Notes & Quotes
At the Winthrow Invitational, in air rifle, junior Maren Prediger
paced the Mountaineers with a 598 score, one short of her season and career high … junior Ziva Dvorsak
(597), sophomore Garrett Spurgeon
(594) and junior Taylor Ciotola
(590) all shot season highs in the gun … Dvorsak and Spurgeon’s scores also were career highs … Spurgeon paced the smallbore team, shooting 587 … the victory over Memphis boosted the Mountaineers’ record on the road to 3-0 … Dvorsak won both guns at Memphis, pacing the team in smallbore (588) and air rifle (596) … she shared the top air rifle spot with Prediger (596) … Spurgeon shot 594 in air rifle for the second consecutive match, coming in third … sophomore Patrick Sunderman
shot a season- and career-high 591 in air rifle … senior Daniel Sojka
came in third in smallbore against the Tigers, shooting a season high 584 … Sunderman (581) and Spurgeon (580) placed fourth and fifth … the Mountaineers will return to the WVU Rifle Range on Feb. 6, competing against No. 2 Alaska-Fairbanks … that same weekend, the team will play host to No. 1 Kentucky on Feb. 8.
This Week in Gymnastics
The Mountaineers (2-3) stay at home and play host to George Washington and Towson at the WVU Coliseum on Sunday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m., in the second-annual “Wendy M. Roach Invitational” … the invitational, named after former WVU gymnast and current graduate assistant Nicole Roach’s mother, is a “Pink Meet” to promote breast cancer awareness … all fans are encouraged to wear pink, and the team will accept sundry item donations for Morgantown’s Betty Puskar Breast Care Center.
Last Week in Gymnastics
The Mountaineers opened their 2014 home season with a 195.425-195.4 victory over NC State on Jan. 26 at the Coliseum … WVU tallied season highs on all but uneven bars and scored team wins on vault (48.925-48.875) and bars (48.725-48.55) … the Wolfpack (4-3, 2-1 EAGL) earned wins on beam (48.875-48.8) and floor (49.1-48.975) … senior Hope Sloanhoffer
finished first overall with a season-best 39.35 score … she also won vault (9.85), bars (9.825) and floor (9.9) … her floor score matched her career high … freshman Alexa Goldberg
, the reigning Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, tied for the bars win, while junior Beth Deal
won beam with a season-best 9.85 showing.
Notes & Quotes
WVU trailed 146.525-146.45 going into the fourth rotation, but three career-best floor scores helped push the team to victory … in addition to Sloanhoffer’s career high, Goldberg scored 9.825 and finished fourth, while junior Dayah Haley
tallied 9.8 and placed seventh … freshman Nicolette Swoboda
scored 38.8 and finished second overall … she also placed third on vault with a 9.8 … Lawrence placed fourth on bars with a season-high 9.725 … senior Erica Smith
tallied a season-best 9.8 on beam and placed second … WVU improved to 25-14 over NCSU … the Mountaineers own a 45-1 series advantage over GW and a 18-10 advantage over Towson.
This Week in Tennis
The West Virginia University tennis team travels to Marshall on Saturday, Feb. 1, to take on the Thundering Herd at 1 p.m.
Last Week in Tennis
The Mountaineers (0-2) fell to Liberty, 6-1, at the Charleston Indoor Racquet Club on Jan. 25.
Notes & Quotes
The freshmen tandem of Kaja Mrgole
and Oana Manole
tallied its second doubles win of the season, defeating the Flames’ Valerie Thong and Brittany Yang, 6-3 … sophomore Hailey Barrett
recorded her first victory in singles play this spring, downing Rebekah Jenkins, 6-0, 6-1.
Coach Miha Lisac: “I thought we gave ourselves an opportunity in doubles but came up short at set point. That makes a big difference for the rest of the matches. Liberty fought well and is a tough team. We didn’t play consistently enough to win.”