While many students used fall break to relax and get some much-needed rest, several athletes spent the weekend in action.
The football team became bowl eligible by defeating Colorado State 13-7. Junior quarterback Marcus Jackson started his second straight game under center and this week rushed for 54 yards while throwing for 166. Joseph Turner rushed for 39 yards and scored the eventual game-winning touchdown with 6:52 left in the second quarter.
Swimming and Diving
Both the men and women swimming and diving teams swept their meet against the University of Texas-Permian Basin in Andrews. The women won 145-73 and the men won 142-87. Sophomore Maria Alvarez won the women’s 100-meter freestyle with a time of 55.28, her third win of the season. Senior Jason Hauck won the men’s 100-meter freestyle with a time of 48.79. Senior R.J. Hesselberg won both the one- and three-meter dives for the men’s team. Junior Destiny Glampe won the women’s one-meter dive.
Both of the men’s tennis doubles teams lost in the first round of the main draw at the D’Novo All-American Men’s Tennis Championships in Tulsa, Okla. The duo of senior Kriegler Brink and sophomore Zach Nichols lost to Maryland’s Boris Fetbroyt and Andy Orban, the No. 6 doubles team in the nation, 8-6. The pair of sophomore Emanuel Brighiu and junior Adrian Simon lost 8-2 to the Georgia’s Jamie Hunt and Nate Schnugg.
The soccer team split its weekend matches against conference opponents Wyoming and Air Force, both on the road. Wyoming handed the Horned Frogs their second loss of the season 1-0 Friday in Laramie, Wyo. Freshman forward Jordan Calhoun scored her 12th goal of the season as the Horned Frogs beat Air Froce 3-1 Sunday.
The women’s tennis team won 30 of its 32 matches at the 2008 Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii. No. 47 Nina Munch-Soegaard defeated University of California-Santa Barbara’s Natalia Lozano (6-0, 6-3). Senior Mcall Harkins upset No. 69 Sophie Kobuch of the University of Hawaii (6-3, 6-0).
The Horned Frogs split their weekend road matches against in-conference opponents Colorado State and Wyoming. No. 13 Colorado State defeated the Horned Frogs 3-1 (25-20, 25-17, 16-25, 25-11) in Fort Collins, Colo. The team then bounced back against Wyoming and won their fourth conference game of the year 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-21).