CGA loses to St. Joe
Culver Girls Academy lost a 4-1 decision to South Bend St. Joseph’s Friday.
CGA’s only win of the night came at 2 singles, where Paulina Cano fought back from a first set loss to beat Haley Powers 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Rachel Simon and Carlota Silva split sets at 2 doubles but ultimately succumbed 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, and Regina Padilla forced a third set at 3 singles before falling 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.
• ST. JOSEPH’S 4, CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 1
Singles: 1. Alaina Roberts (SJ) beat Sonia Shen 6-0, 6-2; 2. Paulina Cano (CGA) beat Haley Powers 4-6, 6-3, 6-4; 3. Shivani Vasudeva (SJ) beat Regina Padilla, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.
Doubles: 1. Sid Corrigan-Maddie Minaudo (SJ) beat Pita Navarro-Maria Solis 6-1, 6-4; 2. Emily Lyon-Amanda Hastings (SJ) beat Rachel Simon-Carlota Silva 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.
Glenn hands Triton NSC loss
John Glenn handed Northern State Conference foe Triton a 4-1 defeat in a competitive match at home in Walkerton Thursday.
The Lady Falcons won at all positions except 2 doubles, where Triton’s Savannah and Brooke Baker beat Glenn’s Victoria Clark and Emily Vandervelden 6-1, 6-0.
The Lady Trojans took 12 games from Glenn at 2 and 3 singles as Kyler Columbia beat Holly Stogsdill 6-3, 6-3 and Ally Pudlo beat Carrie Slabaugh 6-4, 6-2.
• JOHN GLENN 4, TRITON 1
Singles: 1. Anna Schmalzried (JG) beat Jessica Babendrager 6-1, 6-1; 2. Kyler Columbia (JG) beat Holly Stogsdill 6-3, 6-3; 3. Ally Pudlo (JG) beat Carrie Slabaugh 6-4, 6-2.
Doubles: Kaysi O’Brien-Sara Wolf (JG) beat Kendall Mason-Kaelyn Mason 6-0, 6-3; 2. Savannah Baker-Brooke Baker (T) beat Victoria Clark-Emily Vandervelden 6-1, 6-0.
JV score: Glenn 1, Triton 1
CMA wins at Rochester
Culver Military plated nine runs off 12 hits, and the Eagles claimed their third win of the season at Rochester, 9-4.
Kyle Bartelman doubled with an RBI, while Colin Raver and Kevan Bjornson both doubled, and Ralph Laux drove in a run for CMA. Colt Vessels picked up the win on the mound relieving Brian Espiritu in the fifth inning, and Perley Provost took over in the seventh to shut the door on the host Zebras.
Travis Wottring doubled for Rochester, and John O’Dell took the loss relieving Aaron Stuart in the fourth as CMA scratched out six runs in the top of the sixth to take the lead for good.
• CULVER MILITARY 9, ROCHESTER 4
CMA: 010 006 2 — 9 12 3
Rochester: 100 003 0 — 4 9 1
Brian Espiritu, Colt Vessels (W, 5), Perley Provost (7); Aaron Stuart, Jon O’Dell (L,4), Andrew Feldman (7).
2B: Kyle Bartelman (CMA), Colin Raver (CMA), Kevan Bjornson (CMA), Travis Wottring (R)
Records: CMA 3-1.
Jr. high boys golf
Lincoln falls in opener
The Lincoln Junior High boys golf team played well in their season opener but came up just short of Wawasee, 238-248. Low medalist was Jeffery Moore with a 39 through eight holes as some rounds were cut short due to darkness. Lincoln’s lowest scoring boys were Micah Calhoun and Ricky Cooper with dual 47s through eight holes. Seventh grader Hudson Yoder had a 48 in eight holes in his first match for Lincoln.
Lincoln’s next match is Monday at Rochester.
Jr. high girls golf
Lady Red Storm win
After nearly four hours, the Lincoln Junior High girls golf team beat Wawasee in a close match at the Plymouth Country Club Thursday night, 292-309. Morgan Oberly was low medalist with a 47.
The next match for Lincoln is Monday at Rochester.
Ancilla splits at GRCC
The Ancilla College softball (20-6, 7-5 MCCAA) team lost the opening game of a doubleheader at Grand Rapids Community College (17-12, 8-6 MCCAA) 7-6, running its losing streak to three games before breaking the streak in the nightcap with a 13-7 victory, the Lady Chargers’ 20th win of the season.
Gretchen Gieseking belted two solo home runs and was 3 for 4 with two RBI in game one. Kayla Dell also added two RBI, while Kaitlyn Dreibelbis, Courtney Clark and Cortney Ferrell all had two hits for Ancilla. The Chargers out-hit the Raiders 12-10 in game one, but a big four-run fifth inning by Grand Rapids in which only two runs were earned turned out to be the difference in the game.
Ancilla took a 6-0 lead after two at bats in game two, but Grand Rapids fought back to within one, trailing 7-6 after five innings. Ancilla’s big inning was the sixth, in which the Chargers strung together six straight hits with two outs to tally four runs in the frame.
Every Ancilla starter finished with a hit, as the Chargers finished with 17 hits in the game. Drebelbis, Gieseking and Clark all had three hits each, and Clark finished with three RBI. Emily Steele picked up her sixth win of the season for Ancilla.