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TMC Insider Volleyball, women's soccer lead the way

Posted: September 8, 2013 11:04 p.m.
Updated: September 8, 2013 11:04 p.m.
 

A few weeks into the season for The Master’s College, things are starting to take shape.

Women’s soccer remains undefeated at 6-0, men’s soccer remains winless at 0-4, volleyball earned their 10th win of the year on Saturday night and cross country shined at the UC Irvine Invitational. Looking ahead, men’s golf begins their 2013-14 season on Monday in Kansas.

Women’s Soccer
After two wins this week, The Master’s College women’s soccer team remains undefeated.

In Tuesday’s 5-2 win over La Verne University, Jasmine Benson led the stat sheet with two goals, while Natasha Coyle finished with nine shots, five shots on goal, and one goal. McKinley Kane and Jessica Long each chipped in a goal.

On Saturday, the Lady Mustangs topped Corban University 3-0 at Reese Field. Jordan Benson tallied her ninth goal of the season, Kane earned her second goal of the year, and Mackenzie Taylor earned her first collegiate goal.

TMC now looks to prepare for Thursday’s home match against Southern Oregon at 4 p.m.

Men’s Soccer
On Wednesday, Whittier College rallied to score four unanswered goals against The Master’s College men’s soccer team en route to a 5-3 victory.

Three days later, TMC was dealt another loss, this time against No. 14 nationally ranked Oklahoma Wesleyan. The Eagles shut out the Mustangs 2-0 in a game played at Biola in La Mirada.

The Mustangs now look to notch their first win of the season in their home opener against Cal State San Marcos on Sept. 21. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball
In an atypical, off site home opener at College of the Canyons, The Master’s College women’s volleyball team topped Capilano University (British Columbia, Canada) 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-16) on Wednesday night.

Later in the week, TMC made the trek to Northern California to Atherton for the Menlo College Tournament.

TMC opened up with a dogfight Friday morning against Wayland Baptist University (Texas), taking the Pioneers in five sets (25-19, 23-25, 25-19, 11-25, 15-13).

The Lady Mustangs dropped their second match of the season against Menlo College in four sets (25-20, 27-25, 27-29, 19-25) on Friday night.

Rebounding from their second loss of the season, TMC took their aggression out on Mills College in three quick sets (25-11, 25-4, 25-7) Saturday morning.

For the second time this year, TMC faced future GSAC member William Jessup University on Saturday afternoon. And just like the first time the two teams met back on Aug. 23, TMC took the Warriors in three quick sets (25-21, 25-16, 25-10).

The No. 9 nationally ranked Master’s volleyball team’s overall record sits at 10-2.

TMC will now enjoy a 10-day break, where it will prepare to host St. Katherine College in a tune-up scrimmage on Sept. 17 at Bross Court. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Men’s Golf
Beginning today and running through Tuesday, the Mustangs will open their 2013-14 campaign with a two-day event in Newton, Kansas, at the Mid-South Invitational located on the greens of the Sand Creek Station Golf Course.

Cross Country
On Saturday, The Master’s College men’s and women’s cross country teams toed the line at the UC Irvine Invitational in hot and humid conditions.

During the men’s race, the pre-race strategy of running as a pack paid off as freshman and Hart graduate Josh Sherfey finished 10th overall, and first for the Mustangs, with a time of 26 minutes, 20.4 seconds for the 8,000-meter race.

The rest of the Mustangs were not far behind with both John Hurd and Matthew Crichton finishing in 26:30 and 26:50.2, respectively.

The end result of the race put the men at third place, right behind Division I NCAA power, UC Irvine. Notably, it was the best team finish TMC has recorded at the event.

Earlier in the day, senior runner Hannah Kellerman immediately went to the front pack, and held off the remaining field to win the 5,000-meter race with a time of 17:51.4.

Sophomore Karis Frankian closed the day with a fourth-place finish in 18:31.4.

As a team, the Lady Mustangs finished second among 13 other collegiate teams, bested only by NCAA Division I San Diego State.

Next up for TMC is their second annual home meet, The Mustang Challenge, in two weeks on Sept. 21. Race time is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. for the women, and 9:15 a.m. for the men, at Central Park.

TMC will host a community 5K at Central Park on Sept. 21. The event will take place at 7:15 a.m., just an hour before the squad’s home event.

To view more information and register for the race, visit The Master’s College Athletics Department home page, and click the “The Master’s College Community 5K” link.

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