Yellowjackets pull in wins this weekend

The Yellowjackets had a stellar weekend in soccer, volleyball and football.

Soccer

The soccer team pulled out ahead of Harper College in a big way on home turf, 7-0. Emma Zahn, a sophomore, came away with three goals; Michele Cook, a sophomore, grabbed two; and Abigail Ramirez, a freshman, and Sydney Solomon, a freshman, brought in one goal each. Goalie Kathryn Brainerd had two saves.

The soccer team’s next game is Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Crown College at 7 p.m.

Volleyball

The NJCAA-ranked number two volleyball team beat St. Cloud Community and Technical College at their match on Friday and added two more wins at the Saturday invitational, winning over host NIACC and Central junior varsity. This improved their winning streak to seven matches and are now 19-3 overall.

At the Friday game against St. Cloud Tech, Brianna Atkins had 18 kills and 11 digs; Daneille Adams had nine kills; Amberlee Dunagan had 26 assists and Natalie Reinardy had 26 digs.

In the win over NIACC, Atkins had 24 kills and 12 digs and Reinardy had 21 digs. Dunagan had 47 assists.

In the match with Central JV, Atkins had 28 kills and 22 digs. Reingard had 31 digs. Dunagan had 47 assists and 18 digs. Adams had 10 kills.

The Volleyball Yellowjackets play next on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at home versus WTC at 6:30 p.m.

Football

The football team secured the MCAC Southern Division title after its win on Saturday against Minnesota West, winning 63-13.

Freshman Nick Rooney threw seven touchdown passes, tying his own school record, and passed for 559 yards. Patrick Bolton had 10 catches for 207 yards and three touchdowns. Marley Allison had 12 catches for 178 yards and two touchdowns. Virgil Hammond rushed for 118 yards on 12 carries and scored the first touchdown with a 38-yard run.

After a forfeit by North Dakota State College of Science, the Yellowjackets were able to take the MCAC Southern Division title.

“Winning the Southern Division is a great thing for this team. One of our goals every season is to win the division and win home field advantage for the playoffs,” said Head Coach Bill Quistorff. “Now that we have done that we need to continue improving and working hard everyday to accomplish our next goal which is to win our fifth straight MCAC championship and earn our way into a National bowl game! With all the adversity this team has faced we are very proud as coaches in the way they have responded and never giving up on achieving our goals!”

This week is bye week, and the football team will play one more regular season game on Oct. 18 at home versus Fond du Lac at 1:30 p.m.

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