MSU SPORTS NOTEBOOK
MSU-Georgia game time set for 6 p.m., set for TV broadcast on Fox Sports
Mississippi State’s Sept. 25 football game against Georgia is scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. (CT) and will be broadcast by Fox Sports, the Southeastern Conference announced Monday.
A full list of Fox Sports channels carrying the game will be available on MStateAthletics.com.
Every Mississippi State football game this season will be televised, as it was announced earlier the Bulldogs’ game at Houston will be broadcast by CBS College Sports and kick off at 7 p.m.
MSU volleyball visits USM for final non-conference matchup
Mississippi State was to close out its regular season non-conference volleyball schedule Tuesday in Hattiesburg, when the Bulldogs take on the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in a 7 p.m. match at Reed Green Coliseum.
It’s the first of two instate road matches this week for the Bulldogs (8-2), who open their 20-match Southeastern Conference schedule Sunday with a 1 p.m. regionally televised (Cox Sports TV) match at Ole Miss.
Today’s match against the defending Conference USA champion Lady Golden Eagles (6-4) s is the first in the state for the Bulldogs since hosting and winning the MSU Maroon Classic August 27-28 at the Newell-Grissom Building.
The Bulldogs saw their season-opening run of seven consecutive wins snapped last weekend in Carbondale, Ill., when Southern Illinois topped State in the opening round of the SIU Saluki Invitational.
The seven-match win streak ranks as the fourth-longest season-opening and overall win streak at MSU.
Junior outside hitter Caitlin Rance (Kingwood, Texas), who leads the club and ranks second in the SEC with 136 total kills through 10 matches, registered 32 kills and 24 digs on the weekend and notched her third consecutive all-tournament team designation.
Senior middle blocker Ashley Newsome (Florence, Ala.) stands third in the SEC averaging 1.26 blocks per set and 10th with a 3.24 kills-per-set average.
Among MSU’s all-time career leaders, Newsome ranks sixth with 60 solos, fifth with 252 block assists and seventh with 312 total blocks.
Freshman outside hitter Dani McCree (Rialto, Calif.) drew her second and third career starts during the SIU tournament, registering 23 kills and five blocks, while two-time SEC Freshman of the Week Paris Perret (Frisco, Texas) finished the weekend with 95 assists, raising her team-leading assist total to 338, third-most in the SEC.
MSU holds a 40-12 all-time series lead over Southern Miss, though the Golden Eagles have claimed wins in the last two meetings and have evenly split the last 10 MSU-USM volleyball matchups.
Former Bulldog Moore nabs Carolina League honor
Former Mississippi State baseball standout Tyler Moore has been honored as the Carolina League’s 2010 Player of the Year.
The Brandon, Miss., native, who starred at first base for the Bulldogs in 2008, hit .269 with 135 hits this season for the Potomac Nationals.
Moore paced the Class A Carolina League with 43 doubles, 111 RBI, a .552 slugging percentage and a franchise-record 31 home runs. His team continues its postseason play this week in the Carolina League’s championship series.
Moore enjoyed a remakable finish to his 2010 professional baseball season, hitting .346 with 22 home runs and 71 RBI over 64 games since the Carolina League’s midseason all-star break. Moore, who played at
Meridian Community College in 2006 and 2007, was drafted in the 16th-round and signed with the Washington Nationals following his junior season at State in 2008.
MSU Lady Netters earn key wins on final day at SEC Coaches’ Classic
AUBURN, Ala. - State’s women’s tennis team concluded their final day of action with several wins at the SEC Fall Coaches’ Classic Sunday.
Mississippi State earned four victories in six singles matches on the day. In Flight 1B, State junior Olesya Tsigvintseva defeated Alexus Coats of LSU in a thrilling third-set super tiebreaker 6-4, 6-7(5), 1-0(8).
Meanwhile, Lady Bulldog junior Mariia Ryzhova fell to Auburn’s Emily Newton 6-3, 6-3 in Flight 2B. Danielle Terpko, a State sophomore, defeated Caitlin McGraw of Kentucky 6-4, 6-1 in Flight 4A competition.
Another shining moment for Mississippi State was freshman Roseline Dion. Hailing from Repenghny, Quebec, Canada, Dion gained her first victory as a Lady Bulldog, rolling past Kentucky’s Marni Venter in Flight 4B 6-0, 6-3. Also, Lady Bulldog junior Jordan Zachary was victorious in Flight 5A as she ousted Kentucky sophomore Elle Coldiron 6-1, 6-3.
Senior Elizabeth Hall dropped a straight-set affair to Florida’s Brittany Borsanyi in Flight 5B and rookie Vivian Pietraroia did not compete on the final day of play.
The Lady Bulldogs will return to action Friday, September 24, when they travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the Roberta Alison Invite.
Women’s Golf enters final day of Duramed Cougar Classic
Mississippi State’s women’s golf team fired a second-round score of 621on Monday to remain19th overall at the Duramed Cougar Classic in Charleston, S.C.
Seniors Erika Thornton and Mallory Batson and freshman Esther Huffman all improved their scores from the first round. Batson fired a 3-over-par 75, which was five strokes better than her score yesterday, while Thornton shot a 76, a one-stroke improvement.
Huffman bettered her opening-round score by three strokes, firing a 77.
Sophomore Maria Roos kept her pace from yesterday, knocking a 78 for. Freshman Mary Langdon Gallagher rounded out the Lady Dawgs’ contingent with an 85.
Overall, the Lady Bulldogs bettered their opening-round score by nine strokes to land just outside of the top 10 for the round.
MSU tees off the final round at 7:30 a.m. CT Tuesday.