Truman sports in brief: week of Aug. 18

Volleyball hopes to start off strong The Bulldogs will start their season at the Missouri Southern Tournament, Aug. 26. Last year, the squad finished their first tournament 2-2. The team found a 3-1 win against Lane College as well as a 3-2 win against Florida Institute of Technology. The Bulldogs only graduated three of their seniors and fifth-years but are welcoming four freshmen to round out their team. 

Golfing a shortened season: The Bulldogs finished their season at the GLVC Championships and placed 11th out of 13 teams. They had their best showing at the Cougar Classic at Columbia College when they placed first out of six teams. Women’s golf will start their season at the Lady Panther Fall Invite at Drury University. Last year the Bulldogs placed 14th out of 17 teams. Their next tournament will be at the Kansas City Cup at William Jewell where, last season, they placed fourth out of seven teams. The Bulldogs are only scheduled to play in four tournaments as compared to seven last year. 

Tennis looks to keep energy: Truman’s tennis team finished last season 14-8. The Bulldogs look to play as well as they did last season at the Quincy Invitational. Truman had individual scores that won two singles matches as well as a doubles squad that won two of their matches. Their following match will be at Truman against Missouri Valley, Sep. 13. The Bulldogs took a 5-2 win last season. 

Cross Country welcomes coach: Collin Nurenberg will take his new position as head coach for Truman’s cross country teams as well as assistant coach for track and field. The men’s team welcomes eight freshmen and the women’s welcomes four. Both teams have only one senior. Last season the men’s team placed 10th out of 15 teams at the GLVC Championships and the women’s team placed ninth out of 15. Both will start their season at the Les Duke Invite at Grinnell College.