Indians stop Pilgrims
Plymouth suffered a setback at sectional rival South Bend St. Joseph’s Monday, falling in four games 25-16, 25-16, 24-26, 27-25.
Amber Redinger led the Lady Pilgrims with 15 kills, while Marissa German tallied 13. Mikayla German served up five aces, while Marissa German and Andria Shook each passed out eight digs, and Amber Redinger finished with three solo blocks and five block assists.
The Lady Pilgrims slide to 17-13 with the loss.
• ST JOSEPH’S 3, PLYMOUTH 1 (25-16, 25-16, 24-26, 27-25)
At South Bend
Kills: Amber Redinger 15, Marissa German 13, Andria Shook 9
Aces: Mikayla German 5, Kori Potoczky 1
Assists: Haley Harrell 40
Digs: Marissa German 8, Shook 8, Kelly Hoeffler 7
Blocks: Redinger 3 BS, 5 BA; Potoczky 4 BA
Record: Plymouth 17-13
JV score: Plymouth 2, St. Joseph’s 1 (21-25, 25-21, 15-10)
JV record: 16-7
Knox beats Glenn
Knox beat John Glenn in a competitive three-game match Wednesday at home, 26-24, 25-14, 25-23.
Hanna Folkers put down nine kills, while Kaitlin Zachary had seven for the Lady Redskins. Nikki Frasure led Knox in setting with 15 assists, while Zachary served up four aces and Folkers had three. Madison Whiles finished with a team-leading 11 digs for the Redskins, who moved to 18-12 overall with a 5-2 Northern State Conference record.
The Knox JV completed a perfect 7-0 NSC season, meanwhile, with a 25-19, 25-12 win over visiting Glenn.
Knox will be back in action Wednesday night at home versus CGA.
• KNOX 3, JOHN GLENN 0 (26-24, 25-14, 25-23)
Kills: Hannah Folkers 9, Kaitlin Zachary 7
Assists: Nikki Frasure 15
Aces: Zachary 4, Folkers 3
Digs: Madison Whiles 11
Record: Knox 18-12 (5-2 NSC)
JV score: Knox 2, Glenn 0 (25-19, 25-12)
JV record: Knox 16-4 (7-0 NSC)
Jays trump Eagles
North Judson handed visiting Culver Girls Academy a three-game loss Monday, 25-21, 25-23, 25-21.
Leading the way for CGA was Abby Jeffirs with nine kills, three aces and 15 assists, while Emily Gilland finished with 22 assists, four blocks and 10 digs. Torrie Christlieb finished with 11 stuffs, while Andrea Lin put 22 digs to target in the loss, which drops the Lady Eagles to 20-4 on the year.
• NORTH JUDSON 3, CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-21)
At North Judson
Kills: Abby Jeffirs 9, Katy Bjornson 6
Aces: Jeffirs 3
Assists: Emily Gilland 22
Digs: Andrea Lin 22, Jeffirs 15, Gilland 10
Blocks: Torrie Christlieb 11, Pita Navarro 6, Gilland 4
Record: Culver Girls Academy 20-4
JV score: Culver Girls Academy 2, North Judson 1 (25-21, 13-25, 15-14)
Record: Culver Girls Academy 15-6
6th grade volleyball
Riverside A, B beat Triton
The Riverside sixth grade volleyball A and B teams defeated Triton Monday night in straight 2-0 sets.
Leading the B team in serving points were Rachel Dodson with 11 and Sydney Sullivan with 10.
The A team was led by Kenzie Quissell with 12 service points, and Cortni Cook had eight service points. Bailey Eveland had four assists and two kills. Alli Andrews also chipped in two kills.
Both teams are 6-1 on the year.
Women’s college volleyball
Lady Chargers go 1-3
The Ancilla College volleyball team finished 1-2 on the weekend against MCCAA Eastern Conference opposition, losing at Henry Ford Community College on Friday and splitting a pair of matches at Oakland Community College’s Lindstrom Quad, defeating Alpena Community College and losing to NJCAA No. 2 Oakland.
Friday’s match against Henry Ford (10-10) was extremely tight as the Lady Chargers (7-11, 1-6 MCCAA Western) won the first set 25-19 only to lose the next three sets 19-25, 23-25, 23-25.
Danielle Burge led the defense with 35 digs while Nicole Trudell added 21 digs. Kristen Trudell posted 41 assists, and Miranda Hammons led the team with 14 kills.
On Saturday, Ancilla got back into the win column, comfortably defeating Alpena (0-11) in straight sets, 25-14, 25-11, 25-11.
Kristen Trudell led with 28 assists and five aces while Hammons put forth a 12-kill effort. Burge again led the defense with 13 digs.
The Lady Chargers combined for 12 aces in the match. Singleton also praised the efforts of Rebecca Bunkowfst and Chelsie Miller, who each came in off the bench to post seven digs and an ace, respectively.
In its final game, Ancilla lost in straight sets to NJCAA No. 2 Oakland (21-1) 22-25, 13-25, 18-25.
Burge posted 15 digs against Oakland, while Kristen Trudell added 21 assists and 12 digs. Haley Markley led Ancilla with six kills.
The Lady Chargers resume conference play today when they travel to Kalamazoo, Mich. to play MCCAA Western Conference rival Kalamazoo Valley Community College at 6:30 p.m. EDT.
IUSB falls in 5
The Titans held a 12-9 lead in the fifth and deciding set, but it was not enough as IU South Bend (9-5) dropped a 3-2 (16-25, 25-22, 16-25, 25-18, 15-13) decision to UM-Dearborn Monday night.
Culver Community product Patrice McBee finished with eight kills, two digs, an assist, a solo block and three block assists for IUSB in the loss.
Men’s college soccer
Ancilla earns draw
Two first-half goals by freshman striker JaCoby Smith helped the Ancilla College men’s soccer team earn a 2-2 double overtime draw with Muskegon Community College on Saturday in NJCAA Region 12 conference play.
Smith struck in the 20th and 36th minutes of the game for Ancilla (6-4-1, 6-4-1 Region 12), pushing his season total to 10 goals on the campaign.
Smith opened scoring by finishing his own rebound after Jayhawks keeper Tyler Lane stopped his initial effort. Sixteen minutes later, Smith demonstrated his speed and strength, running onto a long punt from Alex Howe and fighting off two Muskegon defenders for his second goal of the match.
Muskegon pulled a goal back in the 69th minute on a Juan Medina shot that deflected the wrong way past Howe and equalized in the 78th minute when Travis DiPiazza finished a cross from Nathan Schmitt.
The Chargers nearly won it late in regulation when an errant clearance by Lane found Ancilla’s Junior Ballard. With the keeper out of position, Ballard curled his 35-yard effort just inches wide of the post, sparing the Muskegon defense plenty of blushes.
If there was one weakness in Drzewiecki’s side, it was the lack of defensive-minded players at his disposal. Four key players were ruled out with injury before the match, leaving Ancilla with a makeshift defense of sorts.
Ancilla returns to action on Saturday when it hosts NJCAA Region 12 rival Cuyahoga Community College. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. EDT.