Sports, Monday, September 13th

College Football: Wesleyan Downed by Quincy:

Quincy and Iowa Wesleyan combined for nearly 1,000 yards between the two programs, but it was the Hawks who took control of the scoreboard earning a 59-27 win Saturday over the Tigers.

Quincy finished Saturday’s bout with 574 yards of offense, rushing for 307 yards on 40 attempts.

21-12 through the first quarter, Wesleyan clawed within a touchdown at 28-21 on a 30 yard touchdown pass from Gavin Esquivel to Braedin Ross.

in the next 2:20 of game time however, the Hawks would score twice, breaking the game open to lead 42-21 at the break.

Wesleyan did counter out of halftime, cashing in on a 70-yard score from Esquivel to Damian Tanelus, but would not get any closer.

Esquivel finished 24-of-40 for 393 yards and three touchdowns, while both Jaden Harris and Tanelus went over 100 yards receiving.

Tremayne Lee led the Hawks with 201 yards on the ground and two scores.

Wesleyan, now 0-3, will be back at home Saturday when they take on Trinity International.

Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.

College Cross Country: Wesleyan Competes at All-American Invite in Decorah:

After only having one meet last school year, the Tiger Cross Country teams opened up their 2021 season at the Luther All-American XC Invitational.

In the women’s race, the Tigers were led by Faith Younce,  who covered the course in 22:39.

Allison Morris, an All-Conference selection a year ago, was the second Tiger to cross the finish line with a time of 23:18.

On the men’s’ side the Tigers were led by Tony Johnson, who ran a time of 27:57 on the four mile course.

Andrew Huhuyana was second for the Tigers with a time of 28:25, while Kenny Tucker, Logan Lucas and Marlon Brown all finished up shortly thereafter.

As a team, the men finished in 11th place.

The Tigers will be in action next at the Morningside Open on Friday, September 17th.

The first race is scheduled to go off at 11:15 am.

College Football: UNI’s Cuvelier Selected at MVFC Defensive POW:

University of Northern Iowa linebacker Spencer Cuvelier has been named the defensive player of the week in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

The league announced the honor on Sunday.

Cuvelier was instrumental to the Panthers 34-16 win over Sacramento State, collecting 15 tackles, two fumble recoveries and forcing one, as well.

UNI improved to 1-1 with their win.

Other statewide finals from Saturday:

  • Stevens Point 34, Simpson 7
  • Coe 28, Hope (Mich.) 21
  • Eau Claire 28, Loras 6
  • Gustavus Aldophus 27, Wartburg 18
  • Central 69, Kalamazoo 13
    • Brody Bender completed his first college pass, Jack Johnson record 10 total yards, while Chase Williamson scored his first college touchdown in the big Dutch win.
  • Buena Vista 58, Northwestern 21
  • Grandview 31, No. 7 Baker 14
  • Montana State 45, Drake 7