Mountaineer Update

from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director     
September 4, 2008

With the first weekend of sports events under our belts, we're heading right into the busy part of the fall semester. SU Cross Country, Tennis and Golf teams started their fall season practices and Baseball and Softball begin next week. The Volleyball team got off to a great start last weekend on campus with two wins and both Soccer teams had respectable outings vs. an NAIA scholarship program. Cross Country and Men's Tennis have their first competitive events this weekend. A lot is going on both on campus and off. Hope you can come out and watch the Schreiner Soccer teams this weekend at the Schreiner Soccer Field. More on the schedule coming up farther down the page but first I'll recap last weekend's action:

VOLLEYBALL (2-0): The "White Era" got off to a great start as new head coach Phillip White and his team won their initial two matches. Schreiner defeated NAIA scholarship program Our Lady of the Lake, 3-2, in Edington Gym on Sunday and came back later in the day to score a 3-0 win over University of Dallas. Senior Xandria White led a balanced offensive attack. She tied sophomore teammate Caitlyn Gayle with 9 kills each in the first match and then had a match-high 11 kills in the second match. The team travels to Minneapolis, MN this weekend to play in the Augsburg Invitational against three nationally recognized volleyball powers.

MEN'S SOCCER (0-1): The Mountaineers went into the second half of their opening match deadlocked at 0-0 at NAIA scholarship program OLLU. The Saints scored midway through the second half to break the tie and added a second goal on a penalty kick. Schreiner rallied with a goal by freshman Zach Williams (assist by freshman Taylor Bontz) in the closing moments but couldn't get the tying goal. SU plays its annual Alumni Game this Saturday.

WOMEN'S SOCCER (0-1): Another new coach, Wayne Hinkley, had his first match of his collegiate career this past weekend. He also played at OLLU and his team had to overcome a rash of injuries in the preseason which left the team with only 12 players suited up for the match. Senior Susan Burger started her first collegiate game in goal and had 15 saves in the match. When freshman Kathryn Adcock was injured in a collision early in the second half, SU was down to the limit of 11 players. Still, the Mountaineers played effectively, particularly on defense. OLLU, with 24 players, was able to wear down SU for a 2-0 win.

The Schedule for the Next Week:

Today, 9/4:
MEN'S SOCCER at UT-Permian Basin (Odessa, TX) at 2:00 pm

Friday, 9/5:
VOLLEYBALL at Augsburg Invitational (Minneapolis, MN)
      vs. Augsburg at 2:00 pm
      vs. Macalester (MN) at 6:00 pm

Saturday, 9/6:
MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY at Texas State Invitational (San Marcos, TX) at 8:00 am
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY at Texas A&M International Invitational (Laredo, TX) at 8:00 am
MEN'S TENNIS at Kerrville Adult Open (HEB Tennis Center) at 8:30 am
VOLLEYBALL at Augsburg Invitational (Minneapolis, MN)
      vs. #19 Wisconsin-Eau Claire at 9:00 am
      vs. TBD (dependent upon results) at 3:00 pm
MEN'S SOCCER vs. SU Alumni (Mountaineer Field) at 4:00 pm
WOMEN'S SOCCER vs. Texas A&M International (Mountaineer Field) at 6:00 pm

Sunday, 9/7:
MEN'S TENNIS at Kerrville Adult Open (HEB Tennis Center) at 8:30 am

Tuesday, 9/9:
VOLLEYBALL at Sul Ross State * (Alpine, TX) at 6:00 pm

Wedneday, 9/10:
WOMEN'S SOCCER vs. Huston Tillotson (Mountaineer Field) at 4:00 pm
MEN'S SOCCER vs. Huston Tillotson (Mountaineer Field) at 6:00 pm

Come out and support your MOUNTAINEERS this weekend.  Go SU!!!

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