Argonaut Weekly: Week 2 Recap
PENSACOLA, Fla. – It was a trying week for the Argonauts, as the West Florida soccer and volleyball teams had mixed results against top-ranked opponents. The UWF volleyball team went 1-3 at the Colorado Premier Challenge, and the women’s soccer team dropped both home matches in regional action. The men’s soccer team fell on Friday night and battled back on Sunday in a 2-2 tie. Finally, the Argos tennis teams started their fall with a strong showing at the Thomasville Invitational.
ARGONAUTS OF THE WEEK
Senior Daniel Martini (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil/Penn State) of the UWF men’s soccer team had a strong weekend, scoring two goals in a pair of games and captaining the team’s attack. In Friday’s 3-2 loss to Rollins, Martini scored both of the team’s goals. He was a heads-up player, as both goals came on rebounds of a teammate’s shot. On Sunday in a 2-2 tie against Florida Southern, Martini led the team with four shots, one of which was on goal. Martini’s five points (two goals, one assist) lead the team through the season’s first four games.
Sophomore Luiza Sonnervig (Sao Paulo, Brazil) advanced to the finals of the open singles bracket at the Thomasville Invitational in Thomasville, Ga., on Friday. In the round of 16, she defeated No. 2-seed Katerina Gresova of Georgia State, 7-6(2), 6-1. In the quarterfinals and semifinals she faced opponents from Florida A&M, defeating Deke Olabegi, 6-4, 6-1, and later Kathline Durden, 6-3, 6-0. Sonnervig fell in the final round to No. 3-seed Tereza Lerova from Georgia Southern, 6-0, 6-0. Teamed with Jacqueline March (Santa Rosa Beach), Sonnervig advanced to the semifinals in doubles, with a win over Florida A&M's Britney Dean and Kathline Durden, 8-6. The duo fell, 3-8, in the semifinals to Tereza Lerova and Katerina Gresova of Georgia State.
Senior Outside Hitter
Chelsea Wilhoite (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny HS) showed her best form of the young season this past weekend at the Colorado Premier Challenge, leading the Argonauts to a 1-3 tournament record. Wilhoite tallied 13 kills and five digs on Friday afternoon in UWF's five-set win over Adams State, and she led all players with 18 kills in the squad's close loss to No. 1 Concordia-St. Paul on Friday evening. Individually, Wilhoite was sharp in both Saturday matches, recording her first two double-doubles of the season. The senior from Jacksonville, Fla. came through with 13 kills and 18 digs in the morning defeat to Regis, while notching 11 kills and 12 digs in the afternoon loss to No. 12 Metro State. Against the Roadrunners, Wilhoite became the 3rd player in UWF volleyball history to surpass 1,000 digs in her career. For her efforts, Wilhoite was selected to the Premier Challenge All-Tournament team.
WEEK IN REVIEW
9/10 vs. Adams State: 3-2 W
9/10 vs. No. 1 Concordia-St. Paul: 0-3 L
9/11 vs. Regis: 2-3 L
9/11 vs. No. 12 Metro State: 2-3 L
Senior Jamie Nichols recaps the week:
Men’s & Women’s Tennis
9/10-12 @ Thomasville Invitational
Assistant coach Gui Jasmin recaps the week:
9/10 vs. Rollins: 2-3 L
9/12 vs. Florida Southern: 2-2 T (2OT)
Head coach Bill Elliott recaps the week:
Highlights from Sunday’s 2-2 tie against Florida Southern:
9/10 vs. No. 21 Rollins: 1-3 L
9/12 vs. Florida Southern: 2-3 L (OT)
Head coach Joe Bartlinski recaps the week:
Highlights from Sunday’s 2-3 loss against Florida Southern:
2010-11 ARGONAUTS OF THE WEEK
9/7: Alex Dumond (men’s soccer), Anna Stoecklein (volleyball)
9/14: Daniel Martini (men’s soccer), Luiza Sonnervig (women’s tennis), Chelsea Wilhoite (volleyball)