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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI- COLUMBIA

Here are the articles from Mizzou: (For more on Mizzou teams go to: http://www.MUTigers.com)




Mizzou Football Preview: Lots of unknowns about Missouri's first trip to LSU on Saturday https://shar.es/1E1h1A





Mizzou Track: Schweizer Wins Second Consecutive Meet at Chile Pepper Festival
Mizzou women take second, White leads Mizzou men to third-place finish
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For the second time in as many meets, junior Karissa Schweizer (Urbandale, Iowa) earned a first-place finish, pacing the women’s 5000m field at the Chile Pepper Festival on Saturday morning. Schweizer helped guide the Mizzou women’s Cross Country team to a second-place finish in Fayetteville, Ark., while the men’s team placed third in the 8000m.





LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY

Here are the articles submitted by Lindenwood University: (For more Lindenwood Lions sports: http://www.lindenwoodlions.com/


Connor Harris sets NCAA All-Division Record At Fort Hays State but Lions Lose the Game

Connor Harris set the NCAA All-Division record for career tackles on Saturday in Hays, Kan., but the Lions football couldn’t celebrate with a victory. The Lions fell to Fort Hays State by a 37-6 margin.

Harris set the record late in the first quarter as he made a touchdown-saving stop on Charles Tigner inside the 10-yard line. The tackle was the 551st of his career, surpassing Boomer Grigsby of Illinois State who previously held the All-Division record with 550. Harris would finish the game with 16 tackles, taking him to 565 for his career.

That was the top highlight for the day for Lindenwood as Fort Hays State jumped out to an early lead, and the Lions struggled moving the ball against one of the top defenses in the nation.

The Lions turned the ball over just once on the day, but the interception led to the first touchdown of the game less than five minutes into the contest. The next time the Tigers touched the ball turned out to be one of the key moments of the game. Lindenwood backed the Tigers up inside their one-yard line, but Fort Hays State went on a 99-yard drive, including a 67-yard pass play, to go up 14-0.

Lindenwood’s offense got back to one possession on the next drive. Allen Thigpen threw a perfect pass down the field and hit DeSean Warren in stride. Warren had a step on his defender and was able to outrun him for an 80-yard touchdown.

The next drive saw Harris break the record, but the celebration was short lived as Fort Hays State scored again to lead 21-6 after one quarter. The Tigers added a long field goal in the second quarter and led 24-6 at halftime.

Both defenses took over the game after that field goal. Fort Hays State added two more touchdowns, with one late in the third quarter and one in the final minute of the game.

Fort Hays State limited the Lions to just 244 yards of total offense, including 56 rushing yards on 33 attempts. The Tigers ended up with 477 yards of offense, including 292 through the air and 185 rushing.

Lindenwood’s defense had nine tackles for loss and three sacks in the game. Nick Granberry had three tackles for loss and two sacks. Jonathan Harris also had a sack and Antron Watts had two tackles for loss. Clint Koons was second on the team in tackles with nine, and Bakari Triggs and Wesley Thomas both had eight.

Thigpen completed 12-of-19 passes for 140 yards and the one touchdown. Alex Faddoul came in the game in the third quarter and threw for 48 yards, and also rushed for a team-high 55 yards. Kendell Sparks caught eight passes, and DeSean Warren paced the offense with 90 receiving yards.

Game Notes: Lindenwood falls to 1-4 on the season and to 1-4 in the MIAA … Fort Hays State improved to 4-1 overall and in the MIAA … Fort Hays State now leads the all-time series by a 4-1 margin, and has won four straight in the series … Connor Harris has now recorded double-figure tackles in 21 straight games … the Lions had just the one turnover, but their defense did not force a turnover in the contest after having 11 through the first four games … Lindenwood will return home next week for a 1:30 p.m. game against Missouri Western


MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

Here are the articles submitted by Missouri Baptist University: (For more on the Missouri Baptist Spartans: http://www.MBUSpartans.com)


MBU Spartans Football Pulls off Big Win

UPLAND (Ind.) –  Missouri Baptist Football needed big plays by its playmakers on Saturday and got just that. As the offense regained its big-play mentality, the defense made key stops when it counted as the Spartans exited Indiana with a much needed, 43-42 win against the Taylor Trojans.

Missouri Baptist (1-4) looked to Gunnar Griffin to take the snaps on Saturday and the sophomore took full advantage of his opportunity. The Paso Robles, Calif., native threw for a new Spartan record 481 yards and four touchdowns in the win. He rushed for one early in the contest and set a new record for overall touchdowns in a game with five.

Missouri Baptist led the game with a big drive and capped it off with a three-yard touchdown run by Griffin to make it 7-0 Spartans. Taylor tied the game just under five minutes later thanks to a big blocked field goal by the Trojans Cameron Gray to make it 7-7.

The Spartans struggled to stop the Taylor option run game throughout the day, but got big stops down the stretch when it mattered. Missouri Baptist allowed 164 yards on the ground, most of which went to the two-headed running game of quarterback Everett Pollard and running back Rich Girodani.

The Taylor lead back cashed-in with 10:06 left in the half on an eight-yard carry to the end zone to give the home team a 14-7 lead. Girodani finished the day with 79 yards rushing and a single touchdown.

After tacking-on a long 41-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 14-10, place kicker Alex McGlassion re-aggravated and existing injury and was forced to sit for the remainder of the game. This situation gave way to Ethan Metzler getting his opportunity for the first time, and the young man from Erie, Colo., made the most of his opportunity with the game winning field goal to give the Spartans a much-needed win.

Taylor extended its lead to 21-11, and made an attempt to make a quick, long drive downfield prior to halftime, but what would happen during this drive would change the tide of the game, and the direction for the Spartans.

The Spartans put sustained pressure on Pollard, and the sophomore quarterback made a critical mistake, which allowed Missouri Baptist to gain the momentum heading into the half. Eddie Calderon picked-off Pollard and returned the ball 39 yards to the Taylor 27 to setup the second touchdown of the day for the visitors. Griffin found Kalen Petty over the middle, who steamrolled 27 yards to the house to make it 21-16.

A back-and-forth battle ensued in the second half and every time it looked like Taylor was getting ready to pull away, Missouri Baptist came right back at the home team.

Devin Griffin, the Parkway North product, made his Alma Mater proud on Saturday. The freshman had a career day with 135 yards and two touchdowns.

Missouri Baptist trailed 35-26 heading into the fourth quarter, but the clutch play continued, which told the story. The Spartans allowed just one touchdown in the final 15 minutes and posted a season-high 17 points to grab its first win of the season.

Defensively, Missouri Baptist’s secondary put together its best performance in 2016. The Spartans allowed just 241 yards in the air as Eddie Calderon and Keenan Savage took care of business. Savage led the team with 12 tackles, 11 of which were solo, and added two tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles and two pass breakups.

Calderon finished with 10 tackles, one fumble recovery and two interceptions for 39 yards.

The Spartans will try to make it two in a row on the candy stripe at Lindenwood-Belleville on Saturday, October 8. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

Spartans Women's Volleyball rolls defending national champs

No. 15 ranked Missouri Baptist Women’s Volleyball went up against their bitter rival Columbia College on Friday night and came away with a dominant three-set victory (25-18, 25-22, 25-20).

Golf

Missouri Baptist Men's Golf continued their fall season at the Evangel Fall Invitational in Springfield, Mo. on Monday and Tuesday. When the dust settled, MBU finished second in the 11 team field.
Missouri Baptist Women’s Golf traveled to Covington, Tennessee to compete in the FHU Fall Invite and posted scores of 367-365—732 for a sixth place team finish..


WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Here are the articles submitted by Washington University: (For more on the Washington University Bears: 
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WashU Football Shuts Down Berry in 34-10 Conference Win
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 1, 2016 – The Washington University in St. Louis defense limited Berry College to a season-low point total and recorded three interceptions in a 34-10 win in Southern Athletic Association (SAA) play Saturday night at Francis Field in St. Louis.

HIGHLIGHTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqsdSIqxJqE

WashU scored 17 points in the final 6:16 to knock Berry from the unbeaten ranks in NCAA Division III. The Vikings entered the contest averaging 40.3 points per game.

WashU improved its overall record to 3-1, 2-1 in the SAA, while Berry suffered its first loss of the season and dropped to 4-1, 2-1 in the SAA.

“It was a great effort by our team. We feel like we are getting better each week,” said WashU head coach Larry Kindbom. “The defense staff did a great job getting those guys ready. That was a great team effort.”

Senior quarterback J.J. Tomlin completed 35-of-48 passes for 389 yards and two touchdowns. Tomlin upped his career passing total to 6,657 yards, and is 57 yards shy of breaking the WashU all-time mark.

Senior wide receiver Kevin Hammarlund had a career-high 12 catches for 119 yards, while senior wide receiver Marcus Ramspott made a career-best 10 catches for 114 yards.

The Bears started quickly on offense with a 19-play, 83-yard drive that resulted in a three-yard touchdown pass from Tomlin to senior tight end Matt Page. After allowing its only points off the half on a field goal, junior Dan Kalvaitis booted a 33-yard field with 52 seconds left in the first quarter to make it 10-3.

Tomlin connected with senior running back Austin Smestad on a play action that resulted in a 25-yard TD to make it 17-3. WashU’s defense forced three punts and blocked a field goal to end the half.

Tomlin was 19-of-28 for 244 yards and two TDs in the first half. The Bears were 7-of-10 on third down and 1-of-2 on fourth down.

WashU limited Berry to 72 yards on 19 plays in the third quarter, and forced a pair of punts. Sophomore defensive back Ben Marcus forced a fumble in the third quarter after a Berry punt that junior defensive back Brian Crowe corralled at the seven-yard line. The Bears did not score after a Tomlin interception.

With the Bears leading by double figures early in the fourth quarter, Slade Dale scrambled on a fourth down and found Terrell Blakesleay wide open for a 32 yard pass on fourth down to trim the lead to 17-10.

Kalvaitis connected from a career-best 41-yarder to put WashU up 20-10 with 6:16 remaining in the contest.

Sophomore linebacker Jake Coon intercepted Dale and returned it to the WashU 23-yard line. Smestad punched it in from two yards out to push the lead to 27-10. On the ensuing play, junior defensive back Andrew Ralph stepped in front of the receiver and took it 35 yards for the TD to round out the scoring.

Sophomore linebacker Max Barnett had 13 tackles to lead the WashU defense, while senior defensive lineman Josiah Situmeang was also over the field with seven tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and one breakup.

Freshman punter Johnny Davidson punted three times for an average of 42.7 yards per punt. As a team, WashU had a 44.3 net yards per punt.

WashU hits the road for an SAA contest at Rhodes College (3-1, 1-1 SAA). Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. in Memphis.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: Berry and WashU have split four all-time meetings … Kindbom is three wins shy of 200 for his career … Hammarlund became the fifth player in school history with 2,000 receiving yards … WashU is 15-2 (.882) at Francis Field in the past four seasons … Tomlin set the WashU school record in career passing attempts (943) … The Bears are 3-1 for the first time since 2008.

Volleyball’s Balanced Attack Leads to 2-0 UAA Start
Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 1, 2016 – The Washington University in St. Louis volleyball team traveled to Pittsburgh for its first set of University Athletic Association (UAA) matches and seized two victories over tournament host No. 16 Carnegie Mellon University and Brandeis University Saturday afternoon.


No. 9 WashU Men’s Soccer Rallies for Tie at No. 7 Rochester
Rochester, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2016 – The No. 9-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team rallied from a two-goal deficit at half to record a 3-3 double overtime tie at No. 7 University of Rochester in a battle of top-10 teams in the University Athletic Association (UAA) opener Saturday in Rochester, N.Y. WashU played with a man down for the final 95 minutes of play. WashU fell to 6-0-1, 0-0-1 in the UAA, while Rochester dropped to 7-0-2, 0-0-1 in UAA play.

No. 12 WashU Women’s Soccer Falls at Rochester in UAA Opener
Rochester, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2016 – The No. 12-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team dropped its University Athletic Association (UAA) opener 3-1 at the University of Rochester Saturday in Rochester, N.Y.

Rochester picked up its first win of the year to improve to 1-4-4, 1-0 in the UAA, while WashU fell to 7-2-1, 0-1 in the UAA.

No. 12 WashU Women’s Soccer Wins Battle of Big Bend at Webster
The No. 12-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team posted a 5-1 victory at Webster University in non-conference action Wednesday at St. Louis Soccer Park in Fenton, Mo. WashU improved its overall record to 7-1-1, while Webster fell to 4-5-1.

Rebecca Ho Remains in Singles and Doubles at ITA Central Regional
Kalamazoo, Mich., Oct. 1, 2016 – Washington University in St. Louis senior Rebecca Ho advanced to the quarterfinals with a pair of singles and doubles victories Saturday at the 2016 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Regional held at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Mich.






SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY

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Saint Louis women's soccer ties at Dayton in A-10 opener (9/29/16)
Saint Louis 1, Dayton 1 (2 OT) Thursday, September 29, 2016 | Baujan Field | Dayton, Ohio

Lindsay Sands’ goal in the 50th minute tied the game 1-1, and that’s how the Atlantic 10 Conference women’s soccer opener between Saint Louis and Dayton ended Thursday night at Dayton’s Baujan Field. The Billikens are 7-2-1 overall, while the Flyers are 2-5-2.

Billikens Up to No. 3 in Mid-Atlantic Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Women’s Soccer Contact: Mickey Smith (314-977-3463 or msmit145@slu.edu)

ST. LOUIS – The Saint Louis women’s soccer team has achieved its highest Mid-Atlantic Region ranking of the season, jumping two spots to No. 3 in this week’s poll conducted by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.




UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI- ST. LOUIS (UMSL)


Here are the articles submitted by UMSL: (For more on the UMSL Tritons go to: http://www.umsltritons.com/)

UMSL Volleyball Prevails in Five-Set Battle Against Missouri S&T

ST. LOUIS, MO., October 1, 2016 – For the second straight day, the University of Missouri-St. Louis volleyball team earned a five-set win, this time fending off Missouri S&T as the Tritons picked up the 34-32, 25-21, 18-25, 24-26, 15-13 Great Lakes Valley Conference win on Saturday afternoon.

UMSL Volleyball Rallies For Five-Set Win Over Drury

ST. LOUIS, MO., September 30, 2016 – The University of Missouri-St. Louis volleyball team rallied from a two-set deficit to post a 3-2 win over visiting Drury on Friday night in Great Lakes Valley Conference action. The Tritons lost the opening two frames, 25-23 and 25-22 before winning the next three 25-18, 29-27, 15-12.

UMSL, which was playing its first five-set match of the season, improves to 8-4 overall, including 3-2 in the GLVC, while Drury moves to 9-5 and 3-2 in the league.


MSL Men’s Soccer Falls at Missouri S&T, 3-1

ROLLA, MO., September 30, 2016 – The University of Missouri-St. Louis men’s soccer team had a seven-game unbeaten streak snapped on Friday night with a 3-1 Great Lakes Valley Conference loss at Missouri S&T.

UMSL slips to 6-2-1 overall, including 5-1-1 in the GLVC, while Missouri S&T improves to 4-1-4 and 3-0-3 in the league.

 Nets Game-Winner for UMSL Women’s Soccer

ROLLA, MO., September 30, 2016 – Senior Taylor Tosovsky scored her first goal of the season with eight minutes to play to help the University of Missouri-St. Louis women’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory at Missouri S&T Friday night in Great Lakes Valley Conference action.

Tosovsky shot from 25 yards out through traffic to the inside far post with freshman Sarah Lyon assisting on the play.

UMSL's de Poyen Named GLVC Men's Golfer of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS, IND., September 29, 2016 - University of Missouri-St. Louis senior Julien de Poyen has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Men's Golfer of the Week, as announced by the league office on Thursday.