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  • Point, Set, Match

    Sports September 5, 2009 at 9:50 pm Comments are Disabled

    Women’s Volleyball: Mason defeats Morehead St. 25-18, 16-25, 25-13, 25-15. Mason M’head St. Kills 47 42 Errors 12 21 Attacks 116 142 Pct. 0.302 0.148 Service Aces 9 9 Service Errors 7 12 Blocks 7 5

  • Point, Set, Match

    Sports September 5, 2009 at 9:41 pm Comments are Disabled

    Women’s Volleyball: Mason defeats Cornell 21-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-17. Mason Cornell Kills 52 42 Errors 17 28 Attacks 126 138 Pct. 0.278 0.101 Service Aces 4 8 Service Errors 13 7 Blocks 13 10

  • Plus-Minus

    Sports September 5, 2009 at 12:25 pm 1 comment

    The women’s volleyball team had their backs against the wall, trailing 24-22 in the third set to the Kent State Golden Flashes. Winning the next two crucial points and eventually taking the set, the tide shifted in Mason’s favor. Mason cruised through the fourth set, 25-16, and improved their record to 3-2 after winning the fifth set, 15-11. Case for a good win: Mason’s offensive attack emerged in the latter sets, improving their hitting percentage in each of the five sets. Senior outside hitter Rebecca Walter and freshman outside hitter/right side Ran Yin each recorded a team-high 17 kills without the services of junior middle blocker/opposite hitter Holly Goode. Case against: Mason had a total of 16 service errors, four of which came in the fifth set. Senior middle blocker/opposite hitter Laura Turner committed four service errors and was also charged with a team-high six attack errors. 10 of Mason’s 28 total errors came in the first set. Unfortunately, committing unforced errors does not justify this to be a solid win, especially when the Golden Flashes were just a point away from sweeping Mason in three sets.

  • Point, Set, Match

    Sports September 4, 2009 at 9:51 pm Comments are Disabled

    Women’s Volleyball: Mason defeats Kent State 19-25, 25-27, 26-24, 25-16, 15-11. Mason Kent St. Kills 71 56 Errors 28 29 Attacks 198 177 Pct. 0.217 0.153 Service Aces 4 0 Service Errors 16 2 Blocks 12 15

  • Griffith Promoted to Auburn

    News1 September 1, 2009 at 11:35 pm Comments are Disabled

    Shawn Griffith was called up to Single-A Short Season with the Auburn Doubledays yesterday and pitched 2-2/3 scoreless innings against the Jamestown Jammers. Griffith came on in the eighth inning and gave up a leadoff double in the 10th, but escaped without any damage done.

  • Point, Set, Match

    Sports August 31, 2009 at 9:11 pm Comments are Disabled

    Women’s Volleyball: Minnesota defeats Mason 25-15, 25-13, 25-14. Mason Minn. Kills 24 38 Errors 19 7 Attacks 84 68 Pct. 0.06 0.456 Service Aces 3 7 Service Errors 9 8 Blocks 2 9

  • Four Moore Years

    News1 August 31, 2009 at 5:00 pm Comments are Disabled

    Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports that the Kansas City Royals have reached a tentative agreement with General Manager and Mason alum Dayton Moore on an extension through 2014. Moore has made a number of questionable moves, signing right fielder Jose Guillen in 2007 and locking shortstop/right fielder Willie Bloomquist and relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth to multi-year contracts last year, but he was widely criticized after trading for shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt, who holds a major league-worst -17.3 ultimate zone rating. Although Betancourt has kept himself from swinging at pitches out of the strike zone, he has not helped Moore prove his case in acquiring his “huge upgrade.”

  • Mason Goes for an Upset against the Gophers

    Sports August 31, 2009 at 12:59 pm Comments are Disabled

    The women’s volleyball team will battle against the nationally-ranked Minnesota Gophers tonight at the RAC building. Both teams enter tonight’s match having lost their previous matches. Mason won their lone home match against the American Eagles on Friday night. The Gophers are coming off a tough five-set loss to the third-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers after running past the Kansas State Wildcats in their season opener. Junior middle blocker/opposite hitter Holly Goode leads Mason with 35 kills. Mason will be the underdog in the match as they take on the Gophers, comprised of Lauren Gibbemeyer and Brook Dieter.

  • Quick Hits

    Sports August 31, 2009 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

    The women’s soccer team jumped out to their first 3-0 start since 1993 after picking up two wins this past week. Mason demolished the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers 6-0 in the home opener on Friday night. Forwards Tiana Kallenberger and Jessica Pisasale each scored their first ever collegiate goals. Mason continued their dominance on Sunday, defeating the Howard Bison 4-0. Senior forward Kelly Keelan, last season’s scoring leader for Mason, tallied her second goal of the season in the 19th minute. In their surprising start, Mason outscored their opponents 9-0 in three games. The women’s volleyball team won two out of three matches in the D.C. Volleyball Challenge. Mason swept the American Eagles in the opener as junior middle blocker/opposite hitter Holly Goode and sophomore outside hitter Noelle Fanella each recorded 11 kills. As a team, Mason registered 11 blocks. It took five sets for Mason to upend the Georgetown Hoyas. Goode had another outstanding performance with a team-leading 17 kills and three serve aces. Mason sealed the victory in the fifth set with a 15-12 win. However, Mason was not able to extend their winning streak as they were handed the sweep from the George Washington Colonials. From the […]

  • Krieger Krusher

    News1 June 30, 2009 at 12:25 am Comments are Disabled

    In 2008, outfielder Scott Krieger became the first Mason player to have two three-home run games after creating his own launching pad in the CAA Tournament. No matter where Krieger is, whether it is in Fairfax or Helena, he continues feasting on opposing pitchers. On Sunday, Krieger belted three home runs against the Missoula Osprey as the Helena Brewers won 15-10. Krieger has been on a torrid streak, recording a hit in each of his first six games as a minor league ballplayer. His four home runs and 11 RBIs lead the team and he is also batting .321. Krieger is a crucial part to the team, batting third in the lineup. Most of the damage he has done thus far have occurred with runners on base. The Brewers are currently 4-3 to start off their season, but it has been in large part due to Krieger.