Wildcats pick up first victory
Trailing 14-5 in the fourth set of the Heart of America Athletic Conference opener against Graceland, the Culver-Stockton College women's volleyball team stormed back to finish off a 19-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-22 victory at Charles Field House.
After a Madison McClain kill ended a four-point Graceland run, C-SC rattled off eight straight points on Ellie Packer's serve. She had two aces, while McClain and Taylor Corey each had two kills in the run. The Wildcats took the lead for good on a Corey kill and scored the last three points of the match on Gabi DeJesus Colon's serve.
"I knew we would just push through," said C-SC coach Lauren Eldridge, who earned her first coaching victory. "In the first set, we came up from a little bit of a deficit. I knew if we could do that again we'd be good to go."
McClain led the Wildcats with 13 kills, and Taylor added nine. DeJesus Colon dished out 19 assists, while Packer had 24 digs
Pirates struggle in season opener
The Hannibal volleyball team struggled to slow the Columbia Hickman attack Tuesday night, losing 25-18, 25-16, 25-12 in the season opener. Bella Falconer finished with 10 digs, three kills and an ace for the Pirates, while Allie Hull had 10 digs and Kendel Locke collected six kills.
Blue Devils, Raiders tie in quadrangular
The Quincy High School and Quincy Notre Dame boys golf teams both posted a 162 team score Tuesday at Westview Golf Course, tying for the top spot in a quadrangular. Central shot a 224 and Rushville-Industry carded a 236.
The Raiders' Alex McCulla took medalist honors with a 4-under 32, while the Blue Devils' Cameron Bergman and Cole Nicholas both shot 4-over 40. QHS's Luke Mettemeyer and Luke Chevalier posted 41s, and QND's Ross Thompson had a 44.
Chargers topple triangular field
Jackson Murphy shot a 38 to lead the Illini West boys golf team to a victory in a triangular Tuesday at Carthage Country Club. The Chargers posted a 161 total, while Liberty and Southeastern each carded a 189. Liberty's Blake Arnold was the medalist with a 37.
Saukees topple Tigers in dual
The Pittsfield boys golf team posted a 178 total Tuesday at Old Orchard Country Club, beating Beardstown in a dual as the Tigers shot a 236. Saukees freshman Brennan Tomhave was medalist with a 43, while T.J. Reel shot a 44.
Novosel, Blue Devils win again
Quincy High School junior Laci Novosel shot a 40 on the front nine at Westview Golf Course on Tuesday, leading the Blue Devils to a 174 team score and the victory in a triangular. Quincy Notre Dame shot a 188 and Payson Seymour carded a 267. Paige Cain shot a 41 for QHS.
Hana Knuffman led the Raiders with a 44, while Abbey Schreacke posted a 47 and Emma Eyler shot a career-low 48.
White leads Saukees in triangular
Audrey White shot a 47 and led the Pittsfield girls golf team to a 205 total in Tuesday's triangular at Old Orchard Country Club. Unity posted a 249 and Beardstown had a 285. Lauren Williams shot a 51 for Pittsfield, while Caroline Knox led Unity with a 55.
Wildcats finish fifth in first event
The Culver-Stockton College women's golf team opened its season with a fifth-place finish in the Evangel Fall Invitational on Tuesday at Bill and Payne Stewart Golf Course. The Wildcats carded a team score of 366. Kansas Wesleyan won the event with a 305.
Emily Grodjesk led the Wildcats with a 19-over 89 to finish in a tie for 16th. Hayley Guilinger finished 18th with a score of 20-over 90.