Texas Wesleyan’s men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s basketball teams were a perfect 4-0 in matches and games on Saturday, Nov. 2.
The women’s soccer team celebrated Senior Day with a 2-0 win over Southwestern Assemblies of God University on Senior Day at Martin Field. The team saluted seniors Leah Valtman and Jessica Watton in their final regular-season home match after the two players helped the Lady Rams roll up a record of 65-25-3 since 2010 and prior to the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament Nov. 9-15.
The men’s soccer squad downed Southwestern Assemblies of God 4-1 after ceremonies for four seniors on the squad. The four members of the Class of 2014 helped the Rams win 35 matches and make their first NAIA tournament appearance in Wesleyan history. They are David Hagen, Hector Vargas, Ivan Kovacevic, and Ross DeWet.
In women’s basketball Wesleyan upset No. 8 nationally (NAIA DII) Oklahoma Wesleyan 82-77 to start the season at Bartlesville, Okla. Takoia Larry led the way for the Lady Rams with 21 points and eight rebounds while five Wesleyan players managed double figures in scoring. The Lady Rams, who have been receiving votes in the NAIA national polls, overcame an early 18-11 lead by the Eagles and were ahead by as much as 15 points at 69-54 in the second half.
The Wesleyan women play their home opener Wednesday, Nov. 6, against Our Lady of the Lake at 5:30 p.m.
The men’s basketball team defeated Southwestern Adventist 97-88 in the season opener for both teams at the Sid Richardson Center. Wesleyan’s Deonte Jones led all scorers with 31 points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes of playing time. Jorge Redmon added 26 points, and Dallas Jones had 17 while Jervon Hooks had 16 assists to lead both teams. The Rams hosted Texas College Nov. 4 in a late game covered by TheRambler.org and on the Texas Wesleyan Rambler Facebook page.