Bethel splits
recent matches

STERLING — The Bethel College volleyball team dropped its third match out of its last four, falling to Sterling College Monday in Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference play in Sterling.
Bethel lost in four games, 25-20, 21-25, 25-21, 25-19.
Bethel falls to 13-13 overall, 10-4 in KCAC play. Bethel falls to a tie for third place in KCAC play with Sterling.
Stats for Monday’s match were not reported at press time.
Saturday, Bethel downed Southwestern College in four games at Bethel, 25-23, 24-26, 25-20, 25-23.
Bethany Thiesen had 12 kills for Bethel, followed by Christy Weems with 11. Alyssa Schrag had 39 assists. Whitney Hiebner served three aces. Hiebner had 15 digs, followed by Melissa Volk with 13, Addison Wolf with 11 and Schrag with 10. Kristen Lohaus had seven blocks.
Bethel plays at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Tabor.
Bethel box
Saturday’s match
    k    as    s-a    ac    d    b
Jerde    0    0    17-19    2    9    0
Volk    0    0    11-12    1    13    0
Stephensn    2    0    16-16    1    5    5
Thiesen    12    0    0-0    0    3    4
Hiebner    7    0    15-17    3    15    2
Weems    11    0    0-0    0    0    4
Lohaus    7    1    0-0    0    0    7
Wolf    0    1    20-20    1    11    0
Schrag    2    39    11-14    2    10    0
k-kills, as-assists, s-a-serves-attempts, ac-aces, d-digs, b-total blocks.

Thresher women
edged by Ottawa

The Bethel College women’s soccer team suffered a key loss to Ottawa University 2-0 Saturday at Thresher Stadium.
Ottawa improves to 7-0 overall, 12-4 in Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. Bethel falls to 5-8-2, 3-3-1 in KCAC play. Bethel is tied for fifth in the KCAC standings. The top six advance to the post-season playoffs.
Samantha Mayfield and Nicole Radcliffe each scored for Ottawa. Sheridan Horner had both assists.
Lauren Peil had three saves in goal for Ottawa. Alix Rodriguez had five saves for Bethel.
The Threshers play at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Saint Mary. The winner clinches a spot in the KCAC playoffs. Bethel also can clinch with losses for Tabor or Friends in their remaining games.
Ottawa    0    2    —2
Bethel    0    0    —0
1. OU Samantha Mayfield (Sheridan Horner) 62:13
2. OU Nicole Radcliffe (Horner) 74:09
Total shots — OU 17, BC 6. Shots on goal — OU 7, BC 3. Saves — OU: Lauren Peil (W) 3. BC: Alix Rodriguez (L) 5. Corner kicks — OU 7, BC 2. Fouls — OU 17, BC 14. Offsides — OU 1, BC 0. Caution — BC: Louise Zurkee 50:01.

Bethel men
stopped by OU

The Bethel College men’s soccer team was likely knocked out of KCAC post-season contention after a 1-0 loss to Ottawa University Saturday at Thresher Stadium.
Ottawa’s Philip Nguyen scored the game winner in the 78th minute. Shots were even at 11. Derick Allen had six saves in goal for Ottawa. Marcus Maust had six saves in goal for Bethel.
Ottawa improves to 6-10, 4-3 in KCAC play. Bethel falls to 3-8-4, 1-5-1 in KCAC play. Four of Bethel’s five losses in conference play were by 1-0 scores.
Bethel plays at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Saint Mary.
Ottawa    0    1    —1
Bethel    0    0    —0
1. OU Philip Nguyen (unassisted) 77:24
Total shots — OU 11, BC 11. Shots on goal — OU 7, BC 6. Saves — OU: Derick Allen (W) 6. BC: Marcus Maust (L) 6. Corner kicks — OU 3, BC 1. Fouls — OU 13, BC 9. Offsides — OU 1, BC 3. Cautions — OU: Zac Huffman 85:34. BC: team 53:13.

Top KCAC athletes
of week named

LINDSBORG — Below are the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference players of the week for the week ending Sunday:
FOOTBALL
Offense — Ethan Haller, Ottawa, 6-0, 198, sr., QB, Anaheim, Calif.: 21-34-1 passing, 379 yards, 3 TDs; 1 carry, 1 yard, 1 TD.
Defense — Scott Jones, McPherson, 6-4, 255, jr., DL, Melvern: 7 total tackles, 4 solo, 2 sacks, 1 pass breakup.
Special teams — Drew Johnson, Friends, 6-1, 190, jr., P-K, Valley Center: 1 field goal, 41 yards, 5 for 5 PAT kicks; 4 punts, 40.5 average, 48 long; 7 kickoffs, 57.6 yards average, 69 long.
VOLLEYBALL
Hitter — Ashley Kraft, Sterling, 5-10, sr., MB, Ransom: 2 matches, 6 games, 24 kills, 5 digs, 1 ace, 6 total blocks (3 solo, 3 assists).
Setter — Adriana Gonzales, Sterling, 5-5, fr., S, Tatum, Texas: 2 matches, 6 games, 72 assists, 8 digs.
Libero-defensive specialist — Kelsey Deerinwater, Sterling, 5-6, fr., L, Buena Park, Calif.: 2 matches, 6 games, 30 digs, 2 aces.
MEN’S SOCCER
Offensive — Arturo Guizar, Kansas Wesleyan, sr., F, Bellflower, Calif.: 2 games, 7 goals, 1 assist.
Defensive — Diego Millan, Kansas Wesleyan, jr., G, Lynwood, Calif.: 2 games, 8 saves, 0 goals against.
WOMEN’S SOCCER
Offensive — Haley Cook, McPherson, jr., F, Littleton, Colo.: 2 games, 3 goals.
Defensive — Lauren Peil, Ottawa, so., G, Haysville: 2 games, 8 saves, 0 goals against.
CROSS COUNTRY
Women — Kara Walker, Kansas Wesleyan, sr., Salina: 14th at NAIA Mid-States Classic in 19:28 (5,000 meters).

Thunder win two
of three during weekend

WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder won two of three games during weekend play in the Central Hockey League.
Friday at the Kansas Coliseum, Wichita beat the Tulsa Oilers 5-1. Marc Belanger and Jim Jorgensen each scored a goal with two assists. Troy Ofukany scored a goal with an assist. Jason Duda also scored a goal with an assist, moving into third place on the modern CHL list of all-time scoring at 876 points. He is 10 points shy of second place and one assist shy of second place in all-time assists.
Scott Campbell stopped 25 of 26 Tulsa shots for his first career win.
Saturday at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., the Thunder lost to the Oilers 3-1. Glenn Detulleo scored for Wichita with assists from Chris McAllister and Duda. Campbell stopped 26 of 29 Tulsa shots.
Sunday, Wichita traveled to DeSoto, Miss., with the Thunder stopping the Mississippi RiverKings 4-3. Mike Kneeland, Detulleo, Berlanger and Brent Ottmann each scored goals for Wichita. It was Kneeland’s first professional goal. The Thunder jumped to a 4-0 lead and held off a RiverKings comeback. Tim Boron played his first game of the season for Wichita, stopping 34 of 37 shots.
Wichita hosts the Missouri Mavericks Friday and Saturday at the Kansas Coliseum. Both games have 7:05 p.m. faceoffs.

Area runners compete
for Hutchinson CC

OVERLAND PARK — A pair of area runners competed for Hutchinson Community College Saturday at the NJCAA Region VI Championships in Overland Park.
Newton High School grad Emily Metzler placed 45th in the region and 24th among Jayhawk Conference West runners in 23:39.2. Matthew Klenda of Tampa placed 41st among Jayhawk West runners in the men’s race in 33:38.8.
The HCC men placed seventh in the region and fifth in the Jayhawk West. The Hutchinson women were seventh in the region and third in the Jayhawk West.

Hesston College
spikers fall to BC

HESSTON — The Hesston College volleyball team fell to the Bethel College junior varsity in four games Saturday at Yost Center in Hesston.
The Larks fell 25-19, 23-25, 25-21, 25-23.
“Malerie (Hertzler) and Hannah (Hoffman) were solid in the front row,” Hesston coach Kristen Rhodes said. “Krystal (Hathaway) had a great game defensively. We are still looking for another win, but we are continuing to improve overall.”
Hesston is 1-25 and plays at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Allen County Community College in Iola.
Hesston box
    k    as    s-a    ac    d    b
Hathaway    0    0    0-0    0    11    0
Carlson    7    28    16-18    0    12    0
Hoffman    10    1    16-17    0    10    1
Schlake    5    0    13-14    0    1    1
Minder    4    0    16-17    2    2    3
Jenkins    0    1    12-12    0    6    0
Alden    1    0    3-3    1    2    0
Hertzler    13    0    4-7    0    5    0
McFadden    2    0    1-1    0    3    0
k-kills, as-assists, s-a-serves-attempts, ac-aces, d-digs, b-total blocks.

Tabor women
tie Sterling

STERLING — After taking an early 3-0 lead, the Tabor College women’s soccer team gave up three straight goals in a 3-3 overtime tie against Sterling College Saturday in Sterling.
All three Tabor goals came from Jessica Burden. Kylie Yates scored a goal with an assist for Sterling. Megan Sykes scored a goal. Kate Good had an assist.
Aubrey Whitehorn had nine saves in goal for Tabor. Holly Chrisope had five saves in goal for Sterling, 3-11-1 overall and 0-6-1 in KCAC play.
Tabor is 3-9-3, 1-4-2 in KCAC play. Tabor hosts Kansas Wesleyan at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Tabor    3    0    (0-0)    —3
Sterling    1    2    (0-0)    —3
1. TC Jessica Burden (unassisted) :53
2, TC Burden (unassisted) 10:50
3. TC Burden (unassisted) 13:19
4. SC Kylie Yates (Kate Good) 34:27
5. SC Megan Sykes (Yates) 58:20
6. SC team 77:29
Total shots — TC 11-6-(2-0)—19, SC 6-4-(4-3)—17. Shots on goal — TC 6-2-(0-0)—8, SC 5-4-(0-3)—12. Saves — TC: Aubrey Whitehorn (T) 4-2-(0-3)—9. SC: Holly Chrisope (T) 3-2-(0-0)—5. Corner kicks — TC 5, SC 5. Fouls — TC 13, SC 12. Offsides — TC 1, SC 0. Cautions — SC: Morgan Martin 79:34, Ashley Redinger 83:17, Paige Farmer 84:43, Emily Gloshen 86:22.

Bluejay men
edge Warriors

STERLING — A Marcos Bandeira penalty kick in the 68th minute led the Tabor College men’s soccer team to a 2-1 win over Sterling College Saturday in Sterling.
Tabor improves to 7-8-1, 4-3 in KCAC play. Sterling falls to 5-7-3, 2-3-2 in KCAC play. With two games remaining, Tabor is tied for fourth in the conference with the top six advancing to the post-season playoffs.
Robert Masson scored for Tabor in the 47th minute. Justin Martens scored for Sterling on a penalty kick in the 59th minute.
Tabor scored the winning goal short-handed as Masson was sent off in the 63rd minute.
David Fleming had just one save in goal for the Bluejays to claim the win. Nic Martinez took the loss for Sterling, posting four saves.
Tabor hosts Kansas Wesleyan at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Tabor    0    2    —2
Sterling    0    1    —1
1. TC Robert Masson (unassisted) 46:14
2. SC Justin Martins (penalty kick) 58:33
3. TC Marcos Bandeira (penalty kick) 67:29
Total shots — TC 5-4—9, SC 4-4—8. Shots on goal — TC 4-2—6, SC 0-2—2. Saves — TC: David Fleming (W) 0-1—1. SC: Nic Martinez (L) 4-0—4. Corner kicks — TC 2, SC 7. Fouls — TC 14, SC 14. Offsides — TC 0, SC 5. Cautions — TC: Masson 53:55. SC: Martens 22:56, Wes Tom 26:20. Ejection — TC: Masson 62:57.

Tabor spikers
win two of three

HILLSBORO — The Tabor College volleyball team has a two-match lead in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference after winning two of three matches in a three-day span.
Saturday at Kansas Wesleyan, Tabor downed Kansas Wesleyan in three games 25-13, 25-19, 25-16. In a non-conference match, Tabor lost to Mid-America Nazarene in three games 25-19, 25-13, 25-19.
Monday, Tabor hosted second-place Friends, winning in five games 25-18, 17-25, 13-25, 25-21, 19-17.
Tabor improves to 16-8, 13-1 in KCAC play. Tabor hosts Bethel at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Area cross country
teams compete at meet

WINFIELD — The Bethel College and Tabor College cross country teams competed Saturday at the NAIA Mid-States Classic in Winfield.
The Bethel women placed 15th, followed by Tabor in 16th. There were 22 teams scoring.
For Bethel, Natasha Easu was 26th in 19:43.52 (5,000 meters), followed by Jackie Kamphaus in 53rd in 20:28.41, Emily Gundy in 117th in 22:30.61, Mariah Hostetler in 138th in 23:28.48 and Pia Goedicke in 150th in 24:31.59.
For Tabor, Christina Addison took 38th in 20:03.91, followed by Erin Flaming in 86th in 21:38.84, Jera Teselle in 97th in 21:54.13, Leah Kopper in 115th in 22:27.74, Julia Carlton in 144th in 23:47.83, Elissa Richert in 149th in 24:20.26 and Heidi Schroeder in 153rd in 25:22.12.
Southwestern College’s Jennifer Hendrixson of Sedgwick was 46th in 20:14.23.
In the men’s competition, Tabor was 18th and Bethel was 19th.
For the Bethel men, Ben Moore was 103rd in 28:23.81 (8,000 meters), followed by Kevin Leary in 129th in 29:20.84, Dominic Suter in 175th in 31:05.08, Zach Metzler in 178th in 31:19.16, Brian Skinner in 190th in 32:14.45 and Kyle Kroeker in 210th in 36:33.41.
For the Tabor men, Dan Sigley was 112th in 28:34.90, Jacob Heil was 125th in 29:16.70, Justin Ball was 150th in 30:02.31, Tim Roesch was 187th in 32:10.44 and Matt Spurgeon was 189th in 32:12.83.
Peabody-Burns grad Aaron Topham of Southwestern was sixth in 25:43.58.
There were 215 men and 171 women in the races.
Bethel and Tabor compete at the KCAC Championships at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at Lake Afton.

Newton grad makes
college debut

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Newton High School graduate Brittney Winter, a freshman swimmer for Missouri State made her collegiate debut.
In a dual meet Oct. 23 against Western Illinois, Winter was fourth in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:18.91, was a member of the third-place 400-yard medley relay team in 4:11.91, finished the 100-yard butterfly in 1:02.53 (competed as an exhibition entry). Missouri State won the meet 161-112.