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Jacob Thomas

Thomas wins shortened invite at Innisbrook

From staff reports

Jacob Thomas impressed in the shortened Invite at Innisbrook on Monday, taking home first-place honors at the famous Copperhead Course inside the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla.

Thomas was hands-down the biggest highlight for USCB in the 36-hole, shortened outing, shooting a 3-under 139 score. He was stellar in the first round by going 4-under 67, and he followed that with a 1-over 72 performance.

In his sub-par round, Thomas posted not one, but two eagles in the round – Nos. 1 and 18. The first was the 560-yard par-5, while the later was on the 445-yard par-4. Overall, he went 4-under on par-5s and 3s to go along with 21 pars and seven birdies. The senior edged Nicolas Llanos of Keiser by one stroke, as the Seahawk went 3-under in the final round.

Not to be overlooked though, Sam Olsson Kjellin also had a respectable day, as he slotted in a five-way tie for 14th at 5-over 147. Fabian Fallenius finished tied for 56th at 12-over 154. Rounding out the starting five was Jonas Demant and Christofer Hammar, who both tied for 60th at 13-over 155. Demant led the trio with three birdies on Monday.

As a team, USCB tied for fourth with Wayland Baptist at 24-over 592. Keiser won the team title at 8-over 576, while Southeastern finished runner-up at 15-over 583.

USC Beaufort will travel Oct. 3-4 to Allendale, Mich., to participate in the prestigious Folds of Honor Challenge.

Worrell honored for 6th time

For the sixth time in the 2022 season, sophomore Emily Worrell claimed another weekly conference award, as this week the Keedysville, Md., native claimed the Continental Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor.

Worrell started in two games in the three-game week, and she added two more shutouts to bring her season total to six on the year. The six shutouts make her tied for fourth in NCAA Division II rankings as well as tied for third in the NAIA.

Emily Worrell

She also now totes a remarkable 0.26 goals against average, which ranks sixth in NCAA DII and seventh in the NAIA.

In the two-game, two-win week for the goalkeeper, Worrell played all 180 minutes between the pipes and combined for five saves. She increased her save percentage to .923 while accumulating more than 700 minutes in goal.

USC Beaufort blanks Albany State

Behind four goals in the second half, the women’s soccer team raced past Albany State, 5-0, on Saturday to move above .500 in Peach Belt Conference action.

USCB’s offense was relentless in the opening period, taking 10 shots on the Rams’ goalkeeper. Ine Aas finally broke through in the 45th minute putting the Sand Sharks (8-1, 2-1 PBC) up 1-0 at halftime. 

It only took seven minutes for USCB’s all-time leading goal scorer to find the back of the net, as Mari Kalvatn made it 2-0 on her 40th career goal. The senior midfielder impacted the next scoring play as well, assisting on Kristin Beltestad’s first goal of the season.

Savanna Page continued her dominance of late, adding two more goals, her fourth and fifth of the season, making it a 5-0 Sand Shark lead. The freshman from Houston has now scored in three consecutive contests.

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