–The men’s basketball team wrapped up its preseason with an 82-74 win over Illinois-Springfield. Sophomore D.J. Balentine paced the Aces with 25 points as the squad worked from the inside out to get the offense going. Egidijust Mockevicius was a big part of that strategy, scoring 17 points and pulling down nine rebounds.
–The women’s basketball team also played on Saturday, beating crosstown rival Southern Indiana, 78-68, in an exhibition game. Freshman Sara Dickey shone in the first half, scoring 17 of her 19 points in those first 20 minutes, while junior Mallory Ladd led all scorers with 21 points and 11 rebounds.
–UE men’s soccer dropped another conference game on Saturday, losing 1-0 to SIUE. The Aces were outshot by the Cougars, 15-4, in the game and were held without a shot in the second half.
–At the MVC Championships yesterday, Kelby Jenkins finished eighth in the women’s 5k race while Josh Genet finished 18th in the men’s 8k race. Jenkins’ effort, she was named to the All-Conference First-Team for the second season in a row.
–The men’s swimming and diving team beat Mid-American Conference rival Ball State on Saturday. The Aces beat the Cardinals, 179-109.
–The MVC women’s soccer tournament gets underway today. The Aces are the No. 5 seed and will face No. 4 Missouri State later this afternoon. The winner will play in the semifinals, which will take place at Arad McCutchan Stadium, against No. 1 Illinois State on Saturday. For the full bracket, click here.
–The men’s golf team is wrapping up its fall slate at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate this weekend. The tournament starts today and is a 3-day, 54-hole event.
–The baseball team’s 2014 schedule is finalized. The Aces will play against nine teams that made the NCAA Tournament, including SEC powerhouse Vanderbilt, and has 28 home games in their 56-game slate.
–ICYMI: Men’s soccer head coach Mike Jacobs earned his 100th career win in the Aces victory against Lipscomb.
–ICYMI: Senior Stephanie Thompson was named to the Capital One Academic All-District V First Team on Thursday.
–ICYMI: Though the volleyball team dropped both of its matches in Valley play this weekend, senior libero Katie Klages became the all-time digs leader in program history in Friday’s match vs. Wichita State. Klages now has 2,107 digs in her career.