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The Midway Point On Highland

Posted by Ryne E. Hancock on October 5, 2007

Doc’s Note: This is the latest in a series of columns on sports at Crichton. These columns will appear regularly until the end of the school year.

As we approach the midway point of the fall semester at Crichton, we have a lot to be proud of.

The first thing is the fact that the men’s soccer team has turned around their season and could be poised for their second win of the year come Saturday when the Comets take on Freed-Hardeman on Saturday afternoon after coming up short against Spring Hill College this past weekend.

Secondly, the Lady Comets’ soccer team, for the most part, are still trying to find out what system or, in other words, something that can spell victory for them. Although they remained competitive in games against Alcorn State, Cumberland, and Arkansas Pine-Bluff lately, the team took a step back on Wednesday as they faced Bethel College at Second Presbyterian, falling 11-0 to a pretty good Bethel squad. Sarah Harrison had 13 saves and Illiana Diaz added 2 saves of her own against the Bulldogs. They will also play Freed-Hardeman on Saturday afternoon beginning at 2:00 p.m.

And for the volleyball team?

Let’s just say that, like Cub fans who have been waiting patiently for a World Series title for almost 100 years, the volleyball team still waits and waits for their first win of the season even though this team, for the most part, is filled with freshmen and sophomores that are expected to build up the program from scratch and possibly be competitive in coming years.

A glimpse of what is going to be coming from this squad in the near future is the play of DeAnna Chambers, who this past weekend made the All-Tournament team during the MVSU Tournament at Mississippi Valley State University and also leads the team with 13 aces and 66 kills. Not only that, Rachel Walton has done very well in setting up her teammates for the kills as she leads the team in assists with 69 and averaging almost 2 assists per game.

Aside from the exploits of the soccer teams and volleyball team, the cross-country team just finished competing in the Rhodes Invitational at Plough Park and finished 13th overall as a team in a field with Rhodes, Birmingham Southern, Arkansas State, Memphis, and Sewanee. Tiffany Townsend had the highest finish of any Comet with a time of 21:17, good for 42nd place, followed by Beth Hanna who came in with a time of 24:39, good for 92nd place.

Baseball season’s not that far away for Crichton and to get the good ol’ folks warmed up for another season of Crichton baseball, they will be playing the Nostalgia Man Classic at Autozone Park as they take on Lemoyne-Owen College this afternoon and Southwest Tennessee tomorrow afternoon. It should be a welcome treat for baseball-starved fans and plenty of fun.

With that being said, what can we expect from the second half of the semester?

One thing is that we’re not that far away from the start of basketball season, which begins against Philander Smith on Halloween.

And the second thing, this one is more personal, is that I could finally talk to that random hottie on the softball team.

But I digress.

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2 Responses to “The Midway Point On Highland”

  1. The General said

    get some…more information about this quality program

  2. most definitely man……..point is the girl im trying to talk to is on the softball team………trying to get my bid in

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