COLBY – The Hutchinson Community College volleyball team had its school-record 29-match Jayhawk West winning streak snapped on Monday night after dropping a four-set battle to Colby at the Colby Community Building.
After winning the first set, the Blue Dragons had problems offensively and was unable to push runs of points in the final 2 1/2 sets, falling 25-19, 22-25, 21-25, 22-25.
Hutchinson drops to 17-4 overall and 8-1 in the Jayhawk West. The Blue Dragons lose a conference match for the first time since 2013 at Cloud County. Colby snaps a six-match losing streak to Hutchinson.
Sole possession of first place in the conference will be on the line Wednesday night in Liberal when the Blue Dragons meet Seward County at 6:30 p.m. at the Green House.
With illness still running through the team, the Blue Dragons had problems putting together sustained offensive runs. A 6-1 second-set run gave Hutchinson a 14-13 lead. After that, the most the Blue Dragons were able to run offensively was three points, only once, for the remainder of the match.
Colby (9-12, 5-4) was tough on HCC defensively with numerous scrambling digs and touches off blocks with 10 team blocks by the Trojans. A strong Colby serve also stressed the Blue Dragon serve receive.
Sophomore Jai Chapman led the Blue Dragons with his eighth double-double of the season with 14 kills and 15 digs. Chapman had a .250 hitting percentage.
Sophomore Aubrey Wilson had her seventh double-double of the season with 16 assists and 12 digs. Offensively, Wilson had eight kills on 22 swings and a team-high .363 attack percentage.
Sophomore Petra Silic had nine kills on 26 swings and hit .038. Marija Martinovic had six kills on 26 attacks.
Sophomore setter Tarynn Stueder was the third Blue Dragon to post a double-double, notching her eighth of the season with 30 assists and 10 digs.
Sophomore libero McKenzie Steele had 17 digs. Sophomore defensive specialist Maddi Cumpston had 15 digs.
Leading 10-6 in the opening set, Hutchinson saw Colby go on a 6-1 run to take a 12-11 lead. A Johanna Voss kill on an overpass gave the Dragons a 17-16 lead, but Colby tied the set at 18-all. A pair of Katarina Nicic kills capped off a 4-0 HCC run for a 22-18 Dragon lead. HCC closed the set on a 7-1 run to win the opening set 25-18.
A 6-1 run that was capped by a double-block by Voss and Chapman gave Hutchinson a 14-13 lead in the second set. But HCC was its own worst error and led Colby back into the match as 16 of Colby’s 25 points were off Blue Dragon errors, including eight attack errors and four service errors. The Dragons had a 19-18 lead after a Colby attack error. Colby then scored four straight – three points off HCC errors – to take the lead for good at 22-19. A Silic kill and Maddi Cumpston service ace fought off two set points, but Colby prevailed 25-22 to knot the match at 1-1.
The Dragons led 5-3 in the third set, but Colby reeled off a 7-4 lead to lead 10-9. From that point there were eight ties. At 17-17, the Trojans scored four-straight points to lead 20-17. A Silic kill got HCC within 22-20, but Colby scored 3 of the final 4 points of the set to take a 2-1 match lead.
Hutchinson led 6-4 in the fourth set, but Colby countered with an 8-2 run to lead 12-8. The Trojan lead grew to 20-13. HCC was able to chip away trading two points for one over the next several rotations. At 23-19, the Blue Dragons scored three-straight points on a Voss kill and back-to-back double blocks to pull within 23-22. But Colby squelched the final HCC surge with consecutive blocks to win the match.
(HCC Sports Information)
The series record for combined points scored was shattered, but that was little consolation to the Hutchinson Community College football team on Saturday night at Gowans Stadium.
No. 2-ranked Coffeyville rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit to defeat the Blue Dragons 52-46 in a Jayhawk Conference showdown.
The Blue Dragons fall to 3-3 overall and 1-3 in the Jayhawk Conference. Coffeyville, by virtue of No. 1 Copiah-Lincoln losing on Thursday, will likely move to No. 1 in the NJCAA. The Red Ravens are 6-0 and 3-0 in the league.
The 98 combined points broke the series record for combined points. The old record was 82 set in 1996. The 98 combined points are the fifth most in Blue Dragon football history.
Coffeyville quarterback Riley Ferguson hurt Hutchinson by accounting for 465 total yards and six touchdowns. Ferguson completed 34 of 55 passes for 430 yards and five touchdowns, four going to Cedrick Wilson, who had nine catches for 136 yards. Ferguson also rushed for a team-high 35 yards and a touchdown.
The high-powered Red Ravens, the No. 5 scoring team in the NJCAA, rolled up 481 total yards, but were out-gained by the Blue Dragons, who had 503 total yards.
Tyren Jones had his second-straight 100-yard rushing game, going for a game-high 131 yards on 16 carries. His long was a 56-yard scamper to the Coffeyville 4. Treyvon Paulk had 53 yards on 14 carries.
Sophomore Kylen Binn came off the bench to complete 17 of 28 passes for 239 yards and four touchdown passes.
Three of those TD passes when to Gary Cross, who had season highs of seven receptions, 142 yards and the three scores. Logan Mays had seven catches for 52 yards and a touchdown. DeQuan Bowman had three catches for 53 yards.
The Blue Dragons had 26 first downs, 209 rushing yards and 294 passing yards, but had three turnovers to Coffeyville’s one.
The Dragons led 14-7 after one quarter. After recovering a Coffeyville fumble on the first play from scrimmage, Tre Griffin caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Dimonic McKinzy for a 7-0 HCC lead just 1 minute, 32 seconds into the contest.
After Coffeyville tied the game at 7-7, the Dragons took advantage of a Bowman 50-yard punt return to the Red Raven 22. Paulk gave Hutch a 14-7 lead on a 10-yard touchdown run with 1:56 to play in the opening quarter.
HCC went up 20-7 when Mays caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Binn 22 seconds into the second quarter, but the extra-point try was blocked and HCC led 20-7 with 14:38 remaining in the half.
With the Blue Dragons driving for more points, the game turned on a Kareem Brown interception that was returned to the HCC 15. Two plays later, Wilson caught his second TD pass of the game from Ferguson from 14 yards out and the Dragon lead was down to 20-14 with 11:29 to go in the half.
Coffeyville’s big-play ability stung the Dragons late in the first half when Wilson caught a 65-yard touchdown pass from Ferguson with 1:49 remaining in the first half. Coffeyville led 21-20 at intermission.
The Red Ravens scored 14 points in the first 3 minutes of the third quarter to build a 35-20 lead with 11:50 to go in the period.
The Dragons immediately responded with a three-play 60-yard drive capped by a Cross 29-yard touchdown reception from Binn. The extra-point try failed and HCC trailed 35-26.
Hutch pulled within 35-33 on a Binn-to-Cross 26-yard touchdown pass with 7:01 remaining, but Coffeyville struck back to make it a two-possession game when Wilson caught his fourth touchdown pass of the game from 10-yard out to give the Ravens a 42-33 lead with 4:51 to go.
Coffeyville led 49-33, but the Dragons kept fighting back. Binn scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak with 11:25 to go to pull within 49-39.
The Red Ravens looked to finally put the Dragons away when Michael Pursley kicked a 22-yard field goal with 1:44 to go for a 52-39 lead. HCC quickly struck once more when Binn found Cross with a 66-yard catch-and-run with 1:27 to play and Hutch pulled within 42-46.
Coffeyville finally closed out the game when it returned HCC’s onside kick attempts all the way to the Dragon 22.
Hutchinson will be on the road the next two weeks, next Saturday at Garden City and in two weeks at Highland before returning home to face Iowa Western on Oct. 24.
GAME NOTES – HCC saw its seven-game win streak over Coffeyville snapped. … Coffeyville leads the all-time series with HCC 55-25-4. … HCC drops a third home game in a season for the first time since 2007. … HCC was called for 15 penalties for 149 yards. Coffeyville was flagged 14 times for 129 yards. .. The Dragons had a season-high 28 minutes, 27 seconds of time of possession.
(HCC Sports Information)
EL DORADO – The Hutchinson Community College women’s volleyball team won its 29th-straight Jayhawk West match on Friday night with a sweep of the Butler Grizzlies at the Power Plant in El Dorado.
The match won’t go down as the most esthetic during the winning streak that dates back to 2013. But HCC’s 25-21, 25-21, 25-17 victory keeps the Blue Dragons in sole possession of first place entering a key week of matches.
The Blue Dragons improve to 17-3 overall and 8-0 in the Jayhawk West. Hutchinson travels to Colby on Monday and then to second-place Seward County, which has won 11 of its last 12 matches, on Wednesday in Liberal.
Battling illness – starting libero McKenzie Steele and sophomore MacKenzie Campbell didn’t play on Friday – the Blue Dragons had to overcome 25 attack errors, eight net violations and seven service errors in the three-set match.
The Blue Dragons outhit Butler 40-16, but the Grizzlies out-blocked the Blue Dragons 10-2.
Hutchinson trailed in all three sets, including a 12-7 deficit in the second set.
Sophomore Jai Chapman led the Blue Dragons with 12 kills on .143 hitting. Sophomore Petra Silic had 10 kills on .286 hitting to pace Hutchinson offensively.
Sophomore Aubrey Wilson had six kills, while freshman Johanna Voss and freshman Marija Martinovic had five each.
Sophomore setter Tarynn Stueder had 23 assists. Wilson added 14. Chapman had a double-double with 12 digs. Sophomore libero Morgan Little had nine digs and two of HCC’s four service aces.
Butler’s first five points of the match were from Blue Dragon hitting or service errors. The Grizzlies led 5-3 before HCC went on a 9-2 run that was capped by a Little ace for a 12-7 lead. Butler then reeled off five in a row to tie the set at 12-all. A Katarina Nicic kill stopped the run and sparked 8-1 HCC run to take control of the set. Chapman had six kills and Silic added four kills. The Grizzlies had only two kills in the set, but HCC won 25-21.
Three stuff blocks powered Butler to a 12-7 second-set lead. A Silic kill pulled the Blue Dragons within 13-12, but the Dragons couldn’t overtake Butler. With the Grizzlies leading 19-17, the Dragons finally pushed past Butler with a Grizzly net violation a Maddi Cumpston ace and back-to-back Butler errors to take a 21-19 lead. Chapman drilled a cross-court kill on set point for a 2-0 match lead. The Dragons had a match-high 10 attack errors in the second set.
Butler scored the first two points of the third set, but HCC scored 9 of the next 10. Back-to-back Voss kills on Butler overpasses gave the Blue Dragons a 10-3 lead. The Grizzlies wouldn’t go away again, eventually pulling within 18-15 after a net violation wiped out a Blue Dragon kill. Butler’s 10th stuff block of the match pulled the Grizzlies with 21-18, but HCC closed out the match with a 4-0 run.
MATCH NOTES – The Blue Dragons are now three victories shy of 1,000 in program history. …HCC head coach Patrick Hall now has 99 wins as Hutchinson.
(HCC Sports Information)
ARKANSAS CITY – After surrendering a halftime lead, sophomore Renee Gillespie knocked home a rebound in front of the net in the 74th minute to lead Hutchinson a 2-1 Jayhawk Conference victory over Cowley on Friday afternoon.
The Blue Dragons won their fourth-consecutive game and are now 7-3 overall and 5-1 in the Jayhawk Conference. Cowley falls to 2-6 overall and 2-4 in conference play. Hutchinson faces another key battle at home when Barton comes to the Salthawk Sports Complex for a 4 p.m. match on Wednesday.
With Hutchinson leading early in the second half, a strange sequence of plays led to a tied score.
Almost 8 minutes into the second half, Cowley goalkeeper Sandra Urrutia was issued a red card and ejected from the game when she directly interfered with a Hutchinson player. The Dragons cranked up the offensive pressure and fired four shots at back-up keeper Maddie Pegorsch, who kept the ball out of the net.
Five minutes after the ejection, Hutchinson was whistled for a foul. Cowley’s Camila Carvalho drilled the direct free kick past HCC goalkeeper Jennifer Currie in the 58th minute to knot the score at 1-all.
The Blue Dragons took a 2-1 lead when sophomore Aleise Williams fired a shot that was saved by Pegorsch, but the rebounds went right to Gillespie, who scored her sixth goal of the season her fourth career game-winning goal.
After the Blue Dragon took the lead, Cowley had one strong scoring chance when a header by Robert Martire went wide of the goal.
The Blue Dragons scored the game’s first goal in the 14th minute when freshman Jordan Downing scored her 10th goal of the season. Sophomore Karrie McNutt was credited with the assist.
The Blue Dragons outshot Cowley 24-6. HCC had a 19-2 advantage in shots in the second half.
Currie made one save in winning her fifth game of the season and 19th of her career. Urrutia made four saves for Cowley. Pegorsch had five saves.
GAME NOTES – The Blue Dragons are now 10-0 all-time against Cowley, 8-0 in Jayhawk Conference games. … The Blue Dragons had nine corner kicks to Cowley’s one. … The one goal margin of victory ties the 2012 game as the closest in series history. That was also a 2-1 game. … The Blue Dragons are 6-0 when leading at halftime.
(HCC Sports Information)
The Hutchinson Community College football team looks to knock off the No. 2 team in the NJCAA on Saturday night when the Coffeyville Red Ravens come to Gowans Stadium for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
The Blue Dragons are smarting after falling to 3-2 overall and only 1-2 in the Jayhawk Conference after last week’s 27-14 upset by Dodge City. The Conquistadors won at Gowans Stadium for the first time since 2006.
Coffeyville (5-0, 2-0) is on the road for the second-straight week. Last week, the Red Ravens went to Iowa Central and won 49-7 as quarterback Riley Ferguson threw for five touchdown passes.
The Blue Dragons will be looking for their eighth-consecutive victory over Coffeyville. Victory No. 7 was incredible as Alvin Kamara stamped his name on the All-America team with two late fourth-quarter touchdowns, the game winner coming with 7 seconds remaining in HCC’s come-from-behind 43-35 victory last season at Coffeyville. The Red Ravens led 35-28 with 3:44 to play in the fourth quarter.
Saturday will be the third time since 1999 that Coffeyville will come into Gowans Stadium ranked No. 6 in the NJCAA poll or higher. Hutchinson won both of those games, winning 21-17 in 1999 (Coffeyville was No. 6) and 41-0 in 2010 (Coffeyville was No. 3).
Hutchinson’s No. 11-ranked passing defense will be put to the best on Saturday with Ferguson and the Red Raven offense. Coffeyville is No. 5 in the NJCAA in scoring offense (54.6 points per game), No. 8 in total offense (513.2 ypg) and No. 5 in passing offense (347.4 ypg). Ferguson is the No. 4 passer in the nation.
Game 6: Hutchinson (3-2, 1-2) vs. No. 2 Coffeyville (5-2, 2-0)
When: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Time: 7 p.m.
At: Hutchinson, KS
Stadium: Gowans Stadium
Series Record: HCC trails 25-54-4
Last Meeting: Hutchinson, 42-35 last season
Radio: KHUT-FM (102.9), 6:30 p.m.
Promotions: Reno County Emergency Services Night; Midwest Superstore $10,000 Halftime Challenge
Hutchinson: Rion Rhoades is in his ninth season with the Blue Dragons. He has a 66-30 record at HCC and 73-35 in his 10th season as a head coach.
Coffeyville: Aaron Flores is in his fourth season with the Red Ravens. Flores has posted a 24-12 record with Coffeyville.
Series History vs. Coffeyville
Saturday will be the 84th meeting between Hutchinson and Coffeyville. The Red Ravens have a decisive 54-25-4 overall series advantage, but the Blue Dragons have won a series-best seven in a row and 8 of the last 9 meetings.
Hutchinson is 16-21-2 against Coffeyville in games played in the Salt City. HCC is 89-33 at Coffeyville. The teams are 0-0-2 on neutral fields.
A 42-17 win in 2011 at Coffeyville snapped a seven-game losing streak at Coffeyville and was HCC’s first-ever win at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium. The Dragons also won the final game they ever played at Coffeyville’s old home, Ise Athletic Park, defeating the Red Ravens 48-3 in 1999.
Noting The Blue Dragons
+ The Blue Dragons rank No. 4 in the Jayhawk Conference in scoring offense at 37.8 points per game. HCC is the No. 1 rushing team in the league at 238.8 yards per game. HCC averages a league-best 5.9 yards per carry. The Dragons are fifth in passing at 226.8 yards per game and No. 2 in total offense at 465.6 yards per game
+ Defensively, the Dragons are No. 2 in the KJCCC in scoring defense at 18.6 points per game allowed. HCC is No. 2 in rushing defense (100.4 ypg), No. 1 in passing defense (144.2 ypg) and No. 1 in total defense (244.6 ypg).
+ Transfer Dimonic McKinzy is 39 of 65 passing for 493 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions. McKinzy is also averaging 5.6 yards per carry running the ball. Kylen Binn has completed 62.2 percent of his passes for 641 yards (46 of 74). He’s thrown for four touchdowns and two interceptions.
+ The Dragons have primarily used three running backs, but have a deep stable that has accounted for 17 rushing touchdowns. Tyren Jones comes off his first 100-yard rushing game for HCC to take the team lead with 350 yards and a 6.7 yard-per-carry average with two touchdowns. Treyvon Paulk has 314 yards and five touchdowns. Tre Griffin has 212 yards and four TDs.
+ Sophomore DeQuan Bowman has a team-high 31 receptions (second in the KJCCC) for 431 yards and two touchdowns. Logan Mays has made 19 catches for 222 yards and a score.
+ Through five games, HCC has 15 players with 10 or more tackles, led by linebacker Kyle Wilson with 52 tackles, including six tackles for loss. Linebackers own the top three spots in the tackle charts. Leslie Maruo has 37 tackles and Josh Amanfo has 35. Defensive back Jarrod Sanders has 33 tackles.
+ The Blue Dragons have forced seven takeaways (5 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries). Hunter Delgado returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown against the Sterling JV.
+ In HCC’s three wins this season, the Blue Dragons are plus-2 in turnover ratio. HCC is a minus-7 in its two losses.
+ The Blue Dragons have 15 quarterback sacks through five games. Linebacker Joe Henderson leads with 4.5 sacks.
+ Sophomore kicker Kassidy Lemons is 22 of 24 on extra points and 1 of 2 on field goals, hitting a 30-yarder against Fort Scott.
+ Punter Nathan Burditt is averaging 35.3 yards per punt with a long of 50 yards and four punts have been placed inside the 20 yard line.
+ The Red Ravens are explosive offensively, leading the Jayhawk Conference and are No. 5 in the NJCAA at 54.6 points per game. The Ravens are No. 1 in the league in passing offense at 347.7 yards per game, No. 5 in rushing at 165.8 yards per game and No. 1 in total offense at 513.2 yards per game.
+ Defensively, Coffeyville allows 28.6 points per game, but only 17 points per game in the last three contests. The Red Ravens allow 352.0 yards per game, 187.2 passing yards per game and 94 rushing yards per game.
+ Quarterback Riley Ferguson, a Tennessee transfer, is a three-time Jayhawk Conference Offensive Player of the Week. The No. 4 passer in the nation is averaging 337.2 yards per game, completing 67.1 percent of his passes. He has 20 touchdown passes to four interceptions and has been sacked seven times.
+ Receiver Cedrick Wilson leads the KJCCC with 33 receptions and 592 yards with nine touchdowns. Alfonso Onunwor has 29 catches for 405 yards and three scores. Juwann Winfree has 20 receptions for 391 yards and four touchdowns.
+ The Ravens aren’t shabby running the ball offensively, either. Coffeyville is led by LaDarrius Johnson, who has 259 yards and averages 10.0 yards per carry with four touchdowns. Malik Veal has 228 yards and two scores with a 6.5 yard-per-carry average.
+ Linebacker Eldridge Thompson has a team-high 49 total tackles with a fumble recovery and interception. Defensive lineman Tyler Johnson has 41 tackles and five tackles for loss.
+ The Ravens have used two placekickers, Michael Pursley is 20 of 20 on extra points and 1 of 1 on field goals. Devin Anctil is 14 of 17 on extra points and 0-2 on field goals.
+ Anctil is the Coffeyville punter. He is averaging 37.6 yards per punt.
+ Terry Wright is averaging 33.7 yards per kickoff return. Cedrick Wilson is averaging 10.9 yards per punt return.
(HCC Sports Information)
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