Sports Digest September 3-6

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The Culver-Stockton College women’s volleyball team began Heart of America Athletic Conference action with a 26-24, 30-28, 13-25, 25-22 victory over Peru State College Monday afternoon at the Al Wheeler Activity Center in Peru, Neb.

Madison McClain registered her fourth double-double of the season with a team-best 13 kills and 20 digs to lead the Wildcats. Heleine Filipe added 12 kills, while Ali Scott and Taylor Coleygarnered six kills each.

Gabi De Jesus Colon dished out 20 set assists and was the only one in double figures as eight other players recorded assists in the match. De Jesus Colon and Sarah Wells totaled three service aces each.

Defensively, junior libero Veiauna Herman was all over the back line with a match-high 38 digs. Herman and McClain combined for 58 of the 84 digs in the match by the Wildcats.

C-SC also was a forced at the net with 10 team blocks, recording two solo blocks and 16 block assists. Filipe led the way with five total blocks, one solo and four assists, while Cameron Prenterhad four blocks with one solo and three assists.

The Wildcats, now 3-5 overall and 1-0 in the Heart, is scheduled to play this Friday, Sept. 10, at Evangel University in. Another Heart contest. First serve is set for 7 p.m.

Jase Orndorff threw five touchdown passes as the Culver-Stockton College football team ended 26 years of frustration with a 37-19 victory over MidAmerica Nazarene University Saturday afternoon at the Olathe District Activity Center in Olathe, Kan.

The victory was the first for the Wildcats over the Pioneers since a 45-43 decision at Ellison Poulton Stadium during the 1993 season, a span of 26 games.

Things didn’t start so well for the Wildcats as the offense turned the ball over on their first possession. The Pioneers made the Wildcats pay, driving 35 yards on eight plays culminating on a 3-yard pass from CJ Fowler to Colinje Wilridge for a 7-0 lead.

Orndorff and the Wildcats answered with a 30-yard touchdown pass to Mateen Johnson and a 59-yard touchdown pass to Connor Perrine to give the Wildcats a 14-7 lead after the first quarter.

C-SC garnered its third straight touchdown with 1:20 remaining in the first half when Johnson hauled in his second touchdown pass of the day from Orndorff, this time from 34 yards away. The Wildcats led 20-7 at the intermission.

After forcing a punt on the initial possession of the second half, the Wildcats 84 yards on just three plays to up the lead to 27-7 when Slayton Ochoa caught a seven-yard pass from. The big play in the drive was a 74-yard catch and run from Orndorff to Ochoa.

After the Pioneers cut the deficit to 27-13, C-SC replied with another long drive that culminated with a Connor Perrine catching a seven-yard touchdown pass for his second scoring reception of the day.

Michael Velasco added a 26-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter to increase the lead to 37-13 before MNU scored a late touchdown to account for the final margin.

Orndorff finished the day with 370 yards after completing 20 passes on 31 attempts. He also carried the ball six times for 21 yards giving him 391 total yards in the game.

Orndorff’s main target was Ochoa who caught seven passes for 143 yards. Perrine had five receptions for 91 yards while Johnson finished the day with three catches for 75 yards.

The Wildcats, who totaled 513 yards in the game, also rushed for 143 yards on 38 attempts, an average of 3.8 yards per carry.

Jordan Grant led the rushing attack with 89 yards on 18 attempts, an average of 4.9 yards per carry. Tyler Danzby registered 28 yards on 10 carries.

The Wildcat defense held the Pioneer offense in check most of the day, limiting the hosts to 372 total yards. MNU garnered 131 rushing yards and 241 passing yards in the game. The defense also forced two turnovers with David Hernandez intercepting a pass and also recovering a fumble.

The Wildcats (1-1) return home next Saturday, Sept. 11, and will host Evangel University at Poulton Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. C-SC defeated the Crusaders 34-17 last season in the Wildcats’ only home game of the 2020 campaign.

The Culver-Stockton College women’s volleyball team swept Crowley’s Ridge College Saturday afternoon to at Charles Field House to improve to 2-0 at home this season.

The Wildcats opened the match with eight straight points in the first set and was never threatened in the 25-11, 25-12, 25-20 victory.

C-SC (2-5) were hitting machines in the first set, committing just three hitting errors on 22 attempts. They recorded 15 kills in the set for a .545 hitting percentage.

The Wildcats cooled off in the next two sets and settled for an overall hitting percentage of .313. C-SC totaled 48 kills in the match to the Pioneers’ 13 total kills.

Heleine Filipe led the way offensively with 12 kills. She had just three errors on 18 attempts for a .500 hitting percentage.

Freshmen Lexia Capes and Abby Godwin recorded seven kills each with Capes garnering a .429 hitting percentage with one error on 14 attempts. Godwin had a .250 .hitting percentage with three errors on 16 attempts.

Gabi De Jesus Colon recorded 18 set assists to claim game-high honors. Sarah Wells totaled 12 set assists. The Wildcats recorded 46 set assists on 48 kills and had four service aces.

Defensively, Veiauna Herman reached double figures in digs with 16. Capes was next with five digs.

The Wildcats are scheduled to begin Heart of America Athletic Conference play Monday, Sept. 6, at Peru State College in Peru, Neb. Game time is slated for 11 a.m.

Joaquin Cordoba scored one goal and added an assist, while Gabriel Fernandez tallied two assists to lead the Culver-Stockton men’s soccer team to a 4-2 victory over Avila University Friday night at Ellison Poulton Stadium.

Cordoba opened the scoring with what possibly could have been the fastest goal in school history when he gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead just 17 seconds in. Cordoba took a pass from Austing Jones from the right sideline and beat Avila goalkeeper Naji Aburas.

Cordoba then assisted on the Wildcats’ next goal when he sent a long pass ahead to Baldo Moreno who beat Aburas one-on-one to give C-SC a two goal lead in the 17th minute.

The Wildcats completed the first half in the final minute and Fernandez recorded his first assist of the night, finding Harrison Fey off a corner kick with 24 seconds left in the half to give C-SC a 3-0 advantage.

The Wildcats held a 10-4 advantage on overall shots with a 5-2 edge on shots on goal. C-SC also had seven of its 13 corner kicks in the opening 45 minutes.

Avila scored in the 64th minute to cut the margin to 3-1; however, the Wildcats answered 65 seconds later when Fernandez sent another corner kick to the six-yard line and Adam Fowler headed it past new goalkeeper Cale Sherrock for a 4-1 lead.

The Wildcats finished with a 16-8 edge in shots and had 13 corner kicks to the Eagles’ zero. The game was marred by 11 cautions combined in the game with Avila being issued six of those cards.

The Wildcats (2-1) are slated to play Hannibal-LaGrange University this Wednesday, Sept. 8, in Hannibal, Mo. Game time is scheduled for 2 p.m.