Central volleyball team falls to first-place Coe
CEDAR RAPIDS - The Central College volleyball team was faced with a tough task Tuesday night as it battled the first place team in the Iowa Conference, Coe College, on the road. The Dutch (16-8 overall, 3-3 conference) fell in four sets to the Kohawks 25-13, 23-25, 25-21, 25-11.
Iowa Lakes Community College Head Men’s Basketball Coach Troy Larson has announced the 2014-2015 schedule. The schedule includes 5 games against NJCAA Division One opponents and 12 ICCAC opponents.
The Lakers are scheduled to play 18 home games and will open the season Monday, Nov. 3, against Northwestern College JV starting at 7:30p.m. The team will then play in the Northeast Community College Classic on Nov. 7 and 8 against Central Community College – Columbus and Division One Northeast Community College.
The first semester schedule is highlighted by home games with North Dakota State College of Science on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 3 p.m., and Marshalltown Community College on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m.
To kick off the New Year the Lakers travel to 2013-2014 Division One National Runner-up Indian Hills Community College on Jan. 6.
The Lakers begin league play on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 3p.m. in a rematch of last year’s Regional Championship Game against Des Moines Area Community College in Laker Gymnasium.
The Lakers play 12 ICCAC games in the second half of the schedule. Conference opponents include: Des Moines Area Community College, Kirkwood Community College, Iowa Central Community College, North Iowa Area Community College, Ellsworth Community College, and Southwestern Community College.
The ICCAC regional tournament begins Tuesday, March 3, with the top four seeds hosting first round games.
Head Coach Troy Larson is excited for the season and to play in front of the Laker Faithful.
“I am very enthusiastic about this year’s schedule. As always we have scheduled some really good non-conference opponents. Our fans have come to enjoy high level college basketball in Estherville and that trend continues with both North Dakota State College of Science and Marshalltown Community College coming to town. The ICCAC will be super competitive again this year. Our guys are looking forward to the year and have been working very hard this fall to prepare” said Coach Larson.
To view the complete schedule, got to www.iowalakes.edu and click on the Laker Athletics tab.
The Lakers are coming off a 23-9 season in 2013-2014, finishing 2nd in the ICCAC and Regional Tournament. The Laker men have won 43 out of their last 45 home games.
The Lakers are coached by Troy Larson, who is going into his eighth season as the program’s Head Coach, has an overall record of 145-76.
UNI Moves Past South Dakota State, 3-1
The University of Northern Iowa volleyball squad recorded a non-conference win over the South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Tuesday night at Frost Arena. The Panthers won by set scores of 25-19, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22.
The Iowa Lakes men’s soccer team defeated North Iowa Area Community College 8-2 on Saturday afternoon at the Spencer Soccerplex. Mohammad Awadallah and Jose Rincon had a pair of goals for the Lakers. The Lakers improve their record to 8-4-1 overall and 6-4-1 in ICCAC play.
The Lakers started the first half as the aggressive team controlling possession, and when a Laker player was fouled in the box, Midfielder Lee Marshall slotted home the penalty kick. Down 1-0 the Trojans fought hard to gain some momentum. Trojan, Oblayon Neymah, found an equalizer in the thirty fifth minute, after keeper Alan Guadarrama fumbled a high cross into the box. The Lakers wasted no time in regaining control of the match. In the final 7 minutes of the half Mohammad Awadallah would show his brilliance and score back to back goals giving the Lakers the lead 3-1. The second goal was assisted by Mukhtar Ali.
Iowa Lakes continued their strong play at the beginning of the second half. Jose Rincon, broke from in the second minute for a goal, and then in the eighth minute he would redirect a cross from Calum Rodger and give the Lakers a 5-1 lead. Not long after the Trojans received a penalty kick, and forward Kevin Fortes would rolls a ball to the bottom left corner for a goal. 5-2 would be the closet the game would get. Kalil Aman, Nathan Samudzi, and Saikou Jallow, would all score in the second half as the Lakers ran away 8-2 victors.
Head Coach Ben MacRae has been extremely pleased with his teams play this past week.
“It was a fantastic performance from the men this afternoon to cap off an outstanding week. There is no doubt that we are starting to hit form at the right time and I couldn't be happier with their efforts. Our speed of play and decision making was tremendous. Even though we scored 8 excellent goals, I felt like our back 4 has really started to gel and that breathes confidence throughout the squad. With that result we have secured a top 4 finish and are now pushing for 3rd place. We can't wait for the next game,” said Coach MacRae.
The Lakers next home game is Saturday Oct. 25th against Scott Community College at the Spencer Soccerplex. The men play at 2pm and the women play at 4pm.
Nelson Garners Weekly Conference Award
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State junior Crystal Nelson has been named Big 12 Runner of the Week, the league office announced this afternoon. Nelson receives the award after taking the individual title at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational.
Rollinger & Caporusso In Top 10 To Lead Panthers
The University of Northern Iowa women's golf team improved their score by 14 strokes from the first to second day at the Creighton Classic in Omaha, Nebraska. The Panthers entered the day in sixth pl