Roundup: Cross country stays busy

Andrew Pfeiffer helped lead the Eastern Michigan men’s cross country team to a fourth-place finish (124 points) at the Falcon Invitational on Saturday in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Pfeiffer was Eastern’s top individual and finished the 8-killometer race in 10th with a time of 25:07.2. The team’s top runners stayed in Ypsilanti to train.

“The Falcon Invite capped off another strong week of improvement in what we accomplished in both training and competition,” EMU head coach John Goodridge said in a release.

Kent State (39) won the 19-team event and had the fastest two runners in Scott Hilditch (24:12.5) and Amion Scullion (24:14.1).

The EMU women’s team split its squad Saturday as some runners raced in the Falcon Invitational and others at Pre-Nationals.

At the Falcon Invitational, the partial team finished 10th (288) out of 19 teams. As an individual, Megan Flewelling was Eastern’s fastest runner and finished 39th (23:28.4).

At Pre-Nationals in Terre Haute, Ind., the other EMU runners finished 31st (832) in the 37-team field. Courtney Calka was Eastern’s best. She finished 68th in the 6,000-meter race with a time of 21:47.5.

Soccer wins, ties pair of conference games
Eastern played a scoreless tie Friday at Western Michigan and won 2-1 at Northern Illinois on Sunday.

Maggie Manville made four saves against WMU. Ashley Rodrigues had the winning goal on a penalty kick, Katie Lozar scored and Mona Budani made five saves to get the win against NIU.

EMU closes out its regular season with home games against Toledo (Friday), Bowling Green (Sunday) and Central Michigan (Oct. 29).

Volleyball stays winless on road
The young EMU volleyball team is 3-21 (2-6) following two road losses over the weekend to extend its losing streak to five games.

It was defeated 3-2 by Bowling Green on Friday and 3-0 by Miami (Ohio) on Saturday and is 0-11 in away games.

EMU plays Akron on Friday and Buffalo on Saturday at the Convocation Center, where it is 2-3. Both matches are expected to start at 7 p.m.

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