Let the playoffs begin.
The No. 3-seeded Fairmont State women’s basketball team is hoping to continue its three-game winning streak past No. 14 seed Wheeling Jesuit.
On Saturday, FSU squeaked past Ohio Valley, 77-70.
This time, it isn’t any game. There can’t be any mess-ups because it’s the beginning of the WVIAC Tournament.
Although the Cardinals have a below average record at 8-18 overall and 5-17 in the WVIAC, they have a pair of players who can light up the scoreboard.
Jamie Sobczak leads Wheeling Jesuit at 13.1 points per game and Breanna Butler adds 12.1 points. Both were named to the all-WVIAC freshman team Sunday.
Earlier this season, the Lady Falcons rolled both times the Cardinals met the Falcons. Earlier this month, FSU tallied a 64-58 victory over WJU.
Although the Falcons were victorious in both games, Wheeling Jesuit was led by 18 points from Taneka Lewis. Kelsey Pacholke scored 14 points and Sobczak pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds for the Cardinals.
Painting the Falcons’ win is help from a slew of Falcons — Kaitlin Snyder, Hailey Garrett, Tiffany Nicholson, Briana Welch and Emily Lohr.
Almost every starter on the Lady Falcons’ squad averages near 10 points a game.
Lady Falcons host Wheeling Jesuit in WVIAC tourney showdown
Let the playoffs begin.
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FSU names McGinnis first women’s soccer coach
After sorting through about 90 applications, Fairmont State Director of Athletics Tim McNeely announced Tuesday that Patrick McGinnis has been named the Falcons’ first-ever women’s soccer coach.
This isn’t the first time McGinnis will be building a program from the ground up.
FSU takes out frustrations in 91-75 romp: PHOTOS
There’s little doubt second-year Fairmont State men’s basketball coach Jerrod Calhoun was angered by his team’s lackluster performance Monday in a 94-87 road loss to Glenville State.
Falcons look to rebound against WVU Tech
After being dealt its first loss of the season on Monday, Fairmont State (4-1, 1-1) is looking to get back on track when it welcomes WVU Tech (8-2) to Joe Retton Arena today at 1 p.m.
Pioneers hand Falcons first setback, 94-87
Fairmont State dug itself an early hole it could never get out of and as a result suffered its first setback of the 2013-14 season Monday night against a charged-up Glenville State team at the Lilly Gymnasium.
GSC nips Lady Falcons on last-second three, 111-110
Glenville State’s Ginny Mills drained a 3-point field goal with three seconds remaining to help the Lady Pioneers rally for a wild 111-110 victory over visiting Fairmont State on Monday evening at the Lilly Gymnasium.
Smothering defense helps FSU remain perfect: PHOTOS
Heading into its Mountain East Conference opener with visiting West Virginia Wesleyan Saturday afternoon at the Joe Retton Arena unbeaten Fairmont State knew exactly what it had to do to shut down the Bobcats.
And the Falcons did it to near perfection in the first half as they cruised to their fourth straight victory, 70-57.
Unselfish Lady Falcons roll past Bobcats, 75-42
Coming off of its first loss of the season, a 62-46 setback against Indiana (Pa.) University last week, veteran Fairmont State women's basketball coach Steve McDonald had a simple but clear message for his team heading into Saturday afternoon's Mountain East Conference opener with West Virginia Wesleyan at the Joe Retton Arena: Share the basketball.
FSU unveils plan for future of Joe Retton Arena
Fairmont State University allowed its donors to see where their money has been going Saturday and introduced a plan for a future project.
The university, which just finished up renovations on the facilities at Joe Retton Arena, is planning an estimated $1.5 million project to put in new flooring along with new seats in the arena.
FSU defeated in MEC championship
Wheeling Jesuit swept Fairmont State to claim the inaugural Mountain East Conference Tournament on Saturday evening in Wheeling.
Woodman, FSU seek marked improvement in off-season
From the get-go, first-year Fairmont State University football coach Jason Woodman and his staff were kind of behind the eight-ball so to speak heading into the 2013 season.
Woodman wasn't hired as the Falcons' head coach until right before Christmas, and it was the second week of January before he had most of his coaching staff assembled with him in Fairmont.
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