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Central College Weekend Sports Recap

Posted: Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 5:58 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Jamie Brockman..Info provided by Central College

Working to find an offensive rhythm, the Central College volleyball team split a pair of matches Saturday at the Salisbury Invitational in Maryland, taking a 3-1 loss to Salisbury before clinching a 3-2 win over Richard-Stockton of New York. Pella junior Chelsea Greiger had 18 digs in the loss to Salisbury and 24 digs in the win over Richard Stockton. Yesterday was much better, as they surprised Cortland State 3-1, then swept Nazareth (Pa.) Defense sparked the win over Cortland as Grieger again led the team with 31 digs. Middle hitter Haley Brillhart (junior, Pella) had 12 kills. Central improved to 17-8, and returns to Iowa Conference action Wednesday, hosting league-leading Loras

John Gonzalez and Claudia Garcia led the Central College men’s and women’s cross country teams to 20th-place finishes at the highly-competitive Wisconsin -Oshkosh Brooks Invitational Saturday featuring over 1,000 athletes and 21-nationally ranked programs between both races. Gonzalez crossed the line of the 8,000-meter course in 26 minutes and two seconds to place 91st overall in the 575-runner field, Jon Klein, a freshman from Pella finished 166th. Meanwhile, Garcia crossed the line in a time of 23:40 over the women’s 6,000-meter course to place 90th. Both varsity squads saw all seven of their runners achieve new personal bests Saturday. The Dutch will take next weekend off in preparation for the Iowa Conference championship meet Oct. 30 in Dubuque. The women were third last year while the men’s squad was sixth.
Brianne Knutson made a bang on senior day, playing a role in both goals as the Central College women’s soccer team cruised past Cornell College 2-0 Saturday. The Dutch, who improved to 2-11 overall and 2-3 in conference play, had an early start Saturday, volunteering at the Pella in Pink 2 mile run/walk supporting breast cancer recovery. Central squares off against Simpson for their last regular season home game Wednesday at 1 p.m. in a men’s-women’s doubleheader at the A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex field.
Jordan Appenzeller and Kyle Maynard each scored two goals as the Central College men’s soccer team tied a school record and blanked Cornell College 10-0 Saturday. Central matched the team record for most goals in a game as the Dutch tallied 10 goals against Cornell in 2007. Cornell, who is winless on the season, attempted zero shots in the first half and Central outshot the Rams 31-2 in the game. Central’s entire squad entered the game and five players scored their first goals of the season. The five seniors recognized during halftime included goalkeeper Quincy Garner of Pella. Central is 10-3 and 2-2 in Iowa Conference play and in their last regular season home game, will take on Simpson College Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex field.

John Gonzalez and Claudia Garcia led the Central College men’s and women’s cross country teams to 20th-place finishes at the highly-competitive Wisconsin -Oshkosh Brooks Invitational Saturday featuring over 1,000 athletes and 21-nationally ranked programs between both races. Gonzalez crossed the line of the 8,000-meter course in 26 minutes and two seconds to place 91st overall in the 575-runner field, Jon Klein, a freshman from Pella finished 166th. Meanwhile, Garcia crossed the line in a time of 23:40 over the women’s 6,000-meter course to place 90th. Both varsity squads saw all seven of their runners achieve new personal bests Saturday. The Dutch will take next weekend off in preparation for the Iowa Conference championship meet Oct. 30 in Dubuque. The women were third last year while the men’s squad was sixth.

Brianne Knutson made a bang on senior day, playing a role in both goals as the Central College women’s soccer team cruised past Cornell College 2-0 Saturday. The Dutch, who improved to 2-11 overall and 2-3 in conference play, had an early start Saturday, volunteering at the Pella in Pink 2 mile run/walk supporting breast cancer recovery. Central squares off against Simpson for their last regular season home game Wednesday at 1 p.m. in a men’s-women’s doubleheader at the A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex field.

Jordan Appenzeller and Kyle Maynard each scored two goals as the Central College men’s soccer team tied a school record and blanked Cornell College 10-0 Saturday. Central matched the team record for most goals in a game as the Dutch tallied 10 goals against Cornell in 2007. Cornell, who is winless on the season, attempted zero shots in the first half and Central outshot the Rams 31-2 in the game. Central’s entire squad entered the game and five players scored their first goals of the season. The five seniors recognized during halftime included goalkeeper Quincy Garner of Pella. Central is 10-3 and 2-2 in Iowa Conference play and in their last regular season home game, will take on Simpson College Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex field.