The College Report: Taylor, GU Make It To Playoffs


Jade Taylor, a Litchfield graduate, and the Greenville University women's soccer team advanced all the way to the National Christian College Athletic Association playoffs. 

Not to mention the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship Game. Not to shabby for a team that finished 11-8-1 overall. 

But, to pull from a dated reference from this reporter's past, as Paul Harvey, the iconic radio personality used to say before informing people of some details, her's "the rest of the story." While they were 11-8-1 overall, in the SLIAC, they boasted a record of 7-1-1. They shared the regular season title with Webster University. It was the first regular season title in history for Greenville. 

Their lone loss in conference play during the regular season was to Webster. They had a tie with Fontbonne University. Both of their losses to Webster, the one in regular season play as well as the one in the conference tournament championship game, were 1-0 losses. 

More recently, they played Judson University in the NCCAA North Central Regional, losing a 4-0 battle. Taylor played 42 minutes, but did not have any stats. 

Abby Brockmeyer (Lincolnwood), a Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Saluki women's basketball player, helped SIUC win their most recent two games. In the 85-54 drubbing of Eastern Michigan University, Brockmeyer hit two field goals and seven free throws to finish with 11 points, six rebounds and two blocked shots. She had eight points and 11 rebounds in SIUC's 61-53 victory over St. Louis University. She started both games, playing 32 minutes against SLU and 24 minutes against Eastern Michigan. SIU-Carbondale is 4-2. 

Sammi Matoush (Hillsboro) poured in 14 points for the Washington University Lady Bears as they dumped Rhodes College 86-80. Matoush, who had four field goals (one trey) and five free throws, also has four rebounds. The starting freshman played 34 minutes. In WU's 69-58 loss to nationally ranked DePauw University, Matoush scored three points, pulled down three rebounds and doled out two assists. The starting guard played 26 minutes. The Lady Bears are 2-2. 

Austin Grabow (Hillsboro) started at center for the Illinois College Blueboys in their 20-14 loss to University of Chicago. Grabow helped IC post 250 yards of offense, 160 of which were passing. They rushed for 90 yards. IC finished with 21 first downs and two passing touchdowns. Illinois College is 5-3 overall and 2-2 in the American Midwest Conference. 

Carly Cameron (Hillsboro), an Illinois College player, had four points as IC downed crosstown rival, MacMurray College 67-55. Cameron, who played 22 minutes, also had seven rebounds and three blocked shots. Illinois College is 3-3. 

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