Photos courtesy of Lois Ruffle
By: Greg Peterson, Sports Editor
Volleyball vs. Gardner-Webb:
In the first home match of the season, the Paladins defeated the Running Bulldogs in convincing fashion, winning three sets to none. Junior outside hitter Jamilia Johnson led the Paladins with 14 kills.
Junior middle blocker Cariss Campbell celebrates with her teammates.
Campbell goes up for a block.
Junior outside hitter Jamilia Johnson hits it over the net.
The Paladins celebrate a point over the Running Bulldogs.
Redshirt junior setter Hunter Thompson sets up the ball.
Johnson goes in for the spike.
Nothing but smiles.
Johnson goes way up.
Hunter Thompson gets ready to serve.
The Paladins are in the groove.
Jamilia Johnson and redshirt freshman middle blocker Courtney Hoffman anticipate a Gardner Webb attack.
Thompson goes up for the ball while a Gardner Webb player can only look on.
Senior Libero Meg DeMaar sets up a Paladin attack.
Courtney Hoffman and Jamilia Johnson go up for a block.
Senior outside hitter Christen Sekora lays out for the ball.
The Paladins are giving maximum effort.
Christen Sekora looks on.
Football at N.C. State:
This was the Paladins first time facing N.C. State since 1985. Despite the 49-16 loss, the Paladins still hold the series advantage over the Wolfpack, with an overall record of 8-5-4. To see more about football, click here.
All photos courtesy of Lois Ruffle
The Paladins offense looks to get off a snap against the Packs’ defense.
Senior tight end Andy Shumpert powers his way past an N.C. State defender.
Two Paladin defenders make sure that an N.C. State receiver is down.
Senior center Matthew Schmidt is ready to snap the ball to senior quarterback P.J. Blazejowski.
Andy Shumpert is in the zone.
Redshirt junior fullback Ridge Gibson takes the handoff.
Blazejowski looks to throw downfield.
Junior running back Triston Luke gets a burst of speed.
The Paladins defense looks to make a stand in the Wolfpack’s red zone.
The Paladins look to convert a third down.
Redshirt sophomore cornerback Quandarius Weems tries to stop an N.C. State receiver from going to the end zone.
Quandarius Weems is ready for a kickoff.
Andy Shumpert looks to evade an N.C. State defender.
Freshman kicker Grayson Atkins gets ready to kick a field goal. Atkins had a productive, going 3/3 on field goals, including a career high 46 yard field goal.
Senior safety Sean Rusnak looks on.
Junior safety Aaquil Annoor.
The Paladins offense gets in formation.
It takes several Paladin defenders to bring down an N.C. State receiver.
Freshman wide receiver Cam Burnette looks to get past an N.C. State defender.
The Paladins defense braces for the Wolfpack offense.