OVERTIME VICTORY FOR FIGHTING SCOTS
By Monmouth College Sports Information
Monmouth made the most of their second chance and posted a 16-13 come-from-behind overtime win over Carroll, knocking the Pioneers out of a share of first place in the Midwest Conference.
Trailing 13-0 with 9:59 remaining in the game, the Scots staged the second fourth quarter rally in two weeks, this time forcing overtime. Michael Davis hauled in a Brik Wedekind pass for a 27-yard gain to the Carroll one yard line. Trey Yocum capped off the 69-yard drive with a one-yard TD plunge to trim it to 13-7 with 6:40 left. Monmouth got the ball back near midfield with 48 seconds remaining with no timeouts left as Wedekind hit four different receivers, ending with a five yard toss to Davis to tie the game at 13 with 14 seconds to go. After the extra point kick was missed, the Scots kicked long and held Carroll to force the extra period.
The Scots’ defense bent, but did not break in the extra session and gave the Scots a chance when Carroll’s 23-yard field goal sailed left. Monmouth kept the ball on the ground on their possession, moving to the Carroll five. Matt Batton then atoned for the missed extra point, hitting the winning 22-yard field goal in overtime. The Pioneers dominated the Time of Possession, holding the ball for more than 40 minutes and outgaining the Scots 345-266. Rod Ojong led Monmouth’s defense with 15 tackles. Peyton Lumzy added 12.
By Monmouth Sports Information
MONMOUTH, Ill. – Paced by two school records, the Monmouth College women’s and men’s cross country teams placed second and fourth, respectively, at the Midwest Conference Championships held Saturday at Gibson Woods Golf Course.
Monmouth’s women tied the school record with five all-conference runners as senior Mary Kate Beyer picked up her fourth all-league honor. Beyer also set the Monmouth record for a conference championship time with a 21:53.05 over the 6K course to place second.
Three sophomores and a freshman also achieved all-conference status. Sophomore Rachel Bowden earned her second all-league honor in as many years, running a 23:13.00 to place fifth and classmate Aron Jackson took 12th with a 23:36.79. Freshman Alyssa Edwards was just 10 seconds back in 14th position after running a 23:46.61. Tori Beaty – another sophomore – was Monmouth’s final all-conference runner in 18th place after touring the course in 23:54.22.
On the men’s side, senior Geoff Bird and junior Jon Welty each earned all-conference status for the second time in as many years. Bird’s second-place time of 25:27.86 was a Fighting Scots’ record for the 8K Midwest Conference Championships. He was just three seconds behind the winner, Alexander Reich of Grinnell. Welty clocked a 26:29.05 to place 18th.
Univ. of Chicago 3, Monmouth College 2
Monmouth College 3, North Park University 1
Monmouth College 3, Anderson College 2
Illinois Wesleyan 3, Monmouth College 0