Women’s soccer wins two
The women’s soccer team opened up their spring season this past week in Dallas, beating Northwestern State and North Texas in the opening double-header. The women will play at home this Saturday against Northeastern State before traveling to Norman, to take on OU on Saturday night.
Spring football begins
This past Sunday the Golden Hurricane football team began their first of fifteen spring practices. Three of these will occur before Spring Break, with the remain ing 12 leading up to the Annual Spring Game on April 18. Montgomery had this to say: “Our guys worked extremely hard in our off-season conditioning workouts, and now it’s time to get on the field and install our system. . . . We’re looking forward to having the opportunity to put them through our drills and get involved in our schemes, as well as being able to evaluate our strengths and weaknesses on both sides of the ball.”
The women’s rowing team opened up their season with a scrimmage against the University of Kansas in Catoosa, Okla. on Friday and Saturday. The first day consisted of time trials to determine lineup and work on racing skills. Saturday’s event, four 1500 meter pieces (races).
The Tulsa 1st Varsity 8+ and Tulsa 2nd Varsity 8+ won the first three pieces, with Kansas coming from behind to win the final piece. “All in all it was a very strong weekend for both our teams,” head coach Kevin Harris said. “I felt the Golden Hurricane made some positive strides and are in a good place. Truthfully, it was great just to be on the water with perfect weather after three very cold weeks. We also enjoyed the competitive atmosphere of having KU in Catoosa and we appreciate them making the trip.”
The women’s tennis team fell to the Owls of Rice 4–0 on Sunday afternoon. The women struggled to gain any traction against the Owls. Their record sits at 9–7 for the season. The men’s team fell to UCLA 5–0 in California, after beating USC and Pepperdine. Or Ram-Harel was named the American Athletics Conference Tennis Player of the Week for his contribution to TU’s historic win over USC, beating the sixth best player in the country, Yannick Hanfmann.
Softball splits New Mexico
The Golden Hurricane softball team split the New Mexico State Round Robin this weekend, crushing North Dakota 18–3 and falling to New Mexico State 12–10. In their first game against North Dakota, all ten TU players scored with junior Kaitlin Allen and freshman Shelby Estocado both driving in three as Hurricane mercied North Dakota in only five innings. Against New Mexico State, the Hurricane were forced to attempt a late rally, down 12–8 in the seventh. After Estocado hit a two-run homer, to bring the score within two, the next two Golden Hurricane batters were retired, ending the late bid. Tulsa will return to action on Tuesday in Arkansas.
Clark sixth Player of the Year
Ashley Clark was named the American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Sixth Player of the Year, as well as being named to the all-conference second team. Clark started in just 15 out of 29 games, but still tallied 24 double-digit points games, six double-digit rebounding efforts and six double-doubles.
Women upset in Uncasville
The Golden Hurricane women’s basketball team was upset by Tulane in the American Athletic Conference Tournament on Saturday 71–53. Ashley Clark led the Golden Hurricane with 23 points, including 19 in the second half. Tulsa was the third seed in the conference and Tulane the sixth. With the loss the Hurricane’s record sits at 17–13 and the chances at making it into the NCAA tournament on March 16 look slim at best.