Tahlequah Daily Press

August 21, 2013

Sequoyah edges past Oktaha

Local briefs

From Staff reports

— Kati Phillips tossed seven solid innings, and Sequoyah beat Oktaha 4-2 on the softball diamond on Tuesday. Phillips limited Oktaha to two runs on six hits with one walk and seven strikeouts.

Megan Towie went two-for-three for Sequoyah, while Hayleigh Galvan went two-for-three with a run batted in. Sydni Smith also had a home run for the Lady Indians (4-3), who will be at home again Thursday against Westville.

Lady Indians beat Okay again

OKAY — For the second time in four days, Sequoyah’s volleyball team beat Okay. The Lady Indians won on the road 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-14) on Tuesday.

“We knew going into the game that (Okay) was going to play better on their home court,” Sequoyah coach Jay Herrin said. “They raised their level of play from the semifinals (of the Sequoyah tournament) on Saturday. We didn’t early, but we did late.”

Audrey Ballou led Sequoyah with seven kills and three aces. Jhonett Cookson chipped in with six kills and two blocks.

Sequoyah will be off until Monday when it hosts Westville. The Lady Indians will scheduled to play at East Central on Thursday, but that match has been rescheduled to Oct. 1.

Lady Tigers drop opening match

COWETA — Gillian Tinnin has 13 kills, and Cassie Goodnight had five kills but it wasn’t enough for Tahlequah’s volleyball team, which suffered a 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-23) loss at Class 5A No. 6 Coweta on Tuesday.

Katie Schneider added 15 assists for Tahlequah (0-1), which will return home Thursday to host Okay.

NSU women's soccer picked 3rd in MIAA

The Northeastern State women’s soccer team was picked to finish third in the 2013 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association preseason coaches’ poll released on Tuesday.

The RiverHawks, who finished 13-5-1 overall and 7-4-1 in the MIAA, finished the 2012 season after reaching the semifinals of the MIAA Conference Championship, where they fell to No. 12-ranked University of Central Missouri 1-0. The 13 wins tied the school record, and the .711 winning percentage was the best in school history.

NSU will return seven starters from that squad, including leading goal scorers junior midfielder Elizabeth Cudjoe and sophomore forward Lindsey Latta. Cudjoe was an All-Region performer and an All-MIAA First Teamer, and Latta was named to the All-MIAA Honorable Mention team.

The RiverHawks were slotted to finish behind nationally ranked teams Central Missouri and Central Oklahoma. Central Missouri is the favorite to win the league crown.

Northeastern State will kick off its 2013 campaign with a home exhibition match against Oklahoma Baptist on Aug. 30.