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Sept. 30, 2013
PALOS HILLS—Lawson Crider scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in the 85th minute as the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team defeated Moraine Valley 2-1 on Saturday in at Region IV Champions Division match.

 

Crider’s conversion came after freshman Jake Kirchoff-Sleet was fouled in the box and helped the Chargers (8-3-0, 3-1-0) hand the Cyclones (6-2-1, 3-1-0) their first loss in region play.

 

Kirchoff-Sleet was assisted by...

Sept. 30, 2013
ROCK ISLAND—Carl Sandburg College sophomore women’s cross country runner Haley Bolliger broke the school record for a 6-kilometer race during Friday’s Brissman-Lundeen Invitational a Saukie Golf Course.

 

Bolliger, who also holds the women’s 5K school record, finished the race in 24 minutes, 12.2 seconds to break the previous record of 24:52 set by Jessica Hanson in 2007. Bolliger placed 54th out of 425 runners overall.

 

The Chargers women’s...

Sept. 26, 2013
FREEPORT—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team picked up its fourth win in five matches with a 25-15, 26-24, 25-18 Arrowhead Conference victory at Highland on Wednesday.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) paced the Chargers (9-9, 4-2) with 12 kills and three aces, and sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) posted 11 kills to go with her team-best 24 assists. Freshman libero Justine Bodenhamer (Avon) led Sandburg defensively with 21 digs...

Sept. 25, 2013
GALESBURG—Freshman Lawson Crider scored two goals, including one of two penalty kicks for the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team, in the Chargers’ 4-0 victory over Heartland on Wednesday at Kleine Equipment Field.
 

Crider opened the scoring when he put home a cross from sophomore Jesse Bathelt in the fifth minute for the only goal of the first half. He then converted a penalty kick in the 50th minute after Heartland (5-6-0) was whistled for a...

Sept. 24, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team came up short in a tightly contested Arrowhead Conference match against Kishwaukee 23-25, 26-24, 26-24, 27-25 on Tuesday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium. The loss snapped a three-match winning streak for the Chargers (8-9, 3-2) and kept the Kougars (12-9, 5-0) atop the Arrowhead standings.
 

Kishwaukee’s 20-15 lead during the third set was the only time either team had more than a four-point advantage at any...

Sept. 23, 2013
LASALLE—The Carl Sandburg College men's golf team finished 10th in the 20-team Illinois Valley Classic on Friday and Saturday. The Chargers shot 325 during Friday’s opening round at Deer Park Country Club and 320 during Saturday's second round at Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club for a two-day total of 645.

 

Sophomore Patrick Lewis (Williamsfield) broke 80 for each round and led the Chargers with a total of 156. Freshman Austin McDougall III (Pekin) finished...

Sept. 20, 2013
GALESBURG—Sophomore Jesse Bathelt netted a hat trick, but the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team was unable to preserve a three-goal halftime lead in a 5-4 loss to Lake County on Friday at Kleine Equipment Field.

 

The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Chargers (6-3-0, 2-1-0) and was their first defeat in Region IV Champions Division play this season.

 

“Sometimes you do just enough to lose and the other team does just...

Sept. 20, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College women’s golf team hosted Lincoln in a dual match Thursday at Lake Bracken Country Club. The Chargers shot a season-best 388 as a team, and Lincoln did not post a team score due to a player sustaining an injury during the round.
 
Sophomore Ellen Corbin (Washington) shot a career-best 93, including a 42 on the back nine, and freshman Skylar Neeley Houzenga also added a 93. Freshman Madison Fuller (Galesburg) posted a 100,...

Sept. 18, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team won its third match this week and its third straight Arrowhead Conference match with a 25-15, 25-10, 25-18 victory over Black Hawk on Wednesday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) led the Chargers (8-8, 3-1) with 11 kills and three aces. Sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) had a team-leading 19 assists to go along with seven kills. Sophomore outside hitters...

Sept. 18, 2013
OGLESBY—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team edged Illinois Valley 25-27, 25-20, 25-21, 23-25, 17-15 on Tuesday to pick up its second straight Arrowhead Conference victory.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) led the Chargers (7-8, 2-1) with 21 kills, and sophomore outside hitter Erika Hibberd (Pekin) tallied 14 kills for Sandburg. Sophomore outside hitter Lorren Newingham (Pittsfield) and freshman middle hitter Rachel Barr each added...

Sept. 16, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team rode a balanced attack to a 25-18, 25-19, 25-9 sweep of Monmouth JV on Monday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

Sophomore outside hitter Erika Hibberd (Pekin) led the Chargers (6-8) with nine kills while sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) added eight kills and sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) chipped in with seven kills.

 

A 7-1 spurt helped give the Chargers a lasting...

Sept. 16, 2013
BOURBONNAIS—The Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Illinois Intercollegiate on Friday at Aspen Ridge Golf Course.

 

Sandburg’s women’s team finished 13th with 403 points and was led by sophomore Haley Bolliger (Tremont), who took 64th in 20 minutes, 20 seconds in the 5-kilometer race. The Chargers’ next three finishers crossed the line within 10 seconds of each other. Freshman Christina Kokjohn (Clinton Prince of...

Sept. 16, 2013
CHICAGO—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team opened Region IV Champions Division play with a pair of road victories over the weekend. The Chargers took down Kennedy-King 10-3 on Friday evening before shutting out Truman 3-0 on Saturday.

 

Freshman Lawson Crider netted his second straight hat trick in Sandburg’s rout of Kennedy-King. Freshman Jake Kirchoff-Sleet added a pair of goals, and freshman Martin Morales scored twice and added an assist....

Sept. 12, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team shot 327 and finished fifth in the fourth annual Carl Sandburg Classic on Thursday at Lake Bracken Country Club.

 

Playing on their home course for the only time during the fall season, sophomore Patrick Lewis (Williamsfield) led the Chargers with an 8-over-par 79 and finished a shot out of the top 10 individuals for the tournament. Sophomore Joey Juergens (Galesburg) added an 80 for Sandburg, while...

Sept. 10, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team earned its first Arrowhead Conference victory with a 25-20, 19-25, 25-21, 25-23 defeat of Black Hawk East on Tuesday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) led the Chargers (5-4, 1-1) with a team-high 17 kills and four aces, and sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) added 25 assists, 11 kills and 15 digs in a solid all-around performance. Freshman libero Justine...

Sept. 9, 2013
PORT BYRON—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team shot its lowest round of the season and finished 10th on Friday in the Duane Chanay Classic at Byron Hills Golf Course.

 

The Chargers shot 312 as a team — five strokes better than their previous season low — finishing just three shots out of fifth and seven shots out of third. Sophomore Joey Juergens (Galesburg) and freshman Ryan Ballard (Metamora) each shot a 6-over-par 77 to lead Sandburg. Sophomore...

Sept. 9, 2013
PEORIA—The Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s cross country teams opened their season Friday with the Bradley Intercollegiate at Detweiller Park.

 

The Chargers women’s team posted a ninth-place finish in the 13-team field. Sophomore Haley Bolliger (Tremont) led the way for Sandburg in the 3-mile race, placing 53rd in 19 minutes, 57 seconds. Freshman Marisa Miller (Galesburg) also posted a top-100 finish, placing 94th in 22:12. Other finishers for...

Sept. 9, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College women’s golf team posted a pair of 10th-place finishes in the Knox Invitational on Friday at Soangetaha Country Club and the Fighting Scot Invitational on Saturday at Gibson Woods Golf Course in Monmouth.

 

The Chargers’ team score of 390 on Friday was their lowest of the season and a 51-stroke improvement from their first round of the season. Danielle Kenney’s 15-over par 87 tied her for 24th individually overall....

Sept. 5, 2013
DIXON—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team pushed Sauk Valley to the limit but came up short in a 26-24, 23-25, 25-23, 23-25, 17-15 loss Wednesday in the Chargers’ Arrowhead Conference opener.

 

Sophomore Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) put down a team-leading 26 kills for Sandburg, and sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) had 39 assists. Freshman libero Justine Bodenhamer (Avon) had 27 digs for the Chargers and freshman Rachel Barr (Mendota) added nine kills...

Sept. 3, 2013
MARION, Iowa—The Carl Sandburg College women’s golf team opened its season with a 19th-place finish at the Mount Mercy Fall Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Hunters Ridge Golf Course

 

The Chargers shaved 38 shots off their first-round score by shooting 403 as a team in Saturday’s second round. Sandburg finished the tournament with a total of 844. Every player for the Chargers improved their score by at least two strokes in the second round.

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