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Volleyball, Soccer Encounter Tough AMC Competition


by Caleb Livingston

The volleyball and soccer Eagles continued to battle in the American Midwest Conference last week.  The WBC volleyball squad had mixed results in the AMC but swept a couple of non-conference matches.  The soccer team came up short against a powerhouse Columbia squad.

Volleyball Eagles Have 3-2 Week

The Williams volleyball team stayed busy last week with five matches, and the Lady Eagles came out of it with a 3-2 record.

WBC beat Philander Smith and Texas College in a tri-match at PSC on Saturday, after splitting an American Midwest Conference doubleheader at home with Stephens on Friday night. Earlier in the week at Walnut Ridge, Williams lost a tough AMC match to Hannibal-LaGrange.

Against Hannibal, the Lady Eagles struggled with the size of HLG, as Williams was swept 25-20, 25-13 and 25-18. Bailey Stanley had nine kills, and Kelsey Davault had a match-high 12 digs.

WBC then took on Stephens College in an AMC doubleheader. Both matches went five games as Williams took the first match 26-24, 25-20, 20-25, 19-25 and 17-15. Stephens won the second match 20-25, 25-16, 21-25, 25-20 and 15-13..

In the first match, Brittney Dyer had a match-high 17 kills, while Haley Motley added 14 kills for the Lady Eagles. Makenna Wiedower had 22 assists, while Jill Graham added 16 assists. Davault had a match-high 24 digs for WBC.

In the second match against Stephens, Caitlin Wakefield had 11 kills, and Dyer added 10 kills. Wiedower added 32 assists, while Davault had a match-high 23 digs.

Things got much better for the Lady Eagles on Saturday as they swept a tri-match at Philander Smith, beating Philander 25-15, 25-17 and 25-0. Dyer led WBC with 15 kills, while Wiedower had 30 assists.

The Lady Eagles also made short work of Texas College, winning 25-20, 25-17 and 25-12. Dyer again led Williams with 11 kills. Wiedower had 24 assists, and Jill Graham added 19 assists.

The Lady Eagles moved to 10-8 overall and 3-5 in AMC play. This week WBC plays at Lyon on Tuesday evening. They then will host AMC rival McKendree on Saturday starting a 12:00 p.m.

WBC Soccer Loses Home Contest to Columbia

Williams hosted Columbia College in an American Midwest Conference soccer match Friday. WBC fell to the Cougars, 7-1.

The Eagles were slow out of the gate as the Cougars jumped out to a 3-0 lead at halftime. Things didn't go much better in second half, as the Cougars outscored WBC 4-1. The lone Eagle goal came off the boot of Jorge Mojica. With the goal, Mojica moved into a league-leading tie with 10 goals on the season.

Williams moves to 3-5-1 overall and 0-2 in AMC play. The Eagles have two home games on the pitch this week, hosting Hillsdale College on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. and AMC member Hannibal-LaGrange on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.



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