19 Sep Siena Heights women’s volleyball downs Michigan-Dearborn
ADRIAN — The Siena Heights women’s volleyball team took on visiting University of Michigan-Dearborn on Saturday, coming away with a four-set victory over the Wolverines by a 18-25, 25-15, 25-21, 25-19 scoreline in their Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference matchup.
Leading the offense for Siena Heights (7-2, 3-1 WHAC) were Olivia Norman and Janel Ruhlman, as the pair tied for the match-high with 12 kills each, while Norman had four block assists and one dig as Ruhlman added five digs, three block assists and a pair of aces.
Payton Osborne posted a match-high 20 digs for Siena, while Aubrey Bates had 41 assists, another match high total for the Saints. Onsted graduate Kinsey Wagner added five kills, three block assists, two aces and two digs.
Baldwin Wallace 3, Adrian 0: At Adrian, the Bulldog women’s volleyball team could not stay with the visiting Yellow Jackets on Saturday morning at the Merillat Sport and Fitness Center, falling in straight sets by scores of 25-17, 25-14, 25-16.
Blaire Weiman led the Bulldogs (3-7) in the match with seven kills, seven digs and one ace, while Katelyn Bergman added four kills, one block assist and one dig.
Mya Minjares had a team-high 13 digs and one ace for AC, while Hailey Farrell had the team lead in assists (10) and added nine digs for the Bulldogs, who had a hitting percentage for the match of .065 compared to a .250 mark from Baldwin Wallace (9-3).
Adrian (w) at Heidelberg Fall Invitational: At Fostoria, Ohio, the Bulldog women’s golf team set a new school record team score to claim runner up honors at the two-day invitational by shooting a 634.
Taylor Ross was the top Adrian golfer by shooting a 152 over the two days to take third place in the individual standings, while Riley Kleck (156) finished in a tie for fifth place. Olivia Ohmer shot a 160 to place ninth, while Lauren Reed (168) and Sara Bevington (169) were the final Adrian scorers in a tie for 17th and a tie for 20th respectively.
Playing as an individual was Ashlynn Challand, who carded a 176 to place in a tie for 32nd.
Adrian (m) at Irish Hills Intercollegiate: At Adrian, the Bulldogs entered two teams at their home invitational on Friday and Saturday, finishing in sixth and 10th respectively.
For the top AC team, they scored 627 as a squad, with Sam Lewinski and Joe Kowatch tying for 21st with a score of 156 each. Hendrik de Koning and Joseph Renfer tied for 30th with identical 159s, while Trevor Benoit (164) scored a 37th place finish.
Adrian’s second team finished with a total of 658, led by Gabe Campbell’s 154 in 19th place, while Chase Spender and Connor May tallied identical 169s in a tie for 41st. Jackson Tellerico only competed on Friday, carding a 74, while Vince Lafata shot a 92 on Saturday.
Wheaton 2, Adrian (w) 1: At Wheaton, Ill., the Bulldog women’s soccer team came back from an early first half tally from the hosting Thunder, but could not come back from an early second half tally in the one-goal loss.
Wheaton (2-3-1) scored in the seventh minute of the match, but in the 28th minute, Mckenna Mahoney converted a left-footed chance off of a feed from Kelsey Zoli close in against Thunder goalkeeper Lauren Ketchum.
The Thunder however would get another goal in the 49th minute and held off Adrian (3-4) down the stretch. Ketchum got the win in net for Wheaton, tallying seven saves on eight AC shots, while Bulldog keeper Taylor Fischer stopped 13 of 15 shots in defeat.
Spring Arbor 2, Adrian (m) 0: At Spring Arbor, the Bulldog men were held to just three shots in the contest against their NAIA hosts Saturday evening as the squad fell to 1-5-2 to start the 2021 season.
Spring Arbor (3-4-1) scored in the third minute against the Bulldogs and added an insurance tally in the 50th minute.
Adrian goalkeeper Alex Brock stopped nine of 11 Spring Arbor shots in the loss.
Siena Heights at Raider-Knight Invitational: At Grand Rapids, the Saints men’s and women’s cross country teams placed fifth and seventh in their respective races Saturday morning in the meet.
In the team standings, the SHU men’s team scored 130 points to finish behind Aquinas (22), Grand Rapids CC (88), Calvin (89) and Lawrence Tech, while the Saint women scored a 154 in the competition that was won by Aquinas with 24.
Leading the Siena men Saturday was Jacob Haberts with a time of 26 minutes, 55.9 seconds in 12th place, while Liam Hartsuff placed 18th in 27:14.1. Jay Moore took 27th in 28:06.1 while Madison grad Nethanel Leupold (28:20.1) finished in 30th, with the final scorer for the SHU men was Colin Metzger (29:49.3) in 43rd.
For the Saints women’s squad, Lenawee Christian grad Brooke Hildebrandt led the way, placing 22nd in 20:52.5, while Perla Reyes (21:15.3) was the next SHU runner across the line in 27th. Isabelle Uganski (21:35.4), Jezra Reyes (21:37.9) and Morgan Turk finished back-to-back-to-back in 34th, 35th and 36th place respectively to round out the scoring runners for Siena.
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