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Late goal lifts Cougars on road

Wednesday, September 15, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 7:19 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Columbia College Cougars beat Benedictine (Kan.) College 1-0 on the road Tuesday.

The victory comes after the Cougars (4-2) dropped 15 spots, to No. 22, in the most recent NAIA soccer poll.

Freshman Justin Robinson had the only score in the game. The goal, scored in the last two minutes of play, was his second of the season.

Junior keeper Nano Recondo earned the shutout in his first start of the season.

The Ravens’ Matthew Siegel received a red card after getting a yellow card earlier in the game. The red card was given in the 76th minute.

“We weren’t making as good a use of the ball as we should have,” Columbia College assistant coach Ryan Swann said.

ALDEN TO RECEIVE AWARD:

The All-American Football Foundation named Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden a recipient of the General Robert R. Neyland Outstanding Athletic Director Award.

The award, given to those who display outstanding leadership and accomplishment in collegiate athletics, will be presented Sept. 22 at the Foundation’s 64th Banquet of Champions at the Chicago Athletic Club.

In July 1998, Alden became the university’s 15th athletic director. Under his watch, MU has twice ranked first in the Big 12 Conference in graduation rates for student-athletes and increased its operating budget from $13.7 million to $40 million.

“I’m certainly very honored to receive this award,” said Alden in a statement released Tuesday. “We’re working very hard at the University to run a first-class athletic program, and I feel this is an affirmation of the direction we’re heading.”

STEPHENS COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL:

Stephens defeated St. Louis Christian College on Tuesday, 30-19, 30-20, 30-24, to move to 3-2 on the season. The Stars have already surpassed last season’s win total.

Freta West led the team with 14 kills and two aces. Alisha Gay added 12 assists, and Moneice Brown finished with three blocks.

“I was pleased with the way we jumped out and got an early lead in the first game,” said coach Dane Pavlovich.

The team plays on the road at Blackburn on Friday and will compete in the Principia Quad Saturday.

HICKMAN SOFTBALL:

Hickman recorded only two hits Tuesday in a 10-0 loss at Helias, dropping the Kewpies to 1-9 on the season.

Helias pitcher Lauren Delaney had a no-hitter through four innings before she was pulled in the fifth. Hickman’s Lindsey Rock and Jennifer Bieberly each went 1-3 in the loss.

“Helias is a very solid team,” Hickman coach Courtney Haskell said. “Delaney is a great pitcher and we just couldn’t put the bat on the ball.”


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