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Women’s tennis gets tough win over Bradley, is now 2-2 in conference play

Women’s tennis gets tough win over Bradley, is now 2-2 in conference play

By Jonathan Thompson
April 10, 2017
Filed under Tennis

SIU women's tennis used its momentum from Saturday's win against ISU to beat Bradley 4-3 Sunday. The Salukis have now evened out their record from 0-2 in conference, to 2-2. Seniors Ana Sofia Cordero and Xiwei Cai won the first doubles match at position one 6-1, followed by junior Athena Chrysanthou...

Saluki softball avoids sweep at Cedar Falls

Saluki softball avoids sweep at Cedar Falls

By Gabriella Scibetta
April 9, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

SIU ended a close three-game-series against the Panthers with a final score of 7-6. SIU avoided another conference loss with a strong start, but was given a challenge against Northern Iowa Sunday. The Salukis began the first inning with runners in scoring position because of a limited strike...

Women’s tennis beats ISU for first win in conference play

Women’s tennis beats ISU for first win in conference play

By Gabriella Scibetta
April 8, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis

SIU women's tennis won its third conference match against Illinois State University with a final score of 4-3 Saturday. The Salukis battled in just two doubles matches instead of three and five single matches instead of the normal six, as Illinois State had an injured sixth player. With their...

Saluki softball’s offense goes dormant in doubleheader sweep to UNI

Saluki softball’s offense goes dormant in doubleheader sweep to UNI

April 8, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

In its three games last weekend at Illinois State, Saluki softball scored 26 runs. So far this weekend, no such repeat is in progress. SIU could only muster a combined seven hits Saturday, dropping both ends of a doubleheader to UNI in Cedar Falls. Panther freshman pitcher Jaci Spencer (8-5) held the...

Wichita State set to depart Missouri Valley for American Athletic Conference

Wichita State set to depart Missouri Valley for American Athletic Conference

By Sean Carley
April 7, 2017
Filed under Sports

Arguably the prime athletic school in the Missouri Valley Conference is leaving for a new home. Wichita State will leave the MVC at the end of this academic year to join the American Athletic Conference as a non-football member in 2017-18, as first reported by Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated. The...

Tennis freshman talks first and last semester at SIU

Tennis freshman talks first and last semester at SIU

By Jonathan Thompson
April 5, 2017
Filed under Tennis

One week after moving half-way across the globe to pursue his love of tennis, Param Pun learned that his tennis team would soon be no more. "It was a shock for me," said the freshman from Chandigarh, India, who started playing for the SIU men's tennis team in January on a full ride scholarship. The...

Salukis sluggish in loss to Austin Peay

Salukis sluggish in loss to Austin Peay

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
April 4, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The SIU baseball team seemed to be running on empty as the Salukis mustered only one hit Tuesday night in a 4-0 home loss to non-conference opponent Austin Peay. Freshman pitcher Henry Boeckmann took the mound for his second start of the season Tuesday night. Boeckmann pitched well in his first...

Massa wins MVC Newcomer of the Week

Massa wins MVC Newcomer of the Week

By Sean Carley
April 4, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

SIU softball freshman Katelyn Massa was named the Missouri Valley Conference's Newcomer of the Week on Monday after arguably the best weekend of her young career. Massa went 7-for-14 over the weekend with seven RBIs and two home runs, all team bests. Her weekend raised her average 45 points, from...

SIU sweeps weekend series with win against Evansville

SIU sweeps weekend series with win against Evansville

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
April 2, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Saluki baseball completed the sweep of its weekend series against Evansville Sunday with an 8-3 win. Southern jumped on the board in the bottom of the first when junior second baseman Connor Kopach scored from second base on junior first baseman Logan Blackfan's RBI single to take a 1-0 lead. Evansville...

Harre’s grand slam gives SIU series win over ISU

Harre’s grand slam gives SIU series win over ISU

By Sean Carley
April 2, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

Saluki softball's offensive burst from Saturday's doubleheader continued into Sunday, but it didn't show itself until the final inning. Senior first baseman Shaye Harre's seventh-inning grand slam proved to be the difference, as SIU defeated Illinois State in the decisive third game of the series...

Saluki baseball defeats Evansville in walk-off fashion

Saluki baseball defeats Evansville in walk-off fashion

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
April 1, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

SIU baseball claimed its second win in as many days Saturday thanks to a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to best Evansville 5-2. The game had a similar feel to Friday night's game in the early innings, with a pitcher's duel once again stifling hitters on both teams. The...

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