INDIANA SRN SPORTS BROADCASTS THIS WEEK
|Tue Sep 14||7p||Chatard @ Covenant Christian||Volleyball|
|Tue Sep 14||7p||Heritage Christian @ Guerin Catholic||Volleyball|
|Wed Sep 15||7:30p||Northview @ Greencastle||Volleyball|
|Thur Sep 16||7p||Danville @ Covenant Christian||Volleyball|
|Thur Sep 16||7p||Decatur Central @ Heritage Christian||Volleyball|
|Thur Sep 16||6p||Covenant Christian @ Heritage Christian||Soccer|
|Fri Sep 17||7p||Parke Heritage @ Greencastle||Football|
|Fri Sep 17||7p||Tindley @ Covenant Christian||Football|
|Fri Sep 17||7p||Frontier @ Traders Pt||Football|
|Fri Sep 17||7p||Scecina @ Heritage Christian||Football|
|Fri Sep 17||7:30p||Delta @ Mt Vernon||Football|
|Tue Sep 21||5p||Covenant Christian @ Park Tudor||Soccer|
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACHES POLLS
1 Center Grove (10) 4-0 100
2 Westfield 3-1 85
3 Carmel 3-1 76
4 Merrillville 4-0 63
5 Brownsburg 3-1 60
6 Warren Central 3-1 49
7 Hamilton SE 4-0 42
8 Ben Davis 2-2 31
9 Chesterton 4-0 19
10 Lawrence North 3-0 12
Others receiving votes:
Homestead 3-1 (8), Fishers 3-1 (3), Carroll (Allen) 3-1 (2)
1 Indpls Cathedral (10) 4-0 100
2 Valparaiso 4-0 89
3 Bloomington South 4-0 78
4 FW Dwenger 3-1 66
5 Decatur Central 3-1 62
6 FW Snider 2-1 46
7 Zionsville 2-2 36
8 Mishawaka 3-1 28
9 Kokomo 4-0 14
10 Bloomington North 3-1 10
Castle 3-1 10
Others receiving votes:
Harrison (WL) 3-1 (7), Michigan City 2-2 (2), Concord 3-1 (1),
Whiteland 1-2 (1)
1 Indpls Roncalli (9) 4-0 92
2 Mooresville 4-0 79
3 East Noble 3-0 69
4 Leo 4-0 66
5 Jasper (1) 4-0 62
6 East Central 3-1 53
7 Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 3-1 30
8 Northridge 4-0 18
9 Indpls Chatard 0-4 16
10 Northview 4-0 14
Others receiving votes:
Evansville Memorial 3-1 (12), Logansport 3-0 (10), Northwood 2-2 (8), Delta 3-1 (4),
New Prairie 3-1 (4), Greenfield Central 2-2 (4), Hobart 2-2 (2)
1 Indpls Brebeuf (8) 4-0 98
2 West Lafayette (1) 4-0 80
3 Gibson Southern (1) 3-1 78
4 Danville 3-1 72
5 Tri-West 4-0 59
6 Lawrenceburg 3-1 51
7 Mt. Vernon (Posey) 4-0 25
8 Brownstown Central 4-0 21
9 Owen Valley 4-0 17
Western Boone 2-2 17
Others receiving votes:
Mishawaka Marian 2-2 (13), Norwell 3-1 (6), Sullivan 2-2 (5),
FW Concordia 1-3 (4), Hanover Central 3-1 (2), Oak Hill 3-1 (2)
1 FW Luers (10) 4-0 100
2 Eastbrook 4-0 88
3 Andrean 2-2 81
4 Tipton 4-0 63
5 Evansville Mater Dei 3-1 59
6 Heritage Christian 4-0 49
7 Eastside 4-0 26
Linton-Stockton 4-0 26
9 Rensselaer Central 3-1 16
10 Lafayette CC 2-2 13
Others receiving votes:
Speedway 4-0 (10), Indpls Scecina 3-1 (8), Eastern Hancock 3-1 (4),
North Posey 4-0 (1), Triton Central 2-2 (1)
1 Indpls Lutheran (10) 4-0 100
2 Adams Central 3-1 78
3 South Adams 4-0 72
4 Monroe Central 4-0 64
5 Winamac 3-0 55
6 Parke Heritage 3-1` 46
7 Covenant Christian 3-1 40
8 North Judson 4-0 33
9 Springs Vallkey 4-0 22
10 Churubusco 2-2 17
Others receiving votes:
South Putnam 3-1 (14), Covington 3-1 (4), Southwood 2-2 (3),
West Washington 1-1 (1)
INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER POLLS
3A Girls Soccer
- Hamilton Southeastern
- Bloomington South
- North Central
- Saint Joseph
- Columbus North
- Center Grove
- Evansville Reitz
- Mt. Vernon
- Crown Point
- East Central
- Guerin Catholic
2A Girls Soccer
1. Evansville Memorial
4. Mishawaka Marian
5. Park Tudor
7. Mater Dei
8. Hamilton Heights
9. Tri West
11. Heritage Hills
12. Silver Creek
14. Lafayette Central Catholic
15. Culver Academy
16. West Lafayette
19. South Dearborn
1A Girls Soccer
1. Forest Park
2. Evansville Christian
3. Heritage Christian
4. FW Canterbury
7. Northeast Dubois
9. Covenant Christian Demotte
10. Faith Christian
12. Boone Grove
17. Switzerland County
18. Lakewood Park Christian
20. FW Blackhawk
INDIANA BOYS SOCCER POLLS
3A ISCA High School Boys Soccer Poll (9/13/21)
- Hamilton Southeastern
- Ev. Memorial
- Lake Central
- Lawrence North
- Perry Meridian
- Center Grove
2A ISCA High School Boys Soccer Poll (9/13/21)
- Guerin Catholic
- West Lafayette
- Mishawaka Marian
- Concordia Lutheran
- Bishop Dwenger
- Gibson Southern
- Heritage Hills
- Culver Academies
- SB St. Joseph
- Oak Hill
- Washington Community
1A ISCA High School Boys Soccer Poll (9/13/21)
- Park Tudor
- North White
- South Knox
- Heritage Christian (Indpls)
- Southwestern (Indpls)
- Lutheran (Indpls)
- Northeast Dubois
- Faith Christian
- Forest Park
- Illiana Christian
- South Ripley
- Carroll (Flora)
- Covenant Christian (Indpls)
- North Putnam
INDIANA GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY POLL
- COLUMBUS NORTH
- FLOYD CENTRAL
- NORTH CENTRAL
- BLOOMINGTON NORTH
- FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA
- HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
- FRANKLIN CENTRAL
- FORT WAYNE CARROLL
- LAKE CENTRAL
- EAST NOBLE
INDIANA BOYS CROSS COUNTRY POLL
- COLUMBUS NORTH
- HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
- CENTER GROVE
- BLOOMINGTON NORTH
- FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA
- BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
- NORTH CENTRAL
- FRANKLIN CENTRAL
- FLOYD CENTRAL
- FRANKLIN CENTRAL
- COLUMBIS CITY
- MT VERNON
- FORT WAYNE CARROLL
INDIANA VOLLEYBALL POLLS
- Trinity Lutheran
- Lafayette Central Catholic
- Springs Valley
- Madison Grant
- Western Boone
- Linton – Stockton
- Fort Wayne Dwenger
- Benton Central
- Hamilton Southeastern
Las Vegas 33 Baltimore 27 OT
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
NY Yankees 6 Minnesota 5 (10)
Toronto 8 Tampa Bay 1
Houston 15 Texas 1
Seattle 5 Boston 4
Miami 3 Washington 0
St. Louis 7 NY Mets 0
San Francisco 9 San Diego 1
LA Dodgers 5 Arizona 1
INDIANA BOYS SOCCER
Forest Park 4 Northeast Dubois 2
Whiteland 7 Greenwood Christian 0
Crown Point 8 Boone Grove 0
Rushville 0 Knightstown 0
Muncie Burris 7 Seton Catholic 0
Kouts 2 Merrillville 1
Evansville Central 7 S. Spencer 2
Delta 5 Yorktown 2
Oak Hill 2 Manchester 1
Hanover Central 9 River Forest 0
Southwestern 3 Shawe Memorial 1
West Vigo 4 S. Vermillion 2
Sheridan 1 Taylor 0
Marquette Catholic 5 New Prairie 1
Tippecanoe Valley 4 Culver Community 0
Peru 3 Rochester 2
Danville 4 Western Boone 0
Switzerland County 3 Milan 0
Mount Vernon 3 Princeton 0
Western 10 Tipton 1
North Miami 3 Tri-Central 1
North White 5 Twin Lakes 1
Jasper 5 Evansville Mater Dei 0
Oldenburg Academy 7 Rising Sun 1
Bremen 9 Wawasee 0
Providence Cristo Rey 3 Cripus Attacks 2
LaLumiere 1. South Bend Washington 1
Columbia City 10 New Haven 1
Crawfordsville 2 Benton Central 0
Salem 2 Trinity Lutheran 0
North Harrison 4 Scottsburg 0
Lowell 2 Morgan Twp. 2
South Knox 7 Richland County 0
East Noble 1 Norwell 1
Lake Central 6 Portage 1
South Ripley 4 Jac-Cen-Del 4
Leo 5 Bellmont 2
Hamilton Southeastern 1 Pendleton Heights 0
South Bend Adams 2 South Bend St. Joseph 1
Jennings County 3 Jeffersonville 0
Penn 6 Elkhart 1
Fort Wayne Dwenger 6 Fort Wayne Blackhawk 1
North Posey 3 Southidge 1
INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER
Lafayette Central Catholic 9 Crawfordsville 0
Covenant Christian 7 Morgan Twp. 0
Boone Grove 9 Kouts 0
Franklin County 4 Centerville 0
Rensselaer Central 10 Twin Lakes 0
Culver Community 3 Jimtown 1
Scottsburg 5 Trinity Lutheran 2
North Miami 4 Peru 1
Evansville Christian 8 Vincennes Rivet 0
Park Tudor 13 Shortridge 1
Woodlan 3 Angola 1
Plymouth 3 Glenn 0
Hanover Central 6 Hebron 0
Rushville 3 Knightstown 0
Norwell 6. East Noble
University 3 Greenwood Christian 2
Washington Township 4 Marquette Catholic 0
Vincennes Lincoln 7 North Knox 2
North Posey 2 Evansville Harrison 1
Argos 4 Rochester 0
Huntington North 2 DeKalb 2
Illiana Christian 4 Hammond 1
Columbia City 9 New Haven 0
Lakewood Park 3 W. Noble 1
Tri-West 1 Southmont 0
Decatur Central 8 Scecina 1
Forest Park 2 Northeast Dubois 0
Ritter 1 Triton Central 1
South Adams 6 Heritage 0
Madison 0 Oldenburg Academy 0
Speedway 7 Beech Grove 0
Benton Central 3 Lebanon 1
Tipton 6 Mississinewa 0
Hamilton Heights 7 Sheridan 1
Franklin Central 9 Perry Meridian 0
South Knox 4 Evansville Day 0
West Vigo 6 South Vermillion 0
Homestead 4 Mishawaka Marian 0
Center Grove 9 Pike 0
Bloomington South 3 Franklin 1
South Bend St. Joseph 8 Goshen 0
Heritage Christian 4 Danville 2
Lawrence Central 2. Lawrence North 1
Fishers 2 Mount Vernon 1
Carmel 2 N. Central 1
Leo 0 Bellmont 0
Plainfield 1 Brownsburg 0
Pendleton Heights 5 Delta 2
Southport 1 Whiteland 0
Warsaw 3 Fort Wayne Northrup 0
Greenfield Central 3 Greenwood 0
Columbus North 8 Bloomington North 0
Riverton Parke 3 Dugger Union 0
Peru 3 Kokomo 0
Lowell 3 Hebron 0
Valparaiso 3 Kouts 1
Knox 3 Oregon Davis 0
North Judson 3 Boone Grove 2
Munster 3, Lake Central 0
Heartland Christian 3 Northpoint 1
South Ripley 3 Oldenburg Academy 0
North Knox 3 Wood Memorial 0
Evansville Central 3 S. Spencer 1
Blackford 3 Wells 0
Triton Central 3 Knightstown 2
Caston 3 N. White 0
Columbia City 3 Tippecanoe Valley 0
North Decatur 3 Edinburgh 0
Rock Creek 3 W. Washington 0
Trinity Lutheran 3 Madison 0
Terre Haute South 3 Covington 0
Lawrenceburg 3 Union County 0
Eastbrook 3 Norwell 2
Winchester 3 Blue River 0
Springs Valley 3 Orleans 0
Culver Academies 3 Culver Community 0
Union City 3 Ansonia 0
Rossville 3 Taylor 0
Roncalli 3 Mount Vernon 1
Bluffton 3 Manchester 0
Shawe Memorial 3 Lanesville 1
Linton Stockton 3 Owen Valley 0
LaVille 3 Winamac 2
Tri-West 3 N. Montgomery 0
Frontier 3 Twin Lakes 0
Monrovia 3 Indianapolis Lutheran 0
Christian Academy-Louisville 3 Christian Academy 0
Martinsville 3 Avon 1
South Newton 2 Watseka 1
Lakewood Park 3. Fort Wayne Canterbury 0
Heritage 3. Fort Wayne Blackhawk 0
Elkhart Christian 3 Goshen 0
Seymour 3 Hauser 0
Kankakee Valley 3 Wheeler 0
Mooresville 3 Greenwood Christian 1
Perry Meridian 3 Southport 0
Lafayette Central Catholic 3 Crawfordsville 1
Wawasee 3 Westview 1
Bellmont 3 Adams Central 0
Edgewood 3 Greencastle 0
Castle 3 Mount Vernon 0
Fort Wayne Northrup 3. Fort Wayne South 0
Hamilton Southeastern 3 Pendleton Heights 0
Clinton Prairie 3 Tri-County 1
Tipton 3 Sheridan 0
Angola 3 Lakeland 0
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GOLF
Richmond won the NCC tourney Monday
Richmond shot a 384
Esther Etherington 90
Zoe Brock 96
Isabella Roll 96
Mackenzie Laughlin 102
Lauren Freeman 103
Brent Struewing named the NCC Coach of the Year.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 3
Thursday, Sept. 16
Ohio at Louisiana | 8 p.m. | ESPN
Friday, Sept. 17
UCF at Louisville | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN
Maryland at Illinois | 9 p.m. | FS1
Saturday, Sept. 18
Nebraska at No. 3 Oklahoma | 12 p.m. | FOX
New Mexico at No. 7 Texas A&M | 12 p.m. | SEC Network
No. 8 Cincinnati at Indiana | 12 p.m. | ESPN
No. 15 Virginia Tech at West Virginia | 12 p.m. | FS1
No. 16 Coastal Carolina at Buffalo | 12 p.m. | ESPN2
Michigan State at No. 24 Miami | 12 p.m. | ABC
Northern Illinois at No. 25 Michigan | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Eastern Michigan at UMass | FloSports
Chattanooga at Kentucky | 12 p.m. | SEC Network+/ESPN+
Southeast Missouri State at Missouri | 12 p.m. | SEC Network+/ESPN+
Tennessee Tech at Tennessee | 12 p.m. | | SEC Network+/ESPN+
Western Michigan at Pitt | 12 p.m. | ESPN3
Albany at Syracuse | 12 p.m. | ACC Network
Boston College at Temple | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
UConn at Army | 12 p.m. | CBSSN
Minnesota at Colorado | 1 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Nevada at Kansas State | 2:05 p.m. | ESPN+
Purdue at No. 12 Notre Dame | 2:30 p.m. | NBC
No. 1 Alabama at No. 11 Florida | 3:30 p.m. | CBS
Kent State at No. 5 Iowa | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Georgia Tech at No. 6 Clemson | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
Tulsa at No. 9 Ohio State | 3:30 p.m. | FS1
SMU at Louisiana Tech | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Florida State at Wake Forest | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
Delaware at Rutgers | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Baylor at Kansas | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Long Island University at Miami (Ohio) | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Bryant at Akron | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Elon at Appalachian State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Idaho at Oregon State | 3:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
USC at Washington State | 3:30 p.m. | FOX
Georgia Southern at No. 20 Arkansas | 4 p.m. | SEC Network
Mississippi State at Memphis | 4 p.m. | ESPN2
Ball State at Wyoming | 4 p.m. | Stadium
Northwestern at Duke | 4 p.m. | ACC Network
Colorado State at Toledo | 4 p.m. | ESPNU
Sacramento State at Cal | 4 p.m. | Stadium
Arkansas State at Washington | 4:15 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Murray State at Bowling Green | 5 p.m. | ESPN3
Middle Tennessee at UTSA | 6 p.m. | ESPN+
Fordham at FAU | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Old Dominion at Liberty | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
East Carolina at Marshall | 6 p.m. | Facebook/CBSSN
South Carolina at No. 2 Georgia | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Charlotte at Georgia State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
FIU at Texas Tech | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Troy at Southern Miss | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Grambling at Houston | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Florida A&M at South Florida | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Incarnate Word at Texas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Utah at San Diego State | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Stony Brook at No. 4 Oregon | 7:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
No. 22 Auburn at No. 10 Penn State | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Virginia at No. 21 North Carolina | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
Central Michigan at LSU | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network
Furman at NC State | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
UAB at North Texas | 7:30 p.m. | Stadium
Utah State at Air Force | 7:30 p.m. | FS2
Tulane at No. 17 Ole Miss | 8 p.m. | ESPN2
Stanford at Vanderbilt | 8 p.m. | ESPNU
South Carolina State at New Mexico State | 8 p.m. | Bally Sports AZ/Flo Sports
Rice at Texas | 8 p.m. | Longhorn Network
Jackson State at UL Monroe | 8 p.m. | ESPN3
Alcorn State at South Alabama | 8 p.m. | ESPN3
Oklahoma State at Boise State | 9 p.m. | FS1
Northern Arizona at Arizona | 10 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
No. 19 Arizona State at No. 23 BYU | 10:15 p.m. | ESPN
No. 14 Iowa State at UNLV | 10:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Fresno State at No. 13 UCLA | 10:45 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
San Jose State at Hawai’i | 12:30 a.m. Sunday | FS1
NATIONAL SPORTS HEADLINES
Carr’s TD pass caps Raiders rally past Ravens 33-27 in OT
LAS VEGAS (AP) After a premature bench-clearing celebration and a couple of blunders that almost cost the Raiders the game, the party could finally begin for real after the first game with fans in Las Vegas.
The Raiders won an exhilarating and exhausting season opener thanks to a furious rally, a stellar defensive play from Carl Nassib and a perfect play call that produced a 31-yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr to Zay Jones that gave the Raiders a 33-27 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night.
“Felt like I died and woke up. And died. And woke up again,” coach Jon Gruden said. “I was like a cat – I had multiple lives.”
Carr engineered three game-tying drives in the fourth quarter and before winning it in the wild overtime.
He appeared to win it with a 33-yard TD pass to Bryan Edwards on the first possession of overtime only to have the celebration halted when replay put the ball at the 1.
An unsuccessful QB sneak, a false start from rookie Alex Leatherwood and then an interception that deflected off Willie Snead’s hands appeared to cost the Raiders the game.
Then Nassib delivered the strip sack of Lamar Jackson in his first game since becoming the first active NFL player to come out as gay in the offseason.
“I’m really happy that we got we got the win on the day that kind of made a little bit of history,” Nassib said.
The Raiders then made another blunder by committing a delay of game before a field goal try, leading to Gruden sending the offense back on the field.
The Ravens sent a blitz and Carr lofted a pass that Jones ran under for the score, sending the Raiders pouring out on the field for a second celebration.
“I’m glad coach trusted us, put it in our hands at the end,” Carr said. “Because it always feels good to win that way, especially when you almost gave away.”
The Raiders trailed 14-0 early, ending a 98-game, regular-season win streak for the Ravens when leading by at least 14 points dating to 2004.
The loss capped a rough stretch for the Ravens, who have had a run of injuries that sidelined top three running backs J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill, as well as cornerback Marcus Peters, for the season.
“We just didn’t close the game out when we had the opportunity to do it three or four times,” coach John Harbaugh said. “That’s what you need to do when you have an opportunity to win, you got to win. We just didn’t do that tonight.”
They had won the past five openers by a margin of 177-26, but came up short in this nail-biter thanks to a strong game from Carr, who threw for 435 yards .
The overtime came after a wild back-and-forth fourth quarter that featured the Raiders rallying to tie the game on three separate occasions, with Carr driving Las Vegas to a tying 55-yard field goal in the final 37 seconds.
The Ravens had taken the lead when Jackson scrambled 28 yards to help set up Justin Tucker’s 47-yard field goal.
But Jackson is still haunted by the two late fumbles.
“That ticked me off,” he said. “I hate any type of turnover.”
The Raiders earlier got a forced fumble by Quinton Jefferson against Jackson to set up Josh Jacobs’ 15-yard TD run, tying the game at 17. The Ravens answered when former Raider Latavius Murray ran it in from 8 yards one play after Jackson found Sammy Watkins on a mismatch for a 49-yard pass.
Carr then connected on a 37-yard pass to Henry Ruggs III that set up a tying 10-yard TD to Darren Waller with 3:44 to play.
Fitzpatrick out, Heinicke to start for Washington vs. Giants
(AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick is going on injured reserve with a hip injury, and Washington is turning to Taylor Heinicke to start at quarterback against the New York Giants on Thursday night.
Cam Newton is not walking through that door, and Robert Griffin III is not walking through that door. This is Heinicke and Kyle Allen’s show for the foreseeable future, and coach Ron Rivera does not plan on bringing in a veteran QB any time soon.
“We like the guys that we have,” Rivera said Monday. “We’ve had them play for us. They’ve done some good things for us, so we’ll see what happens.”
Heinicke will be the 10th quarterback to start a regular-season game for Washington since releasing Griffin in 2016. Despite RG3 tweeting, “Make the call” and a clip of his 76-yard touchdown run from his rookie year 2012, a return of the former face of the franchise turned ESPN analyst is not in Rivera’s plans.
The plan is Heinicke starting, Allen backing up and Kyle Shurmur serving as the emergency third option. Washington signed the son of former Giants coach and current Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur to the practice squad Monday.
Heinicke was originally brought in last season as Washington’s “quarantine quarterback” after Denver was forced to start a wide receiver because of virus protocols. He quickly went from out of football taking college classes online to making a surprise playoff start in place of injured veteran Alex Smith – and almost pulling off a stunning comeback against Tom Brady and the eventual Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Heinicke threw for 306 yards and a touchdown in the wild-card round but also separated his left shoulder diving for the pylon. Allen is coming off surgery to repair a broken left ankle and Heinicke plays with a certain reckless abandon, but Rivera did not express any concern about the risk of injury at the position.
“I’m as confident as I can be,” Rivera said. “You just never know what’s going to happen.”
Rivera is excited to see what happens with Heinicke running the offense. While the college star at Old Dominion has not started a regular-season NFL game since 2018 for Carolina under Rivera, Heinicke became popular among teammates and fans for his playoff performance.
“I think our guys will rally around him,” Rivera said. “Some guys have an innate ability to create some enthusiasm, some excitement. And that’s kind of a little bit about Taylor because of the way he plays. He plays a little bit like a hair’s on fire, plays a little bit like a gunslinger.”
Rivera hopes Heinicke has matured and understands his job, which is crucial after Washington lost Fitzpatrick a quarter and a half into the season opener Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. It did not look good right away when Fitzpatrick was helped to his feet and went right back down, and tests confirmed a right hip subluxation – an injury in which the ball of the hip comes out of the socket.
Fitzpatrick will see a specialist for a second opinion, Rivera said, and it’s not clear if the 38-year-old will miss the remainder of the season. Going on injured reserve means he will miss at least the next three games.
Injuries to Verrett, Mostert put damper on 49ers win
(AP) — After a 2020 season that was derailed by injuries, the 2021 season got off to a worrying start for the San Francisco 49ers.
While there were plenty of positives from a season-opening 41-33 win at Detroit on Sunday from the return of edge rushers Nick Bosa and Dee Ford to an efficient performance from Jimmy Garoppolo and a breakthrough game by rookie Elijah Mitchell, the most notable developments were significant knee injuries to cornerback Jason Verrett and running back Raheem Mostert.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that tests showed Verrett tore the ACL in his right knee, knocking out the team’s best player for the season at perhaps its thinnest position after just one game.
Mostert will be out eight weeks with chipped cartilage in his knee.
After winning the NFC in 2019, the Niners went just 6-10 last year when they played long stretches without Garoppolo, Bosa, Ford and tight end George Kittle among others.
“That’s part of football,” Shanahan said. “I’m not going to sit here and be a therapist to everyone about it. I thought we got out of the game mostly healthy. Two unfortunate things for both of them. Fortunately, I think we will get Raheem back later this year. So we’ve got to make sure that guys hold down the fort while he’s gone.”
While the Niners have depth at running back, the injury to Verrett leaves the Niners thin at cornerback. Emmanuel Moseley, who was slated to start at the other outside spot, missed the opener with a knee injury but could return this week.
The other options on the roster are rookies Deommodore Lenoir and Ambry Thomas, journeyman Dontae Johnson and 33-year-old Josh Norman, who was inactive for the opener.
“Losing a player like Jason is a pretty big deal just because of the type of person he is and how good a player he is,” Shanahan said. “I feel like we have enough guys in our building, but that’s something you always have to look to see if there’s any way you can improve. You always do that.”
Verrett’s injury history is extensive from a torn labrum that cost him eight games as a rookie in 2014, back-to-back knee injuries that limited him to five games combined in 2016-17, a torn Achilles tendon on the first day of training camp in 2018 and an ankle injury that limited him to one game in 2019.
He played 13 games last year and was being counted on heavily this season for San Francisco.
Browns tackle Wills day to day with ankle; OBJ not ready
CLEVELAND (AP) Browns starting left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. may have avoided a serious left ankle injury in Sunday’s loss at Kansas City.
Wills was carted off the field after he got hurt while blocking on wide receiver Jarvis Landry’s 5-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. The 10th overall pick in the 2020 draft, Wills did not return and was replaced by versatile veteran backup Chris Hubbard.
Browns coach Kevin Stefanski did not provide a specific timeline on Wills’ return.
“We’ll see how he progresses through the week,” Stefanski said Monday on a Zoom call. “He’s day to day.”
It’s the second straight time Wills has been hurt at Arrowhead Stadium. He suffered a more serious ankle injury in the Jan. 17 playoff game against the Chiefs on Cleveland’s first offensive snap.
Hubbard, who is coming back from a season-ending knee injury, will likely stay in the starting lineup while Wills recovers. The Browns play Houston in their home opener on Sunday.
“I thought Hub had some good moments,” Stefanski said when asked about Hubbard. “We called on him in the past to play right tackle, in this case left tackle. He has played inside for us, That’s the nature of this game, that sixth man.
“He performed admirably and if Jed is unable to go he’ll be the guy who will be in there.”
Meanwhile, star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s status remains uncertain.
Beckham was inactive for the opener, delaying a possible debut after his 2020 season ended on Oct. 25 with a tore anterior cruciate ligament against Cincinnati. Beckham has made a quick recovery following surgery.
Beckham has taken part in team drills for two weeks and he seemed on the brink of his return. The Browns listed him as questionable going into the matchup with Kansas City.
However, after Beckham went through pregame warmups Sunday, the Browns ruled him out.
“I wouldn’t call it a conservative approach,” Stefanski said when asked if the Browns are being overly cautious with Beckham. “I would say we’re trying to be appropriate with all this. Ultimately, he’s coming off a major surgery and we’re going to work through it day by day.
“And when he’s ready to play, he’ll play.”
Browns’ Tretter calls for discipline against KC assistant
CLEVELAND (AP) Browns center JC Tretter believes Kansas City assistant coach Greg Lewis should be disciplined by the NFL for his role in a sideline skirmish with Cleveland safety Ronnie Harrison Jr. on Sunday.
Harrison was ejected from Cleveland’s 33-29 loss in the first quarter after he forcefully pushed Lewis, who shoved the Browns safety after coming over to help Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
Tretter, the NFL players’ union president, didn’t condone Harrison’s behavior, but said Lewis needs to be held accountable by the league for his actions.
“I expect that the coach gets held to the same standard – if not a higher standard – than Ronnie,” Tretter said on a Zoom call. “Being the first one in there and being a coach, putting his hands on an opposing player.
“I don’t think there’s any room for that in this league.”
An NFL spokesman said the incident is under review and that Harrison will not be suspended.
It’s likely he’ll be fined.
After an 11-yard gain, Edwards-Helaire was tackled on Kansas City’s sideline by Harrison and linebacker Mack Wilson. With Edwards-Helaire on the ground, Harrison was standing over him when Lewis, the team’s running backs coach, came over and shoved Harrison.
Cleveland’s safety fired back with a high shove to Lewis’ neck area that knocked his headset askew.
Kansas City’s bench was initially called for unsportsmanlike conduct. Following a review, the officials tossed Harrison, the dismissal costing the Browns one of their best defensive players.
Lewis was allowed to stay on the sideline, which didn’t sit well with the Browns.
“He should get the same treatment that our players get,” said All-Pro defensive end Myles Garrett. “He should be tossed out of the game just like Ronnie.”
Whatever transpired, Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Harrison needed to show better judgment.
“It’s the oldest thing in football: The game officials always see the second guy,” Stefanski said. “And Ronnie has to show some poise there and not retaliate.”
Chiefs coach Andy Reid was not asked about possible discipline for Lewis on Monday. Following the game, he defended his assistant.
“You don’t do that on our sideline, you don’t do that to our guys, bottom line,” he said.
Tretter saw it differently, with both Harrison and Lewis being wrong.
“Obviously, Ronnie can’t retaliate,” he said. “But we can’t have opposing coaches putting their hands on opposing players. We can’t have that.”
Tretter pointed out that coaches are no longer allowed to go on the field for injuries because of an incident between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals a few years back. He added the league’s emphasis on the taunting rule this season is designed to minimize the chance for retaliation.
USC fires Clay Helton 2 games into 7th season in charge
LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California fired football coach Clay Helton on Monday, two games into his seventh season in charge.
Athletic director Mike Bohn made the move two days after an embarrassing 42-28 home loss to Stanford that dropped the Trojans (1-1, 0-1 Pac-12) out of the AP Top 25.
Donte Williams, the Trojans’ cornerbacks coach and associate head coach, is taking over as head coach. Williams, a Los Angeles-area native and the first Black head coach in USC football history, joined the program in 2020 and has played a major role in USC’s significant recruiting advancements over the past two cycles.
USC visits Washington State this weekend for its road opener.
Helton went 46-24 during his improbable tenure in charge of the longtime West Coast college football powerhouse. The career assistant coach twice took over as USC’s interim head coach before getting his first head coaching job on a permanent basis late in the 2015 season.
“Clay is one of the finest human beings I have met in this industry, and he has been a tremendous role model and mentor to our young men,” Bohn said in a statement. “We appreciate his many years of service to our university and wish him nothing but the very best. Consistent with our values as an institution, he deserves the utmost respect from the Trojan Family during this transition.”
While Helton brought stability to a tumultuous football culture and ran a clean program that inspired loyalty and love from his players, he never won over a significant portion of the Trojans’ vast fan base, even during his early successes. His folksy demeanor didn’t inspire confidence in fans used to Pete Carroll’s intensity, while Helton’s genteel Southern twang and mannerisms always seemed out of place in California.
The Trojans won the Rose Bowl after the 2016 season and the Pac-12 title in 2017 while Sam Darnold was their quarterback, but Helton’s teams otherwise struggled to live up to the sky-high expectations around a program with 11 national championships.
Helton was 19-14 since the 2017 season, and he repeatedly avoided vocal calls for his dismissal from fans and boosters during that stretch. Bohn replaced Lynn Swann as USC’s athletic director in November 2019, and the school’s aspirations for national title contention ramped up again with major additions to all areas of the football program.
“The added resources carried significantly increased expectations for our team’s performance,” Bohn said. “It is already evident that, despite the enhancements, those expectations would not be met without a change in leadership.”
QB King out for No. 7 A&M after surgery to repair broken leg
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Texas A&M quarterback Haynes King is out indefinitely after having surgery to repair his broken right leg, suffered early in the seventh-ranked Aggies’ 10-7 win at Colorado over the weekend.
Coach Jimbo Fisher said Monday that King’s surgery to repair a broken tibia went well but that there is no timeline for his return.
“When you’re healed, you’re healed,” Fisher said. “We would never play him in any way, shape or form before that.”
With King out, Zach Calzada becomes the team’s starter this week when Texas A&M hosts New Mexico in its last non-conference game before opening SEC play against No. 20 Arkansas on Sept. 25. King won the job just before the season opener after he and Calzada competed throughout camp.
“We’ve still got a great quarterback in Zach Calzada and feel very comfortable with him doing things,” Fisher said.
Calzada had his share of ups and downs after taking over for King on Saturday. He lost a fumble near the goal line with about nine minutes left, but bounced back to throw an 18-yard TD pass with 2:41 left to give the Aggies the win.
Fisher was impressed with the way Calzada maintained his poise after his mistake.
“He faced as much adversity in that game as anybody I’ve been around in a long time,” Fisher said. “And the way he stood up, made plays, did the things he did, hopefully that will give him the confidence to understand what kind of player he can be.”
He finished 18 of 38 for 183 yards.
Saban sees ‘very encouraging’ signs from injured Anderson
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Top-ranked Alabama is hoping to get three starting defenders back from injury in time for its road game at No. 11 Florida.
Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Monday that the news on preseason All-America linebacker Will Anderson Jr. was “very encouraging” two days after he went down with a right knee injury against Mercer.
Saban described him as “kind of day to day” and didn’t expect Anderson to practice Monday.
“But we feel a little more encouraged than maybe after the game,” the coach said. “So we’ll just see how he progresses through the course of the week.”
Cornerbacks Josh Jobe and Jalyn Armour-Davis both missed that game with undisclosed injuries. Saban expected them to practice Monday.
“We’ll kind of see where they are in practice and how they develop through the course of the week,” Saban said.
Alabama plays at Florida on Saturday.
Kershaw strikes out 5 in return, Dodgers beat D-backs 5-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) Clayton Kershaw struck out five in his first start since July 3 and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Monday night for their seventh straight home win.
Activated from the injured list earlier in the day, Kershaw had missed 57 games with elbow inflammation.
The 33-year-old left-hander gave up four hits, walked one and didn’t figure in the decision after throwing 50 pitches over 4 1/3 innings. Kershaw reached on an infield single in the second and sacrificed in the fourth.
Phil Bickford (4-2) got the win with one inning of scoreless relief.
With the second-place Dodgers chasing NL West-leading San Francisco, Kershaw’s return gives them another front-line starter to join Walker Buehler, Max Scherzer and Julio Urias, all of whom are strong Cy Young Award contenders.
Kershaw was throwing his fastball about 91 mph before going on the IL. He touched 90 a few times in the first when he needed 20 pitches to get out of the inning. He retired the side in the third, his only clean inning.
The Dodgers took a 3-1 lead in the first on Corey Seager’s RBI single and Justin Turner’s two-run double into the left-field corner. Turner added a solo homer, his 25th, in the eighth.
Austin Barnes doubled into the left-field corner in the sixth, extending the lead to 4-1.
Arizona’s lone run came on Josh Rojas’ RBI single in the first.
Diamondbacks starter Zac Gallen (2-10) gave up four runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out four and walked three.
Wainwright wins 5th straight as Cards deck Mets 7-0
NEW YORK (AP) Adam Wainwright won his fifth straight start in a rare matchup of 40-year-old pitchers, and the St. Louis Cardinals blanked the New York Mets 7-0 on Monday night.
Paul Goldschmidt homered and had two RBIs for the surging Cardinals, who have won five of six. St. Louis is tied with San Diego at 74-69, a half-game behind Cincinnati for the second NL wild card.
“We’ve just got to keep winning series,” Wainwright said. “We keep winning series and we’re going to be in good shape the last couple days.”
New York is 3 1/2 games behind the Reds, with three teams in between.
“I understand we’re up against it right now,” said 41-year-old Mets starting pitcher Rich Hill. “We’ve got to win ballgames.”
The 40-year-old Wainwright, a thorn in the Mets’ side since he saved Game 7 of the 2006 NL Championship Series by freezing Carlos Beltran with a curveball to escape a bases-loaded jam, allowed four hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out four as he outpitched Hill.
Wainwright (16-7) had just one 1-2-3 inning but worked out of trouble by stranding seven runners – including the bases loaded in the first, when he struck out Jeff McNeil on three pitches.
“I like nostalgia and I felt like all the Mets fans wanted to see me in that bases-loaded situation and I felt like they wanted to see me throw two curveballs and a changeup,” Wainwright said with a grin. “So I gave the people what they want.”
Wainwright is 9-2 with a 2.02 ERA in his last 12 starts, going at least six innings every time.
“He’s pitched extremely well,” Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. “He’s given us a lot of innings and the residual benefit to that is we’ve been able to not use our bullpen as much.”
Dylan Carlson laced an RBI double in the second and Goldschmidt delivered a run-scoring single in the third before homering leading off the fifth.
The Mets threatened against Alex Reyes in the eighth before he struck out Pete Alonso, Javier Baez and McNeil – the 4-5-6 hitters.
“That was good to see him in that moment, kind of flip the script and get back to the Alex that we know and love,” Wainwright said of Reyes, who lost his closer’s job after posting an 8.03 ERA in 14 games from Aug. 5 through Sept. 7.
Nolan Arenado, Yadier Molina, Edmundo Sosa and Harrison Bader all had RBI singles in the ninth.
Hill (6-7) allowed three runs and six hits in five innings.
“I put us in a pretty crappy position to get an opportunity to win the ballgame,” Hill said. “That falls on me. There’s just no excuses.”
Judge, Sánchez rally Yanks from 5-run deficit over Twins 6-5
NEW YORK (AP) Down five runs in the third inning with a rookie on the mound, the New York Yankees saw their season spiraling out of control.
Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez revived them with the type of win they had not put together in more than a year.
Judge hit a tying three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning and Sanchez singled in the 10th to drive in Gleyber Torres on the day the infielder lost the shortstop job, lifting the Yankees over the Minnesota Twins 6-5 Monday.
“It’s a roller coaster, but you got to enjoy the ride,” Judge said. “It’s not over yet.”
DJ LeMahieu began the comeback with a sacrifice fly in the sixth that Max Kepler caught with a leap against the right-field wall. Joey Gallo added his 33rd homer, his eighth with the Yankees, in the seventh off Tyler Duffey.
Duffey walked pinch-hitter Anthony Rizzo leading off the eighth and Brett Gardner with two outs. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli was ejected for taking issue with the calls of plate umpire Jeff Nelson, and Colome relieved.
“It’s frustrating when you go out and do your job and execute a pitch,” Duffey said, “and the umpire just flat-out misses it. It seems to happen a lot in this stadium for some reason. I don’t know if they’re afraid to punch people out in Yankee Stadium.”
Judge, back in the lineup a day after leaving in the third inning against the Mets because of dizziness, sent a cutter to the opposite field in right for his 33rd homer. It was his 12th tying or go-ahead homer in the eighth or later since the start of 2017.
New York won for just the fourth time in 16 games following a 13-game winning streak and moved one percentage point ahead of Boston for the second AL wild-card berth, one game behind Toronto, with 18 games left. The Yankees had lost six straight home games for the first time in a decade.
Twice this season they had lost after leading by five runs, but they had not overcome a five-run deficit to win since Aug. 30 last year against the Mets. And they had been 0-35 when trailing by at least four runs, joining Miami and St. Louis as the only winless teams in that situation.
“It was really good to see the fight that we had today,” Gallo said. “We could have easily let that game go.”
Jorge Polanco and Miguel Sano hit two-run homers in the first, with Polanco reaching 30 for the first time. Byron Buxton homered for a 5-0 lead in the third off Luis Gil, who didn’t allow another run through six innings.
Andrew Heaney, Albert Abreu, Aroldis Chapman and Clay Holmes (5-1) followed with two-hit, shutout relief. Chapman retired Polanco on a flyout in front of the center-field warning track to strand two runners in the ninth.
Manager Aaron Boone said before the game that Torres will spend the rest of the season at second. Torres was the automatic runner on second under pandemic rules when Sanchez singled sharply with one out in the 10th off Ralph Garza Jr. (1-3). Torres scored standing up as the Yankees streamed out of the dugout with their 10th walk-off win, their most since 2009.
Twins starter John Gant, his fastball velocity down about 4 mph from its season average of 92 mph-plus. lasted just 12 pitches and two outs and left with a strained lower abdomen. He will go on the injured list.
Minnesota arrived for the makeup of an Aug. 22 rainout at 1:30 a.m. because of mechanical trouble on its charter. The Twins (63-81) lost for the fourth time in five games and for the first time since 2018 will not have a winning record. The two-time defending AL Central champions were mathematically eliminated from division contention.
“I’m sure there’s some emotional guys in the clubhouse right now,” Baldelli said.
Giants clinch playoff spot, thump Padres 9-1 for 8th in row
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The surprising San Francisco Giants became the first team to clinch a playoff spot this season, hitting four home runs to beat the San Diego Padres 9-1 on Monday night for their season-high eighth consecutive victory.
After finishing 29-31 during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, the Giants have turned things around in manager Gabe Kapler’s second year. They have the best record in baseball (94-50) with 18 games remaining – guaranteeing them at least a wild card as they try to hold off the rival Dodgers for the NL West title.
San Francisco extended its latest hot streak by getting early power at the plate and steady pitching from the bullpen after opener Dominic Leone threw two strong innings.
Tommy La Stella homered on the fourth pitch from Padres starter Yu Darvish and Evan Longoria hit a three-run drive five batters later. Mike Yastrzemski added a solo shot in the fourth, when Brandon Belt also went deep as San Francisco secured a postseason berth for the first time since 2016.
All four homers came off Darvish (8-10), struggling in his first season with the Padres after starting 6-1. The five-time All-Star lasted four innings, allowing eight runs and six hits.
San Diego fell a game behind idle Cincinnati for the second NL wild card.
After the final out, Giants players hugged on the field and coaches did the same in the dugout before heading inside the clubhouse for a bubbly celebration.
It’s the earliest date the franchise has ever clinched a trip to the postseason.
The Padres scored on back-to-back doubles by Trent Grisham and Fernando Tatis Jr. off Jarlin Garcia in the third.
Zack Littell (3-0) retired five batters to get the win. Jose Alvarez, Camilo Doval and Kervin Castro followed and combined for four scoreless innings.
Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers had two hits apiece for San Diego.
INDIANA MEN’S GOLF: Hoosiers Complete 36 Holes at Wolverine Invitational
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Indiana Hoosiers women’s golf team played to the 14th spot in the team standings after 36 holes at the 2021 Wolverine Invitational at the U-M Golf Course in Ann Arbor on Monday.
2021 Wolverine Invitational • Ann Arbor, Mich.
The University of Michigan Golf Course
Par 71 • 6,232 yards
Live Results: GolfStat
Team Standings: 14th/16 – 604 (299-305; +36)
Top Indiana Player: Áine Donegan – 144 (71-73; +2)
• Freshman Áine Donegan led the Hoosiers through two rounds with a 2-over score of 144 after 36 holes. Her first-round score of 71 (E) was the lowest round turned in by an Indiana golfer at U-M Golf Course in her debut collegiate event.
• Donegan also carded a team-best five birdies throughout the opening two rounds. She is tied for 12th.
• Senior Mary Parsons opened her fifth season on campus with a two-round total of 151 (+9) and is tied for 53rd. Junior Valerie Clancy is tied for 62nd with a tally of 153 (+11).
• Junior Hanna Tanaka carded a 156 (+14) and is tied for 72nd, while freshman Margaret Fernandez closed he opened rounds at 160 (+18) and is tied for 81st.
• Host Michigan leads the events with a two-round score of 562 (-6). Liyana Durisic (Iowa State) and Mikaela Schulz (Michigan) are tied atop the individual leaderboard after shooting 138 (-4) on the opening day of the tournament.
HOOSIERS IN THE STANDINGS
t-12th. Áine Donegan – 144 (71-73; +2)
t-53rd. Mary Parsons – 151 (75-76; +9)
t-62nd. Valerie Clancy – 153 (75-78; +11)
t-72nd. Hanna Tanaka – 156 (78-78; +14)
t-81st. Margaret Fernandez – 160 (81-79; +18)
The Hoosiers will tee it up for the final 18 holes of the Wolverine Invitational. The final round will begin at 8:45 a.m. ET with a shotgun start.
PURDUE WOMEN’S GOLF: Women’s Golf Starts 2021-22 Schedule in Denton, Texas
DENTON, Texas – The Purdue Women’s Golf team will begin its 2021-22 season amongst a talented field with play beginning Monday morning at the Sam Golden Invitational, hosted by North Texas at Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch outside of Dallas, Texas.
The event features 54 holes on a par 72, 6,288-yard course across two days, both Monday, Sept. 13, and Tuesday, Sept. 14. Head coach Devon Brouse’s squad will tee it up for 36 holes today and the final 18 tomorrow.
Purdue’s traveling group is led by sophomore Ashley Kozlowski (Littleton, Colorado), who appeared in four events last season and averaged 76.0 strokes per round.
Senior Danielle du Toit (Pretoria, South Africa) averaged 74.2 strokes across five events as a junior in the spring of 2021. She fills the second slot on Brouse’s lineup card.
The third Boilermaker for the Sam Golden Invitational is Jocelyn Bruch, an Indiana native hailing from Carmel. The redshirt freshman was outstanding during her prep career, including individual wins at the 2019 Girls-Indiana Jr. PGA Championship and the 2018 IHSSA State Championship.
Rounding out the Purdue five-some are senior Inez Wanamarta (Surabaya, Indonesia) and junior Kan Bunnabodee (Chonburi, Thailand). Wanamarta appeared in five events last season for the Boilermakers and shot par or better five teams in 15 rounds. Anchoring for Purdue is Bunnabodee, who shot par or better six times as a sophomore during the spring 2021 season.
The 15-program invitational features six teams that are ranked or at least receiving votes in the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Preseason Poll. No. 4 Oklahoma State headlines the tournament, with Houston, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Tulsa currently receiving votes.
BUTLER WOMEN’S SOCCER: Kowalski Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
Butler defender Amanda Kowalski has been selected as the BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for her performances in wins over Wright State and Ball State.
The Kowalski-led Butler defense limited opponents to just two shots on goal last week as the Bulldogs outshot Wright State and Ball State by a combined 42-3 margin, including 22-2 on target. Butler also posted a 15-5 advantage in corner kicks. Kowalski added an assist in Sunday’s 3-0 win against the Cardinals, dishing on Abigail Isger’s seventh-minute game winner.
For Kowalski, the weekly honor is the third of her Butler career.
Redshirt-sophomore Abigail Isger earned a spot on the five-member BIG EAST weekly honor roll after registering a total of five points (two goals, one assist) in the same matches. Both of her goals were the game winners.
The Bulldogs return to action Thursday, hosting Western Michigan at the Sellick Bowl.
NOTRE DAME MEN’S GOLF: IRISH RALLY TO CLAIM SHARE OF GOPHER INVITATIONAL TITLE
he University of Notre Dame men’s golf team rallied on the final day of competition at the 2021 Gopher Invitational at Windsong Farm Golf Club in Independance, Minnesota, to shoot a combined nine-under-par in the final round and earn a tie with Kansas for the team title (838 strokes).
“We take great pride in our mindset and mental toughness and that led to our success this week,” Irish head coach John Handrigan said after the competition.
“Apparently we were in last place halfway through the first round but we kept fighting and to come back to win is impressive. To shoot the low round of the tournament during the last round in the toughest conditions we saw this week is special. It says a lot about our players’ grit and competitiveness.”
Palmer Jackson led the Irish with a six-under-par 207 to finish tied for fourth overall on the individual leaderboard. Taichi Kho was right behind him in sixth with a five-under-par 208 while Davis Chatfield highlighted the late rally for the Irish with three birdies in his final three holes played, eventually shooting a 67 in the final round (211 overall, 13th place).
The tournament victory is the first for the Irish since they claimed first place at the Quail Valley Intercollegiate in Vero Beach, Florida on October 21, 2019.
NOTRE DAME MEN’S SOCCER: MATCH 5 PREVIEW: MICHIGAN STATE
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Notre Dame welcomes Michigan State to Alumni Stadium for a non-conference matchup against the Spartans at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 14. The game will air on ACCN.
NOTRE DAME vs. MICHIGAN STATE
Location: South Bend, Indiana | Alumni Stadium
Live Stream: ACCN
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Game Notes: vs. Michigan State
THE MICHIGAN STATE SERIES
• The Irish and Spartans will meet on the pitch for the 31st time on Tuesday evening.
• Notre Dame leads Michigan State in the all-time series at 17-7-6
• Notre Dame defeated Michigan State in the most recent matchup, beating the Spartans in East Lansing by a final score of 1-0 on Sept. 24, 2019.
• Michael Pellegrino scored the game-winning goal in the 80th, which was also the first goal of his career.
LAST TIME OUT
• The Irish gutted out a 1-1 draw in the ACC opener at Boston College, resccuing a point despite playing a man down for the final 75 minutes of play.
• Notre Dame’s Tyler Shea received a red card in the 35th minute, leaving the team with 10 men for the remainder of the evening.
• Down a goal and a man, Matthew Roou scored his second goal of the season to level the match at 1-1, which ended up being the final score.
LYNN LEADS THE LINE
• Lynn was Notre Dame’s representative on the ACC Preseason Watch List.
• Lynn paces all active Irish players in career goals with 22 in his Notre Dame career.
• The forward has one goal and one assist in the three games he has played this season.
• The senior scored a goal in the 2021 opener against Indiana and has now scored in two of four season openers in his career.
• In the final match of the 2020 fall regular season, Lynn recorded the first hat trick of his career, scoring three times in the first half in the 4-1 win over Louisville.
• The forward enjoyed a breakout 2019 campaign, scoring a career-high 10 goals to lead the Irish attack.
• Lynn has led the Irish in goals and points in each of the last two seasons.
McCartney Makes instant impact
• Dawson McCartney joined Notre Dame for the 2021 spring semester, transferring from Dartmouth.
• McCartney has registered six points in his first 10 appearances for the Irish off two goals and two assists.
• The grad student scored in Friday’s season opener against Indiana.
• McCartney now has 10 goals in his collegiate career.
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
• The Irish have already received significant contributions from the 2021 freshman class.
• Josh Ramsey has started every game for Notre Dame this season at the center back position.
• Eno Nto and Matthew Roou both scored goals in their first career starts, coming in the 2-0 win over NIU.
• Kyle Genenbacher and Michael Rossi have also logged minutes in multiple matches this season.
• Mohamed Omar and Philip Quinton will share the skipper role for the Fighting Irish for the 2021 season.
• Omar has been a staple as a central defensive midfielder over the past three seasons. His 2020-21 campaign was cut short due to an injury that sidelined him for almost all of the spring.
• Omar has racked up 50 appearances for the Irish over four seasons, scoring two goals and adding two assists in his career.
• Quinton has been a mainstay in Notre Dame’s defense four seasons at the center back position.
• The 6-foot-6 defender has anchored the Irish back line the last two seasons. Quinton has also managed to record two assists in his collegiate career.
IUPUI MEN’S SOCCER: MOREFIELD NAMED #HLMSOC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
INDIANAPOLIS – IUPUI redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Lucas Morefield has been named the #HLMSOC Defensive Player of the Week for his work in goal for the Jaguars last week. Morefield delivered his second straight shutout in league the Jaguars to a 1-0 victory over Wright State in both teams’ Horizon League opener on Saturday (Sept. 11).
Morefield stepped up with a career-high seven saves against the Raiders as Wright State was blanked for just the second time this season. The victory snapped IUPUI’s eight-game losing streak to Wright State and gave IUPUI back-to-back wins for the first time since September 2019. It was IUPUI’s first victory over Wright State since 2010.
With the effort, Morefield lowered his personal goals against average to 0.84 on the year and upped his save percentage to .824 this season.
EVANSVILLE WOMEN’S GOLF: UE women in fifth following opening round in Ohio
BOARDMAN, Ohio – Mallory Russell posted a 3-over 75 to help the University of Evansville women’s golf team finish the opening day of the Roseann Schwartz Invite in fifth place.
Opening Round Stats
Russell’s first 18 holes at Mill Creek Golf Course North have her in a tie for 10th place at the midway point of the event. The final 18 holes will be played on Tuesday morning. One stroke behind her was the duo of Alyssa McMinn and Allison Enchelmayer. Both wrapped up the opening round with final tallies of 76, four over par.
Carly Frazier had a strong opening day, finishing with an 81 while Caitlin O’Donnell was one behind her with an 82. They are tied for 42nd and 51st, respectively. Lucia Pantigozo opened up her college career with an 83.
As a team, the Purple Aces are in solid shape, ranking fifth out of 14 schools with a 308. UE is right in the hunt to move up in the standings, trailing Detroit Mercy and Youngstown State by just two shots for a spot in the top three. Akron leads the way with a 297 while Cleveland State is second, five behind.
Haley Barclay of Western Michigan paces the individual leaderboard. Her 3-under 69 has her two in front of Akron’s Abbie Pearce.
INDIANAPOLIS FOOTBALL: Hounds Hold Steady in Weekly Coaches Poll
WACO, Texas – Despite two previous top-10 teams losing last week while itself earning a win, the UIndy football team (2-0) remained static in its national ranking this week, staying at No. 12 in the American Football Coaches Association Division II Poll. The Greyhounds and record-breaking running back Toriano Clinton are coming off a key road victory at Hillsdale College last Saturday night, 35-31.
The announcement marks UIndy’s 41st consecutive appearance in the coaches’ top 25, upping their own program record. UIndy is the only GLVC school in the poll this week but is one of five Super Region 3 teams among the top 12.
The Greyhounds hosts 15th-ranked Tiffin University in the 2021 home opener this Saturday, Sept. 18. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET.
AFCA DII COACHES POLL
RK SCHOOL (1st-place votes) REC PTS PREV
1. West Florida (29) 2-0 748 1
2. Ferris St. (Mich.) (1) 2-0 720 2
3. Northwest Missouri St. 1-0 677 4
4. Valdosta St. (Ga.) 2-0 639 5
5. Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 1-0 622 6
6. Slippery Rock (Pa.) 2-0 570 8
7. Colorado School of Mines 2-0 551 9
8. Notre Dame (Ohio) 2-0 531 10
9. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 2-0 504 11
10. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 1-0 433 14
11. Shepherd (W.Va.) 2-0 429 13
12. Indianapolis (Ind.) 2-0 425 12
13. Minnesota-Duluth 2-0 405 20
14. Indiana (Pa.) 1-0 334 15
15. Tiffin (Ohio) 2-0 285 16
16. Wingate (N.C.) 2-0 243 21
17. Angelo St. (Texas) 2-0 234 22
18. West Georgia 2-0 227 24
19. Minnesota St. 1-1 212 3
20. Midwestern St. (Texas) 2-0 170 NR
21. Texas A&M-Commerce 1-1 151 7
22. Delta St. (Miss.) 2-0 113 NR
23. Nebraska-Kearney 2-0 93 NR
24. Bowie St. (Md.) 1-1 90 25
25. Henderson St. (Ark.) 2-0 74 NR
Others receiving votes: Kutztown (Pa.), 48; Augustana (S.D.), 44; West Alabama, 37; Harding (Ark.), 21; Washburn (Kan.), 21; Bentley (Mass.), 19; Truman (Mo.), 18; UT-Permian Basin (Texas), 17; Emporia St. (Kan.), 13; Colorado St.-Pueblo, 11; Charleston (W.Va.), 7; California (Pa.), 5; Bemidji St. (Minn.), 4; Stonehill (Mass.), 3; Frostburg St. (Md.), 1; Western Colorado, 1.
INDIANAPOLIS MEN’S SOCCER: Karousos Claims GLVC Defensive Player of the Week Honor
INDIANAPOLIS – Dimitrios Karousos of the University of Indianapolis men’s soccer team was selected as the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Defensive Player of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sr. | GK | Athens, Greece
Team Result: 1-0 W vs. Missouri-St. Louis (9/12)
Posted a shutout in the league-opening win over Missouri-St. Louis on Sunday
Made two saves against the Tritons for his second clean sheet of the season
Earns first career Defensive Player of the Week (9/13/21)
Last Greyhounds’ Defensive Player of the Week: Kendall Allen (4/12/21)
BIG 10 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Offensive Player of the Week
Blake Corum, Michigan
RB – So. – Marshall, Va. – St. France Academy (Md.)
- Set new career highs in rushing yards (171), all-purpose yards (231) and touchdowns (three) on 21 carries (8.14 avg.) in Michigan’s 31-10 win vs. Washington
- Added three catches for 11 yards (3.67 avg.) and returned two kicks for 49 yards (24.5 avg.)
- Became the first Wolverine to score three touchdowns in a game since Nico Collins at Indiana on Nov. 23, 2019
- Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week award
- Last Michigan Offensive Player of the Week: Shea Patterson (Nov. 25, 2019)
Defensive Player of the Week
Luke Reimer, Nebraska
LB – So. – Lincoln, Neb. – Lincoln North Star (Neb.)
- Led the defense with 16 tackles (seven solo), marking the most tackles by a Nebraska defender since 2015
- His 16 tackles are tied for the third most by any FBS in a single game this season
- Intercepted a Buffalo pass to open the fourth quarter, returning the pick 22 yards to the 1-yard line. Helped set up a touchdown that gave Nebraska a 21-3 lead
- Earns the first Defensive Player of the Week accolade of his career
- Last Nebraska Defensive Player of the Week: Nathan Gerry (Sept. 12, 2016)
Co-Special Teams Players of the Week
Adam Korsak, Rutgers
P – Sr. – Melbourne, Australia – Maribyrnong College (Melbourne, Australia)
- Set career highs in both gross (52.2) and net (51.7) punting averages in the Scarlet Knights’ 17-7 win at Syracuse
- Pinned 5-of-6 punts inside the 20 and registered four punts of 50-plus yards
- Hit a 69-yard punt which tied for the seventh-longest punt in program history
- Garners the first Special Teams Player of the Week honor of his career
- Last Rutgers Special Teams Player of the Week: Janarion Grant (Sept. 12, 2016)
Tory Taylor, Iowa
P – So. – Melbourne, Australia – Haileybury College (Melbourne, Australia)
- Landed four punts inside the 10-yard line in Iowa’s 27-17 at No. 9 Iowa State
- Recorded a career-long 69-yard punt in the third quarter
- Registered four punts of 50-plus yards
- Earns the first Special Teams Player of the Week honor of his career
- Last Iowa Special Teams Player of the Week: Keith Duncan (Nov. 30, 2020)
Freshman of the Week
C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
QB – Empire, Calif. – Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.)
- Completed 35 of 54 passes for 454 yards and three touchdowns vs. Oregon
- His 484 yards and 35 completions both rank as the second-most by a Buckeye quarterback in school history. The 484 yards passing are the most by any FBS player this in a single game this season, while the 35 completions trail only Mississippi State’s Will Rogers’ 39 completions vs. Louisiana Tech
- Through Ohio State’s first two games, ranks fourth in the FBS with 778 passing yards and second in passing yards per game (389.0)
- Earns the second Freshman of the Week honor of his career
- Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: C.J. Stroud (Sept. 6, 2021)
PURDUE WITHOUT RB ZANDER HORVATH 4-8 WEEKS
(INDY STAR REPORT)
The Boilermakers will be without leading rusher Zander Horvath for the next four to eight weeks after the fifth-year senior suffered a broken fibula in Saturday’s win over UConn.
Horvath is scheduled to undergo surgery on his left leg Tuesday.
Horvath was injured on the first play of the second series after gaining 2 yards. The Mishawaka native was helped off the field and was taken into the medical tent. He later went to the locker room and returned wearing a protective boot, watching the Boilermakers posted a 49-0 victory.
Horvath led the Boilermakers in rushing during the abbreviated 2020 season, gaining 442 yards in six games.
PURDUE COACH JEFF BROHM:
Q. Is there any update you can provide on Zander’s status? Is there any sort of timetable for him getting back on the field?
JEFF BROHM: Zander will have surgery tomorrow on a broken fibula and be out four to eight weeks.
INDIANA LOSES KEYS WITH ACL INJURY
(INDY STAR REPORT)
Indiana cornerback Christopher Keys is out for the season with an ACL tear, IU coach Tom Allen said at his news conference Monday.
Keys stepped up into the third cornerback position for IU because of an injury to fellow cornerback Jaylin Williams in IU’s first game against Iowa, but suffered the injury in the Hoosiers’ win over Idaho on Saturday. The 6-foot, 185-pounder from Collins, Miss., had impressed coaches with his length and his speed and the Hoosiers considered him a future starter at the position.
MAC Announces Week 2 Football Players of the Week
MAC East Division Co-Defensive Players of the Week
Bubba Arslanian, Akron, Linebacker
Junior, Aurora, Ohio
Akron redshirt junior linebacker Bubba Arslanian turned in a stellar performance against Temple registering a game-high 17 tackles, including eight solo stops. His 17 total tackles represent the best single-game effort in the NCAA this season, and is two shy of his career-high total of 19 tackles set against Bowling Green last season. He is rated second in the NCAA in total tackles per game (12.5) and solo tackles per contest (6.0). He ranks 13th in the NCAA among active career leaders in total tackles per game (7.41), 23 in assisted tackles (117), 2th in solo tackles per tilt (3.75) and 30th in total tackles (237).
Montre Miller, Kent State, CB
R-Junior, Blythewood, S.C. (Westwood)
Miller had the first 3 INT game for the Golden Flashes since 2008 in the victory over VMI. All three picks came in the red zone including one in the end zone, thwarting VMI drives. Miller and the Kent State defense held VMI to under 50 percent passing and just 146 yards in the win.
MAC West Division Defensive Player of the Week
Dyontae Johnson, Toledo, Linebacker
Junior, Detroit, Mich. (Cass Tech)
Junior linebacker Dyontae Johnson led the Rockets with a career-tying 10 tackles against Notre Dame, including 1.5 tackles for loss. He was credited with one quarterback hurry.
MAC East Division Offensive Player of the Week
Matt McDonald, Bowling Green, QB
Senior, Newport Beach, Calif. (Mission Viejo)
McDonald passed for a career-high 308 yards against South Alabama. The 308 yards was the best by a MAC quarterback in Week No. 2. After South Alabama took its first lead of the game, immediately led the offense on a 3-play 83-yard drive to retake the lead on a 33-yard scoring strike to Andrew Bench (1st career reception).
MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week
Harrison Waylee, NIU, Running Back
Freshman, Johnston, Iowa (Urbandale)
Waylee recorded his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing game with a career high 179 yards on 26 carries versus Wyoming that included a career long 75-yard touchdown run, the longest by a Huskie since 2016. Thirteen seconds after his 75-yard TD run, Waylee scored from 13 yards out to pull the NIU within six points of the Cowboys in the fourth quarter as the Huskies mounted an epic 27 point comeback. After rushing eight times for minus three yards in the first half, Waylee carries 18 times for 182 yards in the second half, averaging 10.1 yards per carry in the second half.
MAC West Division Special Teams Player of the Week
Bailey Flint, Toledo, Punter
Senior, Melbourne, Australia Notre Dame
Senior punter Bailey Flint averaged 45.4 yards on seven punts, including boots of 68 and 57 yards in the first half. His 68-yarder went out at the nine-yard line. He also pinned the Irish at their own four-yard line with a 35-yard kick in the second quarter.
MAC East Division Special Teams Player of the Week
Graham Nicholson, Miami, K
Freshman, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nicholson drilled a career-high 46-yard field goal in the first half versus Minnesota and added a 45-yarder later that same day. The freshman was a perfect 2-for-2 on field goals and extra points in a 31-26 loss at Minnesota. Nicholson also averaged 64.3 yards per kickoff, with four touchbacks on six attempts.
Mefford and Seward Lead Mastodons on Day One in West Virginia
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – After 36 holes on the opening day of the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational, Hunter Meffordand Brett Seward of the Purdue Fort Wayne men’s golf team finished with the same score of 149.
In his second collegiate tournament, Mefford had a bogey-free front nine in his first round. He turned in a birdie on the 423-yard par-4 fifth hole to shoot 35 on the front. He finished his first round with a 74, which featured 13 pars and the birdie on the fifth. After making the turn for his second 18, he birdied hole five again and knocked in a birdie on the par-5 eighth hole. Mefford concluded his day with a score of 74-75-149 to tie for 51st with Seward.
After a difficult first 18 holes, Seward’s second round featured four birdies on the front nine. He got birdies on 17, his starting hole, and on holes one, three, six and eight. He had a 1-under front nine and a 1-under back nine. His back nine was bogey-free. He finished the day with an 80-69-149 to tie with Mefford.
Kasey Lilly recorded 13 pars in his opening round, including 10 in a row. In his second round, he birdied the fifth hole and had seven pars on the front nine. The junior had eight pars on the back for a 77-73-150.
Using solid scores on the back nine, Tyler Green finished with a 74-76-150. In his first round, he had birdies on eight and 13 with 11 pars. In the afternoon round, Green had six pars on the back nine with another birdie on 13.
Luke Miller had his score taken on the first 18 holes, when he turned in a 71 thanks to four birdies on the front nine and eight pars on the back. In his second round, he recorded nine pars. He shot a 71-80-151 for 66th place.
Reece Compton competed as an individual, turning in a 73-78-151 to tie with Miller for 66th.
After finishing the first round in 14th place, the Mastodons jumped Cleveland State, Robert Morris and Mount St. Mary’s with a second-round 293. The ‘Dons have a two-round total of 589 and are tied with Stetson. The host school, Marshall, is leading the field with a 558 (-10). Northern Kentucky’s Miles Parroco is leading all individuals at 133 (-9).
The third and final round of the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational will start at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 14).
WABASH GOLF: Golfers Place Seventh At Belterra
Wabash played in the Battle at Belterra to open the 2021-2022 golf season. The Little Giants finished seventh out of 14 teams at the two-day tournament.
Sophomores Mark Poole and Brayden Weiss tied for 12th place in the individual standings. Both players carded an 83 in the opening round on Sunday and finished with a pair of 73’s Monday for a 36-hole total of 151. Freshman Matthew Lesniak placed 41st out of a field of 74 players with a two-round score of 160 (78-82). Tim Neu tied for 46th place with a score of 163 (82-81). Conner Taylor carded a two-day score of 168 (85-83) to tie for 54th place.
Wabash finished with a team score of 625 over both days of the tournament played at the Belterra Resort. The Little Giants shot a 316 on Sunday then improved by seven strokes Monday with a score of 309. Wittenberg won the team competition with a total of 576 strokes.
The Little Giants will serve as hosts for the Wabash Invitational October 4-5 to be played at the Broodmoor Country Club in Indianapolis.
HCAC 2021 Football Notebook, Week 2
Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Andrew Dion (San Diego, Calif.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Quarterback | Senior – Dion’s 10th career 300-yard passing day was a key in Rose-Hulman’s 31-30 win over Trine. He finished 26-39 for 323-yards with one TD and one interception, and also rushed for a touchdown to lead the Fightin’ Engineers to a key road win.
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Devonte Hardiman (Princeton, Ind.) Hanover College | Defensive Line | Junior – Hardiman was a key to the Panther success on Saturday as they defeated Adrian 21-14. The junior tallied 10 total tackles, including eight solo. He also was able to get to the Bulldog quarterback on three separate occasions, registering three sacks for a loss of 13 yards. Hardiman also added four tackles for loss for a combined 14-yard loss.
Special Teams Athlete of the Week:
Brett Tuttle (Jerseyville, Ill.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Kicker | Junior – Tuttle proved a huge difference in Rose-Hulman’s 31-30 win over Trine, booting a career-long 41-yard field goal and finishing a perfect 4-4 on extra points in a 1-point win over Trine. His 41-yard kick gave Rose-Hulman a 17-14 lead at the half and proved the point difference in the victory.
- Hayden Lee (Cedarville, Ohio) Anderson University | Defensive Line | Junior – Lee recovered a fumble and scored a defensive touchdown. After Lakeland did not recover its backwards pass from the 17, Lee managed to recover the ball for a touchdown before it went out of the end zone.
- Javonte Malone (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Anderson University | Defensive Back | First-Year – Malone recovered a block PAT and returned it for a defensive 2-point conversion. He also recorded five tackles on defense.
- Keith Holmes Jr. (Toledo, Ohio) Bluffton University | Defensive Line | Senior – Holmes stuffed the stat sheet with six tackles, four TFL’s for 27 yards, two sacks for 14 yards, a breakup, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Bluffton’s 34-14 loss to St. Vincent on Saturday.
- Jarrett Gibson (Angola, Ind.) Franklin College | Wide Receiver | Junior – Gibson recorded his fourth career game with at least 100 receiving yards, catching nine balls for 124-yards and a pair of touchdowns in Franklin’s 36-29 win over Rhodes College on Saturday afternoon. He hauled in a season-long 57-yard touchdown for FC.
- Matthew Weimer (Georgetown, Ind.) Hanover College | Quarterback | Senior – Weimer helped lead a late Panther drive in the final minutes of the fourth quarter to propel HC past Adrian on Saturday 21-14. The senior charted 209 passing yard, including two touchdowns. He went 16-of-27 with his longest hook-up registering 33-yards. Weimer also added 33-yards on the ground.
- David Smith (Indianapolis, Ind.) Manchester University | Running Back | First-Year – Smith carried the ball nine times for 127-yards against Alma College on Saturday. Had touchdown runs of 76-yards and 11-yards. Averaged 14.1 yards per carry.
- Marvin Collins (Riviera Beach, Fla.) Manchester University | Defensive Line | Junior – Collins racked up 10 tackles (three solo, seven assisted) against Alma on Saturday. Collins added 2.0 sacks for a loss of 18 yards. He also forced a fumble which the Spartans recovered, blocked a PAT, broke up one pass, and had one QB hurry.
- Jaquan Walker (Johnson, Fla.) Manchester University | Corner Back | Sophomore – Walker got the Spartans on the scoreboard on Saturday night as he returned a blocked PAT 97-yards for a safety. Added a fumble recovery against the Scots as well.
- Tyler Smith (Spring, Texas) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Defensive End | Junior – Smith recorded nine tackles, 2.5 TFLs, 0.5 sacks, two pass break up’sand one forced fumble from the defensive end position to key Rose-Hulman’s 31-30 win over Trine.
HCAC 2021 Volleyball Notebook, Week 2
Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Brooke Aselage (Tipp City, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Outside Hitter | Junior – Aselage was outstanding as a six-rotation outside hitter for the Lions, as they went 4-0 in the Charlie Wrublewski Invitational. The junior outside hitter registered 44 kills, 3.38 k/s, and a .236 hitting percentage. While being named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. For good measure she added 67 digs (5.15 d/s).
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Erin Androne (Cincinnati, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Libero | Sophomore – Androne had another fantastic week for the Lions, helping lead the team to a 4-0 win as they hosted the Charlie Wrublewski Invitational. Playing all 13 sets as the Lions libero she registered 77 digs (5.92 per set), and had 46 receptions without a single receiving error.
- Felicity Bontrager (Goshen, Ind.) Anderson University | Middle Hitter | Senior – Bontrager put together a .314 attack percentage and 2.11 kills per set. She also provided seven service aces. Bontrager was named to the Charlie Wrublewski Invitational All-Tournament Team. The Ravens finished 2-3 on the week.
- Brooke Troyer (Elkhart, Ind.) Anderson University | Defensive Specialist | Senior – Troyer collected an average of 4.88 digs per set last week. The Ravens put together a 2-3 record for the week.
- Maria Young (Bedford, Va.) Earlham College | Right Side | Sophomore – Young is quickly becoming a well-known name on a very talented and disciplined Quaker Volleyball team. Over the course of the weekend Young had 42 total kills, averaging 14 per contest. Young played a pivotal role in beating Illinois Wesleyan, a very solid team receiving national votes. Young posted a .323 efficiency rating on kills against IWU and averaged .263 for the weekend, which is above her season average.
- Caroline Mulvihill (Monrovia, Calif.) Earlham College | Outside Hitter | Senior – Mulvihill helped the Quakers go 2-1 this weekend against Monmouth (IL), Illinois Wesleyan and Benedictine (IL). Over the three games Mulvihill averaged 14.3 digs per game, with a season high 20 against Benedictine. Mulvihill totaled 43 digs and six blocks and was a big reason why the Quakers beat a team receiving top 25 votes in Illinois Wesleyan.
- Kelsey Ketcham (Mishawaka, Ind.) Hanover College | Setter | Senior – Ketcham helped lead the Blue and Red to a 2-2 overall week as she tallied a team-high 129 assists, including a game-high 49 against Heidelberg. The senior tallied two contests with 40 plus assists. Ketcham also added 22 kills with five service aces and three blocks.
- Casey Dunn (Fort Thomas, Ky.) Hanover College | Defensive Specialist | Sophomore – Dunn helped lead the Blue and Red to a 2-2 overall week as they defeated Heidelberg and Capital as part of the Pam Briggs Classic. The sophomore charted 59 digs, including a game-high 20 against Mount Union. She added 16 assists and four service aces.
- Joy Maze (Greenwood, Ind.) Manchester University | Outside Hitter | Sophomore – Maze had a team-leading 46 kills this past week in five matches for Manchester. Had 16 kills and a .326 hitting percentage in a four-set win over Wilmington. Added 24 digs and five block assists.
- Sophia Koop (Lawrenceville, Ga.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Outside Hitter | Sophomore – Koop earned a spot on the all-tournament team at Illinois Wesleyan after leading the team in kills (27) and ranking second on the squad in digs (33). She hit .118 to lead the Engineers to a 2-1 record with victories over Benedictine and receiving votes Illinois Wesleyan at the IWU Invite.
- Kylie Rathbun (Tulsa, Okla.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Libero | Sophomore – Rathbun led the Rose-Hulman defensive effort with 4.36 digs per set as the Engineers finished 2-1 at the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational. Rathbun recorded 24 digs in a five-set win over Benedictine and 17 digs in a three-set sweep of receiving votes Illinois Wesleyan to lead the Fightin’ Engineers defensive performance.
- Cate Scheper (Burlington, Ky.) Transylvania University | Outside Hitter | First-Year – Scheper posted a career-high 19 kills in Transylvania’s four-set loss to No. 16 Chicago on Saturday evening. The outside hitter/middle blocker also led Transylvania’s offense to a three-set sweep of Centre on the road last Wednesday, totaling a match-best 14 kills. For the week, Scheper totaled 52 kills, 13 digs, and four blocks over four matches for Transylvania.
- Sylvie Miller (Louisville, Ky.) Transylvania University | Defensive Specialist | Junior – Miller registered a match-high 25 digs on Saturday night in a four-set loss to No. 16 Chicago on Saturday. Miller was the digs leader in all four matches for the Pioneers this weekend, totaling 73 digs over four matches. Miller also added 13 assists along with two aces for the week.
HCAC 2021 Men’s Soccer Notebook, Week 2
Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Noah Svanberg (Grand Rapids, Mich.) Defiance College | Midfield | Junior – On Sunday, Svanberg recorded a hat trick in a 4-1 win against Hiram and it was the first hat trick since 2009 for Defiance men’s soccer.
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Orry Killam (Napoleon, Ohio) Defiance College | Goalkeeper | Junior – Killam finished the week going 3-0 and recording 18 saves for the Yellow Jackets.
- Jordan Bossman (Gahanna, Ohio) Anderson University | Midfield | First-Year – Bossman contributed two goals in Anderson’s 2-0 victory against Greenville. Bossman was named to the Raven/Spartan Classic All-Tournament Team.
- Danny Moro-Medina (Goshen, Ind.) Anderson University | Goalkeeper | Junoir – Moro-Medina saved 14 of the 19 shots he faced last week. He recorded a five-save shutout in Anderson’s 2-0 win against Greenville. Moro-Medina was selected to the Raven/Spartan Classic All-Tournament Team.
- Dalton Taynor (Troy, Ohio) Bluffton University | Forward | Senior – Taynor’s four goals this week pushed him past Scott Wooldridge into fifth place on Bluffton’s all-time scoring list with 26 career goals. He scored twice in a 5-1 win over Emory & Henry and then followed that up with two more tallies in a 4-2 loss at Illinois Tech on Saturday.
- Jon Moore (New Castle, Ind.) Franklin College | Forward | First-Year – Moore recorded his first career multi-goal game with both of Franklin’s tallies against DePauw on Wednesday night.
- Joao Domenici (Alphaville, Brazil) Hanover College | Defense | First-Year – Domenici led the Blue and Red last week as they defeated Berea 4-1. The first year netted a game-high two goals on four shots. The goals were the first of his young career.
- Ethan Nazor (Louisville, Ky.) Hanover College | Defense | Sophomore – Nazor helped lead the Panthers past Berea 4-1. The sophomore helped anchor a backline that allowed just seven shots, surrendering one goal. Of the seven shots, only three landed on frame.
- Harley Kruschwitz (North Manchester, Ind.) Manchester University | Forward | Sophomore – Kruschwitz scored in consecutive games this week for Manchester. Had one goal against Webster on Friday night and followed up with one goal against Greenville on Saturday.
- Aidan Brunkow (Indianapolis, Ind.) Manchester University | Goalkeeper | Junior – Brunkow got the start in goal for Manchester against Greenville on Saturday. He made eight stops in between the posts while only allowing one goal on day as MU won 3-1.
- Caleb Urban (Martinsville, Ind.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Forward | Junior – Urban scored two goals and had two assists to lead Rose-Hulman to a 1-0-1 week. Urban scored the game winning goal in overtime in a 4-3 win over Wabash and tallied the only goal in a 1-1 draw vs. Millikin. He also assisted on the first two goals in the Wabash win.
- Mitchell Crispin (Cleveland, Tenn.) Transylvania University | Forward | Junior – The senior forward starred for the Pioneers this week, starting both games for Transylvania and leading the Pioneers offense in a 1-1 weekend. The forward was a facilitator for the Pioneers as he earned two assists of the four goals for Transylvania on the weekend, including an assist in a 2-1 Sunday win over Alma. He also fired five shots in the two contests. Notably, Crispin set up the equalizer for the Pioneers against Bethany College in the 52nd minute of a 3-2 double overtime defeat on Saturday. Crispin played 158 of the 195 available minutes of action.
- Cade Terry (Frankfort, Ky.) Transylvania University | Goalkeeper | First-Year – Terry played a vital role in the success in the Pioneers’ success on the weekend as they went 1-1 including a 2-1 win over Alma on Sunday. Terry surrendered only two goals for the Pioneers over the week while collecting three saves. Terry saved the day for the Pioneers with an acrobatic save with 30 seconds remaining on the clock to preserve the Pioneers first win on the season versus Alma.
HCAC 2021 Women’s Soccer Notebook, Week 2
Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Sarah Shoemaker (Chesterfield, Mo.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Forward | Senior – Shoemaker scored two goals and had two assists to lead Rose-Hulman to a 2-0 record last week. Shoemaker had two goals and one assist in a 10-0 win over Illinois College and added one assist in the team’s 3-0 victory over Greenville.
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Riley Rice (Waynesville, Ohio) Franklin College | Goalkeeper | Sophomore – Rice recorded her first career shutout on Sunday in a 1-0 win over St. Mary’s, stopping a career-high 11 shots as the Grizzlies collected their first win of the season.
- Emmalee Paarlberg (Franklin, Ohio) Anderson University | Goalkeeper | Sophomore – Paarlberg saved 13 of the 15 shots she faced during 165 minutes in goal. Paarlberg recorded an eight-save 110-minute shutout against Wilmington.
- Jostin Reeves (Greenwood, Ind.) Hanover College | Forward | Sophomore – Reeves turned in an impressive performance over the weekend as the Blue and Red moved to 2-0-2 on the season defeating Spalding 3-0. The sophomore helped pace the Panther attack as she had a foot in all three goals. Reeves netted one goal, while dishing out two assists. She finished the afternoon with a team-high four shots, three of which landed on frame.
- Bryn Rolfsen (Loveland, Ohio) Hanover College | Defense | Senior – Rolfsen helped guide the Panthers to a 2-0-2 record as they defeated Spalding 3-0. The senior anchored a backline that allowed just one shot for the Golden Eagles. Rolfsen added one shot while tallying 38 minutes of work.
- Lainey Shock (North Manchester, Ind.) Manchester University | Midfield | First-Year – Shock scored the golden goal in the 92nd minute as Manchester stunned Huntington 1-0 in OT in its only game of the week.
- Becca Colbert (Porter, Ind.) Manchester University | Goalkeeper | Senior – Colbert started in goal for Manchester in its lone game of the week against Huntington on Tuesday. Colbert saved 6 shots in 45 minutes of work before playing in the field in the second half and OT. Combined with Cate Bennett (three saves) to keep a clean sheet against the Foresters.
- Megan Gilpin (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Mount St. Joseph University | Goalkeeper | Senior – The Lions senior goalkeeper played all 90 minutes in the team’s nail biting 1-0 win on the road at Capital Saturday. She saved four shots on goal, but Capital had 16 total shots in the game. The clean sheet was Gilpin’s first of the season.
- Natalie Dillon (Rochester, N.Y.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Goalkeeper | Junior – Dillon helped Rose-Hulman earn two shutouts in wins of 3-0 over Greenville and 10-0 over Illinois College. Dillon played the entire game with three saves against Greenville and played the first 45 minutes of the Illinois College game with three saves. For the week, Dillon had one full shutout, one team shutout and six saves.
- Rachel Green (Lexington, Ky.) Transylvania University | Defense | Sophomore – Green was crucial for the Pioneers, leading the Pioneers to a 2-1 win at Kenyon on Saturday as the Pioneers went 1-1 on the weekend. Green totaled one goal and one shot on target as a substitute for Transylvania. In the Pioneers’ win against Kenyon, Green found the game-winning goal in the 42nd minute on a long-range effort, the first of her college career.
- Morgan Patton (Lexington, Ky.) Transylvania University | Goalkeeper | Senior – Patton had a busy weekend for the Pioneers as she started both games on a 1-1 weekend. Patton faced 17 shots on goal in two matches while only conceding two goals. Patton earned 15 saves while boasting a .871 save percentage through the week. Patton starred in the Pioneer match against Denison University where she collected a season-high 10 saves. In Transy’s 2-1 win over Kenyon on Saturday, Patton secured 5 saves to give Transy its third win of the season. Patton now leads the conference in saves with 31 on the year.
Purdue Fort Wayne MSOC Road Game Moved to Wednesday
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne men’s soccer team will travel to Western Michigan to play a non-league contest. The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but was pushed back to Wednesday (Sept. 15) due to forecasted inclement weather.
Game Day Information
Who: Purdue Fort Wayne (2-3-0) at Western Michigan (2-2-1)
When: Wednesday, September 15 | 5 p.m.
Where: WMU Soccer Complex | Kalamazoo, Mich.
Live Stats: Link
Weather: High of 77, partly cloudy
KNOW YOUR FOE:
• Western Michigan is 2-0-1 in their last three games, all shutouts.
• Dylan Sing leads the team with three goals.
• Western Michigan is allowing 10.0 shots per game.
ABOUT THE MASTODONS:
• Wednesday’s match will conclude a stretch of five-of-six on the road to start the season.
• Keith Larson leads the team with 12 shots. Larson and Alejandro Lopez each have four shots on goal and one game winning goal.
• Erik Josson’s 85.7 save percentage ranks 28th in the nation.
Erik Josson picked up a Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week this season after shutouts of Eastern Illinois and Western Illinois.
Western Michigan leads the all-time series 15-3-4. The two teams haven’t played since 2016 when the ‘Dons fell 2-1 on the road. The first meeting between the two clubs was in 1988.
SMITTEN WITH THE MITTEN:
The Mastodon roster features 12 student-athletes from the state of Michigan. Most have arrived since Mattawan, Michigan native Stephen Gorton took over as Mastodon head coach.
The ‘Dons return home this Saturday (Sept. 18) to host Northern Kentucky in Horizon League play. Kick is set for 7 p.m. The game will air on ESPN+.
‘Dons Break From Tournament Play For Midweek Match With Toledo
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne women’s volleyball team will take a break from its non-league tournaments to play host to the Toledo Rockets on Tuesday (Sept. 14) in the Gates Sports Center.
Game Day Information
Live Stats: Link
Series History: Mastodons lead 8-4
Last Meeting: 8/26/2017 | W, 3-1 | Fort Wayne, Ind.
Know Your Foe
Toledo is 7-2, with its only losses coming to Virginia Tech (3-0) and Valparaiso (3-2). The Rockets have a pair of 3-0 wins over Horizon League members IUPUI and Youngstown State. Taylor Alt is leading Toledo with 3.67 kills per set, with two setters splitting the duties of running the offense in Elaine Redman (6.73 assists per set) and Payton Morman (4.57 assists per set). Ryann Jaqua is pacing the defensive unit with 4.87 digs per set this season.
A Familiar Name
Toledo’s Ryann Jaqua is the younger sister of former Mastodon Madison Jaqua. Madison recorded 4,342 assists and 1,034 digs in her four-year career for the Mastodons from 2015-18. Ryann was an outside hitter in her first season with Toledo, but moved to the DS/libero role prior to the spring 2021 season.
Saturday Night Five
The Mastodons have already played three five-set matches this season (SIUE, Kent State and Liberty). This is more than the entirety of the spring 2021 season, as the ‘Dons had just one: a 3-2 loss at Green Bay.
Katie Crowe has five double-doubles this season for 50 in her career. She had three consecutive against SIUE (17k, 10d), Evansville (12k, 11d) and Kent State (13k, 12d). She then got back to her double-double ways with one at Western Michigan with 15 kills and 12 digs. She recorded her 50th double-double against Old Dominion with 21 kills and 10 digs.
Hello, My Name is Claire and I’ll Be Your Server
Claire Pape had five aces in the Mastodons’ match at Liberty (Sept. 11), which included a stretch in the fifth set when she rattled off three aces in a row. Her five aces were the most by a Mastodon in a match since Katie Crowe had six against Youngstown State last spring.
Ace Ace Baby
Purdue Fort Wayne had 14 aces against Old Dominion on Saturday, September 11, which was the most a Mastodon squad had in a single match since October 5, 2007. In a match against South Dakota State on that date, the ‘Dons had 16 aces.
Let’s Take a Michi-Gander at that Game
The Mastodons picked up their first win of the season at Western Michigan on September 4. The Broncos won the Discover Kalamazoo Classic, but the ‘Dons were the only team to beat them in the weekend. Katie Crowe led the ‘Dons with 15 kills and 12 digs, while Ramei Jackson had 13 kills with a .550 hitting clip. Rachael Crucis dug out 19 attacks, while both Madison Gates and Nicole Jones recorded double-doubles.
Purdue Fort Wayne holds an 8-4 edge over the Rockets, dating back to their first matchup in 1982. The most recent match came in 2017, when the ‘Dons took a 3-1 win over the Rockets. Katie Crowe was the team’s leader with 21 kills in the four-set match.
Last Time Out
The Mastodons went 1-2 at the Liberty Invitational over the weekend, with a win over the host Liberty Flames in five sets. Purdue Fort Wayne dropped a pair of matches against Navy and Old Dominion. Katie Crowe was named to the Liberty Invitational All-Tournament Team.
Purdue Fort Wayne will have a tall task ahead at the Stacey Clark Classic, with a pair of matches against Power Five schools: No. 22 Tennessee of the SEC and Big Ten powerhouse No. 9 Purdue. The ‘Dons will also face Jacksonville State. These four teams will play in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Valpo Football Announces Week 2 Team Awards
The Valparaiso University football program announced its team honors for Week 2 on Monday following Saturday’s game at No. 5/4 North Dakota State in Fargo, N.D.
Freshman Jamauri Jackson (San Diego, Calif. / Monterey Trail) was recognized as the team’s Defensive Player of the Week, while Ben Niesner (Black Diamond, Wash. / Tahoma [Portland State]) was named the squad’s Special Teams Player of the Week.
In addition, freshman defensive back Gaillin Mitchell (Cincinnati, Ohio / Elder) was named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week, freshman tight end Evan Jernegan (Altadena, Calif. / St. Francis) was honored as Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week and sophomore defensive back Josh Gholston (Blacksburg, Va. / Blacksburg) garnered Scout Special Teams Player of the Week recognition.
Jackson accrued three tackles including two solos, the first three tackles of his collegiate career. Niesner averaged 43.1 yards per punt and placed a pair of punts inside the 20. He booted a 58 yarder to represent a season long to this point. In addition, the fifth-year senior had Valpo’s longest offensive play of the day, a 17-yard rush for a first down.
Valpo will welcome Ivy League foe Dartmouth to Brown Field for the home opener this week. The game will kick off at 1 p.m. on Saturday with ticket information available at valpoathletics.com/tickets.
Indy Eleven Acquires Defender Liam Doyle on Loan from San Antonio FC
INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, September 13, 2021) – Indy Eleven bolstered its backline for the stretch drive of the 2021 USL Championship regular season today by acquiring Liam Doyle on loan from fellow Championship side San Antonio FC. Terms of the loan deal that brings the 29-year-old Doyle to the Circle City for the remainder of the 2021 season will not be released, per club policy.
“We’re fortunate to be able to add a defender of Liam’s experience as we continue to fight for a position in the playoffs,” said Indy Eleven Interim Head Coach Max Rogers. “His addition will make us a stronger side and we look forward to his contributions at this important time in our campaign.”
The Isle of Man native started 10 of his 13 appearances for San Antonio FC in 2021, and he led the Texan side with 47 clearances to go along with 18 tackles won, 11 interceptions and eight blocked shots from his central spot on the backline.
“I’m quite happy to be coming aboard the rest of the year with Indy Eleven,” said Doyle, who joined his new squad for training this morning at Grand Park in Westfield. “It’s a massive club at this level that I’ve battled against off and on for years, so it’s good to be on this side of it. I can’t wait to help the club succeed and play my part as we make a push for the playoffs.”
Doyle has spent the entirety of his six professional seasons in the USL Championship, collecting four goals and seven assists across 10,833 minutes of action. Doyle has started 122 of his 127 league appearances for San Antonio FC (2020-21), Memphis 901 FC (2019-20), Nashville SC (2018-19), Swope Park Rangers (2017), and Harrisburg City Islanders (2016), and helped Swope Park Rangers (now Sporting KC II) to the 2017 USL Championship title. The 2015 Big Ten Defender of the Year with Ohio State was originally drafted by Major League Soccer’s D.C. United in the fourth round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft prior to signing with Harrisburg for his rookie campaign.
Today’s transaction leaves 27 players on the active Indy Eleven (8W-10L-5D, 29 pts., 5th place in Central Division) roster heading into a busy week at home for Indiana’s Team, which begins Tuesday night with a 7:00 p.m. ET friendly at IUPUI Carroll Stadium against Chicago Fire FC. Fans can follow the proceedings live by listening to Exitos Radio 94.3 FM or exitos943.com (Spanish) or following the @IndyElevenLive Twitter feed, presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers.
The Boys in Blue return to USL Championship play this Saturday, Sept. 18, with the first of two meetings inside a month against archrival and Central Division leader Louisville City FC (13W-5L-4D, 43 pts.; 1st in Central). Tickets for the 7:00 p.m. ET kickoff on “The World Comes to The Mike Night” are limited but still available and can be secured by visiting indyeleven.com/tickets or by calling 317-685-1100 during regular business hours. Fans who can’t make it Saturday can follow the action on WISH-TV, ESPN+, Exitos Radio 94.3 FM/exitos943.com, and the @IndyElevenLive Twitter feed.
RHIT Football – Dion, Tuttle Named HCAC Offense & Special Teams Players of the Week
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Andrew Dion and senior Brett Tuttle were named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Offensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for their performance in Saturday’s win at Trine.
Dion finished 26-39 through the air for 323 yards and one touchdown to catapult the offense in the 31-30 victory. He also scored the first touchdown of the game on a 2-yard scoring rush.
Dion currently ranks No. 3 in school history in pass completions (544) and passing yards (7,243), while also ranking No. 2 in passing touchdowns (66). The Trine game marked Dion’s 10th career 300-yard passing performance in a Rose-Hulman contest.
Tuttle hit a career-long 41-yard field and was also 4-4 on extra points as key elements of Saturday’s one-point win. The senior is 7-8 in his career on field goals and is 6-7 on extra points during the 2021 season.
Rose-Hulman stands 1-1 on the season and travels to Hope College on Saturday at 2 pm in the final non-conference contest this fall.
TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Sena Named Offensive Player of the Week
JACKSON, Mich. – The Crossroads League announced its most recent installment of weekly honors, in which Taylor women’s soccer player Chloe Sena was recognized as the CL Offensive Player of the Week.
The TU sophomore scored two goals throughout the week, one in each of Taylor’s two shutout victories. While only playing 37 total minutes in Taylor’s two matches, Sena made the most of her time on the field by striking two of her three shots to the back of the net. Both of Sena’s goals were unassisted, as the Illinois native navigated the defense with craft all on her own.
With her first two goals of the 2021 season, the Trojan forward now has four career goals.
This week’s honor marks the first time in Sena’s career that she has been recognized with a CL Player-of-the-Week award.
TU athletics now boasts a total of nine CL weekly awards, two of which belong to Taylor’s women’s soccer team.
Sena and the Trojans (4-0-0) return to action on Monday, September 13, at 7:00 pm, when they take on the IU-Kokomo Cougars (0-3-1) inside Turner Stadium.
TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Gerber Named Crossroads League Runner of the Week
AVON, Ohio – Daniel Gerber was named the Crossroads League Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week following his season-opening performance at the Indiana Wesleyan Twilight Invite Friday evening.
Gerber opened up his senior campaign by claiming the individual victory in a field of 175 runners. In the last 200-meters of the race, Gerber switched gears for his final sprint, caught the leader at the line and won by inches, clocking a time just 0.10-seconds ahead of second place. The Danville, Indiana native set a lifetime-best mark of 24:38.9, logging the fifth-fastest 8k time in the history of Taylor’s program.
Gerber’s impressive performance helped the No. 1-ranked Trojans finish runner-up as a team, starting the season with a record of 12-1.
This is the senior’s first Crossroads League Cross Country Runner of the Week honor during his Taylor career.
Gerber and the No. 1 Trojans will be back in action on their home course Friday, September 17 at the TUXC Farm in Upland, Indiana for the Ray Bullock Invitational.
TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Teevans Scores Trifecta as Trojans Extend Record
UPLAND, Ind. – The TU women’s soccer team extended its program-record with a fifth-consecutive shutout victory to start the 2021 season. Senior, Erin Teevans, earned a hat trick as the Trojans marched to a 7-0 win against IU-Kokomo (0-4-1).
The Trojans put on an offensive clinic throughout the match, peppering the Cougars’ net from beginning to end. TU took 16 shots in the first half, six of which landed on frame and three of which struck the back of the net.
Linli Tu began the scoring parade just under 12 minutes into the match with her second goal of the season. The standout senior split two Cougar defenders before striking a one-hop shot past the goalie. Six minutes later, Teevans kicked off her career-night.
After Riley Massey fired a foul-kick cross-field, her sister, Claire Massey, set Teevans up beautifully for her first goal of the night. The younger Massey sister threaded the needle with her pass up-field to Teevans, who, then, beat one defender before putting the Trojans up 2-0. Teevans’s first goal of the night earned Claire Massey her third assist for the season.
While up 2-0, Teevans continued the charge with her second goal of the night, this time unassisted. After receiving a touch from teammate, Sophie Snyder, the Barlett, Illinois, native navigated through three Cougar defenders before hammering a goal into the net’s top shelf. The Trojans went into half up 3-0, but they were just getting started.
Right out of the half, TU tacked another goal on the board. This time, senior, Kate Kortenhoeven, was the one to do the damage. Tu sent Kortenhoeven racing up the left side with a 45-yard pass, which Kortenhoeven promptly placed in the goal via her left foot. The Wheaton Academy graduate’s first goal of the 2021 campaign gave Tu her first assist on the season.
Now up 4-0, after having been fouled in the box Tu benefited from her first penalty shot attempt on the year. Although the Cougar goalie guessed right, Tu’s strike passed her outstretched arms, earning the Trojan senior her second goal of the night and giving her a total of five points.
And yet, the scoring parade went on. Sophie Snyder ripped a great shot on goal, which was deflected by the Cougar goalie only to be rebounded by Ali Vander Kolk, Thanks to being in the right place at the right time, the Carmel, Indiana, native collected her fourth goal on the season, giving Snyder her second assist.
Teevans’s trifecta culminated with just under 11 minutes to play in the match. Emma Goebel sent the TU stud into the heart of the Cougar defense, where Teevans took advantage of the goalie wandering too far from the net. The Trojan midfielder executed a chip-shot, sending the ball over the goalie’s head on its way into the net to complete Teevanss’ second-career hat trick.
While the Trojan offense captivated the gaze of the crowd, the team’s defense is what set records. With its fifth straight shutout to start the year, Taylor extended its program-record for consecutive shutouts to start a season. The Trojans have not won with five-consecutive shutouts since 2010, when the team did so between September 18th and October 2nd.
Junior, Emma Shoemaker, made a clutch play in an effort to maintain Taylor’s streak of shutouts. After goalie, Hannah Brackenbury, made an aggressive move to cut off a charging Cougar, the ball trickled on toward the goal. With great effort, Shoemaker hustled toward the net where she sent the ball out of play before IU-Kokomo could fire a shot on the empty net.
All in all, the Trojan defense was outstanding yet again, limiting the Cougars to five shots while Taylor sent off a total of 33.
Taylor (5-0-0) is back in action on Wednesday, when the Trojans will take on Georgetown College (2-2-1) inside Turner Stadium. The Trojans will look to extend their shutout-streak to six, which would establish a new program record for consecutive shutouts.
EARLHAM FIELD HOCKEY: Quakers field hockey wins again, pushes season record to 5-0
AURORA, NY – The Earlham College field hockey team scored a season-high total in goals as the Quakers posted a 10-0 win over Wells College on Sunday, Sept. 12.
With the win, the Quakers are now 5-0.
After Denise Bergdolt scored in the opening period, Earlham added three goals in each quarter the rest of the way.
Bergdolt added another goal to go with her three assists for the contest. For the season, Bergdolt tops the Quakers with five goals and six assists. She has 22 goals in her career.
Guin Schalck and Reilly Swislosky both finished with two goals. Schalck has three goals this season, while Swislosky score for the first time this fall.
Regan Seeman, Sydney Schmitt, Jalyn Kelsey and Olivia Layne all had one score apiece. For Seeman, it was her fourth score of the season.
Schmitt and Kelsey now have two goals this season with Layne picking up her first.
Earlham goalkeeper Meg Murphy did not record a save as the Quakers led 53-0 in shots and 25-0 in penalty corners,
The Quakers return to action at home against Transylvania University on Saturday, Sept. 18. The contest in Darrell Beane Stadium begins at noon.
IU EAST WOMEN’S GOLF: IU EAST AT IU KOKOMO FALL INVITE – DAY 1 RECAP
PERU, Ind. – The Indiana University East women’s golf team leads the pack after the first round of the Indiana University Kokomo Fall Invitational.
The Red Wolves posted a team score of 331 on Sept. 13 on the par-72, 5,961-yard layout at Rock Hollow Golf Course to take a seven-shot lead over No. 30-ranked Midway University, the reigning River States Conference team champion. IU East has finished second to Midway at the past three RSC Championship tournaments.
Jo Wisecup is second in the individual standings after a round of 80. Brooklynn Cromwell is tied for third with an 81. IU Kokomo’s Sarah Williams shot 79 for the individual lead.
“It was a hot breezy, day on a state-renowned course,” said IU East coach Billy Mullin. “The course played long and difficult, but I really liked how Jo and Brooklynn competed, and I’m very proud of how Olivia (Sanders) finished in her first collegiate road trip.
“A lot to clean up going into tomorrow, but if we can avoid the big numbers, we should compete.”
Wisecup recorded 10 pars plus a birdie on the par-5 No. 3. Cromwell was steady with 11 pars. Sanders carded an 82 in the first round of her first college road trip.
The final round tees off at 9 a.m. on Sept. 14.
IU EAST MEN’S GOLF: IU EAST AT IU KOKOMO FALL INVITE – DAY 1 RECAP
PERU, Ind. – The Indiana University East men’s golf team is in third place at the halfway point of the Indiana University Kokomo Fall Invitational.
The Red Wolves posted a team score of 319 on Sept. 13 on the par-72, 6,994-yard layout at Rock Hollow Golf Club. IU East trails Grace College by seven strokes. IU East is also chasing Midway University, the reigning River States Conference team champion, which shot 314.
“Windy, hot and tough conditions,” said IU East coach Jeff Williams. “As tough as it gets. We preach grind, grind, grind, and today was an excellent example of that. We shot 319 and we’re just seven shots out of the lead, so the kids did a great job hanging in.”
IU East’s Jake Miller shot 77 and is in fifth place in the individual standings. Miller carded two early birdies and steadied his round late with pars on seven of his last eight holes.
Rafael Beirana shot 78 and is tied for seventh. He recorded birdies on a pair of early par-4s to set the tone for a round in the 70s.
Kyle Cochran carded an 80 and is tied for 14th.
IU East freshmen Kyle Maki and Dillon Letendre both overcame on-course adversity to shoot 84s to lead the IU East “B” team.
“This was a great experience for us,” Williams said. “Our freshmen learned quite a bit about what it takes to play a college-level course under college-level conditions.”
The final round begins at 9 a.m. on Sept. 14.
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1903 In an afternoon game called because of unusual darkness, Giants’ pitcher Red Ames, making his major league debut, tosses a five-inning no-hitter against the Cardinals. The right-hander, who will no-hit the Superbas in 1909 before yielding a single with the tenth, has his no-hit bids discounted when a change of rules in 1991 no longer give credit for no-hitters played in less than nine innings or contests where the first hit occurs in extra innings.
1913 Cubs right-hander Larry Cheney, giving up fourteen hits, earns his 20th victory, blanking the Giants at Chicago’s West Side Grounds, 7-0. The contest marks the first time a team collecting that many hits without scoring a run.
1923 Red Sox first baseman George Burns completes an unassisted triple play against the Indians as he gathers in Frank Brower’s line drive, tags Rube Lutzke coming from first, and beats Riggs Stephenson back to second.
1941 With his 6-5 victory over the Giants at Sportsman’s Park, Cardinals’ right-hander Howie Krist finishes the season with a perfect 10-0 record. Spud’s spotless season establishes a National League mark, recording the most wins in a season without a defeat.
1942 The Yankees clinch their 13th American League pennant, beating Cleveland at League Park, 8-3. The Bronx Bombers will finish the season 103-51, nine games ahead of Boston, but lose the World Series to the Cardinals in five games.
1951 Preacher Roe wins his 20th game when the Dodgers beat the Pirates at Forbes Field, 3-1. The 36 year-old southpaw will finish the season with a 22-3 record.
1951 Browns’ left fielder Bob Nieman hits consecutive dingers off Mickey McDermott, becoming the first rookie to hit home runs in his first two major league at-bats. In his third trip to the plate, the 24-year-old freshman beats out a bunt for a base hit in the team’s 9-6 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
1954 In the Giants’ 1-0 victory over the Redbirds, Willie Mays strokes a first-inning double and scores the game’s lone run. The two-bagger is the Say Hey Kid’s 82nd extra-base hit of the season, breaking the team record established by Mel Ott.
1955 Herb Score whiffs nine batters in the Indians’ 3-2 loss to the Senators at Griffith Stadium to establish a new rookie record for strikeouts in a season, surpassing Grover Cleveland Alexander’s mark of 227 strikeouts set in 1911. The American League Rookie of the Year will finish the campaign with 245 punch outs, a total which will not be topped until 1985 when Mets’ right-hander Dwight Gooden strikes out 251 batters.
1968 In a nationally televised game, Denny McLain becomes a thirty-game winner when the Tigers rally for two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Oakland 5-4. The Detroit right-hander, who will finish the season 31-6, is the first hurler to accomplish the feat since Dizzy Dean reached the milestone in 1934.
1969 With more than two weeks left in the season, the Orioles clinch the first-ever American League East title when they beat Cleveland at Memorial Stadium, 7-3. The heavily-favored Birds will sweep Minnesota, the AL West Champs, to capture a pennant but lose the World Series in five games to the Amazin’ Mets.
1974 The Nettles, for the second time in their careers, hit home runs in the same game when Graig goes yard in the first frame with Tiger southpaw Mickey Lolich on the mound, and his brother Jim takes Yankee right-hander Pat Dobson deep in the second inning of New York’s 10-7 victory in Detroit. In 1972, the siblings also hit round-trippers as opponents in the same contest but playing with different teams.
1975 Playing in his 242nd major league game as a teenager, Brewers shortstop Robin Yount breaks Mel Ott’s forty-seven-year-old record. The youthful infielder was 18 years, two months, and six days old when he debuted with Milwaukee in 1973.
1976 At Memorial Stadium, Dennis Martinez wins his major league debut, pitching 5.2 innings of shutout baseball in relief in the Orioles’ 9-7 victory over the Tigers. The Granada native, who will win 245 games, is the first person from Nicaragua to appear in a major league game.
1978 In the Braves’ 4-0 decision over the Giants, Jim Bouton, who will finish his career with a 62-63 record, notches his last major league win, limiting the opponents to three hits in six innings of work. The victory marks the first time since 1970 that the 39 year-old ‘Bulldog’ has won a game in the big leagues.
1986 At Royals Stadium, Kansas City rookie outfielder Bo Jackson hits his first major league home run. The 475-foot blast hit by the NFL running back is the longest homer ever hit in the ballpark.
1986 Bob Brenly, usually a catcher, ties a major league record by making four errors in one inning playing third base. The Giants infielder makes amends by hitting two homers, including the ninth inning game-winner that gives San Francisco a 7-6 walk-off victory over Atlanta at Candlestick Park.
1987 The Blue Jays blast a major league record of ten home runs in an 18-3 rout of the Orioles at Exhibition Stadium. Ernie Whitt goes deep three times, Rance Mulliniks and George Bell each hit a pair, and Lloyd Moseby, Rob Ducey, and Fred McGriff go deep once, with Baltimore’s Mike Hart adding one to tie the two-team major league mark of 11.
1987 In the seventh inning of an 18-3 rout of the Orioles at Exhibition Stadium, Kelly Gruber, appearing as a pinch-hitter, makes all three outs by hitting into a double play and then finishing the seven-run frame with a strikeout. In between his at-bats, there are five singles and two home runs.
1987 “What the hell — he couldn’t hit a twenty-run homer.” – CAL RIPKEN SR, the Orioles manager responding to why he ended his son’s consecutive-innings streak.
In an 18-3 Toronto blowout, which features the visitors hitting a major league record ten home runs, Orioles’ manager Cal Ripken Sr. puts Ron Washington at shortstop, ending his son’s record streak at 8,243 consecutive innings, a span of 904 games.
1988 In his first start against his former club, Mike Boddicker beats the Orioles, 4-1, with Red Sox outfielder Mike Greenwell hitting for the cycle. Last month, Baltimore traded the popular right-hander, who had spent nine years with the club, to Boston for Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling.
1990 Mariner Ken Griffey and his son, Junior, become the first father and son to hit homers in the same major league game. Angel hurler Kirk McCaskill gives up the back-to-back blasts.
1991 Baltimore’s Juan Bell’s tenth inning at-bat against Eric Bell is not a ringing success when he flies out to Albert Belle in left field. The Orioles drop the Memorial Stadium contest to the clangorous Cleveland club in 11 innings, 6-5.
1993 Mike Piazza sets the major league record for home runs by a rookie catcher when he hits his 29th round-tripper, a first-inning two-run shot off San Diego’s Doug Brocail over the center field fence at Jack Murphy Stadium. The National League’s eventual Rookie of the Year, who will finish the season with 35, breaks the mark set by Matt Nokes, a freshman backstop for the Tigers in 1987.
1994 Due to the strike, 26 of the 28 MLB team owners vote to cancel the remainder of the season, making baseball the first major professional sport to lose an entire postseason because of a labor dispute. The 232-day work stoppage will result in 948 canceled games, shortening both the 1994 and 1995 seasons.
1996 Todd Hundley, the son of former Cubs backstop Randy Hundley, passes Roy Campanella as the all-time leader in homers by a catcher. The 27 year-old All-Star 41st round-tripper of the season, which also establishes the single-season record for the Mets, helps the team come back from a five-run deficit and eventually beat the Braves, 6-5.
1996 Mark McGwire hits his 50th home run off Cleveland hurler Chad Ogea, becoming the 13th player in major league history to reach that plateau. The A’s first baseman gives the milestone ball to his eight-year-old son, Matthew.
1998 At Kauffman Stadium, the Royals become the fifth team in baseball history to score in every inning. The eight innings of consistency lead to a 16-6 win over the A’s.
1998 The Braves clinch their seventh straight division title, taking the NL East crown with a 4-2 victory over Philadelphia at Turner Field. Only seven professional sports franchises have finished first during the regular season at least seven times in a row.
1999 With a 12-2 pounding of the Phillies at the Astrodome, Houston establishes a club record with a twelve-game winning streak. The Astros’ victory also extends Philadelphia’s losing streak to 11 consecutive games.
2002 The Devil Rays, playing the 148th game on the schedule, suffer their 100th defeat, losing to the Blue Jays at the SkyDome, 8-4. Tampa Bay (48-100) becomes the first team to lose 100 games in consecutive seasons since Toronto accomplished the dubious mark for three straight years, starting in 1979.
2002 Barry Bonds ties Hank Aaron for the most 100-RBI seasons by a National League player when he drives in his 100th run of the 11th time. The major league record is 13, shared by Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth.
2002 🇹🇼 Chin-Feng Chen becomes the first Taiwan-born player to appear in the major leagues as he walks and scores as a pinch-hitter for the Dodgers against the Rockies. The 24-year-old first baseman-outfielder played for the 1990 Taiwan team, which won the Little League World Series.
2003 Vladimir Guerrero, homering in his final at-bat, hits for ‘Le Carrousel’ at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. The Expos right fielder, facing the Mets southpaw Tom Glavine, doubled (2nd), singled (3rd), tripled (5th), and then completed the sixth cycle in team history by going deep off Dan Wheeler (7th).
2003 Dropping a 7-2 decision to Kansas City at Comerica Park, the Tigers become the first team in 34 years to lose 110 games in a season. The defeat sets a dubious franchise mark for losses in a year, surpassing the 1996 Detroit squad that finished the season with a 53-109 record.
2005 Braves’ center fielder Andruw Jones hits his 50th home run in the eighth inning of a 12-4 loss to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Curacao native is the first major leaguer to reach the plateau since Alex Rodriguez hit 57 homers playing shortstop for the Rangers in 2002.
2005 On the day she passes away, Roger Clemens makes his start as a tribute to his mother. The ‘Rocket’ gets the win when the Astros beat the Marlins, 10-2, the score his Mom predicted when she told him she wanted him to start that night.
2005 On his way to home plate to score ahead of Tony Graffanino, who homered over the left-field wall, Gabe Kapler ruptures his Achilles tendon while rounding second, and he cannot continue around the bases. After a delay of five minutes, the Red Sox outfielder needs to be carried off the field and replaced in the basepaths by pinch-runner Alejandro Machado to finish the trip around the diamond in Boston’s 5-3 win over Toronto at the Skydome.
2007 Ten-year-old Bosox fan Griffin Whitman is disappointed when Yankees outfielder Shelley Duncan, when asked for an autograph, writes in the boy’s spiral-bound notebook, “RED SOX SUCK!” before signing his name. The 27 year-old flychaser, whose dad is the respected pitching coach of the Cardinals, is surprised by the family’s adverse reaction.
2008 In an Astros home game moved to Milwaukee’s Miller Park due to Hurricane Ike, Carlos Zambrano becomes the first Cub to throw a no-hitter since Milt Pappas threw a hitless game against the Padres in 1972. The Cub right-hander’s 5-0 gem, in which only a fourth-inning walk to Michael Bourn and Hunter Pence’s HBP in the fifth spoils a bid for a perfect game, becomes the first no-no tossed in a neutral-site.
2008 Mets shortstop Jose Reyes, with his eighth-inning thievery in a 7-4 loss to the Braves at Shea Stadium, becomes the first player to have four straight seasons of 50 or more stolen bases playing for a New York area team, which also includes the Yankees, Dodgers, and Giants. The accomplishment extends the infielder’s own record, as he is also the only Gotham major leaguer to achieve the feat for three consecutive years.
2011 With their 3-2 loss to St. Louis, the Pirates extend their record streak of consecutive losing seasons to 19 straight years, the longest in American professional sports history. The Bucs, who led the NL Central by a half-game on July 20, have lost 38 of 54 contests since then, leaving the team with a 67-82 won-loss record.
2011 Braves’ fireballer Brandon Beachy establishes the modern franchise record for strikeouts in a season by a rookie pitcher when he whiffs eight batters in 4.1 innings, bringing his total to 160. Irv Young struck out 156 in 1905 when the team played in Boston and were known as the Beaneaters.
2011 After missing fifty contests for a PED infraction in April 2008 while playing for the Giants, Eliezer Alfonzo becomes the first player to be suspended twice under the MLB drug program. The Colorado catcher will appeal the 100-game suspension, having the ban overturned for procedural reasons when the handling of his urine sample doesn’t follow the protocol outlined in baseball’s agreement with the players.
2014 With runners on first and second in the fourth frame of the Pirates’ 7-3 victory over the Cubs, the team turns a 5-4-3 triple play when Josh Harrison fields Matt Szczur’s grounder, steps on third, forcing Chris Valaika before firing the ball to second to Neil Walker to retire Mike Ott. The second baseman’s relay to first sacker Andrew Lambo completes the first triple killing in the 14-year history of PNC Park.
2014 Jonathan Papelbon grabs his crotch in response to the boos from the Citizens Bank Park crowd after he gives up four runs in the ninth inning of the Phillies’ 5-4 loss to Miami. After he insisted he wasn’t making a vulgar motion toward fans, Major League Baseball suspends the apologetic closer for seven games for the lewd gesture and bumping umpire Joe West, also suspended for pulling on the reliever’s jersey after throwing him out of the game.
2017 After Francisco Lindor ties the game with a two-out, two-strike double in the ninth, and the Indians win their 22nd consecutive game in the next inning when Jay Bruce hits a walk-off double, giving the team a 3-2 victory over the Royals at Progressive Field. The win will be the Tribe’s only walk-off during the longest major league winning streak since the 1916 Giants set the record with 26 straight without a loss.
2019 For the first time since 1908, when records are kept, a team wins a nine-inning game with just one baserunner when the Diamondbacks beat the Reds, 1-0. The lone run in the Chase Field contest scores when Jarrod Dyson’s sacrifice fly plates Nick Ahmed, who doubled and advanced to third on an error leading off the third inning.
|Tampa Bay||89||55||.618||–||45 – 26||44 – 29||46 – 22||17 – 11||14 – 17||5 – 5||L 2|
|Toronto||81||63||.563||8||40 – 29||41 – 34||36 – 29||15 – 12||16 – 16||9 – 1||W 4|
|NY Yankees||80||64||.556||9||41 – 31||39 – 33||28 – 36||21 – 8||19 – 12||2 – 8||W 1|
|Boston||81||65||.555||9||44 – 29||37 – 36||37 – 30||20 – 13||13 – 18||4 – 6||L 2|
|Baltimore||46||97||.322||42.5||22 – 49||24 – 48||17 – 47||10 – 24||13 – 15||5 – 5||L 3|
|Chi White Sox||82||61||.573||–||48 – 25||34 – 36||19 – 14||38 – 27||13 – 14||5 – 5||W 1|
|Cleveland||69||72||.489||12||36 – 36||33 – 36||11 – 20||36 – 25||13 – 16||2 – 8||L 3|
|Detroit||68||76||.472||14.5||37 – 36||31 – 40||16 – 12||25 – 39||18 – 16||5 – 5||W 1|
|Kansas City||65||78||.455||17||34 – 35||31 – 43||12 – 21||29 – 34||12 – 15||6 – 4||W 1|
|Minnesota||63||81||.438||19.5||33 – 38||30 – 43||10 – 16||32 – 35||13 – 20||5 – 5||L 2|
|Houston||84||59||.587||–||45 – 27||39 – 32||16 – 12||19 – 16||42 – 21||6 – 4||W 2|
|Seattle||78||66||.542||6.5||42 – 31||36 – 35||19 – 13||13 – 16||37 – 26||6 – 4||W 1|
|Oakland||77||66||.538||7||40 – 34||37 – 32||15 – 18||21 – 9||30 – 30||4 – 6||L 2|
|LA Angels||70||73||.490||14||38 – 34||32 – 39||16 – 17||19 – 11||24 – 36||4 – 6||L 1|
|Texas||53||90||.371||31||31 – 38||22 – 52||12 – 15||9 – 17||25 – 45||6 – 4||L 1|
|Atlanta||76||66||.535||–||37 – 34||39 – 32||40 – 30||22 – 12||8 – 10||6 – 4||W 1|
|Philadelphia||72||71||.503||4.5||40 – 31||32 – 40||38 – 29||15 – 12||13 – 19||3 – 7||L 1|
|NY Mets||72||73||.497||5.5||43 – 29||29 – 44||34 – 32||13 – 15||16 – 17||4 – 6||L 1|
|Miami||61||83||.424||16||38 – 34||23 – 49||30 – 34||11 – 18||17 – 17||6 – 4||W 1|
|Washington||59||85||.410||18||33 – 40||26 – 45||27 – 44||13 – 15||9 – 19||4 – 6||L 1|
|Milwaukee||89||55||.618||–||40 – 31||49 – 24||14 – 14||44 – 22||23 – 9||7 – 3||W 5|
|Cincinnati||75||69||.521||14||38 – 33||37 – 36||17 – 12||39 – 28||10 – 20||4 – 6||L 2|
|St. Louis||74||69||.517||14.5||39 – 33||35 – 36||15 – 16||31 – 31||17 – 13||5 – 5||W 3|
|Chi Cubs||65||79||.451||24||39 – 36||26 – 43||12 – 19||30 – 33||17 – 15||6 – 4||L 3|
|Pittsburgh||52||91||.364||36.5||32 – 40||20 – 51||14 – 13||17 – 47||11 – 21||4 – 6||L 1|
|Y-San Francisco||94||50||.653||–||46 – 23||48 – 27||19 – 10||20 – 14||42 – 19||9 – 1||W 8|
|LA Dodgers||92||53||.634||2.5||50 – 23||42 – 30||24 – 9||15 – 12||41 – 24||7 – 3||W 4|
|San Diego||74||69||.517||19.5||44 – 31||30 – 38||14 – 15||16 – 14||30 – 34||3 – 7||L 4|
|Colorado||66||78||.458||28||45 – 27||21 – 51||13 – 11||14 – 19||29 – 38||5 – 5||W 1|
|Arizona||47||97||.326||47||28 – 43||19 – 54||12 – 18||13 – 19||19 – 46||3 – 7||L 1|
X – Clinched Division, Y – Clinched Playoff Spot
AL WILD CARD
|AL Wild Card Standings|
|NY Yankees||80||64||.556||–||41-31||39-33||2-8||W 1|
NL WILD CARD
|NL Wild Card Standings|
|LA Dodgers||92||53||.634||+16.5||50-23||42-30||7-3||W 4|
|St. Louis||74||69||.517||0.5||39-33||35-36||5-5||W 3|
|San Diego||74||69||.517||0.5||44-31||30-38||3-7||L 4|
|NY Mets||72||73||.497||3.5||43-29||29-44||4-6||L 1|
|American Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Miami Dolphins||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||17||16||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|New York Jets||0||1||0||.000||1.0||14||19||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Buffalo Bills||0||1||0||.000||1.0||16||23||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|New England Patriots||0||1||0||.000||1.0||16||17||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Las Vegas Raiders||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||33||27||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Kansas City Chiefs||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||33||29||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Denver Broncos||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||27||13||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Los Angeles Chargers||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||20||16||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||23||16||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Cincinnati Bengals||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||27||24||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Cleveland Browns||0||1||0||.000||1.0||29||33||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Baltimore Ravens||0||1||0||.000||1.0||27||33||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Houston Texans||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||37||21||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Indianapolis Colts||0||1||0||.000||1.0||16||28||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Tennessee Titans||0||1||0||.000||1.0||13||38||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||0||1||0||.000||1.0||21||37||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|National Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Philadelphia Eagles||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||32||6||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Washington Football Team||0||1||0||.000||1.0||16||20||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|New York Giants||0||1||0||.000||1.0||13||27||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Dallas Cowboys||0||1||0||.000||1.0||29||31||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Los Angeles Rams||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||34||14||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|San Francisco 49ers||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||41||33||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Arizona Cardinals||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||38||13||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Seattle Seahawks||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||28||16||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Minnesota Vikings||0||1||0||.000||0.0||24||27||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Detroit Lions||0||1||0||.000||0.0||33||41||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Chicago Bears||0||1||0||.000||0.0||14||34||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Green Bay Packers||0||1||0||.000||0.0||3||38||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|New Orleans Saints||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||38||3||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||31||29||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Carolina Panthers||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||19||14||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Atlanta Falcons||0||1||0||.000||1.0||6||32||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Orlando City SC||23||10||8||5||33||29||4||7-4-1||3-4-4||38|
|New York City FC||22||10||4||8||38||24||14||8-1-2||2-3-6||34|
|Inter Miami CF||22||8||5||9||23||31||-8||5-2-5||3-3-4||29|
|Real Salt Lake||23||8||6||9||36||32||4||6-4-2||2-2-7||30|
|Los Angeles FC||23||8||6||9||35||33||2||6-5-2||2-1-7||30|
|Connecticut Sun||24||6||.800||—||13-1||11-5||10-3||10-0||12 W|
|Chicago Sky||15||15||.500||9.0||5-9||10-6||9-5||5-5||1 L|
|Washington Mystics||12||18||.400||12.0||8-7||4-11||7-7||4-6||2 W|
|New York Liberty||11||19||.367||13.0||6-9||5-10||5-8||1-9||7 L|
|Atlanta Dream||7||22||.241||16.5||3-11||4-11||5-8||1-9||2 L|
|Indiana Fever||6||23||.207||17.5||4-11||2-12||4-9||3-7||4 L|
|Las Vegas Aces||22||8||.733||—||13-3||9-5||10-4||8-2||2 W|
|Minnesota Lynx||20||10||.667||2.0||13-3||7-7||10-5||7-3||2 W|
|Seattle Storm||20||11||.645||2.5||10-5||10-6||8-6||4-6||1 L|
|Phoenix Mercury||19||11||.633||3.0||7-8||12-3||6-7||9-1||1 L|
|Dallas Wings||13||18||.419||9.5||6-9||7-9||6-8||4-6||1 L|
|Los Angeles Sparks||11||19||.367||11.0||8-8||3-11||2-12||4-6||1 W|