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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review

Sarah Macpherson finished second for the TU women's cross country squad on Saturday at the Missouri Southern Stampede
Sarah Macpherson finished second for the TU women's cross country squad on Saturday at the Missouri Southern Stampede

Sept. 17, 2012

TULSA, Okla. -

Student-Athlete of the Week

Week of September 11-17

Junior Sarah Macpherson (Women's Cross Country) has maintained a 3.097 grade-point average in biochemistry. The Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, native led the women's cross country squad to a team victory at the Missouri Southern Stampede last Saturday. Macpherson earned a team-best second-place showing in 17:33.69 to set a new personal record in the 5K race. As a squad, TU earned 19 points to win the team title against 17 other schools. 

Last Week's Results

Cross Country

Competed at the Missouri Southern Stampede (Led by Dennis Hodapp and Sarah Macpherson, The University of Tulsa cross country teams took home the men's and women's titles in wet conditions Saturday morning at the Missouri Southern Stampede. Hodapp ran the 8K in 24:57.11, finishing second to lead the Golden Hurricane to the men's team victory with 41 points. Macpherson also finished second overall in the 5K, posting a time of 17:33.69 to lead the TU women to a team win with 19 points.)


FOOTBALL (2-1, 0-0 C-USA)

Defeated Nicholls State 66-16 (Ja'Terian Douglas rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns to lead Tulsa to a 66-16 victory over Nicholls State Saturday evening in front of a crowd of 19,139 fans at H.A. Chapman Stadium. The Golden Hurricane totaled 566 yards of offense, including 333 yards on the ground. Zack Langer also found the end zone twice after rushing for 67 yards on 15 carries. Cody Green completed 10-of-15 passes for 130 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Seven different TU receivers caught a pass in the game, led by Jordan James' four catches for 51 yards and Keyarris Garrett's four catches for 50 yards. Garrett and Willie Carter were the recipients of Green's two touchdown passes.)


MEN'S SOCCER (4-3, 0-0 C-USA)

Fell to UC Davis 2-1 (Cristan Mata collected his then-fourth goal of the season, but Tulsa was unable to overcome a 2-0 deficit to UC Davis as the Hurricane fell 2-1 to the Aggies at the SMU Classic on Friday. TU had a 15-11 advantage in shots, and an 8-5 lead in shots on goal.)

Defeated Oakland 7-5 (Akeil Barrett scored his first career hat trick as he led 23rd-ranked Tulsa to a 7-5 win over Oakland on Sunday afternoon at the SMU Classic. Barrett's hat trick marked the 14th hat trick in school history as he scored all three of his goals in a five minute span in the second half.  Omar Mata, Tarik Salkicic, Cristian Mata and Bryce Follensbee also found the back of the net for the Hurricane. Tulsa had an 18-13 lead in shots, and an 11-6 advantage in shots on goal.)


WOMEN'S SOCCER (5-2-1, 0-0 C-USA)

Tied Oral Roberts 1-1 (2OT) (The Tulsa women's soccer team tied Oral Roberts, 1-1, in double overtime on Friday night. Rebecca Handley scored TU's lone goal as she headed in a free kick taken by Claire Hulcer from two yards out at the 21:21 mark. This was Handley's fourth goal on the season, the second most for a Hurricane player on the year. Tulsa had a 24-4 lead in shots, including a 10-2 advantage in shots on goal, while TU also recorded all four corner kicks in the game.) 


Competed at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational  (The University of Tulsa men's tennis team opened its fall campaign at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational September 14-16. The senior duo of Grant Ive and Tristan Jackson, who were the No. 1 seed in the tournament, advanced to the semifinals in the doubles competition. In singles play, Ive went 1-1.) 


Lost to No. 19 Kansas State 3-0 (19-25, 22-25, 18-25) (Senior outside hitter Tyler Henderson recorded a career high 19 digs and slammed 18 kills, but it wasn't enough as Tulsa dropped a 3-0 decision to No. 19 ranked Kansas State on Thursday night. Henderson tallied her 18 kills on 42 attempts for a .262 attack clip, and her 19 digs were eight more than her previous career high of 11 set against Lamar two years ago.)

Lost to No. 20 Dayton 3-0 (19-25, 17-25, 18-25) (Tyler Henderson finished with 12 kills and Jessica Adams had 16 digs as the Tulsa volleyball team fell to No. 20 Dayton, 3-0, in the Golden Hurricane Classic. Setters Jordan and Bailey Clampitt tallied 15 and 12 assists, respectively. Outside hitter Kellie Culbertson recorded seven kills, and middle blocker Ashley Hooper had six kills and a pair of blocks.)

Lost To No. 10 Minnesota 3-0 (22-25, 17-25, 19-25) (The Tulsa volleyball squad ended the Golden Hurricane Classic with a 3-0 loss to No. 10 Minnesota on Saturday. Junior outside hitter Kellie Culbertson earned all-tournament team accolades after earning her second double-double of the weekend with an 11 kill, 11 dig performance against Minnesota.)

Upcoming Schedule                    

Sept. 17 (Mon.)    W. Golf               Dale McNamara Invitational (Golf Club of Oklahoma)    All Day

                                                             (Two rounds of golf)

                         M. Golf           Golf Week Challenge (Burlington, Iowa)                           All Day


Sept. 18 (Tue.)      W. Golf               Dale McNamara Invitational (Golf Club of Oklahoma)    All Day

                                                               (One round of golf)

                          M. Golf            Golf Week Challenge (Burlington, Iowa)                         All Day


Sept. 19 (Wed.)     Volleyball           SMU*                                                                                         7 p.m.


Sept. 21 (Fri.)        Volleyball           Marshall*                                                                                  7 p.m.

                          M. Soccer           South Carolina*                                                                      7 p.m.

                                  W. Soccer         at Rice*                                                                 7 p.m.

                         W. Tennis          Aces for the Cure (Kansas City, Mo.)                            All Day


Sept. 22 (Sat.)      Football              Fresno State                                                                            7 p.m.

                         W. Tennis          Aces for the Cure (Kansas City, Mo.)                            All Day


Sept. 23 (Sun.)     Volleyball           East Carolina*                                                                         1 p.m.

                                 W. Soccer          at Houston*                                                           1 p.m.

                        W. Tennis           Aces for the Cure (Kansas City, Mo.)                            All Day


* = Conference USA event


Tulsa Student-Athlete of the Week Winners

August 20 - Katie Bykowski (Women's Soccer)

August 27 - Claire Nicholson (Women's Soccer)

September 4 - Jessica Adams (Women's Volleyball)

September 11 - Derrick Luetjen (Football)

September 18 - Sarah Macpherson (Cross Country)