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Gorillas defeated by NWMU, UCM, defeats Newman

The volleyball team had two matches over the weekend against Northwest Missouri on Friday, Sept. 27 and Central Missouri on Saturday, Sept. 28 and the Gorillas lost both games (1-3, 0-3). The team managed to bounce back and bring home a win against Newman on Tuesday, Oct. 1 (3-2).   Head coach Jen Gomez thought the …

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Men’s Rugby defeats UMKC

The Pitt State men’s rugby team played a game against the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and the Gorillas managed to break their losing streak. PSU won the game 80-0.   Men’s rugby club president and senior in communication Ivan Walter says the teams hard work throughout practice last week and their preparation for the game paid off.   “I saw us quick on …

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Athlete of the Week: Morgan Henning

Students everywhere have to find a way to balance school with everything else in their life such as extracurricular activities, clubs, family, friends, and life in general. Sophomore Morgan Henning balances her schoolwork with volleyball.   Henning is a psychology major with a 4.0 GPA. She has been playing volleyball since the first grade but started playing volleyball competitively in middle school.  …

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Gorillas remain perfect after 37-14 road win at Kearney

KEARNEY, Neb. – After falling behind 7-0, the Pittsburg State Gorillas scored 27 unanswered points and cruised to a 37-14 road win against the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers to improve to 4-0 in the MIAA. The Gorilla offense was balanced between quick-strike scores from the passing game, and time-consuming possessions fueled by …

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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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