MSU: #2 Mustangs' Game Postponed

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Due to weather in the Austin area Friday afternoon, the Midwestern State men's soccer match versus St. Edward's has been postponed.

The match, which was originally scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday at the Lewis-Chen Family Field in Austin, was delayed an hour and a half before officials and coaches decided to postpone the contest due to lightning and rain.

Today's match was set to be the first in 37 meetings with both squads ranked in the top 10 nationally. The Mustangs moved up to No. 2 in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll while St. Edward's climbed to No. 9.

A rescheduled date and time is still yet to be determined.

Midwestern State returns to the pitch Sunday with a 1 p.m. contest against St. Mary's at Sigma Beta Chi Field in San Antonio.

Women Drop LSC Opener at TWU

The Midwestern State women's soccer team could not overcome two first half goals by Texas Woman's as the Mustangs dropped their Lone Star Conference opener 2-1 Friday night at TWU Soccer Field.

"We came out a little flat," said head coach Damian Clarke. "We found ourselves late in the game, just a little too late. The kids fought hard and found the right attitude. We just have to be a little less emotional and start the half the way we ended. We'll move on from this and get better from it going into Sunday."

The Pioneers (5-2-1, 1-0-0 LSC) struck in the first minute with a score from senior defender Madison Purdy. A corner kick by senior forward Natalia Diaz landed in the middle of the six-yard box, causing a scramble before Purdy got her foot on it from the far post and delivered the ball into the left corner of the net.

The Mustangs (3-2-1, 0-1-0 LSC) evened the contest with an own goal in the 25th minute. After a corner kick by redshirt senior defender Carina Dunnahoo, a fight for possession resulted in the ball going off the fingertips of a TWU defender and senior goalkeeper Ariana Morrison and into the net for a 1-1 match midway through the first half.

The even score didn't last long as the Pioneers regained the lead in the 36th minute with a goal by freshman forward Brittany Jones. After a clearance by the MSU defense, Jones took control of the ball and sent it just above the outstretched hands of sophomore goalkeeper Courtney Burnette for a 2-1 advantage.

The Mustangs were able to control possession a majority of the first period and into the second half, attacking the TWU defense and pushing for an equalizer late. Midwestern finished with an 11-9 lead in shots while the Pioneers placed six of their shots on goal compared to five for the Mustangs.

Sophomore forward Destinee Williamson led the Mustangs with five shots with two on target.

Morrison (5-2-1) earned the win for the Pioneers with four saves while Burnette (3-2-1) suffered the loss, also collecting four saves on the night.

Midwestern State continues LSC play Sunday at 1 p.m. with a trip to Texas A&M-Commerce.

Mustangs See Success on Day 1 of South Central Regional

Weather in the San Antonio area halted play early for the Midwestern State men's and women's tennis teams Friday as the Mustangs began the USTA/ITA South Central Regional at the Northside ISD and Annemarie Tennis Centers.

However, the Mustangs were able to pick up several wins before being forced to exit the courts.

On the men's side, senior Kyle Davidson advanced to the third round in singles following a bye as the top seed in the tournament before a second round victory over Newman's Diego Rojo, 6-2, 7-5.

Also making an appearance in the third round Saturday will be junior Chris Norrie, who recorded straight-set wins over Western New Mexico's Vladimir Gnilozubov and St. Edward's Maximo Agoglia.

Juniors Ramon Toyos and Keegan Sullivan, sophomore Daniel Gallivoda, and freshmen Martijn Molenkamp and Dylan Hall were victorious in their first round matches. Gallivoda was able to play his second round match before time was called, falling to St. Mary's Adam Dockery, 6-3, 6-2.

For the women, seniors Maddie Schorlemmer and Lauren Pineda advanced to the round of 16 in singles. No. 3 seed Schorlemmer was victorious against MSU Denver's Emily Kerr and Dallas Baptist's Rocio Fernandez de Camilo while Pineda took down St. Edward's Vanessa Camara and Texas A&M-Kingsville's Marija Dimitrovska.

Senior Lindsay Nochowicz and junior Abby White were first round winners before dropping their second round matches.

In doubles, the No. 2 duo of Schorlemmer and White moved on to the second round with a bye while Pineda/Nochowicz defeated TAMUK's Paula Saenz and Erika Larrera, 8-3.

The Mustangs will look to further advance in the regional competition tomorrow with action getting underway at 8 a.m.