Continental Tire/NSCAA Division II Top 25
Sept. 23, 2014
Also receiving votes: West Chester (Pa.); Alabama-Huntsville; California State-Los Angeles; St. Edward's (Texas); Lindenwood (Mo.); Barton (N.C.); Slippery Rock (Pa.); Rollins (Fla.); Clayton State (Ga.).
Redshirt-freshman Angel Summers keyed the best team night at the net in over a decade for Midwestern State Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena.
She got her hands on 11 blocks as part of the Mustangs' 18 team blocks, but it wasn't enough to over Eastern New Mexico as the Zias came away with a 25-19, 27-29, 21-25, 25-18, 15-13 win.
The loss was the eighth straight for the Mustangs, who fell to 4-9 overall and 0-5 in Lone Star Conference play.
The 18 total team blocks were the fourth most in program history and most since MSU posted 18.5 against Arkansas Tech on Sep. 12, 1998.
Freshman Addison Semer added seven total blocks, while sophomore middle blocker Sarah Garfield had four.
Summers joined junior outside hitter Hunter Porter with 11 kills to pace the attack while senior outside hitter Nicole Marzik and Garfield had eight kills each.
Senior libero Casey Fletcher led back row play with 24 digs, while sophomore setter Sarah Rosinke had 31 set assists, eight digs and five kills.
Eastern New Mexico's Lauren Frye put down 18 kills to pace the Zias, who improved to 5-5 and 1-2.
Midwestern State's solid performance at last weekend's Missouri Southern Stampede has the Mustangs up to fourth in the latest South Central Region Rankings released Tuesday by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association.
Senior Gabby Ruiz set the school 5K record finishing 25th with a time of 18:08.00 to help MSU to a fifth-place over all showing behind Arkansas, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Missouri Southern.
The Mustangs had five runners enter the chute in under 19 minutes including Michelle Krezonoski (18:18.11), Kim Krezonoski (19:40.78), Brittany Adams (18:44.72) and Emma Ramirez (18:54.84).
Adams State (Colo.) retained the top spot after rolling to a team win at the 6K Colorado College Invitational last weekend in Colorado Springs.
The Grizzlies are trailed by Western State Colorado, Metro State (Colo.), MSU, Colorado-Colorado Springs, Colorado Mines, West Texas A&M, Dallas Baptist, Colorado Mesa and Eastern New Mexico.
The Mustangs enjoy a bye week before competing in the Metro State Pre-Regional on Oct. 4 in Denver.
Sept. 23, 2014