Valley will meet again this Tuesday in Itta Bena, Miss.

Stephen F. Austin blanks UAPB in soccer

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin kept Arkansas-Pine Bluff from taking a single shot Friday and waltzed to a 4-0 victory.

UAPB (1-10), meanwhile, allowed 44 straight shots, 18 of which were on goal. Alyssa Cobbs made 14 saves for the Lady Lions, who competed with only 12 players.

NATIONAL

Old Dominion quarterback sets Division I record

NORFOLK, Va. — Quarterback Taylor Heinicke threw for a Division-I record 730 yards and five touchdowns in leading FCS fifth-ranked Old Dominion to a 64-61 victory over No. 18 New Hampshire.

Heinicke’s record was a yard shy of the all-division record set by Zamir Amin of Division III Menlo (Calif.) against Cal Lutheran in 2000. David Klingler of Houston holds the FBS record of 716 yards against Arizona State in 1990.

Nationals’ Gonzalez wins 20th game

WASHINGTON — Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez became the first 20-game winner in the major leagues this season, pitching a 10-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Gonzalez (20-8) became the second pitcher in franchise history to win 20 games and the first to strike out 200 batters in a season. He pitched seven innings and allowed two unearned runs on three hits Saturday.

Snedeker, Rose tied atop Tour Championship board

ATLANTA — Brandt Snedeker shot a 6-under 64 to finish the third round of The Tour Championship tied for the lead with Justin Rose at 8-under at East Lake.

Snedeker moved up nine spots on the leaderboard and can win the FedEx Cup with a victory.

Second-ranked Tiger Woods is tied for seventh at 4-under after a 67. He has a reasonable chance of winning the Cup with a top-three finish.

Ryan Moore is third at 6-under, followed by world No. 1 Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and Jim Furyk at 5-under.

Red Wings’ ‘cattle’ comment draws fine

DETROIT — The NHL fined the Detroit Red Wings for comments made by team senior vice president Jimmy Devellano, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Devellano was quoted as saying: “The owners can basically be viewed as the ranch, and the players, me included, are the cattle.” The fine could be worth $1 million, the amount NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in the past it would be for public comments on the ongoing lockout, according to the Free Press.

— Commercial Press Services