Monthly Archives: September 2009

Weekly ThunderSports Update


When the volleyball plays North Lake College at 7 p.m. at home tonight, the T-Ducks will look to improve to 3-0 in Metro Athletic Conference action.

Last week, the volleyball squad defeated Eastfield College, 25-12, 25-7, 25-19, and Mountain View College, 25-6, 25-5, 25-7. The T-Ducks also split two matches on Saturday, beating Western Texas College, 25-23 , 25-20 , 23-25 , 21-25 , 15-12, before falling to Navarro College, 25-18 , 25-12 , 25-20.

After tonight’s home match, The T-Ducks hit the road to play Brookhaven College at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1 and Tyler Junior College at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3.


The Richland College women’s soccer team combined to score 10 goals over a three-game span last week, finishing with a 2-0-1 record.

The T-Ducks, who beat Eastfield, 1-0, tied Cedar Valley College, 1-1, and defeated Johnson County Community College, 2-1, also moved up from No. 9 to No. 7 in the NJCAA Division III rankings released last week.

Against Eastfield, Kaylyn Settle of Mesquite scored a hat trick for Richland, which enters this week’s play with a 5-2-1 record. The T-Ducks will host Brookhaven at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29 before traveling to play Mountain View at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2.


In preparing for its tournament on Oct. 1-4, the Richland College men’s soccer team, led by Fernando Garza of Garland, won both of its games last week.

The T-Ducks (4-3-1) edged Ranger College, 2-1, on Sept. 23 and defeated San Jacinto College-South, 5-3, on Sept. 26.

Garza scored three goals and added an assist in the two games. Richland, which dropped from No. 9 to No. 12 in the NJCAA Division III rankings last week, is scheduled to play Lincoln Land at 7 p.m. on Friday and Jefferson at 11 a.m. on Sunday in tournament.

Settle gets hat trick in women's soccer win; T-Ducks move to 2-0 in MAC play, No. 7 in NJCAA ranking

Kaylyn Settle of Mesquite scored a hat trick while leading the Richland College soccer team to an 8-0 home victory over Eastfield College in Metro Athletic Conference action on Tuesday.

Adding goals for the T-Ducks were Cassie Hoard of Richardson, Regina Martinez of Garland, Carrie Mendoz of Carrollton, Yanira Arteaga of Mesquite and Chelsea Palmer of Plano.

The win moves Richland (4-2), which moved from No. 9 to No. 7 in the latest NJCAA Division III rankings, to 2-0 in MAC play.

The T-Ducks will try to improve to 3-0 in conference action in a road game at 7 p.m. on Friday against Cedar Valley College.

Spruille leads volleyball team to win in MAC opener

Sophomore outside hitter Nicole Spruille led a balanced attack for the Richland College volleyball team in a 25-14, 25-23, 25-15 victory in the T-Ducks’ Metro Athletic Conference opener at home on Monday.

Spruille of Tatum finished the match with 10 kills and 10 digs while teammates Ca’trina Burch of Garland and Serita Ingram of Longview also each had 10 kills.

Brittany Hood of Mesquite led the T-Ducks in digs with 11 while Rachel Pinson of Rowlett finished with a team-high 30 assists.

The T-Ducks will look to improve to 2-0 in MAC play when they host Mountain View College at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23


Coach Zelda Smith and her Richland College volleyball team hasn’t backed down from stiff competition this season.

Playing many NJCAA Division I teams, including all of their opponents in a tournament over the weekend, the NJCAA Division III T-Ducks are proving that they will be a hard team to beat in Metro Athletic Conference play.

Richland College opens MAC action with a home game at 7 p.m. today against Eastfield.

Over the weekend, the T-Ducks lost their three hard fought matches to Division I foes North Central Texas (25-23, 25-17), Wharton Junior College (26-24, 25-23) Midland College (25-23, 25-15) and San Jacinto College-Central (25-11, 25-21), which is the No. 10-ranked NJCAA Division I team.

Richland entered the weekend having defeated Jarvis Christian College, 25-20, 25-21, 25-7, on Thursday, Sept. 17.

Volleyball team enters weekend play with a victory, 4-4 record

The volleyball team lost to Hill College in four sets on Sept. 10 and fell to Panola College in three sets on Sept. 15 before bouncing right back to get a victory over Jarvis Christian College.

Against Jarvis Christian College, the T-Ducks won 25-20, 25-21, 25-7. After winning the first set, 25-13, against Hill College, Richland lost the match’s final three sets, 25-19, 25-21 and 25-21. Panola College defeated the T-Ducks, 25-13, 25-13 and 26-24.

The T-Ducks (4-4) are scheduled to be in Gainesville, Texas this weekend for the NCTC Invitational Tournament. Richland College plays two home matches next against Eastfield College at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21 and against Mountain View College at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Men's soccer team plays to a tie against Mountain View

Richland College men’s soccer team kicked off its Metro Athletic Conference play with a 2-2 tie against Mountain View College on Wednesday.

Luis Salas of Dallas scored a goal and had an assist for the T-Ducks, who also received a goal from Tarik Ksourou of France and an assist from Jacob Oldham of The Colony.

Salas leads the T-Ducks in scoring with six points – two goals and two assists.

Richland College, which is ranked No. 9 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, has a 2-2-1 are record. The T-Ducks are scheduled to travel to play Tyler Junior College at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 before hosting Ranger College at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Volleyball team playing .500 ball to start season

Richland College’s volleyball team enters this weekend with a .500 record on the early season.

The T-Ducks opened the season with a 25-12, 25-7, 25-19 victory over Eastfield College, a 25-7, 25-17, 31-29 loss to Vernon College and a 25-22, 25-23, 17-25, 28-26 loss to North Central Texas College.

Richland rebound from its 1-2 start to season by winning two of its last three matches, defeating Heston College, 25-15, 25-21, 25-18 and Southwestern Adventist, 25-5, 25-18, 25-12 before falling to Hill College, 23-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-21, on Thursday, Sept. 10.