ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA – The Waldorf College hockey team bounced back in dominant fashion, powering to a 7-0 victory over Robert Morris University during Saturday's Northern Collegiate Hockey League (NCHL) contest.

Entering the night ranked No. 10 in the latest American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division II Central Region poll, the Warriors (19-11, 9-5) turned in a balanced attack to salvage a series split with the No. 7 Eagles (21-10-1, 8-3). Seniors Jacob Bales, Reed Loucks, juniors Spencer Johnson, Artem Savelyev, Alex Fleming, freshmen Ryan Veillet and Cameron Batchelor scored goals in the shutout.

"It was a true team win with everybody contributing," Waldorf coach Brett Shelanski said. "We had seven different goal scorers and we need to have everybody chipping in like that to reach our potential here in the second half of the season."

Twelve players registered points for the Warriors. Fleming led the way with three points while senior Jeffrey Bartel, sophomore Drew Soderberg, Bales and Savelyev tallied two points apiece.

Men's Basketball

FOREST CITY – The Waldorf College men's basketball team notched its second straight win over a nationally-ranked opponent, knocking off Bellevue University in an 85-81 overtime victory during Saturday's North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) matchup.

Riding a five-game winning streak, the Bruins (17-8, 5-2) entered the night ranked No. 18 in the latest National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II poll. It was another grind-out finish between the two teams, who forged a rivalry as members of the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) four seasons ago.

"It was just another classic Bellevue versus Waldorf game," Waldorf coach Nigel Jenkins said. "We expected it to be tight and sure enough it was. We were able to knock down our free throws in overtime to seal the win."

June Prowell paced the Warriors (14-9, 5-6) with a game-high 26 points. The 6-foot-2 junior point guard from Atlanta shot 64.3 percent, going 9-of-14 from the field.

Prowell grabbed four rebounds, handed out three assists and collected two steals. He played a huge role down the stretch, hitting 3-of-8 (37.5 percent) attempts from 3-point range and knocking down 5-of-7 (71.4 percent) shots at the free-throw line in the win.

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Waldorf College men's basketball team caught fire with red-hot shooting and never cooled off in a 99-92 wire-to-wire win over Mount Mercy University on Thursday.

Turning in 62.3-percent shooting clip, the Warriors (13-9) knocked down 38-of-61 attempts from the floor and went 9-of-19 (47.4 percent) from 3-point range on the night. The Mustangs (18-6) entered the matchup ranked No. 20 in the latest National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II poll and had no answer to slow down Waldorf.

"Once we got it going, it just got contagious," Waldorf coach Nigel Jenkins said. "It was good to see our guys shoot that well and shoot with confidence against a really, really good team."

Erik Brewer netted a game-high 28 points to power the Warriors. The 6-foot-6 senior forward from Las Vegas shot 10-of-16 (62.5 percent) from the floor, 4-of-9 (44.4 percent) behind the arc and converted on 4-of-5 (80 percent) trips to the free-throw line while handing out three assists.

Waldorf senior Tyler Parrish poured in 25 points, hauled in eight rebounds and dished out a game-high five assists. The 6-foot-2 guard from Odin, Ill. went 76.9 percent from the field on 10-of-13 shooting and buried all three of his attempts from downtown.

Women's basketball

CLINTON – Ashford University overcame a slow start to prevail in a 54-45 win over the Waldorf College women's basketball team on Saturday.

The Warriors (1-20) started strong, claiming a 16-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.

"We had a great start during the first quarter of the game," Waldorf coach Katie Schutjer said.

The Saints (7-17) found their rhythm and erased the deficit as they entered halftime with a 29-28 lead.

"We pressed a little on offense in the second quarter and had some bad turnovers and that spilled into the third quarter," Schutjer said.

The Warriors struggled in the third quarter as Ashford held Waldorf to just five points. Capitalizing on second-chance opportunities, the Saints owned a 14-4 advantage on the offensive boards. They owned a 45-33 lead after three quarters.


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