William Woods University's Jenny Mueller logged her 100th career victory as a head coach in the Lady Owls' 25-22, 25-23, 24-26, 22-25 and 15-13 AMC win over Park University on Tuesday night.
Junior middle blocker Lauren Fleming and senior right-side hitter Brianna Rodriguez tallied 15 and 14 kills, respectively, to pace William Woods (15-19, 7-8 American Midwest Conference). The Lady Owls completed a two-game sweep of Park (19-12, 8-8).
Sophomore middle blocker Alicia Green and freshman outside hitter Nichole Lolohea added 12 and 11 kills, respectively, for William Woods. Sophomore defensive specialist Amanda Henley supplied a match-high 26 digs and Rodriguez followed with 24.
Freshman setter Sarah Wehmeyer and sophomore setter Emily Nolte topped the Lady Owls with 23 and 21 assists, respectively.
William Woods closes out the regular season with an AMC match at Stephens College in Columbia at 7 tonight.
ST. LOUIS - The Lady Blue Jays closed out SLIAC play Tuesday night by bowing to the Lady Gorloks 25-13, 25-17 and 25-10.
Sophomore outside hitter Molly Owens recorded a team-high seven kills for Westminster College, which slipped to 11-18 on the season and 9-7 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The Lady Blue Jays dropped all three of their regular-season meetings with Webster (16-16, 12-4).
Freshman defensive specialist Megan Boschert chipped in with 23 digs for Westminster, while senior setter Erin Rustemeyer contributed 12 assists.
The Lady Blue Jays end the regular season with a home match against Rust (Miss.) College at 7 tonight.
Westminster - drawing the No. 3 seed - will then face No. 2 Webster again in the semifinals of the SLIAC postseason tournament at 4 p.m. Saturday in Greenville, Ill. No. 1 Greenville meets No. 4 Principia (Ill.) College in the first semifinal at 2.
The winners will then square off in the championship match - with a berth in the NCAA Division III national tournament on the line - at 7 p.m.
Owls' Parra picks up
AMC men's soccer honor
William Woods University's Joao Paulo Dutra Parra was named the American Midwest Conference men's soccer offensive player of the week on Monday.
Parra - a freshman forward from Sao Paulo, Brazil - played an important offensive role in two William Woods victories last week.
He delivered all three goals in the Owls' 3-2 non-conference win at William Penn (Iowa) University on Oct. 26, then followed by scoring William Woods' first goal in a 2-1 overtime triumph at Williams Baptist (Ark.) College.
Parra scored in the 58th minute to tie the match and force overtime, and the victory clinched the Owls' spot in the upcoming AMC postseason tournament.
No. 5 seed William Woods travels to No. 4 Hannibal-LaGrange College for a quarterfinal match at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Owls completed the regular season at 11-6-1 overall and finished fifth in the AMC at 3-4.
William Woods lost 1-0 at Hannibal-LaGrange on Oct. 2. Saturday's winner moves on to play at No. 1 Park University in the semifinals at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Lady Owls' Weaver, Hatfield
earn AMC soccer recognition
William Woods University's Anne Weaver and Anna Hatfield were selected the American Midwest Conference women's soccer offensive and defensive players of the week, respectively, on Monday.
Weaver, a junior forward from St. Charles, had a hand in all of the Lady Owls' goals in a 3-0 conference win at Missouri Baptist University on Oct. 26. She scored twice and assisted on the other goal.
Hatfield - a sophomore goalkeeper from Desoto, Ill. - posted nine saves in the shutout of Missouri Baptist.
William Woods, receiving the fourth seed, hosts No. 5 Hannibal-LaGrange College in the quarterfinals of the AMC postseason tournament at 6 p.m. Friday at Firley Field. The Lady Owls ended the regular season at 7-8-2 and tied with Hannibal-LaGrange for fourth place in the conference at 4-5-1.
William Woods downed Hannibal-LaGrange 4-2 on Sept. 11 in Fulton. The two teams then played to a 0-0, double-overtime tie on Oct. 2 at Hannibal.
Friday night's winner advances to a semifinal match at No. 1 McKendree (Ill.) University at 6 p.m. Monday.
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HALLSVILLE - The Bulldogs trailed 16-10 at halftime Tuesday night in dropping their season opener.
Dax Helsel led South Callaway Middle School with seven points and Luke Horstman provided six.
The Bulldogs lost the "B" game 34-16. Brandon Ward tallied a team-high eight points.
SCMS plays its home opener against Harrisburg tonight.