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Local Sports Roundup -- 9/7/9
High School Volleyball

Monmouth-Roseville defeated Knoxville in two games (25-20, 25-20).

Rebecca Gillen led the Titans with 11 kills and 10 blocks and Taylor Woods recorded 24 assists.

Amanda Dotson had 10 assists and Andrea Wilhite 8 digs for the Blue Bullets.

High School Boys Soccer

Monmouth-Rosevillle shut out Peoria Woodruff 7-0. The Titans outshot the Warriors 30-6 on goal en route to the win.

Local College Sports

(Women's Soccer)

Unlike the contest two days earlier against Coe College, Monmouth College made the most of their scoring chances on Monday, putting in two goals on just six shots.

The first came in the first half, as Kerry Kost beat the Trojans' goalkeeper to a loose ball near the top of the penalty box, knocked it almost to the end line, then scored from an extreme angle with the goalie still out of position.

That lead stood until the 70th minute, when Hannibal-LaGrange's Alyssa Askew blasted a free kick goal, and HLG followed with another score a minute later to suddenly seize the lead.

Monmouth (1-2) forced extra time with less than a minute to play when Kelly Russell headed home Molly Ball's corner kick, but the Trojans prevailed in overtime on another Askew blast that too hot for Monmouth goalie Sarah Wintersteen to handle. Wintersteen made 11 saves as the hosts fired 24 shots.


(Men's Soccer)

Carl Sandburg College lost at home to DuPage County on Sunday, 8-0.

Kelvy Guadarrrama scored once in the first half at the 19th minute to put DuPage on the board. He scored two more times in the second half - at the 55th minute assisted by Johnathan Cardoso and in the 63rd minute.

Sahr Kanjama added two goals in the first half, one at the 21st minute and the other at the 40th minute. The visitors' Johnthan Cardoso scored in the last minute of the first half, Saeed El Saghir scored in the second half at the 74th minute and Rodrigo Cobos scored at the 82nd minute.

CSC coach Jim Coruthers credited his team's opponent. "Dupage was a real tough team all the way around. (CSC) stayed with them physically but could not move the ball against them and only found one shot in the game."

The Chargers lost a close match the previous day, 2-1 at home against Truman.

Zack Ogle scored in the second half at the 46th minute with an assist from Cole Friel for CSC.

"We played a tough game and moved the ball well, communication was great, but we could not find the back of the net but one time, but I believe we did out-play (Truman) in stamina and late first half and all of the second half by ball movement and strategy," Carothers said.

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Monmouth College's defense stepped up in a 3-0 win over visiting Benedictine on Saturday.

Benedictine was only able to get two shots on goal as Owen Robinson and Frank Bowman combined for the shutout. The Scots' Daniel Medina drove in the season's first goal on an assist from Pat Blazer and Danny Davis in the 18th minute for a 1-0 first half lead.

Blazer picked up another point with an unassisted goal in the 60th minute and freshman Andrew Sheller notched his first collegiate goal in the 72nd minute to put the match away.

The Scots (1-1) outshot the Eagles 20-4.


(Women's Golf)

Carl Sandburg College competed in the rain shortened Illinois College Invitational on Saturday and finished 13th out of 17 teams entered in the field.

What was to be a two-day tourney ended up being cancelled Sunday due to inclement weather, so the scores from the first day became the final results.

CSC was led by Taylor Lane, who finished in a tie for 57th with a round of 93. Abbey Heck shot a 99 for the Chargers, Kayla Bishop shot a 108, Mollie Frakes shot 121 and Jaclyn Cahill shot a 122.

CSC travels to Lincoln, IL on Wednesday for a dual meet with Lincoln College.

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The Monmouth College women's golf team is sticking to coach Molly McNamara's formula of steady improvement in the early season.

The Scot's improved their team score by eight strokes from a week ago to card a 388 and place 11th of 17 teams in the rain-shortened Illinois College Fall Invitational on Saturday. Three of the Scots' five scorers improved their performances while the remaining two were just one stroke higher than a week ago.

Sophomore Lanae Hoffman shaved the most strokes - 10 - off her initial score last week. Her 105 tied her for 79th. Freshman Nicole Hurst's 95 was the Scots' second-best score and placed her in a tie for 68th. Her round bettered her debut score from last week by eight strokes. The third member with an improved score - senior Kendra Catterton - logged a career-best 97 to tie for 72nd.

Senior Lynsey Barnard carded the Scots' best round of the day - a 94 - to tie for 63rd. Junior Kristin Humphrey's 102 placed her 77th.

Monmouth has a busy week this week, playing at Augustana and Knox on Thursday and Friday, respectively, before hosting their own invitational Saturday at Gibson Woods Golf Course.


(Volleyball)

Knox College hosts a triangular on Tuesday.

The first match pits Knox against Lincoln Christian at 3:30 p-m. The Prairie Fire will play again at 7:30 p-m against MacMurray College.

The middle match finds Lincoln Christian taking on MacMurray at 5:30 p-m.
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