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Women's Soccer: Forwards Key 6-1 Rout of Southern Nazarene

Midwestern State scored three goals in each half to claim its fourth consecutive win Tuesday night claiming a 6-1 result over Southern Nazarene at the MSU Soccer Field.
"It's good for us to be attacking as well as we are, but we need to defend better," MSU coach Damian Clarke said. "We're always happy to win, but this wasn't one of our better performances."
The Mustangs improved to 4-0-3 on the season to extend their regular season unbeaten string to 12 matches. It's just the second the second time in program history that MSU has been unbeaten through seven games and the first time since 2009.
Still, Southern Nazarene gave MSU much to worry about as the Crimson Storm scored an early goal on a cross from Sheridan Williams to Hannah Robinson in the fifth minute, banged a shot off the cross bar in the second half and outshot the Mustangs 22-17.
Midwestern flexed its offensive firepower, however, to keep the Southern Nazarene at a safe distance.
Freshman forward Destinee Williamson struck for her third goal of the season in the third minute of the contest breaking free in the offensive third, banging a shot off of the keeper then finishing at the end line.
Junior striker Ashley Cottrell answered SNU's equalizer by working her way through the box working form the right wing then spun and banged a shot off of the far post allowing MSU to reclaim a 2-1 advantage in the 21st minute.
"I was glad to see the forward getting goals because we were having trouble creating opportunities for them early in the season," Clarke said.
Junior midfielder Morgan Hannon knocked in her first goal of the season in the 28th minute on a cross from Cottrell, and then the Mustangs poured it on late in the second half.
Williamson notched her second goal of the game on a through ball from senior midfielder Katy Catney then Alex Edwards and Nicole Coetzer chipped goals in the final minute.
Midwestern State opens Lone Star Conference Friday night at Angelo State before closing the weekend at defending South Central Region champion St. Edward's (Texas) on Sunday.

Men's Soccer Up to #18 in NSCAA Poll

Midwestern State moved ahead five spots to No. 18 in the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America NCAA Division II Top 25 released Tuesday afternoon.

The Mustangs extended their winning streak to five matches claiming results over Lubbock Christian (4-0), Newman (2-0) and St. Mary's (4-2) last week to improve to 5-1 on the season.

MSU is one of four teams from the South Central Region to receive mention in the poll joining No. 8 Metro State (Colo.) and No. 14 Regis (Colo.) while St. Edward's (Texas) is receiving votes.

Southern New Hampshire and Saginaw Valley State remained solid at the top two spots, while Charleston (W. Va.), Limeston (N.C.) and Chico State (Calif.) rounded out the first five.

Midwestern State plays host to Texas A&M International Friday night at the MSU Soccer Field. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.

The Mustangs close the weekend by taking on St. Edward's Sunday at home with a slated 1 p.m. start time.

Continental Tire/NSCAA Division II Top 25

Sept. 23, 2014

1Southern New Hampshire5-0-01
2Saginaw Valley State (Mich.)4-0-12
3Charleston (W. Va.)6-0-04
4Limestone (N.C.)5-0-03
5Chico State (Calif.)5-0-15
6Saint Leo (Fla.)2-0-29
7Southern Connecticut State4-0-07
8Metropolitan State (Colo.)5-0-014
9Young Harris (Ga.)4-0-110
10Seattle Pacific (Wash.)4-0-113
11Quincy (Ill.)6-0-111
12Lynn (Fla.)4-1-06
13Mercyhurst (Pa.)5-3-012
14Regis (Colo.)3-1-08
15Tiffin (Ohio)4-0-119
16Northeastern State (Okla.)4-2-015
17Merrimack (Mass.)5-0-118
18Midwestern State (Texas)5-1-020
19Notre Dame (Ohio)4-2-022
20Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.)4-0-125
21Tampa (Fla.)4-0-1NR
22Cal Poly Pomona4-0-1NR
23Wilmington (Dela.)6-1-0NR
24Northwood (Mich.)3-0-1NR
25Upper Iowa2-1-1NR

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.).

Mustangs Throw Block Party in 5-Set Loss

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.

Cross Country Up to 4th in Latest Regional Ranking

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.

   USTFCCCA South Central Region Rankings

Sept. 23, 2014

1Adams State (Colo.)RMAC1
2Western State (Colo.)RMAC2
3Metro State (Colo.)RMAC3
4Midwestern StateLone Star7
5Colorado-Colorado SpringsRMAC5
6Colorado MinesRMAC6
7West Texas A&MLone Star4
8Dallas Baptist (Texas)Heartland9
9Colorado MesaRMACNR
10Eastern New MexicoLone StarNR