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.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions faced some unexpected challenges against McMurry, but they weathered that storm. Joshua Jorgensen and Tom Fitzmaurice talked with the guys about this game and the upcoming challenge of Tarleton State. Also discussed: the World Series and the NBA.
A pair of Lions have been recognized as Lone Star Conference Players of the week as junior quarterback Deric Davis was named the LSC's Co-Offensive Player of the Week while junior wide receiver Vernon Johnson picked up the nod for Special Teams Player of the Week. The weekly honor is the first of both Davis and Johnson's A&M-Commerce career.
A 24th-minute goal from Jade Bell was all the Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions needed to win in harsh conditions against the Mustangs of Midwestern State University on Friday, Oct. 18. The win marks the Lions' first victory in Wichita Falls since 2003, and also snapped a six game losing streak overall in the series.