TAMIU Sports Notes -- October 28, 2004
Soccer Team in Play Saturday
Six seniors will play their final home game for the Texas A&M International
University men's soccer team when TAMIU hosts Wiley College on Saturday
at Dustdevil Field. All six (Noé Esquinca, Jeff García,
Diego Gentile, Jerrod Idle, Paco Imatzu and Jesús Sánchez)
have played key roles in establishing TAMIU has a Red River Athletic Conference
The seniors have led TAMIU to a 27-9 record over the last two years
with the Dustdevils shooting for their second straight RRAC tournament
title this season.
Saturday's festivities include free Mariachi Express tacos for the first
250 fans and a halftime shoot-out contest for food prizes from Coyote
Creek, Wendy's and Mariachi Express. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. Adult
admission is $5 and student admission (K-12) is $3. Anyone with a TAMIU
ID will be admitted for free.
Cross Country Notes
Juniors Mark Vela and Anetra Matthews will lead TAMIU's cross country
teams into this Friday's Red River Athletic Conference Championships at
Northwood University in Cedar Hill. Both are ranked in the top-five in
the conference and top-10 in the NAIA Region VI rankings.
Vela's season-best 8K was 27:16 at the Texas Lutheran Invitational on
Oct. 16 while Matthews registered a season-best 5K outing of 19:55 on
Sept. 17 at the Texas A&M Invitational.
With Friday's win over NCAA Division II member Incarnate Word, TAMIU
improved to 5-0 this season against NCAA D I and II opponents. Prior to
defeating UIW, TAMIU logged two wins over Texas A&M-Kingsville (D
II) and one win apiece against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and UT-Pan
American (D I)
... TAMIU plays only once this week, a Saturday road match against UT-Pan
American. TAMIU swept UTPA on Sept. 18 in Laredo to secure the Dustdevils
first win in five tries against the Lady Broncs. UTPA has an 8-13 overall
record entering play this week.
Men's Soccer Notes
Texas A&M International University will secure a second place finish
in the Red River Athletic Conference regular season standings with one
win in two games this weekend.
TAMIU will close-out the regular season with a road game at Huston-Tillotson
on Friday and a home game against Wiley College on Saturday. Those two
teams have a combined 4-7 conference record entering play this week
... Senior Diego Gentile needs just two goals to reach the 25-goal plateau
for his two-year Dustdevil career. Gentile scored 11 goals as a junior
transfer from Richland Junior College last season. This season, he ranks
second on the squad in goals (12) and total points (30).
Women's Soccer Notes
Texas A&M International University put itself in great position
for a Red River Athletic Conference tournament spot with Sunday's 3-1
win over Bacone College.
With the win, TAMIU improved to 2-3 in conference play. The only scenario
in which TAMIU does not make the conference tournament would be UT-Permian
Basin (1-2 RRAC) beating College of the Southwest (3-1 RRAC) and Northwood
(3-0 RRAC) along with a Texas Wesleyan (1-2-1 RRAC) win over Northwood
A College of the Southwest win over UTPB on Tuesday would clinch a first-ever
conference tournament berth for the Dustdevils ...
Freshman Amber Rendleman recorded her second goal and first assist of
the season in Sunday's crucial win over Bacone. She previously scored
in a 4-2win at McMurry on Sept. 11.
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