In the 125 weight class, Matt Malavsky loses 1-14 to Northern Illinois University’s Bryce West during a mid-season meet.

This weekend was busy for Cougar Athletics, with wrestling ending their season and tennis making some stand out performances. Here’s a quick wrap up of what you missed this weekend: 


Women’s basketball takes a series of losses 

Women’s basketball took a 79-62 loss last Thursday against Austin Peay. During this game sophomore guard Mikala Hall scored a personal best of 18 points. Junior guard/forward Allie Troeckler added 17 points to the team’s score.

Last Saturday, the Cougars played against Murray State losing 70-61. In this game, freshman forward Mikayla Kinnard scored a season-best of 24 points for the team. Sophomore guard Mikia Keith contributed 9 points and Troeckler 8 points to the team’s score.

Women’s basketball plays their next game at 4:30 p.m. next Saturday, Feb. 29, against Eastern Illinois.


Men’s basketball came close to comeback

Men’s basketball had a 78-60 loss against Austin Peay last Thursday.

On Saturday, the Cougars just fell short of a win against Murray State with a score of 59-58. Entering halftime the score was at 36-19 in favor of Murray State, which resulted in the Cougars gaining lead in the second half until the last minute and a half of the game.

The Cougars will take on Eastern Illinois for their next game at 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 29.


Baseball took their first loss of the season 

Baseball took their first loss of the season last Friday against Stephen F. Austin with a score of 1-2. Three of the team’s pitchers allowed just one hit during this game.

The Cougars followed this up with one win and one loss last Saturday. The first of these was a win in the morning against UT Arlington with a final score of 2-1. The second game ended in a loss against Stephen F. Austin with a final score of 13-1.

The followup game on Sunday morning against UT Arlington ended in a 3-2 loss for the Cougars.

Baseball’s next game will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Friday Feb. 28 against Central Arkansas.


Men’s golf finished out this season in a 16th place tie

Men’s Golf finished last Saturday tied in 16th place with Murray State with a score of 303. The game consisted of 19 teams total. Sophomore Brooks Jungbluth is the only Cougar as of Saturday in the top 30 in a tie for 26th-place with a score of 73.


Women’s tennis surpasses their wins from their past two seasons

Women’s tennis fell short of a win last Saturday against Green Bay with a score of 3-4. The Cougars started off with a win in doubles play where No. 3 sophomore Maria Thibault and sophomore Vanessa Reinicke defeated Kaori Terunuma and Theresa Tebon with a score of 6-3. The team followed by losing their next two doubles and their first two singles.

On Sunday, the Cougars exceeded their previous record of 7-2 with a 6-1 win against Valparaiso. This is their seventh win this season, which surpasses their number of wins in their previous two seasons.

The Cougar’s next game will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday March 4 in St. Louis against the Billikens.


Softball takes their first loss of the season, brings home two wins

Softball took home two wins last Saturday against Miami University at Ohio, winning 6-4, and against Chattanooga, winning 5-2. Senior infielder Zoe Schafer batted her third homerun for the season as well as sophomore utility player Kloe Hilbrenner batting three hits during the game.

On Sunday, the Cougars took their first loss of the season against UNLV with a score of 9-4, and rebounded that loss with a 5-4 win against St. Francis. This leaves the Cougars with an overall tournament record of 7-1.

Softball’s next game will be taking place at 3:00 p.m. on Friday Feb. 29 against Lipscomb.


Wrestling sees final loss

Wrestling had a loss last Sunday against Northwestern University with a score of 38-9. Junior Kevin Gschwendtner at 174 lbs.. and sophomore Colton McKiernan at 285 lbs. were able to pull out wins for the Cougars during this duel. This finishes the Cougar’s regular season with a duel record score of 3-13. 

Wrestling is now preparing for the Mid-American Championships taking place all day on Saturday and Sunday March 7-8 in DeKalb, Illinois.


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