Tahlequah Daily Press


September 12, 2012

Lady Indians stomp Salina

Local and area briefs

SALINA — Class 4A No. 13 Sequoyah bounced back from two straight losses to beat Salina 3-0 (25-12, 25-21, 25-15) on Tuesday.

Britanie Wacoche totaled seven aces and three kills for the Lady Indians. Eva Hooper (seven aces, 11 assists) and Kendra Hammer (six kills) also contributed in the winning effort.

“It was a good bounce back win after last night,” said Sequoyah coach Jay Herrin, whose team lose to Muskogee toward the end of last week and Verdigris on Monday.

Sequoyah will play again Thursday at Westville.

Hulbert falls at home

HULBERT — Hulbert’s softball team fell 12-7 at home against Sallisaw Central on Tuesday.

The Lady Tigers dropped to 5-10 and will play at home against Porter on Monday.

NSU women win big

Rachel Sordahl, after being named the MIAA’s Soccer Athlete of the Week on Tuesday, scored twice and led Northeastern State to a 4-0 soccer victory over East Central on Tuesday.

Emily Voges scored NSU’s first goal at 23:23, and Sordahl followed that up with two goals (33:15 and 36:32) in the first half.

Lindsey Latta scored the game’s only goal in the second half at 67:08.

NSU improved to 3-0 while East Central dropped to 0-3-1.

McAteer comes in 2nd

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Northeastern State women’s golf team finished fifth in the Drury Invitational held at Silo Ridge Country Club on Tuesday.

The RiverHawks posted a final round score of 314 today and a combined score of 631 in the tournament to place fifth. Southwestern Oklahoma State won the tournament with a team score of 612. Augustana College placed second with a team score of 622, followed by Central Oklahoma (623) and Drury (625).

Leading the RiverHawks in play was senior Whitney McAteer, who tied for second with three other players. She shot a final round score of 3-over par 75 to finish with a two-day total of 152.

Freshman McCandren Lewis improved by six strokes from the first round with a score of 76 to end the tournament with a combined score of 158 to tie at 14th.

Senior Kelsey Kirkpatrick shot an 81 and ended the tournament tied for 24th with a combined score of 160. Sophomore Alex Koch shot an 84 and a combined score of 163 to finish tied for 33rd.

The RiverHawks will host the 14th annual NSU Women’s Golf Classic at Cherry Springs Golf Club from Sunday to Tuesday.

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