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This week in KC athletics

By Staff


The Kenyon volleyball team has been busy ラ playing five games in the past two weeks. The first was at home on Oct. 6 against the tough DePauw University Tigers. Though the Ladies won the third set, with a score of 25-21, DePauw still beat Kenyon 1-3.

Over October Break the Ladies flew to California for two days of competition. The first day, they played host Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, falling to the Sagehens 0-3. The second day, Kenyon went up against both Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges and Whittier College, and lost both matches by scores of 0-3.

Finally, this past Tuesday the Ladies played the College of Wooster, winning the second set 25-21. Unfortunately, the Ladies weren’t quite able to capitalize on their match success, and lost the game 1-3.

“It’s the same kind of problem we’ve had all season, where we play really well for short spurts, but we can’t maintain it for long enough to take a full match,” Head Coach Katie Charles said.

With this new string of losses, the team’s record stands at 0-18 this season. But the Ladies are still hopeful, according to Charles. “We still have over half of our conference schedule left, so we’re just planning on one match at a time,” she said.

The Ladies will play again this upcoming Saturday, Oct. 19 against Allegheny College at 3 p.m. at Tomsich Arena.


The Kenyon golf team closed out their fall season this past weekend, travelling to Greencastle, Ind. to play in the DePauw Small College Classic. After two rounds and two challenging courses, the Lords placed fifth out of 11 teams, which featured six conference foes.

Saturday’s first round concluded with Alex Blickle ’15, Jordan Harlacher ’16 and Mason McCool ’17 all scoring 77s. Zander Nethercutt ’16 rounded out the scoring with a 79 to bring the Lords’ total to 310.

The second day saw increases to every team’s scores, but luckily for the Lords, they kept the margin slim and scored 314. McCool and Nethercutt shot 77s, while Blickle and Harlacher shot 80s. The Lords’ combined score of 624 was good enough for fifth place.

Individually, four of the five scoring Lords finished within the top 30. McCool led the way, tying for 14th. Nethercutt ended up tying for 25th, while Blickle and Harlacher tied for 29th.

McCool’s play may have surprised spectators, but not Head Coach Grant Wallace, who praised the first year’s work ethic. “He’s a hard worker, always wants to be out there hitting balls and doing whatever he can to help the team,” Wallace said. “This weekend he was able to show his true potential.”

With six conference teams participating, Wallace saw this event as a prequel for the spring’s conference championships. “It gives us a look at where we are going to be in April or May,” Wallace said.

It was a great fall season for the Lords, who had four top-10 finishes, including three within the top five. But Wallace has bigger goals in mind. “It was a good fall,” he said. “We know what we need to work on, where we need to improve, and what our strengths are.”

The Lords will be back in action come March, when they will travel to South Carolina over spring break for their first competition of the spring season.

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