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Men’s soccer team loses second straight road game

MenSoccer9-8-14The men’s soccer team lost to Wayland Baptist University (WBU) 4-1 on Sept. 6. The Saints lost to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma on Sept. 5. OLLU took a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute when sophomore Nickolas Tyrpak found a loose ball in front of goal and put it in the back of the net. The Saints were unable to hold on to the lead and WBU found an equalizer in the 32nd minute from the penalty spot. The game remained at 1-1 until the 67th minute when WBU’s Juan Sanchez made it 2-1. The Pioneers added two more goals in the 77th and 90th minute for the final score of 4-1. The Saints will now travel to Prescott, Arizona to take on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on Sept. 12. Read full article online.

Five OLLU athletes named 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball student-athletes that have been named 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. OLLU student-athletes Martin Hansson, Emily Backus, Alyssa Mora, Victoria Vazquez and Bryttany Willoughby are among the honorees.

2013MartinHansson2(1)Hansson, a senior on the men’s soccer team is receiving this award for the first time. Last year, he received the Champions of Character award, as well as conference scholar athlete honors. Read more online.

daktronicswsOLLU women’s soccer seniors Backus, Mora and Vazquez all three received the award last year. In addition, Backus has received the CoSIDA-Captial One Academic All-District Award, and all have been named conference scholar athletes in each of their years at OLLU. Read more online.

2013BryttanyWilloughby-2(1)Willoughby, a junior on the volleyball team, is also receiving this award for the first time. In her previous two years at OLLU, she has received conference scholar athlete honors, as well as the CoSIDA-Capital One Academic All- District Award. Read more online.

In order to be nominated as a Scholar Athlete by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.

OLLU men’s soccer ends regular season with 5-2 win over Huston-Tillotson University

The men’s team prepares to take the field.

The men’s team prepares to take the field.

The men’s soccer team finished the regular season in third place after beating Huston-Tillotson University 5-2. The Saints (4-2-1/11-3-1) will host No. 6-seed University of the Southwest (3-4/4-9) on Friday, Nov. 1, at 1 p.m.  No. 4-seed Huston-Tillotson (4-3/5-8-2) will host No. 5-seed Wiley College (3-2-2/7-4-3) on Friday, as well. The winners of those two games will advance to the semifinals on Nov. 8 and will face either No. 1-seed University of St. Thomas (6-1/11-3-2) or No. 2-seed University of Texas at Brownsville (5-1-1/12-2-2). The winners of the semifinals will play the championship match on Saturday, Nov. 9. These games will take place at the Houston Amateur Sports Park in Houston. Read more online.

OLLU men’s soccer defeats No. 6-ranked Brownsville 2-0

Marcelo Chapa helped keep the Brownsville team scoreless.

Marcelo Chapa helped keep the Brownsville team scoreless.

The men’s soccer team controlled the No. 6 team in the NAIA — University of Texas at Brownsville for most of the competition and delivered the Ocelots their first loss in the Red River Athletic Conference. The 2-0 win moves the Saints to 3-1 in the conference and 10-2 overall, and the Ocelots drop to 3-1 and 10-2 overall. The two teams, along with the University of St. Thomas (2-0/6-2-2), are tied for second place and one game behind league leader Huston-Tillotson University (4-0/5-4-2). Graduate Assistant Coach Gary Hamilton said, “The team got the job done. It’s always good getting a win against Brownsville because they are our biggest rival and they always have quality teams.” Read more online.