This Week in ETSU Athletics: Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Monday, October 29, 2012

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 29, 2012) – Below are a list of all the ETSU Athletic events taking place for the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 4.

Men’s Basketball

This week: The Bucs open the 2012-13 season with an exhibition game versus Carson-Newman on Saturday with a 4 p.m. tip inside the MSHA Athletic Center. The game will be video streamed live for free on ASun.TV, while live stats and free live audio will also be available on ETSUBucs.com.

Last week: Idle

Women’s Basketball

This week: The ETSU women’s basketball team will play the first of two preseason games on Saturday afternoon when the Lady Bucs host Carson-Newman at 1:30 p.m. inside the MSHA Athletic Center. The game will be broadcast live for free on ASun.TV, while live stats and audio will be available on ETSUBucs.com.

Last week: Idle

Men’s Cross Country

This week: Idle

Last week: The ETSU men’s cross country team placed second at the Atlantic Sun Championship on Saturday afternoon from the Buckingham Cross Country Course in Ft. Myers, Fla. The Bucs were beaten by reigning conference champion, USC Upstate, by four points, 49 to 53. The four-point margin was the closest finish in the championship since 1998 when Campbell edged out Georgia State, 68 to 70. In addition, ETSU’s 53 points marked the lowest point total by a runner-up since 2008 when the Bucs defeated Belmont. Individually, Filip Jalovy (Modrice, Czech Republic) and Landon Milhorn (The Woodlands, Texas) landed First Team All-Atlantic Sun honors, while Adam Chase (Kingsport, Tenn.) was named Second Team All A-Sun. Jalovy and Milhorn finished a respectable third and fourth, and Chase followed in 13th.    

Women’s Cross  Country

This week: Idle     

Last week: Freshman Katie Hirko (Oley, Pa.) led the Blue and Gold to their best finish at the A-Sun Championship since joining the conference, as ETSU finished fifth on Saturday at the Buckingham Cross Country Course. Hirko – who was named Freshman of the Year at the post-race ceremonies – finished the 5K run in fourth (17:36.8), while Chelsea Clark (Fairmont, W. Va.) placed 19th. Lipscomb won its second straight conference crown after defeating North Florida by 23 points. The Bucs totaled 126 points and missed edging Kennesaw State for fourth-place by one point.

Women’s Golf

This week: The ETSU women’s golf team will play the final round of the Palmetto Intercollegiate on Monday morning from the Oak Golf Club in Kiawah Island, S.C. Live scoring can be accessed by visiting GolfStat.com.

Last week: The Bucs played round one and most of round two of the Palmetto Intercollegiate on Sunday. Second-round play was postponed toward the end due to darkness. The Blue and Gold enter Monday in second place at 14-over-par with a handful of holes to finish up in round two before beginning the final round. Vivienne Chin (Kota Kinabalu, Sarah Malaysia) leads the way for ETSU, currently tied for sixth on the individual leaderboard, posting a 1-over 73 in the first round and at even par in round two with two holes remaining.

Men’s Soccer (9-6-2, 5-2-0 A-Sun)

This week: The Bucs wrap up regular season play on Saturday when ETSU travels to Spartanburg, S.C. for an A-Sun game at USC Upstate. Game time is slated for 7 p.m. from County University Stadium. Free live video will be streamed on ASun.TV and live stats will be provided on UpstateSpartans.com.

Last week: ETSU came away with a split on its trip to the Sunshine State as the Blue and Gold defeated Stetson, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon, but came up short Friday night at Florida Gulf Coast as the Eagles snapped the Bucs’ five-game unbeaten streak, 1-0. Senior Alesi Osorio (Austin, Texas) scored the game’s only goal in the 74th minute against the Hatters, while redshirt junior Ryan Coulter (Dublin, Ireland) registered his sixth clean sheet of the season, which clinched ETSU a spot in the 2012 A-Sun Tournament. Unfortunately on Friday night, the Bucs were left scoreless and FGCU’s Felipe DeSousa scored in the 19th minute as the Eagles held on to defeat the Bucs.

Women’s Soccer (12-6-0, 6-3-0 A-Sun)

This week: Idle

Last week: The ETSU women’s soccer team suffered a heartbreaking loss on Saturday night at Summers-Taylor Stadium as fifth-seeded Jacksonville ended the Bucs’ season with an overtime win, 2-1, in the A-Sun Quarterfinals. Junior Ramey Kerns (Kings Mountain, Tenn.) scored the equalizer in the 37th minute on a penalty kick, but Kaitlyn Bassett netted both of Jacksonville’s goals – including the game-winner in the seventh minute of the first overtime period. Kerns finished the season with 21 goals, which marked the single-season ETSU record and tied for the fifth best performance in A-Sun history.

Men’s Tennis

This week: The Buccaneers travel to Wilmington, N.C., for the three-day Seahawk Invitational. The tournament begins on Friday and runs through Sunday at the UNC Wilmington Tennis Complex.

Last week: Idle

Volleyball (17-10, 8-5 A-Sun)

This week: The ETSU volleyball team returns home for the final time of the 2012 season as the Blue and Gold kick off a four-game homestand Tuesday night. The Bucs take on Gardner-Webb in non-conference play at 7 p.m., Tuesday, while hosting league-leading Florida Gulf Coast Friday night at 7 p.m., and Stetson Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. All three games will be played in Brooks Gym, while the Gardner-Webb and FGCU games will be video stream live for free on ASun.TV. Each game this week will also have live stats provided on ETSUBucs.com.

Last week: After being swept by Lipscomb in three tight sets (23-25, 23-25, 23-25) Friday night in Nashville, the ETSU volleyball team bounced back in a big way as the Bucs used a total team effort to defeat Northern Kentucky in a five-set thriller (25-20, 19-25, 27-25, 22-25, 15-10) on Saturday afternoon in Regents Hall. Four Buccaneer players either recorded new career highs or tied career marks in the win over the Norse, while junior Megan Devine (Kingsport, Tenn.) and sophomore Ivey Rice (Johnson City, Tenn.) generated double-doubles. Sophomore Meredith Hardy (Kingsport, Tenn.) finished with a career-best 25 kills on a .476 hitting percentage, while Katie Muey (Alexandria, Ind.) and Jamie Rutledge (Kingsport, Tenn.) tied career highs in digs and assists. Muey tallied 22 digs and, for the second time this year, Rutledge dished out 64 assists against NKU. Meanwhile, Devine posted 18 kills and 14 digs, and Rice added 14 kills and 14 digs.

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