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This Week in ETSU Athletics: Feb. 25-Mar. 3
Monday, February 25, 2013
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 25, 2013) – Below is a list of all the ETSU athletic events taking place for the week of Feb. 25-Mar. 3.
Men’s Basketball (10-20, 8-9 A-Sun)
This week: The ETSU men’s basketball team plays its regular season finale when the Bucs host USC Upstate on Friday night. Tip time is set for 7 p.m., inside the MSHA Athletics Center. The game will be televised on CSS and ESPN3, while Voice of the Bucs Jay Sandos will carry the play-by-play on WXSM-AM 640. Live stats will also be offered via ETSUBucs.com. Friday is also “Senior Night” as Jarvis Jones (Memphis, Tenn.) will be recognized with a pregame celebration.
Last week: The Bucs came away with a split on their road trip to Jacksonville last weekend. ETSU suffered a 77-64 setback at North Florida last Thursday night, but the Blue and Gold bounced back nicely as the Bucs defeated Jacksonville, 61-58, on Saturday afternoon inside Veterans Memorial Arena. Junior forward Hunter Harris (Nashville, Tenn.) scored a game-high 22 points and had a key block in the final minute to help protect ETSU’s lead. As a team, the Bucs shot 54-percent (23-43) from the field and forced the Dolphins into 20 turnovers, which resulted into 19 points on the offensive end.
Women’s Basketball (7-16, 5-11 A-Sun)
This week: The Lady Bucs wrap up their stint in the Sunshine state as ETSU takes on North Florida Monday night at 7 p.m., inside UNF Arena. ETSU then returns home to close out the regular season as USC Upstate visits the MSHA Athletics Center on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Saturday is “Senior Day” in the Dome as Tosha Austin (Chattanooga, Tenn.) will be honored with a special pregame ceremony. Both games this week will be broadcast live on ASun.TV, while live audio can be accessed on WXSM-AM 640. Also, live stats for the UNF game will be provided on UNFOspreys.com, while ETSUBucs.com will offer live stats for Saturday’s USC Upstate game.
Last week: ETSU came away with a split last week as the Blue and Gold defeated Kennesaw State, 69-65, last Monday night at home, but then suffered a 90-81 overtime heartbreaker at Jacksonville on Saturday. The Lady Bucs swept the season series with Kennesaw State behind Tiana Burley’s (Camilla, Ga.) 22-point, 9-rebound effort. Then, despite Shawn Randall (Orlando, Fla.) sending the game into overtime with a desperation three-pointer Saturday at Jacksonville, the Lady Bucs were outscored, 20-11, in the extra stanza as the Dolphins hung on for a 90-81 victory inside Veterans Memorial Arena. Randall and sophomore Maria Bond (Macon, Ga.) both netted 17 points in the loss.
This week: Baseball hits the road for the first time in 2013 when ETSU travels Knoxville for a midweek showdown at Tennessee on Tuesday afternoon. First pitch is set for 3 p.m., from Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Live video will be provided by visiting UTSports.com, while live stats can be accessed by visiting ETSUBucs.com.
This weekend, ETSU returns home to host Marist in a three-game series, beginning Friday afternoon from Thomas Stadium. Friday’s first pitch is set for 3:05 p.m., Saturday’s start time is 4:05 p.m., and Sunday’s game gets underway at 1:05 p.m. Live stats will be offered for all three games on ETSUBucs.com.
Live Twitter updates can also be accessed by following @ETSUAthletics and @ETSU_Baseball, while live stats will be offered for all four games via StatBroadcast by visiting ETSUBucs.com.
Last week: The Bucs went 4-0 last week as ETSU began the perfect run with a 12-10 come-from-behind win over Wofford on Tuesday afternoon from Thomas Stadium, while the Blue and Gold swept Seton Hall over the weekend at home. ETSU got a strong pitching performance from Kerry Doane (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) in Friday’s 7-3 win, while Chris Riopedre and Dylan Tritsch (Boca Raton, Fla.) provided walk-off heroics on Saturday and Sunday. Riopedre lifted ETSU to a 9-8 win Saturday behind his two-out, walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth, while Tritsch’s two-out single in the 10th capped off the sweep with a 4-3 victory.
This week: The ETSU softball team has a busy week ahead, scheduled for six home games at Betty Basler Field, including four in the 2013 Buccaneer Challenge. The Bucs get the week started Thursday with a doubleheader against Liberty beginning at 4 p.m. The Buccaneer Challenge will take place Saturday and Sunday as ETSU hosts Bowling Green and Morehead State. Each day will consist of three games with BGSU and Morehead taking on each other Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. The Bucs play each day at 1 and 3 p.m.
Live stats for all six ETSU Buccaneer softball contests will be available via Stat Broadcast by logging onto ETSUBucs.com.
Last week: The Bucs began the home season with a three-game set against Siena College of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). In an exciting three games, ETSU walked away with a sweep to improve its record to 6-6 overall. Games one and two took place Saturday with the Bucs coming out ahead by scores of 12-5 and 10-4. The Sunday sweep come to fruition after ETSU scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh, capped by a bases-loaded, two-out, walk-off single off the bat of sophomore Casey Horner (Whitesburg, Tenn.). Senior shortstop Sam Lower (Sebring, Fla.) also had a weekend to remember, hitting 5-for-11 (.455) at the plate with two home runs, including a grand slam, eight RBIs and four runs scored.
Men’s Tennis (4-3)
This week: The ETSU men’s tennis team is scheduled for two matchups, beginning Monday against No. 8 Georgia at 2: 30 p.m., and ending Saturday in its first A-Sun contest of the season against USC Upstate at 1 p.m. Both games will take place on the road.
Live stats live streaming video for Monday’s contest with Georgia will be provided courtesy of GeorgiaDogs.com.
Last week: Idle
Women’s Tennis (4-2)
This week: idle
Last week: The ETSU women’s tennis team won two road matches, defeating UNC Asheville on Friday in Asheville, 7-0, and following that up with a, 6-1, defeat of Appalachian State in Boone. Senior Antonia Kolovou (Larisa, Greece) won each of her singles matches, extending her winning streak to eight. Her current 2012-13 overall record stands at 14-8, while she is an undefeated 6-0 in dual play.
Men’s and Women’s Track & Field
This week: The Buccaneer men’s and women’s track & field teams take to their last regular meet of the indoor season, looking to qualify more competitors for the NCAA Indoor Championships at this weekend’s VT Last Chance Qualifiers. The meet is scheduled for the majority of Friday and Saturday.
Last week: The Atlantic Sun Indoor Championships came to Johnson City for the eighth year running, with the ETSU men and women each finishing runner-up. The women’s second-place team finish at the A-Sun meet is its best in program history (127.5 points), while the men (184 points) finished second to Kennesaw State (228.5 points) for the second year in a row.
Though the Bucs did not take home a title, they did boast five individual champions – three men and two women. K’Vonte Scott (Virginia Beach, Va.) scored an A-Sun Indoor Championship and ETSU indoor record 5,160 points in the heptathlon for the men, while Ifrish Alberg (Paramaribo, Suriname) ran a 6.68 in the 60m dash finals to break both the A-Sun and ETSU records as well. Tim O’Dell (Palm Coast, Fla.) won his second consecutive 400m A-Sun Indoor championship with a time of 48.66. On the women’s side, it was Emani Harrison (Columbia, S.C.) running a 7.49 in the 60m dash to break the A-Sun Indoor meet and ETSU indoor records, while Kelly Monteleone (Pittsburgh) broke the A-Sun meet record with a 12.54m triple jump.
This week: Idle
Last week: ETSU finished 11th with a three-round score of 883 (296-297-290) at the Puerto Rico Classic, which was held on the River Course at the Rio Mar Country Club. Freshman Gudmundur Kristjansson (Reykjavik, Iceland) led the Blue and Gold in the tournament as he finished in a three-way tie for 36th at 4-over 220, while sophomore Scott Gibson (Southerness, Scotland) finished the final 36 holes at even-par to finish tied for 55th.
This week: For the second straight week, the women’s golf team will be in action as the Bucs head to Miami, Fla., for the Sir Pizza Cards Challenge. The tournament begins with two rounds on Monday, while the final round will be contested Tuesday from the Senator Course at Shula’s Golf Club. Live results of the event will be available through GolfStat.com
Last week: The Bucs posted a second-place finish last week at the Jim West Challenge, held at the Vaaler Creek Golf Club in Blanco, Texas. Sophomore Gabriella Wahl (Heidenheim, Germany) – who was named A-Sun Golfer of the Week – posted the Buccaneers’ top individual showing of the tournament with a fifth-place effort, while ETSU as a team finished behind 39th ranked Texas State with a score of 949.
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