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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...

Sept. 5, 2012
FREEPORT—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team opened Arrowhead Conference play with a 25-18, 26-28, 25-20, 23-25, 15-8 loss at Highland Community College on Wednesday.

 

The Chargers (1-2, 0-1) lost despite 22 kills, six blocks and a pair of aces from sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn Godfrey. Sophomore outside hitter Mercedes Sazone added seven kills and two aces for Sandburg.

 

Freshman setter Lexa Mahr led the Chargers with 33 assists...

Sept. 4, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team picked up its first victory of the season with a 25-23, 25-22, 21-25, 25-21 victory over Monmouth College JV on Tuesday at John Lewis Gymnasium.

 

Freshman setter Lexa Mahr led the Chargers (1-1) with 31 assists and three aces in addition to matching freshman middle hitter Caitlin McVay’s team-leading four blocks.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn Godfrey had a team-best 10 kills while...

Sept. 4, 2012
DIXON—Nick Gustafson shot a 6-under-par 69 to take medalist honors at the Arrowhead Conference Preview on Friday at Dixon Country Club.

 

Gustafson’s strong showing helped the Chargers shoot 306 as a team and finish second to Black Hawk Gold, which totaled a 290. It’s the second time in as many tournaments this season Sandburg has had a medalist. Sophomore Cody Reiber took first in the Highland “36” Invitational.

 

Reiber carded a 78 on Friday...

Sept. 4, 2012
MACOMB—The Carl Sandburg College cross country teams opened their season Friday at the Western Illinois Early Bird.

 

Freshman Haley Bolliger paced the Chargers in the 4-kilometer women’s race with a 13th-place time of 17 minutes, 20 seconds. Teammate Sara Pille finished 16th in 17:20 and Lindsay Beach came across in 18:20, good for 22nd. Other finishers for the Chargers were Tori Braggs (30th, 19:47), Amber Schlomer (31st, 20:04) and Abbie Billeter (32nd,...

Aug. 29, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team lost 3-0 to Scott Community College on Wednesday afternoon at Kleine Equipment Field in the Chargers’ season opener.

 

Scott opened the scoring with 18 minutes, 35 seconds left in the first half when Gregary Davis dribbled through multiple Chargers and found Jacob Ayala open on the left side. Ayala gave the Eagles a 2-0 lead with 22:08 to play in the contest when he took a pass from Ozzy Carrillo and...

Aug. 29, 2012
DAVENPORT, Iowa—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team was swept by St. Ambrose JV 25-19, 25-18, 25-16 in the Chargers’ season opener Tuesday night.

 

Middle hitter Caitlin McVay led Sandburg (0-1) with six kills and three blocks in her college debut. Sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn Godfrey added four kills, three blocks and two aces for the Chargers.

 

Sophomore outside hitter Mercedes Sazone had four kills and three digs, and freshman...

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