Oct 08, 2019 2:30 AM

MWSU men tied for 10th after first day at St. Joe CC

Posted Oct 08, 2019 2:30 AM

ST. JOSEPH - The Missouri Western Men's Golf team got the chance to stay on their home course this week as the Griffons hosted day one of their Holiday Inn Express Classic on Monday. The field consisted of 20 teams from throughout the region, including nine MIAA opponents.


The Griffons tied for 10th place through two rounds of play with a team score of 590.


Jett Simmons led the way for the Griffons with a two-round low of 145. He finished tied for 18th place headed into the final round of play.


Lucas Horseman was next best for the team as he tied for 34th place with a score of 147 through two rounds of play. Tom Buffington also scored a 149 on the day, tying him for 44th place.


Matt Thoms and Jake Mikesch had scores of 150 and 151, respectively.


The Griffons will wrap up the final round of action starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the St. Joseph Country Club.


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Bearcats' Ahrens, Sidney take home MIAA volleyball honors again

In what is becoming the norm this season, Northwest Missouri State's Maddy Ahrens and Hallie Sidney have been honored as the MIAA specialist and hitter of the week.


For the third consecutive week and fourth time overall, Ahrens has been named the MIAA Specialist of the Week. Sidney has now earned three MIAA Hitter of the Week awards in 2019.


Ahrens (Appleton, Wisconsin) averaged 12.71 assists, 0.71 service aces and 0.86 blocks as Northwest split a pair of home MIAA matches. Ahrens dished out 35 assists, six digs, three blocks, three service aces and a kill in a 3-0 win over Fort Hays State. Ahrens handed out a match-high 54 assists to go along with nine digs, four kills, three blocks and two service aces in a four-set loss to No. 4-ranked Nebraska-Kearney.


Sidney (Chesterfield, Missouri) averaged 4.00 kills/set and 5.00 digs/set and she posted a pair of double-doubles as Northwest split of a pair of league matches at home. Sidney tallied 11 kills and 14 digs to go along with a solo block in Northwests 3-0 win over Fort Hays State. Sidney went for another double-double with 17 kills and 21 digs in a four-set loss to No. 4-ranked Nebraska-Kearney. Sidney added three assists and two blocks against the Lopers.


Northwest (12-2 overall, 5-1 MIAA) will remain at home this week with a two matches in Bearcat Arena. Northwest will play host to Central Oklahoma on Friday and Newman on Saturday.


Northwest's 2019 MIAA Player of the Week Recipients

Maddy Ahrens, S - Specialist of the Week (Sept. 9)

Hallie Sidney, OH - Hitter of the Week (Sept. 9)

Hallie Sidney, OH - Hitter of the Week (Sept. 23)

Maddy Ahrens, S - Specialist of the Week (Sept. 23)

Maddy Ahrens, S - Specialist of the Week (Sept. 30)

Maddy Ahrens, S - Specialist of the Week (Oct. 7)

Hallie Sidney, OH - Hitter of the Week (Oct. 7)


Northwest's 2019 MIAA Player of the Week Recipients

Maddy Ahrens, S - Specialist of the Week (Sept. 9)

Hallie Sidney, OH - Hitter of the Week (Sept. 9)

Hallie Sidney, OH - Hitter of the Week (Sept. 23)

Maddy Ahrens, S - Specialist of the Week (Sept. 23)

Maddy Ahrens, S - Specialist of the Week (Sept. 30)

Maddy Ahrens, S - Specialist of the Week (Oct. 7)

Hallie Sidney, OH - Hitter of the Week (Oct. 7)


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