Sarah Pollmann is Conference Champion!
Second-year women's cross country runner Sarah Pollmann won the 2013 KIAC Women's Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 9. She finished the 5K race in 20:11, qualifying for the NAIA Championships on Nov. 23 in Lawrence, Kan. She is the second individual cross country runner in STLCOP history to win the conference meet. At nationals, she ran a 5K PR of 19:43 and finished 167th of 319 runners.
Menckowski Scores 1,000 Points
In the first game of his last season of eligibility, fifth-year guard Shawn Menckowski joined STLCOP's "1,000 Point Club" on Friday, Nov. 1, at the STLCOP men's basketball "Tip-Off Classic" in the Pillbox. He became the 11th STLCOP player to join the "club" and the first one to do so since 2009.
Upcoming Athletic Events
Monday, Dec. 2
7:00pm - Women's Home Basketball Game vs. Lincoln Christian University
Tuesday, Dec. 3
7:00pm - Men's Basketball Game at Concordia Seminary
Head coach Ashley Eldridge leads the Eutectic women’s basketball team, beginning team practices in October. The schedule averages two to three games per week with the majority of travel on weekends and time off for holidays. The season runs through the KIAC Tournament at the end of February.
Lady Euts Defeat Principia; Cannot Reclaim the Apothecary Cup
|The STLCOP and ACPHS women's basketball teams
pose with the Apothecary Cup.
Photo credit: ACPHS
The Eutectic women’s basketball team claimed its first win of the season over Principia College on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Elsah, Ill. It was the first time the Eutectics have defeated the Principia Panthers since 2007.
The Euts came out strong, shooting 52 percent and claiming a 37-31 lead in the first half. During the second half, the Euts quickly increased their lead to 14-points, but the Panthers then made a push to close the gap. The aggressive style of the Panthers led to fouls, however, and the Eutectics were able to sink nine free throws in the second half, which helped the Eutectics fend off the Panthers and earn the 70-65 win.
Second-year guards Emi Santhuff and Emily Nickels each had 18 points in the game, with Nickels going 4-for-4 from three-point land. First-year guard Amy Wong had 12 points and four steals for the Euts, while second-year guard Paige Forshee and second-year forward Jaime Everett crashed the boards for eight rebounds apiece.
On Saturday, Nov. 23, the Lady Eutectics hosted Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for the first women’s battle for the Apothecary Cup. The Apothecary Cup tradition began in 2011 when the STLCOP men’s basketball team claimed the Cup with a victory over ACPHS in the Pillbox. In 2012, the Eutectic men travelled to Albany with the Cup, but returned empty-handed after a triple-overtime loss. The 2013-14 home for the Apothecary Cup was to be decided by the women’s teams on Saturday. The Panther 52-42 win over the Eutectics in the Pillbox determined the Cup would remain in New York until next fall, when the Lady Euts will travel to New York and get a chance at reclaiming it.
Santhuff led the Euts on Saturday with 19 points, and third-year Courtney Darrah pulled down six rebounds.
Next up, the Lady Euts will travel to Greenville College (Ill.) on Tuesday, Nov. 26, for a 6 p.m. game before taking some time off for the Thanksgiving holiday.