By Mark Jurgena
Former Kahoks to NJCAA Nationals
Collinsville graduates Mariah Siverly, Lexie Munoz, Morgan Rader, and Sarah Henze competed this week in the NJCAA Division II National women’s soccer tournament at the. Kino Sports Complex-North in Tucson, Ariz.
The Blue Storm was placed in Pool D and faced South Suburban College from suburban Chicago specifically South Holland on Tuesday then faced Phoenix Community College from Phoenix, Ariz. yesterday. Results were unavailable at press time.
McK falls in opening game
Maria Voss and Destiny Johnson, both CHS graduates, and their McKendree University women’s soccer teammates fell 3-1 to Cedarville University in the NCAA Division II Cedarville, Ohio Regional on Friday.
McK finished with an outstanding 13-2-5 mark on the year.
Ray’Sean returns for SIUE
Ray’Sean Taylor returned to the starting lineup for the SIUE men’s basketball team last week after suffering a season-ending knee injury in January.
Taylor had ten points, four rebounds, and two assists in an 85-57 home win over Harris-Stowe on Nov. 7.
He followed that with ten points, six boards, and an assist during SIUE’s 81-76 loss Saturday at Fort Wayne.
Mitchell plays for McK
Kristyn Mitchell of Collinsville has seen time during the young season with the McKendree women’s basketball team.
Last weekend in Tiffin, Ohio, she saw action in both games.
She scored four points in 15 minutes during a 75-46 loss to Purdue-Northwest and saw action during a 51-41 loss to Tiffin.
Mitchell had seven points in an exhibition loss at SIU-Carbondale earlier this month.
Knutson at IWU
After two seasons at SIUE, CHS graduate Caite Knutson landed at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.
In their opener last weekend in Holland, Mich. They defeated Concordia-Wisconsin 86-38 with Knutson scoring three points and grabbing four rebounds.
In the tourney championship, they fell to the host school, Hope University 99-73. She had 14 points and six boards in 29 minutes of action. Hope is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation at the NCAA Division III level.