Mountaineer Update

from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director     
September 30, 2010

Where last week's schedule consisted of many on campus contests, this weekend will see Schreiner's teams on the road. There were several positive stories from last weekend and hopefully many more after the conclusion of this weekend's play. Congratulations to SU Volleyball freshmen Brittney Church who was named ASC West Division Defensive Player of the Week. This is from the announcement on the ASC website:

Schreiner freshman middle blocker Brittney Church (Corpus Christi, TX / Carroll HS) totaled eight blocks – seven solo – and had eight digs over two conference games. Crouch had five solo blocks to propel the Mountaineers past Hardin-Simmons for their first conference loss of the season. She added eight kills, two service aces and one assist on the week.

Here's an update on last week's happenings and a schedule of the upcoming events:

MEN'S SOCCER: went 2-0 last week in a pair of ASC contests. Beat LeTourneau 2-1 in overtime and beat East Texas Baptist, 1-0. The Mountaineers (2-1 in ASC) got right back into the race with the weekend sweep. Junior Philip Anderson got SU on top in the second half only to see LETU answer 15 minutes later. Junior Sam Grant picked a great time to score his first collegiate goal as his score in overtime gave SU a key win. Against ETBU, Anderson again got Schreiner's first goal. The difference was that was the match's only goal as junior Matt Johnson picked up his 2nd win in 26 hours and first shutout of the season. The Mountaineers take on perennial heavyweights this week when they travel to UT-Tyler before playing at Concordia-Texas.

WOMEN'S GOLF: finished 2nd out of 10 schools at the UMHB Lady Cru Fall Invitational in Temple. This was the first tournament since the team played in the NCAA Championships in May, and the first day showed the team was very rusty. SU was in 7th place after a difficult 355 in the opening round. Junior Sarah Stillwell was the only Mountaineer player to post a "normal" score. Round 2 showed the team's potential as SU shot the tournament low round of 327 and broke the school record - while moving all the way to runner up. Stillwell again was tops among Schreiner players, and finished 3rd overall after an 82-80 showing. Sophomore Gabby Rosales shot 81 in the second round while senior Liz Calderon and sophomore Katlynd Imbody shot 83's. Freshman Lucy Rivera shot 86 as all five players posted scores below the second best opening day score for SU. Schreiner was first among NCAA Division III schools and was 3-1-1 against junior colleges, NCAA Division II and NAIA scholarship schools.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: went 1-1 last week. The Mountaineers continued their strong 2010 start with a 2-1 win over LeTourneau, but saw their 3-match ASC win streak snapped in a 2-0 loss to ETBU. 2-1 seems to be SU's magic number(s), as the team has won all four match wins this year by the same score. Unlike the other matches though, SU didn't come from behind to do it. Freshman Lizeth De La Torre got Schreiner on top. After the Lady Jackets tied the score, sophomore Lacey Warner got the eventual game winner with under 10 minutes remaining. SU is 2-1 in ASC play so far this year.

VOLLEYBALL: went 1-2 last week. Beat Hardin-Simmons, 3-2, lost to McMurry, 3-1, and lost at Concordia-Texas, 3-0. In possibly the biggest win of coach Phillip White's brief tenure, Schreiner rallied from two sets down to beat the defending ASC champions and preseason favorites, Hardin-Simmons, at Edington Gym last Friday night. The team wasn't as successfull against McMurry barely 17 hours later and had an off match at CTX.

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: finished 9th at the Texas D-III Championships in Seguin. Junior Dionel Alves finished 31st and was Schreiner's top runner. Junior Tom Pappas was second among SU runners. The Mountaineers were not at full strength as junior Ryan Maia was not available. With Maia involved and brother Michael slowly recovering from surgery, the Mountaineers likely would have finished several spots higher which is possible good news as Schreiner prepares for the ASC championships.

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Senior Liz Calderon and junior Kathryn Adcock both had strong finishes as Schreiner ended up 11th. Calderon was 52nd and Adcock was 54th but is still fighting off a nagging injury.

This week's schedule:

Thursday, 9/30
WOMEN'S SOCCER vs. UT-Tyler * (Tyler, TX) at 6:00 pm
MEN'S SOCCER vs. UT-Tyler * (Tyler, TX) at 8:00 pm

Friday, 10/1
M & W TENNIS at ITA Regionals (San Antonio, TX) All Day
VOLLEYBALL vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor * (Clinton, MS) at 2:00 pm

Saturday, 10/2
M & W TENNIS at ITA Regionals (San Antonio, TX) All day
M & W CROSS COUNTRY at Incarnate Word Invitational (San Antonio, TX) 8 am
VOLLEYBALL vs. Mississippi * (Clinton, MS) at 10:00 am
VOLLEYBALL vs. UT-Tyler * (Clinton, MS) at 12:30 pm
WOMEN'S SOCCER vs. Concordia-Texas * (Austin, TX) at 2:00 pm
MEN'S SOCCER vs. Concordia-Texas* (Austin, TX) at 4:00 pm

Sunday, 10/3
M & W TENNIS at ITA Regionals (San Antonio, TX) All day

Monday, 10/4
M & W GOLF at UT-Tyler Fall Invitational (Tyler, TX) at 8:00 am

Tuesday, 10/5
M & W GOLF at UT-Tyler Fall Invitational (Tyler, TX) at 8:00 am
VOLLEYBALL vs. Howard Payne * (Edington Center) at 7:00 pm

* = ASC contests

Go Mountaineers!!!

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