Buff briefs: Weekend review from West Texas A&M athletics


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West Texas A&M’s Giancarlo Saldana (9) dribbles the ball up the field during the Buffs game against Lubbock Christian on Saturday. [Trevor Fleeman/ Press Pass Sports]

Lady Buff volleyball stays strong at home

The West Texas A&M volleyball team remained unbeaten at the WTAMU Fieldhouse as they picked up Lone Star Conference wins over UT Permian Basin and Western New Mexico on Friday and Saturday.

The Lady Buffs move to 9-2 overall, and 3-1 in league play.

Torrey Miller and Abi Nash combined for 23 kills on Friday night in a sweep of UTPB. On Saturday against WNMU, Amarillo High product Lauren Marler registered six blocks. WT hosts Eastern New Mexico at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

WT men’s soccer remains perfect

The No. 5-ranked Buffaloes kept their record unblemished this past week going on the road for a 4-3 win against Midwestern State on Wednesday.

WT followed that effort with a 3-2 victory in at home over Lubbock Christian on Saturday.

The Buffs improve to 6-0 on the season for their best start since 1995.

Giancarlo Saldana scored three goals in the pair of wins to run his second total to nine, tied for the most in NCAA Division II soccer. The Buffs continue their homestand against Oklahoma Christian at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Lady Buff soccer captures milestone

The Lady Buffs went on the road and dominated UT Permian Basin on Wednesday night, claiming the 300th victory in program history with a 6-0 shutout.

However, hosting a Lone Star Conference showdown with No. 17 Dallas Baptist on Saturday, WT couldn’t hold an early lead watching DBU escape with a 5-4 victory.

Hannah Kelley-Lusk scored five goals in the two matches including a hat trick on Saturday to become just the fourth Lady Buff in history to register multiple hat tricks in a career.

WT (5-2, 1-0) continues conference play hosting Texas A&M-Commerce at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

WT men’s golf returns to action

The West Texas A&M men’s golf teams returns to the links on Monday and Tuesday. The Buffs will take part in the Missouri Southern State Fall Invitational at Shangri-La Country Club in Monkey Island, Okla. WT sends Daniel Unger, Josh Roche, Harry Walch, Pablo Rebolleda and Eemeli Jarvinen to the 54-hole event.

Lady Buff golf finishes fifth

The No. 17-ranked Lady Buffs picked up a fifth place finish at the loaded DBU Women’s Classic at Robson Ranch Golf Club in Denton.

The event featured 10 nationally-ranked teams including the reigning Division II national champion and host Patriots. Gam Songprasert had a two-day total of 219 (70-72-77) to record finish 11th.

WT returns to the course on October 4-5 as they host the WT Fall Invitational at Tascosa Golf Club.

WT cross country set for action

The West Texas A&M cross country teams hit the road on Saturday competing at the Live in Lou Cross Country Classic at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, KY. WT will have its final regular season race on Oct. 12, in San Angelo as the ASU Blue & Gold Classic followed by the Lone Star Conference Cross Country Championships in Lawton, Okla., on Oct. 23.

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