Briefs: Mesa State Roundup Sept. 15, 2009

College Football

Mesa back receives RMAC award
Mesa State College running back Joey Applehans is the RMAC Offensive Player of the Week.

The sophomore rushed for a career-high 179 yards on 17 carries (10.5 per carry) in the Mavericks’ 51-7 victory Saturday over New Mexico Highlands. He ran for a
59-yard touchdown in the third quarter and caught one pass for 23 yards.

It was the first time Applehans has rushed for more than 100 yards in a game.

The Mavericks (1-2, 1-0 RMAC) host Western New Mexico (1-1, 0-1 RMAC) at noon Saturday at Stocker Stadium.

College Soccer

Mavs shut out by W. Washington

The Mesa State College men’s soccer team begins RMAC play this weekend looking for its first victory of the season.

The Mavericks (0-4-1) were shut out for the third time in a 3-0 loss late Sunday night to Western Washington University in Phoenix.

The Vikings (3-3-0) got goals from three freshmen. Mesa goalkeeper Josh Tinaglia had four saves.

Mesa State hosts Colorado School of Mines at 7 p.m. Friday and Colorado Christian at 1 p.m. Sunday at Walker Field.

College Volleyball

Andrews selected player of week

Tessa Andrews led Mesa State College to back-to-back victories last week to open Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play and was selected the conference’s offensive volleyball player of the week.

Andrews, a senior right-side hitter from Durango, led all players each night in road wins over New Mexico Highlands and Western New Mexico. She had 24 kills against Western New Mexico, a season high, and on the weekend had a .420 hitting average, with 39 kills and 10 errors in 69 attacks. Andrews averaged 4.88 kills per game last weekend.

Mesa State (4-7, 2-0 RMAC), play their first home match of the season Friday night against Western State, with Fort Lewis playing at Brownson Arena on Saturday. Both conference matches begin at 7 p.m.


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