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Soccer

Women’s soccer 17-3-1 

The Lady Cavs strong season came to a disappointing close in the Region VI Finals. After a 16-2-1 regular season finish, the team beat Dodge City Community College 9-0, followed up by a 1-0 defensive lockdown against Barton Community College. Their run to nationals was cut short by tough loss to No. 5 Butler Community College, who won 4-0.

Men’s soccer 13-7 

The Cavaliers comeback season was cut short in the Region VI Finals. After starting the season 1-4, the team dominated the latter part of the season reaching a 12-6 regular season record. The team beat Coffeyville in a semifinal that was a scoreless game at the end of regulation. The team won 4-1 in the shootout, but subsequently lost to 0-2 to Barton in the final.

Golf

The Cavaliers finished the NJCAA National Preview with a ninth place finish. Freshman Charlie Rinehart finished with a team best t-17th with a 17 over par. The preview was a prelude to the NJCAA National Championship that will be played at the same course, Spirit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington, Iowa. The national championship will be May 11-16.

Volleyball 28-6

The women’s volleyball team is on their way to nationals. After finishing off the regular season 28-6, the team beat Kansas City Kansas Community College 3-0 before beating Allen Community College 3-0 in the Region VI Finals. This the ninth time in the last 11 years that the Lady Cavs have made it to nationals. The team hopes to repeat its performance in the 2005 D-II national tournament where they won a national championship. The team was runner up in 2007, 2008, and 2010.

Cross Country

The women’s cross country team kept up its tradition of winning the Region VI championship. The team has won the last three seasons, the programs second three peat of the event in its history. They also won the programs 19th conference title, 13th under Coach Mike Bloemker. The team finished the season with a 12th place finish at NJCAA CC championship and eighth at the NJCAA Half Marathon. Freshman Paige Miller topped the team with a 48th place finish in the CC Championship. Sophomore Michaela Ruder had a team best 20th in the half marathon.

The men’s cross country squad finished sixth at the Region VI Championship. Freshman Grant Poje topped the team with a 23rd place finish. The team placed third among the East Jayhawk conference.

Compiled by Mac Moore, sports editor, mmoore82@jccc.edu

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