Sports / The Prairie Fire / October 16, 2013

Knox College sports briefs

Volleyball falls to #22 Cornell

Players cheer after a successful play during a volleyball game against Grinnell College Friday, Sept. 27 in the Memorial Gymnasium. (Casey Mendoza/TKS)

Players cheer after a successful play during a volleyball game against Grinnell College Friday, Sept. 27 in the Memorial Gymnasium. (Casey Mendoza/TKS)

The Prairie Fire came into Memorial Gym set on ending the Rams seven-game win streak (all of which have come in straight sets), but to no avail. The Rams took Knox in straight sets, 25-10, 25-21, 25-9. Cornell took the victory by means of their service line, which recorded 19 aces, a school record. Cornell went on a 12-point run in the first set to go up 19-7, and never looked back. The second set saw more livelihood as the Prairie Fire rallied from a 20-9 deficit to close the gap to 24-21, but the Rams took the final point on a service error by Knox. The third set was dominated by Cornell, who jumped to an 18-6 lead, never trailing by less than ten thereafter. (Source: Prairie Fire Athletics Department)

Women’s tennis bested by Grinnell, Cornell

Senior Charlotte Garvin volleys against St. Norbert College Sunday, Sept. 29 at the Meridian Tennis Courts. The Prairie Fire Women’s tennis team lost to the Green Knights 9-0. (Michelle Orr/TKS)

Senior Charlotte Garvin volleys against St. Norbert College Sunday, Sept. 29 at the Meridian Tennis Courts. The Prairie Fire Women’s tennis team lost to the Green Knights 9-0. (Michelle Orr/TKS)

Knox dropped their final two contests of the regular season to Grinnell and Cornell, their last two before the Midwest Conference Championships. The Prairie Fire opened against Cornell, who took four of the six singles matches and two of three doubles victories. Junior Claire Neri and sophomore Eden McKissick-Hawley were able to secure singles victories, while McKissick-Hawley and senior Dana Pierce took the doubles win for Knox. The Prairie Fire then traveled to take on the Pioneers, winners of the last three MWC Championships and eight of their last nine. Grinnell rebounded from their only conference loss on the year to take the Prairie Fire down 9-0. (Source: Prairie Fire Athletics Department)

Men’s soccer defeated by St. Norbert

Sophomore Nathaniel Logie hops over goalie Connor Hagen during the Prairie Fire’s winning game against Cornell College Saturday, Sept. 28 at Jorge Prats Field. (Michelle Orr/TKS)

Sophomore Nathaniel Logie hops over goalie Connor Hagen during the Prairie Fire’s winning game against Cornell College Saturday, Sept. 28 at Jorge Prats Field. (Michelle Orr/TKS)

Sophomore Nathaniel Logie put the Prairie Fire up 1-0 early in Sunday’s game against the Green Knights when a well-placed header from senior Maxwell Gatyas hit the back of the net. The goal was Logie’s 15th on the year. Knox was able to hold the lead until St. Norbert tied the game in the 71st minute, ultimately forcing overtime. The Green Knights were able to finish off the game just nine minutes into OT. Despite the loss, Knox is tied with Carroll and St. Norbert with the second most conference points in the MWC at 12. (Source: Prairie Fire Athletics Department)


Tags:  claire neri dana pierce eden mckissick-hawley maxwell gatyas nathaniel logie

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Gavin Crowell
Gavin Crowell is a junior with interests in neuroscience and psychology. He has been playing baseball ever since he could walk, playing throughout his childhood and winning two IHSA regional titles in his three years of varsity baseball at Walter Payton College Prep. He currently plays on the Knox College Ultimate team. Gavin is an Illinois State Scholar and has been involved with writing throughout high school. This is his third year working with TKS. Over the summer after his sophomore year, he had a sports internship at the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago's second largest paper.




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