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Sept. 18, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team won its third match this week and its third straight Arrowhead Conference match with a 25-15, 25-10, 25-18 victory over Black Hawk on Wednesday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) led the Chargers (8-8, 3-1) with 11 kills and three aces. Sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) had a team-leading 19 assists to go along with seven kills. Sophomore outside hitters...

Sept. 18, 2013
OGLESBY—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team edged Illinois Valley 25-27, 25-20, 25-21, 23-25, 17-15 on Tuesday to pick up its second straight Arrowhead Conference victory.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) led the Chargers (7-8, 2-1) with 21 kills, and sophomore outside hitter Erika Hibberd (Pekin) tallied 14 kills for Sandburg. Sophomore outside hitter Lorren Newingham (Pittsfield) and freshman middle hitter Rachel Barr each added...

Sept. 16, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team rode a balanced attack to a 25-18, 25-19, 25-9 sweep of Monmouth JV on Monday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

Sophomore outside hitter Erika Hibberd (Pekin) led the Chargers (6-8) with nine kills while sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) added eight kills and sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) chipped in with seven kills.

 

A 7-1 spurt helped give the Chargers a lasting...

Sept. 16, 2013
BOURBONNAIS—The Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Illinois Intercollegiate on Friday at Aspen Ridge Golf Course.

 

Sandburg’s women’s team finished 13th with 403 points and was led by sophomore Haley Bolliger (Tremont), who took 64th in 20 minutes, 20 seconds in the 5-kilometer race. The Chargers’ next three finishers crossed the line within 10 seconds of each other. Freshman Christina Kokjohn (Clinton Prince of...

Sept. 16, 2013
CHICAGO—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team opened Region IV Champions Division play with a pair of road victories over the weekend. The Chargers took down Kennedy-King 10-3 on Friday evening before shutting out Truman 3-0 on Saturday.

 

Freshman Lawson Crider netted his second straight hat trick in Sandburg’s rout of Kennedy-King. Freshman Jake Kirchoff-Sleet added a pair of goals, and freshman Martin Morales scored twice and added an assist....

Sept. 12, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team shot 327 and finished fifth in the fourth annual Carl Sandburg Classic on Thursday at Lake Bracken Country Club.

 

Playing on their home course for the only time during the fall season, sophomore Patrick Lewis (Williamsfield) led the Chargers with an 8-over-par 79 and finished a shot out of the top 10 individuals for the tournament. Sophomore Joey Juergens (Galesburg) added an 80 for Sandburg, while...

Sept. 10, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team earned its first Arrowhead Conference victory with a 25-20, 19-25, 25-21, 25-23 defeat of Black Hawk East on Tuesday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) led the Chargers (5-4, 1-1) with a team-high 17 kills and four aces, and sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) added 25 assists, 11 kills and 15 digs in a solid all-around performance. Freshman libero Justine...

Sept. 9, 2013
PORT BYRON—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team shot its lowest round of the season and finished 10th on Friday in the Duane Chanay Classic at Byron Hills Golf Course.

 

The Chargers shot 312 as a team — five strokes better than their previous season low — finishing just three shots out of fifth and seven shots out of third. Sophomore Joey Juergens (Galesburg) and freshman Ryan Ballard (Metamora) each shot a 6-over-par 77 to lead Sandburg. Sophomore...

Sept. 9, 2013
PEORIA—The Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s cross country teams opened their season Friday with the Bradley Intercollegiate at Detweiller Park.

 

The Chargers women’s team posted a ninth-place finish in the 13-team field. Sophomore Haley Bolliger (Tremont) led the way for Sandburg in the 3-mile race, placing 53rd in 19 minutes, 57 seconds. Freshman Marisa Miller (Galesburg) also posted a top-100 finish, placing 94th in 22:12. Other finishers for...

Sept. 9, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College women’s golf team posted a pair of 10th-place finishes in the Knox Invitational on Friday at Soangetaha Country Club and the Fighting Scot Invitational on Saturday at Gibson Woods Golf Course in Monmouth.

 

The Chargers’ team score of 390 on Friday was their lowest of the season and a 51-stroke improvement from their first round of the season. Danielle Kenney’s 15-over par 87 tied her for 24th individually overall....

Sept. 5, 2013
DIXON—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team pushed Sauk Valley to the limit but came up short in a 26-24, 23-25, 25-23, 23-25, 17-15 loss Wednesday in the Chargers’ Arrowhead Conference opener.

 

Sophomore Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) put down a team-leading 26 kills for Sandburg, and sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) had 39 assists. Freshman libero Justine Bodenhamer (Avon) had 27 digs for the Chargers and freshman Rachel Barr (Mendota) added nine kills...

Sept. 3, 2013
MARION, Iowa—The Carl Sandburg College women’s golf team opened its season with a 19th-place finish at the Mount Mercy Fall Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Hunters Ridge Golf Course

 

The Chargers shaved 38 shots off their first-round score by shooting 403 as a team in Saturday’s second round. Sandburg finished the tournament with a total of 844. Every player for the Chargers improved their score by at least two strokes in the second round.

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Sept. 3, 2013
GALESBURG—Jesse Bathelt scored the go-ahead goal in the 60th minute and the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team held on to beat Waubonsee 3-2 on Monday at Kleine Equipment Field.

 

Bathelt’s unassisted goal was his second of the game and helped the Chargers (2-2-0) pick up their second straight victory. Bathelt won a ball at midfield, beat a couple Waubonsee defenders and drove home a shot in the upper corner for his third goal in the last two games....

Aug. 30, 2013
GALESBURG—Freshman Jake Kirchoff-Sleet scored twice and had an assist as the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team beat Indian Hills (Iowa) 4-0 on Friday evening at Kleine Equipment Field for the Chargers’ first victory of the season.

 

“It’s about time we finally had a complete performance,” Sandburg coach Allen Eskridge said. “We’ve had moments of playing to our potential, but tonight was the first time we put it all together.”

 

Kirchoff-...

Aug. 30, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s cross country season opener scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Western Illinois Early Bird has been canceled because of extreme heat.
 

The Chargers’ next scheduled event is Bradley Intercollegiate on Sept. 6 at Detweiller Park in Peoria. The women’s race will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s race at 6:15 p.m.
 

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Aug. 29, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team won for the fourth time in its last five matches with a 25-19, 25-20, 25-13 sweep of Lincoln on Thursday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the Chargers’ home opener.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) led Sandburg (4-3) with a team-high 15 kills and four aces. Sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) had 22 assists for the Chargers, and freshman libero Justine Bodenhamer (Avon) had a team-leading...

Aug. 28, 2013
GALESBURG—Despite a pair of second-half goals, the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team lost 3-2 to Knox on Wednesday at Kleine Equipment Field.

 

Charlie Harned scored twice in a 95-second span early in the second half to give the Prairie Fire a 3-0 lead in the 51st minute. The Chargers (0-2-0) got on the board in the 67th minute when freshman Jalen Jones put home a cross from Carlos Viganoni.

 

Freshman Brandyn Murray notched his second...

Aug. 27, 2013
BYRON—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team opened its season by taking third in the 12-team PrairieView Preview on Friday at PrairieView Golf Club.

 

The Chargers shot 317 as a team and were led by sophomore Joey Juergens (Galesburg), who posted a 4-over-par 76. Freshman Austin McDougall III (Pekin) came in with a 77, freshman Dylan Mullins (Metamora) shot 81 and sophomore Patrick Lewis (Williamsfield) added an 83 to round out Sandburg’s team score....

Aug. 27, 2013
SOUTH HOLLAND—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team opened its season with a 3-3 showing Thursday through Saturday at the South Suburban Invite. After dropping their first two matches, the Chargers (3-3) won three of their final four contests.

 

Sandburg picked up its first victory Friday with a 25-16, 25-22, 25-16 sweep of Prairie State and followed that up with a 25-17, 25-22, 20-25, 23-25, 16-14 win over Ancilla (Ind.).

 

The Chargers...

Aug. 23, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team couldn’t rally from an early two-goal deficit in a 2-1 loss to Prairie State on Friday at Kleine Equipment Field in the Chargers’ season opener.

 

The Pioneers, Region IV runners-up a season ago, got on the board in the eighth minute when Felipe Garcia da Silva knocked a left-footed shot off the far post and in. Da Silva then converted a penalty kick in the 25th minute after Sandburg’s Connor Benson was...

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