MEN"S SOCCER

LEXINGTON, KY -- Muskingum University men's soccer dropped a 3-1 decision to Trine University Saturday afternoon.

Trine scored a pair of goals the opening half, the first an unassisted score by Kurt Wysocki at the 5:55 mark and the second a Tristen Ortiz goal off an assist by Chris Clemens at the 38:18 mark to take a 2-0 lead to the halftime break.

Muskingum cut the deficit in half at the 79:40 point of the second half with Johnny Alsthorpe scoring an unassisted goal on a long volley from 30-plus yards.

Ortiz tacked on an insurance unassisted goal for Trine at the 87:53 mark of the contest to provide he 3-1 final.

Muskingum (0-2-0) had eight shot, six on goal, while Trine (2-0-0) put up 17 shots, but just seven on goal. The Muskies had a 4-3 edge in corner kicks. Muskingum goal keeper Josh Routte recorded four saves, while Trine goalie Connor Werschem had five saves.

NEXT - Muskingum faces Transylvania today with a 2:30 p.m. start.

CROSS COUNTRY

NEW CONCORD -- Muskingum University opened the cross country season Friday with the women winning the three-team Muskingum Invitational, while the men finished tied with Bethany for second.

In the women's race, Muskingum had 16 points followed by Wilmington with 48 and Bethany with 76 points.

The Lady Muskies claimed the first four individual spots with Rachel Timberlake winning the race in a time of 15:47.21. Macy McAdams was second (16:15.27), Keely Ames third (17:10.32) and Lauren Hunt was fourth in 17:13.95. The fifth scorer for Muskingum was Reilly Walsh in sixth place with a time of 17:51.40.

Wilmington claimed the team title in the men's race scoring 28 points. Both Bethany and Muskingum finished with 47 points.

The top Muskingum runner was Doug McIntire who finished sixth in a time of 22:24.83. He was followed by Terrell Tuttle in eighth (22:42.18), Andrew Murray, 10th (23:01.62), John Franz, 11th (23:03.37) and Logan Skolosh in 12th place with a time of 23:08.80.

Hunter Stith of Wilmington was the individual winner in a time of 21:29.42 with teammate Gage Clemens following in second place in 21:45.73.

NEXT -- Both the Muskingum women and men will next run in the Bethany Invitational on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

GREENSBURG, PA. -- Friday evening the Muskingum University Fighting Lady Muskies dropped a 3-1 decision to the host Pitt-Greensburg squad, but because of a computer malfunction at Pitt-Greensburg no stats were available.

Miranda Bishop scored the lone goal for Muskingum.

NEXT -- Muskingum will host Chatham today for Parents' Day and will be the first team to play on the new soccer venue with a start time of 4 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

LATROBE, PA. -- Opening the season in a tournament hosted by Saint Vincent University, the Muskingum University Fighting Lady Muskies jumped out to a 4-0 start with a 3-0 win over Franciscan, a 3-0 win over host Saint Vincent, a 3-1 win over Waynesburg and a 3-0 sweep of LaRoche Friday and Saturday.

Against Franciscan the Lady Muskies recorded the sweep by scores of 25-14, 25-18 and 25-11. Setter Erin Dickson dished out 28 assists, while Shelbie Wiseman and Courtney Nestoff had three service aces each. On defense, Dickson led the way with eight digs with Madison Sikorski and Brooke Fatheree (John Glenn) following with six and five, respectivley. At the net, Miranda Plumly (Barnesville) and Brooke Fatheree each recorded 10 kills with Fatheree adding three block assists. Taylour Fatheree and Chloe Brandewie chipped in with six kills each.

Against Saint Vincent, the Lady Muskies won by scores of 25-19, 25-21 and 25-16. Dickson handed out 32 assists and had a pair of service aces with Brooke Fatheree adding three aces. Nestoff paced the defense with 18 digs with Dickson adding 10 and Brooke Fatheree eight. Brooke Fatheree also paced Muskingum in net action with 11 kills with sister Taylour and Brandewie adding seven each.

Against Waynesburg, the Lady Muskies jumped out to a two-set lead by scores of 25-9 and 25-6 before dropping the only set of the weekend by a 25-23 score before finishing it off with a 25-11 win in the fourth set.

Dickson had 29 assists and Kennedy Brown added 13, while Jessica Cottle (Meadowbrook) and Brown had two service aces each. Nestoff paced the defense with 15 digs followed by Sikorski with nine and Pluumly with seven. Plumly also led Muskingum at the net with 11 kills and two block assists with Brooke Fatheree adding 10 stops, Taylor Fatheree tacked on eight stops and Brandewie had seven.

Muskingum closed out with a three-set sweep by scores of 25-14, 25-16 and 25-14 over LaRoche. Setter Dickson handed out 26 assists and Brown added four, while Jordan Youngs had four service aces. Brooke Fatheree again led the defense with nine digs while Sikorski and Yuongs had five each. Brooke Fatheree also led the Lady Muskies at the net with 15 kills with Brandewie adding eight and Taylour Fatheree six.

NEXT -- Muskingum travels to Hiram Tuesday for a 7 p.m. match.