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Mountain East Conference: Sports Round Up

By Amy Ahern
On November 30, 2017

Concord’s basketball team played against Division I Marshall University Sunday, Nov. 25.
Photo By Concord Athletic Department

Women’s Soccer—Tuesday, Nov. 28, junior forward Pilar Elias and freshman midfielder Sarah Hill were named to the United Soccer Coaches Atlantic Region Third Team. 

    Elias earned her first region accolade after tying for second in goals during the regular season in the Mountain East Conference with seven, additionally completing second with 18 points. She was one of two players in the conference this season to net a hat trick in game against Wheeling Jesuit. It had been the first hat trick for Concord in four seasons. 

    Hill equaled Elias’ team-best seven goals and added an assist. She was also voted MEC Freshman of the Year for her performance. 

    Both of Mountain Lions led the team to a seven-win improvement from 2016 to 2017, which helped Concord make the conference postseason for the first time in five years. 

    Concord finished the 2017 fall season 10-8-1. 

 

Men’s Basketball—The Concord University men’s basketball team lost in an exhibition against Marshall at the Cam Henderson Center Sunday afternoon, 106-70. 

    The Thundering herd took a fast start to a 20-5 lead within the first six minutes of the game. The Mountain Lions hung tough as they were able to cut the lead to single digits, 26-17, after freshman guard Trey Radcliffe made a basket at the 10:32 during the first half. 

    D1 Marshall was never allowed to lead more than 14 the remainder of the half, until MU had a late run leading 55-36 at halftime. 

    Senior guard B.J. Hamlet had swooped a three-pointer during the first 12 seconds to cut the gap to 16 points adding a triple from forward Trey Brisco with a remaining time of 16:07, with MU leading 62-47. However, the 15 point difference was the closest CU would get for the remainder of the exhibition.

    Hamlet lead a trio of Concord scorers in double figures with 17 points. Of Hamlet’s 17 points, 15 came off three-pointers as he finished 5-for-10 behind the arc. 

    Freshman guard Darian Peterson and Radcliffe each tallied for 11 points. Freshman forward Jyles Webster and Brisco each had six rebounds. 

    The Mountain Lions will host their next home game against West Virginia State Dec. 2 at four p.m. 

 

Softball—Concord University’sHead s head softball coach Alisa Tasler announced the 2018 schedule. 

    The slate will feature 11 doubleheaders and 22 home games beginning Feb. 7 with a home doubleheader against St. Augustine’s at home. 

    Concords first road game will be Feb. 10-11 at the Bear Bash hosted by Lenior-Rhyne

    The 50-game schedule for the Mountain Lions will consists of 18 none-conference games and 32 within the MEC. 

 

Women’s Basketball—The Concord University women’s basketball team fell to the Urbana Blue Knights 76-69 in the Mountain East Conference Monday, Nov. 27. 

    Concord help to 28 percent shooting within the first 10 minutes of the game. The Blue Knights outscored the Mountain Lions by 22 points in the second and third quarters. 

    CU started off strong offensively shooting nearly 45 percent from the floor in the first quarter. Junior guard Emily Boothe scored seven of her 12 points in the period holding a 17-10 lead after the first 10 minutes of the exhibition. 

    With seven turnovers during the second quarter from Concord, Urbana was able to come back with two three-pointers in the final 1:43 of the first half to carry a 31-28 lead. 

    The Blue Knights added another 15 points within the last few minutes of the third quarter. 

    Sophomore forward Madison May cut the lead to five, 57-52, with 7:21 remaining. Three minutes later, Boothe converted a layup. May tailed her carrier double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds. She scored 14 of her 19 points in the fourth quarter and eight or her rebounds came on the offensive glass. 

    Boothe scored 12 points on 5-for-9 shooting scoring her first double-digits of the season. 

    Freshman forward Riley Filtzwater notched nine points and had 13 rebounds. 

    Junior guard Andreanna Pool (13 points) and senior guard Danielle Carton (10 points) also finished in double figures for Concord. 

 

Men’s Cross Country—Junior Jason Weitzel placed 83rd at the NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championship race Saturday Nov. 18 at Angel Mounds cross country course on the campus of Southern Indiana. 

    Weitzel completed the 10,000-meter course in 32:34 placing above 49 contestants than he did last season at the national championship meet. He was the seventh runner to cross the finish line from the Atlantic Region.

 

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