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August 26th, 2011
NAPPANEE â According to the statistics, CMA should have won the game against the NorthWood Panthers Friday night, as the Eagles outgained NorthWood 295 yards to 229 and had 15 first downs to the Panthersâ nine, but five CMA turnovers were the difference as the Panthers downed CMA 27-18 at Andrews Field in Nappanee.
PLYMOUTH â Sometimes youâre just overmatched.
Such was the case for Culver Thursday as it suffered a lopsided 25-8, 25-5, 25-15 loss against a bigger, stronger Plymouth squad on the Lady Pilgrimsâ home floor at The Rock.
âPlymouthâs a good team,â said Culver head volleyball coach Amanda Minix. âWeâve had some pretty light teams here in the first part of the year, and I told them coming into night âThey play hard, they serve hard, they can place serve it,â and we just kind of fell apart.â
Compared to the next three miles she has to travel, getting to South Korea was a breeze for Plymouth native Morgan Uceny.
Because the next three miles â to be run one at a time â are for all the marbles.
Uceny, a 2003 Plymouth High School graduate, begins her quest to win a gold medal in the womenâs 1500-meter run Saturday when preliminary heats kick off the IAAF World Track & Field Championships in Daegu, Korea.
Is she nervous? You betcha.
But is she ready? Oh, yeah.
WARSAW â Â On the road against defending semistate champion Warsaw, Plymouth was already up against a wall.
When a key player was sidelined with an injury in the second half, things went from bad to worse.
With his team already trailing 2-0, Plymouth defensive player Jordan Popi was forced to leave the game with a broken wrist early in the second half, and the Tigers netted four goals between the 47th and 53rd minutes to put the game out of reach and hand the Rockies an eventual 7-0 Northern Lakes Conference-opening loss at Warsaw Thursday.
MISHAWAKA â The Argos girls soccer team opened Northern Indiana Soccer Conference play with a 3-1 road win at Trinity Thursday.
In a shocking start, Jami Patterson and Sammie Hopkins wall-passed the opening kick-off right down the field with Hopkins striking for a goal with 15 seconds elapsed on the clock. It would be hard to imagine a better start for the Dragons, and the visitors continued their solid play, pressing the Titans for the better part of the opening frame.
PLYMOUTH â Following last weekâs historic loss to Bremen, the Rockies are taking some history lessons this week.
The defending Class 2A Sectional 26-champion Lions handed Class 4A Plymouth a 21-8 defeat in last Fridayâs opener, the first such win for the Lions since 1988, and the experience left a sour taste in the Rockiesâ mouths. The team is stressing tradition this Friday as it plays host to another longstanding nonconference rival in Rochester, and the stakes are a fourth-straight Hickory Stick traveling trophy.
WALKERTON â A volleyball teamâs first, and sometimes best, weapon is its serve.
That was certainly the case for John Glenn Wednesday as the Lady Falcons handed visiting South Bend Clay a 25-20, 25-10, 22-25, 25-8 defeat.
Led by Anna Schmalzriedâs six aces and Stephanie Radandtâs four, Glenn recorded 65-of-78 serving efficiency in the win.
âWeâre not very tall, so we have to serve tough and play good defense,â said Glenn head volleyball coach Merly Meares.
Bremen beats Triton at 3-way
Bremen beat both Northern State Conference foe Triton and Tippecanoe Valley with a 210, while Triton split the three-way meet with a 225 at Mill Creek Golf Course Wednesday.
Bremenâs Kaylin Worthington earned low medalist honors with a 50, while teammates Laura Davis and Kailyn Weiss shot 52 and 53, respectively, and Lindsey Allen completed the Lady Lionsâ team score with a 55.
Triton was led by Sydney Gochenourâs 51 and Hannah Jenningsâ 53, while Katlyn Watson shot a 59, and both Malanie Clemens and Sabrina Kaufman shot 62s at the meet.
PLYMOUTH â Alex Orellana scored a hat trick, and Daniel Smith struck twice for Plymouth in a home win over visiting Whitko Tuesday.
Smith got the Rockies rolling with a goal on an Evan Glaub assist in the first minute, and Orellana scored in the second minute to put Plymouth up early. Orellana struck again in the 13th and 23rd minutes, while Smith scored his second goal in the 26th minute as a total of five different Plymouth players found the net in the win.
Plymouth earns first win with victory over LaVille
Plymouth claimed its first win of the year with a home victory over LaVille Tuesday 25-7, 25-14, 25-14 at the Rock.
Andria Shook and Amber Redinger led the Plymouth attack with five kills each, followed by Marissa German with four. German served up three aces, while Shook had one. Haley Harrell led the team in setting and passing with 12 assists and seven digs.
âąÂ PLYMOUTH 3, LAVILLE 0 (25-7, 25-14, 25-14)
Kills: Andria Shook 5, Amber Redinger 5, Marissa German 4
Aces: German 3, Shook 1