Eisehour and Johnson
lift Plymouth to NLC win
Kameron Eisehour and Ryan Johnson won a third-set tiebreaker at 2 doubles, and Plymouth closed out its Northern Lakes Conference round robin with a hard-fought 3-2 win on the road at Northridge Monday.
Gabe Vervynckt won in two sets at 1 singles, 6-4, 6-2, John Hunter won in two 6-2 sets at 3 singles, and Eisehour’s and Johnson’s 7-0 tiebreaker in the third set sealed the team win, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(0).
Plymouth improves to 12-3 overall and finishes out the dual conference season at 5-2. The Pilgrims will enter NLC Tournament play Wednesday at Concord.
• PLYMOUTH 3, NORTHRIDGE 2
SINGLES: 1. Gabe Vervynckt (P) beat Chris Robbins 6-4, 6-2; 2. Josh Garfein (N) beat Matt Flynn 7-6(5), 6-1; 3. John Hunter (P) beat Jed Miller 6-2, 6-2.
DOUBLES: 1. Andrew Gingerich-Byron Slabach (N) beat Jack Holloway-Kendall Fosler 2-6, 7-5, 6-2; 2. Kameron Eisehour-Ryan Johnson (P) beat Michael Eash-Eric Beck 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(0).
Record: Plymouth 12-3 (5-2 NLC), Northridge 6-6 (3-4 NLC).
JV score: Plymouth 5, Northridge 4.
CMA blanks Glenn
Culver Military beat visiting John Glenn on all courts Monday, 5-0.
The Eagles surrendered just one game in the three singles matches, Jorge Segura and Arturo Lizarraga beat Evan Rhodes and Drew McDonald 6-0, 6-4 at 1 doubles, and Aaron Arvizu and Justin Sitjar put away Ben Weiss and Dru Sheffer 6-1, 6-2 at 2 doubles.
• CULVER MILITARY 5, JOHN GLENN 0
SINGLES: 1. Quinlan Smith beat Joe Jaworski, 6-0, 6-0; 2. Eric Maudhuit beat Calvin Kretchmer, 6-0, 6-0; 3. Chris Bilicic beat Hunter Jaworkski, 6-1, 6-0.
DOUBLES: 1. Jorge Segura-Arturo Lizarraga beat Evan Rhodes-Drew McDonald, 6-0, 6-4; 2. Aaron Arvizu-Justin Sitjar beat Ben Weiss-Dru Sheffer, 6-1, 6-2.
Lions stop Glenn in 3
John Glenn was competitive in all games, but Bremen stopped the Lady Falcons in the minimum of games, 25-21, 25-21, 25-21 in a Northern State Conference match Monday.
Brooke Baker finished with 11 kills and three blocks, and Cassie Sears recorded nine kills and three blocks for the Lady Lions. Sabrina Gilley passed out 25 assists, Brooke Fitch tallied 22 digs, and Chelsea Huppert stuffed three blocks for Bremen.
Glenn was led by eight kills from Riley Patterson, Kyler Columbia’s 23 assists, and Brittany Schmidt’s 21 digs.
• BREMEN 3, JOHN GLENN 0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-21)
Kills: Brook Baker 11, Cassie Sears 9
Assists: Sabrina Gilley 25
Digs: Brooke Fitch 22
Blocks: Baker 3, Sears 3, Chelsea Huppert 3
Kills: Riley Patterson 8
Assists: Kyler Columbia 23
Digs: Brittany Schmidt 21
Record: Glenn 8-11
J.V. score: Glenn 2, Bremen 0 (25-12, 25-22)
Culver Girls Academy cruised to a 25-10, 25-5, 25-16 victory over West Central at home Monday.
Katy Bjornson notched 13 kills with four digs, Jamie Madison finished with 11 kills, three aces and three digs, and Torrie Christlieb put down 10 kills for CGA. Abby Jeffirs finished with four aces and six digs, and Paige Baldacci dished up 31 assists with four aces as the Lady Eagles improved to 11-6.
• CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 3, WEST CENTRAL 0 (25-10, 25-5, 25-16)
Kills: Katy Bjornson 13, Jamie Madison 11, Torrie Christlieb 10
Aces: Abby Jeffirs 4, Paige Baldacci 4, Madison 3
Assists: Baldacci 31
Digs: Jeffirs 6, Bjornson 4, Madison 3
Record: CGA 11-6
JV score CGA 2, West Central 0 (25-16, 25-15)
CMA routs West Noble
Luther Jacobs finished off four goals, and Culver Military Academy handed visiting West Noble a lopsided 7-2 defeat at home Monday.
Pablo Padilla scored on a penalty kick and registered an assist on Jacobs’ first goal to give the Eagles a 1-0 edge, and Jose Gomez and Adam Freymiller also scored goals for CMA, which outshot West Noble 14-9.
Perley Provost recorded six saves in goal and an assist on Gomez’s goal, which boosted CMA’s advantage to 4-1 in the second half.
• CULVER MILITARY 7, WEST NOBLE 2
CMA — Luther Jacobs (Pablo Padilla)
CMA — Jacobs (Manuel Ituarte)
WN — Uriel Macias (Brian Macias)
CMA — Jacobs (unassisted)
CMA — Jose Gomez (Perley Provost)
CMA — Padilla (penalty kick)
WN — Abel Zamarripa (B. Macias)
CMA — Jacobs (Federico Kawage)
CMA — Adam Freymiller (unassisted)
Shots: West Noble 9, CMA 14
Saves: West Noble 6 (Emanuel Ibanez), CMA 7 (Provost 6, Austin Sheldon 1)
Mechling saves, Binkley boosts Argos
Jacob Mechling made five saves, and Argos battled from behind to hand host Portage a 2-1 defeat Monday.
The Dragons were outshot 6-5 in the even match-up, but Sean Mullaney’s goal knotted the game at 1-1 in the second half, and Damon Binkley scored the game-winner on a Dominic Cataldo assist to lift the visitors past Portage.
Argos improves to 10-1 and will hit the road once more Thursday for a match at Culver.
• ARGOS 2, PORTAGE 1
P — Ben Schaefer
A — Sean Mullaney
A — Damon Binkley (Dominic Cataldo)
Shots on goal: Argos 5, Portage 6
Saves: Argos 5 (Jacob Mechling), Portage 3 (Cody Simmons)
Corners: Argos 5, Portage 2.
Record: Argos 10-1
2nd half lifts LaVille
LaVille outshot visiting Mishawaka 17-1 in the second half, and the Lady Lancers broke a 0-0 halftime stalemate with two goals after the break to win 2-0 at home at Newton Park Monday.
Grace Ingle scored on a Nina Zeiger assist in the 68th minute, and Kaylee Tucker found the back of the net on an Ingle helper in the 79th minute to end Mishawaka’s hope of a draw.
Kyleigh Breden managed two saves, and Kerri Andert had one save in goal for LaVille.
• LaVILLE 2, MISHAWAKA 0
At Newton Park
L — Grace Ingle (Nina Zeiger), 68th minute
L — Kaylee Tucker (Grace Ingle), 79th minute
Shots on goal: LaVille 21, Mishawaka 1
Saves: LaVille 3 (Kyleigh Breden 2, Kerri Andert 1), Mishawaka 28
Corner kicks: LaVille 5, Mishawaka 2
Plymouth JV 2nd at NLC
Plymouth’s JV boys tennis team earned a conference runner-up finish at the Northern Lakes Conference JV Tournament Saturday.
The JV Pilgrims put up 18 points behind Warsaw’s dominant 28 to edge out Northridge by three points for second place at the tilt.
Nate Knapp was the champion at 2 singles, and Max Holloway was runner-up at 1 singles. Spencer Maecroft finished third at 3 singles, and George Stults and Luke Vervynckt were third at 2 doubles, while Plymouth’s 1 doubles tandem of Brayden Davidson and Garrett Fox finished fifth.
7th grade volleyball
Lady Lions lose
The Bremen Middle School seventh grade volleyball team lost in two games to Rochester Monday, 25-19, 25-11. Stats and stat leaders for the match were not available.
Hodges bros and Wabash rip Denison
Wabash’s young and fast defense gave up a few yards but no points Saturday in a 35-2 North Coast Athletic Conference opener at Denison.
Plymouth graduate Austin Hodges had his second straight game with two interceptions as the Little Giants picked off four passes by Denison.
Hodges also recorded three solo tackles and two assists, while younger brother Houston made several pass break-ups and two tackles on defense and returned a kick for 10 yards on special teams.
With the win Wabash moves up to No. 7 in the nation in Division III football.
Men’s college soccer
Chargers take 3rd at Lakeland Invitational
Ancilla (1-3-2) tied Cuyahoga Community College 3-3 on Saturday and dropped a decision to Lakeland Community College 0-1 on Sunday to finish third in the four-team Lakeland Invitational over the weekend.
Rene Mejia and Alex Rosowicz each gave solid efforts in the goal to keep Ancilla in both games. Manny Awuku and Mike Calderon were selected by the coaches to the All-Tournament team.
The Chargers’ next game is at home this coming Friday at 4 p.m. against Schoolcraft College.
Women’s college volleyball
Lady Chargers split games in tri-match
Ancilla’s volleyball team rebounded from a four-game loss to Indiana Tech’s JV (25-19, 25-23, 23-25, 30-28) with a win over Henry Ford Community College (25-18, 25-18, 25-16) at home.
Kaylia Richardson had 18 kills against Indiana Tech and Mieka Wagner recorded 13. Kristen Trudell dished out 39 assists, and Keri Friend had 21 digs while Kelly Duke added 18.
Duke also led the defense in the match against Henry Ford with 10 digs, while Walkerton’s Jessica Moore recorded three solo block and Kaylia Richardson had two solo blocks block. Hayley Mavrick led the attack with 10 kills, Trudell had 21 assists, and Friend served five aces.
The Chargers host Lansing Community College tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Charger Arena at the Lifeplex.