Sports Briefs – February 8, 2017

Review Staff Report

MBB vs MWSU in three game losing streak

Ichabods were looking impressive sitting at 14-5, before a string of losses had them on a three-game losing streak and sitting at 14-8.

Things get a little less difficult this Wednesday, Feb. 8, as they prepare to play the Northern Missouri State University Griffons. The Griffons are also on a three-game losing streak, bringing their loss total for the season to 15. Their record is almost inverse of Washburn’s at 7-15, and the Ichabods should look to rebound against them.

Softball Goes to Texas

Feb. 10-13 is the West Texas A&M Invite. This will be the second invite of the year for the Ichabod softball team, and they will be hoping to perform better than they did at the beginning of the year.

At that Southern Arkansas Invite, the Ichabods left without a single win, racking up six losses on the season already. They face four teams: Fort Lewis College, who have yet to play this season, Cameron University (3-3), West Texas A&M (5-0) twice, and Chadron State University (1-5).

They have shots at redemption against three teams who have also played subpar or have not played yet. Their toughest two games, both against West Texas A&M, present the biggest challenge. Ideally, Washburn will finish this invite with at least three wins.

BB vs winless Weevils

The Ichabods baseball team will spend the weekend of Feb. 12-13 in Monticello, Arkansas. They will face off against the University of Arkansas.

Washburn began the season well, only suffering one loss and winning three games. Two more wins are waiting for them this weekend against the Weevils.

The Ichabods should be able to take advantage of the winless Weevils, who sit at a record of 0-2. They shouldn’t be over-confident, however, for two reasons.

First, the Weevils have only played one series, so they shouldn’t be written off already.

Second, these games will be played away from home and after another game, making that three in a row.

WBB vs NMSU after Lindenwood pluck

The Ichabods get it a little easier Saturday, Feb. 12 when they will face the Bearcats of Northern Missouri State University.

The Ichabods will travel to Missouri for the second game this week, looking to get a victory against the 8-12 Bearcats.

The Bearcats recently lost against Lindenwood University and will face Emporia earlier this week before welcoming Washburn to their court. They have a tough week ahead of them, as does Washburn who face the 17-5 Griffons before the Bearcats.

MBB faces Southern Arkansas with hope

Friday, Feb. 10 the Washburn Ichabods will meet again with Southern Arkansas University.

The last meeting with the Muleriders had them leaving with a 12-6 victory. They are 3-1 this year, starting undefeated until they lost their most recent game.

The Ichabods are also 3-1,with their only loss against Southern Arkansas. That game was the third game in a four-game tournament and the second played on the same day. This rematch should be a good match between two good teams.

WBB vs. MWSU in wishful pattern

The Ichabods will play against the Missouri Western State University Griffons at 5:30 p.m., Feb 8. The Ichabods have been alternating between winning and losing every game since the beginning of January, with this match occurring after they lost their last game. They will be looking to continue their current pattern with a win against the Griffons.

The Griffons are 17-5, with an impressive home record of 10-2. Washburn will be hoping to end their five-game winning streak, which may be a daunting task.

Men’s and Women’s Track Visit Lion’s Den

The Men’s and Women’s Track team will be heading to Missouri Southern State University Lion’s Den Open and Multis this weekend Feb. 12 and 13.

Their last meet had several school records fall as new runners set their own. All of the runners will be eagerly trying to keep improving and running faster than ever this weekend.