Monday, September 16, 2019

Cross Country: Jones, McIntyre help Stars at Michigan State

The University of Illinois Springfield men’s cross country team finished with 191 points and placed seventh in the 23-team Michigan State Spartan Invitational meet.

Blake Jones led UIS with a time of 25:25.8, finishing in 13th place. Athens native Wyatt McIntyre finished 52nd with a time of 26:11.5 on the 8,000 meter course.

The UIS women’s team, also at Michigan State, finished 11th out of 26 teams with a score of 312.

Taryn Christy led the Prairie Stars with an 11th-place finish, running a time of 21:53.9 on the 6,000 meter course. Her time was second among the NCAA Division II runners.

This story appeared in The State Journal-Register on September 13, 2019.

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Women's Volleyball: Stars sweep matches in Indy

The Prairie Stars closed out the two-day tournament hosted by the University of Indianapolis with straight set wins over Davenport and Minnesota State-Moorhead to give the University of Illinois Springfield a 3-1 record overall, tied for best record in the tournament.

The Prairie Stars turned up the defense late, forcing Davenport to a hitting percentage under .100.

Hannah Nicolaisen led UIS with 15 kills. Becca Blakeley had 34 assists for the Stars.

In the second match the Stars won 25-19, 25-21, 25-14 over MSU Moorhead.

This story appeared in The State Journal-Register on September 14, 2019.

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Women's Soccer: UIS shuts out Lewis in GLVC opener

Maggie Juhlin converted the game’s only goal on a penalty kick to give University of Illinois Springfield the 1-0 victory over Lewis University on Sunday.

Bailey Cross got the shutout in goal for UIS (2-1-0), with two saves in the Great Lakes Valley Conference opener.

This story appeared in The State Journal-Register on September 15, 2019.

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