Fall sports off and running at Hesston College

by Ryan Miles – Horizon Sports Editor

The fall semester is here and Larks sports teams are in full swing. Women’s soccer finished their two game pre-season stint with one win and a 1-1 tie to Bethel College from Newton.  The team is now 0-2-1 in the regular season so far with an overall record of 1-2-1.

“I think we have the potential to be a great team if we keep up the hard work we have been putting in. I hope to break another school record this season and qualify for playoffs once more,” sophomore Savannah Sizer said.

Sizer, along with sophomore talents like Rachel Short-Miller, Courtney Wengerd, and Dusti Diener, among other reliable sophomore leaders, looks to have a strong second year with the Larks. These four ladies led the team to a six-win year last season that qualified them for play-offs.

Men’s soccer has played four games this season and is currently 0-4. Despite the slow start, “the team has made dramatic improvements from game to game,” sophomore Travis Splechter said.

Splechter also commented on how quick the team has been looking  and how well the ball handling has been. The team looks to keep making improvements as the season progresses to potentially make a push for the play-offs.

Freshmen RaeLee Hightower and Brooke Hershberger go up for a block. Photo by Masayo Satoh
Freshmen RaeLee Hightower and Brooke Hershberger go up for a block. Photo by Masayo Satoh

The volleyball team is off to a quick 5-2 start to the season as they look to take on Kansas City Community College as their next challenge. Raelee Hightower credits their early season success to their ability to communicate on and off the court.

The team may only have four sophomores, she said, but they will continue to get better and grow together as the year progresses.

“A big strength of the team is that we all mesh really well,” Hightower said.




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