Oct 312012
 

LAKE CHARLES—The McNeese soccer team begins its quest for a conference championship on Thursday against Southeastern Louisiana at Cowgirl Field on the campus of McNeese State at 7 p.m.

 

The Cowgirls (8-9-2) enter their 11th SLC Tournament as the sixth seed.  The Lady Lions (11-6-1) earned the third seed in the tournament after finishing the regular season with a four-game winning streak.  This will be the third time that the two teams have met in the conference tournament.  Southeastern Louisiana defeated McNeese, 2-0 in 1997 while the Cowgirls picked up the 1-0 win in 2007.

 

“This is a big week for us and we are excited to host and to play in the conference tournament this year,” said McNeese head coach Scooter Savoie.  “I think we have a really good matchup in terms of the draw of the bracket.  We open up with the Lady Lions who I think we match up well with.  Our conference match with them in the regular season was a really good match so if we come out and play good soccer then we have a chance to win.”

 

The two teams met earlier this season as the Lady Lions escaped Cowgirl Field with a 3-2 win.

 

Offensively, the Cowgirls are led by a trio who has accounted for 37 of the teams 60 points. Sophomore Sarah LaLanne, who was selected to the 2012 All-Southland Conference second team, leads the team with 14 points on the season.  The Cypress, TX native has scored a team high five goals and four assists on the season and leads the team with three game-winning goals and 24 shots on goal.

 

Freshmen Brennan Moss has also been a catalyst for the team with five goals, two assists and also leads the team with 32 shots. 

 

Sophomore Haley Lyons is also tied with LaLanne and Moss with five goals.  Lyons picked up a hat trick against Prairie View A&M earlier in the season.

 

The defense has played a significant part this season posting five shutouts and limiting Central Arkansas and Stephen F. Austin to just one and two goals scored.

 

Senior keeper Katie Seeber has helped anchor the defense this season.  Seeber has recorded 61 saves, which ranks sixth in the conference and has also posted three shutouts as well.

 

The winner of the McNeese/Southeastern La. match will advance to the semifinals and will face No. 2 Lamar in a 7 p.m. match on Friday.

 

Each tournament game will be available via live stream on the Southland Conference Digital Network, available at southland.org and on the league’s iPhone and Android mobile and tablet apps.

 

The championship match will also be televised on the Southland Conference Television Network.

 

Single session tickets on Thursday and Friday are available for $10. Two-day, two-session tickets are $15. Tickets for Sunday’s championship are $8 for adults and $6 for youth. Children under the age of 5 and student at Southland Conference institutions are free with a valid ID.





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The McNeese baseball team took a break from traditional fall practices on Wednesday and used the day -








Halloween – as a day to kick back, dress up and enjoy the afternoon.


“This is something we started last year,” said head coach Terry Burrows.  “But the team has to earn it.  We have to have good practices leading up to Halloween for them to be able to dress up.  It’s a lot of fun.”


Some of the appearances included a Teletubby, Slash, Stay Puft Marshmellow Man, Gumby, a gorilla, and Batman. 












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LAKE CHARLES–  McNeese State’s volleyball team will conclude its home schedule this weekend when the Cowgirls take on Oral Roberts in a 7 p.m. match tonight then will host Central Arkansas at 2 p.m. in its home finale.  Prior to Saturday’s match, senior Whitney Ellisor will be honored.

    

McNeese (7-21, 1-13 SLC) is led in kills by freshman Amber Fryer who has 226 to her credit and is averaging 2.28 per set.  Fryer is second on the team with 70 blocks for an average of 0.71 per set.

    

Junior middle blocker Courtni Bauer leads the team and ranks eighth in the Southland Conference with a .287 hitting percent.  Bauer also leads the team with 76 blocks.

   

Freshman setter Kelly Graham continues to lead the Cowgirls with 843 assists for an average of 8.69 per set, which ranks her ninth in the league.  

    

Senior Whitney Ellisor has a team high 317 digs and ranks 10th in the conference with 3.23 per set     Oral Roberts is sixth in the league standings with a 12-13 overall record and a 8-6 conference record.   The Golden Eagles enter the match having won four of their last five matches.  Sheina Fernandez leads ORU with 263 kills and a .334 hitting percent and is second on the team with 119 blocks.

 

 


 





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Oct 302012
 

LUFKIN – McNeese battled some tough course conditions on Tuesday at the final round of the Stephen F. Austin Crown Classic at the Crown Colony Country Club as the Cowboys had just one player shoot under 80 and the team finished with a team score of 331 for the round to finish with a three-day total of 967.

 
Cole Glass led the team on Tuesday with a 7-over par 79.  He finished the two-day event with a team best 240 to finish tied for 24th.

 

“This was probably the toughest golf course we have seen all year and the scores show that,” said McNeese coach Austin Burk.

 

Tuesday’s round completed the fall season for the Cowboys.

 
Mike Killam shot an 88 on Tuesday to follow identical scores of 77 in Monday’s first two rounds.  He finished the even with a 242 to finish tied for 30th.

 

Stephen F. Austin won the team title with an 882 while Lumberjack golfer Mitchell McLeroy took home the top medal honors with a 10-under 206 after shooting rounds of 71-65-70.

 

 
Team Scores:

1, Stephen F. Austin 882; 2, Sam Houston State 903; 3, Oklahoma Christian University 909; 4, Louisiana-Monroe 940; 5, University of New Orleans 946; 6, Nicholls State 949; 7, Texas-Pan American 950; 8, McNeese State 967.

 
McNeese Individual Scores:

T24, Cole Glass 78-83-79 – 240; T30, Michael Killam 77-77-88 – 242; 32, Kendall Magee 75-81-87 – 243; 40, Conner Castille 92-75-84 – 251; 42, Jack Clyde 90-84-81 – 255.





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LAKE CHARLES—McNeese sophomore forward Sarah LaLanne was named to the 2012 All-Southland Conference Second Team, the league office announced on Tuesday.

 

The Cypress, TX native has been the catalyst for the Cowgirls this season totaling 14 points with five goals and four assists.  LaLanne leads in several team categories including points (14), assists (4), game-winning goals (3), shots on goal (24) and is tied for first with five goals.  LaLanne leads the conference with her three game-winning goals in league action.

 

LaLanne scored a season-high four points against Prairie View A&M where she scored one goal and two assists.  LaLanne also scored in three-straight games against Lamar, Southeastern La. and Nicholls State.

 

In her first collegiate season, LaLanne played in and started all 19 games and led the team with six goals and also recorded four assists.  She was also selected as the SLC Freshman of the Year and was named honorable mention All-Louisiana.

 

Junior defender Megan Snelling was selected to the honorable mention list by the conference.  Snelling, a native of Cypress, TX, has helped anchor a defense that posted five shutouts in the regular season while holding high-scoring offenses such as Central Arkansas to one goal and Stephen F. Austin to two goals in conference action. 

 

Stephen F. Austin’s Kylie Louw was selected Player of the Year for the third straight time by Southland Conference voters while Ladyjacks head coach Tony Amato earned a consecutive Coach of the Year honor.

 

Sam Houston State’s Kylie Hambleton was selected as Freshman of the Year while Central Arkansas’ Adriana Lucar picked up the Newcomer of the Year award.

 

The McNeese soccer team (8-9-2, 3-5-0 SLC) is preparing for the SLC Tournament that will take place this weekend at Cowgirl Field on the campus of McNeese State. The Cowgirls enter the tournament as the sixth seed and will face third-seeded Southeastern Louisiana at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

 

The winner of the McNeese/Southeastern La. match will advance to the semifinal round where they will take on the No. 2 seed Lamar.





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 LAKE CHARLES–  McNeese State’s women’s basketball team picked up a 76-61 exhibition win over Wiley College here Monday night to get the basketball season started.

    

Senior guard Ashlyn Baggett led all scorers with a game high 21 points.  Baggett was 6 of 14 from the field including three 3-pointers.  Baggett was also perfect from the free throw line, making all six attempts and tied for a team high with even rebounds.

     

“I thought this was a good learning game for us.  We are trying to build chemistry to see what works best for us.  Ashlyn and Caitlyn picked up where they left off last season,” said head coach Brooks Donald Williams.

    

McNeese held a slim 35-33 halftime lead before the Cowgirls extended the lead to eight points (46-38) on two free throws by Ashlyn Baggett with 14:34 left in the game.  Wiley College would come back to tie the game at 46 all after scoring eight straight points. 

    

Following two more ties, McNeese went on an 18-6 run to take a 68-56 lead with 5:23 left in the contest.  McNeese scored six of the last eight points of the game to seal the win. 

    

“Our press was effective in the second half and Allison Baggett cam off the bench to give us a spark,” said Williams. 

    

The younger Baggett ended the game with eight points on 3 of 8 from the field including 2 of 3 from three-point range.

    

Back-to-back steals and layups by junior Arianna James combined with four consecutive free throws by Caitlyn Baggett were the final eight points for the Cowgirls.  James ended the game with 13 points on 6 of 11 from the field and a game high four steals.  Caitlyn Baggett chipped in 18 points on 4 of 12 from the field and 10 of 11 from the charity stripe.

    

“James did a good job for us tonight.  The way she played tonight is the way she always plays, even in practice.”

    

McNeese will begin it regular season on Nov. 10 with a road contest at Vanderbilt.  The Cowgirls’ home opener is Nov. 17 against Texas Southern.

 


      





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LUFKIN, Texas – Mike Killam shot back-to-back rounds of 77 each to lead McNeese in the first day of the Stephen F. Austin Crown Classic on Monday at the Crown Colony Country Club.

 

Killam’s total of 154 on the day puts him in a tie for 16th place in the individual rankings.

 

As a team, McNeese is eighth out of the eight-team field with a two round total of 636 but just six shots behind the University of New Orleans at 630.

 

Stephen F. Austin leads the event with a 582 while Lumberjack golfer Mitchell McLeroy ranks atop the individual scores with a 8-under 136 after posting rounds of 71-65.

 

Other scoring for the Cowboys had Kendall Magee shooting 75-81 for a 156, Cole Glass 78-83 – 161, Conner Castille 92-75 – 167, and Jack Clyde 90-84 – 174.

 

The event will tee off its final round on Tuesday with an 8 o’clock shotgun start.

 

 

Team Scores:

1, Stephen F. Ausin 582; 2, Sam Houston State 594; 3, Oklahoma Christian University 610; 4, Louisiana-Monroe 624; 5, Nicholls State 626; 6, Texas-Pan American 627; 7, New Orleans 630; 8, McNeese State 636.

 

McNeese Individual Scores:

T16, Michael Killam 77-77 – 154; T21, Kendall Magee 75-81 – 156; T30, Cole Glass 78-83 – 161; 41, Conner Castille 92-75 – 167; 43, Jack Clyde 90-84 – 174.

 

 





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Oct 282012
 

LUFKIN – The McNeese men’s golf team will wrap up its fall season at the Stephen F. Austin Crown Classic on Monday and Tuesday at the Crown Colony Country Club here in Lufkin.

 

The event will include the Cowboys, host Stephen F. Austin, Louisiana-Monroe, University of New Orleans, Nicholls State, Oklahoma Christian, Sam Houston State and Texas-Pan American. 

 

Crown Colony is a 6,692-yard, par 72 course.  The teams will play 36 holes on Monday and will wrap things up with 18 holes on Tuesday morning with play set to begin at 8 a.m. with shotgun starts on both days.

 

McNeese head coach Austin Burk has set a lineup of Mike Killam, Kendall Magee, Jack Clyde, Cole Glass and Conner Castille.

 

Killam leads the Cowboys this fall with a 75.0 average round and has one top five finish.  Magee is second on the team with a 75.8 average while Clyde has a 78.1 mark, Glass at 78.3 and Castille with a 79.0 average round.

 

Clyde led the Cowboys in last week’s HBU Intercollegiate with rounds of 74-77-73 to finish tied for 21st with a total score of 224.





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LUFKIN – The McNeese men’s golf team will wrap up its fall season at the Stephen F. Austin Crown Classic on Monday and Tuesday at the Crown Colony Country Club here in Lufkin.

 

The event will include the Cowboys, host Stephen F. Austin, Louisiana-Monroe, University of New Orleans, Nicholls State, Oklahoma Christian, Sam Houston State and Texas-Pan American. 

 

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Killam leads the Cowboys this fall with a 75.0 average round and has one top five finish.  Magee is second on the team with a 75.8 average while Clyde has a 78.1 mark, Glass at 78.3 and Castille with a 79.0 average round.

 

Clyde led the Cowboys in last week’s HBU Intercollegiate with rounds of 74-77-73 to finish tied for 21st with a total score of 224.





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LUFKIN – The McNeese men’s golf team will wrap up its fall season at the Stephen F. Austin Crown Classic on Monday and Tuesday at the Crown Colony Country Club here in Lufkin.

 

The event will include the Cowboys, host Stephen F. Austin, Louisiana-Monroe, University of New Orleans, Nicholls State, Oklahoma Christian, Sam Houston State and Texas-Pan American. 

 

Crown Colony is a 6,692-yard, par 72 course.  The teams will play 36 holes on Monday and will wrap things up with 18 holes on Tuesday morning with play set to begin at 8 a.m. with shotgun starts on both days.

 

McNeese head coach Austin Burk has set a lineup of Mike Killam, Kendall Magee, Jack Clyde, Cole Glass and Conner Castille.

 

Killam leads the Cowboys this fall with a 75.0 average round and has one top five finish.  Magee is second on the team with a 75.8 average while Clyde has a 78.1 mark, Glass at 78.3 and Castille with a 79.0 average round.

 

Clyde led the Cowboys in last week’s HBU Intercollegiate with rounds of 74-77-73 to finish tied for 21st with a total score of 224.





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