Sports briefs: CSU's Mize named Peach Belt Golfer of the Week; High school volleyball, softball results

October 3, 2013 

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Following his performance at the Aflac/Cougar Invitational, redshirt-sophomore Robert Mize was selected as the Peach Belt Conference Golfer of the Week announced by the league office Thursday.

This is the second career weekly honor for the Columbus native. He received his first in April of last season.

Mize helped lead Columbus State to a team victory topping a field of 18 teams that included 13 ranked or receiving votes in the latest GolfWorld/Nike Golf Division II Coaches' Poll. The victory was the first for the Cougars since 2010.

In addition to the team victory, Mize captured the individual victory finishing at six-under par through the three rounds.

After the first two rounds on day one, Mize was in a tie for fourth place at two-under, four shots back of the leader.

Still two shots back with three holes to play, he stepped up his play with a birdie at 16 to pull him within one followed by an eagle on 17 to vault him into the lead. A par on 18 sealed the first victory of his collegiate career.

Mize and Columbus State return to the links on Monday as they open play at the Indian Bayou Classic in Destin, Fla.

VOLLEYBALL

NORTHSide takes match from hardaway

Northside took a straight-sets win over Hardaway on Thursday.Thursday at Hardaway

Northside 25 25

Hardaway 15 19

Leaders: Hardaway--Aryeone Oliver: 2 blocks, 8 kills, 12 digs; Areanna Hanyes: 2 aces, 2 kills, 9 digs; Ricki Raven: 1 ace, 8 assists; Records: Hardaway, 9-14. Next match: Hardaway at Central Tuesday at 5 p.m.

KENDRICK LOSES FIRST MATCH, REBOUNDS FOR WIN

HAMILTON, Ga. -- Kahlia Lawrence had 21 kills to lead Kendrick to a split in matches.

Lee County handed Kendrick its first loss of the year, but the team rallied to feat Harris County in the second set.Thursday at Hamilton, Ga.

Match 1

Kendrick 13 23

Lee Co. 25 25

Match 2

Kendrick 25 25

Harris Co. 20 20

Leaders: Kendrick-Kahlia Lawrence: 21 kills, 1 block; Melia Jones: 3 kills, 11 assists, 4 blocks; Ashunti Jack: 3 kills, 20 assists, 1 block; Deja Cheatham: 12 kills, 2 blocks. Records: Kendrick, 19-1. Next match: Kendrick hosts Americus Sumter Monday at 5 p.m.

CENTRAL SPLITS MATCHES IN MONTGOMERY

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Erin Spencer had 43 blocks and Victoria Ficklin had 55 assists to lead Central to a split of matches.

Central lost to Jeff Davis in the first match, but rallied to defeat Center Point in the second.Thursday at Montgomery, Ala.

Match 1

Central 13 19

Jeff Davis 25 25

Match 2

Central 25 25

Center Point 17 21

Leaders: Central--Erin Spencer 43 blocks, 1 ace, 8 attacks, 8 kills; Isia Jenkins: 28 blocks, 6 attacks, 6 kills; Victoria Ficklin: 23 blocks, 30 assisted blocks, 3 attacks and 3 kills, 55 assists; Kim Clark: 70 receptions, 35 digs; Anthonia Olavejo: 10 assisted blocks, 10 solo blocks, 10 attacks, 10 kills, 1 ace. Records: Central, 15-9. Next match: Central at Russell County Monday at 5 p.m.

softball

COLUMBUS 7, SHAW 1

Mary Catherine Smith went 3-for-3 at the plate and pitched a complete game to lead the Lady Blue Devils to a win over Shaw.

Smith (17-4) struck out nine in picking up the win. Hillary Waters also had three hits for Columbus.Thursday at Shaw

Columbus 302 000 2 --7 12 0

Shaw 010 000 0 --1 6 3

WP--Mary Catherine Smith (17-4). LP--Falcon. Hitting leaders--Columbus: Mary Catherine Smith, 3-3, R, RBI; Hillary Waters 3-5, R, 2 RBI. Records--Columbus, 18-6. Next--NA.

-- From staff, wire reports

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