Mountaineer Update

from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director     
September 14, 2011

While our other four falls sports (and Men's Tennis) are on the road over the next few days, Schreiner Volleyball returns home Thursday night to host Howard Payne in an ASC matchup. Schreiner is 0-1 in ASC play with a chance to even their conference record. Match time is 7:00 pm so please grab your maroon and white and come out and cheer for our Mountaineers tomorrow.

Here's a quick recap of last week's action and a schedule for the week ahead:

MEN'S SOCCER: won their ASC opener at TLU, 3-2. Twice Schreiner rallied from one-goal deficits to get the important win. Senior Philip Anderson scored midway through the second half to tie the match, 1-1. After TLU again took a lead, their defense scored an own-goal to make it two-each. Senior Taylor Bontz' pass with just under four minutes left found senior Tanner Overstake who buried the game winner in the net.

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: freshman Adriana Mercado has had very strong back-to-back performances to start her collegiate career. In her first meet, she ran a 6,000 meter race and this past weekend, it was a 5k. In each instance, it was the best performance by a Schreiner WCC member in two years. Despite the tough competition, she fared well and finished well up the final standings. The team is still looking for interested runners for upcoming meets.

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: a pair of freshmen led the way in back-to-back races. Alex Guzman and Logan Eckhardt have finished 1-2 in each of SU's two races and are showing strong signs of being strong contributors for the future of the program. Senior Tom Pappas is rounding into form as he is still recovering from a recent Ironman Triathlon. Freshman Sam Porter is also a major contributor to the team, which is also looking for interested runners.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: lost a tough match at TLU, 1-0. Schreiner is still feeling the effects of a depleted roster and numerous injuries. The defensive back line in particular has players playing out of position. The Mountaineers must stay positive and look forward to getting some of their injured players back.

VOLLEYBALL: lost four non-conference matches in Massachusetts this weekend. Facing some of the top teams in the nation, Schreiner still had many reasons for optimism on this extremely young squad. Freshman Alexandra Wilkins was named All-Tournament and junior Molly Deering, sophomore Caitlin Jandt and freshman Kelli Bolen also were singled out for their play.

The schedule for the week ahead:

Thursday, Sept. 15th:
VOLLEYBALL vs. Howard Payne * (Edington Center) at 7:00 pm
MEN'S TENNIS at ASC Individual Championships (Abilene, TX)

Friday, Sept. 16th:
MEN'S TENNIS at ASC Individual Championships (Abilene, TX)
WOMEN'S SOCCER at Centenary * (Shreveport, LA) at 2:00 pm
MEN'S SOCCER at Centenary * (Shreveport, LA) at 4:00 pm
M/W CROSS COUNTRY at UTSA/Ricardo Romo Invit'l (Fiesta, TX)

Saturday, Sept. 17th:
MEN'S TENNIS at ASC Individual Championships (Abilene, TX)

Tuesday, Sept. 20th:
VOLLEYBALL vs. Concordia-TX * (Edington Center) at 7:00 pm

Go Mountaineers!!!

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