Bruin Blitz 10/21-10/27

Men’s Soccer (5-8-2)

10/22 @ James Madison

Despite a strong first half, the men’s soccer team fell to James Madison in a 2-0 contest Tuesday evening.

Both goals for the Dukes came in the second half as they led the shot-on-goal column 7-1.

Sophomore Alfred Edmonds recorded a game-high four shots.

10/26 vs. Buffalo

After dropping the past five games, the Bruins snapped their losing streak with a 1-0 victory against the Buffalo Bulls Saturday evening at Rose Park. The lone goal of the match came in the 39th minute from sophomore Alfred Edmonds with the unassisted goal off a deflection. Edmonds led the team with four shots on the night.

Freshman keeper Grayson Rector recorded his fourth shutout of the year.

“We have been struggling a little bit. I feel like we have gradually come together over the past two games,” Rector said. “But we’re having fun. We’re playing as a team and not giving up.”

Women’s Soccer (6-8-2, 4-4-1 OVC)

10/25 @ Eastern Kentucky

The women’s soccer team defeated Eastern Kentucky in a 2-1 overtime victory Friday evening.

After the Colonels took the lead in the 31st minute, senior Katie Proud found the equalizer in the 51st minute, which would help send the game to overtime.

Sophomore Sydney Omweg scored the game-winning goal six minutes into overtime off a rebound from junior Meredith Martin on the corner kick.

10/27 @ Morehead State

The Bruins notched its second consecutive victory with a 1-0 shutout over Morehead State on Sunday. The lone goal of the match came from senior Katie Proud in the 80th minute. Senior keeper Nicole Barner recorded four saves to earn the shutout.

Belmont improved to 4-4-1 in conference play and will finish out the season on Friday against Tennessee Tech.

Women’s Tennis

The Bruins wrapped up their fall schedule this past weekend at the Red Wolf Invitational hosted by Arkansas State in Jonesboro, Ark.

In singles, Laura Van Eeckhoudt won the Flight 2 Consolation Bracket after defeating Ari Baza of Southern Illinois in the consolation semifinals and Kristina Horsikyan of Central Arkansas in the finals. Abbie Mather reached the finals of the Flight 3 Consolation Bracket. She lost in the first round to Julie Gauguery of Arkansas State, but then beat Ekaterina Donetskova of SE Missouri State in the consolation semifinals 7-5, 1-6, 6-3. However, Mather fell in the consolation finals to Polina Dozortseva of Southern Illinois 6-2, 6-0. In Flight 5, Maddie Gilley won her opening round match over Maya Smith of SE Missouri State 7-5, 6-4, but fell to Sofia Krsmanovic of Arkansas State in the quarterfinals 6-2, 7-6.

Volleyball (14-12, 7-3 OVC)

10/25 v. Tennessee Tech

After holding a four match winning streak coming into Friday night’s contest against Tennessee Tech, the Belmont Bruins scraped by the Golden Eagles in four sets Friday night. “I don’t want to say that we took them for granted, but it didn’t take much relaxing for that to happen and maybe we remembered a little too much of winning at their place easily and weren’t prepared for the battle that tonight turned into,” coach Deane Webb said.

TTU has now lost six consecutive matches.

Senior libero Jamie Lundstrom led the Bruins in digs (17) and Jocelyn Youngdahl led in kills (12).

10/26 v. Jacksonville State

The Bruins concluded their four-match home stand with a victory in straight sets 25-23, 25-13 and 25-14.

The win gives Belmont a six-game winning streak.

“We played them very close the last time we played them. And this time we played really closely with them on one set but were able to keep in control the other two sets,” said coach Deane Webb, “I would say especially offensively, we got everything done that we were supposed to get done. I’m very proud of the way we played.”

Women’s Golf

The women’s golf team finished in 12th place at this week’s Blue Raider Invitational where the Bruins shot a team score of 309 in Tuesday’s final round with a 54-hole score of 931.

Junior Evin Edens tied for 14th place with a score of 226, shooting a career-low 73 in round two and posted a 74 in Tuesday’s round. Freshman Abbie Gregory tied for 38th place with a three-round score of 232, scoring a 78 in the final round.

–Staff writers Courtney Martinez and Gracie Helms contributed to this report. 

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