Mountaineer Update

from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director     
October 8, 2009

It seems like our teams have been away from the friendly confines of our courts and fields for a while and that has been the case the past two weeks. Fortunately for our soccer teams, they return home (to a field with brand new bleachers) this Friday and Saturday for important ASC matches. We hope you can come out to support your Mountaineers. It is fall break, so we wish everyone safe travels over the next handful of days. Here's a quick recap of the action from the past week.

MEN'S SOCCER: went 0-0-2 last week. The Mountaineers managed a pair of ties at East Texas Baptist and LeTourneau. Despite outshooting ETBU 20-12, SU could only gain a 0-0 tie. Sophomore goalkeeper Matt Johnson recorded the shutout with three saves. At LeTourneau, SU again dominated the action and had nearly double the shots (31-17). Junior Jeremy Leoni got SU on top just six minutes in on a feed from sophomore Philip Anderson, but LeTU tied the match just before halftime. There were no scores in the second half or either overtime periods. Schreiner has already played in four matches that have gone to double OT. SU remains in fifth place (out of 14 schools) in the ASC standings.

VOLLEYBALL: went 2-2 last week. Schreiner won two of three matches at the first ASC Crossover and lost at ASC West leader TLU. At the ASC Crossover, SU beat Mississippi, 3-0; lost to East Texas Baptist, 0-3 and beat UMHB, 3-2. The Mountaineers lost at TLU, 0-3 and remain in third place in the ASC West division. Senior Tiffany Miller leads the team in kills while senior Brittany Alvillar leads in digs and sophomore Audra Burnap leads in assists.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: went 0-1-1 last week. SU lost at ETBU, 0-3, but tied LeTourneau 1-1 on freshman Amanda Moon's goal in the final minute of play. The team has been decimated by the flu but hopefully is on the mend as the team prepares for two home matches this week. Schreiner has given up only 13 goals through 9 matches this year. Over the past five years, the best the team has ever done in goals allowed in a season is 52 with an average of 71 per year given up. At this pace, SU would give up 26 goals in 2009.

MEN'S GOLF: finished 11th out of 17 teams at the UMHB Invitational after shooting 312-307. Junior Jay Chapman shot a personal-best pair of 72's to claim 4th place individually. Of the 10 teams to finish better than SU at the very strong tournament, all but one of the teams was either, NCAA Division II (scholarship), junior college (scholarship), NAIA (scholarship) or ranked in the NCAA D-III top 17 in the nation. Schreiner moved up 60 spots in the collegiate golf rankings by beating four of the 7 ASC teams in the field. Freshman Andy Bell and senior Kyle Grona tied for 51st in the field after shooting 157 over the two days.

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Schreiner continues to get over injuries and illness and had three runners compete at the TLU Invitational last weekend. Freshman Amanda Mendoza knocked nearly one minute off her then SU best 6k time and ran the race in 24:50 to claim 6th place overall. Freshmen Kimberly Gotelli and Kathrine McDaniel also competed and both are back from illnesses recently.

WOMEN'S TENNIS: competed at the ITA Regionals. No information was reported.

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: their race at the TLU Invitational had to be canceled due to heavy storms that hit just after the completion of the women's event.

The schedule for the week ahead:

Friday, 10/9:
WOMEN'S SOCCER vs. Concordia-Texas * (HOME) at 1:00 pm
MEN'S SOCCER vs. Concordia-Texas * (HOME) at 3:00 pm
VOLLEYBALL at Sul Ross State * (Alpine, TX) at 6:00 pm

Saturday, 10/10:
WOMEN'S & MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY at Incarnate Word Invitational (San Antonio, TX)
WOMEN'S SOCCER vs. UT-Tyler * (HOME) at 1:00 pm
MEN'S SOCCER vs. UT-Tyler * (HOME) at 3:00 pm

Tuesday, 10/13:
VOLLEYBALL at Concordia-Texas * (Austin, TX) at 7:00 pm

* = ASC contests

Go Mountaineers!!!

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