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November 11, 2013

East Central University fall sports roundup

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WEATHERFORD — ECU SOCCER

     WEATHERFORD — The East Central University soccer team saw its 2013 season come to a close on a very windy day at the SWOSU Soccer Complex. The Lady Tigers fell 5-0 to Southwestern Oklahoma State Friday in the second semifinal of the 2013 Great American Conference tournament.

     ECU finishes the season 4-13 overall and 4-5 in the GAC. Juniors Katie Glutz and Margaret Glutz were named to the 2013 All-GAC First Team, while senior Ashley Bradford earned All-GAC Second Team honors.

     The opening 20 minutes of the match were quiet before the Bulldogs (12-4-2) earned the first of three goals in the opening half at 23:15. SWOSU added two more goals in the second half.

     The Lady Tigers struggled to find an offensive rhythm in the match, recording just two shots on goal to nine by the Bulldogs. Junior Taylor Graves and freshman Lexie DeVore garnered the shots on goal for ECU, while redshirt freshman Taylor Lowe tallied four saves.

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY

     SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The East Central University women’s cross country team saw its 2013 season come to an end at the 2013 NCAA Central Regional, finishing 26th out of 30 teams. The race had 203 runners for the 6K race at Yankton Trail Park.

     The Lady Tigers were running with six freshmen and a junior at the race and finished with 777 points. The University of Minnesota Duluth earned the top spot in the event with 72 points. Harding was the top finisher from the Great American Conference in 10th (300 points).

     Junior ReGina Germaine was the first ECU runner to cross the finish line in a time of 23:81.32, for 86th place. Freshman Cheyenne Choate was the next to finish in 25:20.23 (171st), freshman Jennifer Swart crossed the line in 25:37.67 (177th), freshman Hannah Taff was 179th (25:41.44) and freshman Taylor Coss was 180th (25:48.56).

     Freshmen Kimberly Lucero and Brittney Ferguson also competed for the Lady Tigers. Lucero finished in 26:10.10 (189th) and Ferguson 26:19.72 (193rd).

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