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Soccer Eagles Pick Up Conference Win

10/24/2011

After a tough start to the week, Williams Baptist College soccer picked up a conference win on Saturday that will boost its chances of playing in the American Midwest Conference Tournament for the first time in school history. Meanwhile, the Williams volleyball squad notched a convincing win over Hendrix, but came up short in a doubleheader against Park.

The soccer Eagles lost to NCAA Division II program Harding University 6-0 on Tuesday night at Searcy, Ark. On Saturday, however, the Eagles beat AMC foe Harris-Stowe State University 2-1 at Walnut Ridge. Lucas Camargo of Sao Paulo, Brazil scored first, followed by Lucas Braga of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  Martin Carmona of Buenos Aires, Argentina assisted on both goals.

Coach Shane Stolz said, "The Harding match was the low point in the season, and our guys did not play how they wanted to, or were capable of playing. Sometimes, you have to hit that low point before you can accomplish your goals."

Stolz also noted that he believes the win against HSSU gives the team the opportunity to achieve its goals of making the conference tournament and having a winning record for the season.

Benedictine University-Springfield forfeited its soccer game that had been scheduled for Monday, Oct. 24, at Williams. That leaves the Eagles 6-8 overall this season and 2-4 in the AMC.

WBC will be at home Saturday, Oct. 29, when it competes against Missouri Baptist University at 2:00 p.m.

The WBC volleyball squad finished the week with a record of one win and two losses, all at home. The Lady Eagles recorded their victory against Hendrix College in three sets (WBC scores first) 25-14, 25-23, and 25-2.

But on Saturday, WBC dropped two matches, both in four sets, to conference opponent Park University. The first match scores were 25-18, 28-30, 12-25, and 14-25, and the second match went 25-21, 20-25, 21-25, and 20-25.

The conference losses leave Williams in 6th place in the AMC, one half game behind William Woods University and Hannibal-LaGrange University for 4th place. WBC's record now stands at 22-8 overall and 7-7 in conference.

Williams volleyball will travel to Stephens College to play a double header on Thursday. The Lady Eagles return to WBC's Southerland-Mabee Center to face Lyon College on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7:00 p.m.

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