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MSU Roundup: Weekly Awards, Volleyball at UIW

Wood Gains LSC Defensive Player of the Week

Midwestern State's Michael Wood was named Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Week Thursday when the league announced its weekly awards.

The senior goalkeeper secured his first shutout in an MSU uniform by stopping two shots in a 2-0 win over Colorado-Colorado Springs Sunday afternoon at Mountain Lion Stadium.

The Crawley, England native also made five saves in a 3-1 road result over Colorado State-Pueblo Friday night at Rawlings Complex.

Eastern New Mexico's Kal Herbert gained top offensive honors after netting the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over West Texas A&M.

Midwestern State continues a five-game road swing with matches at Incarnate Word on Friday and St. Edward's on Sunday.

Whitworth Named LSC Goalkeeper of the Week

Midwestern State's Mallory Whitworth gained Lone Star Conference Goalkeeper of the Week Thursday afternoon when the league announced its weekly awards.

The junior from McKinney made a pair of saves to notch her second shutout of the season while leading the Mustangs to a 3-0 win over Southwest Baptist (Mo.) Thursday night at the MSU Soccer Field.

Whitworth moved past current Midwestern assistant coach Heather Primavera into second place on the school's all-time shutout list with 12.

She currently ranks amongst national leaders with a 0.31 goals against average and a .875 save percentage.

Eastern New Mexico's Emily Simon netted a goal off of a corner kick while helping the Zias to wins over Southwestern Oklahoma and West Texas A&M last week, while ENMU's Alysia Carrasco scored two goals in the victories to gain top offensive honors.

Midwestern State kicks off Lone Star Conference play with a pair of games this weekend the MSU Soccer Field. The Mustangs take on Angelo State Friday night at 7 p.m. before playing Incarnate Word Sunday at noon.

Montalvo Named LSC Runner of the Week

Midwestern State's Brissia Montalvo garnered Lone Star Conference Runner of the Week honors Thursday afternoon when the league announced its weekly awards.
 
The senior from El Paso claimed top individual honors at the Cameron Aggie Showdown by completing the 5K course in 18:47.00.
 
Montalvo paced a diluted MSU squad to a second-place showing en route to her second individual meet victory since transferring to Midwestern from El Paso Community College prior to last season.
 
Cameron's Hilary Kirwa gained top honors on the men's side for the second straight week after claiming a victory in the same Cameron Aggie Showdown.
 
Midwestern State competes at the 5K Missouri Southern Stampede Saturday in Joplin.

Volleyball: Mustangs Drop Second Straight, Fall at UIW

Incarnate Word's Stephanie Bonura tallied 15 kills to lead the hot-hitting Incarnate Word Cardinals to a 25-19, 17-25, 25-16, 25-19 win over Midwestern State in Lone Star Conference play Thursday night at McDermott Center.
 
The Mustangs dropped their second-straight match to fall to 6-3 on the season and 2-2 in league play, UIW improved to 5-6 and 2-3.
 
Midwestern concludes its South Texas swing Saturday afternoon at Texas A&M-Kingsville. First serve is set for 1 p.m.
 
The Mustangs struggled to a .096 team attack percentage while committing 32 errors after going for a season-high 36 miscues in Saturday's loss to Texas Woman's University.
 
MSU battled to pull within 19-18 in the opening set before committing three miscues in the closing moments to allow the Cardinals to pull away for a 25-19 to take a 1-0 lead.
 
Senior middle blocker Miranda Byrd helped the Mustangs right the ship in the second set by putting down five of her team-high 15 kills as the Mustangs hit .225 to come away with a 25-17 win to even the match at 1-1.
 
But MSU slouched to a .056 attack percentage the rest of the way as Incarnate Word put the match away.
 
Senior outside hitter Hillary White and junior outside hitter Shelbi Stewart added 10 kills each, while leading hitter Caitlin Wallace put down six kills despite being limited to 13 total attacks.
 
Byrd paced MSU at the net with four total blocks while freshman Kasey Decker had three.
 
White paced back row efforts with 17 digs and senior libero Kiara Jordan added 14, while junior setter Kimberly Jeffrey notched a double-double with 16 assists and 11 digs.
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