News briefs: October 25, 2012
Published: Thursday, October 25, 2012
Updated: Thursday, October 25, 2012 00:10
Southern Miss to host C-USA Cross Country Championships
On Monday, Southern Miss will host the 2012 Conference USA Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships at Pine Belt International Golf Course in Moselle.
The Lady Eagles look to continue their campaign, in which they have recorded four top-three finishes as a team. Lady Eagle senior Stephanie Ledgerwood is the team number one runner. Ledgerwood is the two-time female cross country athlete of the week.
“We are excited to bring the championship to Hattiesburg,” Head Cross Country Coach Kevin Ondrasek said. “This gives us the opportunity to showcase one of the best conferences. It also gives our athletes a chance to run in front of the home crowd.”
The women’s race starts at 9 a.m. and the men’s race begins at 10 a.m. Southern Miss last hosted the championships in 2002.
Women’s soccer to wrap up season over the weekend
The Southern Miss women’s soccer team will conclude its season this weekend.
The Golden Eagles will host top 20 ranked UCF on Friday night, with the Eagles looking to contain the reigning offensive and defensive C-USA players of the week: Tishia Jewell and Ashley Nicol, respectively.
The Houston Cougars will then roll into town on the verge of clinching the final spot in the Conference USA Championship, which begins next week. Houston is coming off a 3-0 win over UTEP on Sunday.
The Lady Eagles (4-11-1) are on a nine game losing streak and are ranked 11th in Conference USA, with only UAB behind them.