The Week in Review: Acro & Tumbling sets four program records, Beach Volleyball’s Frasca and Rojas go undefeated in 3 matches

UMHB baseball defeats Belhaven in road series

JACKSON, Miss.- Malek Bolin went 5-for-13 at the plate, helping UMHB outscore the Blazers 23-8 in a 2-1 series win for the Crusaders. James McGlumphy set the tone in game one Friday afternoon, tossing a complete game shutout, with eight strikeouts and just two hits allowed. 

UMHB’s 15-6 victory on Saturday marked the program’s 400th win at the D-III level. 

To read more about the series, check out our series recap: 

UMHB softball takes down No. 4 Belhaven in game one, falls 2-1 in home series

BELTON- The UMHB softball team earned its second Top 5 win in a two-week span, defeating the Blazers 8-2 on Friday afternoon, behind a complete game from starting pitcher Bayleigh Grogan. The Cru fell in the next two games, but remained competitive against the fourth-ranked Blazers. 

Elissa Elliott went 4-for-10 on the series for the Cru, recording hits in all three games. 

To read more about the series, check out our series recap: 

UMHB Acrobatics and Tumbling closes final home meet of 2022 season with four program records

BELTON- The final home meet of the 2022 season for UMHB’s Acrobatics and Tumbling team produced four program records, as the Cru fell to Baylor, 279.460-257.725, on Saturday evening. 

The Crusaders opened the meet against the Lady Bears, posting a 37.650 in the compulsory event, which marked the first record that fell. UMHB followed that up with a score of 28.900 in the Acro event, setting new records in 5 Element (9.750), and 7 Element (9.600). The Cru added a record-setting mark of 29.00 in Pyramid, and capped the meet with an 86.250 in Team Event.

With it being UMHB’s final home meet of the 2022 season, seniors Abby Bonniwell and Caroline Perry were honored for their roles in helping build the program, now in its third season. Both were members of the Cru’s inaugural team in 2020. 

UMHB closes its season with a road meet at ETBU in Marshall, Texas, at 6 p.m. on April 7. 

Frasca and Rojas go undefeated as UMHB beach volleyball posts 1-2 weekend mark

CONWAY, Ark.- On the road, the UMHB beach volleyball team went head-to-head with three opponents on Saturday, posting a 1-2 record. 

The Crusaders opened the morning with a 3-2 victory over Ottawa, with the pair of Aliana Rojas and Hannah Frasca rolling to a 2-0 victory, while the duos of Gracie Nichols/Ella Brunson and Anna Guidry/Shelby Broekhuizen also claimed victories. 

UMHB dropped the next two matches to Stevenson University and Berry College, but were competitive in each.

 “Today was a great day for our program,” Head Coach Mark Pryor said in a press release. “We saw a ton of progress throughout the lineup.” 

The duo of Frasca and Rojas was especially impressive, as they went undefeated on the day. 

UMHB, 5-16 overall, continues its inaugural season with a 4 p.m. match against Abilene Christian in Belton on March 29. 

UMHB men’s tennis sweeps Sul Ross State

ALPINE, Texas- A 3-1 conference record was produced by the UMHB men’s tennis team on Saturday morning, as the Crusaders swept Sul Ross State. 9-0. 

Head coach Daniel White’s squad emerged victorious in all three doubles matches and all six singles duels, sweeping the Lobos on the road. 

Alejandro Omana, Robert Galligan, Ethan Kittredge, Brylee White, and Diego Martinez highlighted the day as each posted consecutive 6-0 set victories in singles play. 

The Cru returns home for a non-conference match on Wednesday, hosting Schreiner at 1 p.m. in Belton. 

UMHB women’s tennis extends win streak to four matches

ALPINE, Texas- The win streak was extended to four matches for the UMHB women’s tennis team, who defeated the University of the Southwest and Sul Ross State in consecutive days. 

On Friday afternoon, UMHB edged past USW, 5-4, taking two of the three doubles matches, and Brynn Harmsen, Katy Beach, and Adrianna McElwain each won their singles matches for the Cru. 

UMHB followed that up with a 9-0 sweep of Sul Ross State on Saturday morning, moving the Crusaders to 4-0 in conference play. It was UMHB’s first 9-0 victory of the season. 

The Cru returns to Belton for a 1 p.m. Wednesday match on March 30, facing Schreiner in non-conference play.

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