Lady Owls fall in AMC semifinals

The William Woods University women’s soccer team’s season came to an end Monday night in a 3-0 loss to No. 17 McKendree University in the semifinals of the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament.

The No. 4 seed Lady Owls — who finished with an 8-9-2 record — tallied 10 shots, including three on goal. Junior midfielder Kristen Pelley and freshman midfielder Kristen Schildz recorded three shots apiece.

William Woods sophomore goalkeeper Anna Hatfield posted three saves in the loss.

Top-seeded McKendree (15-3-1), which totalled 17 shots, will host No. 2 Park University for the AMC tournament title on Thursday night. Park advanced with a 4-0 victory over No. 3 Missouri Baptist University in Monday night’s other semifinal.

Austin Peay State University........89

Westminster basketball (M)........42

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — The Governors closed the first half with a 21-4 run to fuel their blitz of the Blue Jays in Monday night’s exhibition.

Austin Peay shot a sizzling 61 percent (19-of-31) in the first half, transforming a slim 26-24 edge with 6 minutes, 59 seconds left into a comfortable 47-28 halftime advantage.

Junior guard Dan Hohenstein scored 11 points and handed out five assists to guide Westminster College, which shot a dismal 19 percent (5-of-26) in the second half and 37 percent (18-of-49) for the game. The Blue Jays also committed 23 turnovers.

Senior forward Jake Vislay and sophomore guard Skyler Tolson added eight points apiece for Westminster. Vislay grabbed a team-high four rebounds as the Blue Jays were outrebounded 38-26.

Melvin Baker and Tyshawn Edmondson shared game scoring honors with 16 points apiece as four players reached double figures for the Governors, who shot 58 percent (37-of-64) as a team and ended up with just nine turnovers. Josh Terry was next with 12 points and Caleb Brown chipped in with 10.

Westminster starts its regular season Nov. 19-20 at the Greenville (Ill.) Classic. The Blue Jays play Rhodes at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, then face Hendrix at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20.

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