Sports / The Prairie Fire / October 3, 2018

Sports Briefs

Volleyball – The women’s volleyball team competed against Grinnell College on Oct. 2. They lost in four sets, each one being tightly contested. Sophomore Mady Ferris had 27 digs and continues to lead the conference in digs per set. Junior Marissa Akers had 12 kills and a .417 hitting percentage. The women will look to improve their conference record on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6 against Lawrence University and St. Norbert College.

Men’s Soccer – The Prairie Fire had two games for family and friends weekend. They earned a victory on Saturday against Ripon College, with a score of 2-1. Sophomore Alessandro Benelli scored a penalty kick in the second half, and sophomore Raphael Adeyemi later added a header. On Sunday, the team was defeated 3-1 by St. Norbert College. The men hope to improve their conference record on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Grinnell College.

Women’s Soccer – The women also had two games this past weekend for family and friends weekend. The Prairie Fire won both this weekend against Ripon College, 3-2, and St. Norbert College, 4-1. Freshman Lydia Mitchell scored the first two goals against St. Norbert, with senior Jessica Petersen adding the other two goals and helping the women earn the win. The Fire will compete against Grinnell College in an away match-up on Oct. 6.

Football – The Prairie Fire competed against St. Norbert on Saturday, Sept. 29. The men lost 0-34. Sophomore quarterback Grant Graham finished with 122 yards passing, completing 13 of 25 passing attempts. Sophomore Hunter Lee recieved a 38-yard completion and senior Jordan Anderson had a pair of sacks. Sophomore Jacob Amaro had one pass completion. The men will compete against Lake Forest College on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. at home.

Women’s Golf – Sophomore Shelby Keen and junior Sam Nichols took first and second respectively on Oct. 2. Competing at the Iowa Wesleyan Tiger Classic. Keen shot a 74 for first place and medalist honors while Nichols shot a 77, winning second place by one stroke. Freshman Lynsie Pietrzak earned 12th place overall. The women will travel to the Aldeen Golf Club in Rockford on Oct. 5-7 to compete in the Midwest Conference Championships.

Emily Mosher, Sports Editor

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