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For the first time, the Men’s and Women’s Golf teams are competing in the fall. Following the fall season trend, both teams feature talented freshmen. Lauren Capoferri has led the women in fall matches, while fellow freshmen Ryan Torresin has already set an EU record, shooting a 72 at a September 17 meet. “We are serious about changing the culture and expectation of our golf program. The guys are committed to getting better and letting everyone around Eastern know that we not only have a team, but a good one with committed guys,” says Men’s coach Mark Birtwistle.

Eastern has also added indoor facilities this year to help golfers practice during the winter months… Men’s and Women’s Tennis are also in action this fall. The Women’s team competed at the MAC Individual tournament last weekend…Cross Country picked up a pair of 3rd place team finishes at the Messiah Invitational last weekend. “Freshmen and new runners seem to be getting the hang of the longer distances,” said captain Jon Harris. As a case in point, Freshman Steph Hogan had a breakthrough race Saturday, finishing 2nd on the team and 15th overall… Volleyball has suffered a pair of tough 3-2 losses in the past two weeks to Stevenson and Messiah. The team is currently without junior team leader, Kearby Benak.

The team hopes to have her back on the court in time for this Saturday’s showdown with nationally ranked Juniata… Field Hockey had a gigantic win last week against the #7 team in the nation, Messiah. They followed up the win by steamrolling DeSales on Saturday, 7-0, behind three goals by Junior Jess Jaindl… Men’s Soccer suffered a head-scratching loss against DeSales on September 29, but got back on track with a 5-0 blowout of Manhattanville. They played conference leader, Misericordia on Tuesday, October 9, while this paper was being printed… Women’s Soccer is on a roll. They’ve won their past five games by a combined score of 11-1. Looks like the tough early season scheduling is paying off… Men’s Baseball has a new coach. Former Big 12 Player of the Year, Jed Morris, who takes over for the departed Matt Midkiff.

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