Sports Digest October 16-17

Here is the latest Wildcat sports summary, courtesy of the C-SC Sports Information Deparment and SID John Schild.  For more information, visit

The Culver-Stockton men and women’s bowling teams opened their respective seasons this weekend at the Mid-States Championships in Wichita, Kan.

The women’s team opened the tournament Saturday by registering 4,881 pins and was in 15th place at the end six team games. The Wildcats averaged 813 pins per game.

On Sunday, C-SC garnered 3,418 pins in 20 baker games, an average of 170.9 per game, and jumped up three spots to finish 12th out of 26 teams competing in the tournament.

The women’s team narrowly missed out on qualifying for bracket play, ending 191 pins short of eighth place.

The men also had a solid first weekend, finishing 17th out of 28 men’s teams competing.

The Wildcats collected 5,681 pins in six team games Saturday and was 16th overall after one day. The ‘Cats averaged 946 pins in each of the first six games.

In 20 baker games Sunday, C-SC added 3,635, an average of 181.8 pins per game, and dropped one spot in the standings.

The Wildcats return to action next weekend, Oct. 23-24, at the Lions Classic in St. Charles, Mo.

Joaquin Cordoba scored twice, including the game-winner in overtime, to give the Culver-Stockton men’s soccer team a 2-1 victory Saturday night over Park University.

The Wildcats and Pirates couldn’t settle it after 90 minutes and the game went to overtime tied 1-1.

In the overtime, C-SC controlled the play early and forced a pair of back-to-back corner kicks.

On the second corner kick, Milan Cardoen sent the ball to the middle of the goal box and found Cordoba who headed the game winner past Elias Eichorn for the game-winner in the 94th minute.

After a scoreless first half, Cordoba gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead when he dented the back of the net on a free kick in the 51st minute of action.

Park answered with the equalizer in the 67th minute and controlled play for the rest of regulation at that point.

Each team registered six shots in the first half, but the Pirates found energy after the tying goal and outshot the Wildcats 10-4 in the second half. Park finished with a 16-12 edge for the game.

Jack Gibson was big in goal, making nine saves in the game to keep the Wildcats in it.

C-SC, now 4-9 overall and 2-6 in the Heart, is scheduled to play at Clarke University this Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Dubuque, Iowa. Game time is set for 8 p.m.

Park University put a scare into the Culver-Stockton women’s soccer team with two quick goals in the first 18 minutes of Saturday’s Heart of America Athletic Conference match at Poulton Stadium Saturday night.

The Wildcats responded with six unanswered goals to post a 6-2 victory over the Pirates and improve to 10-3-1 overall and 5-2-1 in the Heart. Park falls to 1-8-1 overall and 1-8-0 in the league.

The Pirates came out and controlled play for the first 20 minutes resulting in a pair of goals to put the Wildcats on their heels.

C-SC cut the lead in half in the 24th minute when Anglea Lloret took a pass from Rachel Iacobellis, beat a defender and beat the Pirate goalkeeper to the far post for her fifth goal of the season.

Three minutes later, Montse Caparros was taken down in the penalty area resulting a penalty kick for the hosts.

Kirstin Jannin buried the penalty kick to tie the game in the 27th minute. It was Jannin’s sixth goal of the year.

Twenty-two seconds later, Isabella Aranda took a pass from Lloret and Jannin and gave the Wildcats the lead with her fourth goal of the year.

Leading 3-2 at the intermission, the Wildcats continued their offensive assault when Lloret netted her second goal of the game off an assist from Savannah Stauffer in the 50th minute.

Aranda added her second goal of the game in the 55th minute, and Coral Dillie notched her fourth goal of the year in the 84th minute to finish the scoring. Lloret assisted on Aranda’s goal while Abbey Conner had the assist on Dillie’s goal.

After giving up two goals early, goalkeeper Trinity Register rebounded to make four saves in the game to record the victoy.

The Wildcats outshot the visitors 18-8 overall and had an 8-6 edge in corner kicks.

C-SC will travel to Dubuque, Iowa, this Wednesday, Oct. 20, to face Clarke University in a conference match. Game time is slated for 6 p.m.

The Culver-Stockton football team opened Heart of America Athletic Conference North Division play with a convincing 50-3 victory over Graceland University Saturday afternoon in Lamoni, Iowa.

The Wildcats piled up 488 yards of offense, including 329 yards on the ground in the victory. C-SC played without starting quarterback Jase Orndorff, who was nursing a lower body injury.

C-SC led 6-0 after one quarter on th strength of a five-play, 53-yard drive on its opening possession. The drive ended with a thrr-yard touchdown run by Jordan Grant.

The Wildcats turned the ball over with a fumble on its next possession; however, backup quarterback Cody Thorne notched his first career touchdown with a five-yard early in the second quarter, Michael Velasco added there extra point for a 13-0 lead.

The teams traded punts on the next two possessions and the Yellowjackets took over at their own six-yard line after a 41-yard punt from C-SC’s Maxwell Blaschke.

Graceland got a first down to its own 26 before a pair of false start penalties and two incompletions set the Yellowjackets up with a third-and-20 Athletic their own 16.

On the next play, Pat Robinson sacked Graceland quarterback Michael Lewis and forced a fumble. Fellow linebacker Dalton Huffman scooped up the loose ball and ran it in from seven yards out for a 19-0 C-SC lead.

Thorne found Dominic Herrera with a five-yard touchdown pass with 43 seconds left before halftime to give the Wildcats a 26-0 lead at the break.

In the third quarter, Velasco made a 37-yard field goal, Thorne scored on a 37-yard run, and Tyler Danzey scampered in from 49 yards out to take a 43-0 lead to the final quarter.

After a field goal by Graceland early in the fourth quarter avoided the shutout, Demarion Cobb added a one-yard run with seven minutes remaining to account for the final score.

Danzey led the C-SC rushing attack with 96 yards on just six carries. Grant finished with 93 yards on 16 attempts.

Thorne totaled 152 yards on the day with 116 yards passing on 9 of 14 accuracy and 36 yards rushing on four carries. Connor Perrine led all receivers with five catches for 62 yards.

Defensively, the Wildcats recorded six sacks in the game with Noah Dukes registering two sacks. Dukes and Huffman each recorded five tackles to lead the defense.

The Wildcats, now 5-2 overall and 1-0 in the North Division, is scheduled to play at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, next Saturday, Oct. 23. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m.