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Mountaineer Update
from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director
September 20, 2013

Today is a big day for Schreiner Athletics.  At 6:00 pm tonight (approximately), Schreiner will host its first on campus competition as a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.  The first event is a volleyball match against Texas Lutheran (who also is a new member of the SCAC).  This weekend, Schreiner, TLU, Trinity and Southwestern will have a round robin divisional tournament in Edington Center.  The Mountaineers will play Trinity (12:30 pm match time) and Southwestern (5:00 pm match time) on Saturday.   The complete schedule is at this website:  http://athletics.schreiner.edu/volleyball/2013/results/scacdivisional.aspx.  On the news front, #16-ranked Schreiner Women’s Golf begins its fall season on Monday and Tuesday in Temple at the UMHB Lady Cru Fall Invitational.

Here’s a quick recap of last week’s events:

VOLLEYBALL – went 3-1.  Beat Sul Ross State, 3-0, in the team’s home opener.  Lost to UT-Dallas, 3-0 and beat Concordia-TX, 3-1 last Saturday in Seguin and beat Howard Payne, 3-0, on the road on Tuesday.  Junior Callie Du Perier averaged 10 kills and senior Veronica Castillo averaged 9 over the week.  Senior Jaemi Groves averaged 30 assists and senior Jamie Burns averaged 12 digs.  Sophomore Alyssa Chapman contributed 7 kills each match.

WOMEN’S TENNIS – played as individuals at the Midwestern State Invitational.  Although the field was made up of scholarship teams, except for SU, several Mountaineers still found success.  Freshman Kelsey Buczkowski had a big win against Dallas Baptist and almost won her second match against a player from Collin County CC.  Freshman Brittany Garza defeated a player from CCCC in her second round.  Sophomore Karyn Swink nearly beat her foe from NCAA Division II McMurry, losing in three sets.   Freshman Alex Wheeler lost 6-7, 6-7 to a player from North Central Texas College.  Swink and Buczkowksi won their opening match easily, against a pair from Collin County, 8-2.

MEN’S TENNIS – also played individually at the Midwestern State Invitational.   Leading the way were sophomores Austin Carrola and Stephen Rogers.  Although they came up just short in their opening match,  they played well against a team from Southern Baptist.  Sophomore Marco Hinojosa had strong showings in tough losses in both of his first two matches, one against a player from Midwestern State and the second match against a player from Cameron University.

MEN’S SOCCER – lost 0-1 at TLU in the SCAC opener and lost 0-4 at Houston-Victoria in non-conference action.  The TLU match saw several starters return from injury.  The two teams were locked in a scoreless tie until the final five minutes with the Bulldogs scored the game winner.   Freshman Blake Lawson had five saves in the match and junior Justin Edwards had two shots to pace SU.

WOMEN’S SOCCER – lost 0-4 at TLU and 0-4 at UHV.   The young Mountaineers have played a very challenging early season schedule, predominantly against scholarship programs.   Against TLU, senior Lizeth De La Torre had 12 saves in goal and played all 90 minutes.  Sophomore Bria Howard had two shots in the match.  Against UHV, junior Paige Horner played the second half and recorded three saves.  Sophomore Kelcie Nesbitt had two shots in the match.

Here’s the schedule for a busy week ahead for Mountaineer teams:

Friday, 9/20:
WOMEN’S TENNIS at ITA Regional Tournament (Tyler, TX) All Day
WOMEN’S SOCCER at Southwestern (Georgetown, TX) at 6:00 pm (weather permitting – subject to change)
VOLLEYBALL vs. Texas Lutheran (Edington Center) at 6:00 pm
WOMEN’S/MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY at UTSA Invitational (San Antonio, TX) at 6:30 pm
MEN’S SOCCER at Southwestern (Georgetown, TX) at 8:00 pm (weather permitting – subject to change)

Saturday, 9/21:
WOMEN’S TENNIS at ITA Regional Tournament (Tyler, TX) All Day
VOLLEYBALL vs. Trinity (Edington Center) at 12:30 pm
VOLLEYBALL vs. Southwestern (Edington Center) at 5:00 pm

Sunday, 9/22:
WOMEN’S SOCCER at Trinity (San Antonio, TX) at 6:00 pm
MEN’S SOCCER at Trinity (San Antonio, TX) at 8:00 pm

Monday, 9/23:
WOMEN’S GOLF at UMHB Lady Cru Fall Invitational (Temple, TX) at 8:00 am

Tuesday, 9/24:
WOMEN’S GOLF at UMHB Lady Cru Fall Invitational (Temple, TX) at 8:00 am

Go Mountaineers!!!

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