Friday, November 5, 2010

LSC Roundup 11-5

Woodson making big contribution in Javs' backfield - George Vondracek, Corpus Christi Caller Times
When August rolled in, Jonathon Woodson was pretty much content knowing that he would be contributing on Texas A&M-Kingsville’s special teams, perhaps catching a few passes as part of a deep stable of wide receivers.

Fast-forward to November and, after a couple of factors came into play, the sophomore from Missouri City has emerged as the featured running back for the fourth-ranked NCAA Division II team in the country.

“I thought I’d just play my role on the special teams and be happy doing that, and helping out the offense when I could,” Woodson said.

As things have transpired, Woodson has been a bigger help on offense than anyone could have envisioned.

A&M-Kingsville's cross country teams make strides - George Vondracek, Corpus Christi Caller Times
There was no ceiling as to how far Texas A&M-Kingsville’s cross country teams could rise this season. Unfortunately for the Javelinas, the reason for that was the fact both the men’s and women’s squads have had a whole lot of ground to cover.

It has been with small steps that the Javelinas have taken to plant seeds that eventually will reap cross country rewards. There were few morsels on which to munch this season but there was enough progress by the young squads to encourage second-year coach Ryan Dall.

“I’m definitely excited with how the season’s gone. Like I said, we’ve been struggling just to beat one team since I’ve been here for both men and women,” Dall said. “But this year I feel like we’re definitely competitive with the other teams in the conference, especially on the women’s side. I think we can compete with anybody in the conference this year, which is a big step up for us. One through six, we’re solid.

“In the past we’ve had a couple of good individuals and had to fill in with some track runners and stuff like that. So this is the first year really I can say we have a full cross country team, men and women,” Dall said. “I think we’ll be much more competitive, which is good. That was the goal coming in to the year, to have a team that was competitive at the conference meet and try and get a couple of individuals up there who can do some good things as well.”

No. 20 Wildcats cannot end WT volleyball streak - Joey Richards, Abilene Reporter News
West Texas A&M came into Moody Coliseum sporting an NCAA Division II record 78-match win streak in Lone Star Conference play, yet the unranked Lady Buffs found themselves with their backs against the wall.

Abilene Christian, at No. 20 was the higher ranked team in both the national and regional rankings, and everyone seemed to think this was the Wildcats’ year to finally beat WT.

No so fast. Lauren Thedford and Ashley Davis had 11 kills each, and the Lady Buffs beat ACU 3-0 on Thursday before a crowd of 1,634 to take sole possession of the LSC lead with one match remaining in the regular season.

“It’s kind of nice to be the underdog every once in a while, because you’ve got to something to prove,” Thedford said. “Everyone was thinking we couldn’t do it. We’re out to prove them that they’re wrong. We’ve got some spunk, and we’re ready to prove it to everybody.”

WT upsets Abilene Christian - Amarillo Globe News
Lauren Thedford and Ashley Davis had 11 kills each, to lead the unranked Lady Buffs to a 3-0 win of No. 20 Abilene Christian on Thursday at Moody Coliseum in Abilene.

Before a a crowd of 1,634 and sporting an NCAA Division II record 78-match win streak in Lone Star Conference play, the Lady Buffs took sole possession of the LSC lead with one match remaining in the regular season.

"It's kind of nice to be the underdog every once in a while, because you've got to something to prove," Thedford said. "Everyone was thinking we couldn't do it. We're out to prove them that they're wrong. We've got some spunk, and we're ready to prove it to everybody."

Mustangs drop TSU for third straight win - Times Record News
Midwestern State jumped on Tarleton State for the first 12 points in Lone Star Conference action Thursday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.

The Mustangs then used a strong defense and a stellar group-attack effort to bury the TexAnns 25-10, 20-25, 25-19, 25-22 to claim their third straight victory. With the win, MSU closes the regular season at 15-13 and clinches the No. 4 seed in next week’s LSC Championships.

If Tarleton (21-9, 7-6) closes the regular season with a win at Cameron on Saturday, it will face MSU again in the opening round of the conference tournament.

ASU SOCCER: 'Belles make history - San Angelo Standard Times
The Angelo State University soccer team won its first postseason contest in program history with a 2-0 victory over Texas A&M-Commerce Thursday at the MSU Soccer Field in Wichita Falls in the first round of the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament.

Melanie Peterson collected her ninth shutout for the Rambelles, setting a new ASU single-season record.

The ‘Belles (13-5-1, 9-2) faced a strong headwind for the first 45 minutes of play. ASU was backpedaling for the first 10 minutes as Texas A&M-Commerce (8-7-3, 4-4-3) pushed offensively and had five quick corner kicks during the span.

LSC soccer: ACU to open against first-round winner Angelo State - Abilene Reporter News
Angelo State got goals with Ashley Brown and Brandie DeBacker, both scoring after mishandled balls by the Texas A&M-Commerce goal keeper, to defeat the Lions 2-0 in a Lone Star Conference soccer tournament first-round match.

ASU advances to play No. 2 Abilene Christian, which defeated the Rambelles 3-1 in San Angelo during LSC regular season play.

The ACU-Angelo State match is at 5 p.m. today at the Midwestern State Soccer Field.

Central Oklahoma beat Incarnate Word 3-1 and will face the top-seeded Mustangs at 7:30 tonight in the other semifinal.

MSU gets Central Okla. in semifinals - Times Record News
The Lone Star Conference champion Midwestern State Mustangs open play in the LSC Championships at 7:30 tonight at the MSU Soccer Field.

The 19th-ranked Mustangs (15-2) will meet No. 5-seeded Central Oklahoma in the day’s second semifinal. The Bronchos (10-7-1) advanced with a 3-1 win over Incarnate Word in Thursday’s first-round match.

MSU won the regular-season matchup between the two teams 3-0.

The other semifinal match will put second-seeded Abilene Christian (14-3) against third-seeded Angelo State (13-5-1) at 5 p.m.

The two semifinal winners will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday for the title and spot in the NCAA Division II playoffs.

Women's Soccer Championship: ASU, UCO advance to semifinals - LSC Office
Angelo State 2, Texas A&M-Commerce 0
Angelo State took advantage of a pair of Texas A&M-Commerce to put away the Lions 2-0 in the opening round of the Lone Star Conference Championships Thursday afternoon at the MSU Soccer Field.

The Rambelles (13-5-1) struck in the 14th minute after Texas A&M-Commerce goalkeeper Randi Hafele mishandled a free kick allowing Ashley Brown to collect the ball and find the open net for her seventh goal of the season.

Click here for photos from the ASU-A&M-C game

Both teams kept a defensive posture throughout much of the match until Angelo State put away the match when the Lions once again mishandled the ball in the 18-yard box allowing Brandie DeBacker to score put away with her 10th goal of the season in the 89th minute.

The Rambelles move on to face No. 2-seed Abilene Christian in the LSC Championship semifinals Friday afternoon at 5 p.m.

Texas A&M-Commerce closes the season at 8-7-3.

Central Oklahoma 3, Incarnate Word 1
Central Oklahoma blitzed Incarnate Word for two second half to goals to life the Bronchos to a 3-1 win to advance in the Lone Star Conference Championships Thursday afternoon at the MSU Soccer Field.

The Bronchos (11-7-1) will face host Midwestern State in the semifinal round Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

Sophomore Summer Grantham collected a loose ball in the middle box to bang in her sixth goal of the season to give Central Oklahoma a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute.

Click here for photos from the UCO-UIW game

Incarnate Word struck back for the equalizer in the 37th minute on a breakaway goal by Sarah Hernandez for her eighth tally of the campaign to send the match tied 1-1 into the intermission.

Central Oklahoma surged ahead in the 71st minute when Ashton Morris took a through ball from Stephanie Fleig to put the Bronchos up 2-1 before Brittni Walker buried the Cardinals with a flick of Lizzie Merritt's free kick from 30 yards to give UCO a commanding two-goal lead.

The Bronchos outshot Incarnate Word by a 21-15 margin including a 15-7 edge in the second half.

Incarnate Word ends the season at 9-7-2.

Under circumstances, MSU's showing OK - Nick Gholson, Times Record News
Thirty-three percent shooting from the floor. Fifteen percent from 3-point land. Sixty percent from the free-throw line.

Minus-eight in rebounding. Thirty-four personal fouls. Seventeen turnovers.

Midwestern State won’t ever win a third straight Lone Star Conference championship with stats like that.

But the Mustangs also won’t have to play a top 20 Division I team to get there.

Yes, both Baylor and MSU were Elite Eight teams last season. But face it — they live in completely different neighborhoods.

And D-I and the Big 12 Conference is a huge step up from D-II and the LSC.

So let’s not judge MSU too hard on its 68-59 loss to the Bears here Thursday night.

ESPN The Magazine/COSIDA Academic All-District Teams



QB Micah Davis DELTA STATE VI Jr. Wesson, Miss. 4.00 Chemistry (pre-med.)
WR Tucker Holland CENTRAL OKLAHOMA VI So. Edmond, Okla. 3.75 Chemistry / forensic science
WR ZaVious Robbins HARDIN-SIMMONS VI Gr. Mesquite, Texas 3.92 Marketing
TE Nate Bayless ANGELO STATE VI Gr. Burkburnett, Texas 3.43 Master of business administration
RB Quincy Daniels MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR VI Gr. Belton, Texas 3.47 Master of business administration
RB Trent Rios INCARNATE WORD VI So. Spring Branch, Texas 3.88 Business management
OL Karlton Graves EASTERN NEW MEXICO VI Sr. Brownwood, Texas 3.94 Political science
OL Austin Light AUSTIN VI Sr. Collinsville, Texas 3.76 Business administration
OL Ryan Merryman ANGELO STATE VI Jr. Marlin, Texas 3.73 Math
OL Aaron Mullane WEST TEXAS A&M VI So. Amarillo, Texas 4.00 Biology
OL Dan Sherwood WEST TEXAS A&M VI Gr. Amarillo, Texas 3.67 Sports & exercise sciences
K Chris Robbs CENTRAL OKLAHOMA VI So. Dallas, Texas 4.00 Kinesiology
DB Lee Grounds HARDIN-SIMMONS VI Sr. Blooming Grove, Texas 3.79 Exercise science
DB Curtis Jefferson WEST TEXAS A&M VI Jr. Houston, Texas 3.53 Sports & exercise science
DB Brandon Johnson TARLETON STATE VI Sr. Giddings, Texas 3.35 Kinesiology
DB Tyler Maner MIDWESTERN STATE VI Jr. Fredericksburg, Texas 3.89 Finance & accounting
LB Tucker Cason CENTRAL OKLAHOMA VI Jr. Oklahoma City, Okla. 3.42 Kinesiology
LB Danny Martin ARKANSAS TECH VI Sr. Tulsa, Okla. 3.76 Mechanical engineering
LB Nathan Uland EASTERN NEW MEXICO VI Sr. Denton, Texas 3.87 finance
DL Evan Beaton EAST TEXAS BAPTIST VI Sr. Whitehouse, Texas 3.37 Mathematics
DL James Cannell TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE VI So. El Campo, Texas 3.91 Accounting
DL Will Derrick MILLSAPS VI Jr. Houston, Texas 3.58 Finance
DL Sam Moses CENTRAL OKLAHOMA VI So. Broken Arrow, Okla. 3.44 Public relations
DL Matt Romig TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE VI So. Bells, Texas 3.40 Electrical engineering
P Tim Cowdrey WEST TEXAS A&M VI Sr. Reedly, Calif. 3.70 Communications disorders


QB Ben McLaughlin LOUISIANA COLLEGE VI Sr. Dierks, Ark. 3.78 Mathematics
WR Grant Cooper HARDIN-SIMMONS VI Sr. Montgomery, Texas 3.97 Math education
WR Joseph Lockwood ARKANSAS, MONTICELLO VI Sr. Stuttgart, Ark. 4.00 Biology / biochemistry
TE Caleb Kocian INCARNATE WORD VI So. Converse, Texas 3.74 International business
RB Emery Dudensing ABILENE CHRISTIAN VI Sr. Rule, Texas 3.73 Mathematics
RB Jeremy Holt HARDING VI Jr. Jackson, Tenn. 3.35 Management
OL Rogelio Cantu TEXAS LUTHERAN VI So. McAllen, Texas 3.34 International business
OL Ben Feibel LOUISIANA COLLEGE VI Jr. Shreveport, La. 3.32 Biology
OL Oliver Galicki MILLSAPS VI Jr. Jackson, Miss. 3.60 Computer science
OL Josh Goodlow TEXAS LUTHERAN VI Jr. Austin, Texas 3.30 Kinesiology
OL Jayson Hierholzer INCARNATE WORD VI So. Karnes City, Texas 3.67 Kinesiology
OL Travis Sugar HARDIN-SIMMONS VI So. Leander, Texas 3.74 Biology
OL Zach Mullins EAST TEXAS BAPTIST VI So. Plano, Texas 3.71 Biology
OL Drake Widener ARKANSAS TECH VI Jr. Conway, Ark. 3.48 Health & physical education
K Sergio Castillo WEST TEXAS A&M VI Jr. Mission, Texas 3.42 Social studies
DB Caleb Christian HARDIN-SIMMONS VI Jr. Spring, Texas 3.37 Exercise science
DB Alvin Johnson ANGELO STATE VI So. Houston, Texas 3.58 Finance (real estate)
DB John McSheffery WEST TEXAS A&M VI So. Sulphur Spr., Texas 3.89 Sports & exercise sciences
DB Luke Tribble HARDING VI Sr. Searcy, Ark. 3.64 Kinesiology
LB Ward Coker MILLSAPS VI Sr. Pensacola, Fla. 3.80 Pre-medicine
LB Will Hawkins MILLSAPS VI Sr. Nettleton, Miss. 3.36 Geology
LB Kyle Wayne Kelley MCMURRY VI Jr. Mineral Wells, Texas 3.79 Business
DL Josh Aldridge HARDING VI Jr. Jackson, Tenn. 3.31 Social science
DL Garrison Hardin HARDIN-SIMMONS VI Jr. Abilene, Texas 3.37 Criminal justice
DL Felix Williams EAST TEXAS BAPTIST VI So. New London, Texas 3.67 Criminal justice
P Jake Denzer ARKANSAS TECH VI Jr. Elkins, Ark. 3.57 Social studies education


Kalynne Allen ABILENE CHRISTIAN VI So. New Braunfels, Texas 4.00 History
Kendra Coulson TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIV. VI Sr. Abilene, Texas 4.00 Legal studies
Erin Davis HARDIN-SIMMONS VI Sr. Abilene, Texas 4.00 Education
Lauren Eveler OUR LADY OF THE LAKE VI Sr. Clint, Texas 4.00 Communications / media broadcasting
Shawna Hines ABILENE CHRISTIAN VI Sr. Aurora, Colo. 3.89 Business management
Erin Maenius MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR VI Sr. San Antonio, Texas 3.97 Marketing
Lauren Thedford WEST TEXAS A&M VI So. Carrollton, Texas 4.00 Political science


Becca Anderson MID-AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VI So. Cleburn, Texas 3.77 Mathematics
Jordan Anderton AUSTIN VI Sr. Garland, Texas 3.46 Business administration
Erika Dupree WEST TEXAS A&M VI Jr. Mesquite, Texas 3.72 Mass communications / broadcasting
Kelsie Edwards ABILENE CHRISTIAN VI Jr. Highlands Ranch, Colo. 3.79 Communication science
Chelsea Gibson ANGELO STATE VI So. Spring Branch, Texas 3.30 Undeclared
Margaret (Maggie) Glover SOUTHERN ARKANSAS VI Gr. Waxahachie, Texas 3.77 Counseling
Sarah Von Lienen ARKANSAS TECH VI Sr. Lakeland, Tenn. 3.47 Art History
Amanda Waclawczyk TEXAS A&M -KINGSVILLE VI Jr. Poth, Texas 3.91 Biology


Jasmine Austin MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR VI Jr. Scott, La. 3.94 Communication
Erin Didier JOHN BROWN VI So. Conway, Ark. 3.68 Sports medicine
Laura Farney ARKANSAS TECH VI Jr. Morton, Ill. 3.83 Spanish education
Jennie Hutt ABILENE CHRISTIAN VI Jr. Papillion, Neb. 3.89 Interdisciplinary studies
Desiree Luevano WAYLAND BAPTIST VI Sr. El Paso, Texas 3.81 Molecular biology
Shea McBrearty TARLETON STATE VI Gr. Dripping Spr., Texas 3.68 Public relations
Ijeoma Moronu ABILENE CHRISTIAN VI Sr. Fort Worth, Texas 3.42 Exercise science
Emily Tate HARDING VI Sr. Sachse, Texas 3.62 Fashion merchandising

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