Sports Briefs – 11/10/16

Dylan McManis

Volleyball gears up for Pittsburg

On Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. the Washburn Ichabod volleyball team will welcome the Pittsburg State Gorillas for the second to last match before the MIAA tournament. The Ichabods are looking dominant at a 14-2 record in the conference against the Gorillas’ 4-12. The next day however is the final match of the season where Washburn will face down Central Oklahoma, a team they had previously lost to 0-3 and is currently tied with Washburn for second in the conference at 14-2. To finish the season strong and give the fans at Lee Arena a good game, Washburn will have to bring their A-game this weekend.

Football calls Hornets to home turf

At 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 the Emporia State Hornets will come to Yager Stadium to take on the Washburn Ichabods in what should be a close match-up between the two teams. Washburn is coming into this game with a 7-3 record, however, Emporia State has a 9-1 record, with their sole loss coming on opening night. Both of these teams have very productive offenses, either one of them capable of putting up 30-40 points if they need to. The only problem for both teams is that both of their defenses are vulnerable to opponents’ offenses. This weekend viewers are in for a possible shootout, making this is a winnable game for the Ichabods. The game against Emporia State is highly anticipated every year, as the Ichabods and the Hornets have a fierce rivalry, but were beat soundly last year by the Hornets 47-21.