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Valley gets Family Weekend sweep

Friday, September 21, 2012

Family Weekend at Missouri Valley College was a joyous occasion Saturday not only for football, with a 55-6 victory over Avila, but earlier with a pair of soccer wins.

The 13th-ranked Vikings handed Park (1-4) its third scoreless loss in a row with a 4-0 non-conference decision. Junior Josh Wells came up with four saves for his first shutout of the season.

After being blanked for a half, sophomore Tiago Ferreira came up with a pair of goals for Valley (3-2-1), with two more added by junior Alberto Linan Gomez.

It took 94 minutes, but the Lady Vikings pulled out their contest against Park, 1-0, on freshman Haley Ennis' "golden goal." Junior Erikka Diarte posted her fourth shutout for Valley (5-1), which won its fourth straight.

The Lady Pirates (1-4) got four stops from junior Ellen Ghiardi.

The Valley men and women head to the Sooner State this weekend for a match today at Oklahoma Baptist and a Saturday tilt at Rogers State.


WATERLOO, Iowa -- The young Valley tennis team had four entries reach the finals, one winning, last weekend during the Ashford Invitational at Waterloo, Iowa.

Freshman Pablo Goicochea of Lima, Peru, won all three of his matches at No. 5 singles, including a 6-4, 6-1 decision in the championship match against Ashford sophomore Diego Aviles.

Also getting into singles finals were sophomore Luiz Felipe Moura at No. 1 and freshman Brock Hughes at No. 2, both falling to opponents from Augustana (S.D.). Goicochea and junior Nathan Garrett got into the title match at No. 2 doubles before dropping an 8-4 match to an Ashford pair.

Third-place medals for the Vikings went to freshman Lucas Oliveira Souza at No. 3 and Garrett at No. 4.

The Valley women were led by freshman Mitsuko Hiew, who placed third at No. 1 singles.

The Vikings compete in the ITA Regional Tournament at Wichita, Kan., this weekend to close out the fall schedule.

Men's Golf

LAMONI, Iowa -- The Valley men's golf team took four of the top seven spots to win the team title of the Graceland Invitational, Sept. 13 at Lamoni, Iowa.

Junior Josh Coletti shot an even-par 72 for second place, one stroke behind AIB (Iowa) junior Tyler Tiffany, with freshman Travis Chorley placing third with a one-over 73. Tying for fifth place for the Vikings were freshman Jamison Cass and sophomore Dave Wheatley at 76, rounding out the team score of 296 points.

The Valley men's and women's teams will take part in the Baker Fall Invitational, Tuesday and Wednesday at Mayetta, Kan.

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