Seniors quit QU women’s soccer program amid accusations of bullying, inappropriate behavior

The Quincy University women's soccer team warms up prior to the second half of last Sunday's game against Southwest Baptist under the watchful eye of graduate assistant coach Michele Barletta. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — The Quincy University women’s soccer team planned to board a charter bus at 9 a.m. Friday and head toward Kansas City for a pair of Great Lakes Valley Conference games that will impact the Hawks’ postseason pursuit. The Hawks did so without a full roster. A tumultuous week featuring one player being dismissed…

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Trip to Australia will provide QU women’s soccer players with once-in-a-lifetime experience

Second-year Quincy University women's soccer coach Mackenzie Schissel is taking the Hawks to Australia this week to play two exhibition games and attend three Women's World Cup games. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Alayna Vela has watched enough of past Women’s World Cup events to understand how incredibly passionate and unique the fans are. Now, she gets to see it up close. Vela, a sophomore midfielder on the Quincy University women’s soccer team, is part of the Hawks’ 45-person traveling party heading to Australia this week.…

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QU women’s soccer team breaks through, scores two second-half goals for first victory

The Quincy University women's soccer players celebrate Ella Wolfard's game-winning goal in Sunday's 2-1 victory over Missouri S&T at Legends Stadium. | Photo courtesy Denny Sinnock, QU Athletics

QUINCY — First, tears fell. Then, a little disbelief. Finally, total elation. That’s how Sunday afternoon evolved for first-year Quincy University women’s soccer coach Mackenzie Schissel and her entire team. Held scoreless through the first six regular season games, the Hawks ended that drought when senior forward Jessica Felix scored 18 seconds after Missouri S&T…

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