TEAMS FALL IN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS
The women’s soccer team and volleyball season came to a close in the ASC tournament on Nov. 8. The women’s soccer team was taken out 2-0 against the eventual conference champion Hardin-Simmons in the semifinals. The volleyball team, on the other hand, made it to the championship match against Mary Hardin-Baylor. After holding off a sweep in the third set, the Comets were overcome by the Cru in the last set. It was UTD’s fifth championship game in program history.
CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS RUN IN NCAA REGIONAL MEET
After finishing strong in the ASC championships, the men’s and women’s cross country teams were able to advance to the NCAA South/Southeast regional meet in Mount Barry, Ga., on Nov. 15. The women’s team finished second in the conference championships — its best ever finish. It sent eight runners to run in the 6K races while the men’s team, who finished fourth in the conference meet, sent nine to run in the 8K race. The men finished in 27th place, while the women took home a 19th place finish. Freshman Lindsey Rayborn finished 23rd overall in her event with a time of 23:18.
COMETS RECEIVE POSTSEASON HONORS
Taylour Toso, a senior middle blocker on the women’s volleyball team, and Omar Jaroun, a senior forward on the men’s soccer team, earned two of the most prestigious awards in the ASC. Toso was named Player of the Year for the conference after becoming the program’s all-time leader in kills this season and nabbing Player of the Week honors twice. She is the all-time leader in points, kills, hitting percentage and solo blocks. Jaroun was named the Offensive Player of the Year. He had five goals over the course of the season and led the league with six assists.