Wednesday, September 29, 2010

LSC Roundup 9-29

State college football - Scott Munn, The Oklahoman

MSU unranked for first time since 2006: Snafu costs Mustangs likely No. 1 ranking - MSU Website
WICHITA FALLS, Texas - A snafu associated with a payment of dues has cost Midwestern State an apparent No. 1 national ranking in the latest National Soccer Coaches' Association of America Division Poll which was released Tuesday afternoon.

The Mustangs, who remain the lone undefeated and untied team in NCAA Division II, spent the last two weeks at No. 2 and appeared destined for the top spot after last week's No. 1 Cal State-Los Angeles dropped consecutive matches to Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State-San Bernardino.

Instead, MSU will see its streak of consecutive reporting periods in the NSCAA Division II Poll end abruptly at 49. It marks the first time the Mustangs failed to achieve a national ranking since Sep. 26, 2006.

Colorado Mines jumps in into the top spot despite suffering a scoreless draw last week against No. 7 Metro State (Colo.) as a slew of upsets helped a group of 10 new teams in the rankings including Eastern New Mexico which entered the poll at No. 17.

The Mustangs will be eligible to return to the rankings next week.

Golf roundup: ACU wins first fall tournament - Abilene Reporter News
Alex Carpenter won a share of his fifth career tournament to help Abilene Christian win The Oklahoma Collegiate on Tuesday at Lawton Country Club.

The eight-team tournament featured two scoring systems. The Wildcats beat Dallas Baptist 5-4 in match play on Tuesday and finished two strokes better than Central Oklahoma for the overall stroke play lead with an 817.

Carpenter shot an even-par 71 on the final to finish with a nine-under 202, tying him with Central Oklahoma’s Josh Creel, who shot a 69 on Tuesday. It was Carpenter’s first tournament victory of the season.

ACU’s Cyril Bouniol tied for third with a 203. Tyler Sheppard was sixth (205). Kyle Dickerson (213) was 16th, and Trey Sullivan (216) was 25th.

ASU GOLF: Rambelles finish fourth in Amarillo - San Angelo Standard Times
The Angelo State women’s golf team shot 310 on Tuesday to finish fourth at the Lady Buff Stampede at Tascosa Country Club.

ASU, which improved 10 strokes from its opening round, moved up one spot in the standings and finished the team’s season-opening tournament three strokes out of third.

Krista Czarnecki led the Rambelles with a 3-over-par 75 Tuesday and finished the tournament in sixth place with a two-day score of 75-75—150.

Angelo State’s Randy Stegman tied for 13th with a 78-77—155. Maury McCormick finished in the top 25 with a 79-80—159, and Courtney Rutledge, who shot a first-round 88, improved to 78 on Tuesday to finish at 166.

“It was a good showing for us,” head coach Kathleen Price said. “We scrambled really well and made clutch putts when we had to. I’m very pleased.”

WT golf teams takes 5th, 6th in tourneys - Amarillo Globe News
Two Amarillo High products led the West Texas A&M women's and men's golf teams with top-15 individual performances this week.

Junior Sara Coe led the Lady Buffs to a fifth-place finish Tuesday in the Lady Buff Stampede at Tascosa Golf Club. Coe finished in a tie for seventh with a two-round score of 151.

Junior Ben Hargis led the WT men to sixth-place at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate in Lawton, Okla. Hargis finished in a tie for 12th with 864 in his two-day, 54-hole event at Lawton Country Club.

LSC Weekly Soccer Release - LSC Office

Lone Star Conference match-ups are in full swing next week. Eastern New Mexico and Midwestern State are leading the men’s side, while five women’s teams began conference play with a win. The men and women combined for 7 shutouts last week.

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Kal Herbert, Eastern New Mexico University, Sr., M, Willaston, England, Neston High School
Kal Herbert scored two goals in the final 1:15 of the first half at Northeastern State, on Friday, lifting the Hounds to their first-ever win in Tahlequah, Okla. On Sunday, he netted the game-winning goal, 10:17 into the second half at Newman. For the week, he scored three goals, including two game-winners and had two assists.

Sebastian Furness, West Texas A&M University, Jr., GK, Middlesbrough, England, Middlesbrough College

Sebastian Furness made a total of thirteen saves and picked up a pair of shutouts on Sept. 24 against Newman and Sept. 26 against Northeastern State.

Mickey Brown, Midwestern State University, Fr., F, Fort Worth, Texas, Paschal HS

Brown tallied the game winner to lift Midwestern State to a 2-1 conference opening win over Abilene Christian Sunday afternoon at the Wildcat Soccer Pitch. The freshman from Fort Worth worked a through ball from Jordan Smith in the 72nd minute, ripped a shot off the cross bar, collected the rebound and tapped in her third goal of the season.

Andrea Choate, Texas Woman’s University, Sr., M, Mesquite, TX, John Horn HS

Choate was the Pioneers’ leader on defense the last two games. She matched up against the top scorers from Texas A&M-Commerce and Dallas Baptist on defense and limited them to just one shot on goal. Choate helped the Pioneers snap a three-game losing streak and pick up their second win of the season against Dallas Baptist.

Mallory Whitworth, Midwestern State University, So., GK, McKinney, Texas, McKinney HS
Whitworth made four big saves to hold Abilene Christian scoreless over the final 85 minutes of Midwestern State’s 2-1 Lone Star Conference opening win Sunday afternoon at the Wildcat Soccer Pitch. The sophomore from McKinney made a key one-on-one save in the 71st minute to allow the Mustangs to notch the comeback victory. Whitworth has allowed just one goal in her last 270 minutes between the posts.

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