Issue 5 sports briefs

Joelle Conway



On Sept. 16 and 17, the Washburn golf team competed at the NSU Golf Classic. On the first day, the team ended in third place. The team was at 560, 8-under par, after two 18 hole rounds. Blake Allen and Jared Burns finished in the top 10 the first day, both tied for 10th place. Allen and Burns both completed the first day at 139,  3-under par. Andrew Beckler tied for 15th place at 140, 2-under par. Griffin Mott tied for 28th place at 143, 1-over par.


For the individual portion of the classic, Dawson Wills tied for sixth place at 136, 6-under par, on the first day.


The Ichabods moved steadily into the next day, finishing the tournament in third place out of 18 teams. Allen finished tied for eighth place at 209, 4-under par. Becker tied for 18th place at 212, at 1-under par. Burns tied for 26th place at 2-over par. Ian Trebilcock and Griffin Mott tied for 28th place at 216, at 3-over par. Wills placed third individually at the golf classic at 208, 5-under par.




Allison Maxwell was named MIAA hitter of the week. Genna Berg, volleyball, and Raegan Wells, soccer, were named HyVee’s Washburn student athletes of the week.


Washburn volleyball finished Skyhawks Tournament with four 3-0 wins. The team has eight consecutive wins and no losses thus far.


Washburn began the tournament by playing Western New Mexico University. Washburn triumphed 3-0 over Western New Mexico. The three matches ended at 25-18, 25-22 and 25-13. The win sparked a trail of fire, which the Ichabods left in Durango, Colorado. Kelsey Gordon had 11 kills, seven coming from the third set. Berg had 11 kills, 1 solo and 1 assisted block. Allison Sadler had 29 assists. Taylor Antonowich had 3 aces, a team high for the match.


Washburn ended the day by facing off against Fort Lewis. Washburn won the match 3-0 with large point gaps from the opposing team, 25-14, 25-12 and 25-16. The Ichabods had 12 kills out of 18 attempts in the second set. Maxwell had 10 kills and one solo block. Faith Rottinghaus had 20 digs, a team high. Sadler had 31 assists and 4 service aces. She tied her career-best for aces. Washburn finished the match with 10 service aces. This is the most in one match since Aug. 25, 2018, for the Ichabods.


Washburn began the second day of the tournament with West Texas A&M. Washburn won three consecutive sets, 25-22, 25-22 and 25-14. Gordan and Berg had 12 kills each. Berg earned a team high of 10 digs in the match. Maxwell had 10 kills and one solo block. Sadler had 40 assists and one solo block.


Washburn played Adams State next. Washburn won the match 3-0 after fighting hard for their wins. The first match saw a comeback from Washburn who was down 5 points, 16-21. Maxwell and Berg initiated the comeback and were followed by 7 consecutive points. The Ichabods finished the first match 25-22. Both of the following sets were wins for Washburn, 25-17 and 25-17. Berg had 11 kills in the Ichabod’s second game and 9 digs. Maxwell had 10 kills and 3 blocks with one solo block. Gordan had 6 kills and 4 blocks with 1 solo block. Sadler ended at 37 assists. Sadler passed 1,400 career assists with a total of 1,429. Faith Rottinghaus had one kill and 22 digs.




At the Bearcat Open on Sept. 6, the women’s cross country team finished first out of five teams. Sierra Mortensen earned first out of the collegiate runners but second overall with a time of 19:19.56. An unattached runner finished first place. Kaylee Snell took fourth place with a time of 19:51.56. Lily Johnson finished fifth place with a time of 20:00.20. Cassie Raines took 10th place with a time of 21:04.77. Dulce Ayala Chanez, Tess Crosley and Stacy Briggs placed in the top-15.


The men’s cross country team finished the MSSU Stampede in third place out of five times. David Kibet placed 12th with a time of 21:11.87. This was Kibet’s first collegiate meet. Brett Kulp and Ethan Thompson finished 17th with a time of 24:39.74 and 18th with a time of 24:49.19, respectively. Brandon Clark took 21st place with a time of 25:13.61. Keetan Munsell took 22nd place with a time of 25:16.27.


On Sept. 21, cross country is heading to compete at the MSSU Stampede in Joplin, Missouri.




On Sept. 15, Washburn soccer traveled to Hays, Kansas, to take on Colorado State University-Pueblo. Washburn finished the game with a 2-0 win over CSU-Pueblo. The Ichabods had eight shots, with four of those on goal. Emily Michaelis scored the first goal with assistance from Paige Ledesma and Kristen Burns. One minute later, Josie Rimmer scored another goal with assistance from Tera Lynch. Both Michaelis and Rimmer scored their first goals of the season. Washburn defense kept the opponent at zero with the help of Michaelis, Kati Sneegas and Raegan Wells. Wells had nine saves, a career-high for her.


On Sept. 20 at 6 p.m., soccer hosts Nebraska-Kearney at Yager Stadium.




On Sept. 14, Washburn football had a tough loss to Northwest Missouri State. The Ichabods fell 38-17. Curtis Whitten had a 61-yard catch, which helped drive an Ichabod touchdown later. Mitch Schurig threw the ball to Colin Wilson for an 11-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. For the second touchdown, Schurig threw to James Letcher, Jr. Kameron Lake had his first collegiate field goal. Northwest kept catching up to Washburn’s lead and eventually surpassed the Ichabods. 


Letcher Jr. had eight catches for 113 yards and one score. Wilson had 8 catches for 68 yards. Taylor Peters had 45 rushing yards on 14 carries. Peters led the Ichabods in rushing yards for the second game in a row. Kevin Neal, Jr., had a career-high 10 tackles. Will Jones had 7 tackles with one sack.


On Sept. 21 at 1 p.m., football hosts Fort Hays State University at Yager stadium.


Edited by Jackson Woods, Jessica Galvin, Brianna Smith



Editor’s note: Day two of golf has been added after online publication.