The Royals used good shooting, assisted play, and stingy defense to run away to a 98-83 win over Hood College Tuesday night in Harrisonburg. Senior RaShawn Latimer led the charge for EMU finishing with 24 points, five assists and three rebounds. Eastern Mennonite improves to 2-2 on the season.
After shooting nearly 60% from the floor over the first three periods, EMU’s basketball women hit a cold spell at the wrong time. The Royals shot a shade over 30% in the final 10 minutes of Tuesday’s game at Frostburg State, being out-scored by 10 in the frame en route to an 81-67 loss.
Trailing 55-50 with 7:05 remaining, the Royals dug in. They held visiting Hilbert to just five points the rest of the way and gritted out a 65-60 win on day one of the EMU Tip-Off Classic in Harrisonburg.
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the resignation of head track & field coach Brian Simpson. He has accepted a position as the first head track & field coach at William Peace University in Raleigh, N.C.
With 5 seconds left in overtime, Xavier McCants (Olney, Md./Sherwood) took off, hoping to get to the hoop or find an open man. Instead the Royals felt the pressure and called a time out with just 2.1 seconds left. Unfortunately there was just not enough time for the EMU men to convert, as they fell 86-85 to the University of Mary Washington in the 2017 season opener.
Head men’s basketball coach Kirby Dean acknowledged that there are two different philosophies when it comes to scheduling a season. The first option is to schedule games that translate to a winning record from the start. The second option values scheduling opponents that will challenge and prepare a team to peak at the right time, which in turn, could deflate the number of victories within a single season.
The Eastern Mennonite University track and field teams will gear up for their 2017-18 season debut, and with the excitement of a new season comes new goals for the returners and new faces throughout the rosters.
Playing an ODAC Quarterfinal game at top-seeded VWU was too much for the Eastern Mennonite soccer women.The Royals wrapped up their 2017 season Wednesday night, losing 5-0 to powerful Virginia Wesleyan.
EMU’s cross country teams gave fantastic efforts at Saturday’s ODAC Championships, highlighted by a runner-up finish from first-time runner Michaela Mast. The Royals women earned third place as a team in a very competitive field, while the young men’s squad made a strong finish as well.
EMU’s soccer women controlled the play for the majority of its matchup against Guilford College on Saturday. The Royals eventually broke through with a tally in the 86th minute, winning 1-0 on Saturday against the Quakers and clinching a spot in the ODAC Tournament.
The Eastern Mennonite University men’s soccer team was unable to gain momentum at top-seeded Lynchburg College in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament, as the Hornets ended the soccer men’s season with a 2-0 decision.