The Iowa Lakes women’s Swimming and Diving team hold their first regular season meet this Saturday, Nov. 1 on the Emmetsburg Campus at 1 p.m. The Lakers face College of St. Mary’s out of Omaha, Neb.
The Laker women are coming off a second place finish at the National Championships in the 2013-2014 season. The team also returns six College Swimming Coach Association of America (CSCAA) All-Americans, and Head Coach Johnathon Jordan was named CSCAA National Coach of the Year.
This is the first home meet that the Lakers have held in two years.
“Our teams are excited to kick off the season tomorrow with our first home meet in two years. The student athletes have been training hard and are expected to perform well,” said Coach Jordan.
Panthers Reclaim 2nd Place With 3-1 Win Over Bears
The University of Northern Iowa moved back into second place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings with a 3-1 win over the visiting Missouri State Bears on Friday night at the McLeod Center. UNI won by set scores of 25-16, 17-25, 25-23 and 25-19.
Iowa Lakes men’s and women’s Soccer teams have advanced to the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XI Final Four. The tournament takes place on Nov. 1 and 2 at the Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines.
The women will face Iowa Central at 12 p.m. on Saturday, and the men face Marshalltown Community College at 2 p.m.
The Laker men split with Marshalltown during the regular season, going down in overtime at home 0-1, then winning on the road 2-0.
The Laker women went down in both match ups with Iowa Central this year, 1-5 and 1-4, but will be looking to continue their good form this weekend.
Head Women’s Coach Kevin Mahlan likes his team’s chances even without leading scorer, Kelsey Tonge.
“Injury bug has hit us again. Our leading scorer broke her toe and is out for the playoffs. However, the players are not discouraged. We still feel that we can win. The women are in great shape and should be able to run the whole match, even without any subs,” said Coach Mahlan.
Head men’s Coach Ben MacRae is very happy with his team’s progression this year.
“It’s been an outstanding season for us and to finish 3rd in an extremely competitive conference is a massive achievement. All season we have been preparing for the play-offs and now it’s here. We could not be more excited to play and compete in the final four. It is going to be a huge challenge, but one I believe our men are ready for. We have fantastic ability, tremendous endeavor and a style of play that everyone has bought into. It’s going to be an enjoyable weekend of soccer,” said Coach MacRae.
The Championship match will be held on Sunday at 12 p.m. for the women and 2 p.m. for the men.
Cyclone Tennis Opens Weekend in Houston
AMES, Iowa- The Iowa State tennis team opened the weekend in Houston with senior Meghan Cassens improving to 7-1 this fall and tying Liza Wischer for sixth place in career singles wins.