Owls soccer team shut out in AMC tourney semifinals

The William Woods University men’s soccer team completed its season with a 3-0 loss to Park University in the semifinals of the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament Tuesday.

Top-seeded Park — which decisively outshot No. 5 William Woods 19-6 — produced all three of its goals in the first half.

Freshman forward Joao Paulo Dutra Parra logged four shots for the Owls, who finished with an 11-7-2 record. Senior goalkeeper Cory Herchenroeder recorded 10 saves.

Park will now host No. 3 Columbia College for the tournament championship Friday. Columbia advanced by knocking off No. 2 McKendree (Ill.) University 3-0 in Tuesday’s other semifinal.

Hannibal-LaGrange......................3

William Woods volleyball............0

HANNIBAL — The No. 5 Lady Owls watched their season come to an end in Tuesday night’s 25-20, 25-19 and 25-22 loss in the quarterfinals of the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament.

Sophomore middle blocker Alicia Green tallied nine kills to pace William Woods University, which finished with a 16-20 record. Senior right-side hitter Brianna Rodriguez added eight kills, while sophomore defensive specialist Amanda Henley topped the Lady Owls with 14 digs.

Sophomore setter Emily Nolte and freshman setter Sarah Wehmeyer contributed 15 assists apiece.

No. 4 Hannibal-LaGrange University moves on to confront No. 1 Columbia College in Thursday night’s semifinals. In the other semifinal, No. 2 Missouri Baptist University squares off against No. 3 McKendree (Ill.) University.

Central Bible College.................72

William Woods basketball.........62

SPRINGFIELD — Despite sophomore guard Logan Decker’s game-high 20 points, the Owls tumbled to 0-3 after Tuesday night’s 10-point loss to the Spartans.

Decker — who was 7-of-11 from the field, including 2-of-4 from 3-point range — was one of two players to score in double figures for William Woods University, which was down 36-26 at halftime. Junior forward Caleb Parry also provided 14 points for the Owls, who shot 44 percent (22-of-50) as a team and committed 18 turnovers.

Junior forward Adam Otto collected a team-high six rebounds for William Woods, which was outrebounded 36-31.

Chris Weber countered with 18 points to spur four players in double figures for Central Bible (2-1), which shot 38 percent (26-of-68) from the floor and finished with 11 turnovers. Caleb Willis added 16 points, Blake Hanson chipped in with 13 and Robert Hackett had 11.

The Owls open play against host Bethel at 8 p.m. Friday in the Bethel University Rotary Club Classic at McKenzie, Tenn. William Woods continues tournament play against Martin Methodist at 2 p.m. Saturday.

SCMS basketball (8th/B)............41

North Callaway..........................38

MOKANE — The Bulldogs prevailed by outscoring the Thunderbirds 5-2 in overtime Tuesday night.

North Callaway forced the extra period behind a furious comeback, outscoring South Callaway Middle School 18-6 in the fourth quarter to tie the game 36-36.

Troy Hentges put up a game-high 15 points to lead the Bulldogs (3-1). Luke Horstman also supplied 12 points.

Brandon Hagedorn topped the Thunderbirds with 13 points and Paul Zerr contributed 12.

SCMS won the seventh-grade game 26-11. Logan Taylor directed the Bulldogs (2-2) with seven points and Caleb Sconce had six.

Leading scorers were not available for North Callaway.

The Bulldogs host Southern Boone tonight, while the Thunderbirds return home to face Columbia Catholic.

North Callaway (8th/G)..............21

SCMS..........................................16

AUXVASSE — The Ladybirds broke a 9-9 halftime tie by outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 12-7 in the second half to pick up their first win Tuesday night.

Danielle Cassidy responded with nine points to lead North Callaway (1-1), while Brittany Vaughn tallied five.

Leading scorers were not available for South Callaway.

The Ladybirds also earned their first victory in the seventh-grade game 19-16. The contest was tied 9-9 at the half.

Madison Ausfahl and Patri Eckert scored four points each for North Callaway (1-1).

Courtney Mann, Ashley Miller and Dariyn Finney logged four points apiece for South Callaway.

The Ladybirds’ eighth-grade team hosts Columbia Catholic tonight, while the Lady Bulldogs’ seventh- and eighth-grade squads play at home against Southern Boone.

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