MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Detroit 1 Milwaukee 0 (11)
Cleveland 3 Minnesota 1
NY Yankees 7 Baltimore 2
Tampa Bay 2 Toronto 0
Minnesota 6 Cleveland 3
Texas 8, Houston 1
Chicago White Sox 9 LA Angels 3
Kansas City 10 Oakland 7
Boston 8 Seattle 4
Pittsburgh 6 Cincinnati 5
Washington 8 Miami 2
Chicago Cubs 6 Philadelphia 3
St. Louis 7 NY Mets 6 (11)
San Francisco 6 San Diego 1
Colorado 5 Atlanta 4
LA Dodgers 8 Arizona 4
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
St. Paul 13 Indianapolis 4
Dayton 10 Fort Wayne 2
Quad Cities 5 South Bend 4
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Columbus 2 New York 1
Inter Miami 1 Toronto 0
New York City FC 3 Dallas 3
Atlanta 85 Indiana 78
INDIANA BOYS SOCCER
Centerville 4 Union County 2
Floyd Central 2 Seymour 1
Indianapolis Pike 3 Center Grove 2
Morgan Twp. 1 Covenant Christian 1
Oldenburg Academy 6 Franklin County, 1
Boone Grove 3 Hanover Central 2
Gibson Southern 2 Washington 1
Fort Wayne Canterbury 5 Fort Wayne Blackhawk 0
Maconaquah 6 Tri-Central 0
Blackford 11 Taylor 2
Roncalli 9 Scecina 0
Faith Christian 7 Carroll 2
Muncie Burris 4 New Castle 0
South Vermillion 3 Covington 2
East Chicago Central 2 Hammond Baptist 2
West Noble 6 Westview 2
Evansville North 8 Vincennes Lincoln 0
Tell City 7 S. Spencer 0
Indianapolis Shortridge 7 Greenwood Christian 1
Illiana Christian 4 Marquette Catholic 1
Mitchell 5 Shoals 4
Connersville 8 Knightstown 1
Prairie Heights 6 Angola 5
Mississinewa 7 Wapahani 0
Fort Wayne Concordia 6 Fort Wayne Wayne 0
Richmond 1 Jay County 1
Heritage Hills 2 Evansville Harrison 1
Logansport 7 Kokomo 1
Garrett 3 Lakeland 1
Eastern 10 Delphi 1
Greencastle 5 W. Vigo 0
Speedway 6. Indianapolis Washington 0
Rensselaer Central 3 Winamac 1
Brown County 4 Owen Valley 2
Sheridan 4 N. Montgomery 3
Fort Wayne Snider 9 Lakewood Park 0
MMBA 5 Fairhaven Christian 0
Suburban Christian 5 Tabernacle Christian 3
Ritter 4 Cascade 3
Silver Creek 4 Christian Academy 0
Warsaw 4 NorthWood 1
Greenwood 3 New Palestine 1
Noblesville 3 Zionsville 2
Tri-West 5 Lebanon 1
Providence 2 New Albany 2
Brebeuf 2 Heritage Christian 1
Cathedral 4 Guerin Catholic 0
Plainfield 2 Greenfield Central 1
Culver Academies 2 Plymouth 1
Pike Central 1 Mount Vernon 1
Lawrence Central 2. Lawrence North 1
Westfield 3 Hamilton Southeastern 2
Indianapolis Tech 4 Decatur Central 0
Fishers 2 Brownsburg 0
Franklin Central 2 Avon 1
Lawrenceburg 8 S. Dearborn 1
INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER
Oak Hill 2 Eastern 1
Trinity 4 LaVille 0
South Knox 2 Pike Central 0
Norwell 1 Eastbrook 0
Heritage Hills 4 Jasper 0
Switzerland County 4 Rising Sun 0
Andrean 3 Kankakee Valley 0
Hanover Central 6 Boone Grove 3
Edgewood 1 Northview 1
Westview 4 Angola 1
West Vigo 1 Greencastle 1
Washington Catholic 7 White River Valley 0
Franklin County 8 Rushville 7
Evansville Reitz 4 Evansville Mater Dei 1
Sheridan 2 N. Montgomery 1
Fort Wayne Luers 2 Fort Wayne North 0
Owen Valley 9 Brown County 0
Cascade 3 Mooresville 2
Glenn 6 Breman 1
Shelbyville 6 Connersville 0
Huntington North 3 E. Noble 1
Trinity Lutheran 6 Christian Academy 2
Fort Wayne Northrup 5 Fort Wayne Blackhawk 0
Jeffersonville 6 Corydon Central 2
Mississinewa 5 Wapahani 3
Chesterton 1 Crown Point 1
Chatard 6 Covenant Christian 0
Lowell 1 Hobart 0
Illiana Christian 2 Hebron 1
Delta 9 New Castle 0
Fort Wayne Snider 2 Fort Wayne Canterbury 0
Columbia City 3 Wawasee 0
Highland 0 Munster 0
Mishawaka Marian 4 Elkhart Central 0
Centerville 3 Union County, 1
Fort Wayne Concordia 2 Fort Wayne Wayne 0
NorthWood 4 Mishawaka 1
Pendleton Heights 2 Yorktown 1
Floyd Central 1 Seymour 0
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
Centerville 3 Knightstown 0
Jay County 3 Adams Central 1
Mishawaka Marian 3 New Prairie 0
Trinity Lutheran 3, Southwestern 0
LaPorte 3, Lake Central 0
South-Central 3 N. Judson 0
Gibson Southern 3 Wood Memorial 0
Illiana Christian 3 Hammond Noll 0
Terre Haute South 3 Terre Haute North 1
South Ripley 3 N. Decatur 1
Colonial Christian 3 Heritage Hall 0
Southwood 3 Maconaquah 1
Mount Vernon 3 Greenfield Central 0
Woodlan 3 Bluffton 0
New Albany 3 Jeffersonville 1
Benton Central 3 Covington 1
Peru 3 Northfield 1
Winchester 3 Northeastern 0
South Newton 3 Seeger 0
Loogootee 3 Vincennes Rivet 0
Heritage 3 Southern Wells 0
Forest Park 3 Tell City 1
Cowan 3 Randolph Southern 0
Jasper 3 Barr Reeve 1
Fairfield 3 Goshen 0
Indiana Deaf 3 Liberty Christian 0
DeKalb 3 Westview 0
Frankfort 3 Sheridan 0
West Washington 3 Orleans 1
West Lafayette 3 Twin Lakes 0
Shakamak 3 N. Daviess 2
Northwestern 3 Carroll 0
McCutcheon 3 Western Boone 0
Linton Stockton 3 Southridge 0
Triton 3 Elkhart Christian 2
Pioneer 3 Elkhart Community 0
Mitchell 3 Eastern Greene 0
Manchester 3 Rochester 0
Yorktown 3 New Castle 0
Munster 3 Highland 0
Tecumseh 3 S. Spencer 0
Daleville 3 Blue River Valley 0
Wes-Del 3 Monroe Central 0
Whitko 3 Central Noble 0
Alexandria Monroe 3 Mississinewa 2
Perry Meridian 3 Whiteland 1
Andrean 3 Hobart 0
Carmel 3. Lawrence North 0
Evansville North 3 Washington 0
Brebeuf 3 Roncalli 0
New Breman 3 S. Adams 0
Salem 3 Christian Academy 0
Edgewood 3 Sullivan 2
Scecina 3 Ritter 0
Lakewood Park 3 Fremont 1
Shelbyville 3, Morristown 0
Crawfordsville 3 N. Putnam 0
Mishawaka 3 Northridge 0
South Bend St. Joseph 3 Breman 0
Kankakee Valley 3 Griffith 0
Fort Wayne Dwenger 3. Fort Wayne Luers 0
Garrett 3 Eastside 0
New Prairie 3 Delta 1
Marquette Catholic 3 HAST 0
Castle 3 Evansville Central 0
Muncie Burris 3 Seton Catholic 0
Warsaw 3 Columbia City 1
Mount Vernon 3 Boonville 1
Riverton Park 3 Cloverdale 0
Norwell 3 Marion 1
Wabash 3 Eastern 0
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS
Centerville 4 Tri 1
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS
Northeastern 3 Randolph Southern 2
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
NFL SCHEDULE WEEK 2-WHERE TO WATCH
Thursday, September 16, 2021
New York Giants at Washington Football Team (Thu) 8:20p (ET) 8:20p NFLN
Sunday, September 19, 2021
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears 12:00p (CT) 1:00p FOX
Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
Los Angeles Rams at Indianapolis Colts 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
New England Patriots at New York Jets 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals 1:05p (MT) 4:05p FOX
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4:05p (ET) 4:05p FOX
Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Chargers 1:25p (PT) 4:25p CBS
Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks 1:25p (PT) 4:25p CBS
Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens 8:20p (ET) 8:20p NBC
Monday, September 20, 2021
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers (Mon) 7:15p (CT) 8:15p ESPN
ASSOCIATED PRESS INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL POLLS
Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs
1. Center Grove (14) 4-0 298 1
2. Merrillville (1) 4-0 228 2
(tie) Westfield – 3-1 228 3
4. Carmel – 3-1 184 4
5. Brownsburg – 3-1 168 5
6. Hamilton SE – 4-0 164 6
7. Warren Central – 3-1 122 7
8. Lawrence North – 3-0 80 T9
9. Homestead – 3-1 56 T9
10. Ben Davis – 2-2 52 8
(tie) Chesterton – 4-0 52 NR
Others receiving votes: Fishers 10. Warsaw 8.
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1. Cathedral (15) 4-0 300 1
2. Valparaiso – 4-0 262 3
3. Bloomington South – 4-0 222 6
4. Decatur Central – 3-1 192 7
5. Ft. Wayne Dwenger – 3-1 156 2
6. Mishawaka – 3-1 124 4
7. Zionsville – 2-2 84 5
8. Kokomo – 4-0 82 NR
9. Ft. Wayne Snider – 3-1 70 T9
10. Lafayette Harrison – 3-1 68 NR
Others receiving votes: Bloomington North 50. Castle 24. Concord 14. Michigan City 2.
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1. Roncalli (14) 4-0 298 1
2. Mooresville (1) 4-0 264 2
3. Leo – 4-0 220 3
4. Jasper – 4-0 186 4
5. E. Central – 3-1 158 5
6. E. Noble – 3-0 140 6
7. Northridge – 4-0 130 7
8. Mt. Vernon (Hancock) – 3-1 102 10
9. Northview – 3-0 42 NR
10. Bishop Chatard – 0-4 36 9
Others receiving votes: Ev. Memorial 34. Logansport 16. New Prairie 12. Hobart 8. Pendleton Hts. 4.
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1. Brebeuf Jesuit (13) 4-0 296 2
2. W. Lafayette (2) 4-0 268 3
3. Tri-West – 4-0 210 4
4. Gibson Southern – 3-1 196 1
5. Danville – 3-1 176 5
6. Mt. Vernon (Posey) – 4-0 136 7
7. Lawrenceburg – 3-1 114 6
8. Brownstown – 4-0 90 10
9. Tippecanoe Valley – 4-0 54 NR
10. Owen Valley – 4-0 42 NR
Others receiving votes: Norwell 14. Mishawaka Marian 14. Western Boone 12. Heritage Hills 8. Yorktown 6. Calumet 6. Franklin Co. 6. Hamilton Hts. 2.
Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs
1. Ft. Wayne Luers (14) 4-0 294 1
2. Eastbrook – 4-0 260 3
3. Heritage Christian – 4-0 196 4
4. Tipton – 4-0 178 5
5. Eastside – 4-0 160 6
6. Ev. Mater Dei (1) 3-1 144 2
7. Linton – 4-0 120 7
8. Speedway – 4-0 104 9
9. Andrean – 2-2 90 8
10. N. Posey – 4-0 46 NR
Others receiving votes: Southmont 18. Scecina 16. Lafayette Catholic 12. Rensselaer 10. Lapel 2.
Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs
1. S. Adams (8) 4-0 280 1
2. Lutheran (6) 4-0 268 2
3. Adams Central (1) 3-1 224 3
4. Monroe Central – 4-0 210 4
5. Winamac – 3-0 188 5
6. Covenant Christian – 3-1 114 6
7. N. Judson – 4-0 112 8
(tie) Parke Heritage – 3-1 112 7
9. Springs Valley – 4-0 92 NR
10. S. Putnam – 3-1 34 NR
Others receiving votes: Carroll (Flora) 12. Churubusco 2. Covington 2.
TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES
Miley struggles, Reds’ skid continues with 6-5 loss to Bucs
PITTSBURGH (AP) Wade Miley surrendered six runs on 10 hits and the Cincinnati Reds lost for the sixth time in eight games, 6-5 to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
Miley (12-6) gave up three runs in the first and three more in the fifth before being pulled with one out. The six runs (five earned) allowed were Miley’s most since the Rockies scored eight off of him May 14.
“Maybe not as sharp as we have been lately. I think Wade would say the same thing,” Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart said. “They got to us there early. Were able to weather it for a little bit, then they got three more in the fifth. But Wade pitching to contact is what he does well. He pitched to contact tonight, like he always does. Just found some holes.”
The Reds entered the day half a game ahead of the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild card in the National League.
“We absolutely know this is going to turn,” Cincinnati manager David Bell said. “I have no doubt. I know our players. I know our team. Not to say it’s easy. We have to turn this around, we know that. I’m completely confident and feel it turning. It’s going to happen.”
Pirates starter Dillon Peters (1-2) went five shutout innings, surrendering five hits with five strikeouts to help Pittsburgh to its fifth win in seven games following a six-game losing streak. He was 0-3 in six major league starts since last winning with the Angels on Sept. 24, 2019.
“I know that I’m ready to take the ball whenever it’s asked,” Peters said. “I’m going to go out there and compete and go after guys. If that’s for three innings or six innings, you’re going to get everything I’ve got.”
Nick Castellanos took Chris Stratton deep on the first pitch he saw for his 29th homer, making it 6-5 with two outs in the ninth. Stratton then struck out Joey Votto looking for his fifth save.
“I don’t think any lead is safe against these guys,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton said. “You look at their lineup all the way down, the way they constructed their September roster. I think you saw David use his whole roster today. … They’re a good offensive club. We’ve seen it time and time again.”
Wisdom, Rivas homer as Cubs beat fading Phillies 6-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Kyle Gibson retired the first 12 batters. Not a bad start.
Then Gibson embodied the Phillies’ late-season malaise and watched 12 straight outs dissolve into three runs allowed in 12 consecutive pitches.
The pennant race in Philly has turned into a September slog.
Patrick Wisdom and Alfonso Rivas hit back-to-back homers for the Chicago Cubs in a 6-3 win over a Philadelphia team running out of time to make a serious run in the NL playoff race.
“On however many teams, the calendar obviously runs out,” Gibson said. “I think we’re getting to the point there where it does.”
The Phillies lost again to another team long out of the postseason hunt. The Phillies just dropped three of four at home to Colorado, which is 21-51 on the road.
The Phillies remained 4 1/2 games behind first-place Atlanta in the NL East and 2 1/2 games behind Cincinnati in the wild-card race. San Diego and St. Louis are ahead of the Phillies for the second wild card.
“I don’t want to make it seem like we aren’t playing with a sense of urgency, because I think we are,” Gibson said. “I also don’t necessarily want to make too much of the situation.”
The Phillies fell to .500 at 72-72 and have lost six of seven with 18 games left.
“We’re working every day, we’re trying to get guys right,” manager Joe Girardi said. “We still have an opportunity here. We just need to play better.”
Bryce Harper had an RBI double in the sixth, continuing continued his torrid pace, and scored in the inning to make it 4-3. He entered with an MLB-best 1.032 OPS, which would have made the star outfielder a more serious MVP candidate had the Phillies truly been in a pennant race. Harper may see his chances wane with each September loss.
This Phillies’ loss was like so many others, a trend so predictable that only 16,170 fans were announced for a so-called important game. The Phillies were humming along 1-0 on a leadoff homer by Odubel Herrera and four perfect innings – with seven strikeouts – from Gibson (10-7)).
Poof, it was gone.
Buster Posey’s 18th homer helps Giants to ninth straight win
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Buster Posey is hitting, moving on the bases and catching with an encouraging strength in mid-September for someone who had hip surgery three years ago and chose to sit out the shortened 2020 season to protect his young family.
And he is determined to keep playing deep into October.
Posey homered in the first inning and beat out an infield single then scored the go-ahead run on an error in the third, and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 6-1 on Tuesday night for their ninth straight victory a day after becoming the first team in the big leagues to clinch a playoff berth.
“I feel good, I feel like my legs are underneath me,” Posey said. “I’ve been trying to implement that at the plate.”
Brandon Belt and Darin Ruf each hit run-scoring doubles and Tommy La Stella added an RBI single to back Anthony DeSclafani (12-6), who won for the first time in five starts since defeating Colorado on Aug. 13. The right-hander had allowed six earned runs over his previous 14 2/3 innings.
Belt, who proclaimed himself captain last week in Chicago, formed a `C’ with his hand after the eighth-inning double.
With nine straight wins, the majors-best Giants (95-50) have their longest winning streak since a 10-game unbeaten run from May 20-31, 2004.
Dodgers clinch postseason berth in 8-4 win over D-backs
LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched a postseason berth, getting home runs by Max Muncy, Trea Turner and Will Smith to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4 on Tuesday night for their fifth win in a row.
Their eighth straight victory at home, combined with losses by Cincinnati and San Diego, secured the Dodgers’ ninth consecutive playoff appearance in pursuit of a second straight World Series championship. LA’s home record of 51-23 leads the majors.
Tony Gonsolin (3-1) scattered two hits over five scoreless innings, struck out six and walked two.
Using teammate Albert Pujols’ bat, Muncy blasted his 33rd homer, a two-run shot, off Luke Weaver (3-5) in the third, when the D-backs had two errors. Mookie Betts singled leading off and scored, making it 3-0. Will Smith grounded into a fielder’s choice to Weaver, who botched the throw, allowing Corey Seager to score after reaching on a fielding error by Ketel Marte. Weaver bent over and stomped his feet in frustration as the Dodgers led 4-0.
The Dodgers made Weaver work. He needed 72 pitches to get through three innings. The right-hander gave up four runs and five hits in four innings, struck out four and walked one.
Smith’s 24th homer in the sixth extended the lead to 6-1. Trea Turner’s RBI double in the first scored Muncy, who doubled.
After Arizona closed to 6-4 in the seventh, the Dodgers answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning. Muncy and Trea Turner drew consecutive walks by Brett de Geus. Seager singled and Justin Turner and Smith had sacrifice flies.
The D-backs closed to 6-4 in the seventh on a three-run shot by Marte, who went 3 for 4 with a strikeout.
Arizona trailed 5-1 in the sixth on David Peralta’s RBI double off David Price. Pitching for the first time since Sept. 5, the former AL Cy Young Award winner gave up back-to-back singles to Josh Rojas and Marte that set up Peralta.
The Dodgers improved to 13-2 against Arizona this season, including 8-1 at home.
Cards hold off Mets 7-6 in 11 to move into playoff position
NEW YORK (AP) After more than 4 1/2 hours of back-and-forth baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals finally control their playoff fate again.
Edmundo Sosa hit the go-ahead single in a three-run 11th inning and the hard-charging Cardinals climbed all the way back into postseason position Tuesday night with a 7-6 victory over the New York Mets.
“We’re looking out the windshield, not the rearview mirror,” manager Mike Shildt said. “We still need to go out and take care of business every night.”
New York scored twice in the bottom of the 11th and had two runners aboard when Kwang Hyun Kim retired pinch-hitter Albert Almora Jr. on a grounder for his second career save – at last closing out a mentally grueling game that took 4 hours, 34 minutes.
“That was a whale of a baseball game,” Shildt said. “We just stayed with it.”
Pinch-hitter Andrew Knizner delivered a two-run single in the top half to give the Cardinals needed breathing room as they shook off Javier Baez’s tying homer in the ninth.
Tyler O’Neill homered and drove in three runs for the streaking Cardinals. They’ve won four straight and six of seven to vault into the second NL wild-card slot by a half-game over Cincinnati, which lost 6-5 in Pittsburgh.
“Everybody was used that was available,” Shildt said. “When you get in a game like tonight, it just turns into guts.”
It’s the first time the Cardinals (75-69) have held a postseason spot since they clung to a slim lead in the NL Central on May 30. They fell a season-worst four games under .500 on June 27.
“It says a lot about this team,” Sosa said.
Demoted closer Alex Reyes (8-8) got Francisco Lindor to ground into an inning-ending double play with runners at the corners in the 10th, firing up the Cardinals. First baseman Paul Goldschmidt stepped on the bag and threw home, trapping Kevin Pillar in a rundown.
Choi and Lowe HR, Rays beat Jays 2-0 to reach 90-win mark
TORONTO (AP) Drew Rasmussen combined with four relievers on a three-hitter. Brandon Lowe and Ji-Man Choi homered and the Tampa Bay Rays became the first AL team to reach 90 wins by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 Tuesday night.
After losing four of their previous five, the East-leading Rays hit the 90-win mark for the eighth time – all in the past 14 seasons.
Pitching well and playing good defense to defeat a post-season contender put the Rays in an October frame of mind.
“Mike Zunino came in after the game and said `That’s what a playoff game feels like,'” Rasmussen said. “To go out there and see how well our pitching staff did, and also how well our defense played, that really gives our team a lot of confidence. We can match up with the best of them.”
Lowe also sensed a playoff energy in the game.
“It definitely felt very postseason-like,” Lowe said. “Every at bat was tense, on both sides of the diamond.
Tampa Bay (90-55) stopped a two-game losing streak. The Rays have not lost three in a row since July 25-28.
Blue Jays right-hander Jose Berrios (11-8) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings before leaving because of soreness in his left abdominal muscle.
“He felt something on his side,” Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said. “Of course, he was doing a great job. We’ll see how it feels tomorrow. He’s getting treatment right now.”
Toronto (81-64) began the day in the AL wild card lead, one game ahead of the New York Yankees and Boston. The Blue Jays had scored 52 runs in winning their previous four games.
Rasmussen (3-1) allowed two hits in five innings.
Slugger Ryan Braun retires after 14-year career with Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) Ryan Braun, the Milwaukee Brewers’ home run leader whose production was slowed by injuries during the second half of his 14-year career, announced his retirement on Tuesday.
Braun hasn’t played all season and said during spring training that he was leaning toward retirement. The 2011 NL MVP made it official Tuesday in a video the Brewers posted on Twitter.
“While it’s impossible to summarize my emotions right now, what I feel most is one simple thing – gratitude,” Braun said.
Braun, 37, batted .296 with 352 homers and 1,154 RBIs. He ranks second among Brewers in RBIs (1,154), extra-base hits (809), total bases (3,525) and doubles (408). He ranks third in runs (1,080), hits (1,963), triples (49), stolen bases (216) and walks (586). He is fourth in games played (1,766).
Braun became a free agent after the Brewers declined to exercise a $15 million mutual option in his contract last October. The six-time All-Star batted a career-low .233 with eight homers and 26 RBIs in 39 games last season while dealing with a back issue.
“I have weighed this decision for many months,” Braun said in a statement released by the team. “While I still love this game very much, the time is right for me to retire from my playing days.”
Braun was one of baseball’s best hitters from 2007-12, but was never the same after he was suspended midway through the 2013 season for using performance-enhancing drugs. He acknowledged that he took banned substances while rehabilitating an injury and apologized.
AP source: 6 Saints coaches have positive COVID-19 tests
(AP) — Six unidentified members of the New Orleans Saints coaching staff, a player and a nutritionist have tested positive for COVID-19, two people familiar with the situation said.
The people spoke with The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the team and NFL had not made a public statement about the matter. The people said the entire Saints coaching staff had been vaccinated.
Later Tuesday, Michael Thomas – who already was ineligible to play the first six games while on the club’s physically unable to perform list – was place on New Orleans’ COVID-19 reserve list.
The names of most others who tested positive were not expected to be released in the short term because of federal medical privacy laws.
It is unclear how long those who tested positive will remain isolated from the team before they may return to the field or in-person meetings.
For now, the entire team is operating under the NFL’s enhanced mitigation protocols, meaning mandatory masking inside facilities, daily testing, no in-person meetings and grab-and-go meals.
The positive tests occurred in the wake of New Orleans’ 38-3 victory over Green Bay on Sunday in Jacksonville, Florida, where the game was moved from the Superdome in the wake of damage caused to southeast Louisiana by Hurricane Ida.
The Saints have spent the past two weeks practicing in the Dallas area and are scheduled to continue practicing at TCU this week before traveling to Carolina for their Week 2 game on Sunday. That game remains on track to go ahead as scheduled.
49ers RB Raheem Mostert to undergo season-ending surgery
(AP) — San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert will undergo season-ending surgery on his knee after getting injured in the season opener.
Coach Kyle Shanahan had said Mostert was expected to miss eight weeks because of chipped cartilage in his knee, but Mostert announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that he will miss the rest of the season.
Mostert said he was “gutted” by the news, but after consulting with multiple doctors felt this was the best decision for his long-term future.
“This gives me, without a doubt in my mind, the best possibility at coming back 110%,” he wrote. “I have ALWAYS come back stronger and I will this time too! … This is obviously not what I worked so hard for. I wish more than anything I could be out on the field with my brothers!!!”
The injury to Mostert is the second season-ending injury suffered by a key 49ers player already this year after the 2020 season was derailed by injuries. Cornerback Jason Verrett tore the ACL in his right knee in the season opener at Detroit.
Both players were placed on injured reserve Tuesday with the Niners signing cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and promoting cornerback Dontae Johnson from the practice squad to take their place on the 53-man roster.
After winning the NFC in 2019, the Niners went just 6-10 last year when they played long stretches without quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, edge rushers Nick Bosa and Dee Ford, tight end George Kittle, cornerback Richard Sherman and Mostert among others.
Mostert played only eight games last season because of ankle and knee injuries and lasted only four snaps this year. He had two carries for 20 yards on the opening drive of a 41-33 win at Detroit before getting hurt.
Buffalo Bills to require proof of vaccination from fans
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills joined the Las Vegas Raiders on Tuesday as the only NFL teams to require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for all fans over the age of 12.
The rules will be the same for Buffalo Sabres games at the KeyBank Center when the NHL season gets under way next month.
The change comes after reports from fans about lax mask enforcement during the Bills’ opening game at Highmark Stadium Sept. 12.
Unvaccinated fans were allowed to attend, but were supposed to wear masks at all times under guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many at the game said they saw very few face coverings at the packed stadium, including in restrooms and other indoor areas where even vaccinated fans were expected to wear a mask.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said the policy shift was a joint decision between the county and Pegula Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Bills and Sabres.
“We believe that the only way to ensure a real safe atmosphere is to actually have people vaccinated,” Poloncarz said.
There will be no option to offer a negative virus test instead of proof of vaccination, as allowed by the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, the only other two teams to announce vaccination requirements.
During the regular season last year, the coronavirus pandemic had Buffalo playing home games in an empty stadium. The rules were loosened to allow about 6,700 fans – about 10% of the stadium’s capacity – to attend the Bills’ two home playoff games in January.
Under the new policy, vaccinated fans will no longer be required to wear masks at home games but the mask requirement remains in place for children under 12, who are too young to be vaccinated.
Fans must have received at least one dose in time for the Sept. 26 game against Washington and be fully vaccinated by the Oct. 31 game against Miami.
Aaron Gordon, Nuggets agree to 4-year, $92 million extension
DENVER (AP) Forward Aaron Gordon and the Denver Nuggets have agreed on a four-year, $92 million contract extension.
His agent, Calvin Andrews, confirmed the contract to The Associated Press on Tuesday. The deal contains a player option for Gordon for the ’25-26 season.
Gordon was acquired by the Nuggets in a trade deadline deal last March with Orlando to bolster a lineup that included league MVP Nikola Jokic, point guard Jamal Murray and sharpshooter Michael Porter Jr. Gordon was counted on even more when Murray suffered a torn ACL on April 12 at Golden State.
Gordon, who turns 26 on Thursday, averaged 10.2 points and 4.7 rebounds in 25 games with Denver. In the postseason, he raised his production to 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds as the Nuggets made it to the second round before being swept by the Phoenix Suns.
Gordon’s deal was first reported by The Athletic.
This will be Gordon’s eighth season in the NBA after being picked No. 4 overall by the Magic in the 2014 NBA draft.
Denver locked up Jokic to a five-year deal in `18 and Murray in ’19. The next big deal could be for Porter, a long-range threat who averaged 19 points last season.
NBA goes ahead with plan to test unvaccinated players often
(AP) — For NBA players, the scenario this season is simple: Get vaccinated or get tested, and often.
The league told its teams on Tuesday that it is going ahead with a plan where those who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will not need to submit to regular testing. Those who are unvaccinated, however, will undergo rigorous testing – one test on practice or travel days, and at least one test on game days.
Teams were given parameters of the plan earlier this month and the league, in a memo Tuesday obtained by The Associated Press, revealed more details to its clubs about how the testing will work. Many of the tests given this season will be administered through Cue Health, which provides rapid molecular tests and processes them through mobile technology in about 20 minutes.
Tests that will clear an unvaccinated player to be in a game will still be of the PCR variety, the league said.
There will be scenarios where vaccinated players must test, such as when showing potential symptoms of COVID-19. It also remains possible that vaccinated players may have to test weekly during training camp, though talks on that issue are continuing.
The National Basketball Players Association has not mandated to players that they be vaccinated, despite the NBA’s hope that would be the case. All others who will be in the vicinity of players during games this season – coaches, team staff, referees, courtside stat-crew workers and more – will be vaccinated.
The NBA said that about 85% of the league’s players were vaccinated by the end of last season. Teams begin training camps on Sept. 28.
Other provisions for unvaccinated players will include that they wear masks at team facilities and during travel. Teams were told they will have to arrange seating in almost all situations – travel, meals, meetings, even locker-room setups – to ensure that players who are not fully vaccinated are not seated directly next to another player.
There will be exceptions considered for those unable to get the vaccine for religious or medical reasons, the NBA said.
TOP INDIANA HEADLINES
COLTS FOOTBALL: Colts sign veteran DB
The Colts have signed veteran DB Minnesota Viking Andrew Sendejo after having just three safeties into Sunday’s season-opener.
Indianapolis released cornerback Chris Wilcox.
The former Viking started 14 games at free safety for Cleveland in 2020, making 67 tackles and two pass breakups.
INDIANS BASEBALL: Six-Run Second Bests Indians
INDIANAPOLIS – Home runs by Hunter Owen and Bligh Madris weren’t enough as a six-run second inning boosted the St. Paul Saints to a win over the Indianapolis Indians on Tuesday night, 13-4.
The Saints (59-56) bookended their six-run second inning with home runs by Mark Contreras and Jose Miranda to take an early lead to begin the series. Their four home runs tied the most surrendered by the Indians as a team this season (also: May 5 at Iowa).
Facing an 8-0 deficit in the bottom of the fourth inning, Owen hit his team-leading 17th home run to put the Indians (54-60) on the board.
Damek Tomscha, who went 4-for-5 with four runs scored, homered in the sixth inning to give St. Paul a 9-1 lead. In the bottom half of the frame, Madris matched the effort with his ninth homer of the season to extend his hitting streak to 14 games.
Down 13-2 after a four-run seventh inning, a bases-loaded single by Ethan Paul with two outs in the ninth inning plated an additional pair of runs.
Both of the Indians home runs came against Drew Strotman (W, 9-3) in his quality start. Beau Sulser (L, 6-7) exited the game with two outs in the third inning and was charged with eight runs (seven earned).
Indianapolis and St. Paul will face off again on Wednesday afternoon at 12:05 PM ET. RHP Tanner Anderson (2-3, 3.94) is set to make his third consecutive start with the Indians opposite RHP Beau Burrows (2-5, 6.16).
INDY ELEVEN RE-CAP
INDIANAPOLIS – Indy Eleven’s first in-season club friendly in five years’ time was spoiled by Chicago Fire FC, which registered a 3-1 victory over Indiana’s Team Tuesday evening at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium. Eleven forward Gordon Wild notched a late goal for the Eleven to continue his recent run of form, but it couldn’t offset a Fire FC attack fueled by Missael Rodriguez tallies on either side of the half.
An energetic Chicago side had possession in mind right off the bat, but the homestanding Eleven would even out the time on the ball within ten minutes. Chicago looked to notch one from distance in the ninth minute through Max Viera’s strike from 25 yards, but Eleven goalkeeper Bobby Edwards had little trouble cradling the chance.
In the 12th minute, Indy nearly got on the board through Manuel Arteaga, but the Venezuelan’s header off a cross by USL Academy signing Ecris Revolorio fell just wide of the near post. In the 22nd minute Eleven midfielder Nick Moon’s constant pressure down the right flank nearly paid off after beating a defender and squaring into the six, but another USL Academy product for the Eleven, midfielder Diego Sanchez, couldn’t square his feet in time to tap it in on the doorstep.
Chicago would get on the board in the 25th minute – but did so via a miscommunication on the Eleven backline. Newcomer defender Liam Doyle’s header inside the area skidded back and eluded Edwards after the goalkeeper came off his line, the ball eventually bouncing across the goalline to put the visitors on top.
Indy was energized after the concession and claimed more of the chances as halftime neared, starting with Aboubacar Sissoko’s 30-yard blast that missed just wide in the 33rd minute. Two minutes later it was USL Academy midfielder Alann Torres forcing a leaping save from Fire netminder Chris Brady, his two-handed parry stopping a curling effort from the corner of the area bound for the upper left corner of goal.
Indy would rue the missed chances as Chicago put one more past just before halftime. Forward Alex Monis’ work on the right endline paid off after his square ball to the six was redirected in traffic by Rodriguez, giving the Fire a 2-0 advantage heading into the interval.
Rodriguez would not be finished, as the Fire striker had space to shoot from 25 yards out and took it for all it was worth, slipping a shot just inside the left post and past a fully-extended Edwards to move the score to 3-0. Indy’s Torres nearly got it back within 90 seconds on a 2-v-2 break, but the USL Academy signing’s own far post effort bounced off the woodwork, continuing the home side’s frustration in front of goal. Two minutes later the Fire were also denied by the woodwork, as Max Viera’s shot from 20 yards slammed off the crossbar and spun away from danger.
Another shift change for the Eleven at the hour mark didn’t stem the tide immediately, as the Fire’s own substitute forward, Erik Kocs-Washburn, squandered a 64th minute 2-v-1 break by pushing his chance just wide left. Indy goalkeeper Alex Svetanoff was up to the task twice shortly thereafter, the USL Academy signing making a standout kick save to stop Kocs-Washburn’s shot across the six-yard box in the 66th minute.
Wild tried to take matters into his own hands on a 71st minute 1-v-1 break, ending his lengthy run from midfield with a shot that beat Brady but couldn’t sneak inside the far-right post. A few minutes later Eleven USL Academy League performer Ednilson Voiles danced into the area, but his low shot also missed just wide of the frame.
Similar to his eight-shot effort over the weekend against Sporting KC II, Wild continued his hunt for goal in the 84th minute, but his first-time effort off a short-hop just missed high from 12 yards out. The persistence paid off for the German three minutes from time, when Wild headed on Torres’ cross from the left flank inside the six to move the scoreboard to 3-1, where the match would finish despite continued attacking impetus from both sides right through to the final whistle.
Indy Eleven (8W-10L-5D, 29 pts.; 5th place in Central Division) returns 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.).
INDIANA WOMEN’S GOLF: Indiana Placed 14th at the Wolverine Invitational
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Indiana Hoosiers women’s golf team closed out the 2021 Wolverine Invitational in 14th place at the U-M Golf Course in Ann Arbor on Tuesday behind a strong debut tournament from freshman Áine Donegan.
2021 Wolverine Invitational • Ann Arbor, Mich.
The University of Michigan Golf Course
Par 71 • 6,232 yards
Live Results: GolfStat
Team Standings: 14th/16 – 915 (299-305-311; +63)
Top Indiana Player: Áine Donegan – 217 (71-73-73; +4)
• Donegan again paced the Hoosiers in the final round with a 2-over 73 to close her debut tournament at 217 (+4). She tied for 11th place in the individual standings, the best Hoosier finish since Angela Aung tied for ninth at the 2021 Indiana Spring Challenge on April 5.
• The Ennis, County Clare, Ireland, native finished tied for eighth among all Big Ten golfers in the event and second (Lauryn Nguyen, Northwestern) among the conference’s freshman golfers.
• Junior Valerie Clancy carded the second-lowest IU round on Monday with a 77 (+6) to finish tied for 58th at 230 (+17). Senior Mary Parsons tied for 65th overall with a three-round total of 233 (+20).
• Junior Hanna Tanaka took a score of 239 (+26) into the clubhouse and tied for 79th place in the event. Freshman Margaret Fernandez fired her best round of the tournament with a 79 (+8) to close out her first collegiate event at 239 (+8).
HOOSIERS IN THE STANDINGS
t-12th. Áine Donegan – 217 (71-73-73; +4)
t-58th. Valerie Clancy – 230 (75-78-77; +17)
t-65th. Mary Parsons – 233 (75-76-82; +20)
t-79th. Hanna Tanaka – 239 (78-78-83; +26)
t-79th. Margaret Fernandez – 239 (81-79-79; +26)
The Hoosiers will be right back on the course for the Badger Invitational at the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis. beginning on Sunday morning.
PURDUE WOMEN’S GOLF: Bunnabodee Fires Top 10 Finish for Purdue at Sam Golden
DENTON, Texas – Highlighted by an outstanding individual performance by junior Kan Bunnabodee (Chonburi, Thailand), the Purdue Women’s Golf team finished in eighth place (286-285-284; 855) at the Sam Golden Invitational. The 9-under par team effort was boosted by Bunnabodee’s individual 9-under-par event, which saw her finish tied for seventh place (69-66-72; 207).
Recording Top 50 individual finishes for the Boilermakers and head coach Devon Brouse were: senior Inez Wanamarta (T-28th, 69-66-72; 207), sophomore Ashley Kozlowski (T-42nd, 76-73-70; 219), senior Danielle du Toit (T-42nd, 71-76-72; 219) and redshirt freshman Jocelyn Bruch (T-46th, 73-77-70; 220).
Purdue landed at seventh (286-285; 571) in the team standings following the Sam Golden’s first day on the links on Monday at the host location, Wildhorse Golf Course on Robson Ranch. The par-72, 6,288-yard course remained tough to crack for the Boilermakers, as the squad was only able to subtract a single stroke from their score to card a 284 group round on Tuesday.
Purdue is back in action at the Windy City Classic, hosted by Northwestern outside Evanston in Wilmette, Illinois. Play is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 4, and Tuesday, Oct. 5.
BUTLER VOLLEYBALL: Hosts Eastern Kentucky for First Midweek Match
INDIANAPOLIS – The Butler women’s volleyball team returns to Hinkle Fieldhouse after two weekends of play on the road for its first midweek match of the season on Wednesday night at 6 p.m. against Eastern Kentucky.
The Bulldogs (5-4) are coming off back-to-back match wins over Nevada and Cal in the Cal Tournament to finish the weekend with a 2-1 record. Melody Davidson and Jaymeson Kinley were named to the All-Tournament team for their efforts, while Davidson also earned recognition on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after an 11-kill, eight-block outing against Nevada and a 16-kill, five-block performance against the host Cal. Kinley contributed 50 digs, four assists and one ace throughout the weekend.
Eastern Kentucky (2-7) is coming off a four-set win over Western Carolina in the Colonel Challenge hosted in Richmond, Ky., last weekend. The Colonels are led by Molly Michalak (115 kills) and Taylor Grinley (255 assists) on the offensive end so far this season, while Sydney Schoen leads the team with 156 digs on the defensive end.
Butler leads the all-time series with Eastern Kentucky 3-0 including sweeping the Colonels in their last meeting on Sept. 7, 2013.
The Bulldogs will return to Hinkle later in the week to host the Bulldog Brawl, their second tournament hosted this season following the Top Dawg Challenge which opened the season. Butler will face off with Milwaukee and UCLA on Friday before taking on Western Michigan on Saturday.
NOTRE DAME MEN’S SOCCER: IRISH DROP 4-3 DECISION TO MICHIGAN STATE
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Irish fell to Michigan State by a score of 4-3 on Tuesday evening at Alumni Stadium. The Spartans scored three times in the second half to secure the comeback victory.
Notre Dame’s goals came from Matthew Roou, Paddy Burns and Eno Nto.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Irish scored in the ninth minute to open the scoring and gain an early 1-0 lead. Jack Lynn played Roou in on goal, who proceeded to round the keeper and roll the ball into the net.
Ten minutes later the Spartans found the equalizer off a free kick to level the score at 1-1.
It was all Irish for the remainder of the first half, as Dawson McCartney found an on-running Burns in space, who banged a shot off the far post and in to put Notre Dame back in front at 2-1 in the 22nd minute. The Irish then doubled their lead in the 32nd minute off the left foot of Nto. The freshman curled his effort into the roof to extend the lead to 3-1.
The Spartans came out of the halftime break and scored three times in the first 30 minutes of action to take its first lead of the night at 4-3. The Irish were unable to tie the game, resulting in the 4-3 defeat.
McFARLAND FAMILY MEN’S HEAD SOCCER COACH CHAD RILEY’S TAKE
On the performance…
“Obviously hugely disappointed with how the game ended up. Credit to Michigan State, they kept going which we knew they would. For playing a great first half, the second half we shot ourselves in the foot a few times and everytime we did Michigan State seemed to punish us. But as tough as it is I know we will learn from it and be stronger for the experience.”
Roou has now scored in each of his last two games and three goals in the first five games of his college career.
Burns scored the first goal of his career on Tuesday evening.
With a goal, Nto now has two goals in the first five matches of his career.
Freshman Kyle Genenbacher made the first start of his career.
The Irish welcome NC State to Alumni Stadium at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 17 for their ACC home opener. The game will air on ACCNX.
NOTRE DAME VOLLEYBALL: IRISH MEET #3 BUCKEYES IN HOME-AND-HOME SERIES
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame returns to action this weekend with a home-and-home series against No. 3 Ohio State. The Irish host the Buckeyes on Friday, September 17 at 7 p.m. ET before the sides meet on Sunday, September 19 at 2 p.m. ET in Columbus. Friday’s match will be streamed via ACC Network Extra while Sunday’s contest is set to be nationally televised on ESPN2.
NOTRE DAME VS. #3 OHIO STATE
Friday, September 17 – 7 p.m. ET
ACC Network Extra
NOTRE DAME AT #3 OHIO STATE
Sunday, September 19 – 2 p.m. ET
With this weekend’s matchups against the third-ranked Buckeyes, the Irish are set to take on a top-five opponent in three consecutive matches after playing #1 Texas last Sunday in Austin.
A win this weekend would be the third top-five victory in program history and would match Notre Dame’s best win in program history in terms of opponent ranking (W vs. #3 Nebraska on 9.25.93).
Notre Dame snapped a three-match losing streak with a five-set triumph over Arizona last Saturday before falling in four sets to top-ranked Texas on Sunday.
In that matchup with the Longhorns, the Irish became just the third team to take a set from Texas this season and nearly forced a fifth-set with a 27-29 setback in set four.
HISTORY VS. OHIO STATE
The Irish and Buckeyes have met on 12 previous occasions with Ohio State owning an 8-4 edge in the all-time series.
The sides last met on September 10, 2017 when the Irish snapped a five-match losing streak to the Buckeyes with a five-set victory over then #24 Ohio State.
Notre Dame is 2-3 on its home court against the Buckeyes and owns a 1-3 mark at Ohio State.
INDIANA STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Sycamore Basketball Releases Full 2021-22 Schedule
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The 2021-22 Indiana State men’s basketball schedule is complete as the Missouri Valley Conference announced the League’s conference matchups Tuesday.
Fans can experience the action all season inside renovated Hulman Center as season tickets are now on sale for the 15-game home slate. Those seeking more information on season tickets can contact Assistant Manager of Athletic Ticketing Austin Bishop by phone at 812-237-8972 or via email at Austin.Bishop@indstate.edu. Fans can also call 877-ISU-TIXS or email ISU-Tickets@indstate.edu. Fans can also buy season tickets online by clicking HERE.
First-year head coach Josh Schertz will play his first Valley game on the road against Loyola on December 1 before returning to nonconference action for the remainder of the month. Following the new year, ISU will host back-to-back games against Bradley and Evansville on January 2 and 5 before making its Iowa swing to Drake (Jan. 8) and Northern Iowa (Jan. 11).
Loyola will make its return trip to Terre Haute on January 15 before the Sycamores travel to Southern Illinois on January 19. ISU will play three of its next four games at home as the team will play host to Valparaiso (Jan. 22), Missouri State (Jan. 25) and Drake (Feb. 2). A trip to Peoria to face Bradley is set for January 30.
The Sycamores will make two in-state trips to both Valparaiso and Evansville on February 5 and 9 before playing host to Illinois State on February 12. ISU’s final two home contests of the year will come against SIU (Feb. 19) and UNI (Feb. 23) before the team wraps up the regular season at Illinois State on February 26.
Arch Madness is set for March 3-6 at Enterprise Center in St. Louis.
As previously announced, the Sycamores will open the 2021-22 season at home with an exhibition contest against Rose-Hulman on November 4. ISU will also play home games against Hanover (Nov. 14), Miami (OH) (Dec. 4), Alabama A&M (Dec. 18), Oakland City (Dec. 20) and Coppin State (Dec. 29).
ISU is slated for road games against Green Bay (Nov. 9), Purdue (Nov. 12), Ball State (Nov. 27), North Dakota State (Dec. 13), and Northern Illinois (Dec. 22).
Indiana State will also participate in the Myrtle Beach Invitational November 18-21 with a scheduled contest with Old Dominion. The Sycamores will then play either Oklahoma or East Carolina in the second round of action.
Tipoff times and television designations will be announced when finalized.
EVANSVILLE VOLLEYBALL: Volleyball earns 3-0 road win at undefeated Tennessee State
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In its final tune-up before opening its home schedule on Friday, the University of Evansville volleyball team picked up a big 3-0 road win over previously undefeated Tennessee State on Tuesday evening.
Evansville, who improved to 8-1 with the win, faced deficits of 5+ points in the opening two sets before rallying to win both. The Purple Aces overcame a Tiger rally in the third frame to earn the 3-0 sweep. Alondra Vazquez recorded a team-best 12 digs to go along with 11 kills in the win. Melanie Feliciano had the top kill tally with 12 while Giulia Cardona added 11. Cardona and fellow freshman Taya Haffner added three service aces apiece. Haffner also recorded 29 assists.
After jumping out to a 5-1 advantage, Tennessee State extended its lead to 15-8. That is when Evansville kicked it into high gear, scoring the next nine points to take a 16-15 lead. Vazquez did the job with her serving while Cardona added three kills in the rally. The Tigers fended off the challenge to go in front at 19-17 before a Feliciano kill and Cardona ace tied it right back up. A pair of Tiger errors put Evansville back in the lead before a pair of late Vazquez kills finished off a 25-22 decision and a 1-0 UE lead.
Another big time start by TSU put them in front by an 8-2 tally to open game two. Aleksandra Rojecka picked up three consecutive kills to cap off the early stretch. The Aces closed the gap one point at a time before back-to-back aces from Laura Ruiz tied it up at 12-12. Cardona went on to record consecutive kills that put her team on top for good. Her offense broke a 13-13 tie and helped UE pull away for a 25-17 win. She added another ace that extended the lead to 21-16 before Madisyn Steele and Vazquez capped of the set.
Evansville had the upper hand to open the third set, turning a 7-6 lead into a 14-7 advantage with a 7-1 run. Vazquez added two more kills to her total while Taya Haffner finished the rally with a pair of aces to cement the lead. Tennessee State did not give up and inched its way back, getting within two (23-21) on a UE error. Cardona’s 11th kill of the evening brought up match point before a Tiger error gave the Aces a 25-21 victory and a 3-0 sweep.
With three non-conference tournaments and nine matches in the books, the Aces are set to open the home schedule on Friday with the Dunn Hospitality Tournament. UE faces Liberty at 1 p.m. on Friday before hosting Cleveland State at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the Aces will take on Murray State in a 3 p.m. match.
EVANSVILLE WOMEN’S GOLF: McMinn helps Aces tie for 4th place in season opener
BOARDMAN, Ohio – A strong team performance across the board saw the University of Evansville women’s golf team earn a tie for fourth place at the season-opening Roseann Schwartz Invite in Boardman, Ohio.
Leading the way for the Purple Aces was Alyssa McMinn, who came home in a tie for the 10th spot. She followed up Monday’s opening round 76 with a 2-over 74 to complete the tournament with a 150. Finishing second for Evansville and tied for 18th overall was sophomore Mallory Russell. Her 79 on Tuesday, coupled with Monday’s team-low 75, saw her begin the season with a top 20 performance.
Two behind her was Allison Enchelmayer. The junior recorded a tie for 28th place with a 2-round tally of 156. She opened with a 76 before scoring an 80 over the final 18 holes. Caitlin O’Donnell had the top turnaround for the Aces. O’Donnell scored an 82 in the opening round before rebounding with a 5-over 77 to finish the event. Her 159 tied her for 37th.
Wrapping up her first collegiate event, freshman Lucia Pantigozo also lowered her score in the second day. Tuesday’s round of 80, coupled with an 83 to open play, earned her a tie for 46th. Carly Frazier had a consistent outing, picking up a tie for 52nd with a 165. Her rounds finished at 81 and 84.
Akron won the team championship with a score of 590. The Zips came home eight strokes in front of Youngstown State and 17 on top of Cleveland State. Evansville and Detroit Mercy tied for fourth place with scores of 618. Jenn David of Akron was the medalist. She along with teammate Abbie Pearce and Youngstown State’s Danae Rugola tied for the top spot with scores of 146. David took the win following a playoff.
In two weeks, the Aces will be back on the course at the UIC Invitational. Briar Ridge Golf Club in Dyer, Indiana will host the tournament on Sept. 26 and 27.
EVANSVILLE MEN’S GOLF: Parker and Wassmer lead Aces in final day
AWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. – In the final round of the Golfweek Fall Challenge, it was Carson Parker leading the way with a 1-under 71 with the University of Evansville men’s golf team finishing in a tie for 17th place.
Parker improved in each round of the event, lowering his scores from 83 to 75 before his 1-under on Tuesday. He tied for 83rd place. Leading the Aces in the final standings was Isaac Rohleder. He carded a 76 in Tuesday’s final 18 to finish with a 221 and tie for 53rd.
Three behind Rohleder was Caleb Wassmer, who recorded a 74 on Tuesdsay to complete the tournament with a 224. He tied for 69th. Parker was third on the team with his 229 while Dallas Koth checked in with a 231. Koth’s score on the final day finished at a 77. Eli Rohleder finished the final day with an 81 for his lowest round of the weekend.
A huge rally in the final day by Delaware saw them overcome a 17-point deficit to defeat Mercer by one stroke. The Fightin’ Blue Hens finished with a 270 on Tuesday, the lowest round of the entire event by any of the 18 teams. The effort was enough to overcome the deficit and win the tournament by one stroke. The medalist was Wofford’s Harry Jones. Playing as an individual, Jones posted a 66 on Tuesday to finish with a 199. He defeated Temple’s Conor McGrath by four strokes.
Next week, the Aces will be in action for the third week in a row, taking part in the Valparaiso Collegiate on Sept. 20-21.
INDIANAPOLIS WOMEN’S GOLF: Hounds Top Talented Field at UIndy Invite
CARMEL, Ind. – The No. 3-ranked UIndy women’s team started its fall slate with a 16-stroke win at its annual UIndy Invitational, held Monday and Tuesday at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel, Ind. Winning for the sixth time in its last seven tournaments at Prairie View, UIndy was led by all-tournament performers Anna Kramer (76-68-77) and Elyse Stasil (75-73-73).
The 14-team field featured some of the best competition in the region and beyond. Findlay (6th), Missouri-St. Louis (17th), North Georgia (18th), Grand Valley State (20th) and Lee University (23rd) all came into the week inside the WGCA’s preseason top 25; while Carson-Newman, Central Missouri and Tiffin are each receiving votes.
UIndy built an 18-stroke lead through Monday’s 36 holes and did more than enough to hold off the field Tuesday. Stasil carded her second straight 73 in the final round to move into the top five and match Kramer at +5 for the tournament. The pair – UIndy’s only holdovers from last year’s core lineup – shared third place among 84 student-athletes.
Competing in her very first collegiate tournament, freshman Anci Dy (74-72-82) finished at +12 as one of five golfers to share ninth place. Also in the top 10 was Katelyn Skinner (75-80-70), who placed seventh as an individual after a stellar final round.
– Kramer matched her collegiate low with a four-under 68 in round two.
– Skinner eagled the par-5 13th on both Monday and Tuesday, holing out from nearly the same spot in back-to-back rounds.
– Both Catharina Graf and Maggie Schaffer’s week including a two-over 74, each one good for a collegiate best. Schaffer enjoyed a particularly good stretch on Tuesday, shooting one-under on the front 9.
– Dy recorded a hole-in-one during Sunday’s practice round, acing the 162-yard sixth.
– Freshman Ellen Caton joined Dy in her collegiate debut.
The Greyhounds head to Denton, Texas next week to take on another talented field as the Dallas Baptist Classic is set for Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 20-21.
INDIANAPOLIS VOLLEYBALL: Volleyball Clean Sweeps Dragons
INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Indianapolis volleyball team got back in the win column on Tuesday night with a clean sweep of Tiffin University in non-conference action inside the Ruth Lilly Fitness Center. Junior Grace Hegwood paced the Hounds with 15 kills while redshirt junior Alex Equihua dished out 29 assists.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dragons tallied the first two points of the match but the Hounds scored six of the next seven to take a 6-3 lead. The run was capped off by a pair of service aces from Gillian Santana. With a 22-20 lead, Hegwood recorded a pair of kills to give the Hounds set point. A ball handling error by the Dragons sealed the 25-20 win for UIndy.
UIndy held a 24-21 lead in the second set but three straight points from Tiffin forced extra points. Trailing 26-25, a kill from Hegwood evened the score at 26. Hannah Sabotin gave the Hounds a one point advantage before Lauren Cullison’s kill sealed the 28-26 win.
Tiffin lead 12-10 in the final frame which was UIndy’s largest deficit of the night. Sabotin halted Tiffin’s momentum with a kill on the assist from Alex Equihua. With the score knotted at 15, the Hounds scored 10 consecutive points to take the final set, 25-15. Elizabeth Eads tabbed a trio of kills down the final stretch.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
– Hegwood finished with 15 kills, falling two short of her career high that was previously set this weekend.
– The Hounds recorded six service aces with MaKenna Barnhart, Madi Rosenberger and Gillian Santana each tallying two.
– Equihua dished out 29 assists and is currently averaged 9.6 per assist.
UIndy opens Great Lakes Valley Conference play at home on Thursday, hosting Truman State University at 5 pm in the Ruth Lilly Fitness Center. The Hounds then hit the road on Saturday to take on Southwest Baptist in Bolivar, MO.
INDIANAPOLIS MEN’S SOCCER: Men’s Soccer Remains Steady at #2 in United Soccer DII Coaches Poll
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sitting with a perfect 3-0 record on the season, the University of Indianapolis men’s soccer team remains at No. 2 in the NCAA DII United Soccer Coaches Top 25 poll, officials announced on Tuesday.
Falling just on the heels of No. 1 University of Charleston, UIndy sits as the only GLVC team to make an appearance in the poll. The No. 2 ranking still stands as the highest in program history.
The Greyhounds will return to the field on Friday to battle Southern Indiana at Key Stadium beginning at 7:30 p.m.
VALPO VOLLEYBALL: Volleyball Closes Pre-Conference Play Friday at SIUE
Valparaiso (7-2, 0-0 MVC)
at SIUE Cougar Classic (Edwardsville, Ill.)
Friday, Sept. 17 – vs. Western Illinois (1-8) – 11 a.m.
at SIU Edwardsville (2-7) – 6 p.m.
This Week in Valpo Volleyball: The Valpo volleyball team closes out pre-conference play this weekend at the SIUE Cougar Classic with a pair of matches, taking on Western Illinois in addition to the hosts. Both matches will be played on Friday as the Beacons wrap up their 11-match nonconference schedule.
Previously: Valpo posted a 2-1 record last weekend at Toledo’s Blue & Gold Tournament, tying the hosts and South Dakota State for the best record on the weekend. The Beacons swept Youngstown State and took down Toledo in a five-set thriller before falling to SDSU in a match which started 45 minutes after the Toledo match ended. Senior Jillie Grant represented Valpo on the All-Tournament Team.
Looking Ahead: MVC play opens next weekend for Valpo with the longest trip in the conference slate, as the Beacons play at Southern Illinois next Friday and at Missouri State next Saturday.
Following the Beacons: The match against host SIUE will be broadcast live on ESPN+. Links for the live video, as well as live stats for both matches, are available via ValpoAthletics.com.
Head Coach Carin Avery: In her 20th season as head coach at Valparaiso, Carin Avery has won 430 matches (430-209, .673) at the helm of the program and has led Valpo to three league regular season and tournament titles, as well as three NCAA Tournament appearances. A two-time league Coach of the Year, Avery has coached 55 All-League recipients over her tenure at Valpo. She is Valpo’s all-time leader in both victories and winning percentage, and owns a 485-233 (.675) record overall as a head coach.
Series History: Western Illinois – One of Valpo’s most common opponents of all time, the Beacons and WIU shared conference affiliation in the Mid-Continent Conference from 1992-2006 and then met in nonconference action four straight seasons last decade (2015-2018). Valpo holds a 31-6 advantage in the series and swept the Leathernecks in the last meeting as part of the 2018 Crusader Classic.
SIUE - Valpo and SIUE have met just twice on the volleyball court, with Valpo coming out victorious both times – most recently a 3-1 triumph at Evansville’s tournament in September 2013.
Scouting the Opposition: Western Illinois – The Leathernecks enter the weekend with a 1-8 record on the season, picking up their lone win of the season last weekend at Eastern Kentucky. Peyton Bowman leads the offense with 2.70 kills/set on .336 hitting, while Erika Moore owns a team-high 3.17 digs/set.
SIUE – The Cougars are currently 2-7 and are coming off an 0-3 weekend at the Colorado State tournament. Annie Ellis is averaging 1.21 blocks/set and is hitting at a team-best .262 clip offensively.
Valpo Picked Seventh in Preseason Poll: For the fourth time in five seasons as an MVC member, Valpo has been picked to finish in seventh place in the conference standings in preseason polling of the conference’s head coaches. Illinois State topped the poll with 79 points and three first-place votes, narrowly edging out Drake, which tallied 77 points, including three first-place votes. Valpo has outperformed its ranking in the preseason poll in each of its first four seasons in the MVC and is one of two programs (Illinois State) to post top-half finishes in the MVC standings in each of the last four seasons.
Looking Back at the Spring: The spring 2021 campaign saw Valpo post an 11-9 record and finish fifth in the MVC standings with a 10-8 mark in conference action. Rylee Cookerly repeated as MVC Libero of the Year, was named the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was an AVCA All-Region honoree, while Victoria Bulmahn was tabbed the MVC Freshman of the Year. Included among Valpo’s 11 wins were the program’s first victory over Illinois State since joining the MVC and the first wins in program history over traditional power UNI.
Who’s Back and Who’s New: The Beacons return 10 letterwinners, including four starters and the libero, from the spring 2021 campaign – a group which accounted for 75% of the team’s kills, 90% of aces, 82% of digs and 86% of blocks last season. Valpo also returns a pair of players who didn’t see action last season, while welcoming in one transfer and four freshmen.
Digging Deep: Valpo continued its long tradition of strong back row play in the spring 2021 season, finishing the season ranked third nationally and second in the Valley with 20.37 digs/set. Valpo has ranked among the top-30 nationally in digs/set in each of the last 10 seasons, including leading the nation with 20.03 digs/set in 2017 to go along with a fourth-place rank in 2010 and a sixth-place finish in 2015. Since the move to 25-point scoring, only seven teams have averaged more than 20 digs/set over the course of a season, and Valpo is the only program to have done it twice. 2018 saw Valpo lead the nation with 2,613 total digs – a mark which set a program single-season record and a Division I record in the 25-point era. Through three weekends this year, Valpo sits 27th nationally in digs/set.
Bringing Home the Trophy: Valpo earned its first trophy of the season in the second weekend of play at Tennessee Tech’s Golden Eagle Invitational, going a perfect 3-0 to claim the tournament title. It was the 26th in-season tournament title for the program under head coach Carin Avery. The tournament title was the program’s first since the 2018 squad capped a stretch of three straight titles by defending its home court and winning the Crusader Classic.
Five Stars: For the fifth time this year, the Beacons faced a fifth set last weekend in their matchup against tournament host Toledo, and for the fifth time, Valpo came out victorious. Valpo has now won eight consecutive five-set matches dating back to last season, the longest-such streak in program history. Notably, Valpo was down 2-0 in two of those matches – UCSB and South Alabama – before rallying to win, and faced a match point in two of those matches – Tennessee Tech and South Alabama – as well.
Lengthy Winning Streak: Valpo’s win over Toledo was its sixth victory in a row, the program’s longest winning streak since reeling off 11 straight wins in September 2018. The program has now had 18 separate winning streaks of at least six consecutive matches under Coach Avery.
Above .500 To Start Conference: The Beacons’ 2-1 record last weekend assured the program a winning record heading into MVC action. Valpo has entered conference play with a winning record in 17 of Coach Avery’s 19 seasons (spring 2021 excluded) at the helm of the program. If Valpo can win both matches this weekend, it will enter conference play at 9-2, which would be the fifth time under Avery it would carry two losses or fewer into conference play: 2018 (13-2), 2015 (12-2), 2014 (13-1), 2010 (10-1) and 2008 (7-2).
Cookerly On the Verge: Fifth-year libero Rylee Cookerly enters this weekend on the verge of yet another myriad of milestones. The two-time MVC Libero of the Year entered this season 16th in NCAA history in career digs, but has already moved up to sixth on the all-time chart with 2,713 career digs – thanks in large part to three efforts of 30+ digs this season, two of which came last weekend against YSU and Toledo. Cookerly, who ranked 10th in the nation in digs/set last year, is just 39 digs shy of Taylor Root’s Valpo career record (fifth in NCAA history) and 65 digs away from Courtney Pence’s MVC career record (fourth in NCAA history). She is also just 67 digs shy of third and 78 from second on the NCAA all-time chart.
Anderson Reaches a Milestone: Not to be outdone, fifth-year setter Brittany Anderson reached a milestone of her own last weekend. After moving into third place in Valpo history in career assists the previous weekend at Tennessee Tech, Anderson surpassed 4,000 career assists in the Toledo match. With 4,032 career assists, Anderson is among the top-25 players in MVC history in the category.
Grant Stands Out: Playing mere minutes from her hometown last weekend, senior outside Jillie Grant had a strong weekend, averaging 3.30 kills and 3.30 digs per set, which culminated with her earning the first All-Tournament Team honor of her career. Grant’s weekend was highlighted by a big-time performance in the Beacon’s five-set thriller over Toledo, as she posted a match-high 22 kills – the third time in her career with 20+ kills – on .340 hitting and 14 digs. She also paced Valpo with nine kills and added 12 digs against South Dakota State as well.
More All-Tournament Honors: Grant became the fifth different Valpo player to earn All-Tournament Team accolades through the season’s first three weekends. In the second weekend of play at Tennessee Tech, fifth-year middle Peyton McCarthy was named Tournament MVP (and went on to be named MVC Player of the Week) and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Anderson and sophomore setter Victoria Bulmahn. In the opening weekend at Milwaukee, McCarthy and senior middle Haley Hart earned spots on that All-Tournament Team.
VALPO MEN’S BASKETBALL: MVC Announces Men’s Basketball Conference Schedule
The 2021–2022 Valparaiso University men’s basketball conference schedule was announced by the Missouri Valley Conference on Tuesday.
The MVC slate will begin with a single game in early December as Valpo visits Drake in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday, Dec. 2. Valpo prevailed 74-57 over the No. 25 Bulldogs on Feb. 7, 2021 in the most recent meeting between the two teams. Drake received an at-large NCAA Tournament berth last season and earned a first-round win over Wichita State.
After completing the nonconference slate, the Beacons will return to MVC action on Sunday, Jan. 2 at the ARC as Illinois State comes to town. Valpo will have three home Saturday games in conference play: Jan. 8 vs. Southern Illinois, Jan. 15 vs. Missouri State and Feb. 5 vs. Indiana State. Other home dates include Wednesday, Jan. 19 vs. UNI, Wednesday, Jan. 26 vs. Bradley, Tuesday, Feb. 1 vs. Evansville, Wednesday, Feb. 16 vs. defending MVC champion Loyola and the home finale on Wednesday, Feb. 23 vs. Drake.
Valpo will finish out the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 26 at Bradley before the State Farm MVC Tournament begins on March 3. The home schedule features 19 total opportunities for fans to cheer on the Beacons at the ARC – two exhibition games, eight nonconference home games and nine MVC home games. Head coach Matt Lottich’s team will play home exhibitions on Oct. 30 and Nov. 4 before tipping off the regular season on Tuesday, Nov. 9 vs. Toledo.
VALPO FOOTBALL: Football to Open Home Slate vs. Dartmouth
Dartmouth (0-0, 0-0 Ivy League)
at Valparaiso (0-2, 0-0 PFL)
Game #3 Saturday, Sept. 18, 1 p.m. CT
Brown Field (5,000) – Valparaiso, Ind.
This Week in Valpo Football: For the first time since the 2019 season, the Valparaiso University football team will welcome spectators with no capacity limitations on Saturday as Dartmouth visits Brown Field for the Fall 2021 home opener. After playing three home games with limited spectators during the Spring 2021 season, the Beacons will welcome fans back to Brown Field this week with a home game against a high-caliber, Ivy League opponent. Visiting Dartmouth will be playing its first game since 2019. Saturday will be Valpo’s final tune-up before starting Pioneer Football League action on Sept. 25 at Drake.
Previously: Valpo fell 64-0 to No. 5/4 North Dakota State on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Fargodome in North Dakota. The Beacons trailed 22-0 through one quarter and 43-0 by halftime against a full-scholarship, nationally-ranked program that has won eight of the last 10 FCS national championships. The game was played in front of a raucous crowd of 15,118.
Series Notes: This will mark Valpo’s first-ever matchup with the Big Green and will represent the program’s first game against a current member of the Ivy League since falling 48-2 at Yale on Sept. 25, 1999. Valpo last hosted an Ivy League school on Oct. 3, 1997, a 34-14 loss to Yale that took place at Solider Field in Chicago. The Beacons are 0-3 all-time against current Ivy League members with the two aforementioned games against Yale and one against Harvard (1920). (Note: Columbia listed in the program’s all-time results in the 1920s is a school now known as Loras College in Iowa, not the Columbia in the Ivy League.)
Following the Beacons: All Valpo football home games this season will be carried on ESPN3. Play-by-play broadcaster Todd Ickow is in his 31st year as the soundtrack of Valpo Athletics. Valpo Hall of Famer Tom Byrne will make his broadcasting debut as the team’s ESPN3 color analyst this week. Byrne was a standout on the Valpo offensive line from 1999-2002. The radio call will be available on 95.1 FM WVUR, ValpoAthletics.com and the TuneIn Radio app with Garrett Willis describing the action. For in-game social media updates, follow @valpoufootball on Twitter. Links to live video, audio and stats will be available on ValpoAthletics.com.
Head Coach Landon Fox: Landon Fox (5-15) is in his third season as the head coach of the Valparaiso University football program in Fall 2021. During his second season at the helm in Spring 2021, Fox was a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award – which is presented annually to the FCS National Coach of the Year – after guiding Valpo to its best winning percentage since 2003 and tying for the squad’s best winning percentage since 1999. He led his team to Pioneer Football League runner-up honors, the program’s highest finish in the league standings since the PFL championship season of 2003. Fox’s defensive roots paid dividends on that side of the football in his second year at the helm, as the team enjoyed its best defensive season in four decades. Valpo held opponents to 283.3 yards per game, the program’s best total defense in the last 40 years. Valpo limited the opposition to 172.2 passing yards per game, the program’s best passing defense since 2008. In addition, the squad boasted its best rushing defense (111.2 yards per game) and scoring defense (18.7 points per game) since 1999. In Year 1 of the Fox Era in 2019, Valpo ranked in the Top 5 in the PFL in scoring defense (32.0, fifth), total defense (381.6, fourth), rushing defense (184.2, fourth) and passing defense (197.3, fifth). After spending the previous 11 seasons as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at the University of Dayton, Fox was named the head football coach at Valpo prior to the 2019 season. He helped the Flyers finish with 10 winning seasons in his 11 years on staff and guided a defensive backfield that produced one All-American, four Academic All-Americans, two PFL Special Teams Players of the Year and three corners who were invited to NFL Rookie Minicamp. Prior to joining Dayton’s staff, Fox served as the linebackers coach and special teams coordinator at Wayne State University in Detroit from 2005-2007. He also spent time as a defensive graduate assistant at Ball State University (2004), Dayton (2002-2003) and Lakeland College (2001). Fox began his coaching career as an assistant varsity coach at Preble Shawnee High School in Camden, Ohio during the 2000 season. During his playing days, Fox was a team captain and all-conference performer at Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio from 1995-1999 and graduated with a degree in physical education and health in May 2000 before earning his master’s degree in education from Lakeland in May 2002.
Valpo in Home Openers: The Beacons will attempt to reverse a trend as the program has dropped 10 of its last 11 home openers including four straight. The lone victory during that stretch came on Sept. 17, 2016, a 49-24 triumph over Trinity International. Valpo dropped the Spring 2021 home opener vs. Drake (17-6), the 2019 home opener to Central Connecticut State (42-13), 2018 vs. Truman State (34-20) and 2017 vs. Duquesne (45-40).
Wrapping Up Week 2: No. 5/4 North Dakota State 64, Valpo 0
Valpo saw an 80-game scoring streak come to an end as the Beacons were shut out for the first time since Oct. 5, 2013, a 37-0 loss at Marist.
The program played its first game against a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference since Sept. 15, 2018 at Youngstown State. It was Valpo’s first game against a ranked team since Sept. 3, 2016 at No. 8/10 Illinois State and it was the highest ranked team the program had ever faced. In addition, Valpo played an indoor game for the first time since Aug. 29, 2013 at North Dakota.
Jadarius Horton notched a sack on Sept. 11 at North Dakota State for his first career tackle for loss. The sack went for a loss of seven, one of the defensive highlights of the day for the Beacons.
Defensive back Kohlton Sherman had a big game in the Valpo secondary, racking up a team-high 10 tackles including four solos. It was his second-career double-figure tackle game and first since Nov. 2, 2019 at Davidson.
Sophomore Adam Mekky enjoyed a breakout day for the Valpo defense, accruing seven tackles. His first tackle of the day represented the first of his career.
Punter Ben Niesner was a bright spot for Valpo, totaling 302 yards on seven attempts for an average of 43.1 yards per punt. He placed two kicks inside the 20 including a 58 yarder, his longest of the season to this point. However, Niesner’s most memorable play came when he turned in Valpo’s longest rush of the day, a 17-yard gain to move the chains on 4th-and-4 from the Valpo 36-yard line early in the second quarter. He previously ran for 10 yards and a first down on a fake punt play on Oct. 10, 2019 at Drake, rushed for three yards and a first down on a 4th-and-2 play on April 17, 2021 vs. San Diego and converted a fake punt during his time at Portland State, his previous college stop.
Valpo played the game shorthanded as leading tackler Jaxon Peifer, standout running back Nick Orekoya, starting quarterback Teryn Berry and return specialist / slot receiver Chuck Maxwell were all sidelined due to injuries.
Century Mark: The Beacons had a pair of individuals reach the 100-tackle threshold for their collegiate careers on Sept. 11 at North Dakota State as Kohlton Sherman and Trey Psota both reached that milestone. Sherman’s 10-tackle output elevated the senior’s career accumulation to 106, while Psota had five tackles to boost his career total to 103. Jaxon Peifer is the team’s active career leader in tackles with 125.
Among Active Leaders: Combined between his time at Portland State and Valpo, Ben Niesner has punted for 6,682 total yards in his collegiate career. His number ranks eighth among active players in Division-I FCS and 28th among players in all levels of college football. In addition, Niesner ranks 21st nationally in FCS so far this season with 41.5 yards per punt.
Scouting the Opponent: Dartmouth will be playing its first game of the season and first since Nov. 23, 2019 on Saturday. The Big Green won their most recent game 29-23 at Brown to close out the 2019 campaign. Dartmouth finished 9-1 in 2019 to share the Ivy League crown and is projected to finish third in the league’s preseason poll. Dartmouth is seeking its league-record 19th Ivy League title this season. Head coach Buddy Teevens is the program’s all-time winningest coach with 105 victories.
Wrapping Up Week 1: Indiana Wesleyan 28, Valpo 10
The Valpo defense held Indiana Wesleyan scoreless after halftime, and seven of the first-half points for the hosts were recorded on a special teams play. The Beacons limited the Wildcats to 82 yards of total offense in the second half.
Jaxon Peifer paced the defense with a career-high 14 tackles. It marked his third career double-figure tackle output and first since a 10-tackle performance on Nov. 9, 2019 vs. Morehead State. Peifer also totaled 10 tackles on Aug. 29, 2019 at Eastern Kentucky, so two of his three games with 10 or more tackles have come in season openers.
Although Keyon Turner saw his remarkable streak of notching a takeaway in each of his first six collegiate games come to an end, the sophomore standout did turn in a career-best nine tackles.
Sophomore Kurt Kessen had a strong showing on the defensive line, racking up seven tackles including four solos.
Redshirt sophomore defensive back Austin Chilton turned in Valpo’s first takeaway of the season by notching an interception, the first of his career.
The Valpo defense racked up 11 tackles for loss totaling 45 yards, including three sacks. Nathan Orlandini had 2.0 TFL, leading a collection of 10 Valpo players who were involved in at least one tackle for loss. The fifth-year senior now has 5.5 TFL in his career. The 11 TFL were the team’s most since Oct. 5, 2019 at Dayton (12).
Valpo held Indiana Wesleyan to just 1-of-12 on third down and 0-of-2 on fourth down.
Chuck Maxwell’s speed was a bright spot for Valpo offensively as the sophomore had three carries for 77 yards including a 45-yard TD run that represented the only points of the second half by either team. That marked Maxwell’s first career offensive TD and second overall score including a kickoff return last season. Maxwell finished the game as the team’s leading rusher.
Ollie Reese led the Valpo receiving core with three catches for 60 yards, including several difficult grabs where he battled a member of the Indiana Wesleyan secondary to pull down the football.
Ben Niesner averaged 38.8 yards per punt on four attempts and pinned one at the IWU 2-yard line. Brian Bartholomew went 1-for-2 on field goals and made from 34 yards out. He is now 8-for-10 in his Valpo career. Freshman Ryan Hawk handled kickoff duties and booted all three of his kicks through the end zone for touchbacks, averaging 55.0 yards per kick.
The two teams were fairly evenly matched in yards of total offense with the Wildcats outgaining the Beacons 328-300. Valpo outdid the hosts 178-175 in passing yards.
Team Captains: Fifth-year senior long snapper Doug Haugh, senior wide receiver Ollie Reese, senior running back Robert Washington, redshirt sophomore linebacker Evan Annis and fifth-year senior defensive lineman Nathan Orlandini were elected team captains by their peers. Haugh is in his second year as a team captain, while the other players occupy that role for the first time this season.
MARIAN MEN’S GOLF: KNIGHTS FINISH FIFTH IN SEASON DEBUT AT MUSIC CITY INVITE
Goodlettsville, Tenn. – The Marian men’s golf team finished fifth on Tuesday in their first event of the fall season, closing play at the Music City Invite with a team score of 611. The Knights shot a 306 in Monday’s round to sit in seventh, and gained two positions on Tuesday by carding a 306 as a team. Tennessee Wesleyan won the event with a 571 score over two days, followed by Tennessee Southern in second and Cumberland University in third.
Jay Williams led Marian with the lowest score over two days, as the senior scored a 70+77=147 to begin his season. Williams finished 10th overall in the field, with his 70 on day one standing as the lowest score for the Knights over the two days. Placing behind Williams was Brandon Heffner, as the freshman finished tied for 22nd in his collegiate debut. Heffner shot a 77 in both rounds, good for a total score of 154. Jake Bennett also tied with Heffner for 22nd, as he scored an identical 77 in both the first and second round to total 154.
Matthew Chapman completed Marian’s team score with a 159, finishing tied for 33rd overall. Chapman carded an 82 in the first round, before going low on Tuesday with a 77. Finishing off the Knights’ lineup was Sam Slaughter, who finished 37th overall in his Marian debut with a 90+74=164. Slaughter’s 74 on Tuesday was the lowest score by any of Marian’s players in the lineup.
Playing as an individual was Patrick Guymon, who finished tied for 13th unattached from the team. Guymon scored a 76 in the first round, and fired an overall Marian low 73 on Tuesday to end with a score of 149.
Marian will compete next week traveling to East Lansing, Mich., on September 20 and 21 to compete in Spring Arbor’s annual Bill Bockwitz Invite.
MARIAN WOMAN’S GOLF: MARIAN PLACES THIRD AT MUSIC CITY INVITE
Goodlettsville, Tenn. – The Marian women’s golf team placed third in their second invitational of the season, closing out their second day at the Music City Invite on Tuesday afternoon. Marian scored a 327+325=652, holding their third place finish throughout the 36-hole outing. Cumberland University won the event with a team score of 613, while Northwestern Ohio finished second with a 635.
Mira Nicpon led the Knights over the two days, shooting a team-low 157 score over 36 holes. In Monday’s first round Nicpon carded a 78, finishing on Tuesday with a 79 to finish in a three-way tie for third, which put her on the all-tournament team. Just missing a spot on the all-tournament team was Sidney Parmer, who was second on the team with an 80+78=158. Parmer’s 78 on Tuesday was the lowest round that factored into Marian’s team score.
Elizabeth Hedrick finished third on the team with a two-day total of 165, placing 16th overall shooting an 82 on Monday and an 83 on Tuesday. Rounding out Marian’s team score was Macy Stapp, who shot an 87+85=172 which was good for 21st overall. Keely Jones placed one position behind Stapp in the overall standings, scoring an 87+86=173 for 22nd.
Playing as an individual in the field, MacKendzie Dresbaugh finished tied with Nicpon for fifth overall, joining her on the all-tournament team. Dresbaugh shot ahn 80 on Monday and 77 on Tuesday, completing the event with a 157. Dresbaugh’s 77 on Tuesday was tied for the fifth lowest score in the field on the final day.
Marian will be off for over a week, returning to the course on September 25 and 26 to play in the UPike Fall Invite at Stonecrest GC in Prestonsburg, Ky.
MARIAN MEN’S TENNIS: KNIGHTS SWEEP BETHEL AND GOSHEN IN TUESDAY HOME WINS
INDIANAPOLIS – The Marian men’s soccer team closed two Crossroads League wins on Tuesday, sweeping both Bethel and Goshen 7-0 to improve to 5-2 overall this fall. Marian started the day with a shutout on their home court against Bethel, before ending the day at the Healthplex to finish off Goshen after a rain shower soaked the courts.
Marian 7-0 Bethel
The Knights began the day with a quick doubles set, winning all three matches to swiftly earn the first point of the match. Hunter Sylvester and Jones McNamar began doubles with a quick 6-0 win at No. 3 over Brandon Eash and Gabe Shembarger, while Andrew Illet and Mark Griffin wrapped up the point moments later with a 6-1 win at No. 1 over Jerod Bos and Wes Troyer. Jared Thomas and Greg Fulling rounded out the sweep at No. 2 doubles, fighting Jalen Maust and Tanner Pistelli to a 6-4 victory.
With the doubles point secured, Marian got a quick win from Ilett as singles began to put Marian on top 2-0 with the transfer winning 6-0, 5-0 after Eash retired at No. 4. Griffin defeated Maust 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles to put Marian on top 3-0, and moments later Sylvester defeated Bos in straight sets 6-0, 6-0 to clinch the match with his win at No. 1.
Rounding out singles play was McNamar with a gritty 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles, while Ashwin Bhat won 6-1, 6-0 over Pistelli at No. 6 singles. Armando Lopez completed the sweep with a strong win at No. 5 singles, defeating Shembarger 6-0, 6-0. The win was Marian’s third complete 7-0 shutout of the season, and their fourth total shutout win.
Marian 7-0 Goshen
In Marian’s afternoon match against Goshen, Marian again got out to a strong start as they rolled through doubles winning each of the three matches. Griffin and Ilett earned Marian’s first win of doubles at No. 1 by defeating Josh Friesen and Pedro Scattolon 6-1, and soon after Sylvester and Lopez won 6-4 at No. 3 doubles, defeating Jonah Anderson and Mario Gomez. Completing the clean doubles win was Thomas and Fulling, finishing their day undefeated with a 6-4 win over Kevin Bollmann and Insee Akarapan.
Rain soaked the courts as Marian began singles play, forcing a pause in the match before moving the action to the Community Healthplex indoor courts. When competition resumed, Griffin finished the first singles match with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Anderson at No. 2 singles. As courts opened up, so did Marian’s wins as Sylvester finished his match at No. 1 with a 6-0. 6-4 win, and later Lopez clinched the match with a 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 4. Ilett had a grueling three-set win, claiming a win at No. 3 singles over Akarapan 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (6).
Wrapping up play was Dmitrii Voshchenkov at No. 6 singles with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Gomez, while Bhat had the longest outing of the day, outlasting Scattolon 7-6 (5), 3-6, 1-0 (6) for a win at No. 5 singles.
Marian will finish the Crossroads League regular season on Saturday as they host Grace at 11 AM.
MARIAN MEN’S SOCCER: KNIGHTS WITHSTAND AQUINAS ATTACK TO EARN HOME DRAW
INDIANAPOLIS – The Marian men’s soccer team played to their second draw of the season Tuesday night at St. Vincent Field, surviving a lethal Aquinas attack to tie 1-1. Marian scored in the second minute of the match, but after allowing a 67th minute goal held on to move their non-conference record to 3-3-2.
Marian struck early Tuesday night, catching the Saints off guard with a second minute goal. James Jenkins started the charge with a shot 13 seconds into the night, which led to a pair of corner kicks. On the second set piece, Nate Van Keulen delivered a perfect ball to Valentin Neuhold, as the freshman flew in to head in the game’s first goal. Marian secured their 1-0 lead in just 1:07 off the start, and were challenged for the remainder of the half as Aquinas got their offense in motion.
The Saints immediately picked up a corner kick within a minute after the goal, and fired shot after shot on the net getting away three shots on frame over 30 minutes. In the 33rd minute Jai Tahlan again tested Brendan Weiger with the sophomore recording his fourth save of the half, and just two minutes later Weiger picked up a fifth save denying Jasper Schinkel. Weiger and his back line helped clear out multiple attacks over the final 10 minutes, closing the half by forcing a header to sail over the crossbar. Marian held their 1-0 lead over Aquinas as the game went to half, but were out-shot 10-4 by the Saints in the half. Aquinas also held a 6-4 lead in corner kicks at the break.
Starting the second half, Aquinas made a strong charge on offense drawing two corner kicks in the first four minutes. The second corner play nearly resulted in a goal as Theo Maye found Mason Sills for an open shot, but Timmy Annee made a defensive save deflecting the shot away from the near post to hold the lead. Aquinas continued to pressure with Weiger continuing to make plays, picking up another pair of saves with Dylann Merchand blocking a rocket shot from Damir Sabanovic in the 51st minute. Weiger’s streak of stops soon came to a halt, as the Saints scored in the 67th minute on strong play in the box as Baptiste Bissessur booted a perfect ball across the field for Fin Pittock to tie the game.
With the game now tied, the Saints continued to find a go-ahead goal, owning possession on their offensive half of the field. Weiger made two more saves to close the half, and was bailed out in the 88th minute after leaving the net open for Sills, but the Aquinas striker was unable to turn the ball into the net. The game remained tied 1-1 after 90 minutes, and in the first overtime session Weiger made two saves on back to back close range shots from Milan Hoefnagels, and got bailed out after a header from Joshua Freeman-Wright clanged off the far post. Jenkins attempted to score the game-winner in the 100th minute, but the senior couldn’t turn cleanly on the ball missing high.
Aquinas would get three more shots in the second overtime session, but were unable to come away with a goal despite three close range chances. Maye clanged a shot off the post as the Saints had one of their best looks of the game, and on the final shot of the night Bissessur missed a header high. Marian preserved the draw with strong defense running out the clock, ending the second overtime tied 1-1.
For the game Marian was out-shot 32-7, while Aquinas added 10 corner kicks in the second half giving them a total of 14 to Marian’s four. For the Knights, Weiger faced 13 shots on goal, making 11 saves to tie his season-high as he earned the draw in net. Neuhold scored his goal on his only shot of the night, while Van Keulen recorded his third assist of the season. Jenkins led Marian with three shot attempts, and Sebastian Gonzalez had two attempts.
Marian will host Concordia on Sunday at 1 PM to close their non-conference season.
EARLHAM VOLLEYBALL: Volleyball downs Wilmington in straight sets to capture Quaker Bowl
RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College volleyball team swept Wilmington College 25-7, 25-15, 25-19 in the Druley Performance Gym on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
With its third straight victory, Earlham is 6-3 overall as Wilmington falls to 2-7. Earlham has also won nine in a row against Wilmington dating back to 2014.
Erin Wagner and Maria Young showcased their teamwork early as Wagner assisted Young seven times in the first set. The duo set the tone for Quakers early and the momentum carried through to the third set.
Young led Earlham with 12 kills, while Caroline Mulvihill added seven and Sarah Dickman contributed four.
Wagner topped Earlham with 26 assists as she added 13 digs. Skyler Murray added seven assists. Mulvihill, Jennifer Shamel and Meg Kobman each had two service aces.
Shamel led Earlham with 17 digs as Kobman finished with 10. Olivia Kyrk had three blocks with Mulvihill and Giselle Mora adding two apiece.
Earlham returns to the court this weekend at the Wittenberg University Fall Classic on Sept. 17-18. The Quakers face Marietta College on Friday at 6 p.m. On Saturday, Earlham plays Alma College (10 a.m.) and the host Tigers (4 p.m.).
IU EAST VOLLEYBALL: IU EAST 3, RIO GRANDE 0
RICHMOND, Ind. – The Indiana University East volleyball team opened River States Conference play as the Red Wolves defeated the University of Rio Grande 25-21, 25-17, 25-20 on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
IU East evens its overall mark at 6-6 with a 1-0 record in the conference. The RedStorm fall to 1-5, 0-1.
The Red Wolves have won 12 straight RSC regular season matches as they lead the all-time series against Rio Grande 13-2.
The first set was close throughout with both teams capitalizing on the other teams errors that kept it close. The Red Wolves sealed the opening set with a .200 hitting percentage and 12 kills. The key stretch came midway through the set when IU East scored on four straight possesions that pushed a 12-11 lead into a 16-11 lead that they kept until the end.
Much like the first set, the second set started off close as well, but it was IU East that closed the set strong and propelled them to a comfortable second set victory and a two sets to none advangtage. The Red Wolves .242 hitting percentage in the set helped pave the way.
The third and final set was controlled from the start by IU East who jumped out to a quick 9-2 lead that would not be relinquished.
Jessica Swimm topped the Red Wolves with 20 kills on Lingle Court, while Teah Barrett Matthews finished with eight and Sheridan Phillips added five.
“I was really just thinking about our team winning tonight, said Swimm on her performance. We had some goals set and were just focusing on helping achieve those goals tonight and come away with a victory. We just need to minimize our errors and continue to grow from that moving forward.”
Brooke Lepper ran the offense in her first collegiate start at setter for IU East with 33 assists. “Just a few nerves out their tonight because you are running the court, but I had a lot of trust in my team and my team had a lot of trust in me so that really helped out,” said Lepper. I owe it all to my team because they are always talking to me and giving me points that I can use during the match.”
Sammei Fulkerson-Bird led the way with 12 digs. Swimm and Lepper had seven each.
Next up for the Red Wolves is a trip to new conference foe Ohio Valley College on Friday, Sept. 17. The RSC affair in West Virginia gets underway at 7 p.m.
IU EAST WOMEN’S GOLF: IU EAST WINS SECOND CONSECUTIVE EVENT
PERU, Ind. – Two events, two team titles for the Indiana University East women’s golf team!
The Red Wolves made it two victories in two tries this fall with a first-place finish at the Indiana University Kokomo Fall Invitational, which concluded Sept. 14.
IU East’s Jo Wisecup claimed medal honors as the Red Wolves finished the 36-hole event at Rock Hollow Golf Club with a team score of 668. IU East finished 12 strokes ahead of 30th-ranked and reigning River States Conference champion Midway University.
The Red Wolves have finished ahead of a Top 30 team at both of their fall events.
Wisecup carded a final-round 81 and a 36-hole total of 161 on the par-72, 5,961-yard course to finish with a one-stroke margin over runner-up Sarah Williams from IU Kokomo.
“I am very proud of how this team played through both days,” Wisecup said. “The wind was making every shot hard, but the team pushed through and never gave up.
“This was also a great first individual win. Looking forward to keeping the momentum going into the next couple of tournaments.”
All five Red Wolves finished in the top 15. Brooklynn Cromwell was fourth with a 164 and celebrated her birthday with a spot on the all-tournament team.
“Overall, today was a successful day for the Red Wolves and me,” Cromwell said. “I had some tough holes that really hurt me in some moments, but I received positive and uplifting words from my teammates and coach to help me move along and stay strong.
“Although we have played better before, I couldn’t be happier with our win against a college rival, and I also received my first college all-tournament trophy on my birthday!”
Olivia Sanders was seventh with a 170. Paola Delgado was 11th with a 177. Annie Gillock rallied with an 85 in Round 2 to finish 15th.
IU East’s next event is the University of Pikeville Invitational starting Sept. 25 in Prestonburg, Ky.
IU EAST MEN’S GOLF: MILLER CLAIMS THIRD CONSECUTIVE TOURNAMENT TITLE
PERU, Ind. – Indiana University East’s Jake Miller charged to a “triple crown” to start the 2021 fall season.
Miller finished atop the individual leaderboard for the third time in three starts this fall with a first-place finish at the Indiana University Kokomo Fall Invitational, which concluded Sept. 14.
Miller needed a final-round 72 at the par-72, 6,944-yard Rock Hollow Golf Course to finish with a two-day total of 149, good for a one-stroke margin over James Murray from Aquinas College.
IU East almost authored a team comeback story of its own. The Red Wolves moved up to second place out of 12 in the final team standings, just two shots behind reigning River States Conference champion Midway University. The Red Wolves had started the day in third place, seven shots out of the team lead.
“Overall, another outstanding performance from Jake and his teammates,” said IU East coach Jeff Williams. “We felt we gave it away late with a couple of costly holes, and you just can’t do that against a team of Midway’s caliber.
“Lots of lessons learned and several strong performances playing the toughest course in the most adverse conditions against the strongest field to date. We are most definitely a better team from the experience.”
Rafael Beirana turned in a second-round 77 and placed sixth with a score of 155. Emiliano Tercero’s second-day 79 gave the Red Wolves the boost up the team standings.
HOLE IN ONE FOR MAKI
Kyle Maki led the IU East “B” team with a two-day today of 160 – including a 76 in the final round – and a 17th-place finish.
Maki’s round included a hole-in-one on the 219-yard par-3 No. 8. It was the sixth ace of Maki’s golf career.
IU East’s next event is the Lawrence Technological University Blue Devil Classic starting Sept. 20 in Gaylord, Mich.
PURDUE FT. WAYNE VOLLEYBALL:
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne’s Rachael Crucis recorded the 1,000th dig of her career on Tuesday (Sept. 14) in the Mastodon women’s volleyball team’s 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-23) loss to Toledo.
The Mastodons opened the mid-week game with a celebration of Katie Crowe’s 1,000th kill, which she attained last spring against Youngstown State.
In the opening set, the Mastodons had a 4-1 run near the midway point to cut the Rockets’ lead to one. After Joanna Larsen got a kill, she and Ramei Jackson combined for a block. After the timeout, Toledo scored eight in a row. Purdue Fort Wayne answered with a 7-1 stretch of their own that featured a pair of blocks from Claire Pape, but the Rockets ultimately took the set. The ‘Dons held off two set points thanks to kills from Larsen and Maggie Castleman. Crucis recorded eight digs in the first set, with her 1,000th being the fifth.
After the break, Toledo used multiple small runs to build up a 21-11 lead. The Rockets had five set point opportunities before cashing in on the last. Pape and Crowe got a block and Viviana Lefherz got a kill in this 4-0 Mastodon push at the end of the set.
Toledo jumped out to another lead early in the third, but the Mastodons clawed back to an even 9-9 draw after a kill from Jackson and a Rocket hitting error. The ‘Dons had a 7-3 run that featured three kills from Crowe, an ace from Crucis and a block from Pape and Castleman. The Rockets finished the match on a 8-2 run.
Crucis finished with a match-high 16 digs, out-pacing Ryann Jaqua of Toledo, who had 14. Crowe led the team with 13 kills. Pape had four blocks.
Purdue Fort Wayne falls to 2-8, while Toledo improves to 8-2. The Mastodons are back in action on Friday in the Stacey Clark Classic hosted by No. 9 Purdue. They will start their weekend with a 12:30 p.m. match against No. 22 Tennessee. The ‘Dons and Boilermakers will meet at 7:30 on BTN+.
PURDUE FT. WAYNE MEN’S GOLF: Kasey Lilly Shatters Purdue Fort Wayne 18-Hole Record With 7-Under 64
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Thanks to a birdie and an eagle on his final two holes, Kasey Lilly of the Purdue Fort Wayne men’s golf team broke the program’s 18-hole scoring record with a 7-under 64 on the final day of the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational on Tuesday (Sept. 14).
Behind Lilly, Purdue Fort Wayne jumped five spots up the leaderboard with a final round score of 277. This ties the third-best team score in program history. The 277 was the second-best in the field of any round, second only to Marshall’s 273. Purdue Fort Wayne had two of the field’s five eagles, as the only team in the tournament with two of them. As a team, Purdue Fort Wayne finished fifth, jumping from 10th after yesterday’s round.
Lilly’s 64 was the single-best round in the tournament, and it came with a spectacular finish. After starting on hole 12, he birdied hole 10 and eagled 11 to conclude his day. He was bogey-free on the day with 12 pars, five birdies and an eagle. He birdied holes two, three, five, 10 and 15. Lilly finished the tournament in a tie for 12th with a 77-73-64-214.
Tyler Green was also under par in the third round with a 69. His round featured four birdies and an eagle, including a birdie-birdie-eagle stretch from hole 8-10. Green finished the tournament in 28th with 74-76-69-219.
An even par final round from Brett Seward started three birdies in his first five holes. He had back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15. He finished the week in a tie for 31st with an 80-69-71-220.
Hunter Mefford rounded out the team score with a 74-75-73-222, including four birdies in his last round. He turned in birdies on five, nine, 14 and 15 to move into a tie for 39th.
Luke Miller finished the tournament in 72nd with a 71-80-77-228. He carded 12 pars with a birdie on hole seven on Tuesday. Reece Compton played as an individual, turning in a 73-78-75-226 to tie for 66th.
The Mastodons will take the course again on Friday, September 17 in Muncie, Indiana at the Earl Yestingmeier Invitational.
ANDERSON MEN’S SOCCER:
The Anderson University men’s soccer traveled to Crawfordsville, Ind. on Tuesday to take on the Wabash College Little Giants. Wabash wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, and ultimately defeated the Ravens 5-0.
Just in the 2nd minute of play, the Little Giants (4-2) recorded their first goal of the game from Coledon Johnson. They immediately followed with a second in the 6th minute, once again from Johnson. The Ravens (2-4) would have their chances, but struggled in finding the back of the net. Wabash would go on to record two more goals from Ben Wallace and Jordan Donsky, before heading into halftime with a 4-0 lead over the Ravens.
The Ravens fought hard in the second half, holding a strong defense while trying to take any opportunity they could to get their offense going. The Little Giants kept control of the game though, and built on their score in the 75th minute from a goal by Yuma Ozaki. Ultimately, the Ravens couldn’t break through, and fell 5-0.
Multiple Ravens contributed to the 13 shots taken, Matthew Murray (Indianapolis, Ind. / Pike), Jordan Bossman (Gahanna, Ohio / Westerville North), Brayden Humbert (Brownsburg, Ind. / Brownsburg), Art Hinton IV (Indianapolis, Ind. / Covenant Christian), and Usman Kamara (Indianapolis, Ind. / Franklin Central) each contributed two shots. Jordan Bossman and Usman Kamara recorded the three shots that were on goal.
Anderson will be back in action on Friday as they head to Albion, Mich. to take on the Britons of Albion College (1-1-1). Kickoff is scheduled for 7PM.
ANDERSON WOMEN’S TENNIS: Women’s Tennis: Brown Tabbed HCAC Player of the Week
Anderson University women’s tennis standout Madelyn Brown (Sellersburg, Ind. / Christian Academy of Indiana) has been tabbed the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Player of the Week, which was announced on Tuesday.
The Ravens (2-2) went 1-1 last week, competing in two matches during Saturday’s triangular in Greenville, Ill. Anderson fell to Webster University (2-1) in a 5-4 decision before fighting past Greenville University (1-3) by a score of 5-4.
Brown finished 4-0 on the week. She partnered with Megan Long (New Palestine, Ind. / New Palestine) to earn an 8-3 victory at No. 2 doubles against Webster’s Emma Ferguson/Katarina Serbentas. Brown then claimed a 6-3, 6-0 victory against Ferguson at No. 3 singles.
Against Greenville, Brown and Morgan Nation (Middletown, Ind. / Shenandoah) recorded an 8-2 victory at No. 2 doubles against Shaling Reynolds/Claudia Principal. Brown then followed up by posting a 7-5, 6-1 victory against Addison Brannon at No. 2 singles.
Anderson opens the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) season with Franklin College (0-2, 0-1) on Wednesday at the Community Sport & Wellness Center in Pendleton.
ANDERSON MEN’S TENNIS: Men’s Tennis: Evans Receives HCAC Player-of-the-Week Selection
Anderson University men’s tennis standout Cory Evans (Middletown, Ind. / Shenandoah) received a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Player-of-the-Week selection, which was announced by the conference on Tuesday.
The Ravens (3-1) went 1-1 on the week. During Saturday’s triangular in Greenville, Ill., Anderson topped Webster University (1-2) by a score of 7-2, before Greenville University (3-0) edged the Ravens 5-4.
Evans finished 3-0 on the week. Sam Songer (Bellbrook, Ohio / Bellbrook) and Evans partnered at No. 2 doubles to take an 8-1 victory against Webster’s Matthew Birchmeier/Andrew McDonald. Evans then put together a 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-8) victory against McDonald at No. 4 singles.
Against Greenville, Evans secured a 7-5, 6-3 win against Austin Burkhart at No. 4 singles.
The Ravens face off with Trine University (2-0) on Friday at 4 p.m. at the AU Tennis Courts.
ANDERSON VOLLEYBALL: Volleyball: Bontrager Selected to Charlie Wrublewski Invitational All-Tournament Team
Anderson University volleyball standout Felicity Bontrager (Goshen, Ind. / Fairfield) was selected to the Charlie Wrublewski Invitational All-Tournament Team, which was announced on Saturday.
“Felicity continues to be one of our consistent offensive threats,” Coach Tami Miller said. “Her level of athleticism is what makes her a great all-around player. She put up good numbers for us in every match [during the tournament] and also helps us with her speed in the backcourt.”
The Ravens went 2-2 during the tournament. Anderson captured two wins on Friday, locking up a 22-25, 25-18, 28-26, 26-24 victory against Wilmington College (2-6) and a 25-13, 25-13, 25-23 win against Manchester University (4-5). On Saturday, the Ravens fell to Greenville University (3-1) by a score of 25-17, 25-12, 25-18 and to Mount St. Joseph University (7-2) by a score of 25-20, 25-14, 25-22. Mount St. Joseph entered the weekend receiving votes in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) NCAA Division III poll.
In four matches and 13 sets, Bontrager racked up 29 kills, nine blocks, seven service aces, 16 digs and a .333 attack percentage. Bontrager posted averages of 2.23 kills per set and 1.23 digs per set.
To open the tournament against Wilmington, Bontrager recorded 12 kills, three blocks and a .440 attack percentage. Bontrager then put together a .333 hitting percentage against Manchester. Against Greenville, Bontrager notched seven kills and a .294 attack percentage. Bontrager then produced four blocks and six kills against Mount St. Joseph.
The Ravens are scheduled for four matches this weekend during the Bishop Invitational in Delaware, Ohio. On Friday, Anderson takes on Capital University (1-5) at 5 p.m. and Ohio Wesleyan University (2-6) at 7 p.m. During Saturday’s matches, the Ravens face off with Otterbein University (6-2) at 10 a.m. and University of Mount Union (8-0) at 2 p.m. Otterbein and Mount Union are each receiving votes nationally.
ANDERSON MEN’S SOCCER: Three Ravens Earn Raven/Spartan Classic All-Tournament Honors
Anderson University men’s soccer standouts Jordan Bossman (Gahanna, Ohio / Westerville North), Stephen Fite (Cincinnati, Ohio / Homeschool) and Danny Moro-Medina (Goshen, Ind. / Goshen) each earned Raven/Spartan Classic all-tournament honors, which was announced on Sunday.
The Ravens (2-3) tied for second in the classic after finishing 1-1 on the weekend. Anderson shutout Greenville University (2-3) with a 2-0 victory on Friday, before falling to Webster University (4-1) by a score of 5-0 on Saturday.
“What a tale of two matches for us,” Coach Scott Fridley said. “I am very happy with the level of competition of the four teams. These teams are quality and are all well coached. I am proud of the three young men put on the tournament team as they had a solid tournament and contributed in both games.”
Bossman produced Anderson’s two goals during Friday’s 2-0 win against Greenville. The freshman from Gahanna, Ohio netted both of the shots he took.
“Bossman got to enjoy a couple goals on his birthday weekend. He is a calm and talented player. We need to keep finding more ways to include him in the run of play.”
Fite led the Ravens with five steals during Friday’s win. He also added a shot on goal on Friday.
“Fite worked really hard this weekend and got us a lot of opportunities with his high work rate. His 5 steals on Friday led the team and gave Greenville fits.”
Moro-Medina saved 14 of the 19 shots he faced this weekend. The junior goalkeeper posted a five-save shutout against Greenville. In the match against Webster, he held the Gorloks scoreless in the first half.
“Moro-Medina had a shutout against Greenville and kept us in the Webster game when we didn’t play well, I am very happy with his play so far this season.”
The Ravens are slated for two road matches. Anderson battles Wabash College (3-2) on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Crawfordsville. The Ravens then face off with Albion College (1-1-1) on Friday at 7 p.m. in Albion, Mich.
VINCENNES MEN’S GOLF: VU places third at Fall Invitational, Trailblazers get three Top-10 finishers
MONTGOMERY, Ind. – The Vincennes University Golf team hosted their annual Fall Invitational at Country Oaks Golf Club this past weekend.
The Blazers fought their way back after a tough first round to place third and just two shots out of second.
Vincennes was led by freshman Dominic DePass (Washington, Ind.) after the first round, who did not qualify to play with the team in VU’s practice round on Friday, shooting a two-over 74 on his home course, as VU as a team shot a first-round 324.
Vincennes had their work cut out for them in the final round on Sunday and were spurred on by a one-under 71 from sophomore Bryce Kirchner (North Vernon, Ind.), which was the lowest score posted Sunday.
Kirchner’s round allowed him to climb up the individual leaderboards and gave him a fourth-place finish.
“That’s kind of who Bryce is,” VU Golf Coach Dennis Chattin said after Kirchner’s round on Sunday. “He’s capable of shooting good round any time and he’s a competitor. You figure he’s not going to have too many bad rounds back-to-back, but that was obviously that was an excellent comeback.”
“This is his third year for us, so we expect him to be the guy who can do that and be relied on, Chattin added.”
Freshman Paxton Schwomeyer (Oakland City, Ind.) also showed an impressive improvement from Saturday into Sunday, cutting six shots off his round to finish the final round with a 74 and a ninth-place finish.
Dominic DePass continued to play well on Sunday, finishing his tournament with a final-round 78, good for a sixth-place finish.
“Dominic had a better tournament than earlier this season, but as a typical freshman has been so up and down that he didn’t qualify to play with the team and wound up finishing with one of our best scores. Which he is capable of, he just hasn’t gotten that consistency yet,” Chattin said.
“Our three guys finishing in the Top-10 is good, but still each one had opportunities to play even better,” Chattin added. “
Vincennes as a team cut 16 shots off their first-round team score to finish the final round with a score of 308.
“We just got off to such a poor start and dug ourselves such a large hole that we had to dig out of, which we did reasonably well,” Chattin said. “I felt like we should have finished higher but we dug such a hole that it was hard to do.”
“The pins were tough on the second day, much tougher than the first day. We lengthened the course the second day, and then we played much better.”
“Overall, I felt like we played like what we are, which is young. And I feel like in the Fall guys are still trying to feel their way around playing college golf and I think that can cause guys to try a little too hard. They’re good players, they just need to play with confidence.”
The Blazers will hope to continue to show improvement as we move through the Fall season as they prepare for a very difficult John A. Logan Invitational at Kokopelli Golf Club in Marion, Ill.
The two-day tournament will begin on Monday, Sept. 20 and conclude the following day, Tuesday, Sept. 21.
“I think we’re making progress,” Chattin said. “We’ll find out on Monday and Tuesday because Kokopelli is probably the most difficult course that we play.”
John A. Logan – 289, 298 – 587
Mineral Area – 312, 318 – 630
Vincennes (A) – 324, 308 – 632
Oakland City – 325, 314 – 639
St. Mary of the Woods – 326, 314 – 640
Rend Lake – 319, 324 – 643
Lincoln Trail – 328, 320 – 648
Vincennes (B) – 329, 322 – 651
Bryce Kirchner – 78, 71 – 149
Dominic DePass – 74, 78 – 152
Paxton Schwomeyer – 80, 74 – 154
Sam Stewart – 82, 80 – 162
Garrett Hulfachor – 82, 82 – 164
Adam Leach – 86, 80 – 166
Luke VanDeventer – 84, 83 – 167
Caleb Maris – 87, 82 – 169
Zeke Niehaus – 89, 87 – 176
Jackson Roberts – 83, 93 – 176
Caleb Newman – 90, 87 – 177
Hayden Hester – 92, 91 – 183
Collier Elliott – 91, 92 – 183
RHIT Volleyball Narrowly Falls in Four Sets at DePauw
GREENCASTLE, Ind. — The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology volleyball gave DePauw University all it could handle in the first two sets before falling 19-25, 30-28, 25-17, 25-20 to the host Tigers on Tuesday night.
Elizabeth Canon led the Fightin’ Engineers with 18 kills, and Sophia Koop also reached double figures with 12 kills.
Two players reached the twenties in assists, led by Jillian Gregg with 29 and Sophia Harrison with 20.
Kylie Rathbun recorded a team-high 24 digs, and Koop (21), Gregg (14) and Allie Fults (10) were also in double figures. Fults also had a team-high three blocks. Claudia Rowan and Koop had a pair of service aces each.
DePauw improved to 5-2, while Rose-Hulman dropped to 4-4. The Fightin’ Engineers travel to the Wittenberg Invitational this weekend, open against the host Tigers on Friday at 8 pm.
RHIT Men’s Golf – Kadnar 69 Leads Engineers at Rhodes
TUNICA, MISS. — Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Matthew Kadnar recorded just the 10th round in the 60s in Fightin’ Engineer men’s golf history, completing Tuesday’s round with a 69 at the Rhodes College Invitational.
Kadnar relied on an eagle on the par-5 third hole to propel his -3 performance. The round included one eagle, two birdies and just one bogey.
With the performance, Kadnar came home 28th of 91 players in the 54-hole tournament. The competitive event featured nine teams ranked in the NCAA Division III top 43.
Kadnar compiled rounds of 80, 76 and 69 over the event at the Tunica National Golf Club. Luke Poole added scores of 84, 70 and 74 to place 36th overall.
Other Fightin’ Engineers competing included Jamison Boykins with scores of 78, 87 and 79; Zach Leedy with scores of 83, 86 and 84; and Gage Smith with scores of 83, 89 and 97.
Rose-Hulman returns to action at the Mount St. Joseph Stateline Shootout on Oct. 2-3.
WABASH MEN’S SOCCER: Wabash Cruises To 5-0 Win Over Anderson
Wabash jumped out to an early lead Tuesday night against Anderson University in a home soccer match at Fischer Field. The Little Giants scored four first-half goals on the way to a 5-0 victory over the visiting Ravens.
|Tampa Bay||90||55||.621||–||45 – 26||45 – 29||47 – 22||17 – 11||14 – 17||5 – 5||W 1|
|NY Yankees||81||64||.559||9||41 – 31||40 – 33||29 – 36||21 – 8||19 – 12||3 – 7||W 2|
|Toronto||81||64||.559||9||40 – 30||41 – 34||36 – 30||15 – 12||16 – 16||8 – 2||L 1|
|Boston||82||65||.558||9||44 – 29||38 – 36||37 – 30||20 – 13||14 – 18||4 – 6||W 1|
|Baltimore||46||98||.319||43.5||22 – 50||24 – 48||17 – 48||10 – 24||13 – 15||4 – 6||L 4|
|Chi White Sox||83||61||.576||–||49 – 25||34 – 36||19 – 14||38 – 27||14 – 14||5 – 5||W 2|
|Cleveland||70||73||.490||12.5||36 – 36||34 – 37||11 – 20||37 – 26||13 – 16||3 – 7||L 1|
|Detroit||69||76||.476||14.5||38 – 36||31 – 40||16 – 12||25 – 39||18 – 16||6 – 4||W 2|
|Kansas City||66||78||.458||17||35 – 35||31 – 43||12 – 21||29 – 34||13 – 15||6 – 4||W 2|
|Minnesota||64||82||.438||20||34 – 39||30 – 43||10 – 16||33 – 36||13 – 20||5 – 5||W 1|
|Houston||84||60||.583||–||45 – 27||39 – 33||16 – 12||19 – 16||42 – 22||5 – 5||L 1|
|Seattle||78||67||.538||6.5||42 – 32||36 – 35||19 – 14||13 – 16||37 – 26||5 – 5||L 1|
|Oakland||77||67||.535||7||40 – 34||37 – 33||15 – 18||21 – 10||30 – 30||3 – 7||L 3|
|LA Angels||70||74||.486||14||38 – 34||32 – 40||16 – 17||19 – 12||24 – 36||4 – 6||L 2|
|Texas||54||90||.375||30||32 – 38||22 – 52||12 – 15||9 – 17||26 – 45||7 – 3||W 1|
|Atlanta||76||67||.531||–||37 – 35||39 – 32||40 – 30||22 – 12||8 – 11||5 – 5||L 1|
|Philadelphia||72||72||.500||4.5||40 – 32||32 – 40||38 – 29||15 – 13||13 – 19||3 – 7||L 2|
|NY Mets||72||74||.493||5.5||43 – 30||29 – 44||34 – 32||13 – 16||16 – 17||4 – 6||L 2|
|Miami||61||84||.421||16||38 – 34||23 – 50||30 – 35||11 – 18||17 – 17||5 – 5||L 1|
|Washington||60||85||.414||17||34 – 40||26 – 45||28 – 44||13 – 15||9 – 19||4 – 6||W 1|
|Milwaukee||89||56||.614||–||40 – 31||49 – 25||14 – 14||44 – 22||23 – 9||7 – 3||L 1|
|St. Louis||75||69||.521||13.5||39 – 33||36 – 36||16 – 16||31 – 31||17 – 13||6 – 4||W 4|
|Cincinnati||75||70||.517||14||38 – 33||37 – 37||17 – 12||39 – 29||10 – 20||3 – 7||L 3|
|Chi Cubs||66||79||.455||23||39 – 36||27 – 43||13 – 19||30 – 33||17 – 15||6 – 4||W 1|
|Pittsburgh||53||91||.368||35.5||33 – 40||20 – 51||14 – 13||18 – 47||11 – 21||5 – 5||W 1|
|Y-San Francisco||95||50||.655||–||47 – 23||48 – 27||19 – 10||20 – 14||43 – 19||9 – 1||W 9|
|LA Dodgers||93||53||.637||2.5||51 – 23||42 – 30||24 – 9||15 – 12||42 – 24||7 – 3||W 5|
|San Diego||74||70||.514||20.5||44 – 31||30 – 39||14 – 15||16 – 14||30 – 35||3 – 7||L 5|
|Colorado||67||78||.462||28||45 – 27||22 – 51||14 – 11||14 – 19||29 – 38||5 – 5||W 2|
|Arizona||47||98||.324||48||28 – 43||19 – 55||12 – 18||13 – 19||19 – 47||2 – 8||L 2|
AL WILD CARD
|NY Yankees||81||64||.559||–||41-31||40-33||3-7||W 2|
NL WILD CARD
|LA Dodgers||93||53||.637||+17.0||51-23||42-30||7-3||W 5|
|St. Louis||75||69||.521||–||39-33||36-36||6-4||W 4|
|San Diego||74||70||.514||1.0||44-31||30-39||3-7||L 5|
|NY Mets||72||74||.493||4.0||43-30||29-44||4-6||L 2|
|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||23||10||5||8||41||27||14||8-2-2||2-3-6||35|
|Inter Miami CF||23||9||5||9||24||31||-7||5-2-5||4-3-4||32|
|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|
X – Clinched Playoff Spot, Y – Clinched Conference
|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||8||22||.267||16.0||4-11||4-11||6-8||2-8||1 W|
|Indiana Fever||6||24||.200||18.0||4-11||2-13||4-10||2-8||5 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|