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Checking-in with the smaller Mississippi State sports

In case people forget, Mississippi State is good at other sports too.

Kelly Price/@HailStatePics

With so much focus on the Mississippi State football team, it is easy to forget that other sports exist at the same time. Well as someone who enjoys a lot of sports in my life, I felt it was only right to inform the people that MSU does in fact have other fall sports and we are pretty good at them.

  • The MSU Women’s soccer team currently sits 11th in the SEC with a 1-3-2 record (for those that are confused that’s 1 win, 3 ties, and 2 losses, welcome to the soccer world). Now this may seem bad, but when you take a deeper look, all 3 losses came by 1 goal. Oh and one of the losses was a 3-2 overtime defeat to South Carolina in Columbia, who is undefeated in SEC play. The Lady Dawgs are playing some very competitive games and a lucky bounce during some of these ties and the season looks a whole lot different. With 4 winnable games upcoming, keep an eye on the footie Dawgs as they make a late season push towards the SEC Tournament.
  • The Men and Women’s tennis teams have both been in action this fall during their routine tournaments before head to head matches begin in the spring. From tournaments all across the nation, the tennis Dawgs are finding success as they both hope to improve on the NCAA tournament appearances in 2017. The men’s team is expected to have a good year with National Single Semi Finalist Nuno Borges leading the way. While a veteran team on the women’s side, led by Madison Harrison, Anastasia Rentouli, and Sara Lizariturry, will look to make some waves in the SEC this coming spring.
  • Golf has enjoyed success this fall both on the Women and Men’s side as both have finished Top 5 in fall tournaments. The Women’s team finished T-4 at the Magnolia Invitational with Katie Holt leading the way with a T-8 individual performance. On the men’s side, MSU finished in 3rd place at the Bearcat Invitational with Peng Pichaikool finishing in 2nd place individually with a scorching 11 under three day total. Much like tennis, the golf teams are playing their usual fall tournaments in preparation for a busy and competitive spring in the SEC.
  • Men and Women’s cross country have enjoyed early fall success with the women winning 2 events thus far and the men claiming gold at one. The Lady Bulldogs are currently ranked 24th in the country and are moving up with impressive performances like these.
  • Finally, the Lady Bulldog Volleyball team is struggling to find their footing this year as they are currently 0-6 in the SEC. With a long season still ahead, a turnaround is very possible and support is much needed. Rally time is here and the fans need to support this young team.

Look for more coverage of these Bulldogs in the near future as FWTCT continues to be the People’s guide to all things Mississippi State.