Softball Goes 3–2
This weekend at the FAU “Strike Out Cancer” Tournament, the women’s softball team dropped their opening games against Michigan State (4–3) and host Florida Atlantic (1–0). While losses are still tough to take, the promising sign is that both losses were only by one run. Following the two-game slump the Golden Hurricane bounced back to win their last three in the tournament against Maryland, Drexel and Providence. There is one more tournament in Waco, TX before the women return to play their first home games of the season.
Softball has Top Player
Senior Erica Sampson was named the first American Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week of 2015 for her performance in Tulsa’s opening weekend, in which she hit .412 with six RBI and seven runs.
The men’s team went on the road this week, traveling to Arkansas and Washington. In Arkansas, the Golden Hurricane pulled off a big win against the Razorbacks, taking a 4–3 win over the host. They next traveled to Seattle to take on the Washington Huskies, getting edged out in the last match, which the Hurricane, in a heartbreaking move, were forced to cede due to cramps. The women dropped their lone match against the 36th ranked Sooners 5–2. Thier next match is against OSU on Saturday.
Soccer’s Class Ranked 27th
College Soccer News ranked the Tulsa’s men soccer team’s recruitment class 27th in the nation. Their reasoning is as follows: “Tulsa has been consistent over the last few years, competing for conference titles throughout, and this class should only help continue the trend. This class is highlighted by U18 National team forward Juan Sebastian Sanchez, a creative forward who has a knack for scoring goals. The additions of Ashby Clark, Marcel Da Silva, Keegan King, Munashe Raranje and Miguel Velasquez all will add depth to a very good Tulsa side.”
Spring Dates Announced
Coach Montgomery has announced the dates for spring football practice which will begin on Mar. 8 and go through Apr. 18. “We’ve extended spring over a longer period of time with the idea of being able to spend more time from a drill and meeting standpoint, and hopefully being able to retain more information from the spring into the fall,” Montgomery said.