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September 11th, 2012
There's one word that the Mississippi State Bulldogs don't want to have anything to do with this week â€“ letdown.
After defeating the Auburn Tigers 28-10 in its Southeastern Conference opener, it will be easy for overconfidence to set in at MSU. That doesn't need to happen.
The Starkville High School volleyball team is finding its form at the right time in the season.
The Lady Yellowjackets knocked off division foe Callaway 3-0 Tuesday night at the Beehive.
SHS improved its overall record to 11-11 and 2-0 in district play.
"This was a big win," SHS head coach Lauren Love said. "Callaway is athletic and they play a fast-paced match."
MABEN â€“ With the game tied at 8-8 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Madison Flemmings walked to the plate.
She delivered a single up the middle to score Mamie Hollenhead and the East Webster softball team beat Eupora 9-8 in eight innings in district game.
The Lady Wolverines (11-2) entered the bottom of the seventh inning trailing 5-3. Autumn Frost hit a 2-run home run to tie the game.
WEST POINT â€“ Mississippi State remains in fourth placed after two rounds of the inaugural Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational with a 598 team total.
The Lady Bulldogs stand at 22-over par which ranks among the best 36-hole totals in the programs history.
Additionally, State stands just 10 shots behind Southeastern Conference foe Kentucky.
Since Dan Mullen took the job as head coach at Mississippi State, heâ€™s waited for today to come. The day the Bulldogs have to deal with success.
During Mullenâ€™s weekly address to the media on Monday, he explained the need for his team to be able to handle a situation it has never faced - learning how to play when youâ€™re having success.
WEST POINT â€“ The Mississippi State Lady Bulldog golf team remains in the hunt as it opens play in the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational.
MSU fired a 297 during the first round which was good enough for fourth place after day one.
The 9-over par team total was the fifth-lowest open round ever for the Lady Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs opened Southeastern Conference play with a sound 28-10 defeat of the Auburn Tigers on Saturday.
On Sunday, MSU head coach Dan Mullen quickly addressed the win and moved on to Troy.
Mississippi Stateâ€™s womenâ€™s golf team opens the 2012-13 season today with the inaugural Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational.
When the ladies tee it up at Old Waverly Golf Club later today, it will mark the first time in the 33-year history of the program the Bulldogs will host a regular season event.
Mississippi State soccer coach Neil Macdonald was looking for a tight and physical match going into Southeastern Conference play this week.
He got one Sunday night against in-state opponent Southern Mississippi.
It takes big plays during the course of a football game to pull off big victories in the Southeastern Conference.
On Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium, the Mississippi State Bulldogs made several such plays in defeating the Auburn Tigers 28-10. It was the first win in an SEC opener for the Bulldogs since a 17-0 decision over South Carolina in 1999.