Prep sports roundup – October 4th

Boys soccer

Grizzly Cubs rout Heritage Christian

Fernando Lopez-Perez accounted for two goals in Franklin Community’s 6-1 win against Heritage Christian on Saturday.

Owen Atkison got into the act with a goal and assist; other goals were by Sam VanderVeen, David Dylan and Austin Barnard. Joe Nerding picked up two assists and Champ McCorkle one in the victory.

Dylan Bastin provided seven stops in goal, while Barnard added five.

Bull Dogs top Trojans

Columbus North scored a 3-2 victory against Center Grove.

Both Trojans goals were by senior Jared Wilkerson. Teammate Jack Neal got credit for the assists.

Cougars tie Lutheran

Camden Peters and George Apgar scored goals for Greenwood Christian Academy in a 2-2 tie with Luthern. Assists for the Cougars, now 10-4-1, went to Ethan Chupp and J.J. Johnson.

Girls soccer

Rebels lose in county finale

Roncalli advanced to the championship match of the annual Marion County Tournament where it lost to Brebeuf Jesuit, 3-0.

The Rebels advanced by defeating Park Tudor, 1-0, in a semifinal. Scoring the lone goal of the match was Roncalli’s Rita Brockman.

Boys tennis

Rebels bow out against Flashes

Franklin Central defeated Roncalli, 3-2, in the title match of the Flashes’ sectional.

The Rebels, who concluded the season with a 9-12 record, tallied points by virtue of wins by singles players Chad Ransburg and Bryson Meek.

Franklin College

Volleyball team picks up two wins

The volleyball team recorded a pair of four-set home victories, picking up its 11th victory of the season in the process.

The Grizzlies evened their Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference record with a triumph against Earlham College, 25-22, 25-13, 20-25, 26-24. Later, the hosts defeated Fontbonne University, 26-24, 25-23, 21-25, 25-20.

In the opener, freshman Kennedy Surface led the hitting attack with 14 kills and added 16 digs defensively. Junior Amanda Lelivelt had nine kills, while junior Brooke Harvey recorded eight kills.

Senior Ashley Bazier helped distribute the offense with 21 assists, while registering 15 digs. Freshman Nico Morris tallied 19 assists and had 12 digs.

Women’s soccer team downs Defiance

Three first-half goals led the Franklin College women’s soccer team to a decisive 7-0 victory against Defiance College at Faught Stadium in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) opener for both teams.

Sophomore Maddie Fleet recorded a hat trick (three goals) and had three assists in the match. Her first assist set up junior Clare Lenart for the Grizzlies’ first goal in the ninth minute.

Freshman Jalynn Gorman scored her fourth goal of the season to give the hosts a 2-0 advantage in the 27th minute.

Women’s golf team wins invite

The women’s golf team took top honors in the Franklin Fall Invitational at The Legends Golf Club. The tournament marked the team’s final tune-up for next weekend’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Championships.

Franklin posted a 345-stroke team score after having the top two individual finishers in the 18-hole tournament. Senior Paige Lundy took medalist honors with a season-best 77-stroke score, while senior Annie Rodgers placed second with an 81-stroke score.

Junior Hannah White finished 10th behind a 90-stroke score.

Men’s soccer squad finishes in tie

Sophomore Luke Oliver scored two goals as the men’s soccer team earned a 2-2 draw against Defiance College at Faught Stadium in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) opener for both teams.

Defiance (3-5-2, 0-0-1 HCAC) opened the scoring in the 11th minute on a goal from Christian Meister. Three minutes later Oliver struck for the first time on the evening when he converted a free kick from just outside the 18-yard box to square the match.

The teams battled for control until the final 10 minutes. Senior Logan McNamee played a ball down the right sideline for freshman Zanawl Thang. The forward sent a pass to the far post where Oliver found the back of the net off the header. The goal gave the hosts a 2-1 advantage in the 83rd minute.

Williams medalist at Wabash Classic

Behind four of the top six finishers, the Franklin College men’s golf won the Wabash Fall Classic by 20 strokes over the weekend at the Crawfordsville Country Club.

Freshman Jackson Williams took medalist honors for the first time in his collegiate career.

The Grizzlies posted a 593 team score over the 36-hole tournament, highlighted by a 294 score on Saturday. Franklin recorded a 299 score during Sunday’s final round. The team paced the eight-team field by 20 strokes from second-place Defiance College. Wabash finished in third place with a 644 team score.

Williams carded two consistent rounds to lead all 48 competitors with a 145 composite score. He shot a two-over-par 72 on Saturday and followed with a 73-stroke score during the final round.

Freshman Colton Kuppler tied for second place individually with a 146 score, highlighted by a 72-stroke score on Saturday. Sophomore Jacob Hash and junior Spencer Portish each tied for sixth place with a 151 score. Sophomore Jonas Carmichael rounded out Franklin’s consistent play with an 11th-place finish and a 155 score.

Williams medalist at Wabash Classic 

Behind four of the top six finishers, the Franklin College men’s golf won the Wabash Fall Classic by 20 strokes over the weekend at the Crawfordsville Country Club.

Freshman Jackson Williams took medalist honors for the first time in his collegiate career.

The Grizzlies posted a 593 team score over the 36-hole tournament, highlighted by a 294 score on Saturday. Franklin recorded a 299 score during Sunday’s final round. The team paced the eight-team field by 20 strokes from second-place Defiance College. Wabash finished in third place with a 644 team score.

Williams carded two consistent rounds to lead all 48 competitors with a 145 composite score. He shot a two-over-par 72 on Saturday and followed with a 73-stroke score during the final round.

Freshman Colton Kuppler tied for second place individually with a 146 score, highlighted by a 72-stroke score on Saturday. Sophomore Jacob Hash and junior Spencer Portish each tied for sixth place with a 151 score. Sophomore Jonas Carmichael rounded out Franklin’s consistent play with an 11th-place finish and a 155 score.

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Mike Beas is a sports writer for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at mbeas@dailyjournal.net.