Teams walk away from sports showcase with varying succcess

Lauren Roberts

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Gabby Ruiz, nursing and spanish senior, runs at the annual Strohman Dental/MSU Stampede Saturday morning at the former Hawk Ridge Golf Course. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Gabby Ruiz, nursing and spanish senior, runs at the annual Strohman Dental/MSU Stampede Saturday morning at the former Hawk Ridge Golf Course. Photo by Lauren Roberts

The Midwestern State University community were able to take in four sports Saturday when Cross Country, Volleyball, Men’s Soccer and Football had home games.

Cross Country warms up for season start

The cross country team ran its first race of the season Saturday morning with its annual Strohman Dental/MSU Stampede 4K at the former Hawk Ridge Golf Course, running away with a first-place finish.

Cara Mack, mathematics senior, said, “It was really great. The weather was perfect especially when you’re running. The course was nice and smooth.”

The stampede included colleges, high schools and junior high schools. For the Midwestern State University team the race is a warmup before the first official race.

Brittany Adams, nursing junior, said, “It’s better for us to start out in a 4K so we’re confident. We’re not running a 6K the first race and our confidence drops from not meeting the times we want to meet.”

10 runners from last season returned this year with seniors Michelle Krezonoski, pre-medicine, Gabby Ruiz, nursing and spanish, Danielle Chavarria, business management, Kim Krezonoski, pre-medicine, Cara Mack, mathematics, Emma Ramirez, spanish, and Lucia Trejo, exercise physiology.

The team’s next race is the Missouri Southern Stampede 5K in Joplin, Missouri Sept. 20.

Cross Country Schedule

Men’s soccer on a winning streak

The men’s soccer team is four games into the season with a three game winning streak. The streak started with the team’s second game in Colorado against Colorado Mesa University and has continued at home.

Monday night MSU had its second shutout of the short season with a 4-0 win over Lubbock Christian University. The team’s first came on Saturday when MSU shut out the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs 2-0. Midfielder Andrew Power, business junior, scored first with a header in the goal.

Andrew Power, business senior, celebrates after scoring the first goal against Colorado-Colorado Springs at the soccer field Saturday afternoon. MSU would win in a shutout 2-0. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Andrew Power, business senior, celebrates after scoring the first goal against Colorado-Colorado Springs at the soccer field Saturday afternoon. MSU would win in a shutout 2-0. Photo by Lauren Roberts

“We’ve been working on set pieces over the last week and I was just hoping for a good delivery and to get on the end of it. Thank God it went in,” Power said.

In the game Monday, Power scored two goals to bring his total to six for the season.

Len Smith, business management senior, scored on a penalty kick and Call Casarez, environmental science junior, made his first goal of the season.

Albert Rodriguez, criminal justice junior, said, “Coach is always telling us to put pressure on the ball. We’re just working hard getting to the balls.”

The team travels to Wichita, Kansas, next to try and extend its winning streak against Newman University who is 4-0-1 for the season.

Men’s soccer schedule

Volleyball on downward spiral 

The volleyball team played three games between Friday and Saturday and lost all of them. The team lost its game Friday to Tarleton State University 0-3, losing every set.

In the first game on Saturday against Angelo State University, the team was able to even the score to 1-1 before Angelo State pulled away to win the last two sets with a final score of 1-3.

Christy Carruth, undecided freshman, said, “Our defense is our biggest strength but it wasn’t that good in the last game.”

In the final game against Harding University, MSU played a close game in the first set but lost 0-3.

Nicole Marzik, accounting junior, said,”We fought really hard we just have some things we need to work on. We gave it all we could.”

Tuesday night MSU played a hard-fought match against Southern Nazarene University losing 3-2 in Bethany, Oklahoma. MSU won the first set but lost the next two. In the fourth set the team came back and forced fifth set. Down by as much as six points in the final set MSU closed the score to 13-14. A kill by Southern Nazarene’s Taylor Jacobs, senior middle blocker, ended the game.

Players will look to bounce back in their next game Friday at 7 p.m. against Texas Woman’s University in Denton.

Volleyball Schedule

2014 Sports Showcase

MSU's Kalen Ryden, mass communication senior, and Colorado-Colorado Springs' freshman Jake McAllister jump over MSU's goal keeper Nick Petolick, business management junior, as Petolick holds on to the ball. Photo by Lauren Roberts
MSU's Kalen Ryden, mass communication senior, and Colorado-Colorado Springs' freshman Jake McAllister jump over MSU's goal keeper Nick Petolick, business management junior, as Petolick holds on to the ball. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Albert Rodriguez, criminal justice junior, makes it past the goalie to score in the first half against Colorado-Colorado Springs Saturday afternoon at the soccer field. MSU won 2-0. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Albert Rodriguez, criminal justice junior, makes it past the goalie to score in the first half against Colorado-Colorado Springs Saturday afternoon at the soccer field. MSU won 2-0. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Nicole Marzik, accounting junior, dives for the ball at D.L. Ligon Coliseum Saturday afternoon against Angelo State. MSU lost 1-3. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Nicole Marzik, accounting junior, dives for the ball at D.L. Ligon Coliseum Saturday afternoon against Angelo State. MSU lost 1-3. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Bailee Larkin-McDowell, nursing freshman, hits the ball over the net at D.L. Ligon Coliseum Saturday afternoon against Angelo State. MSU lost 1-3. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Bailee Larkin-McDowell, nursing freshman, hits the ball over the net at D.L. Ligon Coliseum Saturday afternoon against Angelo State. MSU lost 1-3. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Brittany Adams, nursing junior, runs across the finish line at the annual Strohman Dental/MSU Stampede Saturday morning at the former Hawk Ridge Golf Course. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Brittany Adams, nursing junior, runs across the finish line at the annual Strohman Dental/MSU Stampede Saturday morning at the former Hawk Ridge Golf Course. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Gabby Ruiz, nursing and spanish senior, runs at the annual Strohman Dental/MSU Stampede Saturday morning at the former Hawk Ridge Golf Course. Photo by Lauren Roberts
Gabby Ruiz, nursing and spanish senior, runs at the annual Strohman Dental/MSU Stampede Saturday morning at the former Hawk Ridge Golf Course. Photo by Lauren Roberts
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