KWC teams busy during homecoming weekend

October 1, 2018 | 2:06 am

Updated October 1, 2018 | 2:06 am

Illustration by the Owensboro Times

Kentucky Wesleyan College had a full slate of games during homecoming weekend. The volleyball team won a pair of matches, and the women’s soccer team also picked up a win. The football and men’s soccer teams each lost close contest.

Walsh 23, KWC 17 — Saturday
A late comeback fell short for the Panthers. Ready the full story here.

KWC beats Ohio Dominican 3-1 (22-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-11) — Friday
KWC beats Ohio Valley (25-13, 25-18, 25-20) — Saturday
The Panthers let a lead slip in the first set, but came back to win the next three for the home win Friday against Ohio Dominican. KWC was led by Jaylen McEwen (16 kills), Autumn Harris (10 kills, and 4 blocks) and Nicole Venema (30 digs).

KWC (11-8, 5-5 G-MAC) turned around for a Saturday morning sweep of Ohio Valley. Leading the way were Davis (10 kills), Harris (9 kills), McEwen (7 kills), Lydia Jackson (18 assists) and Venema (11 digs).

The Panthers travel to Hillsdale, Mich., for a 6 p.m. match Friday against the Chargers.

KWC 9, Oakland City 0 — Sunday
Madisyn Hunt recorded four goals Sunday as the Kentucky Wesleyan College women’s soccer team blanked Oakland City University in a non-conference matchup.

Wesleyan (3-5-1) dominated the first half, outshooting the Mighty Oaks 22-0. Hunt, Natalie Hinchcliffe and Sarah Haleman each recorded a goal in the first half. Breigh Haase picked up an assist on Hinchcliffe’s goal.

Three straight goals from Hunt extended the lead to 6-0, while Haase and Madeline Clements each earned one assist. Haase added a goal, then Skylar Walden and Hinchcliffe rounded out the scoring.

Brittany Johnston earned her second win of the season after blanking the Mighty Oaks in the first half. Shelby Stearsman made two saves in the final 45 minutes.

The Panthers return to conference play this week, hosting Malone Thursday and Walsh Saturday.

Oakland City 2, KWC 1 (OT) — Sunday
A late goal from the Kentucky Wesleyan College men’s soccer team forced extra time, but the Panthers fell to Oakland City University.

The Mighty Oaks scored in the first minute of action and the lead held most of the game. In the 73rd minute, Josh Barnett sent a pass across the box from the left side that Selvin Hernandez headed into the net for his first goal of the season.

Oakland City scored 4 minutes into overtime for the win. Lucas Daunhauer played the full 94 minutes in net, making eight saves.

The Panthers return to conference play this week, hosting Malone Thursday and Walsh Saturday.

October 1, 2018 | 2:06 am

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