Summaries from events held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013:
Volleyball rebounds for sweep: The Illinois State volleyball team bounced back from its first Missouri Valley Conference loss on Friday to down Drake, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19, on Saturday at Des Moines, Iowa.
The Redbirds (15-5, 8-1) were led by Ashley Rosch, who had 12 kills on .314 hitting. Emily Schneider added nine kills and Stacey Niao eight as ISU hit .259 as a team.
Kaitlyn Early had 38 assists for the Redbirds while Emily Orrick had 30 digs.
Drake (2-19, 0-10) hit .114 with Capris Quaites providing a team-high nine kills. Rebecca Brown added 28 assists while Halli Meyer had 12 digs.
The Bulldogs fell to 7-55 all-time against ISU.
Rutherford runs wild: ISU junior Ryan Rutherford, a University High School graduate, placed 20th in the 52-team Pre-National Invitational cross country meet at Terre Haute, Ind.
Rutherford blitzed the 8,000-meter course in a personal best of 23 minutes, 50 seconds as ISU placed 39th with 897 points. His time broke Matt Mroczynski’s 2008 school record by 18 seconds.
“He just stuck his nose up there with the top guys in the country,” said Coach Jeff Bovee. “He has established himself now as a guy that can run for an individual berth to the NCAA Championships.”
The winners were Colorado (90) and Texas Tech’s Kennedy Kithuka (22:52).
For the women, ISU was 27th (774) among 49 teams. Georgetown won with 117. The top Redbird on the 6K layout was Rachael Brewer in 61st (21:09). Boise State’s Emma Bates won in 20:09.
Women’s soccer falls to top-ranked Wheaton: A pair of second-half goals gave No. 1 nationally ranked Wheaton College a 2-0 victory over Illinois Wesleyan at Wheaton.
Sarah Guidera scored on a header at the 50:53 mark and Leah DeMoss provided an insurance goal at 71:40.
Wheaton outshot the Titans 12-8. IWU fell to 9-2-4 and 2-1-1 in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. Wheaton is 13-0-2 and 4-0.
Men’s soccer falls at Wheaton: A Stephen Golz goal on an assist from his brother Jordan gave the Wheaton College men’s soccer team a 2-1 win over Illinois Wesleyan at Wheaton.
After John Pisani had given IWU the lead six minutes into the contest with an assist from Eric Gilbert, Wheaton scored a first half goal to knot the game at 1-1 at halftime. The Golz brothers teamed up for the winning score midway through the second half. L
Wheaton outshot the Titans 26-17. IWU fell to 8-6-2 overall and 2-2-0 in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. Wheaton improved to 12-3-1, 3-0-1.
Women run 11th, men 18th: The IWU women’s cross country team was 11th (324) and the men 18th (578) in the Brooks Invitational at Winneconne, Wis.
Carmin Beck led the women on the 6K course in 26th (22:32). Ethan Wood paced the men on an 8K course in 95th (26:02). Delavan’s Will Cross was 32nd for Elmhurst (25:20).