Archive - Sep 2012 - Sports Article
CULVER â€” As Elon University looks to build a womenâ€™s lacrosse program, the Phoenix will have the help of Culver Girls Academy standout Olivia Rabbitt.
Rabbitt, an Annapolis, Maryland native, has committed to play NCAA Division I womenâ€™s lacrosse at Elon and will be a part of the inaugural team with competition beginning in the spring of 2014 under coach Josh Hexter, former associate head coach at Duke.
ELKHART â€” The Elkhart Christian Academy girls soccer team has begun its first year in the Northern Indiana Soccer Conference with a bang, riding a four-game win streak into Thursdayâ€™s match with Argos.
But the defending NISC-champion Lady Dragons snapped the streak, scoring two goals in the first half and holding on for a 2-1 victory on the road Thursday.
Lady Trojans fall short
Triton came up short in a tough five-setter to visiting Bethany Christian Thursday night at the Trojan Trench, 25-21, 25-18, 20-25, 26-28, 15-12.
Shana Anderson tallied 13 kills with five blocks and five digs, while Breanna Lemler finished with eight kills and five blocks.
Marissa Ross recorded 26 assists and three aces, and Casey Scott led the Trojans in digs with seven.
â€˘ BETHANY CHRISTIAN 3, TRITON 2 (25-21, 25-18, 20-25, 26-28, 15-12)
Kills: Shana Anderson 13, Breanna Lemler 8
Blocks: Anderson 5, Lemler 5
CULVER â€” Inspiration can take many forms.
Last Friday night, the Culver Academy football team leaned on their coach and a former player to muster the confidence and fortitude it would take to knock off the Class A, No. 1 ranked Lafayette Central Catholic Knights.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouthâ€™s â€śRoad Warriorsâ€ť will return to the Rock on Friday hoping to pick up their first home football win of the 2012 season.
The Rockies, who are 2-0 on the season away from home and a shocking 0-2 at PHS, returned to full strength at Northridge a week ago and the defense responded by pitching a shutout in a 34-0 win. It was a complete turnaround for the unit that was much maligned in the first three games.
After some disappointing production last weekend, several area teams are focusing on offense this week.
Culver was nearly shut out by visiting New Prairie in a tough 54-6 loss, while Bremen narrowly nipped Triton in a 7-0 decision.
The Lions (2-2, 1-1 NSC) and the Cavs (1-3, 1-1 NSC) are trying to address some of their offensive woes as they face off in a Northern State Conference game at Bremen Friday. Ball security is a specific area of concern for both after Culver surrendered three turnovers and the Lions coughed up four in Week 4.
WARSAW â€” Thereâ€™s an old saying in golf that you play the course, not your opponent.
While the Plymouthâ€™s girls golf team is certainly happy to be seeded third at Saturdayâ€™s Warsaw Golf Sectional, thatâ€™s the mindset the Lady Pilgrims are trying to cultivate.
Triton knots top of NSC standings with win vs Jimtown
Triton handed visiting Jimtown its first Northern State Conference loss, 3-2 in a boys tennis meet Wednesday, leaving the Trojans tied with the Jimmies behind Bremen at the top of the conference standings.
Jeff Ross won 6-1, 6-2 at 1 singles, and Dean Howdeshell won in two 6-2 sets at 2 singles for Triton. Pete Kauffman and Lucas Shafer trumped Jimtown's Cole Peterson and Brett Aller in two competitive sets at 1 doubles, 6-4, 7-5.
PLYMOUTH â€” After a pair of tough losses to Northern Lakes Conference powers Goshen and Northridge, Plymouthâ€™s girls soccer team needed a win before resuming conference play this weekend.
They got two.
Allie Wright scored the go-ahead on a Nicole Burdine assist in the 72nd minute, and Plymouth held on for its second win in two days, a 2-1 decision over visiting LaVille at home at Kindt Field.
It was the Rockiesâ€™ second straight home victory after a lopsided 9-0 rout of John Glenn Monday.
WALKERTON â€” Tuesdayâ€™s Northern State Conference meet at John Glenn was a match-up of two young squads. In the end, it was the slightly more experienced Falcons who claimed the victory, handing visiting LaVille losses on all five courts for their second NSC win.
â€śAny time you get a conference win itâ€™s something to hang your hat on. Weâ€™ve got a tough conference this year and an inexperienced squad. Weâ€™ve got a couple seniors, but we have five sophomores, so weâ€™re still building up a little bit and getting the guys some experience. Itâ€™s a good win,â€ť said Glenn tennis coach Chris Horvath.