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Mountaineer Update
from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director
February 24, 2016

Congratulations to the Women’s Basketball team for earning the #3 and advancing to the SCAC Tournament which starts on Friday in Shreveport, LA.  The women scored a big Senior Day win over #24-ranked Trinity in the last home game for four Mountaineers (Kelsie Jackson, Tylor Rambeau, Kaitlyn Goertz and Sarah Huffman).  Speaking of Women’s Basketball, congratulations to Kelsie Jackson for climbing to #2 on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,273 points, passing another Mountaineer great, Gina Redden during Saturday’s game.

It will be another busy weekend with most of our teams on the road.  The Schreiner golf teams will host the Schreiner Spring Shootout at Comanche Trace on Monday (9:30 schedule start) and Tuesday (8:30 scheduled start).

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

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:  defeated #24 Trinity, 75-66 to wrap up the regular season and set a school record (NCAA era) for conference wins (10) and conference winning percentage (.714).   Sophomore Jordyn Villa led the way with 15 points and Cassandra Aleman tallied 11 points.  Junior Sabriyyah Fennell scored 10 but also grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out four assists in the big win.  SU faces host Centenary on Friday in the SCAC Quarterfinals.  The Mountaineers defeated the Ladies both times they met this season.

MEN’S TENNIS:  remained perfect on the season, winning 7-2 at Sul Ross State.    The #2 doubles team of sophomore Dayton Hancock and freshman Ricky Puente rolled to an 8-1 win to lead the Mountaineers.  Freshman Ben Enriquez scored the easiest singles win, 6-1, 6-0, at #5.  Freshman Hoanh Le (#3) and senior Josh Ramirez (#4) also recorded straight set victories for SU in singles play.

WOMEN’S TENNIS:  ran their record to 54 straight game wins without a loss with another 9-0 victory.  This was over Sul Ross State.   Senior Kelsey Buczkowski and sophomore Katie Watts had the most decisive win, at #3 doubles, 8-1.   Freshman Katie Smith was absolutely dominant in her win at #4 singles, 6-0, 6-0.   Senior Karyn Swink was nearly as decisive, losing just two games total in her win at #2.

WOMEN’S GOLF:  finished in second place out of seven teams at the Linda Lowery Invitational, trailing only #10 UT-Tyler.  The Mountaineers fired the tournament’s best round, 327, in the worst  conditions with winds hitting 50 mph.  Freshman Lauren Leslie had the round of the tournament, shooting a 77 in those conditions.  She would have shot the third-lowest score in the men’s tournament as well.  Junior Kaycee Bankert shot 79 on the first day and 82 on the second to place second overall while Leslie placed fourth.

MEN’S GOLF:  finished in third place out of 10 teams at the LLI.  SU was only one shot off the best score on the final day.  The Mountaineers finished just five shots behind tournament host and national #3-ranked Concordia and only four shots behind #16 Mary Hardin-Baylor.  Senior Phil Stewart placed fourth individually at 152 while sophomore Jacob Gentry had his best collegiate result and first top-10 finish, shooting 75 on Tuesday to place 9th at 155.

BASEBALL:  went 1-2 at East Texas Baptist last weekend.  SU continued its opening month on the road, losing the first game 10-1 and the second game 3-0.  Just like in the first two series, Schreiner rebounded well in the finale, defeating the Tigers 10-8.   Sophomore Payton Stanford pitched well in relief in the second game and sophomore Montana Hammack earned the win in the third game with a strong effort.  Sophomore Sam Pistrui hit a grand slam for his second homer of the year and senior Marco Carreon added a two-run shot in the 8-run third inning of that final game.

MEN’S BASKETBALL:  lost their final game of the season by one point, 68-67, to Trinity.  SU’s lone senior Christian Pena had a big game, scoring 19 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to lead the way.   Junior Jared Thompson scored 14 points, sophomore Blake Kelley scored 13 and junior Wes Miller added 12 points.  The loss knocked SU out of a spot in the conference tournament, ending the season at 10-15 and 4-10 in the SCAC.

SOFTBALL:  went 0-2 at NAIA scholarship Our Lady of the Lake.  Lost the first game, 6-3, and lost the finale, 10-3.

Here’s the schedule for the week ahead:

Friday, 2/26:
M/W TENNIS vs. East Texas Baptist (Georgetown, TX) at 1:00 pm
BASEBALL at Centenary (Shreveport, LA) at 6:00 pm
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL at Centenary (SCAC Quarterfinals – Shreveport, LA) at  7:00 pm

Saturday, 2/27:
W/M TENNIS vs. McMurry (Cree Tennis Center) at 10:00 am
BASEBALL (DH) at Centenary (Shreveport, LA) at 1:00 pm
SOFTBALL (DH) vs. Staten Island (Mountaineer Field) at 2:00 pm
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL vs. Austin (SCAC Semifinals with win on Friday - Shreveport, LA) at 7:00 pm

Sunday, 2/28:
SOFTBALL (DH) vs. Southwest (Mountaineer Field) at Noon

Monday, 2/29:
W/M GOLF in Schreiner Spring Shootout (Comanche Trace, Kerrville) at 9:30 am

Tuesday, 3/1:
M/W GOLF in Schreiner Spring Shootout (Comanche Trace, Kerrville) at 8:30 am

 
* = SCAC competition.  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.

Go Mountaineers!!!

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