MNU Volleyball Rides Successful Week

No. 21 Taylor Cowan slams the ball over the net against Grand View on Sept. 15. Photo by Jim Smith.No. 21 Taylor Cowan slams the ball over the net against Grand View on Sept. 15. Photo by Jim Smith.

After improving the conference record to 4-0 by sweeping Avila University on Sept. 22, the MNU volleyball team won 3 out of 4 games played on Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26 as part of the Rachel Magana Memorial Tournament. The Pioneers swept every opponent during tournament play, except for Park University, who they lost to in 5 sets. Sophomore Taylor Cowan led all attackers for the Pioneers with 55 total kills in the tournament. Sojija Berezovoska added 39 kills for the weekend, and Rachel Kater dished out an impressive 157 assists. The next match will be an away game at Bethany College on Sept. 30. The match will begin at 8 p.m.

Men’s Soccer Goes 1-1 for the Week

No. 3 Stephan Philippe dribbles the ball at a home match on Aug. 29. Photo by Jim Smith.No. 3 Stephan Philippe dribbles the ball at a home match on Aug. 29. Photo by Jim Smith.

The MidAmerica men’s soccer played two games this past week. First up, on Sept. 22, they traveled to Graceland University in Iowa to take on the Yellow Jackets. Prior to this meeting, MNU had won in regular season play at Graceland just once since 2005. After a scoreless first half, the Pioneers went on to win the match 3-1. On Sept. 26, the Pioneers played another away match against Missouri Valley. The Pioneers just couldn’t get things going, and ended up losing 2-1, despite a goal by Etienne Proult in the last ten minutes. The next match for the men’s soccer team is home on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 4:30 p.m. against Avila University.

MNU Football Loses on the Road

The MNU football team prays together before their game against Benedictine on Sept. 19. Photo by Jim Smith.The MNU football team prays together before their game against Benedictine on Sept. 19. Photo by Jim Smith.

The Pioneer football team lost their third consecutive away game against Peru State University on Sept. 26. Quarterback Trent Hedlund completed 25 of his 32 pass attempts. The team scored their points with touchdowns from Jakob Jordan and Wesley Foryoh as well as a field goal converted by Cristian Casillas. The Pioneers lost with a final score of 24-20. The team will play again on Saturday, Oct. 3 against Grand View University. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at the Olathe District Activity Center.

Women’s Soccer Win One, Lose One

The women's soccer team starters stand together before their match against Northwestern College on Aug. 29. Photo by Jim Smith.The women's soccer team starters stand together before their match against Northwestern College on Aug. 29. Photo by Jim Smith.

The MNU women’s soccer team split games this week after losing two games in a row last week. On Sept. 22, the Pioneers won an away match against Graceland University with a score of 2-1. However on Sept. 26, they dropped an away match against Missouri Valley College, unable to match their opponent’s goal, losing the match 1-0. The women’s team will look to get back on track on Sept. 30, when they take on Avila University at home. The match begins at 2 p.m.