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


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West Texas A&M and Hereford graduate Chandler Vogel became the school’s all-time digs leader on Saturday. [Photo by WT athletics]

Vogel makes school history

Hereford graduate Chandler Vogel made history on Saturday afternoon as the senior became West Texas A&M’s all-time digs leader with 2,433 and counting. The Lady Buffs have now won 10 straight matches, sitting 16-2 overall and 10-1 in Lone Star Conference action following road sweeps at Midwestern State and Cameron. WT returns home to host Texas A&M-Kingsville and Texas A&M International this weekend at The Box.

WT men win ninth straight LSC title

West Texas A&M’s put five runners in the Top 15 including individual champion, Innocent Murwanashyaka, as they won their ninth straight Lon Star Conference Championship on Saturday morning in Lawton, Okla. The Buffs secured their ninth title in as many tries scoring 42 points, their highest point total during the streak.

Florance Uwajeneza won the individual title as West Texas A&M finished second at the LSC Championships. Dallas Baptist edged the Lady Buffs by three points, 38-35, as they finished second for the fourth time since last winning the title in 2013. WT returns to action on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Championships in Lubbock.

Buff soccer gets OT win

With three matches left in the regular season, the West Texas A&M Buffaloes sit 10-3 overall, and 3-2 in the LSC following a week that saw WT drop a double-overtime heartbreaker to St. Mary’s on Wednesday night in Canyon, followed by a 3-2 double OT win on the road at DBU on Saturday night. Freshman Chris Palomino scored a golden goal in the 103rd minute.The Buffs return home this week as they host UT Permian Basin on Wednesday night at The Pitch.

Lusk climbs goals list

The Lady Buffs went 1-1 this past week as they handed St. Edward’s a 3-2 defeat on Wednesday night in Canyon before dropping a 3-2 decision on the road on Saturday afternoon at Midwestern State. Hannah Kelley-Lusk now ranks tied for second on WT’s all-time goals list with 49 following a pair of scores in Wednesday’s win over St. Eds. The Lady Buffs (9-5, 5-4) host Eastern New Mexico on Wednesday night, followed by a Saturday road trip to St. Mary’s.

Men’s golf heads to Oklahoma

The Buffs head to Broken Arrow, Okla., for their final tournament of the fall season on Monday and Tuesday as they take part at The Tulsa Cup hosted by Rogers State University. WT will send a lineup of Eemeli Jarvinen, Daniel Unger, Caden Conrad, Josh Roche and Pablo Rebolleda to the 17-team event.

Lady Buff golf places fifth

The No. 12 Lady Buffs picked up a fifth place finish at the Palm Beach Intercollegiate in Lake Worth, Fla. Alyssa Campbell was the top finisher for the Lady Buffs as the junior tied for 19th after rounds of 75-79-73— 227. The Lady Buffs conclude their fall schedule on Monday and Tuesday at The Tulsa Cup being played at Meadowbrook Golf Course.

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