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Owls, Lady Owls golf teams march to WWU Spring Invite titles

The William Woods University men’s and women’s golf teams logged their third and fourth straight wins, respectively, when they swept the championships at their own Spring Invitational on Tuesday at Tanglewood Golf Course.

The fourth-ranked Owls — led by junior Julian Taylor’s second straight individual title at the event — took first place in the men’s division with a two-day 563 score (286-287). William Woods set a school record after it was 11-under par through 18 holes and 13-under after 36 holes.

Taylor claimed first place individually by finishing at 8-under with a 136 total (68-68).

Meanwhile, the sixth-ranked Lady Owls captured the women’s title with a 621 total (321-300). Senior Jamie Palermo topped William Woods individually with a second-place 155 tally (78-77).

Softball

William Woods 9 5

Hannibal-LaGrange 0 0

HANNIBAL — Pitchers MacKenzie Bowden and Becca Schemmer tossed a pair of shutouts and limited the Lady Trojans to just four total hits as the Lady Owls easily swept Tuesday’s American Midwest Conference doubleheader.

Bowden (11-7) — a sophomore — scattered three hits, struck out six and walked none in the opener. Schemmer (5-7) followed up by throwing a one-hitter and recorded no strikeouts or walks in the second game.

William Woods University, winners of four straight, improved to 21-14 overall and 7-1 in the AMC. Hannibal-LaGrange University — which combined to commit 12 errors in the doubleheader, nine coming in the opener — tumbled to 11-18 on the season and 4-8 in conference play.

Illinois College 7 5

Westminster 6 2

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — The Lady Blue Jays’ losing streak stretched to four games after they were swept by the Lady Blues (5-9) in Tuesday’s non-conference doubleheader.

Westminster College wasted a 6-2 lead in the opener when Illinois College tied the game with a four-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning and then manufactured the winning run in the seventh.

Westminster (7-9) managed just six hits in the nightcap and avoided being shut out when it scored both of its runs in the seventh.

Women’s tennis

Missouri Valley 8

Westminster 1

MARSHALL — Senior Kristen Fisher and freshman Ellen Woolsey were responsible for the Lady Blue Jays’ lone victory at No. 3 doubles in Tuesday’s loss to the NAIA Division I Lady Vikings.

Fisher — a Fulton graduate — and Woolsey turned back Missouri Valley College’s Magi House and Vanessa Urbschat 8-6. The loss was the fourth in a row for Westminster College (2-4).

Men’s tennis

Missouri Valley 8

Westminster 1

MARSHALL — The No. 3 doubles tandem of sophomore Kyle Collins and freshman Scott Strough accounted for the Blue Jays’ only win in Tuesday’s setback to the NAIA Division I Vikings.

Collins and Strough — a Fulton graduate — edged Missouri Valley College’s Luiz Felipe Moura and Demetrius Ewing in an 8-6 triumph.

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