August 24, 2013

Men's Soccer Exhibition Recap (Aug. 24)

Summit League men’s soccer teams wrapped up exhibition play this weekend with a quartet of Saturday games. Below are results and recaps.

Saturday, Aug. 24
Dayton 2, EASTERN ILLINOIS 1 | Recap
WESTERN ILLINOIS 3, Western Michigan 1 | Recap
No. 11 New Mexico 1, DENVER 0 | Recap
Valparaiso 2, FORT WAYNE 1 | Recap


The regular season begins Friday, Aug. 30. During the exhibition slate, Summit League teams finished with the following records:

Oral Roberts                     2-1
Western Illinois                 1-1
Eastern Illinois                  1-2
Denver                              0-1
Fort Wayne                       0-2
IUPUI                                0-1-1
Omaha                              0-1-1

August 23, 2013

Men's Soccer Exhibition Recaps (Aug. 23)

Omaha's Vance Rockwood

Friday night saw a trio of Summit League teams take the field in men’s soccer exhibitions. The highlight of the night was Omaha’s 1-1 draw against No. 6 Creighton before over 3,000 spectators. Oral Roberts notched a 4-1 victory over Northeastern State, ranked No. 14 in Division II.

Oral Roberts 4, Northeastern State 1 | Recap

Omaha 1, No. 6 Creighton 1 | Recap

SIUE 1, IUPUI 0 | Recap

August 21, 2013

Men's Soccer Exhibition Recap (Aug. 20)

A trio of Summit League teams were in exhibition action Tuesday night. Oral Roberts scored a victory while Fort Wayne fell to Ohio State and Eastern Illinois to Butler. Below are complete scores and links to each school's recap.

Tuesday, Aug. 20
Oral Roberts 1, John Brown 0 | Recap
Ohio State 2, Fort Wayne 0 | Recap
Butler 4, Eastern Illinois 0 | Recap

Women's Soccer Exhibition Scoreboard (Aug. 20)

North Dakota State 2, Bemidji State 0
FARGO, N.D. -- ( The North Dakota State Bison women's soccer team opened
North Dakota State's Sierra Bonham
the Dacotah Field era in style Tuesday, Aug. 20 in their 2013 home opening exhibition match against Bemidji State, claiming a convincing 2-0 win over the visiting Beavers. Lauren Miller had a goal and assist while Lizzie Lukas scored a goal for the second consecutive match.

Miller scored North Dakota State's first goal in the 29th minute after blasting the ball from 25 yards out to the lower right corner of the net. It also marked her first goal of the young season.

Lukas added another goal just five minutes later in the 34th minute when she corralled a short but precise pass in the box from Miller and slid it home to make it 2-0 Bison.

August 20, 2013

SDSU's Hodges Named Summer League Pitcher of the Year

South Dakota State University right-hander Chad Hodges was named Horizon Air Summer Series Pitcher of the Year during the recently completed collegiate summer league season.

Pitching for the Humboldt (Calif.) Crabs, Hodges compiled a 7-0 record with a 2.46 earned run average in helping the team win its third consecutive Far West League Championship. He struck out 55 batters and walked only 18 in 62 innings pitched.

August 19, 2013

Omaha's Sami Spenner Breaks Heptathlon Record to Help U.S. Win Thorpe Cup

Sami Spenner broke her own school record in the heptathlon for the second time this year, helping the USA Track & Field team to a win in the annual Thorpe Cup competition between the U.S. and Germany.

The meet features seven women from each country competing head-to-head in the heptathlon and seven men each in the decathlon.

Spenner finished with 5,898 points, beating her previous record of 5,806 to finish fourth overall in the field of 12 athletes. The American women had the top five finishers. The men's team lost to the Germans.

Men's Soccer Exhibition Rundown

Five Summit League men’s soccer teams took to the pitch to open exhibition play this past weekend. Among the highlights was Omaha's record crowd of over 2,500 to see its contest against defending Big Ten co-champion Penn State.

Below are the results and recaps from the weekend exhibition action.

Friday, August 16
Western Illinois 2, Graceland (Iowa) | Recap

Saturday, August 17
Eastern Illinois 4, St. Xavier 2 | Recap
IUPUI 0, Northern Illinois 0 | Recap
Penn State 1, Omaha 0 | Recap

Sunday, August 18
Western Illinois 1, DePaul 0 | Recap
SMU 3, Oral Roberts 1 | Recap