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Monmouth College Fighting Scot Weekend Report

Men’s Soccer

MONMOUTH, IL (09/02/2019) Monmouth scored first, but neither team could gain much of an edge Monday night when the Scots and the Central College Dutch battled to a 1-1 double overtime draw.

Hadyn DeLeeuw found Devin Cross for a Scots’ score before three minutes had elapsed to give Monmouth an early lead. Monmouth kept Central out of the net until the 41st minutes when the Dutch knotted the score at one each.

The teams combined for 14 second half shots, but none found the net as the match moved into the first overtime. The defenses ruled in the first extra session as Monmouth manages the only shot in the frame. Central fired off five shots in the final OT period, putting just one on goal that was stoned by goalkeeper Kensey Arlt, one of five saves in the game.

Monmouth continues their road trip this weekend with a Friday contest at Concordia Chicago and a Sunday jaunt to Buena Vista.

With their season opener Friday cancelled due to severe weather in St. Louis, the Monmouth College men’s soccer team opened their season at home Sunday, hosting the University of Dubuque.

MONMOUTH, IL (09/01/19) The Scots put two-thirds of their shots on goal, but came up on the short end of a 2-0 score. The Spartans broke the ice in the 22nd minute, but the Scots then held UD scoreless for the next 43 minutes. Dubuque added an insurance score in the 67th minute and held the Scots at bay down the stretch.

Taking over in the second half for starting goalkeeper Kieren Marshall, freshman ‘keeper Marcos Garibay stoned five of the Spartans’ six second half shots on goal. Duh Thang placed both of his shots on goal for the Scots, only to be turned aside by the Dubuque goalkeeper.

Volleyball

MONMOUTH, IL (08/31/2019) New Monmouth College volleyball coach Emily Thebeau is off to a good start after her Fighting Scots handled Lincoln Christian University 3-1 and rolled by Principia 3-0 at the season-opening Monmouth College Volleyball Invitational on Saturday.

LCU edged the Scots 25-19 in the day’s opening set, but the Scots finished the day winning their final six sets. Monmouth took advantage of the Red Lions’ trouble at the net in Set 2, rolling to a 25-13 win. The Scots kept the momentum rolling with 25-22, 25-19 wins in Sets 3 and 4 for the win behind a 10-kill effort by Hannah Jones and nine from Ashley Farris.

Led by Riley Cook’s 12 kills and .476 average, Monmouth lands a .324 average in the straight set win over Principia. The Scots were pushed to the limit in Set 1 before pulling out a 26-24 win. They steadily built their advantage in the next two sets, winning 25-19 and 25-13 to finish the weekend with a perfect 2-0 record.

The Scots host Eureka Tuesday night at 7 p.m. before heading to the North Central Invitational Sept. 6-7.

Cross Country

MONMOUTH, IL (08/31/2019) Monmouth’s men and women turned in third-place finishes Friday at the season-opening Illinois Wesleyan Cross Country Opener where the Scots’ men turned in record times.

Griff Morrill and Riley Dulin were just over a second apart to finish 2-3 with a 15:48.50 and 15:49.94, respectively over the 5K course. Their separation ranks as the closest finish among Monmouth’s top two runners at that distance in program history. Morrill finished less than three seconds out of first.

Shay Haffner placed 24th in 17:00.07 and Tanner Heiple took 26th with a 17:02.86. Monmouth’s fifth runner, Mike Bersell, clocked a 17:36.56 to place 37th. The top five Scots ran a combined 83:15 for the school record total time for a 5K.

Alex Urbina and C.J. Bonifer finished 40th and 41st with times of 17:42.91 and 17:44.44 to give the Scots another program record for 5K. Their 118:45 for the top seven runners is the fastest total time in program history. Gavin Conway (17:55.61), Carlos Miranda (18:10.74), Jonah Cecil (19:26.98) and A.J. Walker (19:33.69) rounded out Monmouth’s men.

The Scots’ women placed six runners in the top 20 led by Arika Hofmann’s sixth-place finish with a time of 12:42.96. Caroline Young was just nine seconds back in 12:51.93 to place eighth. Just one second separated Ezzie Baltierra-Chavez’s 11th-place finish of 13:00.41 and No. 13 Mik Moore’s 13:01.88. Julia Sterr (13:07.62, 16th) and Kirsten Menke (13:16.41, 20th) finished Monmouth’s runners in the top 20.

A 13:28.10 placed Caitlyn Allen just outside the top 20 in 23rd position. Kara Fisher was a half-minute behind in 30th with a 14:07.31, followed by Emma Wohlstadter’s 14:49.58 to finish 40th and Teagan McKenna’s 15:32.24 (53rd) to complete Monmouth’s top 10 runners. Alexis Shields (15:44.16, 56th), Nyasaina Kwamboka (16:40.22, 61st) and Carolina Cruz (16:48.65) rounded out the Scots’ women.

Monmouth travels to Grinnell, Iowa, for the Les Duke Invitational on Sept. 14.

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