In their last regular season game, the HC volleyball team headed to Crete to take on conference rival Doane. The Broncos and Tigers went to a five set game with HC taking away set five 15-13. While the team was on a high after the win, there was also some sad news as junior Jessica Osterhaus went down with a knee injury, taking her out of the game. [Read more...]
The Hastings College volleyball team lost in the GPAC Tournament Quarterfinals on Saturday night in four sets. The Broncos’ opponent for the match was rival Doane College, who also defeated the Broncos in last years’ GPAC Tournament Championship. [Read more...]
Text and Video Story by Sara Fishman
The Hastings College women’s soccer team, the number 2 seed, took on the number 7 seeded Doane Tigers in the quarterfinals of the GPAC Conference Tournament at Lloyd Wilson Field on Thurs. Nov. 7.
Hastings defender Madison Boettcher kept a strong hold and base to the defensive line as both teams started the game. Both Hastings and Doane started off strong and would not let down for the first 15 minutes.
There where numerous battles during the game, but Kelsey Nealon was the first to capitalize on an opportunity, assisted by her teammate Kelly Poland. She scored 15 minutes into the first half, leaving the half at 1-0.
The Broncos kicked off for the second half, and just like they left the first half, the girls came back fighting. After 30 minutes, Maddy Paskevic finally got the goal she was looking for.
Assisted by Amanda Olson, Maddy took a shoot, and the ball went right through the Doane goalkeeper’s gloves, putting the score at 2-0.
Two minutes after Hastings’ second goal, a Doane player was injured while play was in Bronco goal box, stopping the game. Doane took advantage of the stall in action, intercepting the ball after Brittany Toth’s kick into midfield, with Courtney Richards putting one into the goal for the Tigers making the score 2-1.
Eight minutes later, Maddie Michalek scored the final goal of the game, as the Broncos knocked out Doane from the GPAC tournament by a final score of 3-1.
The Hastings women’s soccer team will continue in the conference tournament as they face Concordia on Tues., Nov. 12 at 6:00 at Lloyd Wilson Field.
Photos by Gage Axford
Story by Austin Penfield
Hastings’ homecoming was hindered by a loss as the Doane Tigers rolled the Broncos 62-7. Two offside penalties were committed by Hastings before they ran their first play, setting the tone for what would turn out to be a very long afternoon. [Read more...]
HC Media’s Allen Hamil sits down with Hastings College Volleyball Coach Matt Buttermore to talk about last Saturday’s rivalry game against Doane as well as upcoming matches against Nebraska Wesleyan and Dordt.
Story by Allen Hamil
Last season’s five set loss to rival Doane in the GPAC Championship Game lingered in the back of nearly everyone’s mind as the two teams met at Lynn Farrell Arena on Saturday. This matchup didn’t disappoint as each of the sets went down to the wire with the largest margin of victory just three points. [Read more...]
By Dan Miller
When HC women’s volleyball beat then-ranked No. 11 Doane at home earlier this month, all eyes were on them. The Broncos almost immediately jumped into the top ten and are now ranked at No. 7 after a consistent winning streak, most recently against GPAC rival Northwestern College at home last Saturday.
“We have some experienced players and some good athletes and we are making good decisions on the court,” said Matt Buttermore, HC head volleyball coach. “There were some early tests and if we passed those tests I thought we would be a good team; and so we passed most of them and the girls have a lot of confidence now, so we will continue to be a good team.”
There’s no doubt that leadership has helped to turn the team into the powerhouse it has recently become. Three captains lead the Broncos: senior Hayley Beardsley, junior Shayna Schacher and senior Kendra Schwein. Seniors Carissa Kinne and Kirsten Nickel also help set goals for the team and lead by example on the court.
Leading players really stepped up at the beginning of the month, as demonstrated when Kendra Schwein was named NAIA volleyball player of the week on Sept. 11. Schwein was selected based on her performance in the first week of September in which she posted 65 kills, 29 digs and a .247 attack percentage in the four matches the Broncos played.
“I’m not surprised,” Buttermore said. “She has a lot of physical ability. She is an aggressive player and a tough competitor and she wants to win everything she does. She scores a lot of points and it’s a testament to her hard work and her dedication that she was honored in that way.”
The Broncos’ next challenge is their five upcoming games against GPAC competition. This includes top 25 teams in No. 21 Midland on Oct. 3 and No. 14 Doane on Oct. 9.
“It’s a tough conference, so it makes it fun. We have to prepare for every match in regards to who we are playing,” Buttermore said. “That makes it exciting and I enjoy the challenge. It makes it worthwhile to have good teams to play.”
The Broncos travel to Sioux City, IA to take on Briar Cliff University this Saturday. Their next home game is against Morningside College Oct. 6 at 4:30 p.m.
By Nikki Sherril/HC Media
A new face is leading the Bronco volleyball team this year, coming to Hastings College with plenty of experience.
“I’ve been fortunate to learn from some great people,” said head coach Matt Buttermore. “I had a good experience at Concordia where I also became familiar with the GPAC. At Bellevue as an assistant, I learned how to run a top 25 college volleyball program.”
When the word tennis is uttered, images of Wimbledon and people like Andre Agassi and Roger Federer cross the mind. And with that, don’t forget that the HC tennis teams are doing well. [Read more...]