Senior quarterback Marc Evans and junior midfielder Shelley Mueller are the newest recipients of the Bulldog of the Week honor earned by SWOSU athletes. The award is sponsored by Wright Radio, home of SWOSU Athletics on 95.5 'The Coyote.'
Evans (Ventura, Calif.) had one of his best performances in his two-year Bulldog career Saturday night against East Central when he threw for 414 yards and three touchdowns against the Tiger defense. Evans completed 72 percent of his passes going 23 for 32 on passing attempts with zero turnovers in the game. His 414 yards gained in the air surpassed his previous career high of 369 yards set last season against ECU. The senior now ranks third in school history in passing attempts, completions, and touchdowns and fourth all time in passing yards. Evans’s efforts helped lead the Bulldogs to a 41-7 victory over the Tigers and a second-straight victory for SWOSU after starting the season 0-4. Looking forward, SWOSU (2-4, 2-4 GAC) will head to Southern Nazarene this weekend to face the Crimson Storm and then will host Oklahoma Baptist the following Thursday (Oct. 20) looking to even their season record back at 4-4.
Mueller (Enid, Okla.) scored the game-winning goal against Oklahoma Baptist in overtime on Saturday afternoon. The junior played in all 92 minutes of the match, anchoring the midfield for the Bulldogs. SWOSU jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute of the game courtesy of a penalty kick, but relinquished that lead in the second half after a mishandled corner kick tied the game at 1-1. The Bulldogs scored on another penalty kick putting them ahead 2-1 in the 68th minute before conceding another goal in the 81st minute that allowed the Lady Bison to tie the game back up at 2-2 going into overtime. It was Mueller two minutes into the overtime period, taking a rebounded shot off a free kick and netting it home, giving the Bulldogs a 3-2 victory in the first overtime period. The goal was just her second but most important goal of the season. With the victory, SWOSU is now 8-2-1 overall and 5-1 in Great American Conference play.
2016-17 Bulldogs of the Week, Presented by Wright Wradio:
Sept. 5: Sandra Nabweteme (Soccer), Kevin Joseph (Football)
Sept. 12: Conner Bays (Football), Isela Sandoval (Cross Country)
Sept. 19: Addie Aman (Volleyball), Sheldon Wilson (Football)
Sept. 26: Stefan Idstam (Men’s Golf), Kelsi Schmidtberger (Volleyball)
Oct. 3: DeLayni Fine (Volleyball), Kenneth Martey (Football)
Oct. 10: Marc Evans (Football), Shelley Mueller (Soccer)
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