The Blue Jays won back-to-back games for the first time this season with a 39-7 victory at MacMurray College on Saturday afternoon in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference play. Westminster used three quarterbacks to pass for a season-high 386 yards and three touchdowns. Senior quarterback Dan Franklyn completed 4-of-6 passes for 160 yards and two touchdown passes of 43 and 88 yards to junior wide receiver Carl Givens.
Freshman quarterback Scott Rodgers three for 160 yards and one touchdown. Sophomore running back Chris Starkey ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns. The Blue Jays (5-4, 3-3 UMAC) play close the season out this Saturday at 1 p.m. against St. Scholastica at Priest Field.
GREENVILLE, ILL., - The Blue Jays ended their season in the semifinals of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament to Webster in four sets on Saturday. Westminster lost by scores of 25-21, 25-20, 25-12 and 25-17. Sophomore outside hitter Alex Berry had ten kills and 26 digs while senior setter Erin Rustemeyer had a team-high 33 assists.
It was the first postseason game since 1998 for the Blue Jays, who finished the season at 12-19. Berry was named to the all-tournament team for her efforts.
Westminster men's and women's soccer players earn second team all-conference honors
ST. LOUIS - The Blue Jays mens' and womens' soccer teams each had three players named to the all-St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team on Monday. Senior midfielder Meaghan Barron, junior forward Jen Brotherton and freshman forward Megan Gunnels all were named to the womens' team.
Senior forward Jeff Chacko, freshman forward Ronald Moore and sophomore goalkeeper Taylor Webb also were named to the mens' soccer second team.
William Woods Cross Country teams run at American Midwest Conference Championships
FOREST PARK, MO - The women's team came in the runner-up spot in their conference meet, racking up a score of 56 points and three all-conference honorees on Saturday. Junior Cheryl Held won the conference's individual championship in a time of 18:32.80. With the win, Held became the third runner in school history to win the conference championship and was named the AMC Runner of the Year. The all-conference recognition and trip to the National Championships are each her third straight.
Sophomore Amy Gangloff came in third place in a time of 18:44.34 to earn her second straight bid to the NAIA championships. Sophomore Courtney Henderson came in 12th place, crossing the line at the 20:13.52 mark, sophomore Stephanie Candri finished 19th in a time of 21:27.10 and Junior Jordan Locke finished in 21st place with a time of 21:37.82. Junior Latrice Fletcher was the final Owls runner to finish with a 28th place finish of 22:49.30.
The men's team accumulated 48 points to also take second as a team at Saturday's meet. Sophomore Ryan Meyer was the top finisher for the Owls finishing fifth out of 50 runners. He crossed the line in a time of 25:15.16, garnering all-conference honors and qualifying for the NAIA National Championships for the second straight year.
Senior teammate Jason Rose finished one spot and 23 seconds behind Meyer. Rose's sixth-place 25:39.22 finish earned him all-conference recognition his second NAIA National Championship berth. The Owls had two more all-conference honorees in freshman Jordan Fleming (Columbia) and sophomore Corey Samples. Fleming ran a time of 25:50.43 to come in ninth place while Samples crossed the line at 26:14.98.
The Owls final three runners came in 19th through 21st place. Freshman Cody Kern finished in a time of 27:06.35, sophomore Kyland Sims' 27:07.26 and freshman Mitch Beck's 27:26.09 were good for 19th, 20th and 21st respectively.
Meyers, Rose, Held and Gangloff will next run at the NAIA National Championships in Vancouver, Washington on November 20.
William Woods basketball (W)..................61
Central Methodist University.....................45
FAYETTE - The No. 16 ranked Owls improved to 3-0 on the season with a 15-point win at Central Methodist University on Saturday afternoon in the Central Methodist Classic. Senior guard Jill Sutton was one of three Owls in double figures, leading the team with 17 points. Senior forward Jestine Gerber scored 13 points and pulled down six rebounds while junior forward Megan Aubuchon added 10 points of her own.
The Owls held Central Methodist to 35 percent shooting and outrebounded them 38-28 on the day. William Woods hosts Missouri Valley at Anderson Arena Wednesday at 7 p.m.
William Woods soccer (M)..........................4
HANNIBAL - The No. 4 seeded Owls advanced to the semifinals of the American Midwest Conference tournament with a 4-2 win in penalty kicks over No. 5 seeded Hannibal-LaGrange on Saturday. The two teams finished regulation in a 1-1 tie and could not settle the issue in the two ensuing 15-minute overtime periods. Freshman forward Joao Paulo Dutra Parra scored the only William Woods goal in regulation, as the Owls improved to 11-6-2 on the season.
They'll travel to top seeded Park University tonight for the right to play for the AMC championship.
South Callaway "A' team.............................33
Troy Hentges led the A team with 12 points on the game improving their record to 2-1 on Friday evening. The "B' team beat Blair Oaks soundly by a score of 42-9. Mason Shoemaker led the team with five points and they ran their season record to 1-2. They next play at home against North Callaway tonight.