Sports Digest August 24-29

Here’s the latest in Wildcat sports, courtesy of John Schild and the C-SC Sports Information Department.  For complete information, visit

The Culver-Stockton College women’s volleyball team began the 2021 campaign with a four-set victory over the University of Health Science and Pharmacy of St.Louis Tuesday night at Charles Field House.

The Wildcats totaled 39 set assists overall with Sarah Wells distributing 20 assists and Alyssa Baltimore adding 12. Wells and Veiauna Herman each garnered two service aces each.

Defensively, the Wildcats registered 10 team blocks with six solo stuffs and eight block assists. McClain totaled five blocks with one solo while Scott had four blocks (2 solo) and Kate Peterson garnered three blocks (two solo).

C-SC recorded 51 total digs with Herman being the only one in double figures with 14. Kyla Ellis garnered eight digs while Baltimore and Kelsie Schieppe totaled six each.

The Wildcats (1-0) are scheduled to play in the Hampton Inn Classic this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 27-28, in Columbia, Mo. C-SC plays Columbia College (Mo.) at 1 p.m. and John Brown (Ark.) at 3 p.m. Friday.

A quick start propelled the Culver-Stockton College men’s soccer team to a 2-0 season-opening victory over William Woods University Wednesday night at Poulton Stadium.

The Wildcats took the opening kickoff and swiftly moved into Owl territory where they forced the visitors into a foul and a free kick. That free kick led to a quick flurry and a shot by Eduardo Garcia that deflected off the goalkeeper to Joaquin Cordoba who buried the shot into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead just three minutes into he contest.

That early goal helped the Wildcats control play throughout the first half and end the opening 45 minutes with a 10-1 advantage in shots.

The Wildcats finally added an insurance goal in the 79th minute when they forced a corner kick. Gabriel Fernandez sent a low shot through the goal box and found Benjamin Doncel who re-directed into the net.

Fernandez led the Wildcats with seven shots overall, including four on goal, while Doncel had five total shots with four on target.

Sophomore goalkeeper Jack Gibson recorded the shutout for the Wildcats, making three saves in the game. The highlight of the night was nifty save by Gibson on a breakaway late in the second half.

The Wildcats (1-0) is scheduled to play at Saint Ambrose University next Tuesday, Aug. 31, in Davenport, Iowa. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.