Sports Digest October 30-31

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Kalia Abad netted a Golden Goal with 1:28 remaining in the first overtime to give the Culver-Stockton women’s soccer team a 1-0 victory over 17th-ranked Missouri Valley Saturday night at Poulton Stadium.

The Wildcats end the regular season with a 13-4-1 overall record and 8-3-1 mark in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

C-SC finished fourth in league play and will be the fourth seed when the postseason tournament begins next Saturday. The Wildcats will likely host Baker University at Poulton Stadium.

The win also ties the school record for victories in a season with 13, matching the 2003 team.

The game was close throughout with the Wildcats holding a 16-12 edge in shots and a 5-4 advantage in corner kicks.

C-SC’s best chance to score came early in the second half when the Vikings were called for a handball in the penalty area.

However, MVC goalkeeper Marina Barneda stopped the penalty kick attempt by Jody Ellis to keep the game scoreless. Barneda had six saves in the game.

The Vikings’ best chance came in the 86th minute when Valentina Cardosa had a point blank shot near the right post.

However, C-SC freshman goalkeeper Mackenzie Frizzell stoned her and the game remained scoreless. Frizzell also made six saves in the game.

The game-winner came after the Vikings were called for a foul near their bench about 35 yards out.

Ellis sent the re-start to the middle of the penalty area and a scramble ensued before Abad was able to punch the ball into the net.

The goal was the second of the season for Abad while Ellis recorded her eighth assist of the year.

It was a record-setting day for the Culver-Stockton College football team in a 52-28 Heart of America Athletic Conference North Division victory over William Penn University Saturday afternoon.

From a team standpoint, the Wildcats earned their seventh victory of the season to tie the 1969 team for the most victories in school history. C-SC is now 7-2 overall and 3-0 in the North Division. The 1969 team finished 7-1-1 during that season.

Individually, junior wide receiver Connor Perrine set the record for receiving touchdowns in a career when he hauled in a 27-yard pass from Jase Orndorff in the first quarter to give the Wildcats a 7-0 lead.

Perrine now has 29 receiving touchdowns, which is one more than C-SC Athletic Hall of Famer Kevin Wiley, who finished with 28 from 1986-89.

Sophomore receiver Slayton Ochoa also entered the record books with a huge day receiving the football.

Ochoa caught four passes for 263 yards and three touchdowns. The 263 yards receiving broke the single game record which was also owned by Wiley. Wiley had 232 yards receiving in a game against Iowa Wesleyan on Sept. 16, 1989.

Ochoa’s touchdown receptions covered 58, 79 and 78 yards in length. He averaged 65.8 yards per reception.

Tyler Danzey also had a big day for the Wildcats, scoring twice on runs of nine and 42 yards.

Fellow running back Jordan Grant inched closer to the 1,000-yard plateau with his fifth 100-yard rushing game of the season and eighth of his career. Grant had 125 yards rushing on 23 carries and one touchdown.

Grant is 45 yards away from the 1000-yard mark and just 116 yards short of the single season record of 10,71 by Charles Larson in 1940.

The Wildcats piled up 574 yards of total offense with 184 yards coming on the ground.

Orndorff, who missed the last two games while nursing an injury, attempted just 17 passes in the game, completing 13 of them for 390 yards and four touchdowns.

The Wildcat defense forced seven fumbles in the game, recovering two of them.

Dalton Huffman totaled 14 total tackles to lead the defense, forcing two fumbles and recording a sack.

Nolan Dreher garnered 10 tackles and had a pass breakup.

The Wildcats are scheduled to play at fourth-ranked Grand View University next week in a game featuring a pair of 3-0 teams in the division. The Vikings are 9-0 overall after a 27-7 victory over Peru State Saturday. Game time is set for 12 p.m. in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Culver-Stockton College women’s volleyball team finished its 2021 road schedule with a four-set loss to Benedictine College Saturday afternoon in Atchison, Kan.

The Wildcats end the season with a 3-10 record in true road matches and are 9-20 overall and 5-13 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference with one match remaining this Tuesday, Nov. 2, at home against Clarke University, Game time is set for 7 p.m.

As has been their custom, the Wildcats got off to a slow start and dropped the firs two sets 25-18 and 25-18.

After winning the third set 25-16, C-SC never found the same magic in the fourth set and went quietly 25-13.

Madison McClain led the Wildcats with 12 kills in the match. Taylor Coley garnered nine terminations, while Heleine Filipe and Ali Scott tallied six kills each. Maddy Logan recorded 19 set assists.

C-SC was strong at the net defensively, registering 14 team blocks in the match. Scott had 10 block assists while Filipe tabulated seven block assists. Kyla Ellis led the back row with 11 digs.

The Culver-Stockton College men’s soccer team ended the 2021 campaign with a 12-1 loss to 10th-ranked Missouri Valley College Saturday night at Poulton Stadium.

The Wildcats never threatened as the Vikings, the defending NAIA national champion, tallied eight goals in the first half.

C-SC’s lone bright spot came in the 72nd minute when Tuckker Johnson scored his first goal of the season and the second of his career on a penalty kick.

The Wildcats conclude the season with a 4-13 overall record and a 2-10 mark in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.