The William Jewell College women’s soccer team celebrated senior night with a 3-0 victory over Saint Joseph’s college at Greene Stadium last Friday and then won their last home game of the season 1-0 over the University of Indianapolis Hounds last Sunday, closing out their home portion of the season. With the win, the Cardinals improved to a 6-6-3 overall and a 4-6-2 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC). The Cardinals travel to University of Wisconsin Parkside Friday, Oct. 23 to play the Rangers with kickoff set for 1:15 p.m.
The WJC men’s soccer team celebrated senior night last Friday against Saint Joseph’s College but came out on the losing side of a 3-0 shutout. Jewell fell to 3-9-2 overall and 2-7-1 in GLVC play. They lost their last home game of the season last Sunday and fell 4-0 to University of Indianapolis Hounds. The Cardinals travel to University of Wisconsin Parkside Friday, Oct. 23 to play the Rangers with kickoff set for 3:30 p.m.
“Even with the recent losses that the team has suffered the team is still playing good soccer and everyone is trying as hard as we can. Some improvements that could help the team could be keeping possession of the ball more against our opponents and we could defend as a team better. We gave up to many goals in the last couple games. Another thing we can improve on is supporting each other more in the offensive attack. Numerous times we do not have any support for our forwards trying to score,” said Hunter Short, sophomore.
The Jewell volleyball team wrapped up the eighth annual Mizuno Midwest Regional Crossover with a 3-1 win against Malone University Saturday, Oct. 18. The win takes Jewell to 7-15 for this season and 2-1 in the tournament. Jewell will move back into GLVC play next weekend with a trip to St. Louis to play Missouri-St. Louis Friday at 7:00 p.m. followed by a game against Maryville Saturday at 3:00 p.m
“The crossover tournament went well. It was really fun. The team was really focused and played together well. Our attitude and effort were what held us together and kept us going. We play University of Missouri at St. Louis. We really need to pass well, take care of the easy plays and execute our ball,” said Jenna Rau, first-year.
The Jewell swim teams achieved a GLVC win at Missouri-St. Louis Saturday, Oct. 18, and the women also beat Maryville University. Up next for the Cardinals is a trip to Illinois to compete against GLVC opponent Lewis University Friday, Oct. 23 at 5:00 p.m. followed by a non-conference matchup with Olivet Nazarene Saturday, Oct. 24 at noon.
Kicker Brandon Womack delivered under pressure again for William Jewell College Saturday, kicking a career-long 52-yard field-goal with 1:02 remaining to give the Cardinals a 35-34 win at Southwest Baptist in Great Lakes Valley Conference football. The kick is also the longest in GLVC football history. The win is the third straight for Jewell and moves them to 3-4 overall, and 3-2 in the conference. The Cardinals host Truman State Saturday at 12:00 p.m.
Maryville University hosted the GLVC Women’s Conference preview at Annbriar Golf Course in Waterloo, Ill., this past weekend. The Cardinals held a second place finish with Courtney Wells, senior, and Payton Meeks, freshman, earning “All Tournament” honors. Jewell will finish their fall tournament season traveling to Nashville, Tenn., to play in the Trevecca Nazarene Fall invite, Oct. 26-27.