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Volleyball loses to Emporia

October 29, 2009 Comments

Alison Norris

The Griffon volleyball team gave a valiant effort, Friday, Oct. 23, but was overpowered by the seventh ranked team in the nation, the Emporia State Hornets, by a score of 25-19 in three straight sets. This was a very unusual occurrence. Head coach Cory Frederick said he had never seen a game like this before. […]

Griffs beat #14 Mules

October 22, 2009 Comments

Ladi Akitunde

It has been seven years of bad luck for the Central Missouri football team as the Griffons knocked off the 14th ranked Mules for the seventh year in a row by a score of 36-21. The end score doesn’t represent the way Missouri Western dominated on homecoming weekend. The offense had a great day at […]

Soccer ties with UNO

October 22, 2009 Comments

Michael Carpenter

Missouri Western’s game against the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks on Thursday ended in a 1-1 tie in double overtime. Western dominated the first period with good possessions and movement and Nebraska-Omaha did the same during the second period. Neither team balked at the challenge of taking the game to its full 110 minutes. Head coach Jeff Hansen […]

Volleyball improves level of play against Truman

October 22, 2009 Comments

Michael Carpenter

The Missouri Western Griffons volleyball team lost to the Truman State Bulldogs, 3-1 (16-25, 26-24, 25-18, and 25-15) last Saturday. Missouri Western played well: managing to take one game from the nationally ranked Bulldogs. The achilles heel of the Griffons has been that they play a great initial game, losing by a very slim margin, […]

Griffs bounce back to beat Truman State

October 15, 2009 Comments

Ladi Akitunde

After losing their first game of the season just a week earlier, Missouri Western bounced back with stellar defense to stomp the Truman State Bulldogs 38-14 last Saturday. The Griffons showed that they can respond to adversity after dropping their first loss to Northwest and coming back with a vengeance. “After the last game it […]