BC Sports Weekly - 103006

Weekly Update of Ravens and Lady Ravens Athletics

  • Monday, October 30, 2006

Here is the the BC Sports Weekly for Oct. 30. The BC Sports Weekly is an update on the week that was in Ravens and Lady Ravens athletics and a look ahead at the week to come.


The Sports Weekly is produced by sports information director Josh Pound and is released every Monday afternoon during the fall, winter and spring sports season.


Record Watch

 OverallHAAC Rankings 
Football 6-35-3 18th - NAIA 
Volleyball 13-126-3 4th - Reg. V 
W Soccer 10-3-23-3-2 T-4th - Reg. V 
M Soccer 12-3-16-2-1  


This Week's Schedule


Monday, Oct. 30
No events scheduled

Tuesday, Oct. 31
Volleyball @ Graceland University - 5:30/7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 1
Women’s Soccer vs. Baker University  - 2 p.m. (rescheduled from  Oct.21)

Men’s Basketball @ Park University  -  7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 2
No events scheduled

Friday, Nov. 3
No Events Scheduled

Saturday, Nov. 4
Football vs. MidAmerica Nazarene  -   1 p.m.

Cross Country @ NAIA Region V (Baldwin City)  -  11 a.m.

Volleyball HAAC Tournament 1st Round  -   TBA

Men’s Basketball @ UMKC -   7 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 5
JV Football vs. Steak Bowl Game -  2 p.m.

Women’s Basketball @ Doane -  4 p.m.


Weekly Notes

Men’s Soccer . . . The Ravens closed out the regular season with two strong performances, the first on Tuesday against Graceland University and the second against Culver-Stockton Saturday.


Tuesday, the Ravens and the No. 3-ranked Yellowjackets played a 2-2 tie after 110 minutes of play, it was the Ravens second double-overtime game in a row.


All four goals came in the first half as the two teams played a 2-2 halftime score.

After regulation, the two teams were neck-and-neck on shots with Graceland holding the edge at 12-10.


Forward David Seefeldt (Jr., Louisburg) scored both goals for the Ravens, the first during the sixth minute of play off an assist from midfielder Sean Lewis (Fr., Ballwin, Mo.). Seefeldt’s second goal came during the 37th minute of play off an assist from midfielder Peter Clevinger (Fr., Shawnee).


Ravens keeper Brett Johnson (Sr., St. Louis) played 80 minutes of the double overtime game and recorded three saves - one of which came in the second overtime to keep the game tied at 2-all.


Saturday, the Ravens ended their regular season with a convincing win over Culver-Stockton, 3-0.


After playing to a scoreless tie at the half, the Ravens got their attack going during the second period.


Lewis scored two of the Ravens three goals, the first during the 60th minute off an assist from forward Josh Arnold (Fr., Olathe). Lewis’ second goal came during the 76th minute when he converted a pass from forward Matt Carey (Fr., Smithville, Mo.).


The Ravens final goal was scored during the 89th minute of play when Clevinger converted a pass from midfielder Michael Huelsing (Sr., St. Louis) to cap off the Ravens three-goal win.

Women’s Soccer . . . The Lady Ravens faced off with two tough road  opponents, the first on Tuesday in 19th ranked Graceland University and the second on Saturday in Culver-Stockton.


The Lady Ravens managed just one goal against Graceland as they dropped the match 6-1.


Forward Sara Figoni (Jr., Lenexa) scored off an assist from midfielder Tricia Hutchison (Jr., Leawood).


Saturday the Lady Ravens outshot the Lady Wildcats 30-10 but could only manage a draw as the match finished in a 2-2 tie.


Benedictine started the scoring in the 12th minute of the game when forward Anne Schafer (Fr., Topeka) took a pass from defender Kim Minnick (Fr., St. Charles, Mo.) to score the Lady Ravens first goal.


Midfielder Angeline Finazzo (Soph, Kansas City, Mo.) recorded her team-leading 11th assist when she found Figoni during the 21st minute of play.

Football  . . . The Ravens knew that they would have their hands full  against the top 10 ranked Missouri Valley Vikings on Saturday in  Marshall, Mo.


The Vikings took advantage of some costly Ravens turnovers and  walked away with a 24-7 win over BC.


The Ravens gave up three first-half touchdowns but then limited  the Vikings to just a field goal in the second half.


The Ravens put their first points on the scoreboard in the third quarter off a Missouri Valley turnover when quarterback Luke Krusemark (Sr., Atchison) connected on a 34-yard pass to receiver Conor Walsh (Jr., St. Louis).


The point after was good and closed the Vikings lead to just two touchdowns with just over 26 minutes left in the game.

The Ravens defense stepped up in the second half and forced two turnovers.


Linebacker Eddie Lamb’s fumble recovery and return for 25 yards set up the Ravens touchdown. Lamb (Sr., El Dorado Springs, Mo.) also picked off a pass later in the second half to come up with the Ravens second turnover.


Offensively, the Ravens were led in rushing by tailback Mike Steen (Sr., New Orleans). Steen finished with 31 yards on 10 carries.


Krusemark finished with 103 yards passing on six completions. Tight end Jason Brown (Jr., Crockett, Calif.) was the Ravens leading receivers with two catches for 50 yards. Walsh finished with two catches for 45 yards and the Ravens only touchdown of the game.


Defensively, the Ravens were led in tackles by linebacker Adam Kenkel (Jr., Omaha) with 14 tackles while linebacker Dema Preobrazhensky (Jr., Salt Lake City) was close behind him with 12 tackles.

Volleyball . . . The Lady Ravens picked up a big win Tuesday over Baker University at home and then dropped a tough road match Thursday to Avila University.


Against Baker the Lady Ravens dropped the first game 30-28 before winning three straight games 30-25, 30-26 and 30-21 to take the match.


Outside hitter Jessica Seichepine (Fr., Nortonville) led the Lady Ravens attack with 20 kills while outside hitter Courtney Brown (Fr., Duncanville, Texas) added 16 and middle hitter Kaytlynn Pollock (Jr., Olathe) added 14.


Four Lady Ravens recorded double digit digs on the night. Katie Brynac (Sr., St. Louis) and Jenna Schmitz (Sr., Lee’s Summit) finished with 13 while Rachel Akers (Soph., Omaha) and Brown finished with 12.


Thursday, the Lady Ravens traveled to Kansas City, Mo., to take on the Lady Eagles.


Avila earned the five-game win over BC. The Lady Ravens took the first two games 30-23, 30-26 before dropping the last three game 30-16, 30-27, 15-13.

Cross Country . . .  All season long the men’s and women’s cross country teams have gone up against some of the top competition in every meet.

The annual HAAC meet in Lamoni, Iowa a week ago was no different.


Head coach Rex Lane saw the improvement each day through the course of the season and this week, he was rewarded for his efforts as he was named 2006 HAAC Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year.


“Our men’s team has done well all year long,” Coach Lane said. “It was going to be tough for us to knock off (nationally ranked) MidAmerica Nazarene and Lindenwood at the conference meet. “I think that the coaches took that into consideration.”


The Coach of the Year award is voted on by the nine coaches that in the HAAC that compete in cross country.


In 2003, Coach Lane was named the NAIA Region V Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year.