Western Illinois fall sports postponed until the spring

Christopher Bean, Sports editor

MACOMB, Ill. — Western Illinois fall sports have been canceled. On Friday, Aug. 7, the Missouri Valley Conference postponed confernce football games and postseason play until the spring. Two weeks ago on Aug. 10, The Summit League postponed all fall sports (cross country, soccer and volleyball) until the spring.

Men’s soccer will have to wait to defend their Summit League title, after winning their fifth regular season title in school history.

The women’s team won six games last year, but missed the confernce tournment after only two conference wins.

The volleyball team also won six games last year, improving from only two the year before. The third year under head coach Ben Staupe will have to wait.

Both men’s and women’s cross country teams were set to race in five meets this fall, but will have to continue to train for them until the spring.

After a 1-11 season, the Leathernecks, led by third year head coach Jared Elliott, will prepare for the first ever spring season.