Mountaineer Update
from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director
February 19, 2014

This weekend will be our busiest yet, with both basketball teams recognizing their seniors in their final (home) games on Saturday afternoon, baseball having five home games over three days, softball heading to Florida for a tournament and both tennis teams playing at home on Saturday afternoon.  Saturday will have five teams playing at home in a total of six games/contests so if you like watching your Mountaineers in action, this will be your day!

Of special importance are the basketball games.  Not only are these games the final on-campus performances by seniors AJ Myres, Tyler Guderyahn, Grant Clark, Bailey Harris and Chelsea Watters but both teams are currently tied for second place in the SCAC standings.   Combined, Schreiner Basketball is 18-8 in league play with one last chance to solidify a top seed in next week’s SCAC Championship Tournament.  Basketball start times are a little different, 2 pm (men) and 4 pm (women) on Saturday.

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

MEN’S BASKETBALL:  went 2-0 last weekend, beating both Southwestern (70-57) and top-ranked Trinity (62-61).   SU used a big second half performance to pull away from the Pirates and then rallied from a 12 point halftime deficit to edge the Tigers.  With the two wins, the Mountaineers are in a three-way tie for second place in the league standings heading into the final regular-season game on Saturday.   Myres came up big down the stretch against TU, scoring 10 of his game-high 19 during the run.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:  went 1-1 last weekend, losing to Southwestern and beating Trinity.  The Mountaineers had quite a reversal of fortune over a 26 hour span.  Against the Pirates, SU led by two points with five minutes before halftime, but was outscored 47-22 the rest of the game.  On Saturday, Schreiner was a very different team and turned another close game into a solid 77-68 win with composed play down the stretch.   Junior Lindsey Peterson scored 17 in the loss and sophomore Kelsie Jackson scored 25 points in the win.

WOMEN’S TENNIS:  went 3-1 last weekend, playing four matches in four cities over 36 hours.   Defeated LeTourneau (7-2), East Texas Baptist (9-0) and Centenary (9-0) and lost at UT-Tyler (8-1).  Sophomore Karyn Swink had a big day on Saturday.  She won both her singles matches, playing #1 against Centenary and had SU’s lone win at #3 singles against a very strong UTT program.   On Friday, the women were dominant.  Sophomore Leanna Haynes and freshman Camila Anguiano cruised in both singles and doubles action and fellow freshmen Kelsie Buczkowski and Alex Wheeler also had big days.

MEN’S GOLF:  the 23rd-ranked Mountaineers finished in second place out of nine schools at the Linda Lowery Invitational.  Junior Zach Oliver had his best collegiate tournament, shooting a career low 71 in the first round and battling a stomach virus in the second for a 76 to place second overall.  SU trailed only 17th-ranked (and tournament host) Concordia-TX and beat #10 UT-Tyler and #30 UMHB in the event.

WOMEN’S GOLF:   Schreiner finished second in the six team field at the Linda Lowery Invitational, trailing only #6-ranked UT-Tyler.  SU was led by freshman Kaycee Bankert who had her career-best finish of fourth and sophomore Amber Hernandez who finished fifth.  Both earned All-Tournament honors.  Bankert shot her collegiate best round of 81 and was tied with Hernandez at that score after the first round.  Sophomore Sierra Sanchez had the low round for the Mountaineers on the second day (83).

MEN’S TENNIS:  went 2-2 last weekend.  Lost at LeTourneau (7-2), beat ETBU (5-4), beat Centenary (6-3) and lost to #15-ranked UT-Tyler (9-0).  Sophomore Teg Lozano had the clinching win against East Texas Baptist.  With the match tied at 4-4, only Lozano’s match was still on the court.  He came up with a straight set win to give the Mountaineers their first victory.  SU came back the following morning and won again.   Sophomore Christian Casillas and Brice Conoly each earned two points.

The schedule for the week ahead:

Friday, 2/ 21:
BASEBALL (DH) vs. Lewis & Clark (Mountaineer Field) at Noon

Saturday, 2/22:
BASEBALL vs. Pacific (Mountaineer Field) at 9:00 am
BASEBALL vs. Lewis & Clark (Mountaineer Field) at Noon
SOFTBALL vs. Northwood (Claremont, FL) at Noon
M/W TENNIS vs. Howard Payne (Cree Tennis Complex) at 2:00 pm
MEN’S BASKETBALL vs. Texas Lutheran * (Edington Center) at 2:00 pm (SENIOR DAY)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL vs. Texas Lutheran * (Edington Center) at 4:00 pm (SENIOR DAY)

Sunday, 2/23:
SOFTBALL vs. Alma (Claremont, FL) at 10:00 am
SOFTBALL vs. Lyndon State (Claremont, FL) at Noon

Monday, 2/24:
SOFTBALL vs. Hanover (Claremont, FL) at 8:00 am
SOFTBALL vs. Lyndon State (Claremont, FL) at 10 am
BASEBALL vs. Pacific Lutheran (Mountaineer Field) at 11:00 am

*=SCAC contests

Go Mountaineers!!!

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