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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.

Casey Roberts © 2013 for Barclay College

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.


MCCC logo

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.

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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

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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.