Sports, Wednesday, March 24th

By: Nathan Bloechl — 

Women’s College Basketball: Wesleyan Women Fall to Westminster:

The Iowa Wesleyan women’s basketball team received 19 points from Anija Simmons, but it was not enough as the Tigers were beaten 81-48 by Westminster last night in a conference clash.

Morgan McCrea added 13 points, four rebounds and two assists for Wesleyan.

The Tigers were held to just 31% from the field.

The loss moves Wesleyan to 1-10 overall and 1-6 in conference play.

They’ll be back in action this weekend against Blackburn College.

Tip is set for 1:00 p.m. and you can listen on FM 105.5 with coverage beginning at 12:50 p.m.

Nathan Bloechl and Kent Bennett will have all the action.

Women’s College Basketball: Clark’s Sweet Shooting Leads Hawks to Sweet 16:

Caitlin Clark had 35 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Iowa Hawkeye women throttled fourth-seeded Kentucky 86-72 last night in a Round of 32 tilt.

The win propels the Hawkeyes to the Sweet 16 where they will meet up with top-seeded UCONN.

The box office matchup will pair Clark with perhaps the most heralded freshman to ever play women’s basketball in UCONN’s Paige Bueckers.

Bueckers’, a unanimous first team All-American, averaged 20 points, five rebounds and six assists per game for the Huskies.

The two teams will tango on Saturday, but no time has been set.

UCONN took down eighth-seeded Syracuse on their way to meeting Iowa.

Men’s College Basketball: Fernandes Hits 1,000 Points in Tiger Win:

Jarryd Fernandes scored 26 points and hauled in 10 boards as Iowa Wesleyan held on for a thrilling 82-78 win over Westminster last night on the road.

In the process, the senior from Australia eclipsed 1,000 career points and climbed into the top-five list in all-time rebounds in Wesleyan men’s basketball history.

Carver Locke aided the Wesleyan offense with 26 points of his own, while Jett Tjaden chipped in with 10 points and five boards.

The win moved Wesleyan to 4-7 overall and 3-4 in conference play.

Wesleyan will be off until Saturday when they host Blackburn. They’ll cap off the conference doubleheader at 3:00 p.m.

You can listen on FM 105.5.

Women’s College Soccer: Wesleyan Women Fall in Rainy Affair: 

The Iowa Wesleyan women’s soccer team was defeated 4-1 by the Webster University Gorloks in a rainy conference matchup at Mediapolis High School.

Webster took an early on a 32nd minute goal and never looked back.

Jacqueline Campos scored the lone goal for the Tigers, one of just two shots on goal the Tigers would muster.

Kylie Mulhern had four saves in net.

Now 2-3 overall, the Tigers will travel to Illinois College on Thursday for a nonconference affair.

Match time is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

Men’s College Soccer: Tigers Tie with Webster: 

The Iowa Wesleyan men’s soccer team took 17 shots, but could not cash in as Webster and Wesleyan played to a nil-nil draw last night at Mediapolis High School.

Xavier Lozada and Geovanny Pacheco led the Tigers with four shots apiece.

Francisco Javier Saldana added three shot attempts.

Vicent Sanchis recorded seven saves between the pipes for Wesleyan, who is now 2-0-2 on the year.

They’ll take on Fontbonne next Tuesday in a conference affair.

Match time is set for 8:00 p.m.