Your Monday Morning Dose of all things Texas A&M-Commerce Lion related.
After a tough loss to Angelo State, the Lion Volleyball squad notched 3 straight impressive wins over Lubbock Christian, Cameron, and Arkansas-Fort Smith to push their overall record to 13-4 and 7-1 in LSC play. This Tuesday St. Mary’s visits Commerce and then Friday Night Texas Women’s makes the trip from Denton, and then Saturday Midwestern also visits Commerce. This team is in a tie for first place in their Division so it is important to get out to the Fieldhouse and support this team as they pursue a Lone Star Conference title in a league with 19 teams.
After a heartbreaking loss to West Texas A&M in Canyon, the Lion Soccer team notched two big conference wins by defeating Eastern New Mexico in Portales and then returning home to knock off UT-Tyler in Commerce. That pushed their record 6-3-1 overall with two big games coming to Commerce this week, as Dallas Baptist makes the trip up Interstate 30 to the Lion Soccer Field followed by another North Texas area school in Texas Women’s coming to Commerce. This team needs the same support as the Volleyball team does, so get out there and enjoy one of the best programs in the region and root them on.
The Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams showed impressive results at the Chili Pepper Festival Meet at the University of Arkansas. The Men finished 6th as a team while Timon Kemboi continued his fantastic season by taking 9th while Garvin Chilton took 10th place, putting two Lions in the top ten. The Women finished 14th overall while Sanger native Brandi Stalder took 9th place to lead the Lion Women effort. Both teams now gear up for the Lone Star Conference meet that will be hosted by Western New Mexico University on October 26th.
The Men’s Golf team heads to Wichita Falls for the Midwestern State open. This will be a great chance to get a preview of what spring golf will look like with LSC foes coming to that meet. The Women are off this week but head out to Carlsbad, California for a West Regional preview meet next Monday and Tuesday.
The Lone Star Conference Championship game is this Saturday. Up to this point, it is clear to those that have been observing this conference will either be won by Tarleton State or Texas A&M-Commerce. This game will be the final one with Tarleton as members of the LSC as they move to Division I next season. We will have a comprehensive and thorough look at our matchup with the Texans and also post updated rankings in polls as they become available.