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Argonaut Weekly: September 14-20

Argonauts of the Week Kimberly Clark (left) and Dernelle Mascall (right)
Argonauts of the Week Kimberly Clark (left) and Dernelle Mascall (right)

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Women’s soccer player Dernelle Mascall broke a UWF school record to highlight another successful week of West Florida Athletics.  The Argonauts volleyball team picked up wins over two ranked opponents at home, men’s soccer won two of three, and the cross country teams had a strong showing in Huntsville.  Also, the UWF tennis teams started the fall season, and the UWF golf teams will tee off this week.


Kimberly Clark
Senior Outside Hitter

Kimberly Clark (St. Petersburg, Fla./Hillsborough CC/Northeast HS) earned her third consecutive All-Tournament Team honor at this weekend’s UWF Regional Crossover. She has already earned All-Tournament nods at UWF’s Comfort Inn-vitational, as well as the Colorado Premier Challenge hosted by Regis University and Metro State. The senior helped spearhead a defense the led the Argos to a 2-2 weekend at the Regional Crossover, including wins over No. 17 Nova Southeastern and No. 11 Florida Southern. Clark collected 68 digs, averaging 4.25 in 16 sets, and also posted seven total blocks over the weekend. She currently leads her team in digs with a 153 total this season.

Dernelle Mascall
Women’s Soccer
Senior Midfielder

Senior midfielder Dernelle Mascall (Basse terre, Moruga, Trinidad/Mobile) entered the UWF record books this past week. Mascall began the week three points shy of eclipsing Brianna Oeser for the UWF women’s soccer career points record. She would record an assist in Friday night’s 4-2 road win against No. 9 Rollins to pull within two before recording an assist early in the match on Sunday to bring her within one point. With time winding down in the match against Florida Southern she would net a late goal on a penalty kick in the final minutes to give her the new career points record with 117. She is now first all-time in career points (117), second all-time in career goals (45) and third in career assists (27) at West Florida.

WOMEN’S SOCCER (5-0-0, 0-0-0 GSC)
- 9/8 vs. Spring Hill: 6-0 W
- 9/11 @ #9 Rollins: 4-2 W
- 9/13 @ Florida Southern: 4-1 W

The No. 2 UWF women’s soccer team kept their perfect season alive with three wins last week to improve to 5-0. In mid-week action last Tuesday the Argos dominated NAIA opponent Spring Hill College 6-0 before hitting the road on the weekend in their first road trip of the season. On Friday in a top ten showdown the women scored four unanswered goals to rally from behind and defeat No. 9 ranked Rollins 4-2. On Sunday in their final game of the week, the Argos battled injury and tough physical play to down Florida Southern 4-1. Shaneka Gordon and Shakira Duncan continued to lead the Argo offense, each totaling eight points on the week, recording two goals and three assists.

This week will be a quiet one for the Argonauts, as they will host NAIA opponent Mobile on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. and have the weekend off.  To follow Wednesday’s match online with live stats and live audio, tune in to

- 9/10 vs. #17 Nova Southeastern: 3-0 W (25-19, 25-23, 25-17)
- 9/11 vs. #5 Tampa: 1-3 L (25-15, 17-25, 26-28, 15-25)
- 9/11 vs. Saint Leo: 1-3 L (21-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-27)
- 9/12 vs. #11 Florida Southern: 3-2 W (21-25, 25-21, 14-25, 25-16, 21-19)

No. 19 West Florida fought through a tough weekend of competition and emerged with a 2-2 record at the Hemingway’s Island Grill Regional Crossover this weekend. The Argos first faced No. 17 Nova Southeastern, and avenged last season’s loss at the South Region finals with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-17) defeat of the Sharks.

The Argonauts’ second day began by facing No. 5 Tampa for the second time this season, and West Florida suffered its second loss of the season to the Spartans, 1-3 (25-15, 17-25, 26-28, 15-25). The closing match of the day was also disappointing as West Florida fell 1-3 (21-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-27) to Saint Leo.

The Argos, however, bounced back on Saturday afternoon as they fought their way to 3-2 (21-25, 25-21, 14-25, 25-16, 21-19) victory over No. 11 Florida Southern, marking the program’s first-ever defeat of the Mocs. Kimberly Clark (St. Petersburg, Fla./Hillsborough CC) earned her third consecutive All-Tournament Team selection for a 43 kill, 68 dig performance over 16 sets.

West Florida is now 6-7 on the season and will face former Gulf South Conference opponent Montevallo on the road on Tuesday at 7:00 pm.  For live stats, follow the action online at

- 9/12 @ Fleet Feet Sports Invitational: 3rd of 11 teams

The UWF men’s cross country had its best finish of the young 2009 season Saturday at the Fleet Feet Sports Invitational in Huntsville, Ala., finishing third in an 11-team field at the 8k race.  Six Argonauts finished in the top 20, led by P.J. Orgass at ninth place with a personal best time of 27:41.  The next five runners finished close together, with Christopher Hough finishing 12th overall and second for UWF at 27:56.

The Argonauts will run in a 5k race this Saturday at the Azalea City Classic in Mobile, Ala.  The following weekend on October 3, UWF will host the Gulf Coast Stampede at the Escambia County Equestrian Center.  The women’s 5k will start at 7:30 a.m. and the men’s 8k will follow at 8:00 a.m.

MEN’S SOCCER (4-1-0, 0-0-0 GSC)
- 9/8 vs. Spring Hill: 2-0 W
- 9/11 @ Rollins: 0-2 L
- 9/13 @ Florida Southern: 6-1 W

In last week’s action the No. 15 ranked men’s team compiled a record of 2-1 in three matches. In a mid-week game against NAIA opponent Spring Hill the Argos recorded their first shutout of the season, going on to win 2-0. Over the weekend the Argos faced their first road test of the season against two quality opponents in Rollins and Florida Southern. On Friday the men suffered their first loss of the season, dropping a 2-0 contest to a tough Rollins squad. On Sunday the men bounced back with a 6-1 win over Florida Southern, led by the efforts of Jay Mainville and last week’s GSC Player of the Week Stephen Munoz who recorded seven points each.

This week the Argonauts will host 2008 NCAA Final Four participant and current No. 1 ranked Tampa at the UWF Soccer Complex on Friday at 7:30 p.m.  To follow all the action with live audio and live stats, log on to

- 9/12 @ Fleet Feet Sports Invitational: 5th of 13 teams

UWF placed fifth of 13 teams at the Fleet Feet Sports Invitational on Saturday, led by Megan Steinocher’s 17th place finish in the 5k race at 20:16.  The Argonauts posted better scores than Gulf South Conference foes Alabama-Huntsville (seventh), Valdosta State (eighth), and North Alabama (ninth).  Alabama-Birmingham took the team title with a perfect score of 15.

The Argonauts will run in a 5k race this Saturday at the Azalea City Classic in Mobile, Ala.  The following weekend on October 3, UWF will host the Gulf Coast Stampede at the Escambia County Equestrian Center.  The women’s 5k will start at 7:30 a.m. and the men’s 8k will follow at 8:00 a.m.

Three members of the West Florida women’s tennis team participated in the Fall Blue & Gray Classic hosted by Auburn Montgomery on September 11-13 to start the fall season.  Naomi Higa placed seventh in the orange flight in singles, Cammie Gray finished sixth in the black flight, and Jacqueline March placed sixth in the crimson flight.  Gray and March teamed together in doubles in the silver flight, finishing eighth.  Higa teamed with Parija Maloo from South Alabama, and the duo finished sixth in the silver flight.

The four-time defending UWF women’s golf team, ranked No. 17 entering the 2009-10 season, will tee off on Monday at the season-opening Falcon Invitational hosted by Pfeiffer.  The tournament is under way, so be sure to check for the latest updates.

Next week UWF will host the Bubba Watson Invitational at Stonebrook Golf Club in Pace, Fla. on September 21-22.

The Argonauts will start their fall schedule this Friday at The McLaughlin hosted by St. John’s in Farmingdale, N.Y.  UWF is ranked No. 14 in the preseason coaches poll entering the 2009-10 season.

UWF will not host a tournament until the Argonaut Invitational in March, but the team will play close to home at the Indian Bayou Classic hosted by North Alabama at Indian Bayou Country Club in Destin, Fla. on October 19-20.

The UWF Sports Information office is proud to announce an addition to the multimedia options available on  The UWF Athletics Podcast had its second episode last week, with a third coming soon this week.  The weekly podcast will include recaps of the previous week of action and will look ahead to what the Argonauts will face in the future.  It will also feature interviews by coaches, student-athletes, and athletics staff.

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Monday, September 14
W. Golf @ The Falcon Invitational (at New London, N.C.)

Tuesday, September 15
W. Golf @ The Falcon Invitational (at New London, N.C.)
Volleyball @ Montevallo (at Montevallo, Ala.) 7:00

Wednesday, September 16
W. Soccer vs. Mobile 7:30

Friday, September 18
M. Golf @ The McLaughlin (at Farmingdale, N.Y.)
M. Soccer vs. Tampa 7:30

Saturday, September 19
M. Golf @ The McLaughlin (at Farmingdale, N.Y.)
M. Cross Country @ Azalea City Classic (5k) (at Mobile, Ala.) 9:05
W. Cross Country @ Azalea City Classic (5k) (at Mobile, Ala.) 10:25

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