Athletics News

  • Red Devils Sweep Away Iowa Wesleyan
    September 19, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College senior Anna Crank (Washburn, Ill./Midland H.S./Clarke) put down a match-high 12 kills, senior Meagan Hanney (Sherman, Ill./Williamsville H.S.) logged seven kills without an error on eight attempts and the Red Devils put up a season-high attack percentage of .349 in a 25-11, 25-12, 25-9 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference romp over Iowa Wesleyan, Tuesday night at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
  • Mount Mary Defeats Red Devils, 7-0
    September 19, 2017
    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Mount Mary’s Allison Klotz tallied the match-winning goal in the sixth minute, one of her four goals scored Tuesday afternoon, to lift the host Blue Angels to a 7-0 non-conference victory over the Eureka College women’s soccer team.
  • Preview: Red Devils Ready For Bright Lights Wednesday
    September 19, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- With its season opener and an ensuing 11-day break from match competition nearing completion, the Eureka College men’s soccer team will take its home pitch for the first time in 2017 on Wednesday when the Red Devils host in-state foe Monmouth at 7 p.m. The contest against the Fighting Scots is scheduled for McKinzie Field, EC’s first men’s soccer competition under the lights on the new FieldTurf.
  • Preview: Red Devils Return Home Tuesday
    September 18, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Following a seven-match stretch away from home that included three mid-week bus rides and trips to St. Louis in consecutive weekends, the Eureka College volleyball team will return to Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena Tuesday for a 7 p.m. matchup with St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival Iowa Wesleyan. The Red Devils will follow their match with the Tigers with a 7 p.m. non-conference trip to NAIA Lincoln Christian on Thursday in Lincoln, Ill.
  • Preview: Non-Conference Finale Set For Tuesday
    September 18, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College women’s soccer team will play its fifth and final non-conference match of the 2017 season on Tuesday when the Red Devils head north for a 3 p.m. contest at NCAA Division III independent Mount Mary in Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Eureka Stumbles Sunday at St. Mary-of-the-Woods
    September 17, 2017
    ST. MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind. -- The Eureka College women's soccer team took its second out-of-state road trip of the 2017 season on Sunday, dropping a 14-0 non-conference decision at USCAA St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
  • Reasnover, Red Devils Run Over Minnesota Morris, 48-20
    September 16, 2017
    MORRIS, Minn. – Eureka College junior running back LeAnthony Reasnover (Momence, Ill./Momence H.S.) ran for 203 yards and three touchdowns, leading an EC ground attack that churned up 365 rushing yards and lifting the Red Devils to a 48-20 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference victory at Minnesota Morris, Saturday afternoon at Big Cat Stadium in Morris, Minn.
  • Eureka Earns Historic Win Saturday in St. Louis
    September 16, 2017
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Eureka College volleyball team rallied from two sets down to secure a 21-25, 17-25, 25-17, 25-12, 15-9 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over Spalding, Saturday afternoon on the campus of Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Mo. The decision marked EC’s first in 17 tries over Spalding. The Red Devils dropped Saturday’s opener to host Fontbonne, 28-26, 25-27, 25-14, 25-23.
  • Eureka College Announces 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame Class
    September 15, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Five former student-athletes and the 1976-77 men’s basketball team have been selected for induction into the Eureka College Athletics Hall of Fame, according to an announcement from Director of Athletics Steve Thompson. Alex Hess, Katie Huizinga Ritchie, Mike Minehan, Wes Schmidgall and K.T. Zapushek Johnson will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of EC’s homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 8 a.m. at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center.
  • Preview: Eureka Gears Up For Minnesota Morris
    September 15, 2017
    MORRIS, Minn. -- The Eureka College football team will travel to Minnesota in consecutive weekends for just the fourth time in program history when the Red Devils return to The North Star State for an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference game Saturday at Minnesota Morris. Kickoff on the artificial surface at Big Cat Stadium in Morris, Minn. is scheduled for noon.
  • Eureka Drops First Match at McKinzie Field to Lincoln Christian, 9-1
    September 14, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Eureka College senior Jamie Hedges (Lompoc, Calif./Cabrillo H.S.) tallied the Red Devils' first-ever goal at McKinzie Field on an assist from junior Mecayela Monroe (Litchfield, Ill./Litchfield H.S.) in the 38th minute, but visiting Lincoln Christian earned a 9-1 non-conference victory over EC, Thursday night.
  • Monmouth Rallies Past Red Devils in Five
    September 12, 2017
    MONMOUTH, Ill. – The Eureka College volleyball team won the first two games of Tuesday’s non-conference match at Monmouth, but the host Fighting Scots withstood a huge EC rally in game three and overcame an early deficit of their own in the decisive fifth game to beat the Red Devils, 25-27, 20-25, 26-24, 25-22, 15-11 at Glennie Gymnasium in Monmouth, Ill.
  • Preview: Red Devils Ready to Make History Thursday
    September 12, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College women’s soccer team will make history Thursday night when the Red Devils play the first soccer match in the history of McKinzie Field in a 7 p.m. non-conference start against Lincoln Christian. A 10-week renovation throughout the summer saw the installation of FieldTurf and a state-of-the-art lighting system at EC’s longtime football stadium, which will now serve campus as a dual-purpose facility.
  • Tanner Kuhne Collects UMAC Special Teams Award
    September 11, 2017
    ST. PAUL, Minn. – Eureka College sophomore kicker Tanner Kuhne (Princeton, Ill./Princeton H.S.) has been voted Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, according to a Monday afternoon announcement from the league office. Kuhne made a pair of field goals Saturday at Northwestern (Minn.).
  • Preview: Challenging Road Trip Continues Tuesday
    September 11, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Following a busy week that included five matches over six days in four different cities, the Eureka College volleyball team will continue a difficult early-season stretch this week. The Red Devils will visit long-time in-state nemesis Monmouth on Tuesday at 7 p.m., followed by back-to-back St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matches this Saturday in St. Louis against host Fontbonne (11 a.m.) and Spalding (1 p.m.).
  • Red Devils Take Down Blackburn For First 2017 Win
    September 09, 2017
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Behind an 11-kill, 20-dig double-double from Anna Crank (Washburn, Ill./Midland H.S./Clarke) and a 12-assist, 10-dig double-double from Heather Robinson (Peoria, Ill./Limestone H.S.), the Eureka College volleyball team collected its first victory of the 2017 season in a 25-19, 25-22, 25-17 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference sweep of Blackburn, Saturday afternoon in St. Louis, Mo. Eureka dropped its first SLIAC match of the day to host Webster, 25-16, 25-13, 25-19.
  • Big Plays, Miscues Doom Red Devils at Northwestern, 19-13
    September 09, 2017
    ST. PAUL, Minn. – Eureka College junior LeAnthony Reasnover (Momence, Ill./Momence H.S.) ran for 151 yards to move into fourth place on EC’s modern-era rushing list and sophomore Drew Barth (Minonk, Ill./Fieldcrest H.S.) set career highs with 25 completions and 242 passing yards, but a pair of big touchdown plays and a critical penalty in the overtime period spoiled a valiant comeback by the Red Devils in a 19-13 overtime loss at Northwestern (Minn.), Saturday afternoon at Reynolds Field in St. Paul, Minn.
  • Red Devils Fall on Opening Night at Faith Baptist Bible, 3-0
    September 08, 2017
    ANKENY, Iowa – The Eureka College men’s soccer team began its season on an opponent’s home pitch for the first time since 2013 and just the fifth time in program history on Friday, dropping a 3-0 non-conference score to NCCAA Faith Baptist Bible in Ankeny, Iowa.
  • Faith Baptist Bible Blanks Eureka
    September 08, 2017
    ANKENY, Iowa – The Eureka College women’s soccer team took its first road trip of the 2017 season Friday afternoon in Ankeny, Iowa, dropping a 10-0 non-conference decision to NCCAA Faith Baptist Bible.
  • Preview: Eureka Begins Season Friday in Iowa
    September 07, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College men’s soccer team will hit the pitch for the beginning of the 11th season in program history Friday in a 5 p.m. start at NCCAA Faith Baptist Bible in Ankeny, Iowa.
  • Preview: Red Devils Seek Redemption in UMAC Opener at Northwestern
    September 06, 2017
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Less than 12 months after competing on the same field for the 2016 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference title, the Eureka College football team and Northwestern (Minn.) will square off again in the 2017 league opener on Saturday in St. Paul, Minn. Kickoff at Reynolds Field is set for noon.
  • Eureka College to Host Fall Youth Basketball League
    September 08, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College and 11th-year men’s basketball head coach Chip Wilde will host a fall basketball league for area youths on three consecutive Sundays with dates scheduled for Sept. 18, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The cost is $45 for all three sessions or $20 for a single session. Boys and girls in first through eighth grade are eligible to participate, and campers may sign up as an individual or a team.
  • Greenville Turns Away Red Devils in SLIAC Opener
    September 06, 2017
    GREENVILLE, Ill. – The Eureka College volleyball team took its best shot in Wednesday’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener against seven-time defending league champion Greenville, but the host Panthers withstood the repeated charges from the visitors and scratched out a 25-21, 32-30, 25-21 conference victory over the Red Devils.
  • Rockford Takes Opener From Red Devils, 8-0
    September 06, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College women’s soccer team started the 2017 season on the wrong end of a 8-0 non-conference score versus Rockford, Wednesday afternoon at Traister Field.
  • Preview: Eureka Begins 11th Women's Soccer Season Wednesday
    September 05, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College women’s soccer team will begin its season Wednesday in a 4 p.m. non-conference start against Rockford at Traister Field. The upcoming campaign is Eureka’s 11th season of intercollegiate competition at the NCAA Division III level.
  • Eureka Rally Comes Up Empty at Knox
    September 05, 2017
    GALESBURG, Ill. – The Eureka College volleyball team forced a decisive fifth game after falling behind early Tuesday night at Knox, but the host Prairie Fire ultimately edged the Red Devils in a 25-12, 25-20, 23-25, 18-25, 17-15 final in Galesburg, Ill. EC senior Anna Crank (Washburn, Ill./Midland H.S./Clarke) had a match-high 22 kills in the loss.
  • Red Devils Fall in Opener to St. Mary-of-the-Woods
    September 04, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College volleyball team opened its 2017 season Monday night at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena, coming up short in a 25-20, 25-10, 25-17 non-conference defeat to USCAA St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
  • Preview: Red Devils Hit the Ground Running Monday
    September 03, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College volleyball team will begin the 2017 season with a six-day, five-match stretch that includes the home opener and a trio of contests away from home against St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponents.
  • Knox Comes Back to Top Eureka, 28-21
    September 02, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Knox’s Joey Auger scored on a 16-yard touchdown run in the final minute, capping a run of 21 unanswered points by the Prairie Fire and lifting KC to a 28-21 win over the Eureka College football team, Saturday night. The result spoiled Eureka’s first game on the new FieldTurf under the lights at the newly renovated McKinzie Field.
  • Preview: Eureka Set to Host Knox in Historic Season Opener
    August 29, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College football team will take its home field under the lights for the first time in the 127-year history of the program Saturday when the Red Devils host Knox in the sixth annual Abraham Lincoln Bowl at Pete FioRito Stadium at McKinzie Field at 6 p.m.
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