National / Sports / The Prairie Fire / October 29, 2014

Sports Briefs: wins for Prairie Fire

Women’s volleyball beats Monmouth for first time in 17 years

MONMOUTH, ILL. — The Prairie Fire won their  Midwest Conference match Tuesday with a win against the Monmouth Fighting Scots. The women’s volleyball team won the match in four sets, which featured 24 ties. Knox prevented Monmouth head coach Kari Shimmin from reaching 300 victories in handing Shimmin her first loss at the hands of the Prairie Fire. This is Knox’s first women’s volleyball victory over Monmouth since the 1997 season. The win brings the team’s record to 2-7 in conference with one match remaining. (Knox College Sports Information)

Emini sets Knox College football reception record

GALESBURG, ILL. — Junior Ilir Emini set a Prairie Fire football record Saturday with 16 catches in Knox’s 18-21 home loss to Grinnell College. Emini gained 160 yards and one touchdown on his way to eclipsing the previous record of 15 receptions in a single game. The record stood for 33 years and was originally set by John Durocher ’82 against Cornell College in 1981. Emini leads the Midwest conference in two categories this season, total receptions and receptions per game. Emini earned the Prairie Fire Performer of the Week for his performance on Saturday. (Knox College Sports Information)

Rookie Randle breaks leg in debut, out for season

LOS ANGELES Ñ It took only 13 minutes and 34 seconds for Lakers rookie Julius Randle’s season to end. The first-year player out of Kentucky underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a tibia fracture suffered Tuesday night against the Houston Rockets. Randle was drafted with the seventh overall pick in the June draft and was expected to mature into a key player for the Los Angeles ball club this year despite low overall expectations for the franchise. The rookie is expected to miss the rest of the season recovering from the injury. As for 2013’s most injured team, the new season has not kicked off to a good start with Steve Nash and now Randle out for the duration. (ESPN)



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