Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Colorado College earned the number one seed in the West region and defeated Cal Lutheran and University of La Verne both in five games. After winning their first ever regional title in school history Colorado College will face Washington University Thursday at 12:30.
Trinity defeated Randolph-Macon, Emory and SCAC Champion Southwestern in route to their fifth regional title in the last 25 years. Trinity will face Juniata Thursday at 5:30.
SCAC Director of Communications Russell Kramer had a chance to catch up with both coaches and talk to them about their regional titles and preparation heading into this weekends National Quarterfinals.
To listen to CC head coach Rick Swan, click here.
To listen to TU head coach Julie Jenkins, click here.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The 2009 NCAA Volleyball Tournament begins tomorrow with two of the three SCAC teams in action. Southwestern University (33-3), the SCAC champion and winners of 31 consecutive matches, will serve as one of eight regional host sites. The Pirates open South Region play against University of Dallas (20-19) while Trinity University (27-11) - also in the South Region - plays Randolph-Macon (28-6) in the first round.
Colorado College (33-4) received a first-round bye in the West Region and will play the winner of Cal Lutheran (20-11) and Puget Sound (18-6) in second round play.
SCAC Director of Communication Russell Kramer had the chance to speak with all three head coaches as they prepare for the NCAA Tournament.
To listen to Trinity head coach Julie Jenkins, click here.
To listen to Southwestern head coach Hannah Long, click here.
To listen to Colorado College head coach Rick Swan, click here.
Rhodes College claimed its third SCAC Field Hockey Championship since 2004 with a 2-1 OT win over DePauw Sunday afternoon from Conway, Arkansas.
The Lynx who took a 1-0 lead off of a Libby Jones goal gave up a late goal to DePauw sending the game into overtime. Just 51 seconds into overtime junior Lindsey Gurkovich, who set up the first goal for the Lynx with an assist, put the game winning goal away off of a Charlie Wagner assist.
After the match SCAC Commissioner Dwayne Hanberry caught up with Rhodes head coach Jane Wells, junior Lindsey Gurkovich and sophomore Libby Jones.
To listen to coach Wells, click here.
To listen to Gurkovich, click here.
To listen to Jones, click here.
On Saturday at the 2009 SCAC Field Hockey Championships, Rhodes defeated Sewanee 2-1 in OT while DePauw got past Centre 2-0 in regulation.
After the Rhodes match, SCAC Commissioner Dwayne Hanberry caught up with Rhodes head coach Jane Wells and junior Charlie Wagner.
At the conclusion of the DePauw match Commissioner Hanberry spoke with DePauw head coach Gina Preston and senior Sarah Riffle.
To listen to coach Wells, click here.
To listen to Wagner, click here.
To listen to coach Preston, click here.
To listen to Riffle, click here.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
The No. 1 seeded Southwestern University Pirates defeated second seeded Colorado College 3-1 on Saturday evening - earning the Pirates their fourth Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championship and first since a co-championship with Trinity University in 2005.
Southwestern won by scores of 25-23, 19-25, 25-15 and 25-23. Southwestern advanced to the championship by beating rival and defending SCAC champion Trinity in the semifinals, by the same 3-1 margin.
By winning the SCAC championship, the Pirates earn the conference's automatic qualifier into the NCAA Division III Volleyball Championship. Southwestern, ranked 12th in the nation and winner of 31 consecutive matches, will learn of its national tournament destination on Monday when the brackets are released.
Colorado College, ranked 13th in the nation, advanced to its first SCAC championship by beating third seeded and 24th in the nation DePauw University. The Colorado Tigers won a thriller, topping the Indiana Tigers in five sets, 3-2.
After the match SCAC Director of Communications Russell Kramer caught up with Colorado College head coach Rick Swan and Southwestern head coach Hannah Long. Kramer also talked with Southwestern seniors Audra Gentry and Sam Lingamfelter.
To listen to coach Swan, click here.
To listen to Gentry, click here.
To listen to Lingamfelter, click here.
To listen to coach Long, click here.
With the loss DePauw finishes the regular season with a overall record of 28-9 and is still hopeful to continue to play more volleyball this year with an invitation to the National Tournament.
Trinity was led in the match by Alexis Edwards who posted 18 digs in the match and was named to the 2009 SCAC All-Tournament Team. The win improves Trinity to 27-11 on the year.
After the match SCAC Director of Communications Russell Kramer caught up with head coach Deb Zellers of DePauw and Julie Jenkins of Trinity.
To listen to coach Zellers, click here.
To listen to coach Jenkins, click here.
The 2009 SCAC Field Hockey Championships have been in action all weekend in Conway, Arkansas. Here are a few images from semi-final Saturday on the campus of Hendrix.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
The second day of competition from the 2009 SCAC Volleyball Championships hosted by Oglethorpe University is off and running with Austin College defeating Rhodes 3-0 and Millsaps edging out Sewanee by the same margin. Here are a number of images from both matches.
Friday, November 6, 2009
The first day of the 2009 SCAC Volleyball Championships is winding down with only one match left to in the nightcap featuring Oglethorpe vs. Colorado College. In the fourth and fifth matches of the day, Southwestern and DePauw both won in four matches advancing to the semi-finals tomorrow over Rhodes and Centre respectively. Here are a number of images from the two games.
Matches two and three from the 2009 SCAC Volleyball Championships were both epic five setters with Oglethorpe defeating Millsaps and Trinity defeating Austin College. Here are a few images from both games.
The 2009 SCAC Volleyball Championships hosted by Oglethorpe University are underway with Rhodes defeating Hendrix 3-0 and Centre defeating Sewanee 3-1. Here are a number of images from the first two matches.