Mountaineer Update

from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director     
October 26, 2009

It's the final week of the regular season and Schreiner teams have a lot riding on some big contests this week. Both the Men's Soccer and Volleyball teams are playing for a spot in the ASC postseason tournament. While the soccer teams are on the road for their final weekend, VB plays two huge matches in Edington Gym this week. The first is Wednesday night at 6:30 pm against McMurry. Currently McMurry has a one game lead over Schreiner for the third and final ASC playoff spot. If you have the time, please don your maroon and come out and support the team this Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon. The cross country programs will also finish their regular season by sending individuals to race in the ASC Championships in Mississippi on Saturday.

Here's a quick look back at the contests from last weekend.

MEN'S SOCCER: went 2-0 with wins over Mississippi College, 2-1, and Louisiana College, 4-0. The Mountaineers racked up their first weekend sweep in nearly two years with the wins. While both wins were important, the victory over MC was particularly so as the two teams were tied going into the match. Sophomore Taylor Bontz scored the first goal off an Choctaw goal kick to give SU the early advantage. Mississippi bounced back to tie the match just before halftime, but Bontz broke the tie with a nice assist from sophomore Philip Anderson. On Saturday, it was all SU after junior Jeremy Leoni got the Mountaineers on the board late in the first half. Juniors Kenny Benson and Derek Brosky added goals along with Anderson in the second half for the comfortable win. Freshman Tim Martinez earned the shutout.

VOLLEYBALL: went 1-1 last week. Lost a heartbreaker to TLU, 3-2, in Edington but soundly defeated Howard Payne, 3-0, on the road. ASC Player of the Week (and senior) Tiffany Miller led SU in both matches but it wasn't enough in the five set loss to the Bulldogs. Miller ended with 21 kills in that match. She had 11 kills in three games vs. HPU but the result was much different. SU dominated with 9 team blocks, had 43 digs and a stellar .266 team attack percentage. Freshman Denise Pichot had 13 assists and junior Misty Fletcher led with 13 digs. Miller led Schreiner with an attack percentage of .407. Saturday's match will be the final regular season contest for Miller and fellow seniors Brittany Alvillar and Kaycee Westberry.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: went 0-1-1 last week, losing a tough match to Mississippi, 2-1, and tying Louisiana, 0-0. The Mountaineers' 2009 season was represented in the two matches. Against one of the better ASC teams (Mississippi), Schreiner put in a galant effort. After falling behind, 1-0, freshman Amanda Moon recorded a second-half goal to tie the score and force overtime. Mississippi broke SU's stingy defense to escape with the win, but the Mountaineers again showed that this is indeed a much different team than in the past. Against LC, Schreiner totally dominated the match, outshooting them 33-4, but just couldn't get a goal. Freshman Genevieve Monroe recorded her fourth shutout of the year as SU has now given up just 22 goals all season long with two matches remaining.

The schedule for the week ahead:

Tuesday, Oct. 27th:
MEN'S SOCCER at Trinity (San Antonio, TX) at 7:30 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 28th:
VOLLEYBALL vs. McMurry * (Edington Gym) at 6:30 pm

Friday, Oct. 30th:
WOMEN'S SOCCER at Hardin-Simmons * (Abilene, TX) at 1:00 pm
MEN'S SOCCER at Hardin-Simmons * (Abilene, TX) at 3:00 pm

Saturday, Oct. 31st:
W & M CROSS COUNTRY at ASC Championships (Clinton, MS)
WOMEN'S SOCCER at McMurry * (Abilene, TX) at 1:00 pm
VOLLEYBALL vs. Hardin-Simmons * (Edington Gym) at 3:00 pm - SENIOR DAY
MEN'S SOCCER at McMurry * (Abilene, TX) at 3:00 pm

Go Mountaineers - to the playoffs!

* = ASC contests

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