Hurricane Irma has forced Flagler College to alter its athletics schedule. The five-team Flagler Saints Classic volleyball tournament has been canceled. The tournament had included Wingate, one of the best teams in the NCAA Division II Southeast Region. The cancellation means the Saints and Bulldogs will not have an opportunity to pick up what could be a pivotal win early in the season.
The Flagler men’s soccer team canceled its non-conference match against Florida Southern, scheduled for Tuesday. The men’s soccer matches at Queens University on Saturday and the women’s soccer contests at Newberry on Friday and at Catawba on Sunday are still on the docket.
The men’s and women’s cross country teams will not compete in today’s UNF Invitational because the other two Division II programs in the field, Tampa and North Carolina Pembroke, pulled out of the competition, which means the meet would not have counted for the Saints.
“We’re putting our students first and keeping them safe,” said John Jordan, Flagler’s sports information director. “We’ve already had an email to the student body notifying them they are excused so long as it’s for hurricane-related reasons.”
Bishop Kenny 2
The Knights snapped a six-match losing streak on Wednesday night with a 25-23, 18-25, 12-25, 26-24, 15-13 win over Bishop Kenny. Mallory Warner had seven kills and five blocks for Creekside. Jaden McBride led the Knights with 32 digs, while Brooklyn McBride added another 21 digs. Caroline Webb had six blocks and Callie Beyer added 14 assists to help the Knights improve to 2-6.
Playing with heavy hearts, Creekside defeated Mandarin at Julington Creek Golf Club. Former Creekside golfer Connor Dzion, a 2016 All-County Boys Golf first-teamer, died in a 26-vehicle accident on I-95 in Nassau County on Sunday night. Dzion, a 2017 Creekside graduate, was a UNF student. Creekside’s Hayden Zitzewitz won medalist honors with a 38. Patrick Farson shot a 40, Trey Tesiero 41 and Joe Parimucha 44 for the Knights. Preston Updagraff led Mandarin with a 42. the Knights are scheduled to play Episcopal on Tuesday at South Hampton.
St. Augustine topped Matanzas in a dual meet. The Yellow Jackets boys claimed a 140-114 win, while St. Augustine’s girls beat the Pirates 172-122. Simon Goeppforth won a pair of events for St. Augustine’s boys, finishing the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:13.19 to win by eight seconds. Goeppforth beat Matanzas’ Brendan Zagumennikh by about half a second to win the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:02.50. St. Augustine’s Grace Weed (100 breaststroke, 1:25.07; 200 individual medley, 2:46.00) and Olivia Snare (500 freestyle, 5:27.53; 100 butterfly, 1:15.45) also won two individual events.