Spring break sport recap

Women’s Basketball

After losing to Utah in their first game at the Conoco Mountain West Conference Championship in Las Vegas, the Frogs headed to Tennessee with an at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament. In their 57-69 loss to the Utes, the Lady Frogs shot only 29.3 percent from the field.

As the No. 9 seeded team at the Memphis Regional of the NCAA Tournament, the Lady Frogs lost to the Dayton Flyers in the first round, 66-67. This was the Frogs’ ninth NCAA appearance in 10 years.

They finished their season with a 22-9 overall record.

Baseball

During the break, the men’s baseball team added more wins to its season record, sweeping its first series against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. In the second game of that series, freshman pitcher Matt Purke completed his first complete-game effort of his college career, while sophomore catcher Jimmie Pharr brought in two home runs.

The team then headed to Oklahoma where it won a contest with Oral Roberts, 6-4.

In their first league series, the Horned Frogs eked out a win over Brigham Young University, taking the first two games and dropping the series final to the Cougars 4-5.

Men’s Tennis

The men’s tennis team advanced to 6-5 overall this season, adding one win and dropping a pair of matches last week. The Horned Frogs lost a close contest to Columbia, 3-4, at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

After the home-court loss, they traveled south to Waco where they dropped another match to Baylor University, 6-1.

The team redeemed itself with a 5-2 victory over Sacramento State.

The Frogs face their next contest against crosstown rival Southern Methodist University tomorrow in Dallas.

Women’s Tennis

The women’s tennis team continued its losing streak, adding a pair of losses during the break. With a 0-7 loss against No. 18 Miami and a 2-5 loss against No. 23 Virginia Commonwealth University, the losing streak advances to 10 straight this season.

In the Frogs’ match against the VCU Rams, they clenched the doubles point before dropping five singles matches.

They face their next competition Friday at Wichita State University.

Track

The Flyin’ Frogs hosted their first of two home meets of the season, the Horned Frog Invitational on Friday. At the meet, the men’s team racked up seven top finishes (five student-athletes and two relays), while the women’s team brought in four No. 1 spots of their own.

Sophomore Whitney Gipson earned the No. 1 spot in the NCAA for women’s long jump with a leap spanning 20 feet 11 3/4 inches. Gipson now holds the No. 4 spot in the world.

On the men’s team, Mychal Dungey scored a first-place finish of his own in the 200 meters with a time of 20.92.

The track and field team competes in its next meet at the UTA Invitational in Arlington on Saturday.

Lacrosse

The men’s club lacrosse team added a pair of losses to its season record in California during the break. The team’s first loss came from Santa Clara, 8-9, on March 12.

They added a second loss against Stanford University on Saturday, 7-11

The LAX Frogs face their next opponent, Baylor, later this week in Waco.