SPORTS OCTOBER 17, 2016Written by John Kuhens on October 17, 2016
FROM THE IRIS BOWLING CENTER AND SPLITZ LOUNGE SPORTS DESK.
Fairfield came from behind to defeat the Mt. Pleasant Panthers in varsity football Friday night 35-28. Mt. Pleasant is 3-5 overall and 2-4 going into the final game of the year at Keokuk against the Chiefs this Friday night, Keokuk beat Ft. Madison 55-12 Friday night.
Mt. Pleasant won the freshman game against Fairfield 21-20, after trailing 14-0 at halftime
The Iowa Wesleyan football team was on the road Saturday as they took on Eureka College in a UMAC match up. The Red Devils handed the Tigers a 29-15 loss. It was the their fourth straight loss in conference play. Rodolfo Amezcua hauled in a pass for the first score of the game. The Tiegers 2nd touchdown came when Raul Alvarez found Jeremy Gomez on a nine yard completion. The Tigers were successful on a two point conversion and cut the deficit to 29-15. Larry Torbert led the Tigers on defense. He recorded six solo tackles and assisted on four others for a total of ten. Quintin Walters had an interception for the Tigers. Wesleyan will return to action Saturday, when they host MacMurray College for a 1 pm kickoff. Iowa Wesleyan is now 1-6 overall and 1-5 in UMAC play.
The Iowa Wesleyan men’s golf team traveled to Sherrard, Illinois to compete in the Viking Fall Shootout that was hosted by Augustana. Saturday’s tournament wrapped up the fall season for the Tigers. Iowa Wesleyan finished the day with a team score of 329 to place third out of six teams. The team was led in scoring by Blake Forsythe, who shot an 80 and was the lone Tiger to finish in the top ten. Kiley Millershot an 82 and placed in a tie for 12th place. Mike Neff tied for 17th place after shooting an 83 through 18 holes. Connor McLean ended the day with an 84 and tied for 20th. Iowa Wesleyan is done competing in the fall season and will return to action this spring.
Iowa Wesleyan was swept 3-0 in Friday night volleyball action by Greenville. They lost by scores of 25-11, 25-12, and 25-20 to fall to Greenville for the second time this season.
Principia College handed the Iowa Wesleyan volleyball team a 3 set loss on Saturday morning. Iowa Wesleyan is now 6-16 overall and 5-9 in SLIAC play. The Tigers will be on the road for their next contest. They will travel to Indianola, Iowa on October 18, to take on Simpson College at 7:30 pm. The two teams will play a JV contest at 5:30 pm prior to the varsity match.
Iowa Wesleyan played Westminster in women’s and men’s soccer Saturday. The Tiger women lost 10-0 and the Tiger men fell 5-0.
Dodgers evened the National League Championship series at one win each after beating the Cubs 1-0 at Wrigley last night. Travel day today to L.A. for Tuesday night game.
American League championship series has Cleveland leading Toronto 2-0 in games won. Game 3 is tonight in Toronto.