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).

Haviland, KS – MCCC powerhouse Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS) came to Barclay College on Tuesday and handed the Bears their first conference loss of the year.

The Crusaders came out of the gates quickly, established a lead and the Bears were unable to match their play. After losing the first set 10-25 and the second set 9-25, the Bears began to get some touches on the front line and slow down the Crusaders attack. However, the Crusader were a little too much to handle this night and took the third set 16-25 for a straight sets victory over the Bears.

Freshman Lauren Wells (Halstead, KS) had nine digs and two aces to lead the Bears while Sophomore Kalyn Switzer (Weatherford, OK) contributed another six digs to lead the Bears defensive attack.

Barclay College Volleyball (3-4, 1-1) will play a pair of conference matches over the weekend. They will go head to head with Calvary Bible College (Kansas City, MO) on Friday, September 14th at 5:00 PM CST and Saturday, September 15th they will be up against Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO) at 1:00 PM.

Haviland, KS – The Crusaders of Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS) lived up to their NCCAA Division II #3 ranking on Tuesday. The MCCC match was not played in ideal weather conditions, but definitely not unusual for southwest Kansas. Even with the extremely windy conditions, gusts as high as 40 miles per hour, the Crusaders won 6-0.

Within in the first ten minutes of the game, the Crusaders scored on a header and never looked back. With a stingy Manhattan defense limiting the Barclay offensive attack, they built a 3-0 halftime lead. Even though Freshman forward Eduardo Salazar (Huntsville, TX) was able to find the back of the net five times last week and assist on an additional three goals, the Crusader defense was swarming and kept him under wraps for most of the game. The 6-0 defeat ended the Bears three game winning streak and dropped them to 4-2 overall and 1-2 in MCCC play.

Bears Soccer will be back at it in Haviland under the lights this coming Friday, September 14th at 7:00 PM CST against Dallas Christian College (Dallas, TX) and then again on Saturday, September 15th at home against Calvary Bible College (Kansas City, MO) at 2:00 PM.

Haviland, KS – Come out and cheer on your Barclay Bears Soccer team Friday, September 14th vs. Dallas Christian College. This NCCAA Southwestern Region game has been moved from 4:00 PM CST to 7:00 PM for an eventful “under the lights” match.

In addition, the Men’s Soccer game scheduled on Friday, Oct. 12th against Central Christian College of the Bible (Moberly, MO) has been moved from 4:00 PM CST to 7:00 PM.