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LeTourneau University – Sports

 

LeTourneau Volleyball Dealt Four Set Defeat At Jarvis Christian.

HAWKINS, Texas – Despite convincingly winning the third set, the LeTourneau University volleyball team would be unable to dig themselves out of two games to zero holes as the YellowJackets would fall in four sets at Jarvis Christian College at the Rand Center in Hawkins, Texas on Tuesday, September 4.

Scores of the match were 22-25, 23-25, 25-10, 23-25. LeTourneau now sits at 0-3 overall while the Bulldogs improved to 3-5 overall.

“Mental errors were a big factor tonight,” said head coach Ashley Tiernan in a post-game interview. “We had a better hitting percentage and 13 more kills than Jarvis Christian, but when the plays got chaotic, we just weren’t smart with the ball.” “We have work to do and can only build and learn from tonight.”

How It Happened:

A tightly contested first set saw neither team able to jump out to more than a four-point lead throughout the game.

After trailing 14-10 midway through the set, the YellowJackets would rattle off five straight points with junior Audrey Galindo at the service line to claim a one-point lead at 16-15.

Jarvis Christian managed to reclaim the lead at 21-19 and force an LETU timeout, before seeing LeTourneau time the match at 21-21 and 22-22. The Bulldogs managed to score the final three points of the set to take the game 25-22.

Things stayed just as tight in the second set with both teams settled in but yet unable to find a way to break away from the other. Trailing by a score of 14-11, LETU would once again find a way to go on a quick 4-0 rally capped off by a kill from freshman Lexie Welton.

Down the stretch would prove to be about as close as you can get with ties occurring at 21-21, 22-22, and 23-23, but once again JCC would find a way to score the final points of the set when it mattered most to claim a 25-23 set victory.

Needing a win to stay alive in the match, LeTourneau wasted no time in the third set after scoring seven of the first eight points of the game and forcing a Bulldog timeout.

Jarvis Christian would close the deficit to no less than six points at 10-4, watching LETU manage to hit .400 in the set and run away with a 25-10 set victory to move to a fourth set.

It would appear as though the Bulldogs would be the team to run away with the fourth set after scoring five straight points to open the game, but LETU would find a way to settle in and tie the match at 9-0.

A deadlock would once again be 15-15, but Jarvis would manage to score the next four points as the Bulldogs appeared poised to close out the match.

Trailing by a score of 22-18, the YellowJackets would make one final push at a comeback and get within two at 23-21, but see two of the last three points fall in favor of Jarvis Christian to end the match after four sets.
Key Stats:

Outside of the third set that saw the YellowJackets commit only one attack error, LETU would see mistakes be their undoing as the other three games had no less than seven attack errors in each set.

Blocks would be another critical area that LeTourneau would struggle within the match, with Jarvis Christian holding a 7-3 advantage.

Sophomore Cam Taylor nearly missed out on a new career-high, dishing out 23 assists and adding three digs in the match while Mikayla Thomas had a team-best 12 kills.

Freshman Kianna Crow notched the first double-double of her career, finishing the match with 21 digs and ten kills while adding five service aces.
What’s Next?

A first look at American Southwest Conference competition in non-conference action is up next for LETU as the YellowJackets travel to Sherman, Texas to play in four matches at the Austin College Invitational. The work will get underway at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 7 against Howard Payne University.

 

 

Early Goals Sink LETU Men’s Soccer In 3-0 Loss At Millsaps.

JACKSON, Miss. – Early pressure by the LeTourneau University men’s soccer team would quickly flip following a red card as host Millsaps College would score two goals just 30 seconds apart to take a 2-0 lead before adding a goal in the waning moments of the game to make a 3-0 win over the YellowJackets at Harper Davis Field in Jackson, Miss. On Tuesday, September 4.

With the defeat, LETU falls to 1-1 on the season while the Majors are now 1-2 through three matches.

How It Happened:

Early chances were found by the YellowJackets in the opening minutes, as LeTourneau earned a corner kick and three minutes later saw Teddy Bogba take two shots and force a save by Millsaps goalkeeper Alfie Miller.
A challenge in the 19th minute by LETU’s Anthony Orozco would result in a red card and see the freshman sent off, forcing the YellowJackets to play a man down for the remainder of the game.
The man advantage proved to play a significant role as less than two minutes later the Majors would find the back of the net to make the score 1-0.

The play would resume as Millsaps would take advantage of a LeTourneau mistake to push the ball into the attacking third where a second goal would be found just 30 seconds later as a shocked LETU team would find themselves down 2-0 and having to try and dig themselves out of a first-half hole.

Having to try and find some offense while playing a man down, LeTourneau saw limited opportunities throughout the rest of the first half and could not cut into the lead as the YellowJackets went into halftime trailing by their most massive deficit of the year.

With Millsaps holding a 2-0 lead, the Majors would not press in the second half but rather defend their advantage which saw LETU with opportunities that once again did not break in their favor.

A third and final goal would be scored in the 90th minute by Millsaps as the Majors would push the issue and attack throughout the last ten minutes of action.

Key Stats:

Millsaps would outshoot LETU by a final of 15-9 and hold a 4-2 advantage in shots on goal, making the most of their opportunities on goal. LeTourneau’s first two shots of the game came from junior transfer Bogba, with the third shot from the YellowJackets also forcing a save from Millsaps.

They assisted all three goals for the Majors in the contest, with Jeff Bruni scoring the final two goals of the game.

What’s Next?
A chance to rebound against another Southern Athletic Association school will be next in store for LeTourneau, as the YellowJackets host Rhodes College at 7:00 pm in Longview on Friday, September 7.

 

 

20 Newcomers Highlight LeTourneau Track and Field 2018-19 Roster/Schedule Release.

LONGVIEW, Texas – A total of 20 newcomers highlights the release of the LeTourneau University track and field 2018-19 roster and schedule for the upcoming year, as the YellowJackets will enter their second year of varsity competition.

In total, the LETU women will have 18 women competing in the blue and gold this season and feature seven new student-athletes while the men will see 28 student-athletes competing which includes 13 newcomers.

Head coach Don Hood has provided a breakdown of the newcomers, which you can read below.

Women:

Distance Crew: Four newcomers including 2-time State Qualifier Logan Parish (Gilmer, TX) will help bolster the cross country and distance crew this year. Logan qualified for the UIL State cross country meet in both 2016 and 2017 with a best two-mile time of 11:47. She also boasts track times of 2:27 for the 800 meters and 5:48 for the 1,600 meters. McKenzie Craycraft (Keller, TX) joins Parrish. McKenzie is new to running after a high school career as a competitive swimmer but has a solid work ethic and good natural talent. She will be a great help to our team. Kali Carter (Round Rock, TX) and Bari Schunicht (Spring, TX) come to the team after a year on the LETU soccer team and will bring much-needed depth to the squad.

Sprints: Kristyn Matthews (San Antonio, TX, Brennan HS) will bring top times of 12.6 seconds in the 100 meters and 25.0 in the 200 meters from a very successful high school career to bolster the sprint and relay crew. Kristyn was coached by Fetima Jordan who was coached by coach Hood at Sam Houston State. Georgianna Roeder (McKinney HS) will also join the squad after a dual sports career which included basketball and track. Roeder is a multi-talented athlete, able to compete in the high jump, long jump and sprint events. She will add much-needed help to the relays and hurdles.

Field Events: Besides Roeder, the addition of pole vaulter Kaylee Packer (Lewisville HS) will be welcomed to LETU. Packer has a best of 10 feet and should be able to compete for the conference title as a freshman. Kaylee has exceptional skills, and with some proper training, she can turn into, and extraordinary vaulter.

Men:

Distance Crew: Five newcomers will join the cross country and track team this fall, bringing quality talent to the team. Clayton Fletcher (Kilgore, TX) will transfer in and bring experience and leadership to the squad. Fletcher has times of 10:00 for the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11th at NJCAA national meet), 15:58 for 5,000 meters and also qualified for the Texas HS State XC Meet as a senior at Kilgore HS. Bailey Belk competed (Midlothian HS) for another Hood-coached athlete (Joey Foster, SHSU). Belk was a two-sport athlete who also competed in soccer and has best times of 2:02 (800 meters), 4:31 (1,600 meters) and 10:48 (3,200 meters). He was a 2-time Regional Qualifier in both Track and XC and can develop into a leading conference runner. Matt Nusser comes to LETU from Paloma Valley HS in California.

Nusser brings personal bests of 2:05 in the 800 meters, 4:57 in the 1,600 meters and 16:11 in the three-mile and will add quality depth to the cross country and track teams. Jared Rose is a local athlete from Gilmer who swam in high school. Jared is a fierce competitor and will adapt quickly to competing on dry land! Good things will come from him soon! Ethan Stubblefield (Hallsville HS) is another local talent that we are glad to add to our roster. Ethan comes from one of the best programs in East Texas and will add some quality depth to our squad.

Sprints/Middle distance: State champion Gus Hancock (Bryan HS) leads the class of 2018-19 for the LETU men. Gus won the UIL 800m Championship with a time of 1:52.84. Gus is a talented competitor who can help the squad in a variety of events and should challenge for an NCAA qualifying spot as a freshman. Solomon Siniard (Klein HS) joins Gus as another standout sprinter. Running for the legendary Jack Sands, Solomon posted best times of 22.5 in the 200 meters and 49.4 in the 400 meters at Klein. Solomon has great potential and should help us develop a couple of relays that have a shot at qualifying for the NCAA Meet. Dalton Heichelheim (White Oak HS) is a guy that we were thrilled to get to LETU. Dalton has a great work ethic and a lot of potentials to develop into a quality 400-meter runner. I think he can be a solid relay leg for us and score points in the individual 400 meters soon!

Hurdles: Two-time State Qualifier Adam Caudle (Sabine HS) joins the team this year. Adam is one of the most energetic and confident young men alive! Adam will bring a great work ethic with a substantial competitive record and the talent to compete at a very high level as a first-year college athlete after qualifying for the state meet the past two years in the 110m hurdles at Sabine.

Colton Pounders (George Ranch HS, Richmond, TX) is another excellent addition to our team. Colton has a great frame to work with and can develop into a national competitor while running personal-best times of 39.3 (300-meter hurdles), 56.6 (400-meter hurdles) and 15.41 (110-meter hurdles). He should be able to step in as a freshman and make some significant contributions to the team.

Pole Vault: UIL bronze medalist Jack Miller (New Diana HS) highlights a group of three quality pole vaulters that join the team this Fall. Miller had a best HS vault of 15 feet, nine inches and had all the tools to be one of the best in the country. Miller understands the commitment it takes to make that happen and become a great vaulter. Collin Jones(Harmony HS) joins Miller as another State Qualifier last Spring after placing fourth at the state meet with a personal record jump of 15 feet. Tall, fast, and robust – Jones has a chance to be another national class vaulter at LeTourneau as well as contribute to the relay squads with personal bests of 22.9 in the 200 meters and 51.2 in the 400 meters. Brandon Sneed (Tatum HS) will quickly develop into another good vaulter at LETU as he has all the tools to become 16 feet or better jumper. Sneed is right on the runway and needs some time to develop his technique. It will be fun to watch him come on and compete for us this year.

SCHEDULE:
The 2018-19 program will feature five indoor meets in addition to the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships which will take place in Boston, Massachusetts. Out of the five indoor events, two will take place in Lake Charles, Louisiana with two new meets taking place in Lubbock, Texas on the campus of Texas Tech University. The only regularly-scheduled indoor event for the YellowJackets that will take place outside of the Lone Star State will be at the University of Central Oklahoma Invitational in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Looking at the Outdoor schedule, LeTourneau will get things underway on Saturday, February 23rd with the East Texas Time Trials in Tyler, Texas as part of the 13-meet regular season. Six of the 13 meets will take place in East Texas including a dual event that will be hosted in Longview on March 6 with an opponent announced. The 2019 American Southwest Conference Track and Field Championships will take place April 19-20 on the campus of Hardin-Simmons University with the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships being hosted in Geneva, Ohio May 23-25. Fans can view the full schedule by clicking here: 2018-19 LETU Track and Field Schedule

 

LeTourneau Women’s Soccer Posts 5-0 Home Win Over Southwest Assemblies of God

LONGVIEW, Texas – Looking to get out to a 3-0 start for the third consecutive season, the LeTourneau University women’s soccer team had little trouble getting past Southwestern Assemblies of God University with a 5-0 victory at the LETU Soccer Field in Longview, Texas on Tuesday, September 4

The win gives the YellowJackets 11 total goals through three games en route to a 3-0 start this season while the Lions slipped to 2-1-2 on the season.

How It Happened:

LeTourneau controlled possession and the tempo of the game throughout, spending much of the opening minutes of the game in the attacking third of the field while finding numerous chances to get on the board.

Following shots by Keely Hayden and Madison Urbana that would be saved by the SAGU goalie, Kara Gipson would send in a corner kick that found the head of Rebekah Stevenson for her second goal of the season at the 14:45 mark to make the score 1-0.

Hayden would get a shot at redemption just over three minutes later and make the most of her opportunity to allow the YellowJackets to double up the Lions at 2-0 in the 19th minute as LETU threatened to put the game away with a third goal in the first half.

It would be Victoria Ratliff who would add a third goal in the first half, notching her second goal of the season following a pass in from Lexi Funk as the YellowJackets had little trouble playing their style of game in the opening 45 minutes.

Gipson managed to get in on the scoring just over seven minutes into the second half, scoring her first goal of the year as LeTourneau would show no signs of stopping after matching their season-high output for goals.

The final goal of the game would come at the 58:08 mark as reigning ASC Co-Offensive Player of the Week Reagan Sandford would net her team-best third goal of the year to cap off an offensive barrage by the YellowJackets.
Key Stats:

Posting their third consecutive shutout, LETU outshot SAGU by a total of 22-3 and held a commanding 12-2 advantage in shots on goal.
Freshman goalie Mackenzie Wilbanks earned the first collegiate win of her career, playing all 90 minutes in goal and making two saves to run the LeTourneau shutout streak to 270 minutes to start the season.

Twelve different LETU players would take a shot in the contest, with Sandford taking a team-high four shots and putting three shots on goal.
Two different players would score a goal in addition to adding an assist, as Sandford and Gipson tallied three points each on the night.
What’s Next?

The first road trip of the season comes up starting Friday, September 7th for the YellowJackets as LeTourneau will travel to Memphis, Tennessee to take on Rhodes College in non-conference action. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m. The Lynx are 1-1 following a 5-0 win over Belhaven on Tuesday.

 

 

RICHARDSON, Texas – For the first time in her career, LeTourneau University women’s soccer freshman forward Reagan Sandford has been named American Southwest Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week for her performance during the opening weekend of the 2018 season.

Sandford had a direct impact in the first two games of her collegiate career scoring two goals and assisting on a third goal during the first weekend of play. The primary purpose of her career came as a converted penalty kick in what would be the game-winning goal against Schreiner before adding a goal and an assist against McMurry. Sandford’s two goals came on four total shots.

A kinesiology major at LeTourneau University, Sandford is the daughter of Jeff and Sonia Sandford.

 

 

LONGVIEW, Texas – A pair of goals just 2:42 apart midway through the first half would allow the LeTourneau University women’s soccer team to break open a scoreless deadlock and pull away for a 4-0 victory over McMurry University in non-conference action at the LETU Soccer Field in Longview, Texas on Saturday, September 1.

Earning their second straight shutout win to start the season, LETU is now 2-0 overall while the War Hawks slipped to 1-1 overall.

How It Happened:

The first 20 minutes of the first half would go by without any shots taken despite the YellowJackets earning a corner kick and pressuring McMurry early on.

Kelli Sonnier found herself with an open look in the 24th minute after a pass would be sent in by Rebekah Stevenson and the junior would make the most of her opportunity by finding the back of the net for her first goal of the year.

The score would go from 1-0 in favor of LETU to 2-0 a little less than three minutes later as newcomer Reagan Sandford found Madison Urbana for her first goal of the season to give the YellowJackets breathing room while looking to add on more.

Despite not being able to extend their lead any further in the first half, Sandford would be on the receiving end of a corner kick from Kara Gipson at the 63:48 mark to net her second goal in as many games with LeTourneau in full control at 3-0 with just under 30 minutes to play.
One final goal by Victoria Ratliff in the 73rd minute put the game out of reach for McMurry as the four-goal lead would be held for the remainder of the contest.

Key Performances:

LeTourneau would only allow two shots to the War Hawks which included one shot on goal, which would be turned away by goalkeeper Mari Zeitlow.
The YellowJackets held a commanding 10-0 advantage in corner kicks, making the most of their set pieces while scoring on four of their five shots on goal.

The nine shots for the YellowJackets would all be taken by different players, with substitutes accounting for four of the nine shots.
All four LETU goals would be assisted in the game, with Lexi Funk also adding a helper in the game.

Up Next:

The beginning of a three-game week starts on Tuesday, September 4 when the YellowJackets play host to Southwest Assemblies of God University at 7:00 pm in Longview. Last year, LETU held on for a 2-1 victory after jumping out to a 2-0 lead.

 

RICHARDSON, Texas – Facing unfamiliar opponents to open up the 2018 season, the LeTourneau University volleyball team dropped a pair of three-set matches to Wisconsin-Superior and Heidelberg University at the University of Texas-Dallas Labor Day Tournament at the UTD Activity Center in Richardson, Texas on Saturday, September 1.

The loss leaves the YellowJackets with a 0-2 record following the opening weekend of play while the YellowJackets of Wisconsin-Superior and the Student Princes of Heidelberg both move to 1-2 overall.

“I saw a lot of great moments today and we are playing very athletically,” said head coach Ashley Tiernan following the matches. “The mental errors got to us and we will be working to correct those and keep our focus.” “I am excited to see where this team will be in the near future.”

LETU vs. UW-Superior:
Unforced errors would be the undoing of LeTourneau in the first match of the season, committing errors while managing to record just 30 kills on 106 attacks for a .085 hitting percentage. LETU’s best hitting percentage of the match would come in the first set with a .194 hitting percentage as LeTourneau never would be able to build a lead of more than two points.

Individually, freshman Kianna Crow would be the only LETU player to reach double-digit kills with a total of 10 to go along with seven digs while Audrey Galindo recorded a team-high nine digs. Both Cam Taylor and Makenna Schultz would manage to provide double-digit assists with Taylor marking a team-high 16 assists while Schultz had 12.

LETU vs. Heidelberg:
Offensive woes would carry over into the second match of the day for LeTourneau as a 0.63 hitting percentage and just 35 kills for the match compared to 39 kills for Heidelberg. Similar to the first match, the YellowJackets fell behind into an early hole into the first set that they would be unable to overcome and saw their best opportunity in the second set go squandered with the Student Princes scoring the final two points of the set.

Crow managed to lead LETU for the match with a team-high 16 kills and a .229 hitting percentage while Mikayla Thomas had seven kills and two digs. A team-high 17 assists by Taylor went along with seven digs for the sophomore while Galindo recorded 11 total digs.

What’s Next?
Another road match for the YellowJackets will take place on Tuesday, September 4th when LETU travels to Hawkins, Texas to take on Jarvis Christian College at 6:00 pm.

 

LONGVIEW, Texas – Hosting their only home cross country meet of the season, the LeTourneau University men’s cross country team took third place in the seven-team Nicole Leman Invitational on the campus of LeTourneau University on Friday, August 31.

In the team race, the University of Texas-Tyler won the team event with a total of 26 points followed by East Texas Baptist with 58 points. The YellowJackets would follow the Tigers with a total of 83 points followed by Jacksonville College (92 points), Bossier Parish Community College (127 points), Mary Hardin Baylor (160 points) and Jarvis Christian College (178 points).

Leading the way for LETU on the individual side of things was sophomore Lorien Nightingale who turned in a top-10 finish by placing eighth with a time of 17:31.41 while Nathan Glastetter would come in 17th with a time of 18:27.25. Closely behind in 19th place would be freshman Jared Rose after clocking a time of 18:31.41 while Daniel Lopez took 23rd with a time of 18:46.89. The final two runners for the YellowJackets would be Wesley Anderson with a 32nd place finish and a time of 19:31.89 and Ethan Stubblefield who took 46th with a time of 21:22.09.

What’s Next?
A short trip down the road over to Tyler, TX will be up next for LeTourneau when they compete in the UT-Tyler Braveheart Invitational on Friday, September 7.

 

 

LONGVIEW, Texas – Trailing for a total time of just 10:46, the LeTourneau University men’s soccer team would overcome conceding an early opening goal to score three consecutive first-half goals to earn a 3-1 victory over visiting Schreiner University at the LETU Soccer Field in Longview, Texas on Friday, August 31.

With the win, LETU improves to 1-0 on the year as first-year head coach Collin Cone earns his first collegiate head coaching victory while the Mountaineers fall to 0-1 on the season.

An action-packed first half saw Schreiner jump out to a 1-0 lead just 5:59 into the game as a goal by Trey Brittenumn would put the YellowJackets in a deficit before newcomer Luis De La Torre found an open Alec Wier for an equalizer in the 17th minute.

With the score knotted at 1-1, both teams would look to take control of possession and force the other into an error that could take advantage of and claim a lead they could build off of. Possession found its way to Schreiner for a corner kick at the 25:44 mark of the first half before seeing LETU counter and put the pressure on the Mountaineers with a shot by Isaiah Johnson. The saved shot would be cleaned up on the rebound by De La Torre with a blast into the back of the net to give LeTourneau their first lead of the year at 2-1 before Johnson would get a second chance and score just 54 seconds later to put the YellowJackets up 3-1.

The two-goal lead would give the YellowJackets all the momentum and allow for the offensive attack to keep pressing, forcing a goalie change for SU and three more shots by LETU before intermission. LeTourneau would head into the locker room with a two-goal lead off an 8-3 advantage in shots despite not being awarded a corner kick in the first half.

Defense set the tone of the second half as much of the final 45 minutes would be played in the middle third of the field as evidenced by just two total shots in the opening 20 minutes of action. The minimal chances allowed LETU to maintain their two-goal lead as the Mountaineers would only muster one shot on goal in the second half which would be saved by goalie C.J. Leyva and give the YellowJackets the win.

Leyva would go the distance in the net and make one save on eight shots faced (two shots on goal) to earn his first collegiate victory between the pipes. De La Torre led all players with three shots and three points thanks in part to one goal and one assist while Johnson had two shots off the bench. Brittenumand substitute Kevin Escalera led the Mountaineers after letting off two shots each.

What’s Next?
The first road game of the year will take place for LETU next Tuesday when the YellowJackets make their way to Jackson, Mississippi to take on Millsaps College at 5 p.m. on September 4. Millsaps dropped their season opener by a final of 3-0 at Maryville College on Friday and will play at Covenant College on Saturday before hosting the YellowJackets.

 

LONGVIEW, Texas – Landing three runners in the top 10 of the individual standings, the LeTourneau University women’s cross country team took first place in the five-team Nicole Leman Invitational at the LETU Cross Country Course in Longview, Texas on Friday, August 31.

Overall, LETU finished the team race with a total of 43 points to beat out American Southwest Conference rival East Texas Baptist University who finished second with 52 points. Texas-Tyler would come in third with 61 points followed by Mary Hardin-Baylor (70 points) and Jacksonville College (103 points) rounding out the team scoring.

The individual race saw junior Alexis Segura beat out the other 41 competitor’s to win the race with a time of 20:15.99 while freshman Logan Parish took fifth with a time of 21:21.51. McKenzie Craycraft came in sixth with a time of 22:32.90 followed by Julianne Hood in 13th with an overall time of 24:04.08. Also competing for the YellowJackets in the meet were Bridey Davis (24:28.15) and Allison Fuller (30:20.36) to give LETU six total runners to finish the race.

What’s Next?
LeTourneau will continue their season-opening East Texas swing by traveling to Tyler, TX to compete in the UT-Tyler Braveheart Invitational on Friday, September 7.

 

LONGVIEW, Texas – Behind a six-save shutout by junior goalkeeper Mari Zeitlow, the LeTourneau University women’s soccer team picked up a 2-0 home win over Schreiner University in their 2018 season opener at the LETU Soccer Field in Longview, Texas on Friday, August 31.

With the victory, LETU improves to 1-0 on the season after earning their third-straight season-opening victory and fourth consecutive win over the Mountaineers who fall to 0-1 on the year.

“We’re very happy with the win to start the season as the team played well and battled throughout the game against a very good Schreiner team,” said head coach John Antonisse in a post-match interview. “Overall, we’re really pleased and are ready to get back out on the pitch tomorrow for our match against McMurry.”

Very little time would be wasted by the YellowJackets to find their first goal of the season as a penalty kick would be drawn by junior Kelli Sonnier which would allow for freshman Reagan Sandford to step up and send the ball into the back of the net to give LeTourneau a 1-0 lead just six minutes into the game. Things would slow down until the end of the first half as Zeitlow would be given the task of making two saves for the YellowJackets to keep the score 1-0 in favor of LeTourneau at the break.

Carrying their 1-0 lead into the early parts of the second half, LETU would barrage the Schreiner goalkeeper with four shots in the first 12 minutes of the half before finally breaking through on a ball sent into the box by Madison Urbana that would be headed home by Rebekah Stevenson for her first goal of the season to make the score 2-0 and give the YellowJackets some breathing room. LeTourneau would continue to press the issue and keep the pressure on the Mountaineers by adding two more shots and a corner kick before the SU would make an offensive push in the final minutes. Zeitlow would stay strong however between the pipes, turning away back-to-back shots with just over five minutes remaining and make one final save at the 87:22 mark to finish with a clean sheet.

Final stats saw the YellowJackets outshoot the Mountaineers by a mark of 11-6 while taking a 3-1 advantage on corner kicks. Sandford and senior Keely Hayden would wind up being the only two players to take more than one shot in the contest as each would fire off three shots with two shots on goal.

What’s Next?
An American Southwest Conference foe waits in the balance for the YellowJackets as the War Hawks of McMurry will come to Longview for a 7:00 pm contest tomorrow evening at the LETU soccer field. McMurry opened their season on Friday with a game at Austin College, which was still in progress at the time of this release. Saturday night’s game will not count towards ASC standings as the two teams will meet again in Longview for a conference matchup on Thursday, September 20.

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