Mountaineers

Morrow’s goals give SU ladies fourth straight win

KERRVILLE, Texas — Sophomore Delaney Morrow’s two goals were all that Schreiner Women’s Soccer needed to gain a 2-1 home win over Southwestern at Mountaineer Field on Friday. 

Morrow had two shots in the match, but both counted on the scoreboard for SU. Her first goal of the afternoon was at the 20 minute mark off a feed by sophomore Alex Gill. The Pirates tied the match in the 37th minute when Hayley Miesse scored, unassisted. But Morrow took care of business with the game-winner just before halftime when senior Bria Howard assisted on her goal.

The defenses only allowed a pair of shots each in the second half and freshman goalkeeper Taylor Roberson came up with the stop on the only shot on goal in the half.

SU (4-1 in SCAC, 7-3-1) has now won four straight matches and the first three of this lengthy homestand. 

Women’s soccer ends weekend with a tie

KERRVILLE, Texas — Schreiner Women’s Soccer controlled the action from start to finish but could only come away with a 0-0 tie against Texas Lutheran on Sunday in SCAC action.

The Mountaineers won on the stats page, out-shooting the Bulldogs 10-to-5 and it was 8-to-2 over the second period and both overtimes but the Mountaineers could not find the net. The best chances came off the foot of sophomore Delaney Morrow on free kicks. Several times, her shots were just over the top of the goal.

Freshman Taylor Roberson recorded her third shutout in the last four matches, but the SU defense was stout. Roberson only had to make one save in 110 minutes of action.

Schreiner completes the first half of the conference schedule with a 4-1-1 mark. Just last year, SU won just four matches all year long and now have seven wins and two ties entering the back half of the SCAC schedule. Next up is the fifth and final match of this three-week homestand as the University of Dallas comes to Mountaineer Field next Sunday for a noon matchup. SU defeated the Crusaders, 4-1, in Irving last month.

Southwestern gets the better of SU men

KERRVILLE, Texas — Visiting Southwestern scored in the match’s 15th minute to take the lead and then scored a pair of goals after Schreiner had tied the contest in the second half en route to a 3-2 men’s soccer win on Friday.

The Pirates’ Jake Swonke scored the first half goal to give them a halftime lead. The Mountaineers answered 20 minutes into the second half when sophomore Andres Penaloza scored off an assist by sophomore Gregg Gutierrez to tie things up. It only took 90 seconds for Southwestern to take the lead for good when Philip Nelson scored and the Pirates added a goal with less than five minutes remaining. Schreiner got its second goal with just seconds left in regulation when freshman Robert Hensley scored off a feed from Penaloza.

Southwestern had 17 shots to SU’s six. Junior Blake Lawson had five saves against the three goals.

Hensley gives Mountaineers OT win

KERRVILLE, Texas — Freshman Robert Hensley poked in a rebound off senior Cody Hollinghead’s shot late in the first overtime period to give Schreiner Men’s Soccer a hard-fought 1-0 win over Texas Lutheran in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play Sunday.

The two defenses controlled the game. TLU had better shots in the first period but the Mountaineers maintained possession for a good portion of the second half and overtime. The squad just wasn’t able to convert the possessions into quality chances against the Bulldog defense. The same was true at the other end as SU freshman goalkeeper Brandon Anselmi was only tested once all afternoon and made the save. He earned his first collegiate shutout in the victory.

The winning sequence started when sophomore Gregg Gutierrez collected a run out on the right side. Instead of trying to go towards the goal he pulled the ball back and let him teammates come forward. The ball got to Hollingshead but his shot was blocked to the left side of the goal where Hensley was loose and had an easy redirect into the goal to end the contest.

The Mountaineers are 2-2 on this six game homestand and have two more matches next weekend. Colorado College visits Kerrville on Friday at 3 p.m. on Mountaineer Field for the back half of their series with SU. Colorado scored a 2-0 win over Schreiner last month in Colorado Springs.

Tennis ends fall season

SEGUIN, Texas — The Schreiner women’s tennis team completed its fall season by finding success at the Doc Skogman Invitational last weekend. Overall, SU players and pairings won 31 matches. 

Doubles action saw the Mountaineers with some of their strongest finishes as three SU teams reached the finals of their respective flights: senior Karyn Swink and sophomore Abby Knedlik (“C” doubles), freshmen Kara Miller and Katie Smith (“D” doubles) and junior Kelsey Buczkowski and sophomore Katie Watts. Buczkowski and Watts won the “B” doubles final.

Smith won her flight (“I) in singles as well, sweeping opponents from TLU, Southwestern and Texas Wesleyan. Buczkowski (“G” flight), Miller (“H”) and Sterling (“K”) had strong weekends all coming in with third place finishes in their respective draws.

Watts, Knedlik and Wheeler all added to the win total on the weekend in singles as well. Every Mountaineer got a win in both singles and doubles over the weekend.

The field was very tough. There were only four teams out of the 10 in the field that were non-scholarship programs. Schreiner players came away with wins against Dallas Baptist, Texas Wesleyan, Laredo Junior College, and NCTC during the weekend.

Coach Morgan on the results: “We really came out in doubles which was nice. we competed well and consider it a great end to a solid fall season for our women. We are looking forward to the spring.” SU will get started with its spring season in February.

Men close fall season with win

SEGUIN, Texas — Schreiner Men’s Tennis did well in its final fall appearance, collecting 15 wins at the Doc Skogman Invitational in Seguin.

Highlight performances came from freshman Juan Ortiz who won his flight (“J”) in singles going 3-0 against opponents from TLU, UTPB and sophomore Coby Velez who also had a strong weekend going 2-1 and getting a 2nd place finish in his flight (“J”). 

Freshman Tiger Davila finished 3rd in his flight (“I”) beating opponents from Jacksonville College, TLU, and UT-Permian Basin. 

He also teamed with freshman Juan Ortiz to win their flight in doubles, (“E”) going undefeated on the weekend against opponents from Dallas Baptist, TLU and UTPB. Senior Christian Casillas and freshman Ryan New faced the field’s toughest competitors on the weekend and managed to pull out wins against Southwestern and Concordia.

Coach Morgan on the weekend: “Our young guys really stepped up and played well this weekend. Our 10-point tiebreak record was 5-2 which is a big turnaround. We are getting better at closing out matches. These guys will develop even more and we are excited about the depth we have and the future of our program right now.”

Schreiner will get started with its fall season in February.

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