In the first collegiate action of his career, Center Grove grad Jovan Swann — the Daily Journal’s 2015 football Player of the Year — had two solo tackles, assisted on another and intercepted a pass that he returned two yards to help Stanford defeat Rice 62-7 in a game played in Sydney, Australia.
Grace golfer Sydney Abbott was first in a field of 33 competitors with a school-record score of 75 to lead the Lancers to the championship of the IU-East Invitational. The sophomore also had the low score (38 for nine holes) for the Grace women in a coed dual-meet win against Ancilla.
The Northern Kentucky women’s soccer team defeated Miami (Ohio) 4-0 and Ohio 1-0 in exhibition matches. They started the regular season with a 2-1 defeat of Eastern Kentucky before losing 1-0 to Indiana State. Erin Sutton played as a midfielder in all four matches for NKU, starting against Ohio and Indiana State.
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Nicole Jansen started as a defender for the Marian women’s soccer team (1-1) in a 2-0 loss to Ohio University and a 14-0 defeat of Brescia.
The Indiana Wesleyan’s women soccer team defeated Rio Grande 7-0 and IU-East 2-1. Jessica Humphrey played 29 minutes in the goal for the Wildcats in the win against Rio Grande and had no save opportunities.
In games played in Michigan, the Stetson (Florida) men’s soccer team lost 2-1 to Detroit Mercy and 5-0 to Western Michigan. Brock Exline started at midfield for Stetson in both matches and took one shot against WMU.
Bradley Bennett saw action as a substitute for the Marian men’s soccer team in a season-opening 2-1 loss to Holy Cross.
The Georgia State volleyball team (1-2), playing in the East Carolina Invitational, opened its season by defeating Rutgers 3-0 before falling 3-0 to East Carolina and 3-1 to William and Mary. In the win against the Scarlet Knights, Morgan Hash had 16 kills in 35 attempts with four errors, five digs, three blocks, one assist and two service aces. In the two losses she played in six of the seven sets and had 14 kills in 64 attempts with 11 errors, five digs, an assist and a block.
The Evansville volleyball team (3-0) defeated Chicago State 3-1, Manhattan 3-0 and Western Illinois 3-2. Freshman Addie Payne did not play in the opener but saw action in the next two matches, with two kills and an error in 11 attempts, one dig and one block assist.
Patrick Palmer started for the Marian men’s soccer team (0-1) in a 2-1 loss to Holy Cross.
Freshman Delanie Hill saw action as a substitute for the Marian women’s soccer team in a win against Brescia.
Marian’s Noah Roberts played in the “B” flight of the Marian men’s tennis doubles tournament, and he and his partner lost each of their three matches.
The Point Park (Pennsylvania) women’s volleyball team (4-1) lost 3-1 to Montreat (North Carlina) and defeated Milligan (Tennessee) 3-1, Middle Georgia 3-2, Union (Tennessee) 3-1, and Lindenwood-Belleville (Illinois) 3-0 in the Milligan Invitational Tournament. Morgan Dangelo had 54 digs, eight assists, a kill and two service aces in the five matches. Cameron LaMonaca played in five sets in two matches and had four digs, a service ace and a kill.
Hannah Johnson was 13th of 32 competitors overall and third for her team, with a score of 90 for third-place IU-East in the five-team IU-East Tee-Off Tournament. The sophomore had a score of 85, second for the Red Wolves and 14th of 42 overall, to help the team to a fourth-place finish at the eight-team IU-Kokomo Fall Tournament.
Brianna Howard played as a reserve for the Cincinnati Christian women’s volleyball team (0-3) in 3-0 losses to Indiana Tech, Northwestern Ohio and Lourdes, and had one kill with one error in three attempts, 29 digs, three assists, and two service errors.