Sports briefs for Sunday

Published 12:20 am Sunday, September 20, 2015

BEAUMONT – The perfect record remained intact at McDonald Gym after the Lamar University volleyball team swept the day with a 3-0 win (25-10, 25-19, 25-16) over Jackson State Saturday morning and a 3-1 win (25-22, 25-23, 14-25, 26-24) over Tulane in the nightcap, which gave the Cardinals the championship from the Cardinal Classic, second tournament win this season.
Lamar (10-4) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the match against Tulane (5-6), but the Green Wave mounted a comeback in the third set and made forced the Cardinals to make plays in the fourth set. Neither team ever took a lead bigger that three in the fourth set (10-7, TU), but once it was tied at 13-13, it was boxing match and both teams continued to force sideouts and never allowed a run of more than two.
After a service error that gave the Green Wave a 21-20 lead, the Cardinals called a timeout. Out of the break, Autumn Taylor and Cortney Moore stuffed Tea Juric to tie it up at 21-21. Moore’s tough play down the stretch turned her already fabulous weekend into a tournament most valuable player nod, and she was joined by all-tournament teammates Chelsea Grant and Lauren Stahlman.
For the tournament, Grant and Moore led all players with .448 and .407 hitting percentages, respectively. Moore averaged 2.56 kills a set and both Taylor and Grant averaged 3.09 a set. Lauren Stahlman was dominant at the libero position with a 5.18 digs per set mark, the next closest player to her was Tulane’s Lisa Mordell (3.09). She only accounted for one reception error through all 11 sets played.

NACOGDOCHES (AP) — Daniel Sams rushed for 164 yards and one touchdown and threw for 134 yards and another score as McNeese State defeated Stephen F. Austin 28-14 in Southland Conference play on Saturday night.
Sams broke for a 76-yard touchdown run with 6:05 left in the fourth quarter to give McNeese State (2-0, 2-0 Southland Conference) a 28-14 advantage and seal the win.
Kent Shelby had seven catches for 81 yards and one touchdown for the Cowboys.
Trailing 7-0, Stephen F. Austin (0-3, 0-1) scored twice to lead 14-7 in the first quarter. The Cowboys took over in the second quarter, scoring 14 points for a 21-14 halftime advantage, and shut out the Lumberjacks for the rest of the game.
Stephen F. Austin’s Hunter Taylor threw for 187 yards and two touchdowns.
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Darrell Robinson scored from 2-yards out midway through the third quarter and Eric Medina tacked on an insurance field goal with 1:34 left and Texas Southern topped Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 24-20 in a Southwestern Conference game Saturday night
Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-2, 0-1 SWAC) took a 10-0 lead and held a 13-7 advantage at intermission, but Robinson scored his first touchdown early in the second half to give Texas State a 14-13 lead.

Nicholas Woodfork scored less than a minute later to put the Golden Lions back on top, 20-14, but the Tigers (2-1, 1-1 SWAC) scored the final 10 points to secure the win.

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Robinson finished with 16 carries for 57 yards and two touchdowns for Texas Southern while Johnathan Bowen was 12 of 24 for 178 yards and a touchdown.