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Cross Country teams both place fifth at MSSU Stampede

The men and women’s cross-country teams both placed fifth in the Missouri Southern State University Stampede on Saturday, Sept. 21 in Joplin.   Head coach Russ Jewett believes the teams raced well.   “Well, we had some goals and objectives for each team, and we reached almost all of those, so from that standpoint we were pretty pleased,” Jewett said. “You like …

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Men’s Rugby defeated by Wichita Barbarians

The Pittsburg State University men’s rugby team played a game against the Wichita Barbarians on Saturday, Sept. 21. The Gorillas lost the game (67-10).   According to Ty Goss, junior in communication and on-field team captain for men’s rugby, the team did not do “all too bad” during the game, despite losing. Goss thought that there were things that …

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Volleyball defeats UCO, loses to Rockhurst

The volleyball team played two games over the last week. The first game was against Central Oklahoma on Friday, Sept. 20 and the team won (3-1). The next game was against Rockhurst on Tuesday, Sept. 24 and the team dropped that game (0-3).   Head volleyball coach Jen Gomez was pleased with the way the team played on Friday …

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Gorillas dominate Riverhawks 58-3

From start to finish, in every phase of the game, the Gorillas dominated Northeastern State, cruising to a 58-3 Family Day win. The Gorilla defense held the Riverhawks to a mere 189 yards of total offense, allowing only nine first downs. Junior safety Alex Derryberry led the defensive attack with …

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24 point fourth quarter squashes Hornets

The Pittsburg State Gorillas scored 24 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to slam the door on an Emporia State comeback and give the Gorillas a 47-23 victory at Carnie Smith Stadium Saturday.  Both teams struggled on their opening drives with the Hornets missing on a 40-yard field goal attempt …

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Volleyball wins 2 of 5 games

The Pitt State volleyball team travelled to Lubbock, Texas over the weekend. The team lost the first two games against Lubbock Christian and Dixie State on Friday, Sept. 13 (1-3, 0-3). The Gorillas opened Saturday’s games with a win against Black Hills State (3-2) but dropped the second game against Texas-Permian Bay (2-3). The team managed to make …

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Women’s Rugby ties game against Springfield

The Pitt State women’s rugby team tied their first game against Springfield (19-19) on Thursday, Sept. 12. Their next game against John Brown University on Saturday, Sept. 14 was cancelled.   The women’s rugby team has a lot of new players this semester and for many of them this was the …

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Fumbles nearly cost Gorillas in season-opener

Jared Vincent kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired to close out a Jekyll and Hyde performance that saw the Gorillas blow a 34-7 halftime lead and narrowly escape Edmond, Okla. with a 37-35 win to start the 2019 season.  The first half was everything Gorilla fans could hope for after offensive coordinator Dave Wiemers made the philosophical shift …

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