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After one season away from the sport and a short stint in a new athletics administration role, longtime Meredith College staffer Fiona Barkley will return to the volleyball court to serve as head coach of the Avenging Angels. Barkley served 10 years as Meredith's head coach, advancing the program to a USA South Tournament Championship and NCAA appearance in 2016, and Athletic Director Jackie Myers is pleased to announce her return to the position.
Meredith College basketball scored the last 11 points in Sunday's home game to hold the visiting Pfeiffer Falcons to a 92-69 finish. Kimberly Schuh posted a career- and game-high 25 points, hitting 9-12 from the free throw line.
In Saturday's USA South Conference game versus the visiting Greensboro Pride, Meredith College outscored GC 35-30 in the second half to close the gap for a 73-58 loss. The Avenging Angels scored 19 from the free throw line, 10 more than the Pride, to aid in the effort.
Meredith College soccer standouts Kirstie King and Jessica Wallace earned a nod from the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association as announced Wednesday afternoon. Both junior Avenging Angels, this marked King's first selection and the second for Wallace.
The visiting Guilford Quakers handled Meredith College basketball with ease Monday night for a 63-28 victory in the Avenging Angels' home opener. The Angels shot just 16.7 percent from the floor to hand over their fifth loss early this season.
The Meredith College basketball team filed a 75-52 loss to the Salem Spirits in Sunday afternoon's home opener. Chandler Hines and Meghan Pleasants combined for 25 points to lead the Avenging Angels, and Kirstie King logged a team high 12 rebounds.
The Hardin-Simmons Cowgirls outmatched the Meredith College basketball team 80-51 in day two of the Guilford Invitational. Kirstie King was named to the All-Tournament team for her performance over the two-day event.
In day one of the Guilford College Daly Seven Tip-Off Classic, the La Roche Redhawks downed Meredith College 72-58. Three Avenging Angels posted 13 points apiece in the team's second loss of the season Saturday afternoon.
Efforts from the Meredith College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will provide the Raleigh Rescue Mission with more than 1500 items of non-perishable food this holiday season. The Avenging Angels collected the items as part of the USA South SAAC's service initiative Cans Across the Conference, a competition among member schools to effect change in communities across the league's six-state footprint.
Senior Meghan Pleasants led the Meredith College basketball team with 16 points in a 72-55 loss to the host Randolph Wildcats. The Avenging Angels trailed by just two points in three quarters, but a tough third period spread the gap too much for Meredith to recover.
In Saturday's NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional Championship, Macy Brinson's 6,000 meter time of 24:00.1 set the second-best all-time record at Meredith College. She was joined by five teammates who established new personal records, including four who advanced up the college's top-25 performance list.
In Saturday night's USA South Women's Soccer Championship match, the East #2 Meredith College Angels lost a hard fought battle 1-0 in overtime to rival Methodist University. Samantha Litt, Jaisa Loch, Molly Thomas, and Jessica Wallace earned All-Tournament honors for their efforts throughout the tournament.
In Friday night's second semifinal pairing of the USA South Women's Soccer Tournament, the East #2 Meredith College Avenging Angels upset the host West #1 Maryville Scots 2-1 in overtime to advance to the championship match. Jessica Wallace scored the game winning goal with 5:23 left in the extra period.
Three Meredith College volleyball Avenging Angels were recognized Thursday as a USA South All-Conference selection. Outside hitter Caroline Corey received top honors as a member of the USA South first team. Additionally, Corey was named to the All-East first team.
The Meredith College volleyball team's tournament run ended early with a 3-0 loss to the William Peace Pacers in Wednesday's USA South quarterfinals. East #3 Meredith kicked off Wednesday night with a 3-1 (25-13, 23-25, 26-24, 25-11) victory over East #6 Greensboro in round one to advance.
The Meredith College volleyball team earned the East #3 seed in the upcoming 2017 USA South Tournament with a final conference record of 12-4. First round action begins Tuesday, Oct. 31, and the Avenging Angels will enjoy a short trip across town to face off with East #6 Greensboro at 5 p.m. on the campus of William Peace.
With the final divisional playoff game now complete, Meredith College and the remaining teams will face off at Maryville College for the USA South Women's Soccer Tournament semifinals and championship rounds next week.
Four Meredith College cross country Angels advanced on the college's All-Time performance list with a sixth-place finish in today's USA South Championship meet. Leader Macy Brinson scored 14th in the race to earn All-Conference second team honors, and Caroline Diorio earned honorable mention recognition as 28th out of the 125 runners.
The Meredith College volleyball team capped off the 2017 regular season with a pair of USA South wins Saturday on Senior Day. MCVB opened with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-16) victory over Ferrum and finished off the Methodist Monarchs in five 3-2 (25-13, 18-25, 27-29, 25-21, 15-10) to secure a third seed in the East Division playoffs set to begin on Halloween.
In Saturday's USA South Women's Soccer quarterfinal pairing between East #2 Meredith College and East #6 N.C. Wesleyan, Jessica Wallace scored the game winner in a 1-0 victory to advance the Avenging Angels. Meredith must await tomorrow's West Division quarterfinal between #1 Maryville and #4 Huntingdon.
Seven Meredith College Avenging Angels were recognized Thursday as USA South Women's Soccer All-Conference selections. Defender Kirstie King led the group as a USA South first-team honoree for her efforts this season.
Three-time conference champion Meredith College will travel to Tallulah Falls, Georgia, this weekend for the USA South Women's Cross Country Championship meet at Tallulah Falls School Farm course. Hosted by Piedmont College for the second consecutive year, the women race a 6,000 meter course beginning at 11 a.m., and the men follow at Noon for 8,000 meters.
Wednesday night's cross town rival pairing with the Meredith College volleyball team at William Peace fell short for the Avenging Angels. After claiming the first set, MCVB lost the next three for a 3-1 (25-21, 14-25, 17-25, 8-25) loss to the Pacers.
The Meredith College soccer team captured the Co-East Division Championship Saturday evening as the program's fourth consecutive and sixth overall USA South title with a 2-1 victory over Methodist University. Senior goalie Jaisa Loch notched four saves in her 50th career win in goal for the Angels.
The Meredith College volleyball team allowed Averett to slip back into Friday's USA South contest for a 3-2 (20-25, 25-15, 25-21, 22-25, 14-16) victory over the Angels. Salem capitalized on Meredith's loss and finished off the Angels 3-1 (17-25, 25-27, 25-23, 22-25) to close out the tri-match.
The Meredith College soccer squad claimed a 2-1 victory over the visiting Pfeiffer Falcons on Senior Night Wednesday. Head Coach Paul Smith, Athletic Director Jackie Myers, and the rest of the Avenging Angels celebrated Olivia DeBellis, Samantha Litt, Jaisa Loch, and Cassie Padilla during the intermission.
The Meredith College volleyball team finished off the visiting N.C. Wesleyan Bishops in four sets with scores of 25-16, 25-13, 15-25, 25-17. Caroline Corey and Hannah Blaylock led the Avenging Angels with a match-high 13 kills and 40 assists, respectively.