Defense not enough as men's soccer defeated by No. 2 Oklahoma Wesleyan

Winfield, Kan. - The Southwestern College men's soccer team fell by a score of 2-0 Saturday night by way of the No. 2 Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles. Going up against an Oklahoma Wesleyan squad that has outscored fellow KCAC schools 33-7 so far this season, the Moundbuilders put up a solid fight against the Eagles, giving up just two goals to a team that has scored at least four in their prior eight outings. Goalkeeper Dean Wilson (SR/Hamilton, Scotland) was on the receiving end of some intense pres

Football knocks off Tabor College for third straight win

Hillsboro, Kan. - The Southwestern College football team continued their winning ways on Saturday, knocking off the Tabor Bluejays on the road by a score of 24-7. In their previous two wins, it was the offense getting the job done as the Moundbuilders averaged 51.5 points over the course of those two weeks. Against the Bluejays, it was the defense's turn to shine- preventing Tabor from getting anything going and limiting the points to just one first half score by the home team. An impressive s

Volleyball upended by (RV) Ottawa 3-0

Winfield, Kan. - The Southwestern College volleyball team fell in three consecutive sets to the (RV) Ottawa Braves Wednesday night at Stewart Fieldhouse. In a critical KCAC match that featured two teams above .500 fighting for conference positioning, the Braves were able to capitalize on the Lady Builders' miscues all night, taking the match by way of 25-22, 25-18, 25-14. The Braves committed just 12 errors to the Moundbuilders' 19 and ended up with 44 total kills throughout the three games, 13

Women's soccer routs Nebraska Christian College 10-0

Winfield, Kan. - The Southwestern College women's soccer team got back in the win column Wednesday afternoon following a 10-0 shutout victory over the Nebraska Christian College Sentinels. Notching their first win since September 26, the Lady Builders were led by Tiffany Butler (JR/Garden City, Kan.), who finished the contest with one goal and two assists. Ten different Moundbuilders players scored in the game, including Jakayla Anthony (SO/Longview, Texas), who started at goalie to begin the c

Keller's hat trick lifts men's soccer to 8-1 win over Nebraska Christian

Winfield, Kan. - The Southwestern College men's soccer team notched its first win since late September as they took down the Nebraska Christian College Sentinels by a score of 8-1 Wednesday afternoon. The offensive outburst was led by Ram Keller (FR/Sacramento, Calif.), who tallied a hat trick early in the first half- scoring three consecutive times to go along with his two assists after Fabio Schneider (FR/Cologne, Germany) found the back of the net for the contest's first goal. Schneider also

Volleyball defeats Avila 3-1 for 17th win on the year

Kansas City, Mo. - The Southwestern College volleyball team notched another KCAC win Wednesday night following a 3-1 victory on the road against the Avila Eagles. The win pushes the Moundbuilders' record to a season-high 10 games over .500 at 17-7 and allows them to remain within striking distance for first place on top of the conference. After falling in the opening set, Southwestern responded with three close wins in a row by a combined margin of victory of 13 points. Two-time KCAC Setter of

Alissa Tapp named RCB Bank Athlete of the Month

Winfield, Kan. - Southwestern College women's soccer student-athlete Alissa Tapp (SR/Ponca City, Okla.) has been named the RCB Bank Athlete of the Month for the month of September. A very successful month all across Southwestern College athletics, Tapp has made an immedaite impact in her first and only season with the Moundbuilders soccer program after the senior from Ponca City transferred in from Mid-American Christian University in Oklahoma. "I feel really honored," Tapp said on winning the

Football: Botello's heroics lifts Builders over undefeated Avila

Winfield, Kan. - The Southwestern College Moundbuilders football team knocked off the undefeated (RV) Avila Eagles 51-49 Saturday night in dramatic fashion. The Eagles, who entered the game 4-0 for the first time in their school's history, jumped out to a quick 21-0 start behind the am of John Jacobs III, who eventually got injured and had to miss the rest of the game. The window of opportunity then became clear for the Moundbuilders, using a dominant rushing attack to get back in the game, pa

Volleyball falls short in upset attempt against No. 24 McPherson

Winfield, Kan. - In one of the more electric home atmospheres of the season, the Southwestern College volleyball team held their own, and then some, against the No. 24 and now 17-1 McPherson Bulldogs, as an upset bid came up just short, falling 3-2 at Stewart Fieldhouse. Almost immediately, it was apparent that the Builders were not going down without a fight as a hard-fought first set that went back-and-forth ended with an intense Bulldogs 28-26 victory. The Builders responded nicely, taking

Calicchia, Keller lead men's soccer to 3-0 victory over Bethel

Winfield, Kan. - The Southwestern men's soccer team is back in the win column following a 3-0 shutout over the Bethel College Threshers on Wednesday night. The victory secures the team's first win in KCAC play and improves the Builders to 6-0 on the season. Southwestern struck quick to open the game, as Justin Calicchia (SR/Montreal, QC, Canada) took it unassisted just under 8 minutes into the contest to grab the 1-0 lead. It was just five minutes later that Calicchia capitalized again, this ti

Women's soccer takes down Bethel College 2-0

Winfield, Kan. - The Southwestern women's soccer team picked up their fifth win of the season Wednesday night, defeating the Bethel College Threshers 2-0 at Richard L. Jantz Stadium. The victory pushes the Lady Builders' record to 5-1-1 on the year and are now above .500 in KCAC conference play at 2-1. It was not until 25 minutes into the first half that the Builders were able to get on the board first, thanks to Kailee Turner (SR/Schertz, Texas) goal off a corner kick pass from Sabrina Arzate

Tennis: McMinn earns second place at ITA Regional Championships

Maize, Kan. - The Southwestern College men's and women's tennis teams participated in their final fall tournament of the season over the weekend at the ITA Individual Championships. The event, hosted by Southwestern College, included participants from 16 NAIA schools- ranging from Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, Nebraska and Iowa. The singles and doubles champions from both the men's and women's divisions qualified for an automatic berth in the 2018 ITA Oracle Cup, October 11-14, in Rome, Georgia.

Football bounces back with dominant win over Bethany

Winfield, Kan. - The Southwestern College football team bounced back over the weekend and ended a two-game losing streak in dominating fashion, knocking of the Bethany Swedes 52-7 in front of a home crowd. Despite the lopsided score, the Moundbuilders began the game trailing as the Swedes took the opening score of the game for seven points and a quick 7-0 lead halfway through the first quarter. Southwestern answered quickly with an 11-play, 75-yard drived that spanned only three minutes and end

Football looks to get back on track vs. Bethany

Winfield, Kan. - The Southwestern College football team will look to bounce back and end their two-game losing skid when they host the Bethany Swedes on Saturday. After beginning the year 2-0, the Moundbuilders have dropped a couple of tough contests, first to nationally ranked Sterling and then again in their most recent affair on national television against McPherson. The Builders currently sit at 2-2, 1-2 in the KCAC. The team will welcome in the Swedes, who currently sit at 1-3 on the youn

Volleyball knocks off York to extend win streak to nine

Winfield, Kan. - The Southwestern College volleyball team stayed hot on Wednesday night as they opened conference play on a high note and extended their current win streak to nine games. The Moundbuilders defeated conference foe, the Panthers from York College (Neb.), by a score of 3-1 and are now 14-5 on the year, 1-0 in the KCAC. Southwestern came out strong, taking the opening set 25-16, with over half of their points coming off kills. The Panthers were then able to knot it up at one game a

Men's and women's soccer teams fall to York for first loss of season

York, Neb. - The Southwestern College men's and women's soccer teams were in action Wednesday night against conference foe York (Neb.). Putting their undefeated marks on the line, the Builders' soccer teams came up short in their women's and men's double header on the road. The Lady Builders took the field first against the Panthers, falling into a 1-0 deficit halfway through the first half. York College, at 6-1 now on the year, was agressive early and often during the contest- putting up 21 s

Volleyball cruises passed Bethany, Langston for 8th straight win

Winfield, Kan. - The Southwestern Moundbuilders volleyball team is off to their best start in school history and on pace for an historic season as a sweep over Bethany and Langston over the weekend pushes the current win streak to eight games and their overall record to 13-5. In a weekend tri-meeting, the Moundbuilders did not slow down from their recent success- winning all six sets played over the weekend. Facing a confernce opponent in Bethany, who the team will see again later on this year

Men's and women's tennis conclude KCAC Individual Championships

Winfield, Kan. - The Southwestern men's and RV women's tennis teams concluded the KCAC Individual Championships over the weekend with a bang, sending numerous participants in the top three in various flights. For the women, No. 2 seed Meghan Kindred (SO/Boerne, Texas) rolled to a first place finish in the C Flight after knocking off Sterling's Maddie Thrasher by a score of 8-2. Kindred outscored her opponents by a total of 25-11 through her three matches. Jessica Coleman (FR/Salina, Kan.) also

Football falls to McPherson in offensive shootout

McPherson, Kan. - The Southwestern Moundbuilders football team lost an offensive battle to the McPherson College Bulldogs over the weekend, losing by a score of 45-35 on an ESPN3 televised outing. Austin Early (SR/San Marcos, Calif.) got the start at quarterback for the Moundbuilders and made a difference early as he and Edrick Gonzalez connected on the team's opening drive to go up 7-0. Early finished the game with 324 yards and two touchdowns on 21-36 passing. Gonzalez eclipsed the 100-yard m

Women's soccer ties Southwestern Christian (Okla.) 1-1

Winfield, Kas. - In a battle of "Southwestern" schools, the Moundbuilders' women's soccer team remained undefeated on the year after their game against Southwestern Christian (Okla.) resulted in a 1-1 tie. Following a scoreless first half and just five minutes into the second, the Lady Builders got on the board first as Brianna Alcorn (SR/Indio, Calif.) took a pass from Tiffany Butler (JR/Garden City, Kan.) and sent it in from the right wing to put the home team up 1-0. It was Alcorn's first go
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