from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director
September 17, 2015
It was a busy last week for Schreiner’s sports teams and another is on tap for this week. Our men’s soccer team is traveling to Colorado and back to Texas for a pair of key early season SCAC matchups. Our women’s tennis team is at the ITA Regionals and our men’s and women’s cross country teams had their third race in the first two weeks of the season.
Here’s a quick look back at last week’s action:
MEN’S TENNIS: a young but talented Mountaineer team compiled an impressive record of 25-8 at the ASC Individuals last weekend. Among the standout performances was sophomore Dayton Hancock who won flight #4 singles and partnered with freshman Josh Newman to advance to the semis of flight #1 doubles. Freshman Ben Enriquez won flight #6 singles and teamed with senior Josh Ramirez to win flight #5 doubles. Ramirez also advanced to the finals of flight #5 singles. Sophomore Nick Pena and freshman Ryan New made it to the finals of flight #2 doubles and sophomore Isaac Vasquez won flight #8 singles.
MEN’S GOLF: despite having only one player with previous college team tournament experience in the starting five, the Schreiner men surprised many with a strong second place finish at the John Bohmann Invitational. Senior Phil Stewart, the only Mountaineer who’d played in the top five before, shot rounds of 72-69-68 to place second in the field. SU also got a top 10 finish from freshman Jason Lopez (71-75-73) and freshman Jake Bell was only one stroke behind Lopez after carding rounds of 75-72-73.
WOMEN’S SOCCER: SU knocked off Howard Payne on the road, 3-0, then came home to whip Sul Ross State, 3-0, and then started SCAC play by traveling to San Antonio and taking nationally-ranked Trinity (#6) to overtime before falling 2-1. Freshmen Cailee Morgan and Kayla McConnell as well as sophomore Laura Atzeni scored against HPU. Freshman Kyli Harvey, sophomore Ruth Blackburn and Morgan scored against SRSU and Harvey scored the tying goal against the Tigers. Sophomore Megan Morant and freshmen Taylor Roberson had strong matches in goal over the weekend for SU.
WOMEN’S TENNIS: posted a record of 14 wins and 10 losses at the ASC Individual. Sophomore Abby Knedlick made the finals of #4 singles while fighting off full body cramps due to heat issues that caused her to pull out of doubles. Freshman Kara Miller picked up three wins in her first collegiate competition and advanced to the finals of #6 singles. Senior Karyn Swink partnered with junior Alex Wheeler and made it to the finals at #3 doubles. Swink also made it to the semifinals of #2 singles.
MEN’S SOCCER: won at Howard Payne, 1-0, and lost at Concordia-TX, 4-0. The Mountaineers are struggling to find consistency and this week really demonstrated that. Against HPU, the Mountaineers were dominant. Still it was a 0-0 game until freshman Robert Hensley scored off a deflection with less than 10 minutes remaining to get the win. Against CTX, SU was not as crisp and was crushed by the Tornadoes.
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY: junior Jose Bernal and freshman Logan Miles led a tightly bunch of Mountaineers across the tape at the 8k OLLU Invitational on Saturday. Bernal finished in 39th with Miles only 25 seconds back. Freshman Nash Opperman was just two spots behind Miles and junior Danny Gonzales was the very next runner across the finish line. The Mountaineers finished 8th in the event that had non-scholarship as well as scholarship teams in the field.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY: once again, it was freshman Cami Carrasco and senior Allyson Graybill who led the SU effort at the OLLU Invitational. Carrasco finished in 40th place in the event with scholarship and non-scholarship runners and teams while Graybill was 47th. Freshman Lizzy Flora was 63rd for SU.
VOLLEYBALL: went 1-4 on the week but the big news was the team’s first win of 2015. After falling to Sul Ross State, 3-0, in the team’s home opener on Friday evening, the Mountaineers turned around on Saturday and defeated the same SRSU squad, 3-1, on a neutral floor. Senior Alyssa Chapman and freshman Delanie Cauthen led the attack with 13 kills each while junior Courtney Reopelle had 30 assists and freshman Nichole West had 19 digs in the winning effort.
Here’s the schedule for the week ahead:
WOMEN’S TENNIS at ITA Regionals (Georgetown, TX) at 8:00 am
MEN’S SOCCER at Colorado * (Colorado Springs, CO) at 3:00 pm
WOMEN’S SOCCER at OLLU (San Antonio, TX) at 4:00 pm
M/W CROSS COUNTRY at HSU Stampede (Abilene, TX) at 5:30 pm
VOLLEYBALL at Texas Lutheran * (Seguin, TX) at 6:00 pm
WOMEN’S TENNIS at ITA Regionals (Georgetown, TX)
VOLLEYBALL vs. Trinity * (Seguin, TX) at 10:30 am
VOLLEYBALL vs. Southwestern (Seguin, TX) at 3:00 pm
W/M TENNIS at ASC Individual (Abilene, TX) at 8:00 am
WOMEN’S SOCCER at Dallas * (Irving, TX) at Noon
MEN’S SOCCER at Dallas * (Irving, TX) at 2:00 pm
VOLLEYBALL at Huston-Tillotson (Austin, TX) at 6:00 pm
For more information on all Schreiner sports teams, please go to http://athletics.schreiner.edu. You can also go to the SCAC website (www.scacsports.com) for information on our conference. Go Mountaineers!!!
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