MSU Roundup: Soccer and Golf

Gabriel Cavalcante scoring a goal for MSU. / Source: KAUZ
Gabriel Cavalcante scoring a goal for MSU. / Source: KAUZ

Mustangs slip to seventh in South Central Region rankings

Midwestern State fell two spots to seventh in this week's South Central Region rankings released by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Tuesday afternoon.

The Mustangs posted a 1-1 record for the second-straight week, falling to rival West Texas A&M, 2-1, before responding with a 2-1 win over Eastern New Mexico last weekend at MSU Soccer Field. 

Midwestern State begins the second half of Lone Star Conference play this weekend with a 7-3-2 overall record and 4-2-0 mark in the LSC to sit in second place behind Texas A&M-Commerce in the conference standings.

Colorado Mines topped the regional poll for the sixth-straight week, ranking third in the nation with an 11-1-0 record. St. Edward's came in at No. 14 in the NSCAA rankings and second in the region while Texas A&M-Commerce returned to the national poll this week at No. 24 and climbed to third in the regional rankings. Colorado State-Pueblo, Dallas Baptist and Angelo State also appeared in front of the Mustangs in this week's regional poll. 

Midwestern State is back on the road this weekend with meetings with Texas A&M-Commerce and Texas Woman's. The Mustangs face A&M-Commerce to begin the weekend Friday at 7 p.m. in Commerce before taking on TWU on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Denton.

Mustangs move up to 15th in NSCAA rankings

Midwestern State continued its climb up the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division II poll this week, jumping three spots to No. 15 after an undefeated weekend on the road.

Midwestern State pushed its win streak to four games last week while improving to 9-2-1 overall and 7-1-0 in the Heartland Conference to sit in a tie for first place in the league standings. The Mustangs posted dominant road wins over Lubbock Christian (4-1) and UT Permian Basin (5-0) with Gabriel Cavalcante -- Heartland Conference Offensive Player of the Week -- as well as Christian Okeke, Flavio Guzman and Jorge DeLeon each tallying a pair of goals to lead the MSU attack.

The Mustangs remained at No. 3 in the South Central Region rankings behind No. 6 St. Edward's (Texas) and No. 9 Regis (Colo.). Colorado Mesa also jumped into the national poll this week at No. 24 after receiving votes last week.

Rockhurst (Mo.) stayed at the No. 1 spot in the national poll for the third consecutive week and was followed by Charleston (W. Va.), Simon Fraser (B.C.), Wingate (N.C.), LIU Post (N.Y.), St. Edward's, Tusculum (Tenn.), Barry (Fla.), Regis and Lynn (Fla.) in the top 10.

Midwestern State looks to remain atop the Heartland Conference standings Thursday when the Mustangs play host to Rogers State (Okla.) at 7 p.m. at the MSU Soccer Field.

Mustangs finish 7th at DBU Patriot Classic

Midwestern State's Sarah Moore matched the third best 54-hole total in school history carding rounds of 76, 71 and 73 for a 5-over 221 to take eighth in a loaded field in the Dallas Baptist Patriot Classic at the par-72, 5,991-yard Golf Club of Dallas.
The junior from Burkburnett's play helped the Mustangs finish seventh in the 16-team field with a 52-over team total of 916 carding rounds of 309, 297 and 310.
It was Moore's fourth career Top 10 finish as she joined her sister, Brenna, at the top of the 54-hole record book. Brenna carded three-round totals of 215, 220 and 221 all during her national championship season of 2014-15.
Sarah turned in one of the most consistent efforts of the week leading all players with 39 pars while ranking near the top of the par 3 (+1) and par 4 (+4) scoring charts.
Senior Sierra Campbell turned in MSU's top score in the final round with a 3-over 75 to tie for 18th with a 10-over total of 226.
The Rio Rancho native fired in 37 pars and went 4-under on the long par fives.
Fellow senior Hayley Dambold turned in a team countable 7-over 79 to finish tied for 55th with a 26-over total of 242.
Freshman Cheleen Cousins, who marked her first collegiate par-or-better score in Monday's second round, led MSU with nine birdies on her way to a 27th-place finish with a 14-over total of 230.
Sophomore May Chimsuti marked eight birdies during tournament play to tie for 48th with a three-round total of 240 (+24).
Freshman Alexis Read fared well going even on the par-3s on her way to a 55th-place finish with a 26-over total of 242.
Dallas Baptist sophomore Ann Parmerter ran away with the individual title marking scores of 69, 65 and 67 for a 15-under total of 201 to win the tournament by 13 strokes over Tarleton State's Casey Wild, who was the only other player in the red at 2-under.
The top-ranked Patriots rolled to their third win in four competitions with a 6-over team total of 870 to finish ahead of Tarleton State (886/+22), St. Mary's (893/+29), California Baptist (902/+38), Arkansas Tech (907/+43), Central Oklahoma (911/+47) and MSU.
Midwestern State closes the fall portion of the schedule at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate next week at the Fort Sill Golf Club in Lawton.

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