The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team put together its most complete effort of the season in a 6-1 thrashing of McHenry County on Friday night at Kleine Field in a contest that was shortened because of lightning in the area.
The Chargers (6-9-1 overall, 6-4-1 Region IV) struck for four straight goals in the match’s first 31 minutes and took a 4-1 lead into halftime while giving Kevkwe Akpore a victory in his first game as interim coach.
Sandburg added two more goals in the second half before a lightning delay in the 71st minute. The game, which had just become official at that point, was called shortly thereafter.
The Chargers host Waubonsee on Saturday in another Region IV match. The contest, originally scheduled for 1 p.m. at Kleine Field, has been moved to 2 p.m. at Galesburg High School.
The Prairie Fire volleyball team dropped a match to St. Norbert in three sets on Friday night.
Knox (9-12, 0-4 MWC) faced set point multiple times over all three sets, but the Green Knights would not go down without a fight.
Jeanette Peebles had a terrific night for the Prairie Fire with eight kills and four blocks. KyLeigh Guthals racked up 22 digs and Emily Mosher added 27 assists.
Knox will look to bounce back as they host Lawrence on October 7.
The Fighting Scots fell in their first match of the Midwest Conference double-header weekend to Lawrence University 3-2.
Junior Becca Dabrowski led the way for the Scots with 20 kills, 21 digs, and 4 blocks.
Senior Kylie Gerhardt and sophomore Laura Dulee set up their teammates, combining for 37 assists on the evening.
The Scots quick turnaround begins tomorrow as they play host to MWC opponent Ripon College at 1pm.
COLLEGE WOMEN’S GOLF
On a rainy first round of the Midwest Conference Championships, held at the par 73 Aldeen Golf Club, sophomore Haley Hoekstra paced the Scots scores with a 6, 79.
Senior Carley Gonet and freshman Kristen Worner finished with a 18 hole score of 91.
Freshman Maime Ambrosch posted a 93 as Kaitlin Korf rounded out the Scots scoring five with a 98.
The Scots (354) currently sit six strokes behind second place St. Norbert College (348), with Lake Forest College on their heels just four strokes back at 358.