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Men’s cross-country finishes fifth in NAIA Mid-States Classic, women place ninth

The OLLU men’s and women’s cross-country teams participated in the 2018 NAIA Mid-States Classic, hosted by Southwestern College. The men’s team placed fifth. The women’s team placed ninth.

Head Coach Stephen Sherman commented, “Mid-States is one of my favorite meets I have been involved with, and today was amazing. The weather was spot on and the course ran fast. It’s always nice too to experience success at this meet, which both groups did today.”

Capturing the men’s event was Oklahoma City, followed by Columbia, Evangel and Southwestern Assemblies of God. Following OLLU were Benedictine, Doane, Park, MidAmerica Nazarene, St. Thomas, Southwestern, Missouri Valley, Kansas Wesleyan McPherson, Southern Nazarene, York, Bethany, Ottawa, Oklahoma Panhandle and Oklahoma Wesleyan. Read full story online.

Capturing the women’s event was Wayland Baptist, followed by Oklahoma City, MidAmerica Nazarene, Southwestern, Columbia, Benedictine, Southern Nazarene and Park. After OLLU were Avila, Texas Wesleyan, Doane, St. Thomas, Missouri Valley, York, Ottawa, McPherson, Evangel, Sterling, Southwestern Assemblies of God, Cottey College, Peru State, Bethany and Bacone. Read full story online.

Saints win one of four matches in Grand View Tournament

The volleyball team participated in the Grand View Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, last weekend and won one of four matches. On Friday, the Saints lost to MidAmerica Nazarene University 3-1 and Bellevue University 3-1. On Saturday, the Saints lost to the No. 2 team in the NAIA, Grand View University, 3-0, and they closed out the tournament with a 3-1 win against Cardinal Stritch University. The team is now 10-11 overall. OLLU will host Wiley College on Friday, when the Saints will honor seniors Mariza Cardenas and Divinity Gonzalez during Seniors’ Night.

Men’s soccer wins one of two over the weekend

The Saints hosted the University of the Southwest on Thursday and lost 3-0. On Saturday, they hosted Paul Quinn College, and the men won 5-0. Scoring the goals were Guillermo Serrano, Tristan Pettit, Adrian Delgado, Jose Barraza and Jesus Cortes. The Saints will play their last two home games of the season this week. On Thursday, they host the University of St. Thomas and on Saturday, they will play the University of Houston-Victoria. Before this game, they will honor 12 seniors, Jose Barraza, Adam Bieker, Matheus Campos, Jorge Cavazos, Jesus Cortes, Adrian Delgado, Jose Escareno, Nick Genthon, Joel Gonzalez, James Halpin, Noe Salinas and Homer Trevino.

Women’s soccer remains undefeated

The Saints remain undefeated after beating the University of the Southwest and Paul Quinn College last week. On Thursday, Dawson Brinkley set a season goal record to lead the Saints to a 4-0 win over Southwest. Brinkley recorded her fourth hat trick of the season and Jaylin Seto scored the other goal. On Saturday, scoring for the Saints were Dawson Brinkley, Baye Polansky (2) and Alyssa Riepel. The team will play their last home games of the season this week. On Thursday, the Saints will play the University of St. Thomas, and on Saturday, they will face the University of Houston-Victoria. Before this game, the team will honor seniors Brooke Cousins, Erica Robertson and Mako Tembo.

Volleyball splits weekend

The volleyball team completed the season sweep of the University of the Southwest (USW) with a 3-0 win on Saturday; earlier in the season, the Saints defeated Southwest 3-0 at home. Friday’s match did not go as well for the team; for the first time in history, the Saints suffered a loss to Huston-Tillotson University. In Austin, the Rams defeated OLLU 3-0. The Saints are now 9-8 overall and 6-1 in conference.

Soccer teams get two conference wins

The men’s soccer team needed just one goal to defeat Texas College 1-0 in a Red River Athletic Conference game last Saturday. On Friday, the Saints beat Jarvis Christian College 4-1 and they improve to 5-1-2 overall and 2-0-1 in conference. The women’s team also shut out Texas College 2-0. On Friday, the women dominated Jarvis Christian College with an 8-0 win. The Saints improve to 6-2 overall and 3-0 in conference. The teams will travel to Marshall, Texas, to play Wiley College on Oct. 4.

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