Monthly Archives: September 2008

Men's soccer squad wins third in four games

Diego Alvarado, Bennie Bardales and Anthony Stryk each scored their first goal of the season to lead the Richland College men’s soccer team past Cedar Valley College, 5-2, on Wednesday.

Also scoring for the T-Ducks were Jonathon Benitez and Mango Dekaulet, who leads the No. 13-ranked NJCAA Division III team with five goals.

Wednesday’s win was the third in four games for Richland.  

Volleyball team beats Cedar Valley College; now 1-1 in conference play

For the second time this season, the Richland College volleyball team beat Cedar Valley College, taking a 25-15, 25-18, 25-21 victory on Thursday.

The win is Richland’s second of the season and followed a 25-16, 25-14, 25-9 loss to Brookhaven in the T-Ducks home-opener on Monday.

Richland is now 1-1 in Metro-Athletic Conference action.

Rhonda Ivey finished with 25 assists and Amanda White had 11 kills, 11 digs and 3.5 blocks to lead Richland past Cedar Valley College.

Richland women's soccer team blanks Eastfield in victory

The Richland College women’s soccer team got off to a great start in Metro-Athletic Conference play on Tuesday at home, crushing Eastfield, 6-0.

“This is a good way to start off in the conference with a win,” T-Duck coach Scott Toups said after a game in which the offense controlled majority of the game. “We wanted to set the tone early. This is a big win.”

The T-Ducks, who scored three goals in each half, were led by LeeAndrea Morton’s (Plano) three scores and one assist.

Also scoring for Richland were Lauren Manning (Garland), who found the net for the third game in a row and also had two assists, Alyssa Phillips (Wylie) and Dayanna Cordero (Dallas).

Richland’s next game is on Friday at Brookhaven.

Richland College women's soccer team loses in final minutes to Navarro College

Two free kicks were the difference in the Richland College women’s soccer team nearly beating a tough Navarro College at home on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

After holding a 1-0 lead, thanks to a Lauren Manning (Garland, Texas) goal from around 35 yards out, Richland – ranked No. 4 in NJCAA Division III – committed two costly penalties that led to the two decisive free kicks.

On both occasions, Navarro College – ranked No. 6 in NJCAA Division I – was around 30 yards away from the goal. The first score flew just over the reach of the T-Ducks goalkeeper midway through the second half and the second goal, which happened with less than two minutes left in the game, was thanks to a deflection.

“We are playing much better than we were a month ago. This is a great, great team we played,” Richland College coach Scott Toups said. “To be in this game says a lot about the way we are playing right now.”

This loss is the second on the season to Navarro and drops Richland to 2-2-1 on a season in which the T-Ducks have played all NJCAA Division I competition thus far.

Up next for Richland is a home game at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12 against Johnson County Community College.      

Men's soccer team loses against Tyler JC; women tie Cisco JC
Tyler Junior College proved to be too much for the Richland College men’s soccer team as the T-Ducks lost 2-0 on Friday, Sept. 5 in their only game of the week.

The T-Ducks’ will next hit the road to play Mountain View College at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 before playing their first regular season home game at 7 p.m. against Johnson County Community College on Friday, Sept. 12 against.

In the Richland College women’s only game of the week, the T-Ducks played Cisco Junior College to 1-1 tie to bring their record to 2-1-1 on the season.

The women’s next game is the first of two home games. First the T-Ducks host Navarro Junior College at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 before taking on Johnson County Community College at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12.


Volleyball team wins first match of the season over weekend
The Richland College volleyball team won its first match of the young season over the weekend in the Vernon College tournament, beating Cedar Valley College 25-16, 25-12.

In the T-Ducks’ other tournament matches, they lost a tough matches to Hesston College (18-25, 25-20, 15-3) and Clarendon College (25-21, 25-20), along with a defeat to Navarro College (25-18, 25-18).

Middle blocker Amanda White, who leads Richland College in kills finished the tournament with 35, while teammates Jocelyn Brown had 38 digs and Ronda Ivey had 66 assists.

As of Saturday, Sept. 6, White led the NJCAA Division III in kills, averaging 3.824 a game, while Brown was tops in digs with an 6.059 average per game.

Richland College volleyball fans will get their first chance to see the T-Ducks play in their home-opener at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22.