Olympic Fall Sports Update

Not to be lost from the great 4-0 start by the football team is that the Olympic fall sports teams have also started out better than in past years. Here is a snapshot of how they are currently doing.


First year head coach Bryan Bunn has gotten the ladies off to a great 11-4 start. Included in this is a 1-2 start in the conference. In relation to previous seasons, this is already the most victories in a season since 2004. The eleven victories are half the total number of victories in the past four years combined.

Men’s Soccer

This year’s team, coming off a 2nd round NCAA tournament showing last year, has started out 4-4, with a 1-2 record in the conference. They beat Appalachian State earlier this week.

Women’s Soccer

Steve Springthorpe’s second team has gotten off 7-4 (1-1) start. They are showing a lot of promise and are looking at a possible NCAA bid. They host UNC on Friday. If you have a chance, go to the game and support the team.

Women’s Golf

The women started out a little slow but just finished at the top of their latest tournament. The team started out finishing 13th out of 21 teams at the Cougar Classic in Hanahan, SC. Yesterday, they finished tied for 1st, with East Carolina, out of 15 teams in the UNCG Starmount Classic.

Men’s Golf

The men are currently off to a fantastic start. They won their first tournament, beating eleven other teams at Kiawah, SC. In their second competition at the Spirit Hollow course in Iowa, they finished second out of 15 teams. After these two tournaments, the team is ranked #4 by Golfstat.

Men’s Cross Country

The men have started out fast out of the gate in their first two events. The first event was the Wolfpack Invitational where they finished first out of 8 teams, although it was not an imposing field. State took the top 3 places individually, with senior Sandy Roberts winning the race. Next, the team went to Minnesota for the Roy Griak Invitational. In this race, the team finished second out of 22 teams, which is an outstanding result based on the quality of the field.

Women’s Cross Country

The women have competed in the same two events as the men. In the Wolfpack Invitational, the women finished second out of ten teams. Freshman Laura Hoer won the race. Next, the team ran in the Roy Griak Invitational and finished 8th out of a quality field of 29 teams. As in the previous race, Laura Hoer won the race.


It appears that the first fall of the Debbie Yow era has started off with resounding success stories. Every single team looks as good or better from last year. Now, the next few weeks we will learn more as the conference season begins in earnest. The Wolfpack Unlimited train has left the station and there is no stopping it now.

About ruffles31

1996 NC State graduate who is still waiting on his first ACC conference championship in any of the four main revenue sports (football, men's basketball, women's basketball, and baseball) since enrolling. All I want is a ACC Champions t-shirt.

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13 Responses to Olympic Fall Sports Update

  1. wolfpackdawg 10/01/2010 at 7:57 AM #

    Good Lord..I’m LMAO at the old volleyball coach and her suckage.

  2. acc 10k 10/01/2010 at 8:59 AM #

    In her defense (and it is the only thing that could be said in her defense), the previous regime displayed at least as much suckage. There has been so much suck in volleyball it is hard to keep track, but I think she was around for about four years and won an ACC match. I think the ACC losing streak prior to that was longer than four years.

  3. wolfpackdawg 10/01/2010 at 9:01 AM #

    Perfect example of how poor the Athletic Department was. Unbelievable.

  4. WV Wolf 10/01/2010 at 9:26 AM #

    Thanks for the update, glad to see it looks like things are starting to turn around for us.

  5. Manu Ginobili 10/01/2010 at 10:14 AM #

    There is a Women’s Golf tournament named “Cougar Classic”? I know it’s probably the team name for some college in SC (and the team name from “Harrison University” in the early 2000’s classic movie “Old School”), but I wonder if our friend LF is behind this… He probably scheduled it earlier this year.

    PS: Men’s soccer sucks. I hope that’s the first sport to get a new coach by Ms. DY.

  6. ncsu1 10/01/2010 at 10:27 AM #

    Men’s Soccer, Highlights from NC State vs. VMI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJf3K42IWeE
    Full game: http://wolfbytes.blip.tv/file/4129690/

    Women’s Soccer, Full game vs. Texas:

  7. Classof89 10/01/2010 at 10:30 AM #

    My bets are on Tarantini as the first coach put out to pasture by the new regime. There are already some indications that a change is under way. If you look at a lot of the men’s soccer stuff put out by SID, the Assistant or Associate Head coach is quoted a whole lot more than Tarantini. Perhaps Tarantini is trying to hand off to his hand picked successor? Not so fast my friend. George doesn’t have nearly enough success over the last 10-12 years to claim that right, IMO…

  8. VaWolf82 10/01/2010 at 10:52 AM #

    Thanks for putting this together. I like the quick, birds-eye view of the entire dept. We probably need to do a better job of highlighting the non-revenue sports that are doing well.

  9. ryebread 10/01/2010 at 12:51 PM #

    Classof89: I think you’re right. Now that volleyball has been addressed, men’s soccer is the program underachieving the most. While I admittedly have no insider information, I think it’s NCAA’s or bust for Tarantini this year. Yow will be anxious to make her mark.

  10. hball57 10/01/2010 at 1:22 PM #

    Nice to know the previous regime hired the right women’s soccer and Volleyball (finally) coach.

    TO be fair to the previous Volleyball Coach, she seemed to be heading in the right direction two years ago, but it fell apart last year.

  11. Gowolves 10/01/2010 at 9:45 PM #

    Its good to see Sandy Roberts at NCSU. He is a fantastic runner. He is a even better young man. I worked with his dad for few years and I can tell you from working with him and meeting Sandy that the young man has a bright future in whatever he chooses.

  12. hball57 10/05/2010 at 9:33 AM #

    Volleyball splits with the Florida schools, by beating Miami 3-0 on Sunday. Makes me want to go to a VB match this year.

  13. wolfpackfan09 10/05/2010 at 11:38 AM #

    Volleyball matches are fun to go to this year, haha, coach bunn is rather fiery when it comes to calls ans whatnot

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