Bremen loses to New Prairie
Bremen fell in three-sets to Northern State Conference foe New Prairie 25-17, 25-7, 25-14 Monday.
Brooke Baker led the Lady Lions with a balanced nine kills, seven digs and four blocks. Cassie Sears also recorded four blocks, and Allie Shorter set 13 assists for Bremen, which slips to 10-18 and 3-4 in conference play.
• NEW PRAIRIE 3, BREMEN 0 (25-17, 25-7, 25-14)
At New Carlisle
Kills: Brooke Baker 9
Assists: Allie Shorter 13
Digs: Baker 7
Blocks: Baker 4, Cassie Sears 4
Records: New Prairie 20-6 (5-0 NSC), Bremen 10-18 (3-4 NSC)
Hodges brothers help Wabash in 24-3 rout
Plymouth graduate brothers Houston Hodges and Austin Hodges recorded one and two tackles, respectively as Wabash College handed Washington University a 24-3 reprisal victory Saturday.
By holding Washington to just three points, the No. 12-rated Little Giants become the number 1 ranked defense in all of college football in points allowed at 4.8 points per game. The team improved to 5-0 with the win.
Men’s college soccer
Awuku’s hat trick powers Ancilla over Cuyahoga
Three unanswered goals by freshman striker Manny Awuku helped the Ancilla College men’s soccer team overcome a slow start and defeat NJCAA Region 12 rival Cuyahoga Community College 5-2 on Saturday.
Awuku broke a 2-2 deadlock with goals in the 41st, 52nd and 65th minutes to help Ancilla (7-4-1, 7-4-1 Region 12) earn its second victory over Cuyahoga this year.
The last time the teams met on September 11 at Cuyahoga, the Chargers hammered their Ohio-based rivals 8-0.
It appeared a similar rout would be on when midfielder Carlos Ramirez opened up scoring just under two minutes into the match.
However, Cuyahoga (3-11-1, 3-11-0 Region 12) would stun the hosts with two quick goals from Dylan Coleman in the third and 10th minutes of the match — the second on a penalty kick.
The goals seemed to wake up the Chargers, however, as Ancilla began to dominate the midfield and put consistent pressure on Cuyahoga’s defensive third.
Those efforts finally paid off in the 28th minute, when sophomore captain Horraine Lewis headed home a free kick from Yordan Rivera to knot the score at two.
Thirteen minutes later, Awuku would reclaim the lead for Ancilla, shielding off his defender, spinning, and finishing past Cuyahoga keeper Alex Ponikvar for a 3-2 lead.
Awuku successfully converted a penalty in the 52nd minute and put the game away in the 65th, running onto a long punt from Argos product Adam Calhoun and firing it past Ponikvar to complete the hat trick.
Rivera finished with a pair of assists on the day while Calhoun and Michael Peake were each credited with an assist of their own.
Calhoun made five saves in the victory.
Ancilla returns to action on Saturday when they travel to Jackson, MI, to play NJCAA Region 12 rival Jackson Community College. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. EDT.
Women’s college volleyball
Ancilla finishes 2nd at Prairie State
The Ancilla College volleyball team placed second out of six teams at the Prairie State College Tournament this past weekend with a 3-1 record, defeating South Suburban College, Elgin Community College and Baltimore County-Essex and losing to host Prairie State.
The Lady Chargers (10-14, 1-8 MCCAA Western) were much sharper than they had been in recent matches, claiming all three victories in straight sets and playing eventual champion Prairie State College tight in a four set loss.
Ancilla split its matches on Friday, defeating South Suburban in the opener 25-11, 25-16, 25-19 and losing to Prairie State 20-25, 25-21, 17-25, 24-26. On Saturday, the Lady Chargers won every set, defeating Baltimore County-Essex 25-16, 27-25, 25-10 and Elgin Community College 25-18, 25-17, 25-19.
Sophomore Danielle Burge was named to the All-Tournament Team after posting 98 digs on the weekend.
Kristen Trudell dished out 146 assists to go with 29 digs and 12 kills while Miranda Hammons added 35 kills, 36 digs and three aces.
Kelly Duke and Keri Friend were also major factors for Ancilla. Duke served 11 aces while contributing three clocks, 30 kills, and 36 digs. Friend posted 32 kills, two aces, nine digs, and 4.5 blocks.
Carlee Davis led Ancilla with 38 kills and added a team-high nine blocks.
The Lady Chargers will resume conference play today when they travel to Lansing, Mich. to play MCCAA Western Conference rival Lansing Community College. Play begins at 6:30 p.m. EDT.