Softball splits in Waco
Softball traveled to Waco, Texas, for the Baylor Invitational this past weekend. In the opening games the 25th-ranked Golden Hurricane played 2nd-ranked Oregon and 7th-ranked Baylor. The Ducks and Bears proved to be more than a match, with Tulsa dropping the first two matches 4–2 and 2–0 respectively. The Hurricane rebounded on Saturday, beating North Texas and Abilene Christian 6–3 and 10–0. The wins put the Hurricane’s overall record at 9–5 with their next tournament at home this upcoming weekend where they will play Northern Iowa; Creighton, Nebraska; and North Texas.
Football schedule announced
The University of Tulsa has announced the football schedule for the 2015 fall season, which includes home games against Florida Atlantic, Houston, Louisiana Monroe, Memphis, UCF and Navy. This will be the first season that the American conference uses a two-division set up for football, as Navy will become a football only member. Football season kicks off on Sept. 5 against old Conference-USA foe, Florida Atlantic, who beat the Hurricane last season.
The men’s tennis team traveled to Oklahoma State to play against the 32nd ranked Cowboys, losing narrowly 3–4. After the teams of Carlos Bautista, Alejandro Espejo and Or Ram-Harel, Juan Matias Gonzalez won their matches to take the doubles point, the Golden Hurricane could only take 2 points off the singles matches, while OSU was able to take the first 4 to win the match. Since the men’s Sunday game against Texas A&M was cancelled because of rain, their overall record sits at 6–5. The women also lost a close match 4–3 to OSU, their fourth straight, but bounced back with a dominating 7–0 win against Stephen F. Austin on Sunday afternoon.
Golf starts off with a 304
The men’s golf team shot a 304 on the first day of the Puerto Rico Classic, good enough for 15th place on the day. Senior Matt Mabrey leads the Hurricane, shooting a 71 (-1) on the day which was good enough for 11th on the individual side. The next two rounds will be played on Sunday and Monday, before the Golden Hurricane travel to Alabama for the Tiger Invitational. On the women’s side, they will play in the Westbrook Spring Invitational from Sunday–Monday, in Peoria, AZ.