Two Vikings Earn Weekly Heart Honors

Posted November 7, 2016

Marshall, Mo. (November 7, 2016)- Two Missouri Valley College student-athletes earned weekly honors from the Heart of America Athletic Conference for their efforts in competitions last week.  Freshman Quarterback Jake Bridges (Park Hills, Mo.) earned the Heart Football Offensive Player of the Week and Senior Goalkeeper Janay Stone (Kansas City, Mo.) was chosen as the Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.


Bridges earned the weekly honor after accounting for 340 total yards and four touchdowns in Saturday’s loss to No. 2 Baker (Kan.) University.  Bridges finished with 267 yards passing, 66 yards rushing and seven yards receiving.  He also threw for a pair of touchdowns, scored another touchdown on the ground and had his second receiving touchdown on the season.  Bridges earned the weekly conference honor for the second-straight week and his third overall this season.


The No. 9 Viking football team hosts MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) University Saturday at Gregg-Mitchell Field in the regular season-finale.  The Senior Day kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.


Stone earned her first weekly conference honor after leading the Missouri Valley women’s soccer team to a 3-0 home win over Central Methodist (Mo.) University in the quarterfinal round of the Heart Women’s Soccer Postseason Tournament Friday evening at home.  Stone made three saves to preserve the shutout, helping the team advance to the semifinal round.  She now has seven shutouts on the season and ranks second in the Heart with a .71 goals against average.


Next for the women’s soccer team is a semifinal match, on the road, against No. 12 Benedictine (Kan.) College.  The match is set for 7 p.m., Tuesday in Atchison, Kan.  The Vikings fell to Benedictine, 1-0, at home back on Oct. 18.



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