On the first play of the second half, running back Alvin Kamara lit the fuse for a Hutchinson Community College third-quarter explosion on Saturday that helped put Iowa Central away at Gowans Stadium.
Playing a game in the Kansas-Iowa Scheduling Alliance for the first time, the No. 5-ranked Blue Dragons needed that big third quarter as Hutchinson defeated Iowa Central 42-14 at Gowans Stadium.
Hutchinson (4-0) out-gained Iowa Central 242 yards to 4 in a 21-0 third quarter that broke open a 14-point game at halftime. Over the first 5 minutes, 14 seconds of the third quarter, the Dragons racked up 203 yards and three touchdowns.
Kamara started the rampage with a 71-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage of the third period. After a three-and-out, Kamara patiently worked his way down the sideline for a 52-yard touchdown run. HCC forced another Triton punt and two plays after that, Kylen Binn connected with Anthony Autry for a 64-yard touchdown.
With 9:46 to play in the third, the Dragon lead ballooned to 42-7. Kamara had three third-quarter carries for 123 yards and two scores.
Kamara became the first Blue Dragon to score four rushing touchdowns in a game since Angelo Pease against Highland in 2010. Kamara rushed for a game- and season-high 180 yards on just 15 carries to lead a 250-yard Blue Dragon rushing attack. He had two short TD runs in the first half.
The Blue Dragons rolled up 473 total yards, getting 223 yard combined yards through the air with quarterbacks Kinn and Dalton Demos.
Binn was 11 of 19 passing for 149 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Demos was 6 of 17 for 74 yards. Bryce Harvey led the receivers with six catches, but for only 28 yards.
Defensively, with the exceptions of one drive in each half, the Blue Dragons devoured the Tritons.
Iowa Central had 145 total yards (71 rushing, 74 passing). The Tritons had 121 of those yards on their two scoring drives. ICCC’s first seven possessions of the second half netted a minus 11 yards before rolling up 80 on its final drive of the game that ended with a 50-yard TD run by quarterback Corey Bertini.
The Dragon defense, led by Kyle Wilson’s eight tackles, tied a season high 14 tackles for loss. The Dragons sacked three Iowa Central quarterbacks five times.
Special teams set up Hutchinson’s first score when the Blue Dragons blocked a punt and was recovered by Wilson at the Triton 2. Kamara covered the rest of the distance on a pitch to the left side for HCC’s first touchdown and a 7-0 lead with 12:42 remaining in the opening quarter.
Two possessions later, the Blue Dragons went on one of their longest drives of the season, taking over at the HCC 15. The Dragons went 85 yards in 15 plays, converting one fourth down on the drive, and took a 14-0 lead on Kamara’s 1-yard touchdown plunge with 54 seconds remaining in the opening quarter.
Iowa Central got on the board with 3:32 remaining in the second quarter with a 12-play, 41 yard drive that needed three fourth-quarter conversions to maintain possession. With fourth-and-goal at the 1, Kendall Jackson hit Trenton Bledsoe with a TD pass to cut the HCC lead to 14-7.
The Dragons were able to utilize their two-minute offense and took advantage of a 19-yard DeQuan Bowman punt return to set HCC up at the ICCC 33. With 28 seconds remaining in the half, Binn threaded a pass to Bowman for a 33-yard touchdown pass and a 21-7 lead.
After three home games in the first four weeks of the season, the Blue Dragons will be on the road for the next two weekends, starting next Saturday afternoon against Dodge City with a 1 p.m. kickoff at Memorial Stadium.
GAME NOTES – HCC out-gained Iowa Central 317-69 in the second half. … HCC is 2-0 vs. Iowa Central all time and 6-2 against Iowa-based teams in program history. … The Blue Dragons now have four blocked kicks this season – two extra points, one field goal and one punt. … HCC held Iowa Central 2 of 18 on third-down conversions, but the Tritons were 3 of 3 on fourth down. … The Blue Dragons forced 12 Iowa Central punts.
(HCC Sports Information)
The Hutchinson Community College volleyball team did something Saturday that no opener Iowa Western opponent did at the Blue Dragon Volleyball Classic.
That was winning a set from the No. 1-ranked Reivers.
Hutchinson pushed Iowa Western hard on Saturday in the early match at the Sports Arena. The Blue Dragons fell to the top-ranked team in the NJCAA 25-15, 19-25, 25-16, 25-22. The Dragons closed out the Classic with a sweep of Frank Phillips College, winning 25-19, 25-16, 25-16.
The 10-6 Blue Dragons have won 6 of their last 7 matches heading into a battle for first place in the Jayhawk West on Wednesday at Pratt. HCC finished the 2014 Blue Dragon Classic 3-1.
IOWA WESTERN RECAP
After being dominated in the first set, the Blue Dragons did a little dominating of their own to claim the second set. The Dragons ended the second set on a 7-1 run, getting two blocks, a service ace, two Aubrey Wilson kills and kills by Lexi Turner and Nicole Kinser to win the set 25-19.
This was only the fifth set loss by Iowa Western this season.
Iowa Western rolled in the third set, but the Dragons led 20-19 in the fourth and had the set tied at 22-all before the Reivers scored the final three points of the match.
Kinser led the Blue Dragons with .391 hitting on 11 kills and just two attack errors. Sophomore Lauren Darby had seven kills, while freshmen Jai Chapman and Wilson had five kills each.
Freshman Petra Silic had five total blocks (two solo stuffs). Freshman liberio McKenzie Steele had 10 digs. Freshman setter Tarynn Stueder had 15 assists and Wilson added 14 assists. Chapman had four service aces.
FRANK PHILLIPS RECAP
Kinser hit a weekend-best .722 attack percentage with 14 kills and one error on 18 swings. She also had three total blocks.
Chapman had eight kills and two service aces. Freshman Bailey Nickel had six on .277 hitting.
Wilson led the offense with 20 assists. Stueder had 18 assists. Steele had 18 digs. Freshman Skye Chapman had a season-high four blocks.
MATCH NOTES – The loss to Iowa Western ended an eight-match Blue Dragon Classic winning streak. … The Blue Dragons are now 2-3 against nationally ranked teams this season. … In three years of the Blue Dragon Classic under head coach Patrick Hall, the Blue Dragons are a combined 10-2. …. The sweep of Frank Phillips College was HCC’s third of the season. … Nicole Kinser tallied 53 kills in four matches this weekend.
(HCC Sports Information)
IOLA – In 13 all-time meetings with the Hutchinson Community College women’s soccer team, the Allen Red Devils have never scored a goal against the Blue Dragons.
On Saturday, though, the Red Devils earned their first-ever standings point from Hutchinson in series history, fighting the No. 20 Blue Dragons to a scoreless draw at Allen Community College.
The Blue Dragons are 4-1-1 overall and 3-0-1 (10 points) in the Jayhawk Conference. Allen, now 5-0-1 overall are 2-0-1 (seven points) in league play.
The goalkeepers, Hutchinson’s Jennifer Currie and Allen’s Jessica Pancoast, both were asked to make key saves in the draw. Both keepers had to make eight saves, which for Currie was a season high.
The first 60 minutes of the match yielded very few offensive chances with each team getting only one shot on goal in the opening half.
The final 50 minutes started to see more holes in the defense, Currie had to make two saves on Allen breakaways in the second half.
Over the final 20 minutes and overtime, the Dragons controlled the possession and created scoring chances but Pancoast kept Hutchinson out of the goal.
Hutchinson out-shot Allen 23-15 and had seven corner kicks to Allen’s four. The Dragons were whistled for a season-high 25 fouls. Allen was caught for 21 fouls.
This was only the second time that Hutchinson has ever gone through regulation in a scoreless draw. The last time was the 2011 Region VI championship game when HCC defeated Butler in double overtime.
The Blue Dragons are now 11-1-1 all-time vs. Allen. The Red Devils were awarded a forfeit victory in 2011 when HCC used an ineligible player. In 13 games vs. Allen, the Dragons have outscored the Red Devils 76-0.
This was Hutchinson’s second overtime game this season, moving to 0-1-1 with Saturday’s tie. HCC is 4-4-3 in team history in overtime games.
The Blue Dragons now face a key Jayhawk Conference battle on Wednesday at the Salthawk Sports Complex when Johnson County comes to Hutchinson for a 4 p.m. match.
(HCC Sports Information)
For the third-consecutive match, the Hutchinson Community College volleyball team dropped the first set.
For the third-consecutive match, the Blue Dragons walked off the court after each of those opening-set setbacks as a winning team.
The Blue Dragons had to rally twice on Friday on the opening day of the Blue Dragon Volleyball Classic at the Sports Arena, but earned a five-set victory over Marshalltown Community College earlier on Friday and closed out the night a 3-1 triumph over Jefferson College.
HCC dropped the first set and trailed Marshalltown 2-1. The Dragons trailed 6-3 in the fifth set before rallying to defeat the Tigers 18-25, 25-20, 17-25, 25-17, 15-10. Against Jefferson, the resilient Blue Dragons won 15-25, 28-26, 25-19, 25-16.
Hutchinson is now 9-5 overall, winning a season-high five matches in a row. HCC will close out the Blue Dragon Classic on Saturday against No. 1 Iowa Western at 11 a.m. and Frank Phillips College at 3 p.m. at the Sports Arena. Both matches will be streamed live by the Blue Dragon Sports Network.
For the first four sets, the Blue Dragon block was nearly non-existent with only four team blocks through the first four sets. That all changed in the fifth. The Blue Dragons had seven of their 11 team blocks in the fifth set; five coming after HCC fell behind 6-3.
Freshman Petra Silic had five of her seven blocks in the final set. Freshman Lexi Turner had three blocks and sophomore Lauren Darby added two total blocks as HCC had one solo stuff and 12 block assists.
Trailing 8-7, Silic and Turner combined on back-to-back double blocks to five HCC the lead for good and start a match-clinching 8-2 run.
Sophomore Nicole Kinser led Hutchinson offensively with 12 kills and hit .269. Silic and freshman Aubrey Wilson had 10 kills each. Silic hit .610 and Wilson hit .350 in the match.
HCC had three players with 10 or more digs led by freshman libero McKenzie Steele’s 20 digs. Freshman Jai Chapman had 12 digs and sophomore Rachel Griffitt had 12 digs.
Freshman setter Tarynn Stueder had 22 assists and eight digs. Wilson added 14 assists and had nine digs. Steele had four of Hutch’s eight service aces.
Marshaltown had 53 kills to Hutchinson’s 44 – the Blue Dragons had 15 attack errors in the match. HCC out-blocked the Tigers 11-6.
Kayla Prosser had 17 kills and Mady Van Metre had 11 to lead Marshalltown, which went 1-1 on Friday.
The Blue Dragons racked up a season-high 17 blocks (6 solo, 22 block assists) against Jefferson College, 16 coming after a first set dominated by the Vikings. Silic tied for the second-most blocks in a match with 12, tying Kim Rausch (2001) and Ludmilla Ameral (2007).
Jefferson looked to be taking charge in the second set after a Hayley Richardson kill gave the Viking a 17-15 lead. HCC responded with a five-point run, taking the lead for good on a Turner kill. The lead grew to 21-18 and 24-10 on Kinser kills. But Jefferson rallied to tie the set at 24-all. Tied at 26, Darby showed quick reaction on a pinball play at the net where her first attack was blocked back, but Darby fired right back with a cross-court tip to the short corner for a 27-26 lead. HCC closed out the set on a double block by Silic and Stueder to tie the match at 1.
Tied at 19-all in the third, HCC took control of the match with a 6-0 run to end the set, getting two kills, a Wilson ace and three blocks to close the set out. HCC had 11 kills and eight team blocks in the third set. Hutchinson then roared out to a 9-3 lead and the closest the Vikings got was four points at 9-5. HCC tallied 15 kills on just two attack errors in the fourth set.
HCC racked up 50 kills led by 16 kills and three blocks from Kinser. Darby had 11 kills and two blocks. Wilson had nine kills, three blocks and an ace. Silic had seven kills.
Stueder had 21 assists and two aces. Wilson added 16 assists. Steele had 20 digs. Freshman Maddi Cumpston had 11 digs.
Richardson had 15 kills to lead Jefferson, but was shut out in the fourth set.
DAY 1 NOTES – The Blue Dragons are now 4-3 in matches where they dropped the first set. The same scenario played out on Wednesday when HCC defeated Seward County in four sets. … Hutchinson has now won eight consecutive Blue Dragon Classic matches dating back to 2012. … HCC is now 3-1 in five-set matches this season. … Against Marshalltown, HCC had four service errors in the first two sets and none over the final three sets.
(HCC Sports Information)
All matches of the 2014 Blue Dragon Volleyball Classic will be streamed by the Blue Dragon Sports Network.
Saturday's two Hutchinson Community College matches - HCC vs. No. 1 Iowa Western at 11 a.m. and vs. Frank Philips College at 3 p.m. - will be video only.
The streams for all matches will start 5 minutes before the scheduled start time. Keep in mind that matches later in the day may be delayed because of the length of previous matches.
Keep checking back throughout today for updated results and to find videostreams of all matches.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 SCHEDULE
VIDEO LINK - West Court: Jefferson College def. New Mexico Military 25-17, 23-25, 25-19, 18-25, 25-15
VIDEO LINK - East Court: Missouri State-West Plains def. Frank Phillips 25-18, 25-16, 25-16
VIDEO LINK - West Court: Iowa Western def. Hutchinson 25-15, 19-25, 25-16, 25-22
VIDEO LINK - East Court: Marshalltown def. Seminole State 18-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-22
VIDEO LINK - West Court: Missouri State-West Plains def. New Mexico Military 25-16, 25-16, 25-14
VIDEO LINK - East Court: Jefferson College def. Marshalltown 25-22, 25-11, 25-20
VIDEO LINK - West Court: Hutchinson def. Frank Phillips 25-19, 25-16, 25-16
VIDEO LINK - East Court: Iowa Western def. Seminole State 25-11, 25-12, 25-13
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 RESULTS
VIDEO LINK - West Court: Hutchinson def. Marshalltown 18-25, 25-20, 17-25, 25-17, 15-10
VIDEO LINK - East Court: New Mexico Military def. Seminole State 25-15, 25-19, 25-17
VIDEO LINK - West Court: Iowa Western def. Missouri State-West Plains 25-16, 27-25, 25-17
VIDEO LINK - East Court: Jefferson College def. Frank Phillips College 25-9, 25-15, 25-21
VIDEO LINK - West Court: Missouri State-West Plains def. Seminole State 25-19, 25-15, 25-12
VIDEO LINK - East Court: Marshalltown def. Frank Phillips 28-26, 25-21, 19-25, 25-20
VIDEO LINK - West Court: Hutchinson def. Jefferson College 15-25, 28-26, 25-19, 25-16
VIDEO LINK - East Court: Iowa Western def. New Mexico Military 25-15, 25-15, 25-22
vs. Jefferson College - HCC Classic
vs. Iowa Western - HCC Classic
vs. Iowa Central
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vs. Frank Phillips - HCC Classic
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