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College update: Sitzmann, No. 4 Morningside top Doane 28-3

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Morningside College

Gehlen Catholic alumni Jordan Sitzmann, Micah Neary and Devin Groenhagen, Akron-Westfield alum Tanner Bundy and the NAIA Division II No. 4 Mustangs (5-0, 4-0 Great Plains Athletic Conference) defeated No. 18 Doane College 28-3 on Saturday in Crete, Neb.

Sitzmann punted nine times in the game for an average of 33.4 yards. Sitzmann has punted 30 times this season for an average of 36.2 yards with a long of 56 yards.

Morningside will host Dakota Wesleyan for homecoming this Saturday in Sioux City.

Northwestern College

Le Mars Community alum Nate Fischer and the 11th-ranked Northwestern Raiders (5-1, 3-1 GPAC) defeated Midland 39-20 Saturday in Orange City. Northwestern rushed for a school record 467 yards in the victory.

Fischer, a linebacker, recorded one solo tackle and assisted one four more against Midland. Fischer leads the team with 27 solo tackles and 38 total tackles this season. Fischer has made six tackles for a loss, recorded 2.5 sacks and blocked two kicks this season.

Northwestern will travel to Seward, Neb. to face Concordia on Saturday.

Buena Vista University

Le Mars Community alumni Nick Plueger and Travis Westhoff, Kingsley-Pierson alum Tate Rohde and Buena Vista dropped to 0-5 overall with a 42-21 loss to Wartburg College on Saturday.

Plueger, a linebacker, led the Chargers with seven solo stops and 15 total tackles in the loss. Rohde, a defensive back, recorded one solo tackle.

BVU will host Central College in Storm Lake on Saturday for homecoming.

Northwestern College (Minn.)

Hinton alum Tim Youtzy and Northwestern improved to 5-1 with a 14-13 victory over the College of St. Scholastic Saturday in Duluth, Minn.

Youtzy carried 11 times for 37 yards and scored a touchdown in the victory. Youtzy is third on the team in rushes (49), yards (227) and rushing touchdowns (3) in 2012. He has also caught 11 passes, second-most on the team, this season for 140 yards and a touchdown.

Northwestern will play in St. Bonifacious, Minn. on Saturday against Crown College.

University of Sioux Falls

Kingsley-Pierson alum Evan Colfack and the No. 23 Sioux Falls Cougars (5-1, 3-1 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) lost 10-9 to Winona State University on Saturday in Winona, Minn.

USF cracked the NCAA Division II rankings at No. 25 two weeks ago.

Sioux Falls will host Concordia University on Saturday.

University of South Dakota

Gehlen Catholic alum Trevor Bouma and the South Dakota Coyotes fell 24-17 to Western Illinois in Vermillion, S.D. on Saturday. USD is now 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

The Coyotes will face Missouri State in Springfield, Mo. on Saturday.


Morningside College

Kingsley-Pierson alum Brianna Schaueble and Morningside (11-10) fell 25-14, 25-15, 25-12 to Hastings College last Friday.

Schaueble hit six kills in 12 attacks and assisted on four blocks against Hastings. Schaeuble is second on the team with 180 kills and is tied for best on the team with a .237 attack efficiency. Schaueble has a team high 114 blocks.

Morningside hosts Mount Mary on Tuesday and Doane on Friday.

Briar Cliff

Gehlen Catholic alum Rachel Tilley and Briar Cliff (11-11, 3-6) fell in five sets to No. 14 Doane College last Saturday.

Tilley did not play against Doane, but did play during a five-set loss to Concordia the night before. Tilley hit one kill in nine attacks and made three digs against Concordia.

BCU will host York College on Thursday for Spike Out Cancer Night.

Mount Marty College

Kingsley-Pierson alum Amanda Dirksen and Mount Marty (4-15) lost in three sets on the road at Concordia last Saturday.

Dirksen hit five kills in 14 attacks and made four digs in the match. Dirksen has hit 127 kills this season, one behind the best tally on the team. Dirksen's tally of 167 digs is also second-most for Mount Marty.

Mount Marty's next match is Tuesday night against Morningside College in Sioux City.

Southwest Iowa Community College

Le Mars Community alum Jacelle Neill and the Spartans (14-7) lost in three sets on Sept. 26 to Iowa Central. The 15th-ranked Tritons won 25-14, 25-18, 21-19.

Neill, a libero, led the team in digs with 12.

SWICC plays Wednesday night against Des Moines Area Community College in Creston.


Drake University

Hinton alum Katie Clausen and Drake finished in 11th place out of 13 teams in the Bob Hurley ORU Shootout in Tulsa, Okla. on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Clausen finished the tournament with a 54-hole score of 264 (91-88-85) to place 70th overall.

Drake's next tournament is the Missouri State Payne Stewart Memorial, Monday and Tuesday Oct. 15-16 in Springfield, Mo.

Morningside College

Hinton alum Erin Hedlund finished in seventh place and Morningside placed second in the GPAC Qualifier No. 2 on Oct. 3.

Hedlund's 86 (41-45) was second-best for Morningside. Cameron Oakley tied for fourth place with an 84 (39-35). The Lady Mustangs' team score of 348 was second only to Dakota Wesleyan's 333.

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