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TWIPS | 9/23/19 - 9/29/19

TWIPS | 9/23/19 - 9/29/19

SAINT MARY OF THE WOODS, Ind. -- In the fifth edition of This Week In Pomeroy Sports | TWIPS, we would like to congratulate Katelyn Cotter and Keaton Krischak for being named USCAA National Players of the Week. Cotter has now received the honor for two weeks in a row. From the women's soccer team winning in double overtime with 9.7 seconds remaining in the contest to the men and women's golf teams sweeping the Oakland City University Invitational. We have it all below!

Catch-up on the Action

Men's Cross Country

Men's cross country traveled upstate to the University of Notre Dame on Friday, September 20th, for the 51st National Catholic Invitational. The Fighting Irish hosted the Championship races at the notorious Burke Golf Course. The top tier competition included NCAA Division I, II, III, and NAIA institutions, with the toughest teams being the University of Notre Dame, University of Dayton, University of Detroit Mercy, Marian University, Creighton University, Walsh University, and Ohio Dominican University.

The Pomeroys finished with a team score of 493. They defeated Brescia University and Lourdes University while they were only 55 points off 12th place.

The men's cross country team was led by senior Brennan Guido who finished 86th with a time of 29:06.72.

Women's Cross Country

The women's cross country team battled at the University of Notre Dame for the 51st National Catholic Invitational on Friday, September 20th. The Fighting Irish hosted the Championship races at the notorious Burke Golf Course. The top tier competition included NCAA Division I, II, III, and NAIA institutions, with the toughest teams being the University of Notre Dame, University of Dayton, University of Detroit Mercy, Marian University, Creighton University, Walsh University, and Ohio Dominican University.

The Pomeroys tallied a 276 team score as they defeated 13 teams including Marian UniversityUniversity of Detroit Mercy, Brescia University, and many more by over 100+.

The women's cross country team was led by freshman Zoe Trausch, she finished 39th with a time of 19:36.09. Trausch finished only 21 spots behind the University of Notre Dame's number seven runner; extremely impressive for a true freshman. Just behind her was  Kayla Coryea who finished 50th with a time of 20:00.64 and Breanna Barger, who took 63rd with a time of 20:21.18.

Men's Golf

The men's golf team was back in action this week at Hulman Links in Terre Haute, Indiana. With home course advantage on their side, SMWC men's golf defeated NCAA Division II Oakland City University to take first place at the Oakland City Invite. As a team, the Pomeroys beat the Mighty Oaks by a whopping thirty-eight strokes (301-339). Colton Kuppler and Samuel Grimes led the team with 72 each. Nathan Higbie was not far behind as he finished with a 74.

With the Pomeroys team average, they will send at least one group to the USCAA Nationals to try to defend their National Championship.  

Women's Golf

The women's golf team won its first Invitational of the season against NCAA Division II Oakland City University at the Hulman Links golf course. As a team, the Pomeroys beat OCU by four strokes (344-348). Alexandria Bazzani and Kiersten Mikesell led the team as they each shot a career-high!

Overall, SMWC women's golf has four Invitationals remaining in the 2019 season.

Men's Soccer

The men's soccer program suffered its first loss of the season to Webster University on Thursday, September 19th. The Pomeroys were beaten 4-1, with the loss, SMWC moved to 6-1-0 on the season.

Muhammad Izhar-Razman scored the lonely Pomeroy goal from 18 yards out with four minutes left in the match; assist was credited to Yazen Bakhrebah

With the men's soccer impressive start, they will likely receive votes to be in the Top 5 of the week one USCAA standings.

Women's Soccer

SMWC women's soccer played two contests this week against Anderson University and Principia College. SMWC lost to AU in an extremely tight match-up 1-0; the Pomeroys stellar play was not enough to pull out the equalizer near the end of the game. Last season, SMWC lost to Anderson University 7-0, thus the team's competitive level has upped drastically!

On Saturday, September 21st, the SMWC got back on track as they defeated Principia College in double overtime 1-0. With 9.7 seconds remaining, freshman Lanee Andrew netted the golden goal!!! To make the victory sweeter, the goal was Andrew's first of her collegiate career. Alicia Lombardo was credited with the game-winning assist.

Lanee Andrew said after the victory, "It felt amazing to score my first collegiate goal that just happened to be the game-winner in double overtime. Thanks to Alicia Lombardo for a perfect pass and for the entire team for never giving up and working together. The excitement after the game with my best friends and family is a feeling I will never forget."

Women's Volleyball

The women's volleyball team played in two contests this week. SMWC split matches, as they were swept by Franklin College on Tuesday, September 17th but bounced back to sweep Fontbonne University on Friday night. The Pomeroys offensive attack led by Mandi AlspachRiley Kinney, and Alexis Woodburn.

On the year, the Woods sits at 4-8 (.333) with 16 matches remaining in the 2019 campaign.


Monday, September 23rd

The women's volleyball team will host #1 ranked NAIA Missouri Baptist University at 6:00 p.m. ET. The Spartans claimed the No. 1 spot in the poll for the third time in their school history. SMWC is 0-4 against MBU and has never won a set against the Spartans.

Tuesday, September 24th

Men's and women's soccer teams will travel to Gallatin, Tennesee, for a doubleheader soccer match against Welch College. The first touch of the women's contest is at 3:00 p.m. ET while the men will play 30 minutes later.

Wednesday, September 25th

The women's golf team will travel to Michigan to play in the Grace College Invitational. Tee-off times are TBA.

Women's volleyball will take on Anderson University at 7:00 p.m. ET. The location will be Anderson, Ind. at the O.C. Lewis Gymnasium.

Thursday, September 26th

Men's soccer will take on Franklin College under the lights at 8:00 p.m. ET. Faught Stadium in Franklin, Indiana, will be the host site for the contest.

Friday, September 27th

Women's Volleyball will host Illinois Tech at 7:00 p.m. ET in Hamilton Arena. The theme is 80's Night, fans are encouraged to wear their best 80's garb!

Saturday, September 28th

The western equestrian team will open up their season on the road at Purdue University. SMWC will begin its show at 9:00 a.m. ET. 

Softball will begin their fall ball play in Terre Haute, Indiana. They will compete against two NCAA Division I teams, Indiana State University, and Ball State University. The first contest is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. ET and the second at 3:30 p.m. ET. Both contests will be an exhibition.

Women's volleyball will host the Calumet College of St. Joseph at 2:00 p.m. ET in Hamilton Arena.

The men's soccer team will travel to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. First touch is at 2:00 p.m. ET at the Moody Soccer Field.

Women's soccer hosts Fontbonne University at 5:00 p.m. ET (FREE ADMISSION).

Sunday, September 29th

The western equestrian team will be in Day Two of the Purdue University show at 9:00 a.m. ET.

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The sixth edition of TWIPS will be released on Sunday, September 29th.

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