Volleyball and Soccer Teams Both Split for Week
by Caleb Livingston
The volleyball and soccer Eagles at WBC each played two games last week, and each had the same result: one win and one loss.
Volleyball Splits Matches
The Williams volleyball team split a pair of matches against Lyon College and American Midwest Conference foe McKendree. With the split, Williams moved to 11-9 overall and 3-6 in AMC play.
WBC took a convincing 25-17, 25-13 and 25-16 victory over the Pipers at Lyon. The dominating win was a total team effort as Williams had many individual efforts contributing to the victory. Haley Motley had eight kills, while Brittney Dyer added seven kills for the match. Jill Graham and Makenna Wiedower had stellar matches setting the ball for WBC, having 14 and 13 assists, respectively. Kelsey Davault had another outstanding defensive performance, recording 18 digs for the Lady Eagles.
Williams was not as fortunate later in the week as the Lady Eagles lost a heartbreaking 3-game match at home to McKendree Saturday 25-23, 25-23 and 25-17. The heartbreaking left WBC 3-6 in conference play on the season. Caitlin Wakefield led Williams with nine kills on the night. Graham had another great night setting the ball for WBC, ending with a match high 16 assists. Davault again showed her defensive prowess, gathering 19 digs.
Williams returns to action this week with a road contest at AMC member Missouri Baptist. This contest will be a conference double header as the Lady Eagles look to get back in the win column in league play. This weekend WBC will participate in the Rhodes College Tournament in Memphis
Soccer Eagles Go 1-1
The Williams soccer team split a pair of matches last week on the pitch, soundly defeating Hillsdale College 5-0 on Wednesday while losing a tough American Midwest Conference match up with Hannibal-LaGrange. With the split on the week, the Eagles moved their record to 3-6-1 overall and 0-3 in AMC play.
Against Hillsdale, WBC raced out of the gate, surging ahead 3-0 at halftime. Daniel Silva scored the first goal for the Eagles in the 12th minute. WBC then starting taking control of the match with a goal from Jorge Mojica, his 11th goal on the season, in the 15th minute of the contest. Williams then flexed its muscle again in the first half with a goal from Lucas Braga in the 27th minute to take a 3-0 lead heading into halftime.
The second half went much of the same for WBC. Williams added goals in the 63rd minute from Esteban Piccinini and late goal in the 87th minute from Tyler Keeling to set the final margin at 5-0. In addition to scoring goals for the Eagles, Daniel Silva added an assist while Jorge Mojica showed his all around game by adding two assists for WBC.
In their second match of the week, Williams took on conference foe Hannibal-LaGrange. WBC lost a hard fought match to HLG 2-0, giving up both goals late in the first half. The Eagles fought hard throughout the match but could not scratch a goal across against the Spartans.
Williams returns to the pitch this week by hosting Union University on Tuesday, Oct. 12th, at 4:00 p.m. Williams returns to AMC play Saturday, Oct. 16th, hosting the Park Pirates at 11:00 a.m.
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