UTB/TSC: Conference Awards and National Polls
POSTED: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 8:56pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:34am
Five Scorpions Earn Red River Conference Player of the Week Honors
Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 4:30 PM - [Scorpions]
For the third time this season, five Scorpions have been named Red River Athletic Conference Players of the Week for the period Oct. 19-25.
Aaron Guerrero in men's soccer, Helen Wagstaff and Chelsea Maidment in women's soccer, and Arlene Ferreira and Daianarah Bracero in women's volleyball all received the weekly honor. The Scorpions received all but two of the weekly conference awards.
Guerrero, a freshman forward from Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico,, received the RRAC Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week award. He piled up two goals and two assists as the Scorpions won a pair of RRAC matches last week. He provided the difference in a showdown between unbeatens with a goal and an assist en route to a 3-0 win over Huston-Tillotson University. Guerrero added another goal and an assist in a 5-2 win over Southwestern Assemblies of God University (Texas) to extend UTB/TSC's conference mark to 7-0. The Scorpions are 13-0-1 overall.
Wagstaff, a midfielder from Heckmondwike, England, was the recipient of the RRAC Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week recognition. She controlled the midfield in both wins and got opportunities to score against HTU. The two goals against HTU were her first of the season. She leads the team with seven assists.
Maidment, a defender from Aurora, Ontario, Canada, led a Scorpion defense was superb again. In two games during the week, the Scorpions allowed only five shots, two on goal. HTU had three shots, two on goal, and SAGU had two shots, none on goal. In seven conference games, the Scorpions have allowed only three goals.
Ferreira, a sophomore outside hitter from Uberlandia, Brazil, received her fifth RRAC Women's Volleyball Player of the Week award of the season and third consecutive. She also received the RRAC Hitter of the Week award with 27 kills and 25 digs as UTB/TSC won two more conference matches. She recorded 11 kills in a victory over Huston-Tillotson University. She compiled 16 kills and 15 digs to sink Our Lady of the Lake University, 3-0. Ferreira posted a hitting percentage of .500 while averaging 4.5 kills per game. Ranked ninth nationally, the Scorpions are first in the RRAC at 13-0 with a 26-1 record overall.
Bracero, a senior setter from Sabana Grande, P.R., received the RRAC Setter of the Week honor. She combined with Ferreira on many of her 60 assists this week. Another multiple award winner from UTB/TSC, Bracero averaged 10.0 per game including 35 assists against OLLU. She also contributed six kills and two digs.
Scorpion Men's Soccer Moves Up to No. 15 Nationally; Volleyball Still No. 9
Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 6:52 PM - [Scorpions]
UTB/TSC moved up two spots to the No. 15 position in the newest NAIA Coaches Top 25 poll in men's soccer released Tuesday, while the Scorpion volleyball team remained in the No. 9 position nationally.
The Scorpion men's soccer team had been ranked No. 17 for two straight weeks before moving up in the new poll. UTB/TSC received 354 points, 37 more than they had last week. The Scorpions leaped over Auburn University-Montgomery (Ala.), which dropped to No. 17, and Baker University (Kan.), which stayed at No. 16.
UTB/TSC is 13-0-1 for the year and 7-0 in Red River Athletic Conference Play. The Scorpions finish conference play at home at 1 p.m. Halloween afternoon against Northwood University in a game that could decide the RRAC regular season champion. Their last game of the regular season is at home Monday, Nov. 2, against Texas A&M International University.
The Scorpion women's volleyball team stayed at the No. 9 position for the third straight week. UTB/TSC lost four points from last week but is still 16 points ahead of No. 10 Vanguard University (Calif.)
UTB/TSC is 26-1 for the season and 13-0 in RRAC competition. The Scorpions close out their home season at 7 p.m. Friday against Bacone University, then finish the season on the road Nov. 6-7.