This Week in ETSU Athletics: Nov. 12-Nov. 18

Monday, November 12, 2012

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 12, 2012) – Below are a list of all the ETSU Athletic events taking place for the week of Nov. 12-Nov. 18.

Men’s Basketball (0-1)

This week: The ETSU men’s basketball team hosts in-state rival Tennessee Tech in its home opener on Saturday afternoon. Tip time is set for 4 p.m. inside the MSHA Athletic Center. The game will be broadcast live on ASun.TV for free, while fans can listen to the action on WXSM-AM 640 The Extreme Sports Monster. Live audio and live stats will also be provided free of charge on ETSUBucs.com.   

Last week: The Bucs opened the 2012-13 season with an 80-62 setback at Virginia Tech last Saturday afternoon inside Cassell Coliseum. Redshirt freshman forward Lester Wilson (Knoxville, Tenn.) came off the bench to score a team-high 20 points and also pulled down nine rebounds. Senior guard Marcus DuBose (Hartsville, S.C.) added 12 points (6-of-6 from the free throw line), four rebounds, and three assists in 24 minutes off the bench. As a team, the Blue and Gold out-rebounded the Hokies, 39-37, and scored 13 second-chance points off 14 offensive rebounds.

Women’s Basketball (0-1)

This week: The ETSU women’s basketball team wraps up its two-game, season-opening road swing on Saturday night when the Lady Bucs take on in-state rival Chattanooga inside McKenzie Arena. Game time is slotted for 7:30 p.m. Live video, live audio, and live stats will be offered by visiting GoMocs.com.

Last week: Despite having junior Destiny Mitchell (Bluffton, Ga.) net 26 points, the Lady Bucs couldn’t overcome the combo of High Point’s Erin Reyonds and Cheyenne Park, as the two combined for 52 points en route to handing ETSU an 85-76 loss Saturday afternoon inside the Millis Center. Joining Mitchell is double figures were newcomers Brianna McQueen (Jonesboro, Ga.) and Serena Clark (Tucker, Ga.). McQueen, a freshman guard, netted 18 points in her ETSU debut, while Clark added 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting. The Lady Buccaneer defense forced the Panthers into 21 turnovers, resulting in 21 points off those miscues for the Blue and Gold.   

Men’s Cross Country

This week: Idle

Last week: The ETSU men’s cross country team closed out its season on a strong note at the NCAA South Regional Championship last on Friday morning at the Apalachee Regional Park. The Buccaneers – who were led by sophomore Filip Jalovy (Modrice, Czech Republic) – finished an Atlantic Sun best seventh out of the 26-team field. Jalovy placed 26th overall and covered the 10K run in 31:29.6.

Women’s Cross  Country

This week: Idle        

Last week: Like the men, the women’s cross country team ended the 2012 campaign on a positive note as the Bucs took 20th at the NCAA South Regional Championship in Tallahassee. Junior Chelsea Clark (Fairmont, W. Va.) finished the 6K course in 60th-place with a season-best time of 21:27.9, while freshman Katie Hirko (Oley, Pa.) clocked in at 21:46.5.

Men’s Golf

This week: Idle

Last week: The Buccaneer men’s golf team ended the fall season with a fourth-place showing at the Warrior Wave Intercollegiate from the Makai Golf Club. As a team, ETSU shot 2-under-par 862 and finished ahead of four ranked teams in the final tournament of the fall. Individually, sophomore Scott Gibson (Southerness, Scotland) paced the Blue and Gold for the second time in their last three tournaments after finishing 12th at 1-under 215.     

Men’s Soccer (10-6-4, 5-2-1 A-Sun)

This week: Idle

Last week: The ETSU men’s soccer team traveled to Ft. Myers, Fla., for the 2012 Atlantic Sun Tournament Championship. The No. 3-seeded Bucs began their run for a second title in three years on Wednesday, defeating No. 6 Jacksonville in the quarterfinals, 1-0, courtesy of a fifth-minute goal from All-Atlantic Sun First Team selection Itode Fubara (Ogbema, Nigeria). On Friday, the Buccaneers took on No. 2 Mercer in the semifinals, and struck for the game’s first goal when senior Franck Doumbe (Silver, Spring, Md.) scored his third of the season in the 74th minute. Mercer responded in the 79th, leveling the game and eventually sending it to a penalty kick shootout. In the shootout, Mercer keeper Ben Ranjitsingh saved ETSU’s strikes in the second and third round, setting up Carl-Oscar Andersson to net the game-winner in round four as Mercer advanced to the final and ended ETSU’s season at 10-6-4, 5-2-1 A-Sun. Fubara and Doumbe were named to the A-Sun All-Tournament Team.

Men’s Tennis

This week: Idle

Last week: The ETSU men’s tennis team brought the fall season to a close in Athens, Ga., at the Bulldog Scramble, hosted by UGA at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. The Buccaneers were represented by junior Roger Ordeig (Gurb, Spain) and sophomore Rogerio Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil), who went a combined 3-3 in singles and 3-2 in doubles against the likes of Georgia, Mississippi State, Kentucky and Alabama. ETSU begins the spring season Jan. 10, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., at the Crimson Tide Indoor Invite.

Women’s Tennis

This week: Idle

Last week: Like the men, the ETSU women’s tennis team also closed the books on the 2012 fall season. Senior Antonia Kolovou (Larisa, Greece), second-year freshman Lyn Yee Choo (Kuching, Malaysia) and true freshman Anna Gerbasi (Caracas, Venezuela) all headed to the Lakewood Ranch Tennis Center in Sarasota, Fla., for the Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic. The three Buccaneers took on some heavy competition, with six of the eight squads boasting players from nationally ranked at the end of last season, including last year’s NCAA Champion Florida. On Friday, Choo and Gerbasi pulled off what assistant coach Travis Sandlant said was, ”probably the biggest win in our program’s history,” defeating the ITA’s No. 14 doubles team of Malika Rose and Kanyapat Narattana from Oklahoma State, 8-6. Choo and Gerbasi’s run ended on Saturday in the semifinals.

Volleyball (20-12, 11-7 A-Sun)

This week: ETSU begins its run for an Atlantic Sun Championship on Thursday evening inside Lipscomb’s Allen Arena in Nashville. The Bucs earned the No. 3 seed and face sixth-seeded Mercer at 6 p.m. (Eastern) in the first quarterfinal game. The Bucs and Bears split the season series with both team winning on their home floor. The game will be broadcast live for free on A-Sun.TV, while live stats will be offered via AtlanticSun.org.   

Last week: Despite dropping two of their final three games of the regular season, the Bucs still wrapped up the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament. ETSU began the week with a four-set win over Kennesaw State inside Brooks Gym, but suffered back-to-back five-set heartbreakers at North Florida and Jacksonville this past weekend. With the victory over KSU, the Blue and Gold wrapped up the home portion of their season with a 10-1 mark as well as notching their second 20-win campaign in the last three seasons.

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MGOLF Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate Jonesborough, Tenn.
Oct 11 Results
VB ETSU 2 Cullowhee, N.C.
Oct 11 Western Carolina University 3
MSOC ETSU 0 Greensboro, N.C.
Oct 11 UNC Greensboro 2
MGOLF Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate Jonesborough, Tenn.
Oct 12 2nd of 15
WSOC ETSU 5 Charleston, S.C.
Oct 12 Citadel 3
MSOC Furman 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 15 ETSU 1
MTEN ETSU Nashville, Tenn.
Oct 16 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MTEN ETSU
Oct 17 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MCC Catamount Classic Cullowhee, N.C.
Oct 17 2 of 10
WCC Catamount Classic Cullowhee, N.C.
Oct 17 1 of 10
WGOLF Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct 17 15th of 16
WTEN ETSU
Oct 17 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MGOLF U.S. Collegiate Championship Alpharetta, Ga.
Oct 17 Results
WSOC VMI 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 17 ETSU 7
VB Wofford College 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 17 ETSU 3
MGOLF U.S. Collegiate Championship Alpharetta, Ga.
Oct 18 Results
WTEN ETSU
Oct 18 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MTEN ETSU
Oct 18 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
VB Mercer University 1 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 18 ETSU 3