Mountaineer Update

from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director     
October 8, 2008

The Men's and Women's Soccer teams are the only ones in action this weekend and they both are on the road. For those of you who have come out in the past couple of weeks to support the SU Volleyball and Soccer teams, Thank You! Your support is very important to our student-athletes who are working so hard both on the fields and in the classroom. It is definitely appreciated.

Here's a look back at recent events on our sports teams:

MEN'S SOCCER - tied both matches they played last weekend. Tied ETBU, 1-1, and tied LeTourneau, 0-0. The Schreiner defense was on full display last weekend only allowing one goal in two matches, including four overtime periods, in just a little over 24 hours. Freshman goalkeeper Matt Johnson played well in both matches, particularly in the LeTourneau match, and defenders Jeremy Reinhard and Lee Bosterman came up big as well. Bosterman was replacing Brad Baker who suffered a concussion in the ETBU match but filled in admirably.

VOLLEYBALL - went 2-1 at ASC Crossover Tournament and lost to undefeated TLU, 3-0. At the ASC Crossover Tournament, SU lost to ASC East Division leader ETBU, 3-2, after rallying from an 0-2 deficit. The Mountaineers then rolled over Mississippi (3-1) and LeTourneau (3-0). SU is in 4th place in the ASC West, 1/2-game behind McMurry which it has already beaten this fall. Junior Tiffany Miller was named ASC Player of the Week from the ASC Crossover Tournament after recording 35 kills in three matches, including 18 vs. ETBU. She and teammate Caitlin Gayle are 1-2 in the ASC in attack percentage.

WOMEN'S SOCCER - the injury depleted SU women's team lost a pair of matches by 4-0 counts last weeked to ETBU and LeTourneau. The squad is down to the allowable 11 players and has no subs as 6 players were dressed in street clothes for the LeTourneau match. Despite the situation, it was Schreiner who controlled the match early on Saturday and had three excellent chances to get an early lead. Unfortunately, the team couldn't convert and LeTourneau was able to break through minutes later for a lead it would not relinquish.

WOMEN'S GOLF - Schreiner Women's Golf had it's best performance in its young history on Monday and Tuesday, finishing 8th out of 19 teams at the UMHB Invitational. Most of the teams ahead of Schreiner were scholarship programs either in NCAA Division II, NAIA or junior colleges. All eight ASC schools who have women's golf teams were in the field and Schreiner beat them all - including tournament host UMHB - and the past two ASC women's golf champions (McMurry and TLU). Freshman Sarah Stillwell finished 13th among 100 players in her first collegiate tournament. Junior Surraya Minhas had a solid first day and finished 39th.

MEN'S GOLF - The Mountaineers were right in the middle of the hunt after a solid first day score of 308 but struggled badly on the second day and faded to 16th at the UMHB Invitational. Although SU was in 13th place after day 1, they were only a handful of shots out of a top three placement in a tournament that was very strong with teams from NCAA-II, NAIA and NJCAA - with one round to go. SU was led by sophomore Jay Chapman who finished in 46th place. Junior Kyle Grona shot 74 to lead SU's first day scoring.

The schedule for the week ahead:

Thursday, October 9th:
WOMEN'S SOCCER vs. Concordia-Texas * (at Town and Country Complex #20) at 1:00 pm
MEN'S SOCCER vs. Concordia-Texas * (at T&C Complex, #20) at 3:00 pm

Saturday, October 11th:
WOMEN'S SOCCER at UT-Tyler * (Tyler, TX) at 2:00 pm
MEN'S SOCCER at UT-Tyler * (Tyler, TX) at 4:00 pm

Wednesday, October 15th:
VOLLEYBALL at Concordia-Texas * (Austin, TX) at 7:00 pm

Go Mountaineers!!!

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