Tyrian Taylor & O'Daryl Davis-Douglas receive Player of the Week honors
October 17, 2014
Two Ellsworth Community College football players have been named Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) Football Offense and Defense Athlete of the Week. Tyrian Taylor and O’Daryl Davis-Douglas were honored for their performances on Saturday, Oct. 11, in the Panthers’ win against Scott Community College.
Sophomore Taylor received offensive honors for his best performance so far this season. He accounted for three touchdowns for the Panthers with only one on receiving. He rushed for 72 yards on four carries and scored on a 50-yard run. He also threw one pass for 56 yards that resulted in a score. He caught for 69 yards and one touchdown.
Freshman cornerback Davis-Douglas was honored for his defensive performance during the win. He made six solo tackles. Along with the tackles, he broke up three passes and picked off one for his first interception of the season, as well as blocking a field goal attempt.
ECC volleyball wins two more over the weekend
October 7, 2014
The Ellsworth Community College volleyball team continued its winning streak over the weekend, beating both Viterbo JV and Central JV. ECC beat Viterbo JV in three sets, 25-22, 25-16 and 25-17. They then turned around and beat Central JV in the next game in four sets, 25-17, 22-25, 26-24 and 25-9.
Stat leaders for the weekend included Mary Goergen with 21 kills and 2 blocks; Cristina Negron with 54 set assists, 13 kills, 5 blocks and 17 digs; Keisha Machado with 18 kills and 2 aces; Madison Grabau with 31 digs and 4 aces; Darayliz Santiago with 29 set assists and 16 digs; April Jones with 16 kills and 6 blocks; and Grace Oyola with 16 kills and 5 blocks.
“We played well this weekend,” commented ECC Head Coach Melanie Suljic. “We are starting to click with some new things offensively and are able to spread the ball around to multiple threats. We're gaining confidence each day and are able to step outside of our comfort zone to grow as a team. If we continue to grow, we're going to be peaking at the right time.”
The Panthers will travel to take on Marshalltown Community College on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7 pm.
ECC volleyball takes home third straight win
October 2, 2014
The Ellsworth Community College volleyball team is on a three-game winning streak. After defeating Southwestern and Grand View JV at home this past week, the Panthers have defeated Clinton Community College at their place 3-0.
The Panthers took all three sets with scores of 25-7, 25-14 and 25-12. Stats leaders included Mary Goergen with 13 kills; Keisha Machado with 6 kills; Cristina Negron with 31 set assists; Paola Soto with 4 aces; Madison Grabau with 7 digs and 3 aces; and Grace Oyola and April Jones with 2 blocks apiece.
“We hit well offensively and had good energy last night,” commented ECC Head Coach Melanie Suljic. “We were able to try some new things offensively and we were successful. Serving was also a key for our night last night. It was good to get a conference win in three on the road.”
The Panthers will travel to NIACC this weekend, where they’ll play Viterbo JV at 9 am and Central JV at 1 pm on Saturday, Oct. 4.
Former Panther named Basketball MVP
October 1, 2014
Former Ellsworth Community College basketball player Tony Lewis (2008-09) was recently named MVP of the Professional Basketball League in Australia. During his two years at ECC, Lewis received All-American, All-Region and All-Tournament Team honors.
After graduating from Ellsworth in 2009 Lewis transferred to Illinois State University, where he averaged 7.1 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game during his senior year. He then played for a short time in an Illinois state basketball league before signing with the Dandenong Rangers, part of the Southeast Australian Basketball League, where he has been a member of the team the last two seasons.
Lewis was selected for the SEABL All-Star Team this season along with receiving his MVP award. He averaged 23 points per game and 11 rebounds per game this season, and was 6th in the league for points and 2nd in the league for rebounds.
ECC volleyball defeats SWCC in 3
September 26, 2014
The Ellsworth Community College volleyball team won Tuesday, Sept. 23, in three sets against Southwestern: 25-18, 25-20 and 26-24.
Stats leaders included Keisha Machado with 11 kills; Mary Goergen with 13 kills; April Jones with 9 kills and 2 blocks; Cristina Negron with 39 set assists and 2 blocks; Madison Grabau with 15 digs; and Paola Soto with 13 digs and 2 aces.
“We had solid serve receive against SWCC, and hit at a good efficiency of .281,” commented ECC Head Coach Melanie Suljic. “This was a must-win conference match for us, so it was great to get a solid win at home in three.”
The Panthers will remain at home for their next match against Grand View JV on Monday, Sept. 29, at 7 pm.
Photo Caption: Mary Goergen with a dig, backed up by Madison Grabau and Mary Jane Halder.