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Rough week for Grambling sports ends on a high note with softball domination, new soccer coach first win

By De'Vante Martin
On March 1, 2021

The week of Feb. 22-28 for was a rough one for Grambling athletics fans. The week started out with the women’s and men’s basketball teams playing at Jackson State on NBATV. 

Both teams lost. 

The Lady Tigers lost 82-66. Alexus Holt led the team in scoring with 19 points. The men lost 63-59. Prince Moss led the team in scoring with 18 points, hitting a team high three three-pointers. 

The teams were later scheduled for a doubleheader Saturday against the University of Arkansas Pine-Bluff that was postponed.

The Grambling men’s baseball team started their first games this week after the first three were postponed. The team traveled to take on Memphis University in a three-game series. The team did not see a win the entire weekend, losing each game. Friday’s game was the closest with the team losing 11-9. The Saturday and Sunday games were dominance by Memphis winning 11-3 and 17-3. Although the team had a tough week, Cameron Bufford stood out tallying 2 homers and 5 RBI over the weekend.

The Grambling women’s softball team has saw ups and downs this week as they as they had a packed schedule this week. The Lady Tigers first played at Northwestern State in a two-game series against the university. They ended up losing the first game in a shutout 10-0 and the second game 9-1. 

Later in the week they traveled to the River City Classic in Vicksburg, Miss. They completed four games over the weekend. The first game was Saturday against Tennessee State University in which the team suffered their third straight loss, losing 4-1. The team bounced back later on in the day defeating Miles College 10-2. 

The next two games Sunday were against the same team but playing Miles College first. The Lady Tigers dominated Miles 14-5. Unfortunately, the Lady Tigers lost to Tennessee State again 6-3. The Lady Tigers softball team currently sits at 2-4 on the season.

The Grambling women’s soccer team also had an action-packed week.

 It started off rough with two losses. The first game was at the University of Louisiana-Monroe on Tuesday, as the team lost 2-0. The second game was at home against Prairie View on Friday, as they lost a close one 3-2. The third game of the week came Sunday at home against Texas Southern. 

The Lady Tigers defeated Texas Southern 3-0 and celebrated afterwards as it was newly appointed GSU Head Coach Craig Roberts’ first win.

GSU’s volleyball team rounded out the week’s action. They were initially supposed to play Wednesday against Mississippi Valley, but the game was postponed. Instead, they only played Sunday at home against Southern. The Lady Tigers completed the sweep 3-0. This was their fourth win in a row, ending the week on a high note for Grambling athletics.

GSU Head Coach Craig Roberts clutches a soccer ball as the team celebrates his first victory as a head coach.

 

 

 

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