The Middle Tennessee volleyball team had lost its first eight matches before entering the Comfort Inn Invitational at Morehead State University. Led by Center Grove High School graduate Taylor Hammill, who was named tournament MVP, the Blue Raiders swept three opponents, defeating Troy 3-1, South Carolina State 3-0, and Morehead 3-1 to win the championship.
Hammill, a transfer from Auburn, had 118 assists, nine kills on 18 attempts, 27 digs, four service aces and six blocking assists in the three matches.
The Illinois State volleyball team (4-5) defeated Dayton 3-0 and Cincinnati 3-2 and lost 3-2 to Seton Hall. Ali Line played in 12 of the 13 sets and had 23 kills in 60 attempts, three digs and seven assists on blocks.
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The Denver volleyball team (7-2) lost 3-0 to Minnesota and Texas, and defeated Texas A & M-Corpus Christi 3-1. Macy Carrabine played in three sets in the two losses and had three digs. In the win, the freshman played in three sets and had 16 digs and three assists.
The Army football team (2-0) defeated Buffalo 21-17. Army’s starting linebacker Alex Aukerman had three solo tackles, including a sack; assisted on two tackles; and recovered a fumble and returned it five yards.
Samm Hayes started on the offensive line at left tackle, and Joey Siderewicz saw action for the Franklin College football team (0-2) in a 43-24 loss to Butler.
Titus McCoy carried the ball twice for minus-six yards for the Indiana State football team (0-2) in a 42-7 loss to Tennessee.
Gavin Everett and Drew Conrad played for Indiana (1-1) in a 34-17 football win against Virginia.
The University of Indianapolis football team (2-0) defeated Wayne State 31-28. Right guard Jordan Bedan and right tackle Clay Hadley started on the offensive line for the Greyhounds, and starting defensive end Dillon Dallas had two solo tackles and two assists.
Russ Yeast saw action for the Louisville football team (2-0) in a 47-35 defeat of North Carolina.
Nate Wozniak started at tight end for the Minnesota football team (2-0) in a 48-14 win against Oregon State.
Alex Woods started at left tackle, and Austin Smogor started at right guard on the offensive line for 2-0 St. Francis (Indiana) in a 68-23 defeat of St. Francis (Illinois).
Jovan Swann assisted on one tackle for the Stanford football team (1-1) in a 42-24 loss to USC.
Cameron Tidd played for Vanderbilt (2-0) in a 42-0 football win against Alabama A & M.
Starting running back Max Norris had his second 100-yard rushing game, gaining 103 yards on 23 carries and scoring one touchdown for the Western Illinois football team (2-0) in a 38-20 win against Northern Arizona. The redshirt sophomore also caught two passes for 13 yards.
Jackson Williams was first for the second-place Franklin College men’s golf team and sixth of 80 overall with scores of 73-77—150 at the 14-team Dick Park Invitational.
Indianapolis fielded two teams in the Ohio Dominican men’s golf invitational, and Chris Heck finished fourth of five on team two and 54th of 101 overall with scores of 80-80—160.
The Indiana men’s golf team placed 11th of 16 teams at the Wolf Run Invitational in Zionsville, and Ethan Shepherd was first for the Hoosiers and 18th of 90 overall with scores of 73-72-78—223. Austin Crowder led 12th-place IUPUI with scores of 77-74-78—229, 36th overall.
The IU-South Bend men’s golf team placed fourth of eight teams at Huntington’s Forester Fall Golf Classic. Cameron Millhoff was fourth for IUSB and 22nd of 52 overall with scores of 87-74—161.
The Valparaiso women placed 11th of 12 teams at the Redbird Invitational at Illinois State. Shelby Schier was fourth for Valpo and 65th of 75 overall with scores of 87-83-84—254.
The Grace women’s golf team, playing in the two-team National Christian College Midwest Regional, finished in second place. Sydney Abbott led Grace and was third of 10 overall with scores of 79-80-159, making her the only Lancer to qualify for the NCCAA national tournament.
The Taylor women’s tennis team (4-1) lost 9-0 to Marian and defeated St. Francis 8-1 and Spring Arbor 7-2. Katelyn Gray, playing No. 5 singles, lost 7-6, 7-6 to Marian, won 6-2, 6-1 against St. Francis, and won 6-3, 6-3 against Spring Arbor.
The Stetson men’s soccer team (1-4) lost 2-1 to Northern Illinois and 1-0 to Loyola. Brock Exline started for Stetson in both matches and scored the Hatters’ lone goal at 64.16 of the NIU match to give his team a short-lived 1-0 lead.
Keaton Radecki played 55 minutes and took one shot for the Cincinnati Christian men’s soccer team in a season-opening 2-1 defeat of Mount St. Joseph.
Rachel Dever was third for the first-place Marian women’s cross country team and fourth of 43 overall in the 5K John McNichols Small School Invitational at Indiana State with a time of 20:03.
Jordan Timmons was eighth for the sixth-place Ball State women and 64th of 77 overall with a time of 19:31.3 at the nine-team 5K Illinois State Invitational.
James Starks had one solo tackle and one assist for the Trine football team (2-0) in a 55-14 defeat of Bluffton.
Starting safety Brendon Smith had three solo tackles and assisted on another for the Marian football team (1-1) in a 49-28 win against Robert Morris.
The Anderson volleyball team (4-4) defeated Monmouth 3-2 and Illinois College 3-1 and lost 3-0 to North Central and 3-0 to William Woods. Lucy Kieweg played in 12 sets in the first three matches and had 60 digs, seven service aces and six assists.
The Evansville men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the John McNichols Invitational in Terre Haute, and each finished fifth of five teams in a very strong field. In the 5K women’s race, Izzy Dawson was third for the Aces and 59th of 63 overall with a time of 20:56.2. In the 8K men’s race, Tucker Dawson was 38th of 39 runners and eighth for Evansville in 30:29.8.
Dakota Sneed started at center for the Butler football team (1-1) in a 43-24 win at Franklin College.
The Cincinnati Christian volleyball team (1-4) lost 3-1 to Mount St. Joseph. Brianna Howard had 14 digs and two assists in the loss.
Allie Dalton was 10th for the Malone women’s cross-country team and 45th of 72 overall with a time of 19:47.9 at the 5K Tommy Evans Invitational in Akron.
Hannah White was first for the fifth-place Franklin College women’s golf team and ninth of 68 overall at the nine-team Hanover Invitational with scores of 79-89—168.
Jacob Hash was fourth for the Franklin College men’s golf team and 23rd of 80 overall with scores of 79-78—157 at the 14-team Dick Park Invitational. Teammate Donald Morefield competed as an individual and was 70th with scores of 89-92–181.
The Marian men’s tennis team (3-1) defeated Taylor 8-1 and Goshen 5-4. Noah Roberts won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3 singles and 8-5 at No. 2 doubles against Taylor, and he won his singles match 6-3, 6-3 and lost 8-5 in doubles against Goshen.
The Franklin College men’s tennis team lost 8-1 to IU-Southeast. Jacob Zachery and his partner won 8-1 at No. 3 doubles for the Grizzlies’ lone point. The freshman lost 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.
Chandler McGaha was sixth for the Butler men’s cross-country team and 36th of 39 overall in the large school division, finishing with a time of 29:00.7 at the 8K John McNichols Invitational in Terre Haute.
Huntington’s women’s cross-country team finished ninth in the nine-team 5K Indiana Wesleyan Twilight Invitational. Bianca Tisdale was third for the Foresters and 42nd of 115 overall with a time of 21:18.6.
The Evansville volleyball team (6-3) lost 3-0 to Indiana and 3-1 to Tennessee-Martin, and defeated Alabama Birmingham 3-2. Addie Payne played in eight sets in the three matches and had six kills in 24 attempts, seven assists on blocks and a dig.
Jessie Admire played in one set for the Indiana volleyball team (9-0), her first action of the year, in a 3-1 win against Alabama-Birmingham.
The Franklin College volleyball team (4-3) defeated Wilmington 3-0 and St. Mary-of-the-Woods 3-1, and lost 3-0 to Ohio Wesleyan and 3-2 to Centre. Abigail Sewell started for the Grizzlies and had 29 kills in 64 attempts, four service aces, eight digs, seven solo blocks and six block assists.
The Georgia State volleyball team (4-6) defeated Jackson State 3-1 and Chattanooga 3-2, and lost 3-0 to Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. Morgan Hash played in nine sets in the three matches and had 12 kills in 69 attempts, 14 digs, one service ace, two assists and two block assists.
Patrick Palmer started for the Marian men’s soccer team (1-3) in a 1-0 loss to Midway (Kentucky).
First place Taylor’s Hunter Smith was first of 131 cross-country runners at the 8K Indiana Wesleyan Twilight Invitational with a time of 25:40.8. Teammate Garrett Henderson was 17th for Taylor and 108th overall in 33:28.6.
Zeke Neihart was 12th for Malone’s cross country team and 30th of 44 overall at the 5K Tom Evans Invitational at Akron with a time of 16:15.4.
Griffin Oakes kicked field goals of 51 and 48 yards, was successful on four of four extra point tries, and averaged 57 yards on six kickoffs with two touchbacks for the Indiana football team (1-1) in a 34-17 defeat of Virginia.
Jackson Daugherty started at wide receiver for the Hanover football team (0-2) in a 24-20 loss to Maryville and caught eight passes for 85 yards and one touchdown.
Kole Stogner returned six kickoffs 97 yards (long of 25), caught one pass for four yards, and carried the ball once for a loss of two yards for the Franklin College football team (0-2) in a 43-24 loss to Butler.
Franklin College tennis player Alex Hammer lost 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles and 8-2 at No. 1 doubles in an 8-1 loss to IU-Southeast.
The Point Park volleyball team (8-6) defeated Indiana Tech, Shawnee State, and Montreat by 3-0 scores, and lost 3-1 to Union (Kentucky) and 3-2 to Pittsburgh-Johnstown. Morgan Dangelo had 44 digs, 11 assists and seven service aces while playing in all 18 sets. Cameron LaMonaca played in five sets in two matches and had four digs.
IU-Southeast tennis player Sam Venter won 6-0, 6-3 at No. 4 singles and 8-1 at No. 3 doubles in an 8-1 win against Franklin College.
The Taylor men’s tennis team (2-3) won 7-2 against St. Francis and lost 7-2 to Spring Arbor. Jacob Scott won 8-0 at No. 3 doubles in the win and 8-6 in the loss.
The Thiel men’s soccer team (2-2) defeated Pittsburgh-Bradford 3-0 and Pittsburgh-Greensburg 1-0, and lost 5-1 to LaRoche. Conner Swatts started for Thiel and took six shots, three on goal, in the three matches.
Taylor’s men’s cross-country team won the 8K Indiana Wesleyan Twilight Invitational, and Indiana Wesleyan was second of nine teams. Jared Williams was third for IWU and 14th of 131 overall in 26:46.2. Taylor’s Landry Long was 48th, 10th for the Trojans, in 27:58.1.
Gabe O’Keefe was sixth for the fourth-place Fort Wayne cross-country team, 49th of 58 overall, in 27:04.4 at the five-team 8K Bluegrass Invitational at the University of Kentucky.
The Indiana State women’s cross-country team placed third of five teams at the 5K John McNichols Invitational in Terre Haute. The Sycamores’ Danielle Muse was 13th for ISU and 54th of 63 overall in 20:32.8.
Nick Ratti had one solo tackle, and Logan Wynn and Logan Mullinix saw action for Franklin College (0-2) in a 43-24 football loss to Butler.