Thursday, October 02, 2014
WEDNESDAY'S SCOREBOARD: COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL - Coe 3, Loras 0 ..... Viterbo 3, Mount Mercy 0 ..... WOMEN'S SOCCER - Central 3, Coe 2
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J-Hawks look to take next big step

The Jefferson J-Hawks snapped a couple of serious losing streaks last week when they defeated Kennedy in overtime at friendly Kingston Stadium, but now comes an even bigger challenge for the J-Hawks.

Jefferson will try to beat the Cedar Falls Tigers in the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls Thursday night, giving the J-Hawks a tougher opponent in an environment that can be imposing for visiting teams.

The late kickoff is scheduled for 7:45 p.m.

In other Metro games Thursday night, Linn-Mar visits Kennedy at Kingston Stadium and Prairie plays winless Iowa City High at Bates Field in Iowa City.

Jefferson is 3-2 overall and 1-0 in Class 4A District 5. Cedar Falls is 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the same district.


Schaefer sets record as Kohawks roll

Rachel Schaefer tried to keep her pursuit of the Coe College record for most kills at arm's length, but a text message Wednesday morning from her oldest brother Jake touched her deeply and got her thinking about it.

Schaefer, a 5-foot-10 senior from Waterloo, needed only two kills against Loras Wednesday night in an Iowa Conference volleyball match to break the all-time mark, so the chances were very good she'd get it.

Her paternal grandfather, who used to come to all her games in a variety of sports, passed away when she was a freshman at Coe and Jake wanted his sister to know how delighted their grandfather would have been about her impending school record.

"Jake said, 'I know he would be very proud of you, and we're all very proud of how hard you've been working,'" she related. "It's more sentimental than anything."


Patrick leads Pinter in Metro rushing

Washington tailback Tavian Patrick has jumped to the top of the Metro rushing derby with his 212-yard outburst against Muscatine last Friday night at Kingston Stadium.

Patrick has carried the ball 48 times for 589 yards in five games for a remarkable average of 12.27 yards per carry. He has a slight lead over Prairie tailback Keagan Pinter, who has rushed 84 times for 584 yards.

Jefferson quarterback Jesse Furrow leads the Metro in passing. He has completed 40 of 70 passes (57.1 percent) for 832 yards. Furrow has thrown nine touchdown passes in five games with only two interceptions.

Linn-Mar quarterback Ryan Schmidt and Xavier quarterback Bryce Schulte are locked in a tight battle for the Metro scoring lead. Schmidt has run for 10 touchdowns and 60 points, while Schulte has scored nine touchdowns for 54 points.


Torson sparks Saints by Warriors

As she has done to so many teams in her stellar four-year high school career, Xavier’s Kayla Torson broke the will of the Washington Warriors Tuesday night with a flurry of late-game kills.

Not once, but twice, the 5-foot-11 senior jumping jack single-handedly brought the Saints back from 20-15 deficits and then finished off with the final points in a straight-set 25-22 25-19 25-23 victory at Xavier.

“When you’re down, that’s not the time to let up,” said Torson, an all-stater who will take her talents next year to the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

“That’s the time to turn it up and go after it. When I’m out there, I want to win.”

And she all but willed her team to a win on their home court against a scrappy Washington outfit that’s getting better game by game.


Allmandinger finds new life with Eagles

Megan Allmandinger figured her college volleyball career was over last winter when she transferred from Grand View University to Kirkwood after one semester.

Kirkwood Coach Jill Williams invited Allmandinger to join the Eagles once she learned the Linn-Mar grad was on campus, but it was a non-starter.

"She asked me to play and I said no," Allmandinger related Tuesday night. "And then a couple of months later I changed my mind and I was like, 'Yeah, I think I want to play.' And here I am."

Allmandinger, a 6-foot-1 middle blocker and outside hitter, has become an important piece of the puzzle for the seventh-ranked Eagles with her size, power and blocks.

Kirkwood raised its record to 21-2 Tuesday with a 25-19, 25-19, 25-23 victory over Marshalltown at Johnson Hall with another typically balanced attack.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Sept. 28 Friday, Oct. 3
MGLF: Mount Mercy at Ashford Invitational USHL: Muskegon at RoughRiders, 7:05 p.m.
MTEN: Coe at ITA Regional, St. Peter, Minn. HSFB: Marion at Maquoketa, 7:15 p.m.

HSFB: Ottumwa at Washington, 7:15 p.m.

HSFB: Western Dubuque at Xavier, 7:15 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 29 HSFB: Midland at Cedar Valley Christian, 7 p.m.
BGLF: MVC Valley Meet, Ellis Park CVB: Coe at Wisconsin-Platteville Tournament
BGLF: MVC Mississippi Meet, Irv Warren WGLF: Coe at Iowa Conference Tournament, Dubuque
MGLF: Coe at Midwest Classic, Wisconsin Dells, ppd rain WTEN: Coe at Iowa Conference Meet, Pella
MGLF: Mount Mercy at Ashford Invitational
WSOC: Culver-Stockton at Mount Mercy, ppd Saturday, Oct. 4
Tuesday, Sept. 30 USHL: Muskegon at RoughRiders, 7:05 p.m.
B/GCC: Iowa City West Invitational CFB: Loras at Coe, 1 p.m.
HSVB: Kennedy 3, Jefferson 1 HSVB: Waverly Shell-Rock Tournament, 9 a.m.
HSVB: Linn-Mar 3, Iowa City West 2 HSVB: Waterloo Columbus Tournament, 9 a.m.
HSVB: Marion 3, Independence 0 HSVB: Prairie Invitational, 9 a.m.
HSVB: Iowa City High 3, Prairie 1 GSWM: Cedar Falls Invitational, 9 a.m.
HSVB: Xavier 3, Washington 0 BCC: Clinton Classic, 9:40 a.m.
GSWM: Kennedy 149, Williamsburg 31 CVB: Coe at Wartburg Classic
GSWM: Washington 100, Jefferson 65 WSOC: Coe at Dubuque, 5 p.m.
GSWM: Linn-Mar 104, Iowa City West 82 WSOC: Grand View at Mount Mercy, 1 p.m.
MSOC: Central 3, Coe 1 MSOC: Coe at Dubuque, 7:30 p.m.
CVB: Kirkwood 3, Marshalltown 0 MSOC: Grand View at Mount Mercy, 3 p.m.
MGLF: Coe at Midwest Classic, Wisconsin Dells WGLF: Coe at Iowa Conference Tournament, Dubuque
Wednesday, Oct. 1 WTEN: Coe at Iowa Conference Meet, Pella
CVB: Viterbo 3, Mount Mercy 0
CVB: Coe 3, Loras 0 Sunday, Oct. 5
WSOC: Central 3, Coe 2 MGLF: Kirkwood at Eastman Invitational
Thursday, Oct. 2
HSFB: Linn-Mar at Kennedy, 7:15 p.m.
HSFB: Prairie at Iowa City High, 7:15 p.m.
HSFB: Jefferson at Cedar Falls, 7:45 p.m.
BGLF: MVC Quad at St. Andrews, 3:15 p.m.
BGLF: MVC Quad at Pheasant Ridge, 3:15 p.m.
BGLF: MVC Quad at Gardner, 3:15 p.m.
B/GCC: Western Dubuque Invitational, 5 p.m.
HSVB: Cal-Wheatland at Cedar Valley Christian, 6 p.m.
CVB: Kirkwood at Iowa Lakes, 7 p.m.



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