September 12, 2011

Sophomore Joe Rollins matched a 41-year-old program record with 311 rushing yards to lead McDaniel to a 35-14 win over Moravian in the Centennial Conference (CC) football opener for both teams Sept. 10, while cross country and field hockey scored victories at home and in Virginia.

Rollins, named for the second straight week a Centennial Conference Player of the Week, was a large part of an offense that put up 436 total yards. He added 20 yards on a kickoff return for the Green Terror (1-1, 1-0 CC) to give him 331 all-purpose yards. Through two games this season, he is now averaging 311.5 all-purpose yards per game.

The tailback, making his second career start, ripped off runs of 41, 63 and 72 yards as part of the biggest running day by a Green Terror since 1970. He became just the second runner in program history and eighth in CC history to eclipse 300 yards.

In field hockey, the Green Terror (3-0) capped a two-game weekend trip to Virginia with a four-goal outburst, giving the squad seven on the weekend and the first 3-0 start since 2004 when McDaniel started 4-0.

In cross country, Emily Peoples recorded a pair of fourth-place finishes Sept. 10 to lead McDaniel to an overall first-place finish at the 2011 Green Terror Challenge in women's cross country action.

As a team, the current Green Terror team and its alums took five of the first eight places in the 5,000-meter race, which McDaniel won with 34 points. When added to its second-place 48 points in the 3,000-meter race, the Green Terror came out on top of the six teams that scored in both events with 82 points.

Jake Zamostny finished third in the 5,000-meter race and seventh in the 3,000-meter race Sept. 10 to lead McDaniel to a third-place finish at the 2011 Green Terror Challenge in men's cross country action. As a team, the Green Terror combined its efforts from the two races to score 120 points and finish third among the seven teams that scored in both events.

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