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from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director
April 22, 2015

Congratulations to Schreiner Women’s and Men’s Golf for each winning the 2015 SCAC Championship Tournament yesterday in Blanco, TX.  Both teams pulled away for big wins, by 11 shots, over nationally-ranked teams.  Also, congratulations to seven SU players who earned either first or second team All-SCAC.  It is the second conference title for the women in the past five years and the third straight conference title for the men’s program.   More below.

Good luck to our Schreiner Tennis teams as they head to Georgetown this weekend for their SCAC championship tournament.  The women are seeded #2 and the men are seeded #3 going in.  Also, Schreiner Softball hosts the 2015 SCAC Tournament right here on campus this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  All games are free so come out and support your Mountaineers on the road or at home and watch some great action.

A look back at last week’s action:

WOMEN’S GOLF:  led wire-to-wire to convincingly defeat heavy-tournament favorite (and 15th-ranked) Trinity by 11 shots to win the SCAC title.  Paced by sophomore Kaycee Bankert’s outstanding 77 on the first day, SU took a slim two shot lead into the final round.  The lead was still two shots at the turn, but seniors Melanie Dean (77) and Maddie Scheidler (80) played possibly their best golf ever in their final tournament to pull away for the huge win.  Bankert (2nd place) and Dean (third) earned First Team All-SCAC while Scheidler (7th) earned her second straight Second Team All-SCAC award.

MEN’S GOLF:  after trailing by one shot after the opening 18 holes, the SU men took control of the tournament with a second round 286 (-2) and pulled away for another convincing win over three teams ranked in the top 17 in the nation.  The Mountaineers concluded a spring regular season that saw them win all five tournaments they competed in.  Over the final 36 holes, SU’s dropped score (score that didn’t count in team totals) was a 74 and 75.   Seniors Jimmy Keener (3rd place) and Cheyne Kendall as well as sophomore Matt McClung (tied for 5th each) all earned First Team All-SCAC and senior Zach Oliver picked up second team All-SCAC.

SOFTBALL:  swept a doubleheader from Austin College by 10-2 and 2-0 scores last weekend.   Over the two games, SU’s pitchers (freshman Lori Espinoza and sophomore Dominique Sandoval) were outstanding and did not allow an earned run in either game.   Sophomore Sarah Worrell, Sandoval and freshman Samantha Cordon also provided offense with four hits each while freshman Sydney Christopher went 3-for-3 in the first game with three RBI and two run scored during the weekend.  Schreiner hosts its first SCAC Championship Tournament starting Friday morning and the Mountaineers play the 2:00 pm game against the University of Dallas.  It is a double-elimination tournament.

WOMEN’S TENNIS:  defeated Colorado College, 5-4, on Senior Day.  Although Schreiner doesn’t have a senior, SU recognized junior Leanna Haynes who will graduate early next month and also recognized junior Brooke Ohlman who is leaving SU early to enter a medical program next fall.  Although SU won two of three doubles matches, it was still down 4-2 with three matches left when sophomores Camila Anguiano and Kelsey Buczkowski and freshman Abby Knedlik came through with wins to rally for the victory.  While Anguiano and Buczkowski won in straight sets, Knedlik had to battle three sets to pull out the decisive point, 6-4, 1-6, 6-1.  Schreiner faces Centenary in the SCAC quarterfinals on Friday.

MEN’S TENNIS:  defeated Colorado College, 5-4, on Senior Day.  The Mountaineers recognized seniors Austin Carrola and Stephen Rogers with a big win Saturday.  After sweeping doubles play, it looked like an easy win until singles action started going against SU.  Freshman Dayton Hancock came through at #3 singles in three sets but Schreiner dropped matches at #1, #2, #4 and #5 singles to tie the match.  As has happened many times in his career already, junior Christian Casillas was the last man on the court with everything riding on the outcome of his match.  Down 4-5 with his opponent serving to the match, Casillas rallied and won 7-6 for the thrilling victory.  SU takes on Austin College on Friday in the quarterfinals.

BASEBALL:  lost all three games at #15 Trinity.   The best game was the second game in the series.  Trinity scored first and Schreiner tied it up.  A three run third inning proved to be the difference in a 6-3 contest.  Freshman Bret Hill had two hits in the game.  Junior Blake Rowan had a strong weekend, pitching twice without allowing a run in either effort.

Schedule for the week ahead:

Friday, 4/24:
WOMEN’S TENNIS vs. Centenary (SCAC Quarterfinals:  Georgetown, TX) at 9:00 am
MEN’S TENNIS vs. Austin College (SCAC Quarterfinals:  Georgetown, TX) at 2:00 pm
SOFTBALL vs. Dallas (SCAC Tournament:  Mountaineer Field) at 2:00 pm
BASEBALL vs. Southwestern * (Mountaineer Field) at 2:00 pm

NOTE:  since the SCAC tournaments are all different and playing opponents and times can vary, please either go to the following SCAC websites or the Schreiner Athletics website (http://athletics.schreiner.edu) to get most accurate info on next game times.

SCAC Softball Tournament Website:
http://www.scacsports.com/tournament/spring/softball/index

SCAC Tennis Website:
http://www.scacsports.com/tournament/spring/tennis/index

Saturday, 4/25:
BASEBALL (DH) vs. Southwestern *  (Mountaineer Field) at Noon (Senior Day)
 
* = SCAC events.  For more information on all Schreiner sports teams, please go to http://athletics.schreiner.edu.  For the SCAC website, please go to www.scacsports.com.  @SUMountaineers.  Go Mountaineers!!!

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