Mountaineer Update

from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director     
February 20, 2007

Our winter sports teams ended their season this past weekend and just about all of our spring sports teams are now in action. The two golf teams have their first tournament next week in Temple and Salado. Here's a look back at the end of the basketball seasons and a quick recap on last weekend's spring sports action.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: went 1-1 last week. Lost at #3 Howard Payne and beat Sul Ross State, 77-75, in Alpine. In the win at SRS, Schreiner erased a nine-point lead with 0:52 remaining in the game and won on a basket by Kerrie Carter in the final seconds. The Mountaineers ended the season in 6th place in the ASC West Division. Sophomore Monica Enriquez ended the season ranked among the ASC's best in several categories including scoring (11th), assists (5th), free throw percentage (5th), steals (6th) and made three pointers/game (7th). Freshman Courtney Davis was second on the team in scoring while sophomore Kerrie Carter led the team in rebounding and was fourth in scoring. Senior Liberty Liesmann finished her career in style and had a strong final month of the season which included her career high scoring night of 19 points vs. #16-ranked Hardin-Simmons.

MEN'S BASKETBALL: went 0-2 last week. Lost at Howard Payne, 97-99, and at Sul Ross State, 65-67. The Mountaineers ended the season with two tough last second losses and ended the year in 7th place in the ASC West. Individual achievements, particularly with SU's two seniors, abound. Kevin Deans had a huge year and finished among the ASC's best in scoring (9th), rebounding (5th), field goal percentage (6th), offensive rebounds (4th), defensive rebounds (7th) and minutes played (10th). Fellow senior Jonathan Young was as impressive, placing among the ASC leaders in both assists (3rd), steals (4th), scoring (15th) and assist/turnover ratio (6th) and was third on the team in scoring. Freshman Richard Moore made a major splash in his first year, finishing second on the team in scoring and finishing as the ASC's top scoring freshman (13th overall).

BASEBALL: went 2-0 last week. The red-hot Mountaineers improved to 7-1 on the year after sweeping Austin College by scores of 9-7 and 7-1. One of the big stories of the year continues to be the SU pitching. Sophomore Chris Armijo (2-0) gave up two earned runs in seven innings while junior Kevin Jones pitched out of a jam in the eighth and set the side down in order in the ninth in game #1 to get his first save. In the second game, freshman Colton Hermes (2-0) pitched seven innings without giving up an earned run as the Mountaineers cruised to the win. Senior Jeremiah Kester had another strong weekend, going 7-for-8 for the weekend. Thomas Cable had two key hits, including a two-run home run in Saturday's win.

MEN'S TENNIS: went 2-1 last weekend at ASC Crossover. The Mountaineers beat Howard Payne, 5-4, and then beat LeTourneau by the same score before falling to tournament host, McMurry, 3-6. It was a team effort as just about every SU starter had two singles wins in the three matches.

WOMEN'S TENNIS: went 0-3 last weekend at ASC Crossover. Lost to Howard Payne 2-7, LeTourneau, 1-8, and to host McMurry 0-9. #2 singles player Patty Santiago was injured in the first match which left Schreiner shorthanded the rest of the weekend.

SOFTBALL: went 0-2 at Trinity last weekend. Junior Megan Eichman had two of SU's five hits.

The schedule for the next week:

Friday, February 23rd:
MEN'S/WOMEN'S TENNIS vs. St. Mary's (Mountaineer Courts) at 2:00 pm
SOFTBALL at LeTourneau Tournament (Longview,TX) - games and times TBA

Saturday, February 24th:
BASEBALL vs. Dallas (Mountaineer Field) at Noon - doubleheader
SOFTBALL at LeTourneau Tournament (Longview,TX) - games and times TBA

Sunday, February 25th:
BASEBALL vs. Texas A&M International (Mountaineer Field) at 1:00 pm - doubleheader

Monday, February 26th:
MEN'S GOLF at UMHB Spring Invitational (Temple, TX) at 8:00 am
WOMEN'S GOLF at UMHB Spring Invitational (Salado, TX) at 8:00 am

Tuesday, February 27th:
MEN'S GOLF at UMHB Spring Invitational (Temple, TX) at 8:00 am
WOMEN'S GOLF at UMHB Spring Invitational (Salado, TX) at 8:00 am

Come out and support the Mountaineers this weekend. GO MOUNTAINEERS!!! 

Home contests in bold *= ASC contests

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