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Weekend losses end three winning streaks

Bryce Bencivengo, Tommy Collins, & Kayla Meyer

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Women’s Soccer

The St. Edward’s University women’s soccer team had their 10-game winning streak snapped by conference foe Newman on senior day on Oct. 23. The women’s team had previously been unbeaten in conference play.

The game was decided when the Jets capitalized on a counterattack in the waning seconds of the second overtime period to win the game 1-0.

The Hilltoppers dominated the match, outshooting Newman 32-5. The Hilltoppers put seven shots on target to the Jets’ two. Also, the women had 15 corner kicks to Newman’s one.

Despite the overwhelming lead in the statistics, the women could never find the lead on the scoreboard.

The team was even awarded a penalty kick in the first overtime period when a St. Edward’s attacker was held, but the Newman Goalkeeper stepped and made the save on senior Kim Abbot.

This was the second meeting of these two teams this season. In the first meeting, the Hilltoppers dominated the statistics in a similar manner and found the net three times for a 3-0 win.

Their next game will be in San Antonio against Incarnate Word on Oct. 30 at 6 p.m.


Women’s Volleyball

The St. Edward’s University women’s volleyball team ended their 12-match winning streak with a loss to Dallas Baptist University in three sets, 16-25, 22-25 and 23-25 on Oct. 24.

The game against Dallas Baptist (15-13, 7-3 HC) was the first loss in conference play for St. Edward’s (19-6, 10-1 HC). The Hilltoppers had previous beaten Dallas Baptist 3-0 earlier in the season.

Sophomore Lindy Luleff and junior Pam Osborn led the offense with 10 and nine kills, respectively, while senior Allison Ralston and junior Chelsea Barsamian had 10 and 13 assists, respectively.

Freshman Michelle Hundt led the defense with 22 digs in the game.

The Hilltoppers will play their next match at home on Oct. 29 against the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith at 7 p.m.

Following this match, the Hilltoppers will play a recently scheduled home match on Oct. 30 against sixth ranked Texas A&M University at 3:30 p.m.

St. Edward’s has only beaten the Buffalos once in the eight matches they have ever played them.


Men’s Soccer

Halting a four-game winning streak, the St. Edward’s University men’s soccer team fell 7-2 to Northwestern State University on Oct. 25 at the Riverhawk Soccer Pitch in Tahlequah, Okla.

The scoring started in the 24th minute when the Hilltoppers (5-7-2) scored on their own goal, giving Northeastern State (8-6) an early lead. The Riverhawks tallied two more goals in a matter of two minutes, increasing the lead to 3-0.

Junior Trey Perkins logged the first goal for St. Edward’s with an assist from senior Kevin Klaus.

Following the halftime break, senior Scott Strickland gave the Hilltopper’s their second and final goal off an assist from senior Bryan VanCura. Two minutes later, the Riverhawks answered with a goal off of a free kick, increasing the lead to 4-2.

The remainder of the game saw Northeastern State add three unanswered goals for a final score of 7-2.

While the Hilltoppers accumulated nine shots on goal, the Riverhawks tallied 14, with both squads totaling 17 shots.

Next up for St. Edward’s is the Newman University Jets on campus at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30.


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Weekend losses end three winning streaks