The Morning Wire: September 23

Here is your weekly Monday Morning supply of everything Texas A&M-Commerce Lions-

Volleyball-

The Lion netters pushed their overall record to 7-2 and hold at # 21 in the nationally polls. They also picked up 2 conference wins, one over Texas A&M-Kingsville and Texas A&M-International. The Lions head to Midwestern State to stake on the Mustangs on Friday Night and then face off with Texas Women’s In Denton that following day before returning home on October 1st to face off against new LSC foe Dallas Baptist at the Fieldhouse.

Soccer-

Neil Piper’s club pushed their record to 3-1-1 with a 3-0 win over East Central Oklahoma Saturday. LSC play starts this week as the Lions have two games in Commerce, facing Lubbock Christian this Thursday night and the following that up with match against UT-Permian Basin on Saturday. They then hit the road out west the first week of October taking on West Texas A&M and then Eastern New Mexico.

Cross Country-

Both XC teams saw action this past weekend in Joplin, Missouri. The Men’s team took 14th out of 27 teams and were the top LSC finisher as a team as well. The Women’s team took 22nd out of 29 teams and finished 2nd among LSC teams represented. This meet had schools from both Division I and Division II schools and the times were better as noted by Coach George Pincock, who seemed happy with the improvement across the board in a more challenging meet. The meets get harder as both teams will compete in Fayetteville, Arkansas at the University of Arkansas’ annual Chili Pepper Festival meet on October 5.

Golf-

Believe it or not, Golf is already in full swing (pardon the pun). The Lion Women, who had a strong performance last year and return most of the golfers from that team, took 3rd place at the Tarleton Invitational two weeks ago. Today and Tuesday, they head to Denton at the beautiful Robson Ranch Golf Course to play in the Dallas Baptist Invitational. This tournament will have many LSC competitors in it, so this will give us a view of what to expect from now until the Spring.

The Men’s team took 12th place at the Palmer Invitational in Amarillo two weeks ago and  will head off to The University of New Mexico this weekend to participate in the South Central Regional Preview.

Football-

After a satisfying win on Saturday, the Lions jump back out of LSC play one last time this season and face a huge Regional tilt against Colorado State Pueblo, who defeated the Lions last year in a Monsoon in Commerce, 23-13. The Lions have a real shot to win this game as the Thunderwolves are reeling from a 34-14 loss to in-state rival Colorado Mines. While CSUP will probably drop from the top 10, they will no doubt stay in the top 20, making this a huge road game. As always stay tuned to the Wire this week for our previews of the game on all sides of the Football.

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