The Joplin Globe
KISSIMMEE, Fla. —
Ozark Christian, recovering from an opening loss, defeated Baptist Bible (Pa.) 3-1 on Thursday in a consolation match of the NCCAA Division II Championships at the Austin-Daniel Complex.
Nate Wesley had a hat trick and goalie Trevor Farris had nine saves to spark OCC (14-4-1).
The Ambassadors face Providence University College of Canada at 9:30 a.m. today for fifth place.
“The players bounced back from our opening loss (to Manhattan Christian on Wednesday night),” OCC coach Kevin Greer said. “Also, our bench did a terrific job. Wesley, in fact, came off the bench.”
Zane Sutherlin and Korben Koenig assisted on Wesley’s first and third goals, respectively.
Fourth-seeded Manhattan Christian, scoring in the second half, beat OCC for the third time this season by the 1-0 score. The Canadian team is the No. 3 seed.
Farris, a senior, logged 14 saves against Manhattan Christian, Greer said.
OCC loses in pool play
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Ozark Christian bowed out of the NCCAA Division II National Volleyball Championships with two pool losses on Friday.
The Ambassadors, 0-4 in the competition, lost to Kentucky Christian (25-13, 25-14, 25-15) and Manhattan Christian (25-18, 25-10, 25-11) on Friday.
OCC lost 25-14, 27-25, 25-14 to Providence University College of Canada on Thursday night.
.Today’s semifinals are defending champion Clearwater Christian vs. Lincoln and Maranatha Baptist Bible vs. Kentucky Christian.
Crowder 83, Connors State 75
HARRISON, Ark. — The Lady ’Riders expanded a 41-39 halftime lead in hiking their record to 3-1.
Four players scored in double figures for Crowder — Camila Lacerda 20, Terai Sadler 17, Sarah Sagely 14 and Caprese Marshall 12.
Sadler added 11 rebounds for her fourth straight double-double. Lacerda sank 3 of 4 treys in hitting 8 of 10 from the field.
Veronica Amos, playing her first game because of an injury, grabbed eight boards. Lacerda had eight assists, Sadler six assists and Sagely and Lacerda each had two steals.
Connors State, Warner, Okla., fell to 1-2. It was paced by Sha-Georgia Williams’ 20 points and Raven Massey’s 17.
Crowder faces John Wood (Ill.) at noon today.
Cottey 77, Missouri Valley B 51
MARSHALL, Mo. — The season-opening Comets, tied 31-31 at the half, received 18 points in the second half from Blaklee Sanders in pulling away from the fledgling Vikings on Thursday night.
Sanders, a 5-9 sophomore, finished with 25 points and nine rebounds.
Dayna Turnbull, a 5-7 freshman, added 17 points and seven assists. Petra Stankovic, a 5-11 veteran, scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
Sanders and Turnbull combined to hit 16 of 32 from the floor.
The Comets, in their home debut at Nevada, entertain Ozark Christian at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.