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Sept. 25, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team saw its winning streak end at four games with a 2-1 loss to Harry S. Truman on Tuesday at Kleine Equipment Field.
 

The Chargers (4-2, 3-1 Region IV Champions Division) opened the scoring with a beautiful goal by sophomore Kevin Aka. Aka took a long lob from Gerardo Ayala off one bounce and lofted it over the Falcons’ keeper from 30 yards out in the 11th minute for a 1-0 advantage.
 

“I...

Sept. 25, 2012
MOLINE—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team picked up a 25-17, 23-25, 25-17, 25-15 Arrowhead Conference victory at Black Hawk on Tuesday.

 

The Chargers (6-5, 2-3) racked up 14 aces as a team, including five by sophomore outside hitter Mercedes Sazone and four from freshman outside hitter Lorren Newingham.

 

Sazone was also one of the key components in a balanced Sandburg attack. Sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn Godfrey had a team-high 10...

Sept. 25, 2012
GALESBURG—Cody Reiber’s hard work in the offseason is paying off in his sophomore season with the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team.

 

A product of ROWVA High School, Reiber has won medalist honors in three of Sandburg’s six tournaments this fall, including Saturday’s Charger Classic at Lake Bracken Country Club.

 

“Over the summer I worked (at Lake Bracken) every day, so I played it a lot and really got to know the course,” said Reiber,...

Sept. 24, 2012
ROCK ISLAND—The Carl Sandburg College cross country teams competed Friday evening at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational on Friday at Saukie Golf Course.

 

Five of the Chargers’ seven runners in the 6-kilometer women’s race posted season-best times, led by freshman Haley Bolliger’s 118th-place finish in 25 minutes, 6 seconds. Other season bests were posted by Sara Pille (190th, 26:10), Lindsay Beach (287th, 27:34), Abbie Billeter (326th, 28:41) and Amber...

Sept. 24, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team ran its winning streak to four games with a 1-0 victory over Kennedy-King College on Saturday at Kleine Equipment Field.

 

Freshman Sebastian Ramirez scored the match’s lone goal off an assist from sophomore Mario Romero in the 80th minute. Goalkeeper Collin Jeffcoat picked up his third straight shutout in net for Sandburg (4-1, 3-0).

 

"We outplayed them and we just gutted it out,"...

Sept. 24, 2012
GALESBURG—Cody Reiber shot a 1-under-par 70 to take medalist honors and lead the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team to the title in the Charger Classic on Saturday at Lake Bracken Country Club.

 

Sandburg’s Joey Juergens and Chad Hatch each shot 76 to finish fourth and sophomore Nick Gustafson shot a 79 to place 14th. Sophomore Mark Dockstader added an 85 for Sandburg.

 

The Chargers’ team total was a shot away from matching their season...

Sept. 24, 2012
STERLING—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team took third place at the Skyhawk Classic on Friday at Emerald Hills Golf Course.

 

Sandburg and Moraine Valley each shot 320 as a team to tie for third, but the Chargers won a fifth-score tiebreaker as sophomore Cody Reiber’s 85 topped the 94 put up by Moraine Valley’s Dan Dermody.

 

Sophomore Nick Gustafson shot a 4-over-par 76 to lead the Chargers and finish fifth overall. Freshman Joey...

Sept. 19, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team lost to Illinois Valley 23-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-18 in Arrowhead Conference action on Wednesday at John Lewis Gymnasium.

 

The Chargers (5-5, 1-3) took the opening set after winning the final three points, capped by a block from freshman middle hitter Caitlin McVay. But IVCC jumped to an early double-digit lead in the second set, pulled away in the third after the teams were tied at 17-17 and never looked...

Sept. 18, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team beat Lincoln College 19-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-20 in nonconference action on Tuesday at John Lewis Gymnasium for the Chargers’ fourth win in their last five matches.

 

After dropping the first set, Sandburg (5-4) evened things up by breaking a 19-19 tie and winning the final six points of the second set. That stretch included three kills and a block by freshman middle hitter Caitlin McVay, an ace by...

Sept. 18, 2012
LASALLE—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team finished 11th in the 22-team Illinois Valley Classic on Friday and Saturday at Deer Park Country Club in Oglesby and Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Course in LaSalle.

 

The Chargers shot 644 as a team and missed out on a top-10 finish by one stroke to Waubonsee. Illinois Central won the tournament with a two-day total of 601, beating second-place Black Hawk Gold by seven shots.

 

Sophomore Nick...

Sept. 17, 2012
NORMAL—The Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships on Friday at Weibring Golf Course.

 

Freshman Haley Bolliger led the Chargers in the 5-kilometer women’s race with a time of 20 minutes, 31 seconds to finish 88th overall. Sophomore Sara Pille placed 126th in 21:33, sophomore Lindsay Beach was 164th in 23:01 and freshman Abbie Billeter finished 181st with a time of 24:16.

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Sept. 17, 2012
WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team picked up a pair of wins Friday and Saturday at the Southeastern Invite.

 

The Chargers (4-4) opened with a 25-19, 25-19, 25-15 victory over the host Blackhawks and added a 25-11, 28-26, 25-21 win over Clinton on Friday. Sandburg closed the tournament with a 25-22, 25-22, 25-23 loss to Lake Land on Saturday.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn Godfrey led the Chargers with 39 total...

Sept. 15, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team won its third straight game and remained unbeaten in division play with a 2-0 victory over Malcolm X College on Saturday afternoon at Kleine Equipment Field.

 

The Chargers (3-1, 2-0) got on the board early when freshman John Fletcher Molchin found sophomore Kevin Aka in fifth minute for Aka’s fourth goal in as many games. Sandburg took a 2-0 lead into halftime after freshman Zach Ziemba took a feed...

Sept. 13, 2012
KEWANEE—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team swept Black Hawk East 25-21, 25-17, 25-19 on Wednesday as the Chargers picked up their first Arrowhead Conference victory of the season.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn Godfrey led Sandburg (2-3, 1-2) with a team-high 11 kills and three blocks. Freshman middle hitter Sadie Van Norman added six kills, and freshman middle hitter Caitlin McVay had five kills while matching Godfrey for the team lead with...

Sept. 11, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team lost to Sauk Valley 25-23, 18-25, 25-21, 25-10 in Arrowhead Conference action Tuesday evening at John Lewis Gymnasium.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn Godfrey and freshman middle hitter Caitlin McVay led the Chargers (1-3, 0-2) offensively with 10 kills apiece. Sophomore outside hitter Mercedes Sazone added nine kills and eight digs while freshman outside hitter Courtney Learned had eight kills and 10...

Sept. 10, 2012
CRYSTAL LAKE—Kevin Aka scored twice as the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team picked up its second straight victory with a 2-0 win at McHenry County on Saturday in the Chargers’ conference opener.

After a scoreless first half, Aka got the Chargers (2-1, 1-0) on the board in the 55th minute off an assist from freshman Manfred Gonzalez. Aka put Sandburg up 2-0 when he scored off a feed from sophomore Mario Romero.

“I want to single out Manfred, who was...

Sept. 10, 2012
MONMOUTH—Freshman Ellen Corbin shot a season-best 97 as the Carl Sandburg College women’s golf team competed in the Fighting Scots Invitational on Saturday at Gibson Woods Golf Course.

 

Corbin’s scored tied her for 41st overall. Shelby Pacheco shot a 132 and Lauren Dorethy added a 134 for the Chargers.

 

Sandburg was scheduled to compete in the Knox College Invitational on Friday at Soangetaha Country Club in Galesburg, but inclement weather...

Sept. 10, 2012
AURORA—Freshman Haley Bolliger’s 41st-place showing in the women’s race led the Carl Sandburg College cross country teams at the Aurora Spartan Classic on Friday at Oakhurst Forest Preserve in Aurora.

 

Bolliger’s time of 26 minutes, 3 seconds in the 6-kilometer race helped the Chargers take 10th out of 13 teams. Sara Pille was 62nd in 27:05 and Lindsay Beach placed 84th in 28:04. Other runners for the Chargers were freshmen Abbie Billeter (110th, 29:43),...

Sept. 10, 2012
PORT BYRON—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team posted the top two individual scores at the Duane Chanay Invitational on Friday at Byron Hills Golf Course in Port Byron.

 

Chargers sophomores Cody Reiber and Nick Gustafson each shot a 1-under-par 70, with Reiber winning a playoff to take medalist honors. Sandburg shot 307 as a team to tie Augustan College’s “B” team for eighth place in the 16-team competition.

 

Reiber and Gustafson...

Sept. 5, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team earned its first victory of the season with a 4-1 win over Eureka College on Wednesday night at Kleine Equipment Field.

 

The Chargers (1-1) struck first in the second minute on a long shot by sophomore Mario Romero that found the top right corner of the goal. Sandburg took a 2-0 lead into halftime when freshman Chino Ayala took a pass from freshman Matt Connors and put in a low shot near the left post...

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