UPIKE SPORTS ROUNDUP: UPIKE women’s bowling pre-season No. 1

The University of Pikeville women’s bowling team is once again favored to win the Mid-South Conference championship.

The pre-season coaches poll put the Bears at number one, followed by Cumberlands, Campbellsville and Martin Methodist.

UPIKE will open its season at the MSC Louisville Collegiate Classic at Kingpin Lanes in Louisville on Oct. 5.


The University of Pikeville golf team was dominated in claiming the KCU Fall Classic this past weekend.

The 25th-ranked Bears took the top spot with a 41-stroke win over eight other schools.

UPIKE’s Ellen Kehoe and Adriane Mason earned all-tournament honors by pacing the Bears with totals of 152 and 161, respectively.

The Bears are idle until hosting a tournament at StoneCrest Golf Course on Sept. 27-28 in Prestonsburg.


University of Pikeville soccer standout Eric Bernabeu scored a hat trick on Saturday as the Bears defeated host Toccoa Falls (Ga.), 4-2.

He scored three goals in span of 22 minutes, pushing the Bears up 3-1. It was his sixth career hat trick, most in school history.

UPIKE will be off until it plays against Salem International University in Salem (W.Va.) on Sept. 18.


University of Pikeville goalkeeper Erica Burkhardt recorded her first shutout this season as the Bears blanked Toccoa Falls (Ga.), 4-0, in a match played Saturday.

Skylar Chapman, Taylor Stamper, Emily Branham and Kylie Maynard each scored one goal apiece.

UPIKE, now winners of three straight, will travel to Warren Wilson College in Ashville, N.C., on Wednesday.


UPIKE at Thomas More University, volleyball, Sept. 11

UPIKE vs. Bluefield College, football, Sept. 14