Goddard shines again for Heels

Published 4:12 am Monday, October 13, 2008

By By KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
Trimane Goddard is having an All-American type of season.
Goddard recovered a fumble to seal No. 22 North Carolina’s 29-24 win over Notre Dame in Saturday’s college football action at Kenan Stadium.
Michael Floyd caught a 26-yard pass deep inside North Carolina territory with just seconds remaining, but he fumbled the ball and Goddard pounced on it at the UNC-19. The recovery sealed the victory for the Tar Heels.
Goddard, a former star at Roanoke High School, finished the game with five tackles, the fumble recovery, a forced fumble and a pass break-up.
Goddard, a former star at Roanoke High School, is having a stellar senior year.
For the season, Goddard has 27 tackles, four interceptions, three pass break-ups, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble. His four interceptions is his single-season high.
Goddard has nine interceptions and 155 tackles in his career.
The Heels (5-1, 1-1 ACC) return to action Saturday at Virginia in a 3:30 p.m. kickoff. UNC returns home Oct. 25 to take on Boston College.
Palmer scores on
fumble return
Greg Palmer scored his first college touchdown, returning a fumble 27 yards for a score for the Chowan Hawks in Saturday’s 41-20 win over Livingstone College.
The former Northside High School standout returned the fumble in the second quarter, giving the Hawks a 21-0 lead. Palmer had a huge day as he recorded seven tackles, including two quarterback sacks. He also had a quarterback hurry.
For the season, Palmer has 35 tackles, two fumble recoveries (one for a TD), two sacks and one forced fumble.
Chowan (2-5, 1-4) plays at Shaw University in a 4 p.m. kickoff on Saturday.
Wilson nets three tackles
C.J. Wilson had three tackles for the East Carolina Pirates in Saturday’s 35-20 loss to the Virginia Cavaliers.
Wilson, a former Northside High School star, had one tackle-for-loss.
For the season, Wilson has 31 tackles, 8.5 tackles-for-loss (for 30 yards), 4.5 sacks, four quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one blocked kick.
The Pirates (3-3, 1-1 C-USA) return to C-USA action Saturday at home against Memphis in a noon kickoff.
Marable records nine tackles
Jeremiah Marable led the Elizabeth City Vikings in tackles in Saturday’s 29-28 win over Bowie State.
The former Southside High School star recorded nine tackles, including two tackles-for-loss.
On the season, Marable has 41 tackles, a fumble recovery, a blocked punt, a blocked punt return for a touchdown, a punt return of nine yards and two pass break-ups.
The Vikings (4-3, 4-0 CIAA) play at Lincoln (Pennsylvania) in a 1 p.m. kickoff on Saturday.
Jones solid in return game
Jamont Jones had a solid day returning kickoffs for the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears in Saturday’s 35-27 loss to Wingate.
Jones had two kickoff returns for 80 yards (40.0 average), including a long of 52 yards. He also had one pass break-up.
The former Washington Pam Pack standout, a freshman with the Bears, has four tackles, two kickoff returns for a 40.0 average, one interception and one punt return for eight yards on the season.
The Bears (3-4, 1-2 SAC) play at Carson-Newman College in a 3 p.m. contest on Saturday.
Daniels runs for 16 yards
Travis Daniels ran for 16 yards for the UNC-Pembroke Braves in Saturday’s 36-14 win over West Virginia Wesleyan.
The former Washington High School star, a freshman with the UNC-Pembroke Braves, picked up the 16 yards on seven carries. He also had one catch for 22 yards.
For the season, Daniels has rushed for 225 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries. He’s caught five passes for 62 yards and has one kickoff return for 26 yards.
The Braves (6-1) play host to Edward Waters in a 1 p.m. game on Saturday.
Prescott getting on field
Freshman Blaine Prescott has been seeing plenty of action on the field with the Lees-McRae Bobcats soccer team.
The former Washington High School star has played in 11 of her team’s 13 games, starting three of them.
Prescott has one assist on the season. She has attempted eight shots on goal.
The Bobcats (8-5, 2-5 CVAC) played host to Randolph Macon on Sunday, and visit Queens University on Wednesday.
Crompton on Trojans
Ashley Crompton has made one appearance on the field for the Mount Olive Trojans soccer team.
Crompton, a former standout at Washington High School, has not recorded any statistics.
The Trojans (3-10, 2-4 CVAC) play host to Southern Virginia on Monday.
Valenti takes seventh
Gina Valenti placed seventh overall, and second for the Lees-McRae Bobcats, in helping the team tie for first place at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational. The former Washington Pam Pack star finished in 20 minutes, 12 seconds.
The Bobcats, currently ranked fourth in the NCAA DII Southeast Region, return to action Oct. 17 at the Blue Ridge Mountain Open at the Greenway Trail in Boone.
Locals on Pitt volleyball
A few former area athletes are playing for the Pitt Community College volleyball team.
Michelle Bracey, a former standout at Williamston High School, has 57 kills, 39 blocks and 14 digs.
Lauren O’Neal, also a former standout at Williamston, has 16 kills, 20 blocks, nine digs and three aces.
Augusta Johnston, a former standout at Southside High School, has 16 kills, five blocks and five digs.
Pitt (13-6, 4-3 Region X Conference) play host to Wake Technical Community College on Wednesday.