Weekly Radford Sports Update for Feb. 15-22

Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Lacrosse, Softball, and Track and Field all have different starts to their seasons.

Man prepared to run

Photo by Braden Collum: Spring sports are in full force even while it is still freezing with the possibility of snow.

By Raymond Radford | rradford6@radford.edu

Spring sports are in full force even while it is still freezing with the possibility of snow. Here is this past week’s sports coverage of all things Radford.

Men’s Soccer dropped their season opener at Liberty, 0-4 on Feb. 17. The team then opened up their conference schedule against USC Upstate, losing 1-2 after two late goals in two minutes. Pape Oumar Gueye scored the only goal for the Highlanders. 

The Women’s Soccer team opened their season out strong with an 8-0 stomping against Roanoke College on Feb. 14. They would lose their first conference game of the season against Presbyterian 0-1 on Feb. 21. 

Men’s and Women’s Tennis open up their seasons on Feb. 24 at home against Bluefield State College. This is a start of a three-game home stretch with Radford playing Feb. 26 against Towson and Feb. 27 against North Carolina A&T.

Radford’s lacrosse team opened up the season against #10 Richmond, losing 19-10 on Feb. 14. On Feb. 17, Radford would lose in a dubbing to Coastal Carolina, 17-3. 

Radford Softball started their season out in Georgia, playing in the Buzz Classic. Things did not go as plan as the Highlanders lost against Georgia State twice, Georgia Tech twice, and Boise State. In the Winthrop Kickoff Tournament, the Highlanders would lose two close games against Bowling Green and Stony Brook. The softball team plays their first home series on Feb. 26, against George Mason before traveling to George Mason on Feb. 28.

Radford Track and Field completed their indoor season at the Finn Pincus Invitational. The Highlanders’ 4×400 meter team, MaKayla Jones, Maddie Wright, and Felicia Hewitt placed first in their events. The outdoor season will be announced at a later date.

The Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams took first place in the inaugural Highlander Invitational at Radford, defeating UNC Ashville and Winthrop. Radford’s next meet will be the Big South Conference tournament at Winthrop University on Mar. 5.