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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review

Chris O'Hare won the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday
Chris O'Hare won the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday

Oct. 2, 2012

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Student-Athlete of the Week

Week of September 25- October 1

Junior runner Chris O'Hare (Cross Country) has maintained a 3.179 grade point average in exercise and sports science. O'Hare, a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, won the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 23:33 in the 8,000-meter race. His victory propelled the Golden Hurricane to the meet title as TU defeated nine other ranked teams. With the victory, O'Hare was named the Conference USA Cross Country Athlete of the Week and Tulsa achieved its first USTFCCCA Top-10 ranking in program history.

 

Last Week's Results

 

CROSS COUNTRY

At Notre Dame Invitational (On the men's side, Chris O'Hare ran the 8K race in 23:33 and led No. 20 Tulsa to the men's team championship, defeating nine other ranked opponents, at the 2012 Notre Dame Cross Country Invitational Friday afternoon. The Golden Hurricane totaled 104 points, besting second-place No. 17 Princeton by 35 points, to top the 20-team field. TU produced four of the top 15 finishers in the race, led by O'Hare's personal record time. Senior Paulo Pinheiro finished eighth with a personal-best time of 23:55 and sophomore Dennis Hodapp placed 13th with a personal-best of 24:01. The Hurricane women finished 12th as a team in the 5K with 282 points. Senior Sarah Macpherson was Tulsa's top finisher, coming in 15th in a personal-best time of 17:02. Senior Erin Huddleston placed 51st with a personal-best time of 17:29.)

 

FOOTBALL (4-1, 2-0 C-USA)

Defeated UAB 49-42 (Alex Singleton scored his third touchdown of the day with 5:16 left in the game, and Tulsa held on to defeat Conference USA foe UAB, 49-42, in front of a crowd of 13,196 Saturday afternoon at Legion Field. The high-scoring game was marked by big offensive plays, and timely defensive stops and turnovers. Tulsa forced three turnovers, including an interception that led to the game-winning score, and a fumble recovery on a blitz that sealed the win. Singleton totaled 58 yards on the ground on 12 carries for his fourth career three-touchdown game, and second this season. Trey Watts ran 10 times for 93 yards and a score. Cody Green completed 23-of-39 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns to Willie Carter and Keyarris Garrett. Carter caught seven passes for 71 yards, while Garrett caught six passes for 52 yards.)

MEN'S GOLF

Finished Seventh At Shoal Creek Invitational (The Tulsa men's golf team finished in seventh place after three rounds at the Graeme McDowell Shoal Creek Invitational. The Golden Hurricane shot for 303 Tuesday to card a total of 881 at the par-72 Shoal Creek Country Club. Tulsa senior Chris Worrell carded a 73 to finish the tournament at one-over par 217 and tie for 11th place.)

 

WOMEN'S GOLF

Finished 16th Golfweek Conference Challenge (Shu-Yin Liu placed 15th at the Golfweek Conference Challenge on Wednesday as the Golden Hurricane finished the 54-hole tournament with a score of 927 at the par-72 Red Sky Golf Club. Tulsa finished its second tournament of the season in 16th place, while completing the event with a final round of 309. Pepperdine captured the team title with an overall four-under par 860 score.)

 

WOMEN'S ROWING

Competed at Head of the Oklahoma (Eight of Tulsa's boats finished in the top-five on Saturday at the Head of the Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Okla. Jamie Roloff finished second in the Lightweight Single while the Golden Hurricane Novice 4+ 'A' won its race and the 'B' team finished third.)

MEN'S SOCCER (7-3, 2-0 C-USA)

Defeated Creighton 2-0 (Cristian Mata put two into the back of the net to give Tulsa a 2-0 win over 11th-ranked Creighton on Tuesday night at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium. Mata scored his first goal at the 55:17 mark as Bryce Follensbee fed him the ball up the middle and he punched it in from 10 yards out. His second goal came in the 85th minute as he scored from 15 yards out off a flicked ball from Kyle Cumings.)

Won against Marshall 2-0 (The Tulsa men's soccer team picked up a 2-0 win over Marshall on Saturday night at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium. Kyle Cumings, the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week, scored his second goal of the season at the 16:09 mark as he punched in a goal from eight yards out off a cross from Cristian Mata, who was named to the College Soccer News Team of the Week. Omar Mata tallied his third goal on the year as he slotted in a free ball that was played into the box on a corner kick in the 85th minute.  Mark Pais played the full 90 minutes between the posts, recorded nine saves, and earned his fifth shutout on the year and was named the College Sports Madness National Defensive Player of the Week.)

WOMEN'S SOCCER (6-4-2, 0-1-1 C-USA)

Lost to Colorado College 1-0 (The Tulsa women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to Colorado College on Friday night at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium. Claire Hulcer led the Golden Hurricane with three shots, while Raven Tatum, Jordan O'Brien and Bradi Hinch each had two attempts. Hayley Harryman logged all 90 minutes in goal and picked up six saves.)

Defeated UTEP 2-1 (Camille Pelley and Claire Hulcer each tallied a goal to lead Tulsa to a 2-1 win over UTEP on Sunday afternoon at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium. Pelley netted her third goal on the season with just 3:19 ticked off the clock as she threaded the ball through the left side into the right bottom corner off a combination from Claire Nicholson and Jordan O'Brien. Hulcer gave the Hurricane a two-goal cushion as she drilled in a free kick from 20 yards out into the center of the net.)

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL (12-7, 5-0 C-USA)

Defeated Houston 3-2 (21-25, 25-18, 25-19, 23-25, 15-13) (Senior outside hitter Tyler Henderson tallied 31 kills to propel TU to a 3-2 victory at Houston on Friday. Junior outside hitter Kellie Culbertson added 13 kills and 15 digs. Sophomore middle blocker Carly Boatwright collected 12 kills, seven digs, three aces, and hit .556. Senior setter Jordan Clampitt led the squad with 35 assists and pitched in 10 digs. Senior libero Jessica Adams paced the team with 22 digs.)

Took Down Rice 3-2 (24-26, 25-21, 22-25, 25-23, 15-10) (Tulsa, after a five-set victory at Houston on Friday, stormed back after a 2-1 deficit to defeat Rice 3-2. The Golden Hurricane hit .228 (70-24-202) while holding the Owls (11-8, 4-1 C-USA) to a .170 (67-29-223) attack percentage. The 109 digs TU recorded were the most since the Hurricane collected 111 against Stephen F. Austin on September 8, 2007. Leading the Hurricane offense was senior outside hitter Tyler Henderson, who recorded 26 kills and hit .283. Senior libero Jessica Adams, who was named C-USA Defensive Player Of The Week, recorded 29 digs to pace the TU defense. Kellie Culbertson, Diana Silva and Jordan Clampitt all collected double-doubles for the Hurricane.)

Upcoming Schedule

           

Tuesday, October 2       M. Tennis          ITA All-American            Case Tennis Center       All Day

                                   

Wednesday, October 3  M. Tennis          ITA All-American            Case Tennis Center       All Day

                                    M. Soccer          at SMU*                                    Dallas, Texas                 7:00 pm

                                   

Thursday, October 4     M. Tennis          ITA All-American            Case Tennis Center       All Day

 

Friday, October 5          M. Tennis          ITA All-American            Case Tennis Center       All Day

                                    W. Soccer         at UCF*                                    Orlando, Fla.                  6:00 pm

                                    Volleyball           at Southern Miss*                       Hattiesburg, Miss.           7:00 pm

                                    M. Tennis           at Aztec Fall Invite          San Diego, Calif.                        All Day

W. Tennis          at Arkansas Invitational   Fayetteville, Ark.                        All Day

                                                     

Saturday, October 6      Softball                        Labette CC (DH)                        Collins Complex                       1:00 pm

                                    M. Tennis          ITA All-American            Case Tennis Center       All Day

                                    Football             at Marshall* (CBS SN)     Huntington, W.Va.          2:30 pm

                                    M. Tennis           at Aztec Fall Invite          San Diego, Calif.                        All Day

W. Tennis          at Arkansas Invitational   Fayetteville, Ark.                        All Day

                                    M. Golf              at David Toms Invitational           Baton Rouge, La.                        All Day

 

Sunday, October 7        M. Tennis          ITA All-American            Case Tennis Center       All Day

                                    W. Soccer         at Southern Miss*                       Hattiesburg, Miss.           1:00 pm

                                    Volleyball           at UCF*                                    Orlando, Fla.                  2:00 pm

                                    M. Tennis           at Aztec Fall Invite          San Diego, Calif.                        All Day

                                    W. Tennis          at Arkansas Invitational   Fayetteville, Ark.                        All Day

                                    M. Golf              at David Toms Invitational           Baton Rouge, La.                        All Day

 

Monday, October 8        M. Soccer         Nebraska Omaha           Hurricane Stadium        7:00 p.m.

 

           

 

* = 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)

September 24 - Mark Pais (Men's Soccer)

October 1 - Chris O'Hare (Cross Country)