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Missouri rolls to school-record 79-0 win over Delaware State


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NCAA Division II Football

LU Football Falls On Family Day

The Lindenwood football team lost its Family Day contest on Saturday evening at Hunter Stadium to Pittsburg State. The Lions fell to the Gorillas by a 50-19 score.

Lindenwood trailed 27-13 at halftime, but appeared poised for another big second-half comeback. The Lions defense forced a three-and-out to start the half, and Lindenwood got within one possession just three plays later. Mason Bendigo found DeSean Warren for a 37-yard touchdown pass which made the score 27-19.

Lindenwood’s defense quickly got the ball back to the offense with an interception, but the Lions couldn’t capitalize. The two teams traded the ball back and forth, but the Gorillas started winning the field-position battle. They finally took advantage with a 12-play drive that ended in a touchdown that made the score 34-19 late in the third quarter.

A safety on a bad snap put Pittsburg State up 36-19 at the end of the third quarter and the Gorillas added two more touchdowns in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter to complete the scoring.

Besides finishing strong, the Gorillas also had a good start to the game. It scored on its first offensive possession, and then had a punt return touchdown to have a 13-0 lead less than eight minutes into the game. Lindenwood got on the scoreboard early in the second quarter when Bendigo found Deantrell Prince for a 30-yard touchdown.

Later in the second quarter, the two teams combined for three touchdowns in a span of four offensive plays. Lindenwood’s touchdown was an 85-yard pass play to DeSean Warren, but the Gorillas had the other two touchdowns which helped them lead 27-13 at halftime.

Pittsburg State finished the game with 526 yards of offense, compared to 302 for Lindenwood. The Gorillas were especially dominant on the ground, outgaining the Lions by a 190-57 margin. The Lions turned the ball over two more times, and gained just 15 yards after their first possession of the second half.

Both teams struggled on third-down plays, going a combined seven-of-34. Lindenwood’s defense held Pittsburg State to four-of-17 on third-downs, and also forced a turnover on downs.

Offensively, the Lions were led by DeSean Warren who caught four passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Bendigo threw for 233 yards and three touchdowns. Calen Campbell rushed for 50 yards.

Defensively, Dennis Rufus had an interception, and Antron Watts forced and recovered a fumble. Connor Harris recorded 17 tackles, Roderick Ryles had 12, and Wesley Thomas finished with 10 stops. Lindenwood had 6.0 tackles for loss, with eight different players assisting on at least one tackle for loss.

Game Notes: Lindenwood falls to 1-3, while Pittsburg State improves to 3-1 … Pittsburg State has won four straight in the series, and now leads the series 4-1 … the Gorillas were the first team to outscore the Lions in the second half this season … Connor Harris finished the night with 549 career tackles, one shy of the NCAA All-Division record of 550 … DeSean Warren’s 172 receiving yards were the 17th-most in program history for a single game … Mason Bendigo threw three touchdown passes for the fourth time in his career … the Lions will next travel to Fort Hays State next Saturday for a 2 p.m. contest against the Tigers.

Lindenwood University Lions (1-2, 1-2 MIAA) vs. Pittsburg State University Gorillas (2-1, 2-1 MIAA)--Saturday, September 24 – 6:00 p.m. – Hunter Stadium, St. Charles, Mo.

The Lindenwood football team returns home on Saturday night for a 6 p.m. contest against Pittsburg State. The game will be part of Family Day activities at Lindenwood. The Lions won their only home game so far in 2016 with a 49-26 victory over Central Oklahoma in week one of the season. Lindenwood has not been as lucky in two road games since then, losing both by less than a touchdown. Last weekend, the Lions fell at Washburn by a 34-29 score.

Pittsburg State has won two straight contests and is 2-1 on the season. The Gorillas survived an overtime scare last weekend at home against Northeastern State by a 38-37 margin.

Connor Harris continues his pursuit of the NCAA All-Division career tackles record. Harris became NCAA Division II’s all-time leader against Northeastern State, and currently has 532 career tackles. Harris is tied for fourth on the All-Division list with current Carolina Panther Luke Kuechly, and is 18 tackles behind the all-time leader.


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 Missouri Baptist's offense went to work early in the first quarter against the No. 1 team in the nation, Marian (Ind.). The Spartans tied the game at seven early, but the big-play Knight's offense took over as the game progressed and led the team from Indianapolis to a 70-10 win in St. Louis.
Missouri Baptist (0-4) began the day in a hole as big plays ruled the first quarter. Just over five minutes into the game, Florida International transfer Jakhari Gore busted-off a 44 yard touchdown run to put the No. 1 Knights on top 7-0. Just over a minute later, however, the Spartans responded.
Big play threat Isaiah King grabbed a pass from starting quarterback Jordan Norwine and continued his stellar play in 2016. The freshman made the catch-and-run from the MBU 31 yard line and took it all the way back to the house to tie the game at 7-7.
The Knights piled the offensive pressure on as the Spartans looked for answers for big receiver Krishawn Hogan. The Marian receiver posted his first touchdown of the day on a 78-yard reception to give the visitors the lead right back. Then, on the ensuing Marian drive, Maurice Woodard capped-off a four-play, 67-yard drive with a two-yard touchdown run to make it a 21-7 game.
Missouri Baptist pushed forward in the second quarter, however. With Marian driving in a fourth-and-long situation deep in the Spartan territory, the Spartans held the Knights on a fourth-down pass to the end zone.
As the second quarter rolled, the Spartans came-up with their first turnover of the game with 12:56 left in the half. Defensive end Maleek Ross forced a fumble by quarterback Lucas Johnston on a run and put Missouri Baptist at the Knights' 15 yard line. The end result was a 27-yard field goal by Alex McGlassion to put the Spartans within 11.
Before the end of the half, however, the Knights's quick strike offense ratcheted it up again to the tune of two touchdowns in the final three minutes. Two consecutive drives for pay dirt, both courtesy of long pass completions by Robert Gibson, made it 35-10 at the half.
In the third quarter, Marian's Gore continued his impressive play. The senior out of Miami, Fla., busted-out for another big touchdown run, a 45-yard scamper to the end zone to extend the lead to 42-10.
The Knights tacked-on another at the beginning of the fourth quarter on a 10-yard touchdown rush by Ethan Darter, and posted another on the kickoff thanks to a fumble recovery before finalizing its 70-10 victory.
The Spartans were led by freshman up-and-comer Isaiah King. The Belleville East product had another nice day after picking-up 123 yards. Missouri Baptist will return to action in a week's time when the team will head to Upland, Ind., to take-on the Taylor Trojans. Game time is scheduled for 12:00pm CDT.

Mo Bap Women's Volleyball wins at Lyon

Missouri Baptist Women’s Volleyball played at home for the first time in three weeks on Friday night and came away with a four-set victory over Lyon College (12-25, 14-25, 25-22, 14-25).



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Second-Half Rally Leads WashU Football Past Birmingham Southern
Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 24, 2016 – The Washington University in St. Louis football team scored 29-unaswered points in the second half as the Bears posted a 36-21 road win at Birmingham Southern College Saturday in Birmingham, Ala.

WashU improved its overall record to 2-1, 1-1 in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA), while Birmingham Southern dropped to 1-3, 1-1 in the SAA.

Trailing 21-7 at half, WashU’s defense limited Birmingham Southern to less than 100 yards of total offense in the second half.

“We came out slow out of the locker room for the third-straight game. We had to refocus at half,” said WashU head coach Larry Kindbom. “Our kids were awesome in the second half. We were making plays and getting off our blocks.”

Senior running back Austin Smestad ran for a career-high 169 yards on 19 carries with three second-half TDs, while sophomore running back Logan Bash picked up 108 yards on 18 carries. The Bears ran for a season-high 276 yards in the win.

WashU fell behind 7-0 after Birmingham Southern scored on its first possession after a blown coverage on 3rd and long. The Bears answered back when senior quarterback J.J. Tomlin connected with sophomore wide receiver Matthew Goldberg for a seven-yard TD strike to make it 7-7.

The TD by Goldberg was the lone highlight of the first half for the WashU offense, as the Bears turned it over twice and punted twice in their final four possessions.

Birmingham Southern scored on its first three possessions of the contest, and took a 21-7 lead to half.

Junior Dan Kalvaitis booted a 33-yard field goal on the Bears’ opening possession of the third quarter to trim the lead to 21-10. After a defensive stop, Tomlin connected with senior wide receiver Kevin Hammarlund for a 14-yard TD to make it 21-16.

With the defense in control, Smestad took over. He scored from six yards out with 6:31 left in the third quarter to give the Bears the lead for good. Smestad added 28-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter, and then rounded out the scoring with 14-yard TD late in the fourth quarter.

WashU limited Birmingham Southern to 345 yards of total offense (201/passing; 144/rushing) and forced six punts. After being on the field for an average of 100.5 plays per game in the first two contests, the Bears limited Birmingham Southern to 65 offensive plays in the win.

Senior defensive back Dylan Newcomb led the defensive unit with eight tackles (seven solo), while senior defensive lineman Josiah Situmeang made seven solo stops. Sophomore linebackers Max Barnett and Jake Coon each recorded an interception in the win.

The Bears eclipsed 500 yards off total offense for the second time this season with 505 yards on 72 plays. Tomlin completed 22-of-32 passes for 229 yard and two TDs, while Hammarlund (eight catches, 75 yards, TD) and senior tight end Matt Page (five catches, 73 yards) were his two favorite targets.

WashU returns home to host Berry College on Saturday, Oct. 1. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Francis Field.

WashU Men’s Tennis Concludes Play at ITA Regional
Kalamazoo, Mich., Sept. 25, 2016 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team concluded play at the 2016 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Regional held Sept. 23-25 at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Mich.

No. 12 WashU Men’s Soccer Blanks Illinois Wesleyan to Remain Perfect
St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 23, 2016 – The No. 12-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team remained undefeated in the 2016 season with a 3-0 win over Illinois Wesleyan University Friday at Francis Field in St. Louis.

WashU improved to 5-0 with the win, while Illinois Wesleyan fell to 3-4-1.

Mickelson, Ridderhoff Find Net in No. 11 WashU Women’s Soccer Win at Rose-Hulman
Terre Haute, Ind., Sept. 23, 2016 – The No. 11-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team scored a goal in each half as the Bears posted a 2-0 win at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Friday in Terre Haute, Ind.

WashU improved its overall record to 6-1-1, while Rose-Hulman fell to 5-3.

Strong Performance by WashU Men’s Tennis on Day One of ITA Regional
Kalamazoo, Mich., Sept. 23, 2016 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team has six remaining in the singles draw and three teams in the doubles draw after day one of the 2016 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Regional held at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Junior Shaun Berman and sophomore Radha Vishnubhotla each posted upset victories over the No. 17 seed en route to their appearance in the round of 16. Also remaining for WashU is No. 4 seed senior John Carswell, sophomore Konrad Kozlowski, freshman Bernardo Neves and No. 7 seed junior Johnny Wu.


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Four TV Games Highlight 2016-17 SLU Women’s Hoops Schedule

 Four national television appearances against Atlantic 10 Conference rivals highlight the 2016-17 Saint Louis University women’s basketball schedule, which was released Wednesday by the SLU Department of Athletics.

Seven of the opponents on the Billikens’ 29-game schedule competed in postseason play a year ago. Six of those seven teams produced 20 or more wins. Saint Louis faces St. Bonaventure (NCAA second round), VCU (WNIT) and Dayton (WNIT) twice in conference action, giving the Bills 10 contests – five at home, five on the road – against 2015-16 postseason qualifiers.


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UMSL Women’s Soccer Shuts Out William Jewell

ST. LOUIS, MO., September 25, 2016 – Goals from senior Miriam Taylor and junior Emily Mosier helped the University of Missouri-St. Louis women’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over William Jewell on Sunday afternoon in Great Lakes Valley Conference action.

UMSL Men’s Soccer Defeats William Jewell to Run Unbeaten Streak to Seven

ST. LOUIS, MO., September 25, 2016 – The University of Missouri-St. Louis men’s soccer team ran its unbeaten streak to seven games on Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 win over William Jewell in Great Lakes Valley Conference action with all three goals being scored in the first half.

UMSL Women’s Golf Places Fourth at Gilda’s Club Laker Fall Invite

ALLENDALE, MICH., September 25, 2016 – The University of Missouri-St. Louis women’s golf team recorded a fourth place finish at the Gilda’s Club Laker Fall Invite, hosted by Grand Valley State on Saturday and Sunday.

The Tritons posted rounds of 309 and 306 for a team score of 615.

UMSL Volleyball Has Six-Match Win Streak Snapped at No. 15 Ranked Lewis

ROMEOVILLE, ILL., September 23, 2016 – The University of Missouri-St. Louis volleyball team saw a six-match win streak snapped at No. 15 ranked Lewis on Friday night in Great Lakes Valley Conference play. The host Flyers won by set scores of 25-16, 19-25, 25-12, 25-13.

UMSL slips to 7-3 overall, including

UMSL Volleyball Suffers 3-1 Loss at Wisconsin-Parkside

KENOSHA, WIS., September 24, 2016 – The University of Missouri-St. Louis volleyball team suffered a 3-1 loss at Wisconsin-Parkside on Saturday in Great Lakes Valley Conference action. The Rangers won by set scores of 25-22, 20-25, 25-19, 25-20.

UMSL slips to 7-4 overall and 2-2 in the GLVC, while UW-Parkside improves to 4-9 and 2-2 in the league.

UMSL Men’s Soccer Battles No. 3 Rockhurst to Scoreless Draw

ST. LOUIS, MO., September 23, 2016 – Reigning GLVC Defensive Player of the Week Jack Filla made six saves Friday night to help the University of Missouri-St. Louis men’s soccer team to a double overtime scoreless draw against No. 3 ranked Rockhurst Friday night in league play.

UMSL moves to 5-1-1 overall, including 4-0-1 in the GLVC, while extending its unbeaten streak to six games. Rockhurst is now 6-0-1 and 4-0-1 in the conference. The two teams entered the night with Drury as the league’s three undefeated teams. Drury secured a 3-2 win over Truman State to move into sole possession of first place in the standings, while Rockhurst and UMSL are now tied for second.

UMSL Women’s Soccer Falls to No. 23 Rockhurst

ST. LOUIS, MO., September 23, 2016 – A goal by visiting Rockhurst three minutes into the second half proved to be the game-winner as the No. 23 ranked Hawks earned a 1-0 win over the University of Missouri-St. Louis on Friday night in Great Lakes Valley Conference women’s soccer play.

After having the first two games of a four-game homestand moved off campus due to rain and wet field conditions last weekend, the Tritons were playing their “official” home opener of the 2016 season on the Don Dallas Field.