Blackburn sports report

Men’s Soccer

Knox 4, Blackburn 1

CARLINVILLE (Sept. 14, 2017) – In Wednesday’s home contest, the Beavers allowed three first-half goals in a 4-1 loss to Knox College.

Blackburn’s goal came unassisted at 49:01 of the second half by Alex Escamilla.

Blackburn lost 1-0 on Friday at Manchester College. Alex Hammerlinck had seven saves in goal for Blackburn.

Anderson, Ind. outshot Blackburn 19-7 and rolled to a 4-0 win over the Beavers on Saturday.


Lincoln Christian def. Blackburn

Wednesday’s home volleyball match for the Beavers was a 25-22, 25-17, 25-20 loss to visiting Lincoln College.

For the Beavers, Kendall Knop had six kills. Jensen Ballinger and Kendall Burleyson had six assists each and Alexis Dick had 10 digs.

Blackburn lost a pair of conference contests Saturday at Principia College in St. Louis.

Against the hosts, Blackburn came up just shy in all three, losing 24-26, 22-25, 21-25.

Knop had 12 kills and 26 digs to lead the Beavers, while Ballenger had 19 assists. Kendall Burleyson had 16 assists; Annika Ochs had 20 digs and Dick added 18 digs.

Blackburn lost to Eureka 19-25, 22-25, 19-25 also in St. Louis on Saturday.

Knop had 11 kills and 14 digs. Burleyson added 10 assists. Dick and Ochs also had 14 digs each.

Women’s Soccer

Blackburn lost a 6-0 home contest to Monmouth on Thursday afternoon.

The Scouts had a 40-7 edge in shots on goal, and padded a 4-0 lead by halftime.

Jacie Reis and Kara-Jade Gordon both scored twice for Monmouth (2-1).

Maria Cline made 13 saves for Blackburn on 19 shots on goal faced.

On Sunday, Blackburn lost 8-0 to Coe College. Cline had 19 saves in goal for Blackburn (0-4).

Cross country

The Beavers ran at the University of Illinois-Springfield course.

Tim Lacy led the men over the 6K course in a time of 22:06. Kate Smith led Blackburn in 18:55 on the women’s 4K course.


The Beavers’ men’s golf team competed at Spencer T. Olin Golf Course in Alton last Saturday, carding a team score of 328.

Trenton Easley carded a 77 and Anthony Harper an 82 for Blackburn.

cutline: Blackburn’s Whitney Chesser and Monmouth’s Devin Cross both chase down a free ball during the Beavers’ 6-0 loss to the Scouts last Thursday afternoon.