College update – October 31

The Ball State volleyball team (11-13, 5-5) defeated conference rivals Miami (Ohio) and Bowling Green by 3-0 scores. Center Grove graduate Mackenzie Kitchel led the Cardinals with outstanding performances in both wins, including a career best effort against Bowling Green.

The redshirt junior attempted 17 kills against the Falcons and was successful on 12 of them with only two errors, good for a .588 kill percentage. She also had one block. In the win against the second-place Red Hawks, she had 12 kills (.310 percentage), three digs and two blocks.

Center Grove

The Illinois State volleyball team (17-7, 7-4) defeated Indiana State 3-1 and Missouri State 3-0 and lost 3-2 to Wichita State. Ali Line had 27 kills, 14 blocks and one dig in the three matches, including hitting percentages of .421 and .750 in the wins.

The Taylor volleyball defeated Bethel 3-0 and lost 3-2 to IU-Kokomo. Jessi Arbuckle had 10 kills, two digs and two blocks in the two matches.

The Wheaton tennis team, undefeated in conference play during the regular season, finished second in the Illinois-Wisconsin College Conference Championship Tournament. Emily Jones was second at No. 3 singles and third at No. 2 doubles.

The Arizona swimmers defeated Washington State and UNLV in a three-team meet. Emma Schoettmer won the 100 breaststroke (1:02.35) and the 200 breaststroke (2:14.17), swam on the winning 200 medley relay team and was ninth of 11 in the 400 IM (4:44.41).

The Ball State swimmers lost to Toledo and Akron in their first meet and defeated McMaster and lost to Buffalo the next day. In the first meet, Kaiti Sullivan was 13th of 16 in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.74) and 11th of 14 in the 200 (2:30.75). On the second day the sophomore was ninth of 11 in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.59) and 11th of 11 in the 500 freestyle (5:43.94).

The Cincinnati swimmers defeated VMI and lost to Marshall in a three-team meet and lost to Louisville in a dual meet. Caroline Sheehan was fourth of nine in the 200 yard butterfly (2:09.11) against Marshall and VMI and was third of nine in the 200 freestyle (1:54.68), seventh of nine in the 50 freestyle (24.79) and fifth of seven in the 100 freestyle (53.31) against Louisville.

The Xavier swimmers finished second to West Virginia and ahead of Butler and Seton Hall in a four-team meet. The Musketeers’ Mikaela Saugstad was eighth of 15 in the 200 breaststroke (2:32. 75) and 10th of 16 in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.71).

The Anderson football team (1-6) lost 54-22 to Mount St. Joseph. Luke Calvert completed 3 of 9 passes for 10 yards and was intercepted twice. Drew Ponder broke up a pass for the Ravens, and Andrew Wozniak broke up two passes, had two solo tackles and assisted on three tackles.

Starting defensive end Alex Aukerman had three solo tackles, assisted on one tackle and recovered a fumble for the Army football team (2-6) in a 38-31 loss to Rice.

Mario Swann played for the Indiana football team (4-4, 0-4) in a 52-26 loss to Michigan State.

Dillon Dallas had one solo tackle and broke up one pass for the Indianapolis football team (7-1) in a 41-18 defeat of Lincoln.

Joel Hale had one solo tackle for the Ohio State football team (8-0) in a 49-7 defeat of Rutgers.

Tyler Mills broke up a pass and had one solo tackle and one assist for the Taylor football team (5-3) in a 35-24 win against Concordia.

The IUPUI golf team finished eighth at the 15-team Dayton Flyer Invitational, and Butler was 13th. Austin Crowder was fourth for the Jaguars and 77th of 100 overall with scores of 86-77—163. Zack Carrabine was third for the Bulldogs and 63rd with scores of 83-78—161.

The DePauw soccer team (19-2-4, 4-1-2) tied Denison 2-2. Alieu Musa scored the game’s final goal at 76.57.

Drake’s Gabe Edel scored the first goal of the match, his third of the season, in the 9-4-1 Bulldogs’ 3-2 soccer loss to Southern Illinois.

Morgan Lee finished 122nd of 296 runners, 17th for Indiana Wesleyan, in 21:25.34 at the 5K NAIA Great Lakes Cross-Country Challenge. Rachel Dever was second for Marian and 18th overall in 19:32.53.


Dakota Sneed continues to play as a substitute in each game for the Butler football team (4-3), which lost 27-24 to Dayton last week.

Indian Creek

Matthew Wray completed 20 of 37 passes for 299 yards and three touchdowns for the Olivet Nazarene football team (3-5) in a 45-35 loss to Siena Heights.

Bridget Marlow had six digs in three matches for the Trine volleyball team (12-13, 8-6), a 3-1 loss to Hope and wins against Olivet (3-0) and Albion (3-2).

Ellie Abel had two kills, 28 assists, eight digs and one block for the Cincinnati Christian volleyball team (12-10) in a 3-0 defeat of Midway.


The Anderson volleyball team (9-17) defeated MacMurray, Illinois Tech, and Illinois College by 3-0 scores and lost 3-0 to Defiance and 3-2 to Lincoln Christian. Karissa Wentzell had 34 digs, two assists and three service aces in the five matches.

The Trine volleyball team (12-13, 8-6) lost 3-1 to Hope and defeated Olivet 3-0 and Albion 3-2. Megan Verkemp had 15 kills, 52 assists, six service aces, six blocks and 13 digs in the three matches. Lauren Verkemp had 30 digs, nine kills and seven assists.


Zach Rudolf had two solo tackles for the Manchester football team (3-3, 3-2) in a 28-20 loss to Bluffton.

Aaron Harris carried the ball once for one yard for the St. Francis football team (8-0) in a 38-29 defeat of Robert Morris.

Kyle Stucker continues to start at center for the undefeated Wabash football team (7-0), which won 55-7 against Wooster. The Little Giants’ closet margin of victory is 28 points.

Alexa West was fourth for seventh-place Marian and 66th of 95 overall with scores of 88-86—174 at the 18 team NAIA Golf Fall Preview at Pooler, Georgia.


Purdue’s David Dalton was seventh of 54, third for the Boilermakers, at the 8K Illinois Cross-Country Open.

The Point Park volleyball team (13-19) defeated West Virginia Wesleyan 3-0 and lost to Siena Heights, Northwestern Ohio, and Cornerstone by 3-0 scores and Aquinas 3-1. Morgan Dangelo played in four of the matches and had 60 digs and nine assists, including five assists and 28 digs in the Cornerstone loss.

Kole Stogner rushed 13 times for 47 yards and caught three passes for 33 yards and one touchdown for the Franklin football team (6-2, 6-0) in a 42-35 win against Rose-Hulman.

Lee Campbell had one solo tackle for a loss and assisted on a sack for the Indianapolis football team (7-1, 5-0) in a 41-18 defeat of Lincoln.

Indiana placekicker Griffin Oakes missed a 42-yard field goal try, converted two of four extra-point attempts and kicked off five times for an average of 62 yards in Michigan State’s 52-26 defeat of the Hoosier football team (4-4, 0-4).