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Flurry of Games for Three Eagles Sports

9/19/2011

Flurry of Games for Three Eagles Sports

 

The soccer and volleyball Eagles at Williams Baptist College ran up against nationally recognized programs, and the Williams baseball team started its fall schedule last week.

The WBC volleyball team suffered its first defeats of the season at the hands of the 18th ranked team in the NAIA, which is conference foe Missouri Baptist University.  The Lady Eagles came up short in both matches of the doubleheader, losing the two in straight sets Tuesday at Walnut Ridge.

But the weekend was much brighter for the volleyball squad, which won all four of its contests at the Hendrix College Tournament in Conway, Ark.

In the first game Williams rallied back from two games down to beat host Hendrix in the fifth and deciding game 15 – 10. The Lady Eagles then convincingly dealt with Rust College in straight sets.

On Saturday, Williams beat NCAA division II school Ouachita Baptist University in straight sets, 27-25, 25-20, and 25-19.  The Lady Eagles finished the weekend strongly by beating Huntingdon College, 25-11, 25-17, and 25-14.

The Lady Eagles are now 14-2 on the season. The next game is away at Lyon College on Tuesday the 20th, and the next home game is against University of Benedictine of Springfield on September 30th.

The Eagles soccer team suffered a tough road conference loss, 3-0, to William Woods University early in the week. They played a thriller at home Saturday but came up just short with a 4-3 overtime loss to Park University, which is on the fringe of being a top 25 ranked team.

“Our guys played well,” said Coach Shane Stolz. “The loss to Park was a heartbreaker for our guys but to be right there playing against the 27th ranked team in the nation is a good feeling. We just have to take that next step to get over the hump and be able to win those close games.”

The team starts a string of road games this week playing at Union University, and the next home game is on October 11th against McKendree University.

Meanwhile, the Eagles baseball team had a scrimmage against North Arkansas College on Saturday. Though outscored 12 – 9 in the 20 inning scrimmage, 44 players got to take the field to represent Williams.

“There are plenty of bright spots, yet still lots of work to do to reach our maximum potential,” commented Head Coach Frank Lee.  “The only thing, as a coach, I would expect from the team is a little more energy throughout the game.”

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