Moore, OK – On Tuesday, September 25th, the Barclay College Bears Volleyball team traveled to Hillsdale Free Will Baptist for a rematch against the Saints. The Bears had been beat earlier in the month by the Saints and were looking for a win against the NCCAA Southwest Region competitor. As the first set began, the Bears jumped out to a quick 8-3 lead before the Saints bounced back with strong serving to pull it close and eventually take the set 25-19. The Saints continued with their strong serving to win the second set as well, 25-11. The third set was close throughout with both teams fighting hard for the win. With the help of Sophomore Megan Eby’s (Arlington, WA) thee aces, the Bears hung tough with the Saints, but the Saints were able to finish out the set 25-21. The Bears were led by Junior Sarah Sullivan (San Antonio, TX) and Eby with 6 kills a piece. Sophomore Dani Gressel (South Haven, KS) pitched in with 8 digs. While Sophomore setter Kalyn Switzer (Weatherford, OK) had 11 assists. The Bears (3-9, 1-4) will be in action again Friday night against MCCC rival Ozark Christian in Joplin, MO at 7:00 PM CST.

Ankeny, IA – Bears Volleyball made the trek to Faith Baptist Bible College on Friday night to battle the MCCC second place Eagles and came up short.

Senior Katie Cruse (San Dimas, CA) concluded, “Though we played a great team and we played well, we were unable to pull this game off.”

Action was back and forth throughout the match with multiple long rallies, good attacking and hustle from both sides, however, the Bears were unable to be near as consistent as the Eagles and dropped the match 13-25, 17-25, and 19-25.

BC Bears Volleyball (3-8, 1-4) will play NCCAA Southwest Regional Opponent Hillsdale Free Will Baptist in Moore, OK at 6:00 PM CST. In the Bears first meeting with the Saints, the Bears lost at home in straight sets.

Florissant, MO – Barclay College Soccer has had its ups and downs so far in 2012. They started the season off on fire, winning four of their first five, only to lose five in a row, and then this past weekend the Bears started another streak; a two game winning streak.

For the first time in several games, the Bears were back at full strength. Senior Rusty Eadie (Manton, MI) said, “It felt good to turn around and play with most of the guys back on the team to remind us what we are made of.”

On Friday afternoon, the Bears were in Springfield, MO for a contest against Central Bible College. Forward Freshman Eduardo Salazar (Huntsville, TX) added two more goals to his goal count for the season which is up to nine, including the game winner in the second half. Freshman Kingsley Assibey (Accra, Ghana) also scored, while Senior Sammy Sanders (Haviland, KS) and Freshman Mauro Villanueva (Lyons, KS) assisted as the Bears won 3-2.

The Bears went into their MCCC road match with St. Louis Christian on Saturday afternoon with a little added momentum from Friday. Fresh off an injury, Eadie scored twice and also had an assist, while Senior Joshua Sanchez (Magee, MS) and Villanueva found the back of the net as well to lead the Bears to a 4-2 victory and their second MCCC win of the season. Salazar and Assibey each had an assist to boot.

The Bears (6-5, 2-3) are back in action Saturday, September 29th in a rematch against Dallas Christian College (Dallas, TX) at 1:00 PM CST. Dallas Christian beat the Bears 3-1 earlier in the season.

Haviland, KS – Barclay College Bears Soccer was back in action Tuesday, September 18th in Moore, OK. The game was a rematch against Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College. Exactly two weeks prior, the Bears defeated the Saints 3-1 in Haviland, but this time around the Saints were able to defend their home turf.

In a game where the Bears had nearly double the number of shots on goal, Head Coach Kevin Lee commented, “after a slow start in the first half, we came alive in the second half and had many opportunities to score but were unable to finish.” However, with roughly twenty minutes left in the game, the Bears were whistled on a questionable call just outside the eighteen box and the Saints converted on a set piece to get the win 1-0.  

On Friday, September 21st the Bears (4-5, 1-3) will play at Central Bible College (Springfield, MO) at 3:00 PM CST. On Saturday they will  play at St. Louis Christian College (Florissant, MO) at 3:00 PM in a MCCC game.

Haviland, KS – Coming off a tough weekend, Barclay College Bears Volleyball was looking to get back on track with an upset over NAIA Southwestern Christian College (Bethany, OK). 

The Eagles of Southwestern Christian were able to overcome a shaky first few points and run away with the first set 25-14, but the Bears stormed back in the second set 25-15. In the pivotal third set, the Eagles reestablished themselves with strong serving and hitting to win 25-12. It was back and forth action in the fourth set before the Eagles created a gap late in the set to win 25-20. 

Defensively leading the way for the Bears was libero Sophomore Dani Gressel (South Haven, KS) with 12 digs. Offensively, Junior Sarah Sullivan (San Antonio, TX) had 15 kills and Sophomore Megan Eby (Arlington, WA) had three aces. 

This weekend the Bears (3-7, 1-3) travel to Ankeny, IA on Friday, September 21st for an MCCC match against Faith Baptist Bible College at 7:00 PM CST. 

This year’s school retreat was a little different than retreats in the past. Instead of the usual off campus experience, it was held on campus this year. The Student body Council worked hard to put together this event. The retreat started on a Friday night with the no talent show. The show was a great success. From singing, to preaching and silly skits, everything came together to make it a great night for college students and off campus visitors as well.

The Saturday beach theme kicked off with an afternoon at the Greensburg pool. A night carnival gave students an opportunity to meet new friends and get reacquainted with old ones. It was a very happy time.

All of this play was good, but a vital part of this retreat was what happened at chapel. Our chapel speaker this year was Jim Le Shana, V.P. for Academics. The message spoken and the time the students spent in worship were not in vain. The chapels challenged and encouraged the students. “We believe this was a great start to the school year,” said STUCO president Titus Mease. The Student Council wants to thank everybody who made this retreat happen the way it did. They are excited to see God’s leading.


Haviland, KS – It is evident Barclay College Men’s Soccer is loaded with potential, and clearly experiencing some growing pains as they near the mid-point of their season. Following a three game winning streak, the Bears had lost two in a row, which included a tough loss Friday night to Dallas Christian College (Dallas, TX). On Saturday afternoon they found themselves back on the pitch in attempt to right the ship against MCCC opponent Calvary Bible College (Kansas City, MO).

The Warriors of Calvary Bible College took advantage of their opportunities and struck first in the early moments of the game and then added another goal shortly after to go into halftime with a 2-0 lead. Early in the second, the Bears took another blow by losing Senior defensive leader and captain Sammy Sanders (Haviland, KS) who received his second yellow of the game after a hard tackle. Following the Sanders ejection the Bears played a man down the rest of the half. When things looked bleak, Freshman Kingsley Assibey (Accra, Ghana) out-maneuvered the Warrior defense and scored from close range to narrow the gap to one with ample time remaining in the game. In a matter of seconds, the momentum had shifted, but Calvary Bible College stayed the course and utilized the extra man advantage they had to tack on one more goal to close the game out 3-1.

The Bears (4-4, 1-3) will be back at it Tuesday when they travel to Moore, OK to face Hillsdale Free Will Baptist at 4:00 PM CST. The Bears defeated the Saints earlier in the season 3-1 in Haviland, KS. 

Haviland, KS – Midwest Christian College Conference (MCCC) volleyball play is well under way and the Bears are finding it to be tough sledding. This weekend the Bears faced off against Calvary Bible College (Kansas City, MO) and Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO).

Calvary Bible College (Kansas City, MO) came to Hockett Auditorium on Friday evening and were able to find revenge after losing to the Bears in straight sets one week prior. The opening set was dominated by the Bears 25-12 but the Warriors of Calvary Bible stormed back to win three sets in a row, 24-26, 19-25, and 15-25.

On Saturday afternoon, the Ambassadors of Ozark Christian won in straight sets 16-25, 13-25, and 22-25, but with plenty of scares from the Bears. It took a 10-0 run by the Ambassadors to pull away mid-way through the first set and then in the third set, the Bears built a 22-17 lead before allowing Ozark Christian to score eight in a row to close out the match.

The Bears (3-6, 1-3) will host NAIA Southwestern Christian College (Bethany, OK) on Tuesday night at 7:00 PM CST.

Haviland, KS – Bears Soccer was back in action under the lights on the campus of Barclay College. In a game full of many tense, heated moments, the Crusaders of Dallas Christian College (Dallas, TX) came out on top 3-1 in this NCCAA Regional match-up.

Dallas Christian scored two goals in the first thirty minutes of the game to put the Bears back on their heels and then in the closing minutes of the first half, following two red cards, both teams went into the half down a man. Playing ten on ten in the second half, the Bears struck first when Freshman Justin Segura (Chino Hills, CA) connected from twenty yards out to narrow the Crusaders lead to one. However, minutes later, after the Bears narrowly missed several shots, the Crusaders tacked on one more goal to walk away with a 3-1 win.

“I was proud of the guys that finished the game. They played their hearts out,” said Assistant Coach Marc Compton. “I also think there is a lot to learn from this soccer game and not just about soccer but about life. They need to understand that as Christians we are called to a higher standard regardless if things are fair or not and we need to respond as Jesus would respond.”

The Bears (4-3, 1-2) are next in action Saturday, September 15 against MCCC opponent Calvary Bible College (Kansas City, MO) at 2:00 PM CST.

Haviland, KS – Freshman forward Eduardo Salazar (Huntsville, TX) earned the NCCAA Division II Student-Athlete of the Week for his play from September 3rd through September 9th.

On Tuesday, September 4th Salazar assisted on two goals to help the Bears beat Southwest Region rival Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College (Moore, OK). He followed up that performance with four goals and one assist in a 7-1 win over Emmaus Bible College (Dubuque, IA). Then on Saturday, September 8th, Salazar scored the golden goal in a 2-1 overtime victory against Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, IA).