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Oct. 15, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team lost to Waubonsee 26-24, 18-25, 25-20, 25-23 on Friday night in a nonconference match at John Lewis Gymnasium.

 

The Chargers (11-11) were led by freshman setter Lexa Mahr’s 40 assists, nine kills and four digs. Sophomore libero Dani Lessard added 12 digs and three kills, and sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn Godfrey had a team-high 17 kills to go along with four aces, four digs and two blocks. Freshman...

Oct. 15, 2012
SUGAR GROVE—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team was shut out 5-0 by Waubonsee on Saturday in a Region IV Champions Division match to close the regular season.

 

Waubonsee took a 2-0 lead into halftime and outshot Sandburg 18-12 in the contest. The Chargers (5-4-1, 4-3-1) will learn their opponent for the first round of the Region IV playoffs on Monday.

 

“We knew going in that they would be the best team we had faced this year, so we...

Oct. 12, 2012
LINCOLN—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team took the first two sets but lost to Lincoln College 25-27, 18-25, 25-20, 25-15, 15-12 in a nonconference match Thursday night.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn Godfrey had 24 kills, five digs and three blocks for the Chargers (11-10) while freshman setter Lexa Mahr added 47 assists, seven kills and five digs. Freshman middle hitter Caitlin McVay had 12 kills and three blocks, and sophomore outside hitter...

Oct. 5, 2012
BYRON—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team is in second place after Thursday’s opening round of the Region IV tournament at PrairieView Golf Course.

 

The Chargers shot 318 as a team and trail defending champion Black Hawk by 12 shots. The top two teams qualify for the NJCAA Division II national tournament, which be be played at Goose Pond Village in Scottsboro, Ala.

 

Sophomore Nick Gustafson shot 36 on the back nine and finished with a 4...

Oct. 5, 2012
MONMOUTH—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team swept Monmouth JV 25-15, 28-26, 25-21 on Thursday evening.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn Godfrey posted a team-high 18 kills along with 11 digs and a block for the Chargers (8-8). Freshman setter Lexa Mahr had 31 assists, three kills and a block, and sophomore libero Dani Lessard had a Sandburg-best 17 digs and three aces. Freshman middle hitter Caitlin McVay had eight kills, four aces and two blocks,...

Oct. 4, 2012
DIXON—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team lost 25-20, 22-25, 25-13, 25-23 at Sauk Valley on Wednesday in an Arrowhead Conference match.

 

Freshman setter Lexa Mahr had 33 assists, nine digs, two kills and a block for the Chargers (7-8, 2-6), who lost consecutive matches for just the second time this season.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn Godfrey had 14 kills, 12 digs, two blocks and an ace for Sandburg, and sophomore outside hitter...

Oct. 3, 2012
ELGIN—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team scored three unanswered shorthanded goals and rallied to beat Elgin 5-3 on Wednesday afternoon in a Region IV Champions Division match.

 

After Elgin took a 3-2 lead early in the second half, the Chargers (5-2, 4-1) went down a man when freshman Manfred Gonzalez picked up his second yellow card. Sandburg, though, got the equalizer in the 47th minute from sophomore Mario Romero with an assist by freshman Zach...

Oct. 2, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team couldn’t hang on to an early lead and lost to Highland 15-25, 26-24, 26-24, 25-15 on Tuesday in an Arrowhead Conference match at John Lewis Gymnasium.

 

The Chargers (7-7, 2-5), backed by three kills apiece from freshman setter Lexa Mahr and freshman outside hitter Courtney Learned, raced to a 15-8 advantage and easily won the first set. Sandburg had leads in each of the next three sets but saw the Cougars...

Oct. 1, 2012
BYRON—Nick Gustafson finished second individually and the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team placed third overall in the 18-team PrarieView Classic on Friday.

 

The Chargers shot 311 as a team, finishing four shots behind champion and host Black Hawk and three shots behind runner-up College of DuPage. Gustafson fired an even-par 72 and came up three strokes behind medalist Ryan Schlueter of Black Hawk.

 

“Nick has been Mr. Steady all year...

Sept. 27, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team swept Elgin 25-21, 25-10, 25-15 on Thursday night in nonconference action at John Lewis Gymnasium.
 

The Chargers (7-6) used a 7-1 spurt in the first set to go ahead for good at 17-11 and pulled away in the second set by winning 11 of 13 points for an 18-7 advantage. Sandburg trailed 12-10 in the third before taking 11 of the next 12 for a lasting lead.
 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn...

Sept. 26, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team lost to Kishwaukee 25-12, 25-18, 25-21 in an Arrowhead Conference match Wednesday night at John Lewis Gymnasium.

 

The Kougars used runs of 6-0 and 7-0 to run away with the first set. After the Chargers (6-6, 2-4) tied the second set at 13-13, Kishwaukee grabbed control by taking five of the next six points. The Kougars had leads of 7-1 and 19-9 in the third set, but Sandburg clawed to within three points...

Sept. 25, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team saw its winning streak end at four games with a 2-1 loss to Harry S. Truman on Tuesday at Kleine Equipment Field.
 

The Chargers (4-2, 3-1 Region IV Champions Division) opened the scoring with a beautiful goal by sophomore Kevin Aka. Aka took a long lob from Gerardo Ayala off one bounce and lofted it over the Falcons’ keeper from 30 yards out in the 11th minute for a 1-0 advantage.
 

“I...

Sept. 25, 2012
MOLINE—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team picked up a 25-17, 23-25, 25-17, 25-15 Arrowhead Conference victory at Black Hawk on Tuesday.

 

The Chargers (6-5, 2-3) racked up 14 aces as a team, including five by sophomore outside hitter Mercedes Sazone and four from freshman outside hitter Lorren Newingham.

 

Sazone was also one of the key components in a balanced Sandburg attack. Sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn Godfrey had a team-high 10...

Sept. 25, 2012
GALESBURG—Cody Reiber’s hard work in the offseason is paying off in his sophomore season with the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team.

 

A product of ROWVA High School, Reiber has won medalist honors in three of Sandburg’s six tournaments this fall, including Saturday’s Charger Classic at Lake Bracken Country Club.

 

“Over the summer I worked (at Lake Bracken) every day, so I played it a lot and really got to know the course,” said Reiber,...

Sept. 24, 2012
ROCK ISLAND—The Carl Sandburg College cross country teams competed Friday evening at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational on Friday at Saukie Golf Course.

 

Five of the Chargers’ seven runners in the 6-kilometer women’s race posted season-best times, led by freshman Haley Bolliger’s 118th-place finish in 25 minutes, 6 seconds. Other season bests were posted by Sara Pille (190th, 26:10), Lindsay Beach (287th, 27:34), Abbie Billeter (326th, 28:41) and Amber...

Sept. 24, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team ran its winning streak to four games with a 1-0 victory over Kennedy-King College on Saturday at Kleine Equipment Field.

 

Freshman Sebastian Ramirez scored the match’s lone goal off an assist from sophomore Mario Romero in the 80th minute. Goalkeeper Collin Jeffcoat picked up his third straight shutout in net for Sandburg (4-1, 3-0).

 

"We outplayed them and we just gutted it out,"...

Sept. 24, 2012
GALESBURG—Cody Reiber shot a 1-under-par 70 to take medalist honors and lead the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team to the title in the Charger Classic on Saturday at Lake Bracken Country Club.

 

Sandburg’s Joey Juergens and Chad Hatch each shot 76 to finish fourth and sophomore Nick Gustafson shot a 79 to place 14th. Sophomore Mark Dockstader added an 85 for Sandburg.

 

The Chargers’ team total was a shot away from matching their season...

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...

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