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MSU Roundup: Williams Earns LSC Honor

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FOOTBALL: Williams tabbed LSC Special Teams Player of the Week

Midwestern State sophomore Dominique Williams garnered Lone Star Conference Special Teams Player of the Honors Monday when league officials announced weekly award winners.
 
The sophomore from Houston became the first MSU player to return a punt for a touchdown in six seasons as he provided the Mustangs' third touchdown of the opening quarter in a 66-20 win over McMurry (Texas).
 
Williams took the punt at his own 32 and returned it straight up the middle for a 68-yard TD.
 
It equaled the fifth-longest punt return in MSU history and was the first scoring punt return since BeeJay Mathis went 70 yards against Northeastern State on Sep. 15, 2007.
 
It was Williams' second return of 60-or-more yards this season matching the feat of former NAIA All American Henry Johnson who recorded returns of 76 and 68 yards during the 1995 season.
 
Williams is the LSC leading punt returner boasting 23.0-yard average.
 
Tarleton State's sophomore wideout Le'Nard Meyers (8 rec., 168 yds, 2 TDs) and senior linebacker Marquis Wadley (15 tackles) were named the league's top offensive and defensive performers leading the Texans to a 31-27 upset win over No. 4 West Texas A&M Saturday night in Stephenville.
 

Midwestern State plays host to No. 8 West Alabama Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.

Mustangs bump ahead one spot to No. 24 in the AFCA Top 25

Midwestern State moved ahead one spot to No. 24 in the latest American Football Coaches' Association Top 25 released Monday afternoon.
 
The Mustangs claimed their fourth straight win taking a 66-20 decision over McMurry Saturday night at Memorial Stadium to improve to 4-1 on the season.
 
MSU concludes its three-week home stand taking on No. 8 West Alabama Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.
 
West Alabama upended No. 1 Valdosta State (Ga.) last Thursday to ignite a tumultuous week for highly ranked teams.
 
Tarleton State recovered from a 21-point halftime deficit to defeat then-No. 4 West Texas A&M 31-27. The Texans (5-0) jumped ahead seven spots to No. 14, while the Buffs descended 13 places to 17th.
 
No. 7 Indiana (Pa.) fell 15 spots to No. 22 after taking a 42-16 loss to unranked Slippery Rock (Pa.).
 
MSU is one of 10 teams from a stacked Super Region Four to receive mention in the poll joining No. 3 Colorado State-Pueblo, No. 14 Tarleton State, No. 17 West Texas A&M, No. 18 Ohio Dominican and No. 21 Indianapolis (Ind.).
 
Saginaw Valley State (Mich.), Chadron State (Neb.), Ferris State (Mich.) and Colorado Mines are receiving votes.
 
The Mustangs have received at least one vote in 90 of the last 91 polls dating back to the 2006 season.
    

AFCA Division II Coaches Poll
Oct. 14, 2013
Rank School (1st votes) Record Points Last
1 Minnesota State-Mankato (26) 6-0 791 2
2 Northwest Missouri State (4) 6-0 767 3
3 Colorado State-Pueblo (1) 6-0 729 5
4 Missouri Western State (1) 6-0 708 6
5 Henderson State (Ark.) 6-0 638 8
6 Bloomsburg (Pa.) 6-0 606 9
7 Pittsburg State (Kan.) 6-0 594 10
8 West Alabama 5-1 547 14
9 Minnesota-Duluth 5-1 489 11
10 North Carolina-Pembroke 5-0 461 13
11 Shepherd (W. Va.) 6-0 454 12
12 Valdosta State (Ga.) 4-1 452 1
13 Washburn (Kan.) 6-0 390 15
14 Tarleton State (Texas) 5-0 341 21t
15 West Chester (Pa.) 6-0 319 17
16 Winston-Salem (N.C.) 5-1 313 16
17 West Texas A&M 5-1 309 4
18 Ohio Dominican 6-0 283 20
19 Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 5-1 252 18
20 Emporia State (Kan.) 6-0 187 23
21 Indianapolis (Ind.) 5-1 179 21t
22 Indiana (Pa.) 5-1 161 7
23 Newberry (S.C.) 6-0 138 NR
24 Midwestern State (Texas) 4-1 121 25
25 St. Cloud State (Minn.) 5-1 35 NR

MEN'S GOLF: Mustangs 9th after opening round 316 at The Territory Classic

Midwestern State junior Derek Oland fired a 4-over-par 76 to lead the Mustangs in first round play at The Territory Classic on Monday.

The teams fought through heavy rains at the start of the round at the par 72, 7,077-yard Territory Golf and Country Club that caused some problems.

"The conditions were not great," said MSU Coach Jeff Ray. "We're a young group and we got a lesson in needing to be mentally tough in bad weather."

Oland's 76 is six strokes off the lead after the first round of the two round tournament. He's tied for 16th individually.

He also paced MSU to a 316 for the first round, placing the Mustangs ninth in the 15 team field.

Senior Julio Gonzales-Galvan added a 77, while sophomore Colton Kowalick supplied a 79. MSU had sophomore Brandon Banks add an 84, while freshman Jared Baker posted an 87.

"We need that good fourth score to score well as a team, and it was a tough day for that," said Ray. "Jeremy (LeGuen) is injured and not playing this week, and we definitely missed him today."

St. Edward's didn't let the weather affect them, recording a solid 4-over 292 as a team, while host Cameron stands in second and third, with the varsity squad tied with the CU JV team at 16-over 304. Abilene Christian is in fourth at 307, followed by Southern Nazarene and West Texas A&M at 309.

Individually, St. Ed's Dillon Van Essen fired a 2-under 70 in the first round for the lead, followed by teammate Andres Rodas at 1-under 71 and ACU's Trey Sullivan at even-par 72.

The final round is Tuesday at The Territory.

The Territory Classic
The Territory Golf Club
Duncan, Okla.
Par-72, 7,077 yards
Team Leaderboard
Place Team Round Scores Total To Par
1 St. Edward's (Texas) 292 292 +4
2 Cameron (Okla.) 304 304 +16

Cameron JV (Okla.) 304 304 +16
4 Abilene Christian (Texas) 307 307 +19
5 Southern Nazarene (Okla.) 309 309 +21

West Texas A&M 309 309 +21
7 Incarnate Word (Texas) 310 310 +22
8 Dallas Baptist (Texas) 311 311 +23
9 Midwestern State (Texas) 316 316 +28
10 Lubbock Christian (Texas) 318 318 +30

McMurry (Texas) 318 318 +30
12 Arkansas-Fort Smith 319 319 +31
13 St. Mary's (Texas) 320 320 +32
14 Newman (Kan.) 323 323 +35
15 Texas A&M-Commerce 331 331 +43
Individual Leaderboard
Place Player, Team Round Scores Total To Par
1 Dillon Von Essen, St. Edward's 70 70 -2
2 Andres Rodas, St. Edward's 71 71 -1
3 Trey Sullivan, Abilene Christian 72 72 E
4 James Bolton, Newman 73 73 +1

Jose A. Hernandez, St. Edward's 73 73 +1

Facundo Garcia, Lubbock Christian 73 73 +1
7 Matthew Van Winkle, St. Mary's 74 74 +2

Zeb Littlefield, Cameron JV 74 74 +2

Cristian Valderrama, Southern Nazarene 74 74 +2

Austin Wylie, Incarnate Word 74 74 +2
Midwestern State Scorecard
9 Midwestern State 316-555 316 +28
16t Derek Oland 76 76 +4
23t Julio Gonzales-Galvan 77 77 +5
38t Colton Kowalick 79 79 +7
58t Brandon Banks 84 84 +12
66t Jared Baker 87 87 +15


WOMEN'S GOLF: Moore shares lead at rain-soaked DBU Classic

Midwestern State junior Brenna Moore sloshed through the rain to fire a 1-under-par 71 to hold the individual lead at the Dallas Baptist Classic.

Moore, who posted her best round of the young season, toured the par 72, 5,879-yard Golf Club of Dallas in fine fashion tying Arkansas Tech's Rebecka Surtevall at 1-under.

Moore leads a group of nine players within a stroke of the top of the leaderboard after the first round of action.

Moore helped pace the Mustangs to sitting fifth in the team standings at 312, just two strokes out of second.

Freshmen Sierra Campbell and Kellie Martin are in a group tied for 16th after a first round 7-over 79. Freshman Hayley Dambold put up and 83, while Knyze Mann added an 88.

Playing as an individual, Caitlan Inman tallied a 94.

St. Edward's, with three players in the top five and a fourth in the top 13, leads the tournament at 297, 13 strokes ahead of Cameron and Arkansas Tech tied for second at 310. Tarleton State is next at 311 with MSU at 312 in fifth among the 15 teams in the competition.

The tournament concludes with a single 18-hole round on Tuesday.

DBU Classic
The Golf Club of Dallas
Dallas, Texas
Par-72, 5,879 yards
Team Leaderboard
Place Team Round Scores Total To Par
1 St. Edward's (Texas) 297 297 +9
2 Cameron (Okla.) 310 310 +22

Arkansas Tech 310 310 +22
4 Tarleton State (Texas) 311 311 +23
5 Midwestern State (Texas) 312 312 +24
6 Dallas Baptist (Texas) 322 322 +34
7 Texas A&M-Commerce 328 328 +40

Arkansas-Fort Smith 328 328 +40
9 St. Mary's (Texas) 330 330 +42
10 Rogers State (Okla.) 331 331 +43
11 Angelo State (Texas) 335 335 +47
12 Northwood (Texas) 340 340 +52
13 Southwestern (Texas) 342 342 +54
14 Texas Wesleyan 349 349 +61
15 McMurry (Texas) 358 358 +70
Individual Leaderboard
Place Player, Team Round Scores Total To Par
1 Brenna Moore, Midwestern State 71 71 -1

Rebecka Surtevall, Arkansas Tech 71 71 -1
3 Haley Haught, St. Edward's 72 72 E
4 Allison Howarth, St. Mary's 73 73 +1
5 Jaqueline Strickland, Cameron 74 74 +2

Marissa Bransburg, St. Edward's 74 74 +2

Alyssa Smith, St. Edward's 74 74 +2
8 Isabel Jimenez-Perea, Tarleton State 75 75 +3

Erin Barrington, Dallas Baptist 75 75 +3
10 Chelsea McCoy, A&M-Commerce 76 76 +4

Lindsey Alexander, Cameron 76 76 +4

Celeste Gish, Arkansas-Fort Smith 76 76 +4
Midwestern State Scorecard
5 Midwestern State 312 312 +24
1t Brenna Moore 71 71 -1
16t Sierra Campbell 79 79 +7
16t Kellie Martin 79 79 +7
34t Hayley Dambold 83 83 +11
57t Kynze Mann 88 88 +16
94 Caitlan Inman** 94 94 +22