Blackburn sports report
ST. LOUIS (Sept. 28, 2017) – Blackburn’s volleyball team trekked back to St. Louis for another St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference volleyball contest Wednesday, losing a four-setter to Fontbonne, 16-25, 14-25, 25-22, 16-25.
Blackburn is 4-9 overall, 2-5 in the SILAC. Fontbonne is 4-7, 3-4.
Kaitlyn Wiegand had 11 kills on 24 attacks and Kendall Knop had 10 kills on 26 attacks for Blackburn. Emily Schroeder had six kills. Kendall Burleyson added 15 assists, with Jensen Ballinger tossing in 14 assists. Alexis Dick had 13 digs, while Knop had eight digs and Annika Ochs nine digs for the Beavers.
Mt. Olive native Breanna Henke had three kills for Blackburn along with two digs.
Kristina Eason led Fontbonne with 10 kills and 11 digs. Abby Grumich had 20 assists.
Blackburn made two first half goals hold up on a hot late-afternoon Friday and beat Mount Mary’s 2-1 at Blackburn Stadium.
The Beavers (2-5) scored just 91 seconds into the game on a goal by Maya March.
Christian Miller added a second goal at 35:17 for a 2-0 Blackburn lead at the half.
Allison Klotz scored for Mount Mary at 47:27 to get them within 2-1.
Maria Cline made six saves in goal, as Blackburn held a 34-11 edge in shots on goal. Hannah Rose had 14 saves for Mount Mary.
Mt. St. Joseph 6, Blackburn 0
At Carlinville, the Beavers lost a Sunday matinée to Mt. St. Joseph, 6-0.
The visitors improved to 7-1 on the season with three goals in each half.
Jasmine Cahill scored twice for the winners, who put 60 shots on goal to just five for the Beavers.
Cline and Elisabeth Johnston saw time in goal for the Beavers, now 2-6 on the season. Cline made 20 saves; Johnston had four saves.
Blackburn College sophomore midfielder Jordan Allen of Danville was named the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week.
Allen scored two goals and assisted on the go-ahead goal as the Beavers came from behind to defeat Lincoln Christian University 4-2. For the season, Allen leads the team in goals with six and in points with seven.
“Jordan had a great week scoring three goals. He is providing leadership and creating opportunities in the midfield. We’re proud of Jordan’s accomplishments and look to him to provide offense as we start our conference season,” said Blackburn Head Coach Rob Steinkuehler.
Blackburn’s Bailey Lentz, right, battles Alexa Ahlgrim of Mount Mary for possession of the ball Friday afternoon at Blackburn College. The Beavers won 2-1. Photo/Eric Becker