This Week in ETSU Athletics: Oct. 1-7

Monday, October 01, 2012

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 1, 2012) – Below are a list of all the ETSU Athletic events taking place for the week of Oct. 1-7.

Men’s Cross Country

This week: Idle  

Last week: The ETSU men’s cross country team finished 18th (out of 31 teams) in the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday afternoon from E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park. Sophomore and reigning A-Sun Freshman of the Year Filip Jalovy (Modrice, Czech Republic) recorded his best time of the season as he clocked in at 24:54.11 to place 67th in a field which consisted of 255 runners.

Women’s Cross  Country

This week: Idle    

Last week: The Buccaneer women’s cross country team placed 21st in the 43-team 5K race on Saturday at the Greater Louisville Classic. For the second straight meet, freshman Katie Hirko (Oley, Pa.) led the way for the Blue and Gold as she finished fifth with a time of 17:57.80, while junior Chelsea Clark (Fairmont, W. Va.) came in 30th with a mark of 18:36.62.

Men’s Golf

This week: Idle

Last week: Idle

Women’s Golf

This week: For the third straight weekend, the ETSU women’s golf team will be in action as the Bucs head to North Carolina for the UNC-Greensboro Starmount Forest Tournament, beginning Monday, Oct. 1. The Bucs will play 36-holes on Monday, followed by the final 18 Tuesday at the Starmount Forest Country Club. ETSU fans can follow all the action via Golfstat.com. 

Last week: The ETSU women’s golf team put together three solid rounds last week at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, which was held at the Red Sky Golf Club’s Fazio Course in Wolcott, Colo. The Bucs – who finished eight strokes ahead of No. 2-ranked UCLA – placed eighth out of 18 teams, while Gabrielle Wahl (Heidenheim, Germany) tied for 15th after carding a 5-over-par 221 in the 54-hole tournament.

Men’s Soccer (4-5-1, 0-1-0 A-Sun)

This week: The Bucs continue their four-game home stand by hosting North Florida and Jacksonville this weekend at Summers-Taylor Stadium. ETSU takes on UNF Friday night at 7 p.m., while kickoff with the Dolphins is slated for 1 p.m. on Sunday. Both games will be video streamed live on ASun.TV, while live stats will be provided via ETSUBucs.com.

Last week: After playing to a 1-all tie at No. 25 Furman on Thursday night, the ETSU men’s soccer team dropped its conference opener as Mercer defeated the Blue and Gold, 2-1, Sunday afternoon in Johnson City. Senior Alesi Osorio (Austin, Texas) scored his first goal of the season to put the Bucs ahead, 1-0, Thursday against the Paladins, but Furman’s Tyler Peoples put in the equalizer with 15 seconds remaining in regulation to force the tie. Meanwhile, on Sunday, the Blue and Gold outshot Mercer, 19-4, but only sent one ball to the back of the net as Luis Calzadilla (Caracas, Venezuela) pulled ETSU even with the Bears early on in the second half. Unfortunately, the game didn’t remain tied for long as Ehjayson Henry scored his second goal of the game three minutes later, proving to be the game-winning goal.

Women’s Soccer (8-4-0, 2-2 A-Sun)

This week: ETSU will only be in action once this week when the Bucs travel to Spartanburg, S.C. to face USC Upstate on Saturday night. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at County University Soccer Stadium. Free live video will be streamed on ASun.TV and live stats will be available on ETSUBucs.com.

Last week: For the second straight weekend, the Bucs walked away with a split in A-Sun play as ETSU came away with a 3-1 win at Kennesaw State last Friday, before falling to Mercer by the same score Sunday afternoon. Junior Ramey Kerns (Kings Mountain, N.C.) made history against the Owls as the Kings Mountain, N.C. native broke the ETSU single-season goals record by netting her 13th goal on the year. Overall, the Blue and Gold scored three unanswered goals versus Kennesaw State as Jasmin Dutton (Kinmel Bay, Wales) and Sarah Zadrazil (St. Gilgen, Austria) also sent one flying past the Owl keeper. However, things weren’t so sound for the Blue and Gold on Sunday as junior Samantha Kron (Paradise Valley, Ariz.) tied the game at one with her goal in the 31st minute, but Mercer followed with a pair of scores to cap off the two-goal victory from Bear Field.

Men’s Tennis

This week: The ETSU men’s tennis team travels to Charlottesville, Va. to compete in the UVA Fall Classic, beginning Friday, Oct. 5. The tournament ends Sunday, Oct. 7 and full recaps with scores will be posted on ETSUBucs.com.

Last week: ETSU competed at UT Chattanooga’s Steve Baras Fall Classic, dominating the competition and bringing home all four singles titles. Sophomore Rogerio Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) won the top flight, with Jorge Varon (Valencia, Venezuela) winning Flight 3 and Ricardo Pabon (Bogota, Columbia) winning Flight 4. Juan Ramirez (Asuncion, Paraguay) and Roger Ordeig (Gurb, Spain) earned the two spots in the Flight 2 final, but did not contest the matchup. The Bucs also took in a doubles title, setting up another all-ETSU final with Jesus Bandres (Caracas, Venezuela) and Ribeiro earning one spot, and Ramirez and Varon earning the other. That final was not contested either, but in all the Buccaneers walked away with five titles, boasting a 20-1 singles record and 6-1 doubles mark.

Women’s Tennis

This week: The women’s tennis team continues its fall season by traveling to Winston-Salem, N.C. for the Wake Forest Invitational. The three-day tournament begins Friday, Oct. 5. Full recaps with scores will be posted on ETSUBucs.com.

Last week: Junior Sofia Espana (Mexico City, Mexico) made it to the finals in Flight D at the 19th annual Hokie Fall Invite, hosted by Virginia Tech, but was defeated on Sunday, 6-2, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4. The Bucs did win a back draw title, as Salma Dahbi (Marrakech, Morocco) reeled off three straight matches, and finished off Virginia Tech’s Emily Lauten 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 1-0 (10-8) on Sunday in Flight B.

Volleyball (11-7, 2-2 A-Sun)

This week: The Bucs open a season-long five-game home stand beginning Friday night when ETSU hosts A-Sun newcomer Northern Kentucky at 7 p.m. inside Brooks Gym. Then, on Saturday, the Blue and Gold take on three-time reigning A-Sun Tournament champion, Lipscomb, at 3 p.m. Free live video will be offered for both matches on ASun.TV, while live stats will be provided at ETSUBucs.com.

Last week: ETSU came away with a split to its trip to the Sunshine State as the Bucs were swept at Florida Gulf Coast on Friday night, while the Blue and Gold rallied to a thrilling five-set win Saturday at Stetson. Junior Megan Devine (Kingsport, Tenn.) and sophomore Jamie Rutledge (Kingsport, Tenn.) both registered double-doubles in the win over the Hatters, whereas sophomore Meredith Hardy (Kingsport, Tenn.) posted a career-high 12 blocks. Devine finished with 19 kills, 13 digs, four blocks, and three service aces and Rutledge added 24 assists, 10 digs, three blocks, and two kills.

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