The Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions got good nights from Amy Davault and Ciara Holmes and swept the Tigers of Ouachita Baptist University on Wednesday night. The Lions have won seven in a row over the Tigers. The Lions had 17 kills in each set and recorded eight blocks in the straight set win.
Joshua Jorgensen, assistant athletic director for external development, sat down with the guys today to discuss a new website that A&M-Commerce Lion Athletics will be rolling out at the end of the month, the efforts that the Lions are undertaking to promote Breast Cancer Awareness, and the Lions' big win over A&M-Kingsville.
After Josh left, the guys discussed the MLB postseason, Taylor's homecoming king chances, and a little basketball.
District competition started for the Sulphur Springs Wildcats last Friday night with a game against the Mount Pleasant Tigers, and they were hoping to get a significant contribution from one of their stars to open their District 14-4A schedule.
Due to the threat of inclement weather in the region for the remainder of the day, Texas A&M University-Commerce's game at Ouachita Baptist University has once again been postponed. The game against the Tigers will now be played in Commerce on Wednesday, Oct. 23, with the start time still to be determined.
Amy Davault, Junior outside hitter for the Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions, earned her second Co-Offensive Player of Week of the season this week. The announcement was made by the Lone Star Conference office Tuesday. It is the second time in the last three weeks that she has earned the honor.
Davault shares the award this week with Halie Harton of West Texas A&M University.
After a two-game road swing, Texas A&M University-Commerce returns to Memorial Stadium this Saturday. The Lions host McMurry University at 6 p.m. The Lions and War Hawks renew an old-school Lone Star Conference rivalry. The two schools will meet for the first time since 1971.
A&M-Commerce roared out to a commanding 41-7 lead early in the second half behind big plays on all facets of the game, notching its first Lone Star Conference victory of the season with a 41-28 win at rival A&M-Kingsville. The Lions retain the Chennault Cup with their second-straight victory over the Javelinas, notching their first road victory in the state of Texas since 2006.
After an early-season stumble, Sulphur Springs has shifted into high gear just in time for the District 14-4A schedule. The Wildcats rolled over Mount Pleasant 63-28 at Gerald Prim Stadium in Sulphur Springs on Oct. 11 in the district opener for both teams.
“Offensively, they had all they could handle with (running back) Willy (Ivery),” Sulphur Springs coach Greg Owens said. “Willy and (quarterback) Larry (Pryor) did a fantastic job. I thought we controlled the front with the O-line, so they did a super job with all that,” Owens said.
After a string of 4 losses, the Commerce Tigers tried to turn their luck around versus the visiting Raiders of Sunnyvale on Friday night, playing without their injured quarterback Sam Wells.
The scoring in the first half of the game began with Sunnyvale posting a field goal early in the first quarter to take a 0-3 lead, but The Tigers answered with a touchdown in the 2nd to go on top 7 to 3. The momentum switched to Sunnyvale's favor for the rest of the half, however, capitalizing on multiple Tiger fumbles with 2 more touchdowns. At halftime, it was Commerce- 7, Sunnyvale- 24.
Today Taylor and Cooper discussed the upcoming NLCS and ALCS matchups, and also talked a little NBA action before diving in to the preview of the Chennault Cup between A&M-Commerce and A&M-Kingsville this Saturday night at 7.