Tuesday, October 17, 2017

LSC Volleyball Roundup

LSC Scoop South Central Region Power Poll

  1. Regis
  2. Tarleton State
  3. Colorado Mines
  4. Arkansas-Fort Smith
  5. Angelo State
  6. Metro State
  7. St. Edwards
  8. Texas A&M-Commerce
  9. Texas A&M-Kingsville
  10. Colorado Springs
  11. Mesa State
  12. West Texas A&M
  13. Texas Woman's
  14. Colorado Christian
  15. Midwestern State
  16. Fort Lewis
  17. Eastern New Mexico
  18. Newman
  19. St. Mary's
  20. Dallas Baptist
  21. New Mexico Highlands
  22. Chadron State
  23. Black Hills
  24. Western New Mexico
  25. Adams State
  26. Westminster
  27. Lubbock Christian
  28. Cameron
  29. Colorado State-Pueblo
  30. UT-Permian Basin
  31. Texas A&M-International
  32. Western State
  33. South Dakota Mines

AVCA Poll
Tarleton State is #13, and Angelo State is hanging in at #22



LSC Weekly Release
Tarleton State, who is on a 10-game winning streak, leads the Lone Star Conference standings at 9-1 with Texas A&M-Commerce, winners of seven straight, in second place at 8-2 in league action.  The TexAnns and Lions play Saturday in Stephenville, Texas.
        LSC games continue this week with four matches Tuesday, one Wednesday, and five matches each on Friday and Saturday.
        LSC volleyball teams are 108-108 overall this season.  The squads are currently 15-17 combined versus Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams, and 12-6 against the Heartland Conference, which are the other leagues in the NCAA South Central Region.
        LSC schedule and results available here: http://www.lonestarconference.org/calendar.aspx?path=wvball&

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
OFFENSIVE
Hailey Roberts, Tarleton State University, SR, Cedar Park, Texas, Cedar Park HS
Roberts returned to form after missing a game last weekend as the senior standout from Cedar Park landed 32 kills in six sets to lead Tarleton to its ninth and 10th consecutive victories. Roberts and the TexAnns swept their way through the New Mexico road trip and move to 4-0 on that road trip since Western New Mexico joined the conference last season. Tarleton is the only LSC school to sweep the Mustangs and Greyhounds on the road over that span. Last weekend, Roberts boasted 32 kills in two sweeps for an average of 5.33 kills per set on a .299 hitting percentage. She also added two assists, an ace, 18 digs, three blocks, and 34.5 total points for Tarleton.

DEFENSIVE
Savannah Rutledge, Texas A&M University-Commerce, SO, The Woodlands, Texas, College Park HS
Rutledge was all over for the Lions as she led the team with 48 digs, averaging 6.0 per set in the Lions' two wins last week. She had a career-high 32 digs in A&M-Commerce's 3-2 road win against West Texas A&M. Rutledge received 20 serves against the Lady Buffs without a return error and also had five assists and an ace. She then had 16 digs without a return error and added an ace in the Lions sweep of UT Permian Basin. Rutledge helped hold Lion opponents to just a .113 hitting average. She is fifth in the conference in service aces per set and 10th in digs per set.

SETTER
Jordyn Keamo, Tarleton State University, SR, Mililani, Hawaii, Mililani HS
Keamo continued her dominant senior season as she led Tarleton to two more wins on the road at Eastern and Western New Mexico last weekend to extend the TexAnns' winning streak to 10. Keamo dished out 58 assists in six sets for an average of 9.67 assists per set in back-to-back sweeps. She also added 10 kills, two aces, 13 digs, four blocks, and 14.0 total points for the week. She helped Tarleton hit .345 as a team for the weekend.





Sunday, October 15, 2017

LSC Weekend Roundup


LSC Scoop Power Poll
  1. Midwestern State - offense showing more versatility than we expected
  2. Texas A&M-Commerce - back on track, but will need to be able to run in the postseason
  3. Eastern New Mexico - quietly putting together a playoff caliber season
  4. Angelo State - season settling into a familiar trajectory
  5. Texas A&M-Kingsville - revving up for another late season run?
  6. Tarleton State - unable to generate much when not getting turnovers
  7. West Texas A&M - ugly win, but a much needed one
  8. UT-Permian Basin - showed life when Mathis replaced at QB
  9. Western New Mexico - No Javia Hall = no offense = no chance at Commerce
Super Region 4 LSC Scoop Rankings
purely mathematic

  1. Winona State 7-0 - MSU-Mankato remain
  2. Midwestern State 5-0 - ENMU remains
  3. Central Washington 7-0 - North Alabama, Azusa Pacific and Humboldt State remain
  4. MSU-Mankato 7-0 - Winona State and Sioux Falls remain
  5. Minnesota-Duluth 5-2 - no tough games remain
  6. Texas A&M-Commerce 5-1 - Angelo State to top remaining opponent
  7. Humboldt State 5-1 - Central Washing remains
  8. Sioux Falls 6-1 - MSU Mankato and Upper Iowa remain
  9. Eastern New Mexico 6-1 - Midwestern Stat and Texas A&M-Kingsville remain
  10. Colorado Mesa 6-1 - Azusa Pacific to close out the season
  11. Colorado State-Pueblo 5-2 - Chadron and Black Hills remain
  12. St. Cloud 5-2 - Bemidiji toughest remaining foe
  13. Azusa Pacific 4-3 - CWU and Colorado Mesa remain
  14. Angelo State 3-3 - Texas A&M-Commerce this week
  15. Upper Iowa 4-3 - Sioux Falls and Wayne State remain
  16. Bemidiji State 5-2 - St. Cloud and Minnesota Duluth remain
  17. Chadron State 4-3 - CSUP, Col Mines and Black Hills remain
  18. Tarleton State 3-3 - Midwestern State and Texas A&M-Kingsville remain
  19. Wayne State 4-3 - still have to face Winona and Minnesota Mankato
  20. Northern State
  21. Texas A&M-Kingsville 3-4 - Eastern New Mexico and Tarleton State next two weeks
  22. Black Hills State
  23. South Dakota Mines
  24. Dixie State
  25. West Texas A&M 3-4 - toughest part of schedule coming up (MSU, TAMC, Angelo)
  26. Augustana
  27. Fort Lewis
  28. Western Oregon
  29. Colorado Mines
  30. Adams State
  31. Mary
  32. Moorhead State
  33. SW Minnesota
  34. Western New Mexico 1-5
  35. Concordia St. Paul
  36. New Mexico Highlands
  37. UT - Permian Basin 1-4
  38. Minnesota - Crookston
  39. Simon Fraser
  40. Western State
  41. Minot State





MSU solves first road test to go 5-0 - Andy Newberry, Times Record News
Errors prove costly again for Rams - Charles Bryce, San Angelo Standard Times
Tarleton makes up just half of first half deficit - Brad Keith, The Flash Today
WT snaps losing ways with win over Grizzlies - Kale Steed, Amarillo.com


No. 6 MSU rolls over Rams - 41-27 - for fifth straight win

The kicking game has been a problem for the Midwestern State Mustangs against the Angelo State Rams in the past, losing games in 2005 and 2009 on last second field goals.

So when the sixth-ranked Mustangs missed a pair of early PATs and gave up a 52-yard field goal to the Rams, things were looking a bit iffy.

But the Rams would have some troubles in the kicking game of their own, missing a chip-shot field goal, failing to recover a pooch kickoff and muffing a punt.

The Mustangs turned both of those opportunities into points, Vincent Johnson had a career-best four TD game and Kevin Hayes had a pair of interceptions and a fumble recovery to help MSU to a 41-27 win over the Rams at Lagrand Field in their first road game of the season...Complete Release

Perez becomes all-time TD passing leader as No. 11 Lions roll to 52-3 Homecoming win over Western New Mexico

The No. 11 Texas A&M-Commerce football team defeated Western New Mexico 52-3 on Saturday. The Lions jumped out to a 17-0 lead and scored the final 35 points of the game in front of a raucous Homecoming crowd.

The win brings the Lions to 5-1 and 3-1 in the Lone Star Conference. The Mustangs fall to 1-6 and 1-4 in conference play...Complete Release

Fast Start, Turnovers Allow Gridiron Hounds to Sprint Past Texans

For the third time in the last four weeks, the Eastern New Mexico football team charged to a double-digit lead, but this time it was on the road. The Hounds capitalized on three turnovers to upend Tarleton State, 24-15, in Lone Star Conference action at Memorial Field.

With the win, Kelley Lee improved to 6-1 as head coach of the Greyhounds. The last ENMU head coach to win at least six of his first seven was Billy Kelly. Kelly won his first eight games in the 1982 season and finished with an 8-2-1 record...Complete Release

Dyal Shines as Javelinas Race Past Falcons, 47-21

Cade Dyal torched the UT Permian Basin defense for 367 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Texas A&M-Kingsville football team to a 47-21 victory over the Falcons on Saturday night at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa, Texas.

The Javelina offense was by no means a one man band, as Jordan Thomas topped 100 yards receiving for the third straight week. The senior hauled in six throws for 121 yards and added two scores. Nick Pelrean scored twice on the ground and rushed for 94 yards...Complete Release

Buffs Tame Grizzlies for 17-14 Homecoming Victory; Snap Three-Game Skid

The West Texas A&M football snapped a three-game skid Saturday evening with a 17-14 victory over visiting Adams State on Homecoming at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. The Buffs forced a season-high five turnovers in the game...Complete Release

Monday, October 9, 2017

LSC Week 6 Roundup

We had some computer issues last week, which prevented us from posting.  We apologize for the interruption.


#24 Strong


LSC Scoop Power Poll (Last week in parentheses)
  1. Midwestern State (2) - Mustangs have defeated TAMC 6 of their last 7 games, so you can't call it an upset despite the polls.
  2. Texas A&M Commerce (1) - 26 point fourth quarter deficit too much to overcome at MSU.
  3. Eastern New Mexico (3) - Hounds able to overcome miscues, hold off pesky UTPB.
  4. Angelo State (4) - Probably glad to have night off on crazy Saturday.
  5. Tarleton State (5) - Did not get all the bounces this week. 
  6. Texas A&M-Kingsville (7) - Finally played like we thought they could.
  7. West Texas A&M (6) - That Colorado State-Pueblo game seems like eons in the past.
  8. UT-Permian Basin (8) - another step forward for the Falcons.
  9. Western New Mexico (9) - Defense !?!?! led the way against Texans.

The top two are head and shoulders above the rest of the LSC, ENMU is not too far behind, but rest of league is very tightly bunched. Should see some separation in the next couple of weeks.



From the newspapers
MSU goes to another level in win over Commerce - Andy Newberry, Times Record News
Struggles continue for Buffs at Kingsville - Kale Steed, Amarillo.com
WT volleyball defeats A&M-Kingsville - Kale Steed, Amarillo.com
Texanns cruise by Cameron - The Flash Today







LSC Scoop Lonestar/Heartland Volleyball Power Poll
our regional rankings in parentheses
  1. Tarleton State (2)
  2. Angelo State (4)
  3. Arkansas Fort Smith (5)
  4. St. Edwards (8)
  5. Texas A&M-Commerce (9)
  6. Texas A&M-Kingsville (11)
  7. Texas Woman's (12)
  8. West Texas A&M (13)
  9. Midwestern State
  10. Newman
  11. Dallas Baptist
  12. Eastern New Mexico
  13. St. Mary's
  14. Western New Mexico
  15. Lubbock Christian
  16. Cameron
  17. UT Permian Basin
  18. Texas A&M-International

From the LSC Website

No. 10 MSU takes down No. 2 Texas A&M-Commerce, 47-42

Midwestern State and the Texas A&M-Commerce have been involved in some big battles over the past five years.

Saturday night's top-10 showdown in Memorial Stadium was no exception.

The 10th-ranked Mustangs hit them with their best shots early, then held off a late challenge by the second-ranked Lions to take a 47-42 win in front of 9,201 fans.

The Mustangs (4-0, 3-0 LSC) have now won three straight against the Lions and six of the last seven with five of the games being decided by six points or less...Complete Release


Gridiron Hounds Hold on for Dramatic Homecoming Win Over Falcons

The Eastern New Mexico football team dominated the opening half against UT Permian Basin but had to hold on for a dramatic 20-17 win. The win gave ENMU a Homecoming victory at Al Whitehead Field at Greyhound Stadium and its best start since the 2002 season...Complete Release


Dyal and Defense Overwhelms Buffaloes in 37-9 Win

Cade Dyal tossed three touchdown passes and the Javelina defense recorded seven sacks as the Texas A&M-Kingsville football team claimed its first Lone Star Conference victory of the season by dominating West Texas A&M, 37-9, on Saturday night at Javelina Stadium.

The Hogs went wire-to-wire in the win, led by a huge defensive effort that held the Buffalo offense to under 200 total yards and logged seven sacks. Linebacker Peyton Tilley led the Javelinas with nine tackles including five solos, Caleb Valentine recorded eight tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, and a six-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown, while Brandon Jones finished with seven takedowns and 1.5 sacks...Complete Release


WNMU Sacks Tarleton to Post First Victory of the Season

Tarleton State entered as a top team in the Lone Star Conference with a perfect 3-0 mark, but ran into a determined Western New Mexico football team that shut down the Texans for a majority of the game on their way to picking up the 38-25 victory Saturday afternoon.

The WNMU (1-5, 1-3 LSC) defense stuffed TSU (4-2, 3-1 LSC) throughout the game, allowing just a field goal through the first three quarters and posting six sacks. Redshirt senior Dominic Barry and junior Connor Mowat had 1.5 sacks each. Seniors Aaron Leauma and Leo Marin added one apiece, while junior Joe Tito and redshirt sophomore James Lee recorded a half-sack each...Complete Release

Lone Star Conference

Angelo State University

Cameron University

Eastern New Mexico University

MSUMustangs.com

Texas A&M-Commerce

Tarleton State University

Texas A&M-Kingsville

Texas Woman's College

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

West Texas A&M University

Western New Mexico