Hilltop Views

Agassi still respected after admitting drug use

Nolan Green

November 16, 2009

Andre Agassi, one of the best tennis players in the world during his career, as well as one of the most charitable athletes, has just published his autobiography, "Open," where he admits to using crystal meth during his career. Wait,...

SEU athletes pink out for breast cancer awareness

Claire Cella

November 15, 2009

Although raising money for a cause is often the understood reason behind fundraising events, it is only one piece. The even greater outcome, beyond the financial donations and contributions, is the honorable example these events s...

When competitive drive becomes crazy

Tommy Collins

November 9, 2009

Competition is an essential element of athletics. Two or more parties competitively striving for a goal only one can reach is exhilarating for the athletes as well as the spectators. Without competition, sports simply would not ...

Time for Goodell to make another statement

Bryce Bencivengo

November 2, 2009

The first half of the season has been rough for Oakland Raiders Head Coach Tom Cable.Despite the trouble Cable has found the past four months, you should reserve your pity for someone else. His problems are entirely of his own makin...

Athletic trends seen on campus

Caroline Wallace

November 1, 2009

The easiest way to identify an athlete is by uniform. The colors, cut, logos and design can tell us what sport they play, what institution or area they represent and a variety of other more subtle hints about their personalities...

Brittney Griner versus Sara Head

Kayla Meyer

October 26, 2009

The St. Edward's University women's basketball team is scheduled to face off against fifth ranked Baylor University on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in a showdown that is bound to make history. The exhibition game will showcase a new prod...

Weekend losses end three winning streaks

Bryce Bencivengo, Tommy Collins, & Kayla Meyer

October 26, 2009

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

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

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

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

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...

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