Starting Off ODACs Strong

Caitlin Dorsch, Copy Desk Chief~

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On Wednesday, September 26, the Lynchburg Volleyball team defeated their first Old Dominion Athletic Conference opponent, Ferrum College, in a thriving five sets (25-23, 25-12, 22-25, 10-25, and 15-5).  The Junior class stepped up for the Lady Hornets, specifically outside Sydney Frink, libero Lauren Stanford, and setter Erin Farina. On Saturday, September 29, the team split two ODAC matches, being defeated by Roanoke in three sets (24-26, 19-25, and 23-25) but defeating Eastern Mennonite University in four sets (25-18, 25-18, 19-25, and 25-17).

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Lynchburg Golf: Creating a Path to Success

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UofL Men's Golf

On Monday, September 10, the Lynchburg Men’s Golf team finished seventh overall as a team in the Greene Turtle Invitational at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club hosted by Shenandoah University.

Senior Branson Terrell, who finished fifth at an even par of 70, also had the first top-five finish of his career.

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Lynchburg Men’s Soccer: A Family

Caitlin Dorsch, Copy Desk Chief~

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After reaching the Round of 32 in last year’s NCAA tournament, the Lynchburg Men’s Soccer team is looking towards a third consecutive Old Dominion Athletic Conference title and vying for the first National Championship of their history. In the annual conference preseason poll on August 22, Lynchburg Men’s Soccer was ranked first place with 140 points and nine first place votes.

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Women’s Volleyball Ranked

Caitlin Dorsch, Copy Desk Chief~

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference coaches released their annual preseason poll on August 15, 2018, with the University of Lynchburg Women’s Volleyball team obtaining a rank of fifth-place, just 39 points behind number one ranked Washington and Lee University.  They were one of only five teams in the conference to reach the 100-point milestone. Read More


Lynchburg Women’s Soccer: Success with Ohana

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After reaching the Sweet Sixteen in last year’s NCAA tournament, the Lynchburg Women’s Soccer team is looking towards another Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship as well as a National Championship.  In the annual conference preseason poll on August 21, Lynchburg Women’s Soccer was ranked first place with 163 points.

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Women’s Cross-Country Ranks 2nd

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The Old Dominion Athletic Conference coaches released their annual preseason poll on August 16, 2018 with the University of Lynchburg Women’s Cross Country team obtaining a rank of second-place, just 13 points behind Washington and Lee University.

Having brought back most of the squad and by adding one freshmen to the mix, the UofL team seems ready to attack any course. The returning runners, who are apart of the UofL outdoor track and field program in the spring, are fresh off their first conference title since 2011.

Although being ranked second in the poll, the UofL runners feel that they should have been ranked first. Sophomore, Kaitlyn Johnson said, “We have a chip on our shoulder about being ranked second. We’ve been working so hard for it; we won outdoor track ODACs and beat [Washington and Lee] in regionals last year.”  Junior, Michela Cholak insisted, “We are preparing for the season by doing high intensity training, doing our endurance and two-mile time trials, and going on runs together.”

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Lynchburg College Women’s Cross Country team. Photo retrieved from Lynchburg Sports website, August 26. Photo taken by Hannah Grasberger (currently a senior at UofL)

The UofL runners believe that their team dynamic will help them excel into first place as the season progresses.  Sophomore, Stephanie Burnett said this UofL team is the “closest team [she has] ever had” and that the most important entity of a strong team, no matter the sport, is when “you actually like the people you are with, spending time with them, and hanging out off of the track.”

“I think the cool thing about our team is that even if we are dealing with something, we still help each other through whatever we are dealing with. We are there for each other,” adds Senior, Morgan Watson.

“After our two-mile time trial, Coach [Jake Reed] told us that our sixth girl was one minute and a half faster than our sixth girl last year. And, we beat [Washington and Lee University] in regionals last year. We are coming back this year stronger than ever,” says Burnett.

“Coming from a small town where everybody knows each other, it’s really nice to come here and immediately feel a strong family aspect on this team. I am so excited for what is to come,” states Freshmen, Rosie Gumm.

“We are ready,” says Johnson.

The UofL Lady Hornets begin their quest this Friday, August 31, 2018, at the Covered Bridge Open in Boone, North Carolina. Then, they head just down the road to Blacksburg for the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitation on Saturday, September 15, 2018.


Running Back with the ODAC

Alex Allen, Copy Editor~

The Women’s Track & Field program here at Lynchburg College has added on to their program’s history. On Saturday, April 22, they brought home another ODAC Championship title. This was the first title for their program since 2011 and their 9th overall.

The women won with a total 195 points, which was 30 points over the second-placed Bridgewater College. They placed in four individual championships as well, which helped lead them to the overall title. Read More