Sports Digest October 23-24

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The Culver-Stockton men’s bowling team narrowly missed reaching the championship match at the Lions Classic, settling for third place in the event.

The Wildcats, who were seeded fourth in match play after collecting 6,473 pins during the preliminary round, opened match play Sunday with a three-game victory over Missouri Baptist.

The Wildcats won the first game 201-189 before falling in game two 215-133 to set up a third an decisive game. C-SC prevailed 175-160 to advance to face top-seeded McKendree.

The net round also went three games as McKendree scratched out a victory. The Bearcats won the first game 166-147 before the Wildcats registered a 210-190 victory. In the deciding game, McKendree advanced with a 195-174 decision.

C-SC faced Missouri Baptist in the consolation final and defeated the Spartan 2-1 in games.

In the first game, a five-ball roll off wa needed as the two teams tied 166-166. The Wildcats won the roll off 48-45 to claim the ever important first game.

In game two, the Spartan rebounded for a 189-149 victory, but the Wildcats advanced with a 171-158 win in the third and final game.

Needing to beat McKendree twice to advance to the championship match, the Wildcats swept the Bearcats 210-194 and 196-164 to force n if necessary series.

In the deciding round, McKendree opened with a 234-125 victory. However, C-SC re-grouped and picked up a 197-180 win to force a game three. In the final game, C-SC ran out of steam and fell to the Bearcats 211-168.

The Wildcats are scheduled to bowl in the Five Seasons Classic next weekend, Oct. 30-31, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The Culver-Stockton women’s bowling team made a nice run to a third-place finish at the Lions Classic hosted by Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., Saturday and Sunday.

The Wildcats totaled 5,917 pins in the preliminary rounds Saturday and Sunday to qualify as the fifth seed in match play.

In the opening round of match play, C-SC defeated Lewis (Ill.) University two games to one to advance in the winner’s bracket. After losing the opening game 192-191, the Wildcats rebounded to win the next two games 163-136 and 191-188.

Having earned a bye in the next round, the Wildcat faced Kansas Newman in the next third round and fell to the Jets 223-168 and 152-136.

C-SC rebounded from that loss and defeated Avila (Mo.) University 170-152 and 183-128 to era another shot at Newman.

However, the Jets proved to be too tough and eliminated the Wildcats 221-190 and 214-163.

Individually, junior Carlee Hummel was named to the Lions Classic All-Tournament team for her play during the weekend.

The Wildcats return to action next weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30-31, at the Five Seasons Classic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

A strong second half helped the Culver-Stockton women’s soccer team earn a 3-2 Heart of America Athletic Conference victory over MidAmerica Nazarene University Saturday afternoon in Olathe, Kan.

The victory keeps the Wildcats in the hunt for a possible home playoff game and improves their record to 11-4-1 overall and 6-3-1 in the Heart with two games remaining. The victory also gave Head Coach Tyler Tomlinson his 100th career victory. Tomlinson is 100-83-16 overall in 10-plus years at the helm.

C-SC struck first and led 1-0 after a Jody Ellis converted a penalty kick in the 15th minute of the game. However, the Pioneers answered with a goal in the 17th minute, and then notched another goal on a penalty kick in the 35th minute to take a 2-1 lead to halftime.

The Wildcats, who had a 20-9 edge in shots for the game, came out firing in the second half and held a 12-2 advantage in shots in the second 45 minutes of play. It also led to a 9-0 edge in corner kicks, including 7-0 in the second half.

The constant pressure finally paid off in the 71st minute when Kirstin Jannin took a pass from Angela Lloret and netted the equalizer.

Four minutes later, in the 76th minute, the pressure by the Wildcats forced MNU to take a penalty inside the penalty area for another penalty kick. Jannin took the reins and cored her eighth goal of the season to give the Wildcats the lead.

Mackenzie Frizzell, making her first collegiate start, made the lead stand up to earn her first victory of her career. Frizzell made two saves in the game.

The Wildcats are scheduled to play their final road game of the regular season this Wednesday, Oct. 27, at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Game time is set for 5 p.m.

The Culver-Stockton football team overcame five turnovers and a strong bid by upset-minded Clarke University to post a 17-6 Heart of America Athletic Conference victory Saturday afternoon at Dalzell Field in Dubuque, Iowa.

The Wildcats trailed 6-0 after one quarter on a pair of Anthony Gomez field goals. The first one sailed through from 45 yards out, while the second one was made from 41 yards away.

After forcing a Clarke punt early in the second quarter, C-SC was able to take a 7-6 lead when Connor Perrine hauled in a 66-yard pass from Cody Thorne and took it to the house for his ninth receiving touchdown of the season.

Perrine now has 28 career receiving touchdowns, which ties former Wildcat and C-SC Athletic Hall-of-Famer Kevin Wiley for the most in school history.

The Wildcat defense, which allowed just 177 total yards in the game, including 71 yards passing, forced another three-and-out on the ensuing possession.

The offense took 10 plays to move 44 yards before settling for a 31-yard field goal by Michael Velasco, his 10th of the season on 12 tries. The three points gave C-SC a 10-6 lead at halftime.

Neither team scored in the third quarter, but the Wildcats seemingly sealed the victory in the first minute of the fourth quarter when Jordan Grant broke away for a 22-yard touchdown run to make the score 17-6.

Grant rushed for 135 yards on 22 carries in the game giving him 830 rushing yards this season. He is 170 yards away from the 1,000-yard plateau and only 242 yards away from the single-season record of 1,071, which was set by Charles Larson in 1940.

Perrine ended the day with 130 yard receiving on four receptions while Thorne was 12-for-19 for 173 yards passing. The Wildcats registered 349 total yards of offense, including 163 yards on the ground.

Defensively, Dalton Huffman and Eric Nicks turned in big days with 12and 11 tackles, respectively. Huffman had four solo stops, including three tackles behind the line-of-scrimmage. Nicks had three solo tackles and a sack.

The Wildcats, who haven played at home since Sept. 25, return to Poulton Stadium next Saturday, Oct. 30, to face William Penn University. Game time is slated for 12 p.m. The Wildcats are currently 6-2 overall and 2-0 in the Heart’s North Division. A victory Saturday would tie the 1969 team for most victories in school history with seven.