Mountaineer Update

from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director     
October 1, 2009

Mountaineer student-athletes again will largely be on the road over the coming week. Several of our teams will head to Marshall, TX during all or part of the weekend for big ASC contests. The soccer teams enjoyed particular success and several other Mountaineers had impressive individual performances. The next SU home contest will be one week from tomorrow, when the Schreiner Soccer teams hope to unveil their new bleachers for soccer fans. More on that next week.

Here's a quick recap from last week's activities and a schedule of the week ahead:

WOMEN'S SOCCER: went 1-0-1 last week. Notched a 0-0 tie at Texas Lutheran and throttled NAIA scholarship Huston-Tillotson, 8-0, on the road. Two of SU's most lopsided wins in the past six years have already come this year. In the two matches, SU held a 17-0 advantage in goals. As impressive as those results are, they probably pale compared to the TLU tie. Between 2004-08, the CLOSEST SU has come to TLU was 5-0 losses in both 2006 and 2007. As far as we know, this is the first time that Schreiner has ever tied TLU in a WS match. Unfortunately, as was the case with the Dallas Christian match (SU won 9-0), the home team did not keep stats so we don't have more information on who scored and who assisted in the match.

MEN'S SOCCER: went 1-1 last week. The Mountaineers broke a 0-0 tie late in regulation on sophomore Taylor Bontz's goal with five minutes remaining was the game winner over TLU in Seguin. Sophomore Matt Johnson picked up his second shutout win of the season. The win propels SU into 6th place in the ASC with a 2-1 record. First half goals by freshmen Kelan Robinson and Eric Poe gave the Mountaineers a 2-0 lead at halftime. In the second half, (NAIA scholarship) Huston-Tillotson roared back with three goals to escape with the win. Coach Hayes substituted freely throughout the match, giving all of his players a chance to show what they can do in the non-conference match.

WOMEN'S GOLF: SU finished 5th at the UT-Dallas Lady Comet Invitational at Canyon Creek CC in Richardson, TX. The Mountaineers played short-handed on the first day and was only able to manage a team score of 351. Schreiner was (almost) back to full strength on the second day, and their team score shrank to 334 but it wasn't enough to move higher in a field with four other highly-ranked teams. Sophomore Sarah Stillwell was 8th overall after shooting 84, 83. Freshman Ashley Hernandez, playing her best golf in her young career, shot 87, 84 to finish 15th. Senior Surraya Minhas shot a pair of 87's, while freshman Gabby Rosales shot 93, 82. Junior Liz Calderon was injured for the first round, but came back to shoot 85 on the second day.

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: finished 7th at the Texas D-III Championships in Seguin on Saturday. Once again, sophomore Dionel Alves again was SU's top finisher, in 30th place. The Maia brothers were 2nd (Ryan) and third (Michael) for the Mountaineers. Next to cross the line were sophomore Tom Pappas and freshmen David Machado and Jonathan Ferguson.

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: freshmen Amanda Mendoza and Kimbery Gotelli were SU's participants at the Texas D-3 Championships in Seguin. Mendoza posted her third straight strong performance, this time finishing 6th individually, and knocked more time off her school-best time in the process. Her time of 25:35 was 15 seconds better than her first race - at McMurry.

MEN'S TENNIS: played at the ITA West Regional Championships. No results have yet been reported.

The schedule for the week ahead:

Friday, Oct. 2nd:
WOMEN'S TENNIS at ITA West Regional (San Antonio, TX)
WOMEN'S SOCCER at East Texas Baptist * (Marshall, TX) at 1:00 pm
VOLLEYBALL at ASC Crossover - vs. Mississippi * (Marshall, TX) at 2:00 pm
MEN'S SOCCER at East Texas Baptist * (Marshall, TX) at 3:00 pm
VOLLEYBALL at ASC Crossover - vs. ETBU * (Marshall, TX) at 7:00 pm

Saturday, Oct. 3rd:
WOMEN'S TENNIS at ITA West Regional (San Antonio, TX)
W & M CROSS COUNTRY at TLU Invitational (Seguin, TX)
VOLLEYBALL at ASC Crossover - vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor * (Marshall, TX) at Noon
WOMEN'S SOCCER at LeTourneau* (Longview, TX) at 1:00 pm
MEN'S SOCCER at LeTourneau * (Longview, TX) at 3:00 pm

Monday, Oct. 5th:
MEN'S GOLF at UMHB Fall Invitational (Salado, TX) - All day

Tuesday, Oct. 6th:
MEN'S GOLF at UMHB Fall Invitational (Salado, TX) - All day
VOLLEYBALL at Texas Lutheran * (Seguin, TX) at 7:00 pm

* = ASC contests

Go Mountaineers!!!

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