San Antonio – Four St. Mary’s University Rattlers had 10 or more kills, but St. Edward’s University held off a strong challenge by the Rattlers for a 25-19, 23-25, 25-20, 25-21 victory in Heartland Conference volleyball action Saturday afternoon at the Recreation and Convocation Center. In women’s soccer action, the Rattlers also fell to St. Edward’s, 3-0 at St. Mary’s University Soccer Field.

The match was tight in all four sets, with 34 ties and 19 lead changes, including 14 ties and five lead changes in the third set alone. In the fourth set, the Rattlers took a 14-11 lead, only to fall behind 17-15. Again the Rattlers came back and took an 18-17 lead. However, St. Edward’s finished the match with a 5-2 run to take the match.

Katelyn Kershner (Jr., San Antonio) led the Rattlers with 13 kills and 17 digs. Luisa Rodriguez (Jr., Belo Horizonte, Brazil) added 11 kills and 15 digs. Defensively, Stephanie Flores (Jr., San Antonio) had a team-best 19 digs.

With the loss, the Rattlers wrapped up the 2009 season with a 7-22 overall record and a 6-8 mark in Heartland Conference play. SEU improved to 21-10 and 12-2.

For the women’s soccer team, Mari Edwards (Fr., Apex, N.C.) kept the Rattlers in the game against the Hilltoppers. SEU took an early 1-0 lead when Brianna Hinnekamp found the net on a shot across the penalty area in the 17th minute. That would be all the scoring in the first half. In the second half, the Rattlers had their chance to tie the game when a penalty kick was called at the 49:32 mark. However, goalkeeper Claire Tilton stopped Sarah Linares’ (Sr., San Antonio) kick to preserve the shutout. Just 1:15 later, Kim Abbott headed a loose ball into the Rattler net to give the Hilltoppers a 2-0 lead.

With the loss, the Rattlers ended the 2009 season with a 4-14-1 overall record and a 4-8-0 mark in Heartland Conference play. SEU improved to 15-3-1, 10-2-0.

 Women’s Soccer
 St. Edward’s (15-3-1, 10-2-0) vs. St. Mary’s (Texas) (4-14-1, 4-8-0)
 Date: Nov 07, 2009  Attendance: 250
 Weather: Partly Cloudy and Fair

 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 St. Edward’s……..  1  2 –  3
 St. Mary’s (Texas)..  0  0 –  0
  1.  16:06 SEUWS Brianna Hinnenkamp (7) (unassisted) – Shot from near side just inside the post far side
  2.  50:47 SEUWS Kim Abbott (9) (unassisted) – Header off loose ball over GK hands
  3.  88:45 SEUWS Kelly Servage (10) (Kim Abbott) – Cross touched in

 Shots: St. Edward’s 28, St. Mary’s (Texas) 2
 Saves: St. Edward’s 2 (Claire Tilton 2), St. Mary’s (Texas) 12 (Mari Edwards 12)

St. Edward’s def. St. Mary’s (Texas) 25-19,23-25,25-20,25-21

St. Mary’s (Texas) (7-22, 6-8 HC) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Katelyn Kershner 13-0-2; Kirsten Chapman 11-0-3; Luisa Rodriguez 11-0-0; Kori McCarver 11-1-3; Stephanie Crowell 6-0-4; Adrianna Keys 2-0-1; Allie Murray 1-1-0; Sondra Cui 0-1-0; Totals 55-3-7.0. (Assists) – Sondra Cui 23; Allie Murray 22. (Dig leaders) – Stephanie Flores 19; Katelyn Kershner 17; Luisa Rodriguez 15; Sondra Cui 9; Allison Avalos 8

St. Edward’s (21-10, 12-2 HC) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Meredith Bard 11-0-0; Courtney Trevino 11-0-0; Ale’tra Ware 9-0-2; Lindy Luleff 8-2-1; Pam Osborn 7-0-4; Ashley Vander Hey 6-2-2; Allison Ralston 0-1-0; Laura Colley 0-1-0; Chelsea Barsamian 0-1-0; Michelle Hundt 0-1-0; Totals 52-8-6.0. (Assists) – Chelsea Barsamian 24; Allison Ralston 22. (Dig leaders) – Michelle Hundt 20; Ashley Vander Hey 9; Courtney Trevino 9

Site: Austin, Texas (RCC)
Date: Nov 07, 2009   Attend: 122   Time: 1:48   
Referees: Debbie Anika, Jeff Kushaney

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