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Gold Rallies to Win MSU Spring Game

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Senior quarterback Jake Glover connected with Arsenio Phillips with 42 seconds remaining to lift Gold to a 24-21 win in the annual Maroon vs. Gold Spring Game Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

Gold rallied to score the final 14 points in the fourth quarter and took advantage of good fortune as Torrey Dickey recovered Maroon quarterback Trey Seward's fumble at the Maroon 30-yard line with 1:57 to play.

Seven plays later, Glover found Phillips on an in route to deliver victory for Gold.

Paced by sophomore quarterback Quade Coward, the Maroon team controlled play throughout much of the contest as the Cleburne product connoted on 16-of-22 passes for a game-high 195 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 20 more yards.

Coward connected with junior tight end Derek Lockhart for a 26-yard scoring strike near the end of the first quarter, then hit redshirt-freshman running back Don Jerry on a wheel route for another 28-yard score to give Maroon a 14-0 lead.

Lockhard finished the game with a team-high six catches for 85 yards and a touchdown.

But Gold cut the lead in half after sophomore running back Dante Taylor broke up the middle before streaking to the sideline on a 56-yard TD rush with 6:17 to go in the first half to make the score 14-7.

Coward produced another golden scoring opportunity for Maroon at the end of the first half when his 29-yard connection with junior receiver Levy Wilson set his team up at the Gold 6-yard line.

But the Gold defense stiffened allowing a 2-yard run by Lafrontae Conkleton before forcing three consecutive incompletions to end the half.

The teams exchanged lengthy drives to start the second half, but Gold settled for a 37-yard Andy Alkazshvilly field goal after going 45 yards on 14 plays in 6:44 to make the score 14-10 with 8:16 to go in the third quarter.

Seward answered by leading Maroon on a 13-play, 65-yard drive hitting Lockhart on a 17-yard strike on the only passing play of the possession. Jerry culminated the drive with a second score of the day on a 1-yard plunge with 2:00 to go in the quarter post Maroon to a 21-10 lead.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Hagen Hutchinson's bullet against the wind found the hands of Statron Jones for a 55-yard strike to set Gold up at the Maroon 6-yard line early in the fourth quarter.

Three plays later, Drew Ashley plowed in from 1 yard out to pull Gold back into the game at 21-17.

Jones finished with a game-high eight receptions for 115 yards.

Maroon turned the ball over on downs in Gold territory on its next possession then Dickey's fumble recovery gave Gold life and possession with 1:57 to play.

Sophomore Brandon Gordon paced Maroon with 79 rushing yards, while Taylor paced Gold with 78 yards on seven carries while redshirt-freshman Vande Parkes had 60 yards on 12 totes.

Deyleon Williams and Malachi Smith had nine tackles each to pace the Gold defense while Donny Walsh made six stops to go along with three sacks and an interception for Maroon.

Midwestern State opens the 2014 campaign against Missouri S&T on Sep. 13 at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

2014 MSU Football Schedule

Sept. 13 - vs Missouri S&T, 7 p.m.
Sept. 20 - vs Eastern New Mexico (Lone Star Football Festival), time TBA
Sept. 27 - at Tarleton State, time TBA
Oct. 4 - vs Angelo State, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11 - at West Texas A&M, 6 p.m.
Oct. 18 - vs McMurry, 8 p.m.
Oct. 25 - vs Texas A&M-Commerce, 7 p.m. (Homecoming)
Nov. 1 - at Texas A&M-Kingsville, 7 p.m.
Nov. 8 - LSC Playoffs, 1st Rd
Nov. 15 - LSC Playoffs, 2nd Rd

M. Tennis: #18 Mustangs Beat #16 NW Missouri, 6-3

The 18th ranked Midwestern State Mustangs took down 16th ranked Northwest Missouri State 6-3 on Saturday in an interregional contest on a neutral court at the Cooper Tennis Center.

The Mustangs (14-6), the top ranked team in the South Central Region bounced back from a loss on Friday with a decisive win against the Central Region's top team in the Bearcats (13-3) snapping NWMSU's three-match win streak.

Midwestern took two of the three doubles contests, then snagged four of the six singles points for the win.

One of the highlights for the Mustangs came at No. 1 singles, where 30th ranked Kacper Boborykin beat the Bearcats 20th ranked Sergio DeVilchez 6-1, 6-2.

The Mustangs grabbed a win at No. 6 when Tomas Grejtak beat Hicham Azzaoui 6-3, 6-1.

Jarrod Liston clinched the victory for MSU when he put away Julien Couronne 6-2, 6-2 at No. 5.

Christopher Norrie also added a win for the Mustangs at No. 4 when he was ahead 6-4, 3-3 score when Lluis Altimires retired.

Northwest Missouri got singles points at No. 2 as Romain Boissinot upset 34th ranked Kyle Davidson 6-1, 6-2, and when Alvaro Riveros won No. 3 over Ramon Toyos 6-3, 6-4.

The Mustangs held a 2-1 lead after doubles as Boborykin/Davidson won No. 2 against Riverso/Couronne 8-5, and Liston/Zack Santagate beat Boissinot/Amery Clews 8-2 at No. 3.

Northwest claimed the No. 1 point as 12th ranked DeVilchez/Altimires edged eighth ranked Grejtak/Toyos 8-6.

The Mustangs are on the court again next Thursday when 17th ranked Cameron visits the MSU Tennis Center for a key regional showdown. First serve is at 2 p.m.

W. Tennis: #18 Mustangs Win 8th Straight, 7-0 over NW Missouri

It was a clean sweep for 18th ranked Midwestern State as they shutout Northwest Missouri State 7-0 on Saturday at the Cooper Tennis Center at Drury University.

The Mustangs (17-3) ran their winning streak to eight straight with the win over the Bearcats (10-13).

Freshman Paige Boykin helped lead the way for Midwestern, winning all but one game of her two matches. Boykin won at No. 6 singles 6-1, 6-0 over Mara Veasey after teaming with Courtney Anderson to win No. 3 doubles 8-0 against Aniek Kolen/Stephanie Mannix.

Lauren Pineda won at No. 5 singles against Marianne Hull 6-0, 6-1 and teamed with Amy Cliffton to beat Hull/Veasey 8-1 at No. 2 doubles.

Clifton beat Lorena Rivas at No. 1 singles 6-3, 6-0, while Anderson won at No. 4 when leading Mannix 5-0 when she retired.

The Mustangs 20th ranked doubles tandem of Kayla Casey and Taylor Coffman won the No. 1 doubles point with an 8-2 triumph over Rivas/Alexis Bartek.

However, both Casey's No. 2 singles match with Bartek and Coffman's No. 3 match with Kolen were left unfinished when play was called.

Midwestern returns home to the MSU Tennis Center Monday afternoon for its final Lone Star Conference regular season match. MSU meets Cameron, both with 2-0 LSC marks, for the regular season conference title and top seed in the LSC Tournament. First serve Monday is 2 p.m.