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MSU Roundup: Saturday, Sep. 20

Notes: #23 MSU Football defeated Eastern New Mexico 42-17 at the Lone Star Football Festival in Arlington. Look for a complete recap Sunday night on Newschannel 6 at 10! Also, Kayla Casey defeated Joanna Savva of Tyler JC 6-1, 6-3. Check out highlights of both in the videos on this page!

Cross Country: Ruiz Sets Record, Mustangs Finish Strong in Joplin

Midwestern State took its first test of the season head on Saturday morning at the Missouri Southern Stampede and the results definitely weren't mixed in the least.

Senior Gabby Ruiz set the school's 5K cross country record leading a group of eight runners to set personal bests as the Mustangs claimed fifth in a field steeped with Division I entries and strong home squad.

"We got boxed in a little bit at the front so we didn't get out as quickly as we wanted," MSU coach Koby Styles said. "We had to make up a lot of ground later in the race. I am really pleased how we performed. The really exciting thing is that we can do a lot better and the girls feel the same way too. A lot of positive things came from this race."

Ruiz took 25th overall and nosed out former Lone Star Conference Runner of the Year Sydnee Cole for the program record covering the course in 18:08 flat. Cole clocked an 18:08.35 in the same meet in 2010.

Ruiz was just one of five runners to break MSU's all-time Top 20 at the 5K distance as senior Michelle Krezonoski loved the seventh best time with an 18:18.65 to take 31st, senior Kim Krezonoski logged the 12th best time at 18:40.78 to finish 40th, junior Brittany Adams ran an 18:44.72 (13th best) to take 43rd and senior Emma Ramirez clocked an 18:54.84 (18th best) to claim 46th.

Overall, the Mustangs totaled 164 points to finish behind Arkansas (24), Tulsa (49), Oklahoma (82) and host Missouri Southern (110). The Lions were ranked 15th in the USTFCCCA Preseason Top 25.

"These are the fastest overall times we've had here against a quality field," I am extremely excited about what this year has in store. We have the potential to be on the better teams we've ever had."

Junior Ana Lopez (19:31.21/55th), freshman Angela Dees (19:26.73/65th), senior Lucia Trejo (19:31.44/68th) and senior Danielle Chavarria (19:41.26/75th) also set personal bests while senior Cara Mack (19:39.78/74th) and junior Maira Salinas (20:22.77/92nd) also turned in solid times.

Midwestern State next competes in the Metro State Pre-Regional (6K) on Oct. 4 in Denver.

Volleyball Drops 5-Setter at Commerce

The duo of Nicole Marzik and Hunter Porter did their damage Saturday night for Midwestern State, but it wasn't enough to overcome Texas A&M-Commerce which came away with a nip-and-tuck 25-20, 23-25, 24-26, 25-22, 17-15 win here in Lone Star Conference play.

The Mustangs dropped their fifth consecutive match to fall to 4-7 on the season while going to 0-4 in league play.

MSU plays host to Texas-Permian Basin Sunday afternoon at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. First serve is set for 3 p.m.

Marzik, a junior outside hitter from Peaster, put down a career-high 20 kills and finished off her seventh double-double of the season with 18 digs. She proved efficient hitting .246 making six errors in 57 attempts.

Porter, a junior transfer from Emporia State, put down 16 kills, while redshirt-freshman middle blocker Angel Summers had 13 kills while hitting .281.

Sophomore setter Sarah Rosinke completed a solid all-around performance with 42 assists, eight kills, seven digs and three service aces.

Senior libero Casey Fletcher paced MSU back row play with 33 digs, while sophomore Madelyn Johnson added 12 digs of her own.

Amy Devault led a group of four A&M-Commerce players in double-figures with 20 as the Lions hit a stellar .262 as a team.

Texas A&M-Commerce upped its season record to 3-9 and 1-2.
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