On Campus notebook: Smith sets school record in golf

Jacob Smith (Strasburg 2014) is off to a record-breaking start to his junior golf season at U.Va.-Wise.

On Tuesday, Smith shot a collegiate career-best 139 to finish one-under par in the King University Invitational held at the Bristol Country Club. He was the runner-up in the tournament, just four shots behind Pfeiffer College’s Nathan Bull (135).

Smith’s 68 on the second day of the event was a school record.

Smith shot a 71 on the first day of the two-day event. He finished with nine birdies, the most by any golfer, and one eagle.

As a team the Cavaliers placed fifth with a team score of 588. Pfeiffer won the tourney with a 554.

He was named the Mountain East Conference Golfer of the Week on Wednesday.

Smith finished tied for ninth in the Etowah Intercollegiate at the Etowah Valley Country Club in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

The tournament was held on Sept. 19-20. Smith fired back-to-back 74s.

The Cavaliers placed fifth in the event with a team score of 604. Tusculum College won with a 575. Tusculum’s Taylor Smith won the individual title with a two-day total of 140.

ODAC standout: Juan Luna (Stonewall Jackson 2014) is making big strides in his junior season at Eastern Mennonite University.

Luna leads the men’s soccer team with eight goals and three assists in 11 games for the Royals. He leads the team with 19 points and 25 shots. The midfielder also has a team-best three game-winning goals.

He was the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Sept. 22.

Luna had four goals in two games the previous week. He had the game-winning goal, in the 89th minute, in a 4-3 victory over Ferrum College on Sept. 14. The game-winning goal completed a hat trick for Luna in the match.

In the Royals’ next game, Luna scored again in a 2-0 victory over Albright College on Sept. 17.

Luna also scored a goal in a 3-2 loss to Bridgewater College on Sept. 21.

The Royals are 5-4-2 on the season. They host Randolph College at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Senior surge: Marymount University’s Kirsten Campbell (Strasburg 2013) is making an impact on this year’s women’s soccer team.

Campbell has scored three goals and has four assists in eight games for the Saints. The senior forward is second on the team with 16 shots and 12 shots on goal. She also leads the team with two-game winning goals.

Campbell has started all eight games for the Saints. She had two goals in a 6-0 victory over Washington Adventist on Sept. 7.

In a 7-1 victory over Notre Dame College (Maryland) she had four assists.

Campbell is joined on the team by former Strasburg teammate Sarah Peer (Strasburg 2016). Peer, a freshman midfielder, has played in four games this season.

The Saints are 5-3 on the season.

Contact staff writer Tommy Keeler at 540-465-5137 ext. 168, or tkeeler@nvdaily.com.

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