College Report: Major Defensive Effort Helps Lewis And Clark


In the first two weeks of October, Lewis and Clark Community College has known nothing but victory.

In three of those five cases, they have earned 3-0 victories, beating East Central College, Lincoln Trail College and John Wood Community College without losing a single game. They have also defeated Frontier Community College (3-2) and Missouri Baptist University junior varsity (3-1).

For her part, Hillsboro graduate Lindsey Major has been double figures in digs in every match. In the win over MBU junior varsity, Major had 22 digs and two assists. She had 19 digs and two assists in the blanking of LTC and 18 digs in the victory over JWCC. The sophomore had 17 digs in the win over Frontier and 14 digs and two assists in the win over East Central.

With the five victories, Lewis and Clark leveled their record at 12-12.

Lexi Throne (Litchfield) finished 220th in the 5,000-Meter Blue Race at the Greater Louisville Classic, which was held at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Kentucky. The University of Illinois-Springfield runner finished the race in 21 minutes, 13.9 seconds. She helped UIS finish eighth as a team. They scored 309 points. University of St. Francis took first with 146 points.

Whitney Chesser (Hillsboro) and Aliese Greenwood (Hillsboro), both Blackburn College players, played in their most recent win, a 2-1 victory over Iowa WesleyFore-South opener.

Hillsboro grad Austin Grabow started at center and helped the Blue Boys post 496 yards of offense in Illinois College's 47-10 win over Cornell College. Of the yards, 326 came through the air, while 170 were rushing yards. IC finished with four offensive touchdowns, two passing and two rushing. They also had 25 first downs. The Blue Boys are 2-3 overall.

Trevor Geggie (Litchfield) had three kickoff returns for 63 yards, but it was not enough as his college team, Greenville, lost a 47-13 decision to College of St. Scholastica. Greenville is 1-5 overall and 1-3 in the Upper Midwest Conference.

Mattison Morgan (Litchfield) started on defense for St. Louis College of Pharmacy as they lost a 7-1 battle to Hannibal-LaGrange University. STLCOP is still looking for their first win as they are 0-10 overall and 0-9 in the SLIAC.

Samuel Tomas-Guerrero (Litchfield), Tommy Millburg (Litchfield), Zach Wieland (Nokomis) and Jordan Tuetken (Hillsboro) all played for Blackburn College in their latest game, a 4-1 loss to Iowa Wesleyan. They did not have any stats. Blackburn is 1-14 overall and 0-6 in the SLIAC.


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