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Extra points

Cougars swept in doubleheader
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 3:49 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

Columbia College (36-13) ended its regular season by losing both legs of a doubleheader to NCAA Div. II Central Missouri State in Warrensburg.

Striking out eight batters in the first game, Columbia College pitcher Heather Robey (17-6) gave up one unearned run over six innings in the Cougars’ 1-0 loss. The Jennies scored the game’s run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh. Freshman third baseman Miriam Wegmann got the Cougars’ lone hit of the game.

To complete the sweep, SEMO got three runs in the fifth inning off Cougars pitcher Katie McMahon to win 3-1 in the second game. Two of the runs were unearned. McMahon (15-6) pitched five innings and gave up six hits and one walk.

HICKMAN GIRLS’ SOCCER: After jumping out to a two-goal lead in the first half, the Kewpies had to settle for a 2-2 tie with Ursuline in their second game of the Francis Howell North/St. Dominic’s tournament in St. Charles.

The Kewpies (8-3-4) took the lead on the strength of scores from Kendall Foss and Michelle Lowrey. Lowrey’s goal came after Kelsey McClure’s shot was deflected by the Ursuline goalie but fell right to Lowrey.

On Monday, the Kewpies lost 1-0 to Francis Howell North in the opening game of the tournament. The decisive goal came on a deflected corner kick that caromed off the far post and into the goal.

HICKMAN BOYS’ GOLF: The Kewpies defeated Mexico 160-176 in a dual meet at L.A. Nickell Golf Course.

Kewpies senior Kyle Kovar’s 36 was the lowest score by a Kewpie. Sophomore Grant Sjurson shot a 38, followed by senior Eric Wildhaber and sophomore Ben Cooper’s 43. Sophomore Chad Goodison shot a 46.

MU MEN’S GOLF: The Tigers finished the Big 12 Conference tournament in 9th place, shooting 58-over-par. In Tuesday’s third and final round in Tulsa, Okla., the Tigers shot 14-over. Conference champion Oklahoma shot 18-over for the tournament and 4-over-par on Tuesday.

Chris Mabry was the Tigers’ low scorer for the tournament, shooting 14-over-par for the tournament, finishing in a tie for 27th place. Peter Malnati and Ben Scott both shot 16-over-par, good for 34th place.

MU BASEBALL: Missouri’s game in the Best of the Midwest tournament in Kansas City against Creighton was canceled Tuesday because of poor weather. The cancellation was the Tigers’ third of the season. Missouri’s next game is scheduled for noon today against Southeast Missouri.

HICKMAN BOYS’ TENNIS: Leading 4-2 through singles competition, Hickman’s dual meet with Jefferson City was postponed because of rain. Hickman’s four wins came from Dan Fine, who beat Will Scheperle 6-4, 4-6, 10-7 in split sets; Eemaun Latifi, who defeated Jesse Crowe 3-6, 7-5, 10-7; Justin Guevara, who defeated Justin Scheperle 6-1, 7-6; and Rob Tillman, who defeated Brian Twenter 6-3, 6-1.

Hickman’s next match will be in Belleville, Ill., this weekend.

MU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Arkansas will play Missouri in basketball next season after all. A Razorbacks’ official said Tuesday the schools were able to find a date that worked for both teams.

Arkansas and Missouri have played the past two seasons, with the Razorbacks winning both times. It had appeared the series would stop because of scheduling problems, but the teams finally agreed to play at Missouri on Nov. 30. The Razorbacks and Tigers will play at Arkansas the following season.

Mike Anderson, who Missouri recently hired as coach to replace Quin Snyder, was an assistant at Arkansas under Nolan Richardson.

MU WOMEN’S TENNIS: Five Tigers were named to the Big 12’s All-Academic first team on Tuesday. To qualify for the first team, a player must have a grade point average above 3.2.

Seniors Hana Kraftova and Kelly Crull, juniors Erika Josbena and Yelena Olshanskaya and sophomore Lubica Nadasska earned spots on the team.


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