Litchfield graduate Jade Taylor was Greenville University's go-to-girl in their 2-1 win over Webster University in the semifinals of the SLIAC Tournament in Fulton, MO.
At the 93:22 mark of the contest, Taylor hit the back of the net to end the goal in overtime. It immediately ended the game and sent the Panthers to the championship of the conference tournament.
Greenville nearly pulled out another dramatic win on Friday, Nov. 2, battling back from a 2-0 halftime deficit in the championship game against Westminster before falling to the Blue Jays 3-2 in the second overtime.
The Panthers are now 14-6-1 on the season as they await word on NCCAA postseason play.
The Litchfield grad would also play a big part in Greenville's final game before the tournament. In a 13-0 blasting of Eureka College, Taylor had something to do with six of the goals.
The Litchfield graduate hit the back of the net at the 17:57 mark of the first period and once again at the 57:41 mark of the second period. It gave Greenville respective leads of 4-0 and 11-0.
In addition to those two scores, she also had four assists. She assisted the eighth, 10th, 12th and 13th goals of the game.
Lindsey Major (Hillsboro) helped Lewis and Clark Community College defeat both Wabash Valley College (3-0) and Rend Lake College (3-2). In the win over RLC, Major had 17 digs, three kills and three service aces. She had 12 digs in the win over Wabash Valley. Lewis and Clark is 19-14 overall and 2-4 in the Mid-West Athletic Conference.
Ashley Schneider (Nokomis) posted a double-double against Eastern Illinois University. The Illinois Wesleyan University player finished the 86-82 loss to the EIU Panthers with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The former Redskin player, who hit 4-of-7 from the field and 3-of-4 from the free throw line, also had three assists and two blocked shots. The starting forward, who played 33 minutes, had one trey.
Abby Brockmeyer (Lincolnwood), a Southern Illinois University-Carbondale sophomore, scored 12 points in SIUC's second exhibition win, an 118-38 decision over Westminster College. Brockmeyer, who hit 5-of-7 from the field and 2-of-6 from the charity stripe, also had five rebounds and two blocked shots. She started and played 15 minutes.
Lexi Throne (Litchfield) took 57th in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships, which was held in E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park in Louisville, KY. The University of Illinois-Springfield runner finished the 6,000-meter race in 24 minutes, 37.59 seconds. She helped UIS take seventh with 184 points. University of Indianapolis took first with 63 points.
Austin Grabow (Hillsboro) started at center for Illinois College as they lost a 45-13 decision to Monmouth College. Grabow helped IC post 322 yards of offense, 246 which were passing. They rushed for 76 yards. The Blue Boys had 19 first downs and one passing touchdown. IC is 2-4 overall and 1-1 in the Midwest Conference.
Karsyn Kulick (Litchfield), a Fontbonne University volleyball player, had five kills in each of Fonbonne's matches with Webster University and Blackburn College. In the loss to Webster, she had a hitting percentage of .500. Fontbonne is 9-13 overall and 8-8 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Trevor Geggie (Litchfield) caught one pass for nine yards as his college team, Greenville University, lost a 27-20 decision to MacMurray College. Greenville is 2-6 overall.
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