Hawk’s Nest View

Published 10:13 am Monday, September 10, 2012

Hey Hawks Fans!

Games are underway and fall teams already have wins under their belt! It’s an exciting time for Chowan Athletics and all the fans!

The Chowan football team certainly got their season off at a record pace – literally. The Hawks set a record for points scored in a half (49) and in a game (70). They took the win over the Livingstone College Blue Bears with a score of 70-35. Three players earned CIAA player of the week honors for their outstanding performance during the Livingstone match up.

Senior wide receiver Robert Holland was named Player of the Week at the receiver position after scoring three touchdowns and tallying 213 receiving yards in the victory.

Quarterback Cameron Stover was named Player of the Week at his position after completing 23-of-30 passes for an average of 281 passing yards in the game.  He also ran for a touchdown for the Hawks and tallied 106 rushing yards.  Stover alone tallied 387 total yards of offense for CU, and led the squad to a grand total of 650 total yards of offense in the win.

Nick Watts was named Player of the Week at the offensive lineman position as he helped his team earn 650 total yards of offense in Saturday’s win, including 365 rushing yards and 285 passing yards.

The Hawks are now 1-1 on the season suffering a tough loss to Virginia Military Institute with a final score of 17-24. Chowan will host Shorter University at 6 p.m. for their first home game on September 15.

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country took a fourth place finish in the Catawba College Invitational. Gerlisa Shipman set the pace for the women running the course in 20:07 with a 10th place finish, while Jordan Harrell set the pace for the men with a time of 33:49 and an 11th overall finish.

CU Volleyball has an overall record of 2-3 so far for the 2012 season. They defeated Barton College after battling back the last three sets to start off their season. They then dropped two tough matches in the University of Charleston Invitational to Cedarville University and the host team University of Charleston.

However, the Hawks picked themselves up, dusted off, and fought to defeat Virginia Union University. Finishing off the tournament the Hawks fell to Mars Hill College in four sets. To polish up the weekend the Hawks grabbed a road win from Bowie State on Sunday.

CU Soccer was underway this past weekend as well. Both the men’s and women’s teams fell to Salem International on Sunday;  3-1 was the women’s final, with Alyssa Anderson scoring the solo goal. The men’s team took a 4-2 loss, Pedro Aiala and Adam Smith each had a goal during the match up.



Amber Matthews is a graduate of Hertford County High School and a senior at Chowan University where she is a member of the softball team. She can be reached at sports@r-cnews.com.