Small college notes: Texas Wesleyan volleyball faces another ranked opponent

Posted Thursday, Oct. 03, 2013  comments  Print Reprints
A

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

The Texas Wesleyan volleyball team is hoping to use experience gained from playing a tough nonconference schedule when it hosts No. 21 Wayland Baptist on Friday.

The Lady Rams (12-11, 4-1 Sooner Athletic Conference) are facing their fifth opponent ranked in the NAIA Coaches Poll.

“We played a really difficult preseason and were able to see some of the top teams in the nation,” Lady Rams coach Kimberly Weaver said. “We got a lot of experience playing against tough opponents.”

Texas Wesleyan’s lone win against ranked opponents this season came against No. 22 Point Park on Aug. 30 in a 3-2 win.

Senior Katherine Rosenbusch led the Rams with 14 kills in the match and sits third in the conference among kill leaders.

She will have a tough matchup on her hands. She is facing the conference’s blocks leader, Shahala Hawkins.

Hawkins has averaged 1.2 blocks per set, good for 80 blocks overall, and sits fifth on offense with 225 kills.

Weaver said that she will look for players around Rosenbusch to step up in the match.

“We have to do what we can to disrupt their offense,” Weaver said. “We have the personnel to step up and be strong against their weapons. I’m confident we will be able to be strong against their blocks.”

Texans back in LSC

Fresh off a 41-34 double overtime win over Abilene Christian, the Tarleton State football team returns to Lone Star Conference action on Saturday at Eastern New Mexico.

The Texans (3-0) snapped a three-game losing streak to ACU.

The win moved the Texans up to 22nd in the AFCA Poll, from 25th, and helped running back Jerome Regal earn LSC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Regal rushed for a career-high 251 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the win over the Wildcats.

Regal will look to continue his success on the ground this week as Eastern New Mexico ranks last in the LSC in rush defense, allowing 237.3 yards per game.

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?





Friday, September 19Full Scoreboard
Los Angeles «14Final | Box
Chicago Cubs5
Boston «5Final(10) | Box
Baltimore3
Toronto3Final | Box
NY Yankees «5
Milwaukee2Final | Box
Pittsburgh «4
Washington «3Final | Box
Miami2
Chicago WSox «4Final | Box
Tampa Bay3
NY Mets «5Final | Box
Atlanta0
Arizona3Final | Box
Colorado «15
Seattle «10Final | Box
Houston5
Detroit «10Final | Box
Kansas City1
Cleveland4Final(10) | Box
Minnesota «5
Cincinnati1Final | Box
St. Louis «2
Philadelphia1Final | Box
Oakland «3
Texas «12Final | Box
LA Angels3
San Francisco0Final | Box
San Diego «5
Full Scoreboard
Friday, September 19Full Scoreboard
No games today
Full Scoreboard
Week 3Full Scoreboard
Thursday
Tampa Bay14Final | Box
Atlanta «56Gridiron Replay
Sunday
San Diego 1:00 PM ET
Buffalo TV: CBS
Tennessee 1:00 PM ET
Cincinnati TV: CBS
Baltimore 1:00 PM ET
Cleveland TV: CBS
Green Bay 1:00 PM ET
Detroit TV: FOX
Indianapolis 1:00 PM ET
Jacksonville TV: CBS
Oakland 1:00 PM ET
New England TV: CBS
Minnesota 1:00 PM ET
New Orleans TV: FOX
Houston 1:00 PM ET
NY Giants TV: CBS
Washington 1:00 PM ET
Philadelphia TV: FOX
Dallas 1:00 PM ET
St. Louis TV: FOX
San Francisco 4:05 PM ET
Arizona TV: FOX
Kansas City 4:25 PM ET
Miami TV: CBS
Denver 4:25 PM ET
Seattle TV: CBS
Pittsburgh 8:30 PM ET
Carolina TV: NBC
Monday
Chicago 8:30 PM ET
NY Jets TV: ESPN
Full Scoreboard
Friday, September 19Full Scoreboard
No games today
Full Scoreboard