MOUNT VERNON - Cornell knew that any chance for success against unbeaten Lake Forest (Ill.) would begin and end with stopping the Foresters' star tailback, Joey Valdivia.
The Rams never got started.
Valdivia ran for 126 yards, four touch ... »
Iowa Conference softball teams were 2-1 on the opening day of NCAA Division III regional play Friday. Each region has four teams and is a double-elimination format.
LUTHER 8, ST. SCHOLASTICA 0 (5)
DECORAH — IIAC champion and third-ranked Luther made quick work of its first regional foe Friday, topping St. Scholastica 8-0 in five innings.
Samantha Bratland and Amanda Witzlib combined for the shutout, giving up just three hits and three walks.
Natalie Stockman led the offensive attack with a triple and three RBIs. Sara Nelson, Anna Strien and Bailey Hocker each had two hits for the Norse.
Luther (40-3) faces Chicago (26-12) at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Maroons upset No. 25 St. Catherine, 1-0.
COE 2, WASHINGTON-ST. LOUIS 1
PELLA — No. 25 Coe advanced by topping Washington-St. Louis, 2-1.
The Kohawks scored runs in the fith and sixth innings. Paige Wieland bunted in Madi Miller in the fifth, and Haley Jones had a scarfice fly to plate Allie O’Brien in the sixth.
Alyssa Olson pitched a five-hitter for Coe, striking out six.
Coe (30-9) advances to take on No. 23 St. Thomas at 11 a.m. Friday. The Tommies beat No. 9 Central, 10-2