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Soccer & Volleyball Teams Enter Conference Play


by Caleb Livingston

Conference season arrived last week for both the soccer and volleyball Eagles.  Here is how the week played out for both teams.

Soccer Eagles Have 1-1 Week

The Eagles soccer team split two games on the road last week, losing their conference opener at Missouri Baptist 4-1, while beating Benedictine College 4-1 to even their week up to 1-1. The split leaves the Eagles at 3-3 overall and 0-1 in American Midwest Conference play.

Against MBU, the Eagles fell behind 3-0 at half but tied MBU 1-1 in the second period to come to the final tally of 4-1. For the Eagles, Lucas Braga scored the lone goal while Jorge Mojica assisted on the goal. WBC had four shots on goal during the match.

The Eagles rebounded against Benedictine later in the week, winning 4-1 to even their season record. Williams raced out of the gate to lead 3-0 at the half. In the second half, each team scored one goal to set the final margin at 4-1. Mojica and Braga each scored two goals, while Braga added an assist. Daniel Silva also had an assist on the night.

On Tuesday, Sept. 28, the Eagles travel to Conway to take on Hendrix. The Eagles look to even their conference record Friday as they host Columbia College in a 4:00 p.m. tilt.

Volleyball Squad Falls to WWU

The Lady Eagles volleyball team looks to rebound after losing in four sets to William Woods on the road last week. The loss dropped the Lady Eagles to 7-6 overall and 2-3 in American Midwest Conference play.

Against William Woods, Haley Motley led the team with eight kills while Bailey Stanley and Brittney Dyer each had seven kills. Makenna Wiedower led the Eagles with 13 assists while Jill Graham added 10 assists. Kelsey Davault led WBC with 20 digs while Hailey Tate added 10.

The Lady Eagles return to action this week with a home conference match against Hannibal-LaGrange on Tuesday night. WBC also hosts Stephens College for a conference doubleheader Friday night at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Saturday the Lady Eagles travel to Little Rock to compete in a tri-match at Philander Smith with Texas College.



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