Archive - Sep 2011 - Sports Article
DONALDSON â€” Ancilla College freshman striker JaCoby Smith has been named the NJCAA Division 1 Menâ€™s Soccer Player of the Week for the week of September 5 through September 11.
Smith posted six goals and two assists in two matches at the Lakeland Community College Invitational this past weekend, leading Ancilla to a 6-0 victory over host Lakeland and an 8-0 victory over Cuyahoga Community College.
Lady Pilgrims drop NLC match
Plymouth extended the match to four games but couldnâ€™t stop Warsaw in a 25-18, 18-25, 25-14, 25-18 Northern Lakes Conference loss on the road Thursday.
Plymouth was led on the attack by Marissa Germanâ€™s 12 kills to go with a block, while Haley Harrell led the team in setting and passing with 23 assists and four digs in addition to an ace.
The young Rockies have developed a taste for success.
Three straight wins have only made Plymouth (3-1, 2-0 NLC) hungrier for more as it hits the road for Elkhart Memorial (2-2, 1-2 NLC) Friday.
After a strong second-place finish at the Northern Lakes Conference Tournament over the weekend, the Plymouth girls golf team is surging going into the Warsaw Sectional Saturday.
The Lady Pilgrims should be in the hunt for one of the top three spots that guarantee team advancement to the regional round of the 39th Annual IHSAA tourney along with front-running host and NLC champion Warsaw as well as a strong Rochester squad that has also beaten Plymouth two times this season. Other teams in the field are Culver Girls Academy, Triton, Tippecanoe Valley, Wawasee and Whitko.
Glenn tops Culver in penalty kick shootout
John Glenn scored three penalty kicks during a shootout, and the Lady Falcons claimed a Northern State Conference victory over visiting Culver, 3-1 on pks Wednesday.
Erin Patterson, Erica Morris and Erica Igel all found net in the shootout for Glenn, while Kayla Shaffer scored Culverâ€™s lone pk.
Patterson scored on a penalty kick in the 12th minute of regulation to put Glenn on the board, and Elizabeth Buck scored on a Justina Weiss assist in the 39th minute to give the Falcons a 2-0 halftime edge.
LAKEVILLE â€” Freshman forward Allie Wright scored the game-winner with under four minutes on the clock, and the Lady Pilgrims earned their second win of the season with a 3-2 victory over LaVille Tuesday at Newton Park.
Wright drove a roller toward the far post and past LaVilleâ€™s Abbie McBride as Rachael Principe found Maggie Mahler on a cross into the box, and Mahlerâ€™s forward pass split a pair of LaVille defenders to find Wright for the golden goal.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth back-up goalie Erik Aguilar gave his team a boost, and the Rockies played sectional rival Culver Military Academy to a 0-0 draw at home Tuesday.
â€ś(It was) a pretty fast-paced and very physical game,â€ť said Plymouth head boys soccer coach Josh Martin. â€śCMA played some very clever counter attacking soccer, but when we man-marked Luther Jacobs we were able to disrupt a lot of their offensive build-up in the second half.â€ś
Girls cross country
Panthers outpace Plymouth
Plymouth lost a Northern Lakes Conference meet 22-33 at NorthWood Tuesday.
Cynthia Medina paced the race for the Lady Panthers with a 19:50 followed by teammate Karlie Kratzchman.
Meg Fisher finished third for Plymouth, followed by NorthWoodâ€™s Brittney Grove and Jenn Hilty, while Darcy Fisher, Shelby Harrell, Deborah Anders and Libby Read finished in order in the six through nine spots.
â€˘ NORTHWOOD 22, PLYMOUTH 33
BOURBON â€” With three match points already in the bank, Triton head coach Allen Peckham decided to play it safe.
Jackson Downing and Wil Rettinger had already secured their three-set victory over Bremenâ€™s Joe Zeltwanger and Nate Strehler 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 at 2 doubles, and with Austin Kanarr ailing with a leg injury and a busy stretch of conference matches on the horizon, Peckham called the No. 1 doubles match.
The forfeit had no affect on the outcome of the team result, however, as Downingâ€™s and Rettingerâ€™s victory sewed up a 3-2 NSC win for Triton over visiting Bremen Monday in Bourbon.
WINONA LAKE â€” Bremen senior Heather Martin has signed on to play womenâ€™s soccer at Grace College for the 2012-13 season.
Martin, a defender with the Lady Lions and native of Bremen, was the teamâ€™s MVP in 2010 and the teamâ€™s Offensive MVP in 2009.
â€śI fell in love with Grace the first time I went there. I love the people and the campus,â€ť Martin said. â€śI am looking forward to glorifying God and balling it up on the soccer field while at the same time growing in wisdom to prepare myself for life.â€ť