Kansas City, MO – The Barclay College Volleyball team competed in a Saturday triangular against Emmaus Bible College (Dubuque, IA) and MCCC opponent Calvary Bible College (Kansas City, MO), and walked away with a split.
The Warriors of Calvary Bible College were first up for the Bears and the first conference match of the season as well. The Bears waisted no time establishing themselves as the aggressor winning the opening set 25-19. In the second set, down four half way through the set, the Bears found a way to not only take that set 25-22 but carry the momentum into the third and win in straight sets, 25-20.
“Our front row players stepped up and played really well. It allowed us to be on the offensive for most of the morning, ” commented Head Coach Shari Bryan. Junior Sarah Sullivan (San Antonio, TX) led the way with 14 kills while middle blocker Sophomore Megan Eby (Arlington, WA), had three blocks and six kills.
Immediately following the victory over Calvary Bible, the Bears were back at it against the Emmaus Bible College Eagles. The Eagles were able to capitalize on the Bears fatigued legs in opening set, winning 25-15. However, in the second set with the match tied at 23 all, the Bears found themselves on the wrong side of a questionable call and dropped the set 23-25. Even though the Bears were able to bounce back and take the third set 25-17, the Eagles controlled the fourth set winning 25-11 going away. Once again Eby and Sullivan led the way with 11 and 10 kills. Freshman Lauren Wells (Halstead, KS) had 13 digs and Sophomore Kalyn Switzer (Weatherford, OK) had 22 assists.
Next up for the Bears (3-3, 1-0) is a date with NCCAA #3 ranked Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS). The MCCC match is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00 PM CST.
Haviland, KS – The Saints from Hillsdale Freewill Baptist College (Moore, OK) came to Hockett Auditorium with something to prove. Both of last year’s volleyball matches with the Saints went to five sets. However, the Bears came out flat this time around and were unable to come out on top, losing in straight sets.
In this NCCAA Southwest Region match-up, the Bears found themselves playing mostly defenses and unable to recover from early holes in the first two sets, losing 15-25 and 12-25. In the third set, they made some adjustments and were able to dig deep to give themselves an opportunity to win the third before falling short, 22-25. The Bears were led by Jr. Sarah Sullivan (San Antonio, TX) with 7 kills and 5 kills by So. Megan Eby (Arlington, WA). Setter So. Kalyn Switzer (Weatherford, OK) had 18 assits while Fr. Courtney Gillaspy (Medina, TX) had 91% of her passes on target and Lauren Wells (Halstead, KS) chipped in 13 digs.
Next up for the Bears is a triangular in Kansas City, MO at Calvary Bible College. They will play host Calvary at 10:00 AM CST and Emmaus Bible College (Dubuque, IA) at 12:00 PM on Saturday, September 8th.
Haviland, KS – The Bears first ever home soccer game under the lights was a victorious one and in grand fashion. With a boisterous crowd on hand, the Bears led by Sr. Rusty Eadie’s (Manton, MI) two goals overcame an early deficit and dispatched the Saints of Hillsdale Freewill Baptist College 3-1.
“That was one of the best crowds we’ve ever had,” exclaimed Eadie. “It was a blast.”
Even though the Saints were the first on the scoreboard off a deflection, the Bears kept their poise. They evened the score moments later when Fr. Justin Segura (Chino Hills) crossed it in and Eadie placed the ball high into the back of the net with a “SportsCenter Top 10″ worthy header.
With the halftime score knotted up at one apiece, the Bears came out of the half and continued a relentless attack on goal, out shooting the Saints 22-9 on the game. Ten minutes into the second half, Segura sliced to the back post for an easy volley to give the Bears their first lead, and they never looked back. Time and time again goalkeeper Jr. Austin Ogle (Hutchinson, KS) made save after save and then Eadie struck again later in the half to put the game away.
Eadie aslo commented, “I thank God for revealing to us what we are capable of and knowing we can do more. This is something we can build on for the rest of the year.”
The Bears are next in action this weekend in two MCCC games. On Friday September 7th they will travel to Kansas City, MO to play Calvary Bible College at 4:00 PM CST and then to Ankeny, IA for a match against Faith Baptist on Saturday, September 8th at 1:00 PM CST.
Haviland, KS – As the afternoon temperatures reached triple digits, the Barclay College Men’s Soccer team went head to head with MCCC conference foe and NCCAA Southwest Region foe, Ozark Christian (Joplin, MO). It was the Bears first conference game of the season and it couldn’t have come on a hotter day as they fell 3-1.
Even though the Ambassadors of Ozark Christian controlled ball possession in the first half, the Bears had several opportunities to put points on the board but came away empty handed. At the half, the score remained 0-0. Roughly fifteen minutes into the second half, the Ambassadors struck first and then added two more goals before Fr., Justin Segura (Chino Hills, CA) scored on a lazer of a shot from near the 18 yard box in the final 10 minutes of the game.
“It was a hard fought game and we saw a lot of improvement from a lot of guys,” said Assistant Coach Marc Compton. “I truly believe the improvement we saw today will translate into future success.”
The Bears (1-1, 0-1) will be back on the pitch Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00 PM CST against another NCCAA Southwest Region opponent, Hillsdale Freewill Baptist (Moore, OK). The home game will be the Bears first ever under the lights.
Springfield, MO – Coming off a tough home opener loss Tuesday, August 28th, the Bears Volleyball team rebounded with two wins in a triangular hosted by Central Bible College (CBC).
The Bears squared off against CBC in their first match. In the opening set, the Bears set the tone early with a number digs and several of their 31 offensive kills for the match to take the first set 25-16. Sets two (25-16) and three (25-22) followed suit and the Bears were able to get their first win of the season with a sweep against the host school. Defensively Fr. Courtney Gillaspy (Medina, TX) led the Bears with five digs, So. Dani Gressel (South Haven, KS) put 12 of her 13 passes on target while Fr. libero Lauren Wells (Halstead, KS) put 86% of her passes on target. Offensively, upperclassman Jr. Sarah Sullivan (San Antonio, TX) and Sr. Katie Cruse (San Dimes, CA) had 11 and 10 kills respectively.
In the Bears second match of the day, they faced off against Champion Baptist (Hot Springs, AR). The Tigers of Champion Baptist came out ready to play and took the opening set 25-15. However, the Bears were able to adjust to the Tigers scrappy style of play and won the next three sets 25-16, 25-15, and 25-18. Champion Baptist’s decision not to block paved the way for 37 kills by the Bears led by Sullivan’s 17. Cruse was also in double digits with 11. So. Kalyn Switzer (Weatherford, OK) followed up a 25 assist match earlier in the day with a 31 assist match again Champion Baptist.
“I was very pleased with the team playing together and making necessary adjustments during the course of the matches today,” said Head Coach Shari Bryan. “It was good to get a couple wins under our belt as we get ready to play a regional competitor in Hillsdale.”
The Bears (2-1, 0-0) will host NCCAA Southwest Region rival Hillsdale Freewill Baptist (Moore, OK) at 5:00 PM CST on Tuesday, September 4th.
Omaha, NE – The Barclay College Men’s Soccer team traveled to Grace University (Omaha, NE) on Tuesday with a new roster and many unknowns but walked away with a 2-1 victory.
The Bears started off the scoring in the first half by a throw-in assist from Freshman Mauro Villanueva (Lions, KS) to Freshman Eduardo Salazar (Huntsville, TX). Later in the half, Freshman Alec Stivender (Huntsville, TX) played a long cross to the feet of Salazar for his second goal of the match and 2-0 halftime lead on the road.
“First college game and scoring two goals. It felt great,” exclaimed Salazar.
On the defensive side, All-American goalie Junior Austin Ogle (Hutchinson, KS) put in yet another stellar performance with 17 saves.
Second year Head Coach Kevin Lee added, “We feel glad to have our first game and win in the books. Grace is a solid team and so we are glad to have passed this first test. We were pleased by the effort and contributions from the entire team.”
The Bears (1-0, 0-0) home opener happens to be the first MCCC conference match. The game is scheduled for Saturday, September 1st at 2:00 PM CST against Ozark Christian.
Haviland, KS – The Barclay College Volleyball women opened up their 2012 season against NAIA Southwestern College (Winfield, KS) on Tuesday night. Fans poured into Hockett Auditorium to catch their first glimpse of Lady Bears Volleyball. The Bears took early leads in every set, before falling in three sets to the Moundbuilders.
The Bears dropped the opening set 14-25 after leading 5-3 early. In the second set, the Bears led by as many as four before a big rally by the Moundbuilders helped them pull away late 18-25. All the long rallies in the third set seemed to go the Moundbuilders way as they got the sweep by taking the third set 17-25. The Bears were led by Junior Sarah Sullivan (San Antonio, TX) with five kills, followed by Senior Katie Cruse (San Dimes, CA) and Sophomore Megan Eby with three kills apiece. Transfer Sophomore Kalyn Switzer (Weatherford, OK) led the Bears with 11 assists, while Freshman Lauren Wells (Halstead, KS) contributed nine digs.
“Considering Southwestern’s offense will be one of the fastest offenses we will see all year, I was very pleased at our passing and our never die attitude,” first year Head Coach Shari Bryan concluded. “We need to cut back on our service errors and get better at covering our hitters and the tips. Overall, even though the outcome was not a “W” on the record, we showed a lot of composure and heart, which will lead to great things.”
The Bears (0-1, 0-0) will next travel to Central Bible College (Springfield, MO) on Saturday, September 1st for a match with CBC at 12:30 PM CST and Champion Baptist (Hot Springs, AR) at 2:30 PM.
The Run for Missions 2012 will be held Saturday, October 27th 2012 in Haviland, KS.* The Half-Marathon will begin at 8am and the 5K & 10K events will begin at 9am. Participants should arrive 30 to 45 minutes before the start of their race. An awards ceremony will begin at approximately 10:45am.
For online registration, click here. Race-day registration will be available. **T-shirts are only guaranteed with registrations processed before October 16, 2012.
Inflatable for kids!
Finish line celebration!
Abby Hutson Performing live!
T-shirt included with registration fee!**
*Directions to Start/Finish Line: Go north six blocks on Main Street in Haviland off of US-54, turn right on Elm Street; the race will begin and end in front of the gymnasium.
For more information, visit the official Run For Missions website
Our mission is to train leaders. In keeping with that goal Barclay College is stepping forward to provide estate planning seminars across the country. Leadership in stewardship is a high calling and we want to help our alumni and friends lead in this area. The seminar is not a sales pitch and there is no requirement to give anything to Barclay College. We want to raise good stewards who give wisely from their resources. Maybe it’s your church, a camp, a yearly meeting, a mission organization or the special people in your life.
If you would like us to bring an estate planning seminar to your area please let us know and we would be glad to serve you. You can contact Herb Frazier (620-862-5252) at the college to set up a seminar near you.
Wichita, Kansas native Sam Thompson will be transfering to Barclay College this Fall to play soccer for the Bears in 2012.
Thompson played for NAIA Southwestern College in Winfield, KS as a Freshman during the 2011 season and has opted to continue his education and athletic career at Barclay College.
“Sam is a true soccer fan and student of the game. His speed, solid technique, and scrappy style of play will be a huge asset for us,” said Head Coach Kevin Lee. “When he came to try-out he seemed to mesh well with the team and believe he is one of the missing pieces of the puzzle for a championship caliber season. We are excited to have him join our program.”
Sam is the son of Robert and Paulette Thompson.