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October 18, 2018

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Beaver sophomore named HCAC football player of the week

Sophomore Stephan Kosakowski (Cleveland/Benedictine) and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Player of the Week on defense.

Beavers give Coach Krepps first victory

And, here's a summary of all university weekend athletic contests

By Joseph Watkins,
sports information assistant

The Bluffton University football team rattled off 27 points in the second half en route to a 34-0 shutout at Earlham College on Saturday, Sept. 15.

The Beavers improved to 1-2 overall and 1-0 in the Heartland Conference, while the Quakers stayed winless at 0-3 and 0-1 in the HCAC. It also marked his first victory as a collegiate head coach for Coach Krepps.

Men's soccer: Beavers lose a tough one

\The Bluffton University Men's Soccer Team was back on the Alumni Field turf for the second time in five days when the Beavers hosted Ohio Christian University on a comfortable Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Ohio Christian hit paydirt with just over five minutes to play in overtime period one for a 2-1 victory. The Beavers dipped to 1-4, while OCU evened its season mark at 3-3.

Volleyball: It's ONU in three sets

Men's golf team fires a 337

Ohio Northern scored early and often in a sweep of the Bluffton University volleyball team on Sept. 11, just three days removed from a five-set affair between the close-in-proximity rivals at the Sommer Center Spiketacular. Bluffton dipped to 2-7 on the year, while #20 ONU improved to 7-2.

Down two sets to none and 22-16 in the third, sophomore Chelsey Taylor (Hicksville) took over at the service line and rattled off four consecutive points, including three aces, to pull the visitors within two points at 22-20.

Nature within early Jewish and Christian literature

Colloquium topic by Dr. Jackie Wyse-Rhodes

Dr. Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, assistant professor of religion at Bluffton University, will present the Colloquium, “Reading the Cosmos in Second Temple Jewish Literature: Nature as Model, Sign, Punishment, Witness and Mystery,” at 4 p.m. on Sept. 21 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.

Wyse-Rhodes, who recently completed her doctoral dissertation on the topic, will consider portrayals of the natural world in early Jewish and Christian literature.

Three Beavers named athletes of the week

Three Bluffton University athletes were named players of the week in their sports.

Adam Duncan (Northwood, Ohio/Lake) scored all 13 points in Bluffton's 34-13 loss at No. 19 Trine and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Player of the Week on special teams.