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Williams Volleyball Picks up Two Wins

10/17/2011

WBC's Haley Motley goes for the spike.
Williams Baptist College's volleyball team picked up two wins on Tuesday, Oct. 11, beating conference foe Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis. WBC won both matches in dominating fashion. Williams won the first match, 25-6, 25-8; and 25-8, and the second, 25-3, 25-9, and 25-7.

On Friday, Oct. 14, the Lady Eagles were challenged at home by the 3rd ranked team in the country, Columbia College. Columbia won the first match 25-17, 25-19, and 25-13. WBC was able to win a set in the second match, but still fell in four sets. The scores were 25-8, 25-15, 24-26, and 25-17.

Williams volleyball now stands at 21-6 overall and 7-5 in the American Midwest Conference. Coach Eric Newell commented, "It was a productive week which improved our team's chances of reaching its goal of hosting a playoff match."

The soccer Eagles played two road matches and lost both to tough competition. Williams lost Tuesday to NCAA Division II team McKendree University by a score of 5-1. McKendree now has a record of 13-0. On Friday, WBC fell to the NAIA's 19th ranked team, Columbia, by a score of 6-1.

The loss brought the Eagles' record to 4-7. Coach Shane Stolz said he believes the challenging competition last week prepared his team for a strong finish to the season, noting, "We do not enjoy losing, but all of our goals are still achievable, and we feel better prepared to reach them having faced stiff competition."

WBC volleyball will step out of conference play on Tuesday to host Hendrix College at 6:00 p.m., and back into AMC play on Saturday versus Park University. The Park doubleheader is also at WBC and begins at 11:00 a.m.

The WBC soccer team will play a non-conference match on the road at Harding University on Tuesday and returns home to play conference opponent Harris-Stowe Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The Eagles will host Benedictine University of Springfield, Ill., on Monday at 1:00 p.m.

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