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posted Sep 28, 2012 - 11:35:14am
Heading up the past weekend's athletic action for the Stetson Hatter teams came Sunday afternoon, Sept. 23, in South Carolina, where the women's soccer team posted a 2-0 win over South Carolina Upstate.
The Atlantic Sun Conference victory was the first career shutout for keeper Victoria Troccoli. Notching the goals for the 3-7 Hatters (1-1)(ASC) were freshmen Rebecca Oser and Mara Keomanivane.
Stetson will host Northern Kentucky at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, with Lipscomb to follow at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30.
Earlier on the trip, the SU women dropped their ASC opener, 3-1, at East Tennessee State. Troccoli recorded four saves in that one. Jenna Premo tallied the Hatter goal, with Carmen Bernecker credited with the assist.
In a lone match for the soccer team, Florida International University squeezed out a 2-1 overtime win here Saturday, Sept. 22, improving to 6-1-1 and dropping the Hats to 1-4.
Evan Jimmo tallied a first-half goal for the Hats, with J.J. Lofthouse-Smith picking up the credit. Andreas Schnabl had one save in the match. Florida Atlantic was scheduled to play here Wednesday, Sept. 26, with SU playing at Mercer at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.
The Hatter volleyballers opened their Atlantic Sun Conference action on the road with a couple of tough losses. The team will now be home for three ASC matches. Jacksonville played the Hatters Sept. 25, followed by South Carolina Upstate at 7 p.m Friday, Sept. 28, and then East Tennessee State at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.
On Sept. 21 at Mercer, the Hats dropped a 25-17, 19-25, 25-21, 25-17, loss to the Bears. Kaley Melville posted 14 kills and 24 digs for the Hats. Kelli Carneal accounted for 18 digs, and a like number of assists. Ellen Hawks chipped in with 10 kills, Kayla Weller picked up 16 assists, and Monique Russell had 17 digs.
On Sept. 22 at Kennesaw State, the Hats dropped, 25-20, 20-17, 25-12, games to their hosts. Melville had eight kills and 10 digs in this one, Carneal posted 16 assists, and Weller collected 10 assists.
On Friday, Sept. 28, both the Hatter men's and women's cross-country teams will be in Titusville for the FLrunners.com Invitational, after Saturday, Sept. 22, when they joined more than 600 college and high-school runners at the Embry-Riddle Asics Classic.
The hosts claimed both the men's and women's championships. The E-R men scored 21 points to outdistance Seton Hall, Flagler, E-R Alumni, Xavier-Louisiana, Bethune-Cookman, Stetson (seventh), Southeastern, Warner, Johnson & Wales, Rollins and Florida College.
E-R's Evans Kirwa was the overall winner of the 8K in 25:25.0. Showing the way for the Hatters was DeLand junior Andrew Epifanio, 27th, in 29:53.08. The other top-five SU runners were Cody Malloy, Andrew Townes, Ryan Hodgins and Angelo Parkinson.
Ellie Staker, also from E-R, led the women at the finish line of their 5K in a clocking of 18:43.0. Trixi Menge of SU was 19th overall, timed in 20:50.32. Rounding out the top-five Hatters were Sabrina Guzsvany, Jessica Cosgrove, Adrienne DeVita and Alyssa Thompson.
Among the high-school teams, Trinity Prep scored an impressive 15 points for the boys, while Orlando Olympia paced the girls with 24.
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