Pilgrims shut out Wawasee
Plymouth’s boys tennis team opened its Northern Lakes Conference schedule with a convincing 5-0 whitewashing of Wawasee on the road in Syracuse Wednesday night.
The Pilgrims’ wins cam in straight sets on all courts, but several scores were fairly competitive in the NLC opener. John Hunter beat Kyler Loue, 6-2, 6-2 at 1 singles, Nate Knapp beat Cal Heinisch 6-2, 6-2 at 3 singles, Dylan Houser and Chase Myers took four games from Plymouth 1 doubles teammates Matt Flynn and Max Holloway before falling 6-4, 6-0, and Doug Hapner and Jake Hutchinson extended Ryan Johnson and Braydon Davidson to nine games in the second set before succumbing 6-0, 6-3.
The Pilgrim JV also shut out its Wawasee counterparts 9-0.
Plymouth’s varsity stays perfect at 4-0 with a 1-0 NLC start. The team returns home next Wednesday for a match with Triton.
• PLYMOUTH 5, WAWASEE 0
SINGLES: 1. John Hunter beat Kyler Loue, 6-2, 6-2; 2. John Gerard beat Todd Hauser 6-1, 6-0; Nate Knapp beat Cal Heinisch 6-2, 6-2.
DOUBLES: 1. Matt Flynn-Max Holloway beat Dylan Houser-Chase Myers 6-4, 6-0; 2. Ryan Johnson-Braydon Davidson beat Doug Hapner-Jake Hutchinson 6-0, 6-3.
Records: Plymouth 4-0 (1-0 NLC)
JV score: Plymouth 9, Wawasee 0
Bremen puts Glenn away late
John Glenn struck less than three minutes into its Northern State Conference game at Bremen Wednesday, but the Lady Falcons couldn’t hold on as the Lions overwhelmed them with 19 shots for a 4-1 win at home.
Ashley Burnett’s goal on a Lizzy Buck assist put Glenn up 1-0 in the third minute, but Jasmine Schafer scored the equalizer on a Claire Schmidt helper in the sixth minute.
The NSC rivals remained knotted in a 1-1 tie until late in the second half when Schafer’s second goal — this time on a Marisa Browning assist — in the 71st minute gave Bremen a 2-1 edge. Katelyn Aguayo put in an insurance goal on a Lexi Pate assist roughly a minute later, and Aguayo put in another one for good measure in the 79th minute to put the game totally out of reach.
Dana Rector finished with 16 saves in a wasted standout performance in goal for Glenn.
• BREMEN 4, JOHN GLENN 1
JG — Ashley Burnett (Lizzy Buck), 3rd minute
B — Jasmine Schafer (Claire Schmidt), 6th minute
B — Schafer (Marisa Browning), 71st minute
B — Katelyn Aguayo (Lexi Pate), 72nd minute
B — Aguayo (unassisted), 79th minute
Shots: Bremen 19, JG 4
Saves: Bremen (Jess Bollenbacher) 4, JG (Dana Rector) 16
Corners: Bremen 6, JG 2
JV score: JG 2, Bremen 1
Lady Cavs rally past LaCrosse
Culver Community’s volleyball team rallied back from a close first-set loss to beat LaCrosse in four games Wednesday night, 23-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-14.
Samantha Howard put in a standout all-around performance with 16 kills, six aces and 10 assists.
Donna Zehner finished with eight kills, Bayli Fearnow served up six aces with a team-high 19 digs, Marisa Howard has nine assists, and Tosha Harris finished with 14 digs.
The Lady Cavs improved to 3-2 with the win.
• CULVER COMMUNITY 3,
LaCROSSE 0 (23-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-14)
Kills: Samantha Howard 16, Donna Zehner 8
Aces: Howard 6, Bayli Fearnow 6
Assists: S. Howard 10, Marisa Howard 9
Digs: Bayli Fearnow 19, Tosha Harris 14
Record: Culver 3-2
OD falls in 4
The Oregon-Davis volleyball team took game two 25-19 but fell short of a win, falling in four, 25-23, 19-25, 25-9, 25-20 Wednesday night.
Stats from the match were unavailable.
• MORGAN TOWNSHIP 3,
OREGON-DAVIS 1 (25-23, 19-25, 25-9, 25-20)
Complete stats unavailable.
JV score: Morgan Township 2, OD 0 (25-6, 25-14).
Charger volleyball wins home opener
The Ancilla volleyball team won their second match of the season, doing so in comeback fashion. The Chargers defeated visiting Morton College 17-25, 25-14, 20-25, 25-17, 15-11.
Plymouth’s Amber Redinger and Mieka Wagner both put up double-digit kill totals. Redinger finished with 17 and added five blocks (one solo and four assist), while Wagner put down 13 kills. Courtney Griffith assisted on 27 of Ancilla’s 56 kills in the match, and Mackenzie White led the Chargers in digs (32) and receive attempts (27).
Ancilla returns to action tonight at 6:30 p.m. as the Chargers face Grace College’s JV at the LifePlex of Plymouth.