Sports Briefs

Cameron Jett, [email protected]

Men’s golf finishes in 6th place 

The ULM men’s golf team moved up two more spots on the final day of the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate to place sixth, while sophomore Cody Winkler and junior Otto Van Buynder each finished in the Top-15 Tuesday at Squire Creek Country Club.

The Warhawks shot a final round 1-over-par 289 to finish at 1-over-par 865 (294-282-289) for the tournament. LSU won the tournament at 23-under-par 841 (285-281-275). Louisiana Tech’s Sam Murphy won the individual title at 13-under-par 203 (68-68-67).

Winkler moved into the team lead on the final day with a 2-under-par 70 and placed 11th at 3-under-par 213 (74-69-70). He drained four birdies on the day. After picking up an early birdie at the par-5 second, he birdied three of the final five holes on the par-4 14th, par-4 15th and par-5 17th. He added 12 pars.

Van Buynder joined Winkler in the red on Tuesday with a 1-under-par 71 to finish 17th at 2-under-par 214 (74-69-71). He had a steady front nine with seven pars and birdies on the second and par-5 ninth. He added a birdie on the par-5 11th and earned an eagle for the second consecutive round, this time on the par-4 14th. He had three pars on the back nine.

 Junior Jacob Agerschou finished with a final round 1-over-par 73 to conclude his tournament at even-par 216 (70-73-73). He opened the round strong with birdies on the second, par-3 third and par-4 fourth. He tallied 12 pars.

Golf returns to action Sept. 27 in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Warhawk named player of the week

ULM junior forward Courtney Marten has been named the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week as announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon.

Marten came off the bench to tally four goals last week, including the seventh hat trick in program history in a 7-0 win over Alcorn State on Friday. Marten scored in the 45th minute before adding back-to-back goals in the 68th and 70th minutes against the Lady Braves. She then capped the scoring in a 6-1 win at Southern on Sunday with a goal in the 74th minute.

Marten leads ULM with five goals on the season and has eight goals in her career. She is the first Warhawk to be named Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week since Jenna Pillon on Sept. 10, 2013.

Marten joins junior goalkeeper Hailey Hillock as SBC weekly award winners this season after Hillock was named Defensive Player of the Week on Aug. 31.

The Warhawks are 6-0 for the first time in program history.

Marten joined the Warhawks in 2020 as a transfer from Missouri Southern State. 

This season, Marten has set her career-highs for shots with seven, shots on goal with six and goals with three. 

Marten has been a key part in the Warhawks turnaround from the 2020-21 season. The Warhawks already have more wins than they had for all of the previous year.

Volleyball rallies in home opener

ULM volleyball hosted rival Louisiana Tech last Tuesday for the Warhawks’ first home game this season. What looked to be another sweep over ULM turned into a highly-competitive five set contest with ULM winning 3-2 (18-25, 25-27, 25-22, 26-24, 15-10). 

This victory snapped a seven game losing streak dating back to Sept. 3 against McNeese State.

Leadership and youth collided with senior Cali Assaley scoring 28 kills and freshman Avery Cole scoring 26 kills. 

 Junior Mariana Volponi e Giordan set her teammates up with 34 assists. Junior Madeline Hogan led her team with 26 digs. 

The Lady Techsters went up with ease in the first set 25-18. Tech stole the lead from the Warhawks in the second set. Cali Assaley’s return to the court nearly sparked  a ULM comeback in the second set, but the Warhawks were stopped 27-25. 

ULM carried the momentum from their late set surge into set three. They survived a great defensive game at the net to take their first set of the game 25-22. 

Tech gave a final solid effort and extended the fourth set. Assaley ended the set with her 24th kill of the night.

With all the momentum in their corner, ULM went on a scoring streak late in the fifth and final set to beat the Lady Techsters 3-2 in a comeback victory.