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Argos eliminates Culver
Defending regional champion Argos kept Culver from registering a single shot on goal, and the Dragons eliminated host Culver at its home sectional in a 7-0 rout Monday night.
Damon Binkley and Dominic Cataldo each scored twice, while Zach Stockman scored once with an assist, and Chandler Campbell and Joseph Stone also scored goals in the win as Argos advanced to play Lakeland Christian in a semifinal Wednesday following a match-up between Bremen and Winamac.
Marshall Anderson recorded six saves in goal as the Cavaliers were outshot 13-0 in the closer.
â€˘ ARGOS 7, CULVER 0
At Culver Sectional
A â€” Damon Binkley (Zach Stockman), 13th minute
A â€” Stockman (Taylor Ogle), 22nd minute
A â€” Dominic Cataldo (penalty kick), 29th minute
A â€” Chandler Campbell (Binkley), 55th minute
A â€” Cataldo (Binkley), 56th minute
A â€” Binkley (Jordan Oâ€™Dell), 58th minute
A â€” Joseph Stone (penalty kick), 76th minute
Shots on goal: Argos 13, Culver 0
Saves: Culver 6 (Marshall Anderson)
Corners: Argos 8, Culver 1
Records: Argos 15-1-1
Glenn knocks off Lions
John Glenn made Kaitlyn Stevensâ€™ goal in the 59th minute stand up, and the Lady Falcons knocked off Northern State Conference foe Bremen 2-1 at the LaVille Sectional opener at Newton Park Monday.
Katie Dreessen scored in the 11th minute to give Glenn a 1-0 halftime advantage, but Jasmine Shaferâ€™s goal in the 51st wiped the slate clean for Bremen.
The Lady Lions outshot Glenn 12-3, but the Falcons recorded 11 saves in goal en route to the win.
Glenn advances to play Bethany Christian in a semifinal Thursday followed by a game between the winners of tonightâ€™ quarterfinals between Culver Community and Elkhart Christian and LaVille and Mishawaka Marian.
â€˘Â JOHN GLENN 2, BREMEN 1
At LaVille Sectional
G â€” Katie Dreessen 11th minute
B â€” Jasmine Shafer 51st minute
G â€” Kaitlyn Stevens 59th minute
Shots on goal: Glenn 3, Bremen 12
Saves: Glenn 11, Bremen 1
Corners: Glenn 2, Bremen 2
Pilgrims beat Indians
Plymouth overcame a first-set loss to beat visiting South Bend St. Josephâ€™s 20-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-21 in a match-up between potential Plymouth Sectional foes Monday at The Rock.
Amber Redinger pounded down a prolific 19 kills with eight blocks against the defending sectional champion Indians. Mikayla German recorded 21 digs with a pair of aces, and Haley Harrell dished out 34 assists in the win.
â€˘ PLYMOUTH 3, ST. JOSEPH 1 (20-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-21)
Kills: Amber Redinger 19
Aces: Mikayla German 2
Assists: Haley Harrell 34
Blocks: Redinger 8
Digs: German 21
JV score: St. Joe 2, Plymouth 0 (25-19, 25-17)
Eagles down Jays
Culver Girls Academy beat North Judson in four games at home Monday, 22-25, 25-12, 25-12, 25-18.
Katy Bjornson recorded 11 kills, while Torrie Christlieb and Jamie Madison both tallied 10 kills in a balanced attack for CGA.
Bjornson and Madison also finished with six digs apiece, while Paige Baldacci registered 37 assists, and Abby Jeffirs served up eight aces for the Lady Eagles.
Judson was led by Laura Baileyâ€™s balanced six kills, three aces and 15 digs, while Kayla Zimmerman finished with nine kills, Leah White set 23 assists, and Jordan Frasure finished with 11 digs.
â€˘ CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 3, NORTH JUDSON 1 (22-25, 25-12, 25-12, 25-18)
Kills: Katy Bjornson 11, Torrie Christlieb 10, Jamie Madison 10, Pita Navarro 8
Assists: Paige Baldacci 37
Aces: Abby Jeffirs 8, Sarah Boland 5
Digs: Boland 12, Jeffirs 10, Bjornson 6, Madison 6
North Judson stats
Kills: Kayla Zimmerman 9, Laura Bailey 6
Aces: Laura Bailey 3
Assists: Leah White 23
Digs: Bailey 15, Jordann Frasure 11
Knox tops Glenn
Knox handed John Glenn a Northern State Conference loss in three games Monday, 26-24, 25-17, 25-17.
Kaitlin Zachary finished with an impressive 16 kills and 11 digs, while Nikki Frasure tallied nine kills with 26 assists, and Cara Hasnerl finished with 10 digs and three assists for Knox.
Glenn was led by Riley Pattersonâ€™s six kills and three aces, while Kyler Columbia recorded 15 assists, Brittany Schmidt finished with nine digs, and Addie Holland knocked out five kills.
â€˘Â KNOX 3, JOHN GLENN 0 (26-24, 25-17, 25-17)
Kills: Riley Patterson 6, Addie Holland 5
Aces: Riley Patterson 3
Assists: Kyler Columbia 15
Digs: Brittany Schmidt 9
JV: Glenn 2, Knox 0 (25-23, 25-23)
Kills: Kaitlin Zachary 16, Torie Elliott 11, Nikki Frasure 9
Assists: Frasure 26, Cara Hasnerl 3
Digs: Zachery 11, Hasnerl 10
8th grade volleyball
Lincoln 8th tops
at Crestview Invite Lincolnâ€™s eighth grade volleyball team won the championship at the Crestview Volleyball Invitational Saturday.
The Red Storm defeated Riverview 25-12, 25-13 in the first round of the annual tourney and started slow against Crestview in the championship before coming back strong to win 25-22, 25-11 thanks to the strong serving of Erin Hunter and hitting of Anna Bockman with Ashley Harrell setting. Nicole Horvath managed the net with great blocking.
Other leaders for the day were L.J. Singleton in setting, Kennedy Snyder, Emily Hoffer and Alli Dennie in passing, Dennie, Nicole Horvath and Hunter in hitting, and Hoffer, Harrell and Snyder in serving.
Lincoln moves to 15-2 with the wins.
7th grade volleyball
Lincoln 7th wins title
Lincolnâ€™s seventh grade volleyball team also won the title at the Crestview Invitational over the weekend, beating Riverview 25-17, 25-13 in the first round and battling back from a 25-19 loss in the opening set of the championship before rallying for the win in three.
The star player for the championship match was Kirsten Nault with an impressive all-around game, leading the team in serves, passes and blocks. Other outstanding performances came from servers Makenzie Quissell and Leah Smith and hitter MacKenzie Scheetz. Setters and captains Bailey Eveland and Kendall Rhodes also played all the way around in every game to help lead the team to the trophy.
Leading servers in the Riverview match were Scheetz and BaileyEveland. The leading hitter for the first match was Quissell and the leading passer was Smith.
Houston Hodges notches 1st TD as Wabash rallies
Houston Hodges scored a touchdown in his first stint on offense, and Wabash came back from a two-touchdown deficit to knock off previously unbeaten Carnegie Mellon Saturday, 54-28.
Hodges, a Plymouth product playing both ways for the first time at the game, notched a 30-yard TD and had another 49-yard reception as Wabash took control of the game in the third quarter. He finished with two catches for 79 yards and a touchdown and now leads the Little Giants in all-purpose yards for the season. He also had five tackles on defense.
Houstonâ€™s brother Austin Hodges made the defensive play of the game when he ran down a Carnegie Mellon runningback from behind after a long run in the third quarter, stripping him and forcing a fumble, which the Little Giants recovered, scoring on their next possession to take control of the game.
Former Plymouth Rockie Brock Smith also continues to make a solid contribution on special teams for Wabash.
Wabash Travels to Ohio next Saturday to take on Wittenberg University in a game that will go along way to determining the conference champion in the NCAC.
Menâ€™s college soccer
Chargers fight for win in OT
The Ancilla menâ€™s soccer team defeated Lakeland Community College 2-1 in overtime.
Alex Rosowiczâ€™s solid play in the net yielded three saves on the day. The Charger (2-4-2) offense got off to a quick start when Nakilee Weni broke through the Lakeland backline and eventually finished a rebound shot. Lakeland tied the match with a goal in the 82nd minute. Manny Awuku did not waste time notching the game-winner three minutes into the first overtime period.
The Chargers travel this weekend to Ohio featuring to play Cincinnati State and Owens Community College.
Ancilla volleyball splits at tri-match
The Lady Chargers won one match against host Danville Area Community College 25-17, 25-15, 25-11, and lost to South Suburban in three close sets 26-28, 23-25, 23-25 at the Danville Tri-Way.
Ancilla recorded 21 attacking errors and 10 service errors in the close loss to South Suburban.
Standouts in the match were Keri Friend on defense with 22 digs, and Kaylia Richardson and Hayley Mavrick with 11 and 10 kills respectively.
Richardson also had a strong match against Danville with 6.5 blocks and 13 kills in 23 attempts. Mieka Wagner led the defense with 11 digs for a solid job in the back row. Mavrick played consistently all day, adding 12 kills in 24 attempts. Walkertonâ€™s Jessica Moore was efficient with six kills in nine attempts.
The most pleasant surprise of the afternoon for the Lady Chargers was Sydney Beauneâ€™s 19 assists and two block solos with two block assists.
Ancilla moves to 12-8 on the season. The Chargers play today at home against Kalamazoo Valley Community College.