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Local briefs: USF women win, IPFW women lose

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Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:01 am
Wright State defeated IPFW's women's soccer team in two overtimes in soccer Friday night 2-1.IPFW scored first in the first half when Hailey Mariotti netted a goal assisted by Delia Soucie.

Wright State tied it in the second half on a goal by Emilie Fillion, and both teams were scoreless in the first overtime with only one Wright State shot.

Kalee Thompson ended the match at the 107:14 mark with her breakaway goal assisted by Fillion and Brooke McCurdy.

Sam Pavlika was tough in goal for IPFW, making seven saves in the first two periods.

This was the first action for both teams.Saint Francis women's soccer team clobbered Purdue-Calmet 9-1 at Saint Francis on Friday in the season opener for both teams.

Heather Jones and Summer Holtkamp scored two goals each for the winners, while Kaleigh West, Holly Durkee, Katelyn Strout, Mackenzie Starcevich and Andrea Fruchte scored single goals.

In goal for Saint Francis, Rachel Kostaneski played shutout goal for 31.33, and Sammy Scaringelli did the same for 25.27. Ashley Reed allowed just one score in her 33 minutes in goal.

Saint Francis led 4-0 after the first period.The Indiana Tech volleyball team faced some tough competition Friday at the St. Thomas Invitational in Miami, Fla., and took both matches to five sets, but couldn't pull out the wins and fell to 1-2 on the season.

In the first match, the Warriors fell behind early to the 19th-ranked Blue Raiders of Lindsey Wilson, dropping set one 25-18 and set two 25-16 but the resilient Orange and Black fought back to take sets three and four 25-18 and 25-17, respectively. They couldn't keep the momentum though, dropping the final set 15-10.

Junior Christine Foest once again led Tech in kills with 11 and added 12 digs while senior Suzanne Taylor tallied 10 kills as well. Freshman Alexandra Roberts led the team with 18 assists and senior Kelsey Fitzpatrick added 13 for the Warriors.

Freshmen Cassandra Sarabia (Rossford, Ohio) and Taylor Kelso had 14 and 10 digs respectively, while junior Stacy Nagy tallied a team high five blocks while Sarabia, Taylor and junior Shanice Richards each had two.

In match two, it was a much different start, but the outcome stayed the same as the Warriors lost in five sets (15-25, 22-25, 25-12, 25-23, 10-15) after taking a 2-0 lead.

Taylor led the team with 13 kills while Foest tallied 12 and Nagy added 10. Roberts once again led the team in assists with 26 and Fitzpatrick tallied 17.

Kelso made 20 digs in the five sets while Foest added 10 for the Warriors. But Tech tallied just six blocks with Richards and Taylor recording two each.

“Today we suffered a couple tough losses, but it was a great challenge,” said head coach Kourtney Volkmer. “It was great to see some of our athletes step up, we have a lot of potential. It's a long road to conference, that's why we play these tough games early in the season. In the long run, it will make us a stronger team.”

The Warriors conclude play at the St. Thomas Invitational at 10 a.m. Saturday with a match against Missouri Baptist.In Friday men's soccer action, it was the University of Northwestern Ohio 3, Saint Francis 0 in Fort Wayne.

Saint Francis is now 0-1, and NW Ohio 1-0.At Cherry Hill on Friday

1st place

Connie Andrews 159

Darla Davis

Donna Shrider

Bonny Spice

2nd place

Shirley Vorndran 158

Pat Erdly

Stacey Johnson

Tami Hoffman

3rd place

Judy Carpenter 153

Ann Eckart

Pat Ledyard

Mary Straley

Low gross scores

Donna Funk 85

Jody Ault 85

Donna Shook 87

Tami Hoffman 89In volleyball action Friday at the UM-Dearborn Earlybird Tournament, Madonna defeated Saint Francis 3-0.


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