Cards set to host Southeastern Louisiana in conference opener

Cards set to host Southeastern Louisiana in conference opener

Lamar football looks for its third consecutive win over Southeastern Louisiana as they host the Lions on Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. to open the Southland Conference portion of their schedule. The athletic department is offering a family package for this afternoon game with four tickets, four hot dogs, four drinks and four candies for $70. Call (409) 880-1715.

Lamar is coming off a 31-0 non-conference win over Langston College, and SELA comes to Beaumont after upsetting No. 17 McNeese State last weekend, 25-24. SELA also leads the all-time series, 4-3, and this marks the first time that the Lions have played in Beaumont since 1967.

The game will be broadcast live on Southland Conference Television, which is Time Warner 870 (digital service) and 15 (regular cable). It can also be listened to on 560 AM, KLVI radio.

Men’s golf

The Cards finished eighth on Sept. 24 at the Windon Memorial Classic from Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Ill. with a team total of 50-over 902. Ohio State won the team title with an 881.

Stephane Dubois led Lamar in scoring with a 7-over 220 to tie for 12th place. John Callahan of Northwestern won individual medalist honors at 1-under 212.

Other LU golfers were Luke Jerling (225, T84), Erik Knudsen (225, T84), Marc Dobias (232, T50) and Gustaf Burenstam (240, T68).

Softball

For the first time since 1987, the Lady Cards took to the softball field when they hosted Texas Woman’s University at Ford Fields on Sept. 22 in Beaumont. The doubleheader of fall exhibition games marked the first two contests for Lamar as they tied 6-6 in Game 1 and won 8-5 in Game 2.“I saw some good things and some things we need to work on,” said first-year coach Holly Bruder. “It’s good to get these first two games under our belt.”

No official statistics were kept, but Bruder mentioned that some players really stood out.

“Stephanie Meeuwsen really hit the heck out of the ball,” Bruder said. “Marissa LeJune also did a good job at the plate. I saw some good things from our starting pitchers, Tina Schulz and Shannon Millman were strong.”

Lamar returns to action at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28 when it hosts Northwood in a single game at Ford Park. Admission to all home games this fall is free.Women’s golf

Senior Julie Aime won her third career individual victory at the ULM Fred Marx Invitational by one stroke Sept. 25 in Monroe, La. Aime finished with a 2-under-par total of 214. As a team, Lamar posted its third straight round of 300 to finish in fourth place with a 54-hole total of 900 (+36). Southern Miss won the team title with an 894 total (+30).

Other Lady Card golfers that competed were Nghi Nov (223, T5), Taylor Stockton (231, T30), Katelyn McDougal (234, T40) and Lauren Van Gerven (235, T48).

The Lady Cardinals will continue their fall season at the ORU Shootout from Meadowbrook Golf Club in Tulsa, Okla., on Oct. 1-2.

Soccer

The Lady Cards dropped both games in the UC Riverside Tournament last weekend in California, losing 4-0 to UC Davis and 2-1 to host UC Riverside.

LU (4-6-1) will open conference play Sept. 28 in Lake Charles at McNeese State at 7 p.m. before hosting Nicholls on Sept. 30 at 1 p.m.Volleyball

LU volleyball dropped to 1-3 overall in SLC play as they lost two home games over the weekend to Northwestern State (3-2) and Stephen F. Austin (3-1). The Lady Cards (9-9) will next travel to McNeese State on Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. and Oral Roberts on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.

Cross country

Sam Stabler became the third Lamar runner to be honored as the SLC Athlete of the Week after the Leicester, England native picked up his first win of the season at the LSU Invitational on Sept. 15 in Baton Rouge, La. Stabler clocked an 8,000-meter time of 25:51.7.

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