Mountaineer Update
from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director
October 1, 2014

The men’s and women’s tennis team host their alumni/adult open tournament on Saturday morning.  This will be the only time to see the squads in action before the spring season.    The event starts at 10 am at the Cree Tennis Center on campus.

Here’s a quick look back at last week’s action:

MEN’S TENNIS -  Schreiner posted 14 match wins at the ITA Regionals this past weekend.  This is a dramatic improvement over last year, when the squad went without a win in the same event.  Freshman Dayton Hancock led the way but juniors Josh Ramirez and Teg Lozano, sophomore Daniel Mamani as well as freshmen Michael Holder, Coby Velez, Isaac Vasquez and Nick Pena all also found success in the big tournament.

VOLLEYBALL -  went 1-3 this weekend at the SCAC Cross Divisional in Shreveport, LA. Despite losing to three formidable teams, the story of the weekend was the win over host Centenary.  SU won in straight sets (3-0) with junior Alyssa Chapman and freshman Lauren McQueen each had 10 kills.   Senior Kelli Bolen recorded 29 assists and senior Kathryn Wallace came up with 10 digs.  McQueen added nine digs and sophomore Shannon Lawson had eight.

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY -  despite battling injuries that limited their practice opportunities, junior Kevin Perez and freshmen Ricky Canales competed well at the HSU Stampede Invitational.  Sophomore Connor Ver Schuur continues his rapid improvement and finished second for SU, only 20 seconds behind Perez.

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY -  senior Adriana Mercado was one of several Mountaineers dealing with illness this past week.  She and sophomore Alexis Nyquist were hit hard with a bug but ran solid races.   Junior Miranda Reagan had a particularly strong race for the Mountaineers and senior Victoria Ponse showed tremendous improvement, shaving nearly one minute off her split times as SU finished eighth.

WOMEN’S SOCCER -  lost 4-0 at #3 Trinity and lost 2-1 at Southwestern.  The SU women continue to show dramatic improvement over last year’s squad.  Against one of the nation’s best teams, the Mountaineers trailed only 1-0 at halftime in San Antonio.  At Southwestern, freshman Ruth Blackburn scored a game-tying goal but the Pirates scored the game winner with just over five minutes to play to break the tie.  Junior Kelcie Nesbitt earned an assist on Blackburn’s goal.

MEN’S SOCCER – lost 7-0 at #4 Trinity and lost 1-0 at Southwestern.  Trinity scored three early goals to take control of the match and that allowed head coach Paul Hayes to give all of his squad a chance for valuable experience against top-flight competition.    The Mountaineers played well on Sunday in Georgetown but couldn’t break through with a goal.

The schedule for the week ahead:

Friday, 10/3:
MEN’S SOCCER at Dallas * (Irving, TX) at 2:00 pm
WOMEN’S SOCCER at Dallas * (Irving, TX) at 4:00 pm

Saturday, 10/4:
M/W TENNIS in Schreiner Alumni/Adult Open (Cree Tennis Center) at 10:00 am

Sunday, 10/5:
MEN’S SOCCER at Austin * (Sherman, TX) at Noon
WOMEN’S SOCCER at Austin * (Sherman, TX) at 2:00 pm

Tuesday, 10/7:
VOLLEYBALL at Howard Payne (Brownwood, TX) at 6:00 pm

Wednesday, 10/8:
VOLLEYBALL at McMurry (Abilene, TX) at 5:00 pm

* = SCAC matches.  For more information on all Schreiner sports teams, please go to http://athletics.schreiner.eduGo Mountaineers!!!

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