Tahlequah Daily Press

October 3, 2012

Lady Tigers lose at regional

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From Staff reports

— TULSA — Class 5A No. 11 Tahlequah beat Edison but lost to No. 3 Cascia Hall in a 5A regional volleyball tournament in Tulsa on Tuesday.

In the semifinals, Tahlequah knocked off Edison 3-1 (25-21, 16-25, 25-23, 25-21) to reach the regional finals.

But waiting was the defending 5A champions, who beat Tahlequah 3-0 (25-14, 25-11, 25-17).

Cascia Hall will now advance to the 5A state tournament.

Leading Tahlequah on the day was Casey Beaston, who racked up 41 kills and seven blocks. Morgan Anderson chipped in with 18 kills and five blocks, Cassie Goodnight logged five aces and Kalie Champlain compiled 47 assists.

Tahlequah’s season ended at 28-12.

State stage set Sequoyah

The Class 3A softball state tournament bracket was released on Tuesday night, with Sequoyah drawing 3A No. 10 Kellyville at 1 p.m. on Field 4 at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.

Kellyville won the only matchup between the two clubs this season, beating the Lady Indians 3-2 on Aug. 11.

Other first-round matchups include: Little Axe vs. Chelsea; Sulphur vs. Washington; and Valliant vs. Perry.

NSU men get 3rd

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — Zach Tucker’s highest-career finish helped the Northeastern State men’s golf team place third at the Lindenwood Invitational Tuesday afternoon on the par-72 Whitmoor Country Club.

The junior member of the team shot an even-par round of 72 in the final round to jump up nine spots and claim a share of third place with a four-over 148.

The RiverHawks shot a team total of 309 Tuesday to place third overall at 614. Lindenwood shot 296 in the final round to move from sixth to first (606), and Central Missouri placed second (292-318=610). Central Oklahoma (303-312=615) and Washburn (306-312=618) also found spots in the top five.

Peralta earns MIAA Athlete of Week honors

Juan Peralta has been named the MIAA Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week, the league announced today.

The sophomore forward scored four goals and added an assist to help Northeastern State to two shutouts victories last weekend. The RiverHawks defeated Truman 4-0 and Upper Iowa 3-0 to move to 4-1 in conference play.

Peralta scored twice in both contests, which included the game-winning strike against UIU. He finished with five total points in the game against the Bulldogs as he had two goals and one assist.

NSU (7-2-0, 4-1-0 MIAA) is set for a non-conference weekend in Texas. The RiverHawks will face No. 20 Incarnate Word at 5 p.m. Oct. 5, and they will take on No. 24 Midwestern State at 1 p.m. Oct. 7.

NSU women finish 8th

The Northeastern State women’s golf team moves up two positions to place eighth in the final day of the UCO RCB Tournament hosted at Lincoln Park Golf Course East.

The RiverHawks ended play with 298 on the day and 606 for the tournament.

Seniors Whitney McAteer and Kelsey Kirpatrick led the RiverHawks in play on day two. McAteer tied for 11th and shot 2-over par while Kirkpatrick shot 1-over par to improve from day one. Freshman McCandren Lewis tied for 30th and shot a 5-over par round of 77. Sophomore Alex Koch shot 2-over par to tie in 36th place and freshman Kirsten Degutis ended the tournament in 86th place with a day two score of 88.