Texas A&M University-Commerce women's basketball team heads into the 2013-14 season looking to build on the turnaround that began with last season's 11 wins and a win over Abilene Christian in the Lone Star Conference Tournament Quarterfinals. The Lions open the season in Austin vs. Central Oklahoma University and at St. Edward's University.
On today's Look at the Lions segment, Joshua Jorgensen discussed with the guys the heartbreaking loss to Angelo State on Saturday, and how it was still a win for the fans.
Jorgensen and the Locker Room crew also discussed the new Lionathletics.com, and Coach Carthel's meteoric rise to the top of the poll in the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year fan vote. Cooper, Taylor and Jordan ended the show with a brief chat on the NBA season.
After dropping the first two sets to Cameron University, Texas A&M University-Commerce got boots from Li'i Etimaniand Delanee Clark to get back in the set match and closed out the comeback in the fifth.
Texas A&M University-Commerce out shot and held more possession than West Texas A&M but were unable to capitalize on their numerous chances to put the game out of reach. The Lions hit the post twice and had opportunities inside the penalty area of West Texas but could not find the back of the net a second or third time.
"We just did not execute, I say that every time. Sometimes things happen", Neil Piper said after the loss.
Texas A&M University-Commerce puts its four-game winning streak on the line when the Lions welcome Angelo State Rams to Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 2. The showdown with the Rams marks A&M-Commerce's 2013 Homecoming game. Kickoff set for 2 p.m.
Texas A&M University-Commerce rallied back from an early 2-0 deficit to force a fifth and deciding set, but a late run by Midwestern State University thwarted the Lion comeback attack as A&M-Commerce fell 17-25, 22-25, 25-18, 25-19, 9-15 at the Field House.
Following its 22-20 upset victory over 23rd-ranked Tarleton State University Saturday, Texas A&M University-Commerce had a pair of players pick up Lone Star Conference weekly accolades. Junior wide receiver Vernon Johnson was tabbed the Co-Offensive Player of the Week with senior defensive back Marcus Fore earning the nod on Special Teams.
Junior quarterback Harrison Stewartconnected on a 25-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Marsh on fourth and 13 with 3:06 remaining, then Tarleton State's potential game-winning field goal attempt sailed wide right as Texas A&M University-Commerce upset the 23rd-ranked Texans 22-20.