Mountaineer Update

from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director     
October 6, 2011

This will be a busy weekend for SU teams but a quiet weekend on campus as all of our teams compete on the road heading into Fall Break. American Southwest Conference season is in full swing so every match and event is important. One note: For only the second week ever, both Schreiner Golf teams are in the national rankings at the same time.

Here is a quick look back at last week's action:

MEN'S GOLF: Schreiner is now ranked #23 in the nation based on a third place finish (among five nationally-ranked teams and 14 teams overall) at the Al Jones Memorial in Tyler. Freshman Cheyne Kendall became only the second men's golfer to win a tournament title when he shot a freshman record 70-71 (-1) to win the title by two shots in his first collegiate event. The only two teams to beat SU were #1-ranked UT-Tyler and #8-ranked Emory University. Sophomore Marcus Vargas shot 76-78 and junior Andy Bell shot 75-80. The Mountaineers finished second among the nine ASC teams in the field.

WOMEN'S GOLF: 26th-ranked Schreiner finished third at the Al Jones Memorial. After the first round, SU was only four shots behind Texarkana Community College and one behind 11th-ranked UT-Tyler. Schreiner shot rounds of 338-341. Senior Sarah Stillwell continued her strong start to the season with another top finish. She shot 79-78 to finish second overall but just one shot. Junior Gabby Rosales also earned All-Tournament and shot 83-81.

MEN'S SOCCER: Schreiner lost a pair of tough matches to upper-division teams at home, 2-0, to UT-Tyler and 2-1 in overtime to Concordia. Statistically, the match with UT-Tyler was a virtual tie but the Patriots were able to convert their scoring chances where SU didn't. Against Concordia, the visitors broke a scoreless halftime tie early in the second period but senior Taylor Bontz answered back just a couple of minutes later. CTX got the winning goal late in the first overtime.

VOLLEYBALL: went 1-4 over the last week. SU was 1-3 against the best of the ASC East this weekend at the first ASC Crossover. Still, Schreiner played some of its best volleyball against stout competition. SU lost to UT-Tyler, 3-1, then easily beat LeTourneau, 3-0, before losing to both UMHB and UT-Dallas by the same 3-1 scores. Even in losing, SU was highly competitive. On Tuesday, the Mountaineers dropped a tough 3-0 road match at Texas Lutheran but the scores couldn't have been closer, 26-24, 26-24, 25-22. Schreiner had set points in each of the first two games and a late lead in the third but just couldn't close out the more experienced Bulldogs.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: lost 3-0 to both UT-Tyler and to Concordia, two of the ASC's top teams. In the UTT match, Schreiner was tied with the highly rated Patriots 0-0 at halftime, but four injuries to starters took their toll in the match. The team was already injury-depleted but the latest round was still a setback. Still, SU showed tremendous heart all weekend and staying tough against some of the ASC's best competition.

MEN'S TENNIS: had a better showing in their second match of the fall at the ITA Regionals. Junior Matt Salazar had the most success, winning three matches over the weekend. Freshmen Austin Carrola and Michael Wallace each split their matches.

The schedule for the week ahead:

Thursday, 10/6:
WOMEN'S SOCCER at Ozarks * (Clarksville, AR) at 1:00 pm
MEN'S SOCCER at Ozarks * (Clarksville, AR) at 3:00 pm

Friday, 10/7:
M/W TENNIS at Doc Scogman Invitational (Seguin, TX)
VOLLEYBALL vs. Centenary (Marshall, TX) at 2:30 pm

Saturday, 10/8:
W/M CROSS COUNTRY at Incarnate Word Invitational (San Antonio, TX)
VOLLEYBALL vs. East Texas Baptist * (Marshall, TX) at 12:30 pm
WOMEN'S SOCCER at UT-Dallas * (Richardson, TX) at 1:00 pm
VOLLEYBALL vs. Mississippi * (Marshall, TX) at 2:30 pm
MEN'S SOCCER at UT-Dallas * (Richardson, TX) at 3:00 pm

Have a safe fall break.
Go Mountaineers!!!

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