Weekend Tiger Athleticsby Adam Ledyard
FOOTBALL: MARSHALL, Texas (10/6/12) – A second half surge by #21 Louisiana College pushed the Wildcats to a 29-17 American Southwest win over East Texas Baptist University after the Tigers pulled within three, 13-10, in the third quarter. Louisiana College scored the next nine points to take command of the game, 22-10, as the Tigers played from behind the rest of the half.
East Texas Baptist made it interesting in the fourth quarter when Seth Hubbard sailed a 10-yard pass to Roy Denbow in the end zone to come within five points, 22-17. The Tiger defense then put the pressure on Louisiana College forcing a three-and-out giving the ball to East Texas Baptist in Louisiana College territory. It took the Wildcat defense just three plays to end any threat from East Texas Baptist with a one-yard run, broken up pass, and a sack as the Tigers punted the ball away.
With 5:41 left in the game, East Texas Baptist had one more chance to upset the Wildcats and drove to the Louisiana College 49-yard line. After a rush for no-gain, Hubbard was intercepted at the 25-yard line to end the threat. Louisiana College responded going 75 yards on eight plays to end any Tiger threat of a comeback moving the score to 29-17.
The game started off in East Texas Baptist’s favor as Kwame’ Spikes made it 7-0 with 30 seconds left in the first quarter. Hubbard zipped a pass across the middle to Spikes from eight-yards out for the 7-0 lead. Louisiana College cut into the Tiger’s lead with a field goal at the 6:36 mark in the second quarter and then took the lead, 10-7, with 3:31 left in the half on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Jamie Bunting to Kyle Galyon. They extended their lead at the half with a 35-yard field goal with 10 seconds left making it 13-7.
Cory McNeil had a 37-yard field goal in the third quarter with 9:49 to put East Texas Baptist within three, 13-10. Two drives later, Louisiana College’s D’Mario caught a 31-yard pass from Bunting moving the score to 19-10 after missing the extra point.
East Texas Baptist finished with 237 yards of total offense as Hubbard threw for 169 yards and the team ran for 63 but also had 14 penalties for 157 yards. Louisiana College finished with 323 yards offense as they threw for 190 yards.
Roy Denbow and Kwame’ Spikes led East Texas Baptist with one touchdown each as Denbow finished with 49 yards receiving. John Gable averaged 3.9 yards per carry with 70 total yards.
Defensively, Dominque Bailey picked off two Louisiana College passes and Jordan Hayes had two sacks.
East Texas Baptist now falls to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the American Southwest Conference as they travel to Abilene, Texas, on October 13th, to face Hardin-Simmons.
ETBU Finishes with Two Straight Wins in Richardson
VOLLEYBALL: RICHARDSON, Texas (10/6/12)– Finishing up the American Southwest Conference Crossover Tournament with two straight wins, East Texas Baptist University continued their run for an ASC East division championship. On day two, ETBU did not allow any set wins sweeping both Concordia-Texas and Schreiner, 3-0. ETBU is now 12-6 overall and 9-2 in the ASC East.
ETBU 3, Concordia-Texas 0
In their first match of the day, ETBU hit the ball profoundly with a .565 hitting percentage with two sets over .600. ETBU finished with 41 kills hitting .619 in set one and .625 in set two in 25-19, 25-18, 25-20 wins.
Three players had double figures in kills as both Kassie Freitag and Katie Baker had 10 kills each. Kolby Sharp led the team with 11 kills. Tara Wait finished with 36 assists and 13 digs for her first double-double of the year. Hannah Jones also added 13 digs in the win. Sharp also finished with five overall blocks.
ETBU 3, Concordia-Texas 0
Dominating Concordia-Texas, ETBU won in three sets, 25-13, 25-21, and 25-10. ETBU hit .435 overall with a .625 hitting percentage in set three.
Katie Baker was the lone player to hit in double figures with 11 kills. Wait finished with 30 assists while Jones had 15 digs and Lauren McCallum had 11 digs. Sharp added four overall blocks.
ETBU will travel to Mississippi College on Tuesday, October 9th, for an ASC East match.
ETBU Can't Match MC's Offensive Onslaught
SOCCER (M): CLINTON, Miss. (10/6/12) – A late onslaught of goals in the final 22 minutes gave Mississippi College the 6-0 American Southwest Conference win over East Texas Baptist, 6-0. Mississippi College scored five goals in 22 minutes with goals coming two minutes and four minutes apart of each other.
Mississippi College struck first in the 24th minute for the 1-0 lead at the half. ETBU took six shots in the first half with four on goal as they tried to even the game at one. Trying to strike first in the match, ETBU had shots on goal that were saved in the fifth, 16th and 17th minutes. Justin Adams took a shot in the fifth minute followed by shots on goal from Peter Fitzsimmons and Zachary Barton.
In the second half, ETBU’s Fitzsimmons had his second shot on goal of the game stopped by Mississippi College goalie Jordan Cauley in the 56th minute. A little over 10 minutes later, Mississippi College scored their first of five straight goals in 22 minutes for the 6-0 win.
Mississippi College finished shooting 23 times with 14 shots on goal. ETBU had 11 shots with seven on goal. Austin Walker recorded eight saves in the loss.
ETBU is now 3-7-1 and 2-5-1 in the ASC and will host Howard Payne University on Thursday, October 11th, at 6:00 p.m. in Marshall.
MC Opens Up Offense to Shoot Past ETBU
SOCCER (W): CLINTON, Miss. (10/6/12) – It was an all out offensive barrage by Mississippi College as they shot by East Texas Baptist University in women’s soccer, 6-1. ETBU was down, 2-1, just 18 minutes into the match when Mississippi scored two more goals in the first half and two in the second.
Mississippi scored quickly with two goals in the first 10 minutes in the third and 10th minute. Kia Jelly put ETBU within one, 2-1, in the 18th minute on her second goal of the week but Mississippi College acted again within a minute to go up 3-1 in the 19th minute. They then scored their fourth goal in the 44th minute just before the half.
The second half brought two more Mississippi College goals in the 57th and 89th minutes for the 6-1 lead.
Mississippi College out shot ETBU, 31-4, and took nine corner kicks. ETBU used three goalies in the loss as Tamara Carlisle received the loss. Sarah Collazo was in for 19 minutes and had one save while Christina Salas had four saves and three goals against in 62 minutes of play.
ETBU is now 6-4-1 and 4-3-1 in the American Southwest Conference as they fight for a place in the ASC Tournament. They will host Howard Payne University on Thursday, October 11th, in Marshall, at 4:00 p.m.
HSU Takes Match in Battle of Top Two ASC Teams
VOLLEYBALL: RICHARDSON, Texas (10/5/12) – Facing the top American Southwest Conference West team, Hardin-Simmons University, East Texas Baptist went four sets but fell, 3-1, 25-21, 24-26, 18-25, and 24-26. ETBU is now 10-6 overall and 9-2 in the ASC East.
Kassie Freitag, who is the ASC East Player of the Week, led the team with 15 kills and record a double-double with 11 digs. Katie Baker finished with 12 kills and Adaeze Elonu had 11 kills. Kayla Taylor recorded 42 assists and 13 digs for a double-double and Hannah Jones had 18 digs.
ETBU took set one, 25-21, while hitting .222 overall in their best set of the night. They then only hit .200 in set two falling, 26-24, and then only .044 in set three. They pushed Hardin-Simmons in set four, with a .211 hitting percentage, but fell in a close battle, 26-24.
ETBU will face Schreiner and Concorida-Texas tomorrow in the ASC Crossover Tournament in Richardson, Texas.
Tennis to Host Charitable Tournament for Wednesday's Childs
TENNIS: MARSHALL, Texas (10/5/12) – Being a part the East Texas Baptist University tennis program means helping others. This year the men’s and women’s tennis teams are putting on a charitable tournament to benefit the Friends of Wednesday’s Child. This doubles tournament will take place on October 27th at the Marshall High School tennis courts.
Friends of Wednesday’s Child provides for all the children’s unmet needs while they are in foster care. Head coach Joe Vann says, "These needs extend from things as simple as food, beds, furniture, backpacks and school supplies, medical assistance and they are always in need of funds to help support this worthy cause. Every child needs a chance in life to succeed.”
The tournament format is a doubles tournament and there is a $10 entry fee. It will start at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27th, at the Marshall High School tennis courts. All the money raised will go to Friends of Wednesday’s Child.
To register, email Joe Vann at email@example.com or call him at 903-923-2243.