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The Barclay College Lady Bears volleyball team will head to Calvary Bible College in Belton, MO next week in first round action of Midwest Christian College Conference Tournament play. The Bears earned the #5 seed in the tournament and will play at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 25th against the Warriors of Calvary Bible College.

In the Bears previous two meetings with the Warriors, they lost in four sets way back in August and then lost a five set thriller at Calvary at the end of September.

Here is the tournament breakdown:

Friday, Oct. 25th @ 10:00 AM – #5 Barclay College v. #4 Calvary Bible College

Friday, Oct. 25th @ 11:45 AM – # 3 Faith Baptist Bible College v. #6 Central Christian College of the Bible

Friday, Oct. 25th @ 1:30 PM – #2 Ozark Christian College v. #7 St. Louis Christian College

Friday, Oct. 25th @ 3:15 PM – #1 Manhattan Christian College v. Winner of #5 BC/#4 CBC

Friday, Oct. 25th @ 6:00 PM – Winner of #3 FBBC/#6 CCCB v. Winner of #2 OCC/#7 SLCC

Friday, Oct. 25th @ 8:00 PM – Loser of #3 FBBC/#6 CCCB v. Loser of #2 OCC/#7 SLCC

Saturday, Oct. 26th @ 10:00 AM – Loser of #5 BC/#4 CBC v. Winner of 8:00 PM Match

Saturday, Oct. 26th @12:00 PM – 3rd Place Consolation Match

Saturday, Oct. 26th @ 2:00 PM – Championship Match

BC Athletics

Please make note of the following changes to the Barclay College Athletics Schedule:

Soccer: Barclay College @ Calvary Bible College (Belton, MO) has been moved from Saturday, Sept. 21 to Tuesday, Oct. 29th at 4:00 PM CST.

Men’s Basketball: Barclay College @ Wayland Baptist University (Plainview, TX) has been moved from Saturday, Nov. 9th to Tuesday, Oct. 29th at 6:00 PM CST.

Men’s Basketball: Nebraska Christian College @ Barclay College on Friday, Nov. 15th has been cancelled.

Men’s and Women’s Basketball: Barclay College @ Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College (Moore, OK) has been moved from Tuesday, Jan. 21st to Tuesday, February 4th at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM.


Casey Roberts © 2013 for Barclay College

This last weekend, the Barclay College volleyball team hosted Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, IA) and Dallas Christian College (Dallas, TX) for their final two matches before heading into fall break.

Friday night Faith Baptist Bible College was in town for the Bears final regular season Midwest Christian College Conference match. The Eagles jumped out early with flawless play to take the first set 25-8. In the second set, the Bears found themselves with another early deficit, but with some strong hitting  the Bears roared back to within one only to drop the set 20-25. The tables switched in the third set as the Bears jumped out to a 7-0 lead behind Senior Hannah William’s serving which included two aces. The Eagles, however, were able to put together a run of their own to win the set 25-19.

Offensively, Williams led the Bears with eight kills while Senior Sarah Sullivan added another six. Defensively, Sophomore Raelyn Epp had 12 digs and Junior Morgan Stander had nine.

Saturday afternoon, Dallas Christian College was in town for the Bears final NCCAA Southwest Region game before postseason play. From the beginning, the Bears came ready to play behind the power hitting of Sullivan. Action was back and forth the whole afternoon, but the Bears just could not finish a set off, losing in straight sets 18-25, 20-25, and 20-25.

Sullivan, who has been leading the SW Region with 3.0 kills per set, compiled another 14 kills on the afternoon, and Williams chipped in another eight. Junior setters Dani Gressel and Kalyn Switzer had 14 assists apiece while Stander led the Bear defensively with 17 digs. In addition, Williams, Epp, and Gressel had 14 digs apiece.

The Bears will have one last tune up, at home against Central Christian College (McPherson, KS) on Tuesday, October 22nd, before heading to Belton, MO for the MCCC Tournament hosted by Calvary Bible College.

Casey Roberts © 2013 for Barclay College

The Barclay College Soccer team traveled to Moberly, MO on Friday to take on Central Christian College of the Bible in their final Midwest Christian College Conference regular season match. The stakes were plenty high, with a win and a little help from Ozark Christian College, who played Manhattan Christian College, the Bears would grab a share of the MCCC regular season crown.

All-American Senior goalkeeper Austin Ogle would have to watch this one from the sidelines because of a one-game suspension from a red card obtained earlier in the week but Senior Brandon Palmer stepped into goal and rose to the occasion, holding the Saints to one goal. Freshman Melvin Lara led off the scoring with a signature shot from the eighteen in the first half only to see the Saints tie the game up shortly after. The second half, however, was a much different story. The Bears netted six goals, including four from Sophomore Kingsley Assibey, another from Lara, and a penalty kick from Freshman Eli Dahir. In addition to the scoring frenzy, both Lara and Freshman Dallas Franco had assists on the game.

The win propelled the Bears to a 5-1 MCCC record. Across the state of Missouri, Ozark Christian beat Manhattan 1-0 to make a three way tie for first between Ozark, Manhattan and Barclay. Heading into the conference tournament hosted by Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, IA), there will be a coin flip to see who will get the #1 seed and a first round bye.

On Saturday, the Bears played their last regular season game before they compete in the MCCC tournament. They traveled to Omaha, NE to take on Grace University for the second meeting of the year. The Bears beat the Royals back in early September 3-2 and this match had the same result, a Bears victory. Dahir led off the game with two goals and Assibey added another to carry the Bears to the 3-0 victory. Assibey and Freshman Forrest Turner also contributed assists in the match.

The Bears (9-3, 5-1) now head to Sinola, Mexico for a week of ministry. Upon their return they will head to Ankeny for the MCCC Tournament on October 24-26.

Casey Roberts © 2013 for Barclay College

On Tuesday, October 8th #7 ranked Barclay College Men’s Soccer traveled to Manhattan, KS on a beautiful fall day to face #6 ranked Manhattan Christian College.

During the first half, Barclay was clearly in control dominating the shots on goal 8 – 2 while maintaining possession. The first half ended scoreless, but Barclay struck first in the second half. They found the back of the net off a ricocheted shot in front of the Crusader goal and freshman defender Pedro Chavez flicked it in. Barclay maintained the lead for the bulk of the game until the twenty sixth minute of the second half when senior goalie Austin Ogle went for a 50/50 ball just outside of the box and collided with an MCC player just outside of the box. A foul was called, Ogle was given a red card, and MCC was awarded a free kick which they converted into a goal. Barclay played a man down for the remaining twenty minutes of the half keeping the score tied.  The game went to golden-goal overtime (first to score wins) and with a few minutes left in the first overtime, an MCC player got tripped up and rolled into the box.  They were awarded a penalty kick which they converted into the winning goal.

Barclay College (7-3, 3-1) will play their final conference game of the season at Central Christian College of the Bible (Moberly, MO) on Friday, October 11. On Saturday, they head north for a match against Grace University in Omaha, NE.  The team will travel back and then head to Siete Ejidos, Mexico for a week of soccer and ministry.

Casey Roberts © 2013 for Barclay College

Tuesday, October 8th the Lady Bears volleyball team traveled northeast to Manhattan, Kansas to have a second meeting against the nationally ranked Crusaders of Manhattan Christian College.

Hoping to improve from their first match up, the Bears were anxious to begin. As the sets got underway, the Bears were able to sustain many long rallies with the Crusaders thanks to a strong defensive night for the Bears. The Bears also had a strong presence on the net with many touches and four blocks. With so much focus on defending against the powerful hitting of MCC, the Bears offense produced only 12 kills collectively on the night. Without kills to win the points, the Bears found themselves losing many tough fought rallies. Contrary to the look of the scores, the Lady Bears fought hard and gave it their all, losing in straights sets, 9-25, 13-25, and 9-25.

“After playing so many nationally ranked teams and coming up short, I am proud of our girls efforts and how they continue to pull together as a team. They encourage one another and keep their heads, when it would be easy to be discouraged.” said Head Coach Shari Bryan after the loss.

Statistically, Senior Sarah Sullivan had 5 kills, while Junior Dani Gressel added 5 assist and 6 digs. Senior Hannah Williams put up 2 blocks and Sophomore RaeLyn Epp contributed a game high 9 digs.

The Bears will be back in action this weekend to finish out their regular season conference play and NCCAA Southwest Regional play. On Friday they will host Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, IA) at 7:00 PM CST and then Dallas Christian College (Dallas, TX) at 1:00 PM on Saturday afternoon.

Casey Roberts © 2013 for Barclay College

The Lady Bears Volleyball team took to the road once again to face NCCAA Division II Southwest Region opponent Hillsdale Free Will Baptist (Moore, OK) on Tuesday night. The Saints proved to be another tough opponent for the Bears as they are yet another opponent that has been a regular in the weekly top ten poles.

Early on the Bears found themselves in a little bit of a hole before rallying at the end of the set. The Bears ran out of steam and dropped the set 17-25. After a quick second set where the Saints easily won 10-25, the Bears regrouped and made some vital defensive adjustments in the third. With the Bears trailing just two at 18-20, the ball did not bounce the Bears way as the Saints closed the set and match out 18-25.

Statistically the Bears were led by Senior Sarah Sullivan who had an impressive fifteen kills while Junior Kalyn Switzer had nine assists to go along with four digs.

The Bears will play their annual Alumni Game this coming weekend before traveling to #5 Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS) on Tuesday, October 7th at 7:00 PM CST.

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On Tuesday, October 1, NCCAA DII #7  ranked Barclay College Men’s Soccer team traveled to Hillsdale Freewill Baptist College in Moore, OK for the second meeting of the season. The game was the final game for the Bears in the Southwest Region standings where they sat with a 2-0 record heading into the game.

The Saints jumped out to the early lead when a Saints player slipped through the Barclay defense for an uncontested 1 v. 1 with Senior goalkeeper Austin Ogle. A well-placed shot in the lower 90 just beyond the Ogle’s reach gave the Saints a 1-0 lead. Only moments later, the same player once again found an opening and duplicated his first shot to build the Saints lead to 2-0. The score remained the same until midway into the second half when Sophomore Kingsley Assibey found the back of the net with a header. The ball had ricocheted off multiple players right in front of the goal line before Assibey capitalized to bring the Bears within one.  Even though Barclay seemed to control possession for an overwhelming majority of the game and outshot Hillsdale 14 to 4, they were unable to capitalize on several prime opportunities to tie the game up as the Saints preserved a 2-1 victory.

Barclay (7-2, 4-0) travels to Manhattan, KS to face #6 ranked Manhattan Christian on Tuesday, October 8 at 4:00 PM CST. The game has huge implications as the Bears are in the thick of things to win their first regular season MCCC championship.


The college alumni volleyball and soccer game will be held on October 4. The alumni volleyball game will take place at 4:30 pm. Before the soccer game, there will be a tail gate party serving hamburgers, hot dogs and dessert. The party begins at 5:30 pm and soccer will follow at 7:30 pm. Come support the alumni team and stick around for the Ladies Auxiliary Sale in Hockett Auditorium on October 5. Visitors are welcome to peruse the sale items ahead of time. If you would like to make a donation, there will be a receptacle available during the alumni game.

We’ll see you there!