Local roundup – October 17

Franklin College

Men’s soccer wins three in a row

The Grizzlies defeated Mount St. Joseph University 2-0 at home. The victory leaves Franklin with a 3-6-4 record overall tied and third in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Blaine Fuhs scored the first goal for the Grizzlies, assisted by Jordan Thomas, and Conrad Bomber came in with the second goal to seal the victory.

Garrett Belden had five saves in the shutout.

Women’s soccer loses to Mt. St. Joseph

Franklin College lost to Mount St. Joseph University 1-0 at home Saturday in a match for first place in the HCAC. The defeat ended the Grizzlies’ eight-game winning streak.

The team hopes to bounce back Wednesday against Transylvania University.

Volleyball topped by Bluffton

Bluffton University came out on top against Franklin 22-25, 25-22, 25-18, 26-24, ending the Grizzlies’ five-match home winning streak.

The offense for the Grizzlies was led by Amanda Lelivelt with 11 kills and Kennedy Surface with eight. Ashley Bazier came up with 25 assists. On defense, Libby Stahl contributed 29 digs, while Surface recorded 16.

Women’s tennis defeated in semifinals

Franklin lost to Rose-Hulman 5-2 on Saturday. The loss ends their season and their run in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tennis tournament.

Jessica Baker and Holyn Eldridge won in doubles, 8-6. Alexa Schofner also earned a victory in singles.

Women’s swimming 2nd; men 4th

Franklin College competed in the 2016 Indiana Division III Invitational on Saturday.

The women’s swimming team managed to score 621 points to give the Grizzlies a second-place finish out of five teams. Cady Mehringer came up with Franklin’s only event victory in the 200-yard individual medley. Karlee Demsey placed second in the 100-yard butterfly, followed by Mehringer in third place. Kaitlin Mans also contributed a second-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Regina Solik, Sarah Taylor, Amy McCormick and Karlee Demsey were runner-up in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Taylor also competed in the 200-yard freestyle relay, along with Haley Blaich, Lauren McCool, and Payton Thomas, taking second place there as well.

The men took fourth place out of six teams with 429 points. Artur Schneider took first place in both the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke for the Grizzlies. James Hone recorded runner-up finishes in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly and added a fourth-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle.

Will Combs came in second in the 3-meter diving competition and placed third in the 1-meter. Sam Hall contributed with a third-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke and a fourth place in the 200-yard individual medley.