Sports in Brief: September 22
September 21, 2009
Volleyball: Tribe swept at SMU’s weekend tournament
The Tribe (7-6) dropped all three matches at the Southern Methodist Invitational. The College fell Friday against both Syracuse and Texas State, dropping the first match 3-1 and the second 3-0. Sophomore Lindsay Kresch recorded a double-double versus Syracuse, racking up 13 kills and 16 digs on the match. The College did not fare much better Sunday, falling to host Southern Methodist 3-1. The Tribe won the first set 25-15 before dropping the final three sets to the Mustangs.
Women’s golf: Sweet wins tourney, leads College to third place
Sophomore golfer Caroline Sweet took home co-invitational champion honors at the Great Smokies Intercollegiate last weekend, finishing the rain-shortened 18-hole tournament with a score of 69 (-3). With the win, Sweet became the first Tribe female golfer since 1981 to win back-to-back tournaments. Sweet’s single-round total ties her for the school record along with teammates senior Morgan Stepanek and sophomore Kristen Hamel. The Tribe finished tied for third with a team total of 288 (E).
Women’s tennis: Pop, Mesgarzadeh take doubles title at U.Va.
The doubles tandem of senior Carmen Pop and freshman Marlen Mesgarzadeh finished first in the Flight C Doubles Consolation at the U.Va. Fall Invitational Sunday. Pop and Mesgarzadeh won all three of their matches on the weekend, defeating the doubles team from UNC-Greensboro 8-4 in the final match. In the Flight A Singles Consolation, senior Ragini Acharya defeated South Carolina’s no. 114 Dijana Stojic 4-2 for the victory. Freshman Anik Cepeda and Mesgarzadeh also recorded straight-set wins.