Briefs: Mesa State Sports Roundup September 27, 2008


• Mesa State, picked to finish third in the RMAC West Division in volleyball, is one match away from sweeping the first half of the division season.
The Mavericks (7-5, 5-0 RMAC) cruised past CSU-Pueblo 25-22, 25-20, 25-18 on Friday night, with freshman Corinne Cascioppo recording a team-high 10 kills and making only three errors. Alisan Tompkins had nine kills as the Mavericks had another good night on the attack, hitting .236, with 38 kills and 17 errors in 89 attacks.


• Hawaii-Hilo took advantage of an unprepared Mesa State women’s soccer team, defeating the Mavericks 3-1 on Friday night in Hilo, Hawaii.
“We came out flat,” Mesa State coach Erin Sharpe said. “We were not ready for it. Whether it was the long trip or the scenery, I’m not sure, but it was not good enough at all.”
The Vulcans (4-3-0) scored a goal early in the first half and again early in the second half for a 2-0 lead.


• Five Mesa State women’s tennis players advanced to the Round of 16 in the Wilson Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regional tournament in Kearney, Neb.
No. 2 seed Kate Lowder, No. 9 Victoria Sargent, Kaitlan Sera, Renee Demianeu and Cyndle Curfman won second round matches and Kelleen Sera and Mandie Divino lost. Sargent and Demianeu play each other in the Round of 16.


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