After a perfect 2-0 week a pair of Lion volleyball players earned Lone Star Conference weekly honors. Senior setter Jordan Neal earned Co-Setter of the Week and junior outside hitter Amy Davaultearned Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Texas A&M University-Commerce was pushed to a fifth set for the second time in three matches by Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and the Lions were up to the task again winning three sets to two.
The Lions came out slow and dropped set one before winning sets two and three. The Savage Storm won the fourth set 25-17. In the fifth and final set the Lions came out and took a 5-1 early lead and never looked back, winning the set 15-10.
Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Ryan Ivey sat down with the guys today to discuss the Lions' climbing of the mountain, and what it takes to stay there. Also discussed: the World Series and baseball's future in a fast-paced world.
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 record-breaking weekend for one Lion didn't lead to victory for the Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions volleyball team, who lost to the Angelo State University Rambelles and the Tarleton State University TexAnns after leading two sets to none in each game.
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.
A&M-Commerce Lions at Midwestern State Mustangs Friday, October 18 6:00 p.m. • Wichita Falls, Texas Records: A&M-Commerce (7-3-1, 2-2-1 LSC); Midwestern State (8-3-1, 3-1-1 LSC) Live Stats:msumuatangs.com