Monthly Archives: October 2010

Volleyball team wins back-to-back matches

Richland College’s volleyball team ended regular season play on a winning note on Monday, Oct. 25 when the T-Ducks defeated Cedar Valley College, 25-19, 25-19, 25-14.

The win followed another victory over Mountain View College, 25-18, 25-10, 15-17, on Thursday, Oct. 21. The T-Ducks have won five out of their past nine matches.

Men's soccer team one win away from a national tournament bert

At 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30 at home, the Richland College men’s soccer team will play the winner of today’s Mountain View-Cisco contest for a berth to the NJCAA Division III National Tournament in Herkimer, NY on Nov. 11-14.

The T-Ducks, ranked No. 2 in the country among NJCAA Division III teams, enter Saturday’s game with a 10-3 record. Richland is looking to win its sixth national championship and first since 2007. The T-Ducks were the 2009 national championship runner-up.

Volleyball team hitting stride; split four matches

Playing arguably its best volleyball of the season, the T-Ducks began last week’s play with a tough five-set loss to Cedar Valley College before responding with a 25-16, 25-22, 25-22 win over Southwestern Christian College on Thursday, Oct. 7.

In their Richland Quad Match on Saturday, Oct. 9, the T-Ducks defeated Southwestern Christian College, 25-11, 25-9, 25-13 and lost in straight sets to Hill College, an NJCAA Division I institution.

Meanwhile, Richland’s ShaQuoia Mask of Sherman ranks No. 12 in kills per set among NJCAA Division III players with a 3.33 average, Krystal Willis of DeSoto ranks No. 21 in digs per set at 4.08 and Ashley Holt of DeSoto ranks No. 22 in assists per set at 7.23. 

Tonight, Richland is scheduled to travel and play Brookhaven College at 7 p.m. before hosting Southwestern Adventist at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12. The T-Ducks finish their play this week with another road match against Eastfield College at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14.

Men’s soccer team scores 10 goals in two victories during Thunderduck Invitational

In the Richland College men’s soccer team’s only action of last week, the T-Ducks combined to score 10 goals in two victories during its annual Thunderduck Invitational.

The T-Ducks defeated Allen County Community College, 4-0, on Thursday, Oct. 7 before blanking Hill College, 6-0, on Sunday Oct. 10.

The victories pushed Richland’s win streak to four. The win over Hill College also marked the T-Ducks’ fourth consecutive shutout and seventh overall. On the season, the T-Ducks are 8-2.

Richland’s only scheduled competition of the week is a road game against Cisco College at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16.

In a busy week, women's soccer team finishes with 2-1-1 record

After playing to a 1-1 tie against North Lake College on Tuesday, the Richland College women’s soccer team rebounded with back-to-back victories over Allen County Community College (2-1 on Thursday, Oct. 7) and Eastfield College (1-0 on Friday, Oct. 8).

The T-Ducks (9-6-1), however, finished play last week with a 4-0 loss to Tyler Junior College, which is ranked No. 1 in the latest NJCAA Division I rankings.

Scheduled up next for the T-Ducks is a road game against Cedar Valley College at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

Thunderduck Invitational kicks off today

The Richland College men’s Thunderduck Invitational soccer tournament kicks off today when the T-Ducks host Allen County at 8:30 p.m. In other action, Tyler Junior College will play Western Texas at 8:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8 Western Texas will play Allen County while Richland will play Hill College at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10. Also on Sunday, Tyler Junior College will play Allen County at 11 a.m.

Women’s soccer edges Mountain View College, 1-0

After going through a midseason setback, the Richland College women’s soccer team got back to its winning ways on Friday, Oct. 1 after defeating Mountain View College, 1-0, to improve to 4-1 in Metro Athletic Conference play.

Sophomore Cassie Hoard of Richardson scored the lone goal for the T-Ducks, who snapped a three-game winning streak.

“We need to get back to what we did at the beginning of the season when we were really affective. A lot of that is possession-style soccer,” Richland head coach Scott Toups said. “Lately, we have played a lot of direct soccer and it hasn’t worked for us but we will get it back.”

The T-Ducks (7-5) will have plenty of opportunities to build on their momentum as they are scheduled to play four games this week. Richland will host North Lake College at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Allen at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday before traveling to play Eastfield Junior College at 4 p.m. on Friday and Tyler Junior College at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

King scores early goal to lead T-Ducks past Mountain View College

Led by an early goal from sophomore forward Joel King of Palestine, the Richland College men’s soccer team defeated Mountain View College, 3-0, on Friday, Oct. 1 to earn its second consecutive shutout.

The T-Ducks (6-2), which are ranked No. 2 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, added two second-half goals to put the game away. 

“This was a great night to play soccer,” T-Ducks head coach Sean Worley said following the win. “We had a lot of support here from our friends and family, and the boys were ready.”

Next up for the T-Ducks is their annual Thunderduck Invitational Tournament, which begins Thursday, Oct. 7.

Richland is scheduled to play its tournament games against Allen County at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday and Hill College at 3 p.m. on Sunday. For the complete tournament schedule/times, visit .

Volleyball team defeats Mountain View College

Richland College’s volleyball team rebounded from a loss to North Lake College on Monday, Sept. 27 with a 25-13, 25-16, 25-14 victory over Mountain View College on Thursday, Sept. 30.

The win was the third of the season for the T-Ducks, who ended last week’s play with hard-fought losses to Galveston College and Trinity Valley Community College – both NJCAA Division III colleges. Against Trinity Valley, Richland won one game 25-21.

The T-Ducks are scheduled to resume action at 7 p.m. tonight at home against Cedar Valley College. The T-Ducks travel to play Southwestern Christian College at 6 p.m. on Thursday before hosting their Richland Quad Match on Saturday.