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Scots stomp Buccaneers

October 4, 2014

In a dominant game against Beloit College, the Fighting Scots defeated the Bucs 40-7. Senior Michael Buehne lead the team with four touchdowns and quarterback Tanner Matlick threw for 118 yards.

Within the first few minutes of the first quarter, Buehne had a 44 yard rush followed by successful kick attempt from senior Ace Henricks. Following that, Buehne rushed three yards to score the second touchdown of the game with three minutes left in the first quarter, giving the Scots a comfortable lead.

The Scots compounded on their lead in the second quarter with a field goal from sophomore Michael Smith and a touchdown from Buehne again.

Coming out of halftime, Monmouth added fuel to the fire and continued to drive the ball home. A field goal from Henricks and a touchdown from Matlick put the score at 33-0. One more touchdown would be scored by Buehne to set the team at 40 points. The Buccaneers were able to pick up a fumble and Beloit’s Dewight Walker ran the ball 88 yards for a touchdown to leave the final score at 40-7 with three minutes remaining in the game.

Today’s win puts the Scots at an overall record of 3-1 with a Midwestern Conference record of 1-1.

Winners of the various Homecoming competitions were also announced at halftime of the game. Alpha Xi Delta claimed first place in the Homecoming parade float contest, with Pi Beta Phi and Alpha Tau Omega placing second and third respectively.

In the banner category, first place went to Alpha Xi Delta, second place went to Kappa Kappa Gamma and third went to Raices. For the flag competition, Kappa Kappa Gamma took first followed by Phi Delta Theta and the Student Alumni Association respectively.  The Highlander Games took place in the Huff on Thursday evening. Bowers Hall came out victorious with Alpha Xi Delta following in second and Phi Delta Theta taking third.

Friday evening hosted the spirit shout dances and chants. In the dance category, Raices took first prize and Alpha Xi Delta and Zeta Beta Tau placed second. Pi Beta Phi claimed first for the chant category while Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Tau Omega and Phi Delta Theta placed second.

After all of the places were awarded, it was announced that Pi Beta Phi was the overall winner of Homecoming.

For the Homecoming court, seniors Matt Smith and Haleigh Garrett were crowned King and Queen, and juniors Trent Markland and Amber Berge were crowned Prince and Princess.


Erica Anderson
Courier Sports Editor

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