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Midwestern's Dylan Hall serving vs. Western New Mexico. / Source: KAUZ Midwestern's Dylan Hall serving vs. Western New Mexico. / Source: KAUZ
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Erin Richburg recorded her third-straight double-figure kill performance with 11 kills while Aerielle Edwards hit a team-best .438 with nine kills to propel Midwestern State to a 3-2 (21-25, 25-20, 14-25, 25-20, 15-12) road win over Eastern New Mexico Friday night at Greyhound Arena.

Eastern New Mexico (5-7, 0-2 LSC) used a 5-0 run early in the first set to break a 6-6 tie and pull away from the Mustangs. The Greyhounds kept a steady lead, taking as much as a seven-point advantage before recording a 25-20 win.

Midwestern State (7-5, 3-1 LSC) evened the match with a 25-20 win in the second frame with Richburg delivering a team-high four kills in the set. It was a close set a majority of the way before the Greyhounds used a 3-0 spurt to take a 16-12 lead on the Maroon and Gold. The Mustangs inched closer with a Christy Carruth service ace bringing MSU to within two at 18-16. A pair of blocks for Kiley Beaver and a kill for Meghan Bettis brought the momentum to the visitors before recording the win.

The Greyhounds jumped out in front early as they did in set one, grabbing a 9-4 lead on MSU. A couple of kills for Bettis and a Carruth ace brought the Mustangs within two, however, an 8-2 run for ENMU moved the momentum over to the Greyhounds before posting the 25-14 win in the third set.

Edwards tallied five of her nine kills in the fourth set as the Mustangs hit .286 to earn a 25-20 win and even the match at 2-2. MSU went ahead following a 5-0 run, breaking a 10-10 tie behind the serve of Sarah Glawe. ENMU came within a point at 20-19 but kills for Edwards and Beaver and an ace for Bettis helped the Mustangs force a decisive fifth set.

The Mustangs put together another strong frame, hitting .294 in the fifth behind Edwards' four kills. MSU grabbed a two-point lead at 5-3 before the Greyhounds evened it up with teams going point-for-point throughout the set. A pair of kills for Addison Semer gave the Mustangs a two-point lead late before Edwards finished the match with a kill to give MSU the 15-12 win.

Midwestern State returns to the court Saturday at 3 p.m. (CT) against Western New Mexico at Drag's Court in Silver City.

Women's Soccer knocks off Rambelles

Junior forward Destinee Williamson delivered a strike in the 83rd minute to break a scoreless game and lift Midwestern State to its fourth-straight win in a 1-0 road victory over Angelo State in the Lone Star Conference opener Friday evening at ASU Soccer Stadium.

With seven and a half minutes to play, sophomore defender Imani Morlock found Williamson for her second goal in as many games. The Mustangs defense held strong throughout the night against Angelo State (5-2-1, 1-1 LSC) as the Rambelles outshot Midwestern State (4-1-2, 1-0 LSC) 25-7 with a 12-5 advantage in shots on goal.

Junior goalkeeper Courtney Burnette collected seven of her 12 saves of the night in the second half, matching a career high while coming away with her third-straight shutout and fourth in the last five outings.

While Burnette was steady for the Mustangs between the posts, the Rambelles came close to getting on the board in the 51st minute as a shot by Demi Tsambasis narrowly missed the net by hitting the post to keep the contest scoreless.

Midwestern State continues its Lone Star Conference road swing Sunday with a 1 p.m. matchup against UT Permian Basin in Odessa.

Four individuals, two doubles teams advance in ITA Regional

Midwestern State men's tennis wrapped up a successful first day of action at the ITA South Central Regional with four individuals and a pair of doubles teams advancing.

Ramon Toyos, Chris Norrie, Dylan Hall and Vasudev Vijayaraman moved on to the round of 16 in the singles main draw while Toyos and Dillon Pineda and Hall and Angel Palacios advanced to the doubles quarterfinals.

The top-seeded Toyos earned a bye in the first round before taking down St. Edward's Logan Buignet, 6-2, 6-2, in his second round matchup. Also in the top half of the bracket, Hall recorded a 6-2, 6-3 win over St. Mary's Jose Antelo in the opening round before a 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 decision over Sascha Brechtel of Western New Mexico in the second round.

Vijayaraman cruised to the second round with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Colorado State-Pueblo's Marcelo Chaparro. In his second matchup of the day, Vijayaraman rallied from a first set defeat to take down St. Edward's Chase Barlett, 2-6, 7-5, 7-5.

Norrie punched the fourth ticket to the round of 16 for the Mustangs, earning a 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Newman's Kevin Clack before a 7-5, 5-7, 6-0 win over Aldo Maldonado of St. Mary's.

The 5th-seeded duo of Toyos and Pineda recorded a pair of wins in doubles play to advance to Saturday's quarterfinals. The pair posted an 8-4 win over Metro State's Alejandro Morilla and Tom Witteveen before rallying for an 8-6 victory over Newman's Eduardo Santos and Lucas Norbiato.

Hall and Palacios concluded the day for the Mustangs by pulling out a 9-8 (5) upset win over the No. 3 seeded team of Antelo and Michael Maciel from St. Mary's. The duo advanced to the second round after an 8-5 win over Cameron's Keiran President and Andres Velasco.

Singles action gets underway Saturday at 8 a.m. with two rounds of the main draw being held at the MSU Tennis Center and the consolation draw competing at Hamilton Tennis Center. The doubles quarterfinal and semifinal matches of the main and consolation draws will begin at 3 p.m. at the MSU Tennis Center.

#11 Mustangs to host OPSU for home opener

Midwestern State football will host Oklahoma Panhandle State Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium for Family Weekend. 

The Mustangs (2-0) are ranked 11th in the latest AFCA Division II Coaches' Poll, and 9th in this week's D2Football.com poll. They're looking to start 3-0 for the 8th time in the past 10 seasons with a win Saturday.

This is the fourth meeting between MSU and OPSU, with the Mustangs leading the series 3-0 but it is the first meeting since the year 2000, which saw a 62-0 MSU win.

Newschannel 6 will have highlights from the game Saturday night!

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