Friday afternoon at 1:00 PM CST, the 12-4 Barclay College Bears, who earned the top seed in this years Southwest Region tournament, will take on #4 Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College (Moore, OK) in Joplin, MO for a chance to advance to the region finals and keep their post season hopes alive.
The Bears split with the Saints during the regular season, with each team winning at home. Back in early September the Bears beat the Saints in a night game in Haviland 3-1 and then the Saints repaid the favor when they beat the Bears 2-1 on October 1st.
Following the Bears/Saints match at 1:00 PM will be the other region match featuring host school Ozark Christian College and the Crusaders of Dallas Christian College (Dallas, TX) at 3:00 PM. The two winning teams from Friday will play on Saturday at 12:00 PM for an automatic birth to the national tournament in Kissimmee, Florida the second week of November.
The Barclay College Volleyball team heads to Arlington, TX for the NCCAA Southwest Region Tournament. This double elimination tournament is hosted by Arlington Baptist College and will determine the SW region representative at nationals the second week of November. The Bears received the fifth seed for the tournament.
At 10:00 AM CST on Friday, November the Bears will open tournament play against #4 Dallas Christian College (Dallas, TX). The Bears narrowly lost both regular season matches against the Crusaders. If the Bears pull off the upset, they would play at 2:00 PM against #1 Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO). If they lose their first match, they would then play at 4:00 PM.
Men’s Basketball practice started the first Monday of October in preparation for their first contest on Oct. 29th in Plainview, TX against NAIA Wayland Baptist University in an exhibition match for the Bears. The Bears welcome a plethora of new faces as they return just four players from the last year’s squad.
Seniors Austin Ogle, and Pilo Miranda-Troup, and Tyler Mullikin along with Junior Tommy Leach will provide experienced leadership to a brand new supporting cast. Junior Robbie Gray joins the team from McCloud, OK via Pratt Community College and Sophomore Adrian Maloney Jr. is a transfer from Wichita, KS. The remainder of the recruiting class consists of Freshman Tanner Huck (Coldwater, KS), Caleb Davis (Haviland, KS), Cole Hibler (Ponca City, OK), David Lewis (Minden, LA), and Dallas Franco (Lakin, KS).
Last weekend, the Barclay College Bears soccer and volleyball teams were well represented in the Midwest Christian College Conference. At the MCCC Tournament’s in Ankeny, IA for soccer and Belton, MO for volleyball, six soccer players and one volleyball player were recognized for the exceptional play during the regular season.
The Barclay College Men’s Soccer team roared to a first place tie in conference play with a 5-1 record thanks to the play of Freshman midfielder Melvin Lara who was named the MCCC’s Most Valuable Player. Accompanying him on the first team was Senior goalkeeper Austin Ogle, Sophomore Kinglsey Assibey, and Freshman defender Pedro Chavez. Senior Pilo Miranda-Troup and Freshman Eli Dahir were named to the second team.
On the volleyball side, the Bears finished in fifth place in conference. Senior Sarah Sullivan was named to the second team for the second year in a row as she she has been a top hitter in the country for most of the season.
Friday afternoon in Ankeny, IA the #2 BC Bears soccer team came up empty in the Midwest Christian College Conference tournament semifinals. The Crusaders of Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS) were able to win 5-1 to advance to the Finals where they will face top seeded Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO).
The Bears will take on host school Faith Baptist Bible College at 1:00 PM CST on Saturday in the second consolation match of the day. Games will once again me livestreamed on Faith Baptist’s athletic page.
Later in the afternoon, the Bears learned that six of its players earned MCCC All-Conference recognition, including the Most Valuable Player Freshman Melvin Lara.
Friday morning the Barclay College Bears volleyball team found themselves in yet another dog fight with the Warriors of Calvary Bible College, this time in the first round of the Midwest Christian College Conference.
The 5th seeded Bears jumped out to an early lead until the Warriors narrowed the gap as the set progressed. Unfortunately, the Bears could not capitalize on a couple of set points as the Warriors took set one 27-25. In the second set, the Bears again found themselves with multiple set point opportunities before the Warriors squeaked out the marathon set 32-30. Up two sets, the Warriors’ momentum allowed them to build a substantial third set lead but the Bears made one last comeback. Even though they managed to narrow the lead from 17-23 to 22-24, they didn’t have enough in the tank. The loss was the Bears third loss to Calvary Bible this season.
“They just had our number this year,” said Head Coach Shari Bryan. “We did a lot of things well but were unable to take advantage of any of those set points we had to finish off a set.”
The Bears are back at it Saturday morning in a consolation match at 10:00 AM CST against Central Christian College of the Bible (Moberly, MO). Back in September, the Bears went on the road and won an exciting five set match against Central Christian. This consolation match will be played at Calvary Bible College.
On a more positive note, Friday afternoon Senior Sarah Sullivan was recognized as a 2nd team all-conference player.
Calvary Bible College is hosting the 2013 Midwest Christian College Conference Tournament. They will be live streaming all the tournament matches at the following link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/calvary-athletics.
The Barclay College Bears received the #5 seed for the tournament and will face off against #4 Calvary Bible College at 10:00 AM CST on Friday, October 25th. The Bears and the Warriors have went at it two times this year with the Warriors getting the better in both matches, one being a five set win.
Thursday afternoon, the #2 seeded Barclay College Bears soccer team easily advanced out of the first round of the Midwest Christian College Conference Tournament with a 10-0 win over #7 St. Louis Christian College (Florissant, MO). The match was played in Ankeny, IA on the campus of Faith Baptist Bible College.
The win propels the Bears into a semifinal match-up with #3 Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS) who beat #6 Calvary Bible College (Belton, MO) 7-0 earlier in the day. Game time is set for 1:00 PM CST.
Once again the game will be streamed live at the following link: http://www.fbbceagles.com/multimedia/livebroadcast.
An updated bracket can be viewed at the following URL: http://www.fbbceagles.com/events/upcomingevents/Soccer_Tourney_2013.pdf.
This weekend the Barclay College Bears soccer team will be competing in the Midwest Christian College Conference Tournament hosted by Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, IA. The Bears received the #2 seed in the tournament and will play at 1:00 PM CST on Thursday, Oct. 24th in first round action against the Soldiers of St. Louis Christian College (Florissant, MO).
All games from the tournament will be broadcast live from Faith Bible Baptist College’s website. The following link will guide you directly there: http://www.fbbceagles.com/multimedia/livebroadcast.
Wednesday, October 16th the Midwest Christian College Conference released the 2013 tournament bracket. This year Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, IA will be hosting the tournament.
The Bears went 9-3 overall and finished tied for first with a 5-1 mark in the MCCC. Since Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO), Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS), and the Bears all finished with the same conference record, and the three each finished with one loss and one win against each other, the MCCC manual uses a coin flip to determine the tournament seeding. The Bears wound up with the #2 seed, while Ozark Christian received the #1 seed and first round bye.
On Thursday, Oct. 24th the Bears will play St. Louis Christian College at 1:00 PM CST. The Bears defeated SLCC at home in late September.
Click here to view the tournament bracket.