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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Northeast Community College volleyball team headed east on Friday and Saturday and came away with three wins at the Lincoln Land Tournament in Springfield, Ill.

The Hawks (18-15, 6-1 ICCAC) defeated No. 12 Moraine Valley Community College, 25-18, 25-23 and 25-14 and Lincoln Land Community College, 25-20, 25-17 and 25-9 on Friday. Northeast downed Waubonsee Community College, 25-20, 25-19 and 25-22, before falling to No. 1 Parkland College 13-25, 13-25 and 22-25.

Caitlin Orton (Mills, Neb.) and Hannah Heppner (Stanton, Neb.) each had seven kills to lead the Hawks against Moraine Valley. MaKayla Davidson (Alliance, Neb.) notched 22 assists and 11 digs, while Josie Sanger (Crofton, Neb.) added 18 digs. In the win over Lincoln Land, Brianna Bauer (O’Neill, Neb.) recorded 19 digs and 12 kills. Davidson added 35 assists and 12 digs, while Sanger tallied 15 digs.

On Saturday against Waubonsee, Bauer had 16 kills and 14 digs. Orton pitched in 10 kills, while Davidson had 36 assists and seven digs. Caitlin Kumm (Osmond, Neb.) and Sanger recorded 16 and 12 digs, respectively. In the final match of the tournament, Orton led the way with eight kills. Davidson added 23 assists and 10 digs, while Sanger had 21 digs.

The Hawks return to ICCAC play at 7 p.m. Wednesday against Iowa Central Community College at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.

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The Northeast Community College volleyball team will be hosting a Dig Pink Night on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. against Iowa Central Community College at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.
Fans are encouraged to wear pink to show support in the fight against cancer. The Hawks volleyball squad will wear special jerseys to commemorate anyone who is currently fighting cancer or has lost their life due to cancer. 

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – The Northeast Community College rodeo team competed in two rodeos in one location on Friday and Saturday at the Mid-Plains Community College rodeo in North Platte, Neb.

Steer wrestler Zane Patrick (Bartlett, Neb.) took first in the steer wrestling with a time of 4.7 seconds. In the first rodeo, the Northeast men finished in sixth-place out of the 10-team event.

In the second rodeo of the weekend, Tim Hughes (Burwell, Neb.) won the second round of the saddle bronc riding with a score of 60 points. The men finished in seventh out of 10 teams.

“The women’s team all had clean barrel runs and improved their time by 12.5 second from the first rodeo to the second rodeo of the weekend,” head coach Fenton Nelsen said. “Seeing this kind of improvement in just one day is very exciting for the women’s team. It proves that hard work and dedication to the sport does pay off.”

The rodeo team will be back in action on Sept. 27 at the Iowa Central Community College rodeo in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

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OTTUMWA, Iowa – The Northeast Community College men’s soccer team had its season come to an end on Saturday, October 19 at the hands of Indian Hills Community College in an ICCAC match in Ottumwa, Iowa.

The Hawks (2-13-1, 0-8-1 ICCAC) netted two goals in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as Indian Hills came out on top, 4-2.

Rocky Guevara (Norfolk, Neb.) gave the Hawks their first goal of the game off an assist from Breno Neves (Brasilia, Brazil) in the 55th-minute. Victor Vechi (Itajai, Brazil) hit a penalty kick in the 88th-minute, but the Hawks’ offense ultimately fell short.

Indian Hills out-shot the Hawks, 39-12. Joe Ramirez (Gig Harbor, Wash.) and Ivan Castillo-Garcia (Broomfield, Colo.) each had nine saves in the net.

“Indian Hills is a quality, well-coached team and they showed it most of the match,” head Chad Miller said. “They have a high-powered offense and our defense did a good job of not allowing good shots. When we had the chance to go forward with the ball, we rushed it a little in the first half of play, but were able to slow it down a bit in the second half, which gave us some chances at the goal. The team really finished the season playing good soccer.”

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OTTUMWA, Iowa – Despite leading 2-1 at halftime, the Northeast Community women’s soccer let its lead slip away on Saturday, falling 4-3 to Indian Hills Community College in ICCAC action in Ottumwa, Iowa.

The Hawks (13-4, 5-3 ICCAC) got on the board first with a goal from Kahrena Thompson (Jamestown, Colo.) in the fifth minute, but Indian Hills quickly answered four minutes later.

Emma Weaver (Lakewood, Colo.) gave Northeast a one-point lead after finding the back of the net off an assist from Kyla Ryan (Seymour, Wis.) in the 21st-minute. Indian Hills quickly tied the game after halftime, and ultimately took a 3-2 lead after 70 minutes of play.

Ryan tied the game for the Hawks in the 81st-minute off an assist by Thompson; however, it was Indian Hills that put the game out of reach a minute later to seal the victory.

Indian Hills out-shot the Hawks, 15-11. Mackenzie Byrnes (Brighton, Colo.) had seven saves in the net.

“This was an exciting game,” head coach Chad Miller said. “It went back-and-forth the whole game. We moved the ball well against a very good Indian Hills team. It was competitive and it came down to who could score last and Indian Hills finished it. We had some opportunities late but, couldn’t get the equalizer.”

The Hawks head into the playoffs as the No. 4 seed and will be hosting an ICCAC playoff match on Saturday with the time and opponent yet to be determined.

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RIVERSIDE, Iowa – The Northeast Community College men’s golf team finished in third place at the Region XI Fall Preview on Monday at the Blue Top Ridge Golf Course in Riverside, Iowa.

The Hawks shot on overall team score of 311, only three strokes shy of second place. Northeast was led by a strong showing by Jordan Hart (Omaha, Neb.) who tied for fourth with a 76. Grant Sell (Gothenburg, Neb.) also tied for fourth place. Matthew Kingston (Springfield, Neb.) tied for 10th-place after carding a 78, while John Lapour (Omaha, Neb.) finished in the top-20, tying for 18th-place with an 81.

Ty Heimes (Battle Creek, Neb.) tied for 30th-place and Dawson Sundsted (Spearfish, S.D.) tied for 33rd-place. Jake Lingenfelter (Plainview, Neb.) rounded out the Hawks’ scoring with a 94 to finish in a two-way tie for 50th-place.

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