The Shawnee State men’s and women’s golf programs both finished fourth out of five teams in the IU-East Invitational on Friday.
The big story on the day was Holley Hart, who finished in third place for the tournament on the women’s side. Hart’s third place finish is the highest ever for a SSU women’s golfer in program history. Hart collected a score of 78 on the day, which is the lowest individual round in program history. Shawnee State’s overall score of 357 is also a program low for a team score and was 103 strokes better than last year’s best score.
Shawnee State’s men saw Jordan Tieman tie for fourth overall by scoring a 73 on the day. Dagan Abdon and Jacob Braskett each shot a 75 on the afternoon.
The Shawnee State golf program will be back in action on Monday, Sept. 4 and Tuesday, Sept. 5 for the Lindsey Wilson Invitational.
SSU men’s soccer falls to Mount Vernon Nazarene
The Shawnee State men’s soccer program fell on the road Saturday afternoon, losing to Mount Vernon Nazarene 4-1.
Bryce Romanello opened the scoring late in the first half, netting Shawnee State’s first goal of the season in the 42nd minute. The 1-0 lead was also SSU’s first lead of the season. South Webster native Alek Blevins would notch the assist, the first of his young career.
The lead, however, was not to last as Mount Vernon Nazarene would attack the Shawnee State goal in the second half. The Cougars would break through with an equalizer in the 57th minute as Gerardo Rivas headed in a Connor Davis corner to make the score 1-1. Two minutes later, Mount Vernon Nazarene took the lead as Davis obtained a goal of his own on a free kick that deflected past Matthew Boreman off of the SSU wall.
The Cougars then added two more goals late in the second half. Joshua Alexander finished off of Boreman’s hands to make the score 3-1 in the 82nd minute, and in the 88th minute Tim Kasparek gave Davis his second assist by slotting past Boreman at the near post to finish the scoring.
The loss drops Shawnee State’s record to 0-2-0 on the season. Mount Vernon Nazarene improves to 1-0-0.
Shawnee State returned home on Tuesday when they played in the first night game at Shawnee Turf in program history, hosting Asbury (Ky.). Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.
Green drops bout at West Union, 46-14
Unfortunately, the Green Bobcats weren’t able to start the 2017 season on the right foot as Green dropped its season-opener on Friday evening to West Union, 46-14, in a contest between the two football programs on Friday evening in West Union.
Tyler McClain and Lonnie Smith each proved to be strong throughout the contest as McClain and Smith combined for 319 yards rushing on 32 carries. McClain put together a 167-yard performance on 18 carries while Smith, in his first varsity high school football affair, collected 152 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 14 totes. Smith also caught a pass from Wyatt Mollette for 11 yards.
The Bobcats will return home to host Hannan (W. Va.) in a contest between the two ballclubs, which will commence at 7 p.m.