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Mountaineer Update
from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director
March 5, 2015

Congratulations to five members of Schreiner Basketball who each earned All-SCAC recognition.  For the women’s team, junior Kelsie Jackson was named second team All-SCAC for the second year in a row and sophomore Sabriyyah Fennell earned honorable mention All-SCAC.  For the men, senior Steve Guerrero was second team, sophomore Wes Miller was named to the third team and senior Hollis Robinson was honorable mention All-SCAC.

Last weekend, weather (like today) was a problem as our tennis teams and baseball team all had games canceled.   This weekend, both our baseball and softball teams have home series against conference foes.  See below for the schedule of games.

Here’s a recap of last week’s action:

MEN’S GOLF – won the Schreiner Spring Shootout by four shots, in a nine team field that featured five teams currently ranked in the national top 25.  Senior Jimmy Keener shot a pair of 70’s (-4 overall) to place second and sophomore Matt McClung was one shot back in fourth place.  The Mountaineers currently are ranked #6 in the nation and are leading the country in scoring average.  This was SU’s second straight win and third in five 2014-15 tournaments.  Over the past two spring seasons, SU has won six of its last seven events.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL – won in the SCAC quarterfinals, defeating host UDallas (58-53) before falling to eventual tournament champion Southwestern in the semis (76-69).  Overall, head coach Temaine Wright’s team matched the school record (NCAA era) set last year for conference wins (9) and won their first round conference tournament game for the second year in a row.  Before Wright, SU had never even qualified for the postseason in the NCAA era.   SU graduates Brooke Sanders but returns the rest of the roster for 2015-16.

WOMEN’S TENNIS -  defeated Ozarks, 9-0.   The regionally-ranked Schreiner women dominated the match.  SU lost only one game in doubles and five in singles.  Sophomore Alex Wheeler, freshman Katie Watts, sophomore Payton Nelson, freshman Samantha Sterling and junior Brooke Ohlman each won 6-0, 6-0 in singles play.  The #2 doubles team of junior Karyn Swink and freshman Abby Knedlik and the #3 team of Wheeler and Ohlman won their respective matches at 8-0.

WOMEN’S GOLF – despite missing two of its top three players due to illness, the women’s team still found a way to finish in second place at the Spring Shootout.  Senior Melanie Dean had her best finish ever, placing as the runner-up after rounds of 82-79.  The team also got strong individual performances from a pair of freshmen.  On Monday, it was Marissa Fallis who came through with a collegiate-best 83 to get the Mountaineers off to a good start.  On Tuesday, it was Jaimie Hughes who shot 87 in her first collegiate tournament.

MEN’S TENNIS – lost to Ozarks, 6-3.  The match really turned in the #1 doubles bout.  After the two teams split the first two doubles matches, the winner of the #1 matchup would take momentum into singles.  It looked good early for the duo of senior Austin Carrola and freshman Nick Pena, going up 5-1, but then UO’s pair won the first seven games to take the point.  Schreiner’s points in singles came off the racquets of freshman Isaac Vasquez and junior Josh Ramirez.

MEN’S BASKETBALL – lost in double overtime of the quarterfinal game in the SCAC tournament to Southwestern.  The Mountaineers started the season strong but struggled down the stretch, losing eight of their final nine games.   The Mountaineers were the sixth seed entering the tournament.  SU graduates Guerrero, Robinson, Charlie Nunez and Dustin Lindner.

BASEBALL – defeated Cardinal Stritch yesterday, 4-1, and lost to DeSales, 8-7, on Monday.  Against DeSales, SU rallied to take a 7-5 lead into the bottom of the seventh but gave up three runs in the frame.  Freshman Bret Hill hit his first collegiate home run in the contest.  Yesterday, junior Charlie Stewart moved from his closer’s role into the starting lineup and looked strong.  He went five innings, allowing just one hit and no runs.  Junior Ryan Martin pitched the final two innings, giving up just one run.

SOFTBALL – lost its season-opening doubleheader to Calumet College, 8-0 and 6-1.  New head coach Amy Meyer rotated three pitchers, freshman Lorena Espinoza, sophomore Dominque Sandoval and freshman Jessica Vrana.  Nerves were a bit of an issue for the freshmen, which is to be expected.  Sophomore Sammy Hernandez had a hit in each of the games and freshman Sydney Christopher had a double and scored SU’s run.

Schedule for the week ahead:

Friday, 3/6:
M/W TENNIS at UT-Tyler (Tyler, TX) at 9:00 am
W/M TENNIS at East Texas Baptist (Marshall, TX) at 2:00 pm

Saturday, 3/7:
W/M TENNIS vs. Centenary * (Shreveport, LA) at 10:00 am
BASEBALL (DH) vs. #18 Trinity (Mountaineer Field) at Noon
SOFTBALL (DH) vs. Centenary * (Mountaineer Field) at Noon

Sunday, 3/8:
SOFTBALL (DH) vs. Centenary * (Mountaineer Field) at Noon
BASEBALL vs. #18 Trinity (Mountaineer Field) at 1:00 pm
 

* = SCAC contest.  For more information on all SU sports teams, please go to http://athletics.schreiner.edu.  For the SCAC website, please go to www.scacsports.com.  #GoNeers, @SUMountaineers

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