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Weekend losses end three winning streaks

Bryce Bencivengo, Tommy Collins, & Kayla Meyer

October 26, 2009

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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. [email protected] 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. [email protected] 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. [email protected]

Biggest Fan: Grace Tannous, Philadelphia Phillies

Candice Rogers

October 26, 2009

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The "Biggest Fan" series showcases some of St. Edward's University's biggest sports fans and the teams they support. Grace Tannous has been a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies for as long as she can remember and it all started because o...

Let’s see that again: Time for instant replay

Tommy Collins

October 26, 2009

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Storylines like the possible repeat of the Philadelphia Phillies and Alex Rodriguez actually performing in the playoffs have created a dramatic and entertaining post-season for Major League Baseball. Polluting one of the best post-se...

Women’s soccer nationally ranked in top 10

Kayla Meyer

October 12, 2009

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The St. Edward's University women's soccer team has recently been ranked 10th in the national rankings. The Hilltoppers also remain ranked 1st in the South Central Region and 1st in the Heartland Conference. Last week, the women...

Alternative forms of transportation arise on campus

Candice Rogers

October 7, 2009

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The students at St. Edward's University have found many transportation methods when traveling from class to class ranging from walking, biking, skateboarding and even unicycling. Junior Joseph Luedecke learned to ride the uni...

New local hockey team

Michael McNally

October 4, 2009

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Austin just got a little bit brighter with the birth of the Texas Stars, the city's new minor league hockey team. The Texas Stars are a few steps up from the Austin Ice Bats, which was disbanded in June 2008, and have a home in...

Fines for tweets set a double standard

Tommy Collins

October 4, 2009

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Athletes are embracing Twitter like nobody else. They do so because Twitter offers a more direct way to interact with fans than ever before. It seems obvious, however, that tweeting during competition is a distraction for the player and ...

Bad judgement taints achievement

Bryce Bencivengo

October 2, 2009

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Poor sportsmanship smears even the most incredible of athletic accomplishments. Few will remember the improbable comeback Kim Clijsters validated when she beat Serena Williams in straight sets in the semifinals of the United ...

Deans organize campus run

Deans organize campus run

September 29, 2009

Promising start for women’s tennis

Kelli O'Donnell

September 29, 2009

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The St. Edward's University women's tennis team competed in the ITA South Central Region Women's Tennis Tournament at Washburn University this past weekend. In singles action, sophomore Audrey Tompkins and freshman Paige Rachel...

Major league season limps toward playoffs

Bryce Bencivengo

September 29, 2009

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The race for October has become the race for October and early November. Opening day in the Major Leagues was April 5 and the calendar is creeping into October, still in the regular season. Major League Baseball's marathon 16...

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