Posted Online: Oct. 06, 2012, 10:22 pm

Q-C Sports Shorts from Oct. 6

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Prep boys' soccer

United Township 4, Quincy Notre Dame 1: Mamadou Ba had both a goal and assist as the Panthers (17-2-3) warmed up for their backyard battle Tuesday at Moline. The Merideth brothers, Ryan and Drew, both scored goals to help UT build a 3-0 lead. Austin Blair added a late goal for the hosts, who finished with a 15-4 domination in shots on goal. Claudio Barbosa and Cruz Sandoval added assists for UT.

Rockton Hononegah 3, Moline 1: The Maroons' final matchup before Tuesday's Western Big 6 showdown with UT didn't go quite as well, as they fell on the road to Rockton Hononegah. Julio VillaFuerte had the lone goal for Moline, assisted by Bernard Gamamou.

DePue 6, Monmouth-Roseville 0: The Titans ended their regular season on a down note, traveling to DePue for a shut out by the Little Giants. The Titans take a 9-8-2 record into Wednesday's Class 1A regional opener against Alleman.

Prep boys' cross country

Sterling Invitational: Alleman's Ethan Adlfinger (8th) and Geneseo's Jordan Starkey (10th) finished in the Top 10. Pleasant Valley won the meet, and the Spartans' Caleb Drake was the solo champ in 15 minutes and 1 second. United Township was the top Illinois QC finisher, taking ninth, with Tyler Rasso (16th) and Austin Webster (18th) place in the Top 20. Alleman (11th) and Geneseo (16th) also ran in the 24-team meet.

Runnin' Red Invite: Moline had a tough go at Metamora's 21-team meet, taking 14th out of 21 teams with 393 points. Matt Tuttle-Timm led the way for Moline, placing 48th with a time of 16:09.

Prep girls' cross country

Sterling Invitational: Behind Emily Ford's 25th-place clocking, Geneseo was tops among Illinois-area teams with an 11th-place, 304-point performance. Rock Island took 16th with 466 points, two points and one place ahead of Alleman. Pleasant Valley (33 points) won the meet behind individual meadlist McKenzie Yanek (17:34).

Runnin' Red Invite: Moline's Haley Verbeke had a fine day at the Metamora meet, hitting the finish line in 17:17 to take second place only behind Palatine's Tess Wasowicz (17:05). That led the Maroons to a 143-points team total to take fourth out of 19 squads. Teammate Brisa Almanza cracked the top 20, taking 17th with an 18:19 clocking.

Q-C college men's cross country

Fighting Bee Invite: St. Ambrose senior John Darmody won the race with a lifetime best time of 25 minutes and 43 seconds to break the course record, and finished more than 30 seconds ahead of the pack. As a team, the hosts (48) finished second in the nine-team field behind Lincoln (41). SAU's No. 2 runner, Kevin Randle, lost his shoe a half-mile into the race at Davenport's Duck Creek Park. Randle picked up the shoe and spent the next half-mile untieing it and loosening it up. Randle stopped at the mile mark and put it on, laced it up and started running again, amazingly finishing with this third-best career time of 26:37, but the bad luck cost the Bees the 4th annual meet. Dean Knieps added a lifetime best of 26:34 to also finish in the Top 10 for SAU. Moliners Alex Stojanovic (5th) and Luke Padesky (12th) were among those scoring for Lincoln.

Gibson Family Pre-National Meet: Augustana finished second in the 30-team shootout in Terre Haute, Ind. The Vikings, ranked 12th in NCAA Division III before the weekend, were led by Moline's Jonathan Smith, who finished 15th in 25 minutes and 43 seconds. United Township product Keith Sands also took 15th for the Vikings.

Q-C college women's cross country

Fighting Bee Invite: Rock Island product Jessica Bacon raced to a record, and Augustana (31 points) won the 4th annual meet for a second straight season over host St. Ambrose (52). Bacon set the meet mark in 19 minutes and 18 seconds. SAU broke the school record for team time by nearly 40 seconds as Chelsee Lisk was the runner-up to Bacon on the hilly Duck Creek Course. The Bees enjoyed lifetime bests from Tina Eden (19:25), Becca Wilder (19:36), Morgan Meseke (19:41) and Megan Miller (20:12). The current SAU team has four times in the school's top 8 all-time. The Bees finished ahead of the other seven teams including Midwest Collegiate Conference members Mount Mercy, Clarke, Grand View and William Penn.

Gibson Family Pre-National Meet: Augustana's Sarahbeth Jones finished second running as an individual with the rest of her teammates at the St. Ambrose meet. Jones clocked 21 minutes, 45 seconds, to finish eight seconds behind the winner, Hannah Oneda of John Hopkins. Monmouth (387) finished 12th among the 30-team field led by Tori Beaty's 31st-place finish.

Q-C college men's soccer

Augustana 1, North Park 1 (2 OT): Augustana's Grant Halter found the back of the net just over eight minutes into the second half to break a scoreless tie, but North Park re-tied the score on Fred Sund's goal just past the 71-minute mark. That tie held up as the CCIW rivals played to a double-overtime draw. The Vikings (4-5-2) now stand at 1-0-1 in league play.

Q-C college women's soccer

Augustana 1, North Park 0: Jessica Kras scored the game's only goal in the 65th minute to keep the Lady Vikings (9-2, 2-0) perfect in CCIW action. Meredith Chew turned back three shots for her fourth solo shutout of the season.

Q-C college men's golf

Region IV Championships: Black Hawk's Cody Bender shot a 224 to capture medalist honors, and the Braves won the tournament with a three-day total of 916. Bender bested teammate Josh Bousman by two strokes for the individual gold medal at Byron's PrairieView Golf Course. The team win earned BHC a spot in the NJCAA Division II Nationals.

Q-C college women's golf

CCIW Championships: Augustana's Megan Vandersee cracked the top 10 in the league meet at Racine, Wis., finishing with a total round of 270 to take ninth. The Vikings captured third place with a score of 1120, finishing behind champion Illinois Wesleyan (1018) and runner-up Carthage (1098). Teammate Jamie Lawrence just missed the top 10, taking 13th with a score of 277.

Midwest Conference Championships: Moline's Breanna Ford has Monmouth in contention for its first league title since 2002, tied for the lead with defending champ Carroll at 350 strokes heading into today's final round at The Rail. Ford (89) is tied with two others for fifth, four strokes off the solo lead. Inclement weather in Springfield shortened the usual 54-hole championship to a 36-hole sprint. The seven league schools played nine holes Friday and another nine Saturday and will finish the tournament with 18 holes today.

WIAC Championships: Geneseo grad Kelsey Lieving is tied for 16th with a 178 (88-90) heading into today's final round of the 54-hole event. Lieving's team, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (738) trails UW-Whitewater (673) in the seven-team race at Bull's Eye Country Club in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

Q-C college women's tennis

CCIW Championships: Led by individual singles titles from No. 1 player Kim Sawyer and No. 3 player Krista Panko, Augustana tallied 49 points to finish second only to Wheaton (75 points) in the league meet at the Oak Brook Tennis Center. Panko also teamed with Meghan Wethington to finish second at No. 3 doubles, while Sawyer and Aileen MacDonald also took silver at No. 1 doubles.

Q-C college women's volleyball

Harper Invitational: Rockridge's Caitlin McVay had 9 kills and 3 blocks, but Carl Sandburg went 1-2 at the meet, rallying the win only its last match with Elgin.