Posted Online: Sept. 08, 2012, 12:17 am

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Staff report

QC college womens' soccer

Augustana 1, Puget Sound 0: The Vikings' Taylor Moesle put the ball in the back of the net on a rebounded shot, and that was all Augustana needed to take the game on the road in Spokane, Wash. The 19th ranked Vikings (3-0) were able to hold on to the win as keeper Meredith Chew stopped five shots.

QC college men's golf

Duane Chanay Invitational: The Black Hawk Gold (291) team finished second in the team score behind the meet champion Illinois Central College (288). Augustana finished fourth in the team score (304), and the Vikings' Alex Walter finished third with a score of 71. Black Hawk's Matt Schlueter fired a 71 for the Braves' low round.

QC college men's cross country

Darmody paces SAU: Behind a runner-up finish from senior NAIA All-American John Darmody, the St. Ambrose men kicked off the 2012 season with a runner-up finish at the Midwest Invite at Aspen Ridge Golf Course in Bourbonnais.

Darmody led the gang on a rainy and sloppy day with a solid time of 26:40, keeping up with the lead pack until the final mile when Trinity Christian's Andy Reidsma broke away for a win in 25:45. Darmody looked sharp in his first K in nearly two years after red-shirting last season.

The Bees finished behind hosting Olivet Nazarene 49-69, but beat St. Xavier, which was receiving votes in the first NAIA national poll of the year. In all, there were 11 teams in the field.

SAU came just a few seconds from having lifetime best races from their sophomores, as Dean Knieps and Tanner Arntzen finished 3-4 for the Bees with times of 27:21 and 27:37, respectively. Both of those times are just two seconds away from their personal bests.

QC college women's cross country

SAU strong 5th at Midwest Invite: Six personal bests propelled the St. Ambrose Queen Bees to a school record team time and a fifth-place finish at the Midwest Invite. Running in the rain in Bourbonnais at Aspen Ridge G.C., Chelsee Lisk, Tina Eden and Becca Wilder all ran under 20 minutes to pace the Bees. For Eden and Wilder, it is the first time they have joined the "sub-20″ club, racing 5K in under 20 minutes. Freshman Kate Groenhagen finished in 20:05 and Katie Beckett ran a personal best of 20:11 to round out the Bees top five.

Eden finished in 19:29 which is the fifth-fastest time in school history, while Wilder's 19:47 ranks her 12th in SAU history. The team time of 99:01 is the fastest in Coach Dan Zeimet's 10 years at the helm of SAU.

Newcomers Morgan Meseke (20:14) and Emilie Minteer (20:31) rounded out the varsity 7 and Megan Miller led the best of the rest with a time of 20:44.

Olivet Nazarene, ranked No. 3 in the initial NAIA poll, won the meet, while Taylor University, Saint Xavier and Trinity Christian, finished ahead of the Bees in the 12-team meet.