Iowa Wesleyan Weekend Athletics

The Tigers football team moves to 2-2 on the season after dismantling Finlandia University 55-0. As the rain fell throughout the entire afternoon, it was a dominant defensive effort that led the Tigers and even led to the first touchdown of the game as Major Niccum recovered a fumble and took it 69-yards to open up the scoring. Overall, the defense held the Lions to -107 yards on the day, allowed only 2 first downs, forced four turnovers, and had 11 sacks. Zach Chevalier threw for 147 yards and four touchdowns, with two of those going to Jaden Harris, and the other two going to Asaivien McWilliams and Bryan Battle. Gavin Esquivel tossed a 9-yard touchdown pass late in the game to JC Gill, while Lucas Mosqueda and Travis Fossum added one field goal apiece. Niccum and Jerich Givens led the team in tackles with 8, while Niccum added two sacks, three-and-a-half tackles for a loss, and a deflection. Demitrius Boyd led the team in sacks with two-and-a-half. The Tigers will be on the road to play Dakota St. next Saturday at 4 pm.

The Tigers volleyball team captured their first win of the year in straight sets over Cottey College to open the second day of the UHSP tournament, winning the sets 25-15, 25-21, and 25-22. Emma Lincoln dominated leading the team in kills with 11, followed by Malie DaMate with 8 kills and adding 19 assists. Bethel College proved to be a tough match as they beat the Tigers in straight sets by scores of 25-19, 26-24, and 25-18. Madison Saia had 6 kills and DaMate added 13 assists to her tournament total. September 20th at 7 pm marks the next game for the Tigers when they face off against Faith Baptist Bible College on the road.

The men’s and women’s soccer team traveled to play William Woods University with the men now having won two games straight as the defeated the Owls 4-1. Richard Arch scored two goals on the game with Francisco Morsila and Francisco Javier Saldana each adding one goal. Alvaro Morera saved 8 shots on 9 attempts. The women’s team falls to 2-4 on the season as they fell to the Owls 2-1. The Owls got their first scoring attempt on a penalty kick after a handball call in the penalty box and they were able to connect. They added another goal in the second half before Ana Medina-Suazo scored in the 89th minute to give us the final score 2-1. The men’s and women’s teams travel to Harris-Stowe University on September 20th to take on the Hornets. Women will play at 1 pm, while the men will play at 3 pm.