College roundup: Rimer, Love boosting Emory & Henry soccer; Overholt posts 1,000th dig

Former Polk County standout Wil Rimer, now at Emory & Henry (photo courtesy Emory & Henry sports information).

Returning from a year’s layoff due to injury, Wil Rimer has become a key contributor for Emory & Henry’s men’s soccer team.

The redshirt freshman has started four games this season for the Wasps, scoring four goals. Rimer has seen action in all 13 games for Emory & Henry, now 4-8-1 on the season.

Rimer’s four goals are second on the team behind junior Tyequis Stallins.

Sophomore Ashley Love has started 10 games this season for Emory & Henry’s women’s team, scoring one goal and adding an assist. The one goal came in a 2-1 win over Randolph and served as the game-winner, coming in the 74th minute.

Coker Volleyball: Junior Kara Overholt recently recorded the 1,000th dig of her career for the Cobras.

Overholt has appeared in all 18 matches this season for Coker (9-9), posting 330 digs and 35 assists. Overholt ranks fourth in the South Atlantic Conference in digs, sixth in digs per set and is tied for 17th in service aces with 14.

Anthony Carson

Mars Hill Football: Anthony Carson continues to be a key contributor in the secondary for Mars Hill.

In Saturday’s 28-24 loss at Tusculum, Carson scored the first touchdown of his college career, picking up a fumble and returning it 52 yards for a score that, at the time, gave Mars Hill a 7-0 lead.

Carson also had an interception against Limestone and has recorded 21 tackles in the Lions’ six games.

Methodist Football: Junior D.J. Twitty continues to be a key starter for the Monarchs on the offensive line.

Twitty has been starting at guard for Methodist, now 1-4 on the season with a home game against Brevard College set for Saturday.

Gardner-Webb Cross Country: Mitchell Brown posted a time of 27:44.9 in his first 8K race for Gardner-Webb during the Sept. 30 Upstate Invitational, hosted by USC Upstate at Milliken Research Park in Spartanburg.

Brown’s time on the 8K course was the second-fastest among the Runnin’ Bulldogs. He finished 58th in the field of more than 100 athletes.

UNC Greensboro Cross Country: India Godlock posted a personal-best time of 18:56 during the 62nd annual Joe Piane Invitational at Notre Dame on Sept. 28.

Godlock finished as the Spartans’ third finisher and 101st overall in the massive 5k event. Twenty-five teams and more than 200 runners from across the nation competed in the Gold division race.

UNCG returns to action Friday as it runs in the Pirate XC Invitational in Greenville, N.C.

Salem Cross Country: Jessica Bailey continues to be a key contributor to Salem’s squad, finishing Saturday’s meet in Demorest, Ga. as the team’s second-best performer.

Bailey finished the 6K Piedmont Cross Country Invitational in 27:22, setting a personal record at that distance. Bailey has been the team’s second-highest finisher in event event this season.

The Spirits run their final meet of the year in three weeks at the USA South Championships back at Piedmont.