Center Grove grad helps Redbirds shine in Arizona

For the Daily Journal

The Illinois State volleyball team (7-6) recently traveled to Tucson, Arizona, to compete in the Wildcat Classic and came away with three 3-0 wins. The Redbirds defeated William and Mary, New Mexico State and Arizona.
Center Grove graduate Ali Line, a junior in her third year as a starter, played a major role in the victories, succeeding on 18 kills in 39 attempts, and contributing six digs, six blocks and two assists in the three matches.
The nursing major, in addition to her athletic success, has earned the Missouri Valley Conference Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award as a freshman and sophomore.
The Ohio State volleyball team (7-4) defeated Northern Illinois 3-1 and Dayton 3-0, and lost 3-0 to Western Kentucky. Madison Smeathers had 29 kills in 49 attempts, seven digs, two service aces and two blocks in the three matches.
The Middle Tennessee volleyball team (4-10) defeated Robert Morris 3-2 and lost 3-1 to Rutgers and 3-0 to Pennsylvania. Taylor Hammill had six kills in 18 tries, six service aces, 18 digs and five blocks in the three matches.
The Denver volleyball team (9-3) won 3-0 against Gonzaga and UC-Riverside, and lost 3-1 to San Diego State. Macy Carrabine played in five of the 10 sets and had five assists and 11 digs.
Starting linebacker Alex Aukerman had four solo tackles and assisted on one for Army’s football team (2-1) in a 38-7 loss to Ohio State.
Wide receiver Joey Siderewicz caught two passes for 15 yards for the Franklin College football team (1-2) in a conference-opening 42-12 win against Defiance. Teammate Samm Hayes again started on the offensive line at right tackle.
Titus McCoy saw action for the Indiana State football team (0-3) in a 42-41 loss to Liberty.
Starting defensive end Dillon Dallas had four solo tackles, including a sack, broke up a pass and had three quarterback hurries for the University of Indianapolis football team (3-0) in a 45-17 defeat of Southwest Baptist. Teammates Jordan Bedan (RG) and Clay Hadley (RT) continued to start on the Greyhounds’ offensive line.
Starting tight end Nate Wozniak caught two passes for 52 yards, including a 50-yard reception, for Minnesota’s football team (3-0) in a 34-3 win against Middle Tennessee.
Left tackle Alex Woods and right guard Austin Smogors continued to start on the offensive line for the St. Francis football team (3-0), which defeated St. Ambrose (Iowa) 49-21.
Jovan Swann played for Stanford (1-2) in a 20-17 football loss to San Diego State.
Seth Ferrando played for Taylor (1-1) in a 27-21 football loss to Butler.
Cameron Tidd played for Vanderbilt (3-0) in a 14-7 football win against Kansas State.
Russ Yeast played for Louisville’s football team (2-1) in a 47-21 loss to Clemson.
Kelli Hippenmeyer started for the St. Leo women’s soccer team (1-2) and took two shots in a 3-0 loss to Embry-Riddle.
Nicole Jansen started for the Marian women’s soccer team (5-3) in a 2-1 win against Siena Heights, a 1-0 defeat of Eastern Illinois and a 2-1 loss to IUPUI. She assisted on the first goal against Siena Heights.
The Lee women’s soccer team (4-2) defeated Delta State 6-1 and Mississippi College 1-0. Sarah Standley played against Delta State and took one shot.
Jess Humphrey was in the goal for 45 minutes and had no save opportunities in 6-0 Indiana Wesleyan’s 8-0 women’s soccer win against Michigan–Dearborn.
Amber Perry started for the UIndy women’s soccer team (4-2) in a 1-0 win against Missouri-St. Louis and a 3-0 loss to McKendree.
Keaton Radecki had a goal and an assist for the 2-0 Cincinnati Christian men’s soccer team in a 9-0 defeat of Lincoln Christian.
Gabe Edel started and had one shot on goal for the Drake men’s soccer team (1-6) in a 1-0 defeat of Green Bay and had two shots on goal as a starter in a 3-2 loss to Valparaiso.
Connor Campbell started as a defender for the Indianapolis men’s soccer team (4-2) in a 3-2 defeat of Missouri-St. Louis and a 3-0 win against McKendree.
The Marian women’s cross country team was second of eight teams at the 5K Marian Invitational. Rachel Dever was third for the Knights and 11th of 91 runners in 20:13.17.
The Ball State women’s cross country team finished fourth of four Division I teams in the 5K Indiana Women’s Collegiate Championships at Purdue. Jordan Timmons finished first for the Cardinals and placed 24th of 138 runners from all three divisions with a time of 24:50.8. In the men’s 8K race, Indianapolis placed second among 14 D-II and D-III teams. Adam Russell was second for the Greyhounds and 31st of 153 runners, including D-I competitors, in 27:54.3. Teammate Casey Wendorff was sixth for UIndy and 54th overall in 28:48.5.
The Bellarmine women’s cross country team was sixth of 15 teams at the 5K Stagemoller Classic in Evansville. Shelbi Dishman was sixth for the Knights and 67th of 146 overall in 19:49.8.
Playing for Ball State in the Flight C singles at the Purdue Tennis Invitational, Conner Andersen defeated a Bucknell player 6-4, 6-3 in round one before being eliminated 6-3, 6-3 in round two by a Butler player. He and his partner lost 7-6 to Green Bay and 6-4 to Cleveland State in Flight A doubles play.
Playing at the ITA Tennis Regionals at Indiana Wesleyan, Taylor’s Kateyn Gray won her first match 6-1, 6-0 against an Indiana Wesleyan player and lost in round two 6-0, 6-3 to the third seed from IWU. In doubles play, she won 8-0 against Indiana Tech before losing 8-3 to Northwestern Ohio.
The Grace women golfers placed second of 14 teams at the Heidelberg Invitational. Sydney Abbott was third for Grace and ninth of 78 overall with scores of 91-80-171.
Playing for the second-place Taylor women’s golf team at the 14-team Battle of Blackthorn in South Bend, Raquel Helton was fourth for the Trojans and 32nd of 70 overall with scores of 85-87-172. In the eight-team men’s event, Cameron Millhoff was third for IU-South Bend and 38th of 63 overall with scores of 76-84-160.
The Indiana men placed 14th of 15 teams at the Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Golf Invitational. Ethan Shepherd was fourth for the Hoosiers and 67th of 78 overall with scores of 79-75-154.
James Starks saw action for the Trine football team (3-0) in a 55-7 win against Wisconsin Lutheran.
The Anderson volleyball team (4-9) lost 3-1 to Kalamazoo, IU-East, and Albion and 3-0 to Hiram. Lucy Kieweg played in each of the 15 sets and had 87 digs, five service aces and two assists.
Dakota Sneed started at center for the Butler football team (2-1) in a 28-21 win against Taylor.
The Malone women’s cross country team placed second of 18 teams at the 6K Division II and III Challenge at Kuztown University (PA). Allie Dalton was seventh for Malone and 40th of 195 overall in 24:54.2.
The Indiana Wesleyan cross country team placed second of eight teams at the 8K Marian Knights Invitational. Jared Williams was second for IWU and sixth of 87 overall in 27:40.68. Taylor won the event, and Landry Long was 10th for the Trojans and 50th overall in 30:14.82.
There were two cross country events for women at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships at Purdue. The major race was the championship event, and the second race was the Open. Indiana State’s Danielle Muse ran in the 6K Open and placed ninth of 45 runners, second for ISU. Her time was the eighth-best of the 14 Sycamore runners who competed in the two races.
Three former Warriors helped Franklin College (1-2) defeat Defiance 42-12 for its first football win of the season. Nick Ratti had one solo tackle, Garrett Crowthers assisted on a tackle and Logan Mullinix had a quarterback hurry.
Dalton Lowry started at tight end for the Taylor football team (1-1) in a 27-21 loss to Butler.
Conner Swatts scored Thiel’s second goal on a penalty kick and took two shots on goal in a 4-0 men’s soccer win against Hilbert. The 3-3 Tomcats lost 3-1 to Mount Aloysius, and the sophomore took two shots, one on goal.
Taylor tennis player Jacob Scott lost 6-0, 6-2 to the 10th seed in the first round of the ITA Regionals and fell 8-1 to Indiana Wesleyan in round one of the doubles.
IU-Southeast’s Sam Venter lost his first match 6-2, 6-2 in Flight 5 of the River States Conference tournament, but then won three matches to win the consolation bracket and finish in fifth place. He and his partner won their first two doubles matches and then lost in the final to finish second.
Competing at the ITA Regional tennis tournament, Marian’s Noah Roberts lost his first-round match 4-6, 6-1, 14-12 and then won three matches in the consolation round before losing again. The freshman lost his first-round doubles match and then won four matches to win the consolation bracket and finish fifth.
The Franklin College men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships. In the women’s 6K race, Casey Tranter was fifth for the Grizzlies and 101st of 138 runners in 30:51.7. J.T. Sargent was fifth for Franklin and 104th of 153 overall in the 8K men’s race with a time of 31:56.1.
The Huntington women’s cross country team placed eighth of eight teams at the 5K Marian Invitational. Bianca Tisdale was fourth for the Foresters and 75th of 93 overall in 24:04.81.
Delanie Hill saw action for the Marian women’s soccer team (5-2) in a 1-0 win against Eastern Illinois.
The Evansville volleyball team (6-6) lost 3-0 to Ball State and Butler and 3-2 to Duquesne. The Aces’ Addie Payne had 29 kills in 97 attempts along with eight digs an assist and four blocks.
The Georgia State volleyball team (6-7) defeated South Carolina State 3-0 and Davidson 3-1, and lost 3-0 to Wofford. Morgan Hash played in eight of the 10 sets and had 18 kills in 52 attempts, 12 digs, an assist, a service ace and three blocks.
The Franklin College volleyball team (8-4) defeated Lincoln Christian 3-1, and Robert Morris-Michigan and Illinois College by 3-0 scores, and lost 3-0 to St. Mary’s (Indiana). Abigail Sewell had 22 kills in 63 attempts, nine digs, four service aces and nine blocks in the four matches.
Competing for Dayton’s women’s tennis team in the Western and Southern Invitational, Jade Kawamoto won her first singles match 6-1, 6-4 and then lost 7-5, 6-2 in round two. The senior lost 6-3 in the first round of the doubles tournament. Her teammate and sister, Jackie Kawamoto, is not playing this fall due to an injury.
Indiana Wesleyan women’s tennis player Makenzie Estrem lost 6-1, 6-4 to Spring Arbor in round one of the ITA Regional. She won 8-2 against IU-Kokomo in round one of the doubles before being eliminated 8-1 by an IWU teammate.
Kole Stogner carried the ball three times for 32 yards and caught two passes for 53 yards for the Franklin College football team (1-2) in a 42-12 defeat of Defiance.
Tanner Skeel played for Wabash (2-0) in a 62-7 football defeat of Kenyon.
Starting wide receiver Jackson Daugherty caught nine passes for 119 yards for the Hanover football team (0-3) in a 38-28 conference loss to Rose-Hulman.
The Taylor men’s cross country team won the eight-team 8K Marian Cross Country Open. Hunter Smith was fourth for Taylor and eighth of 87 runners with a time of 27:45.83.
Malone cross country runner Zeke Neihart placed 127th of 200 and 15th for the Pioneers in 30:55 at the 8K D-II/DIII Invitational at Kuztown (Pennsylvania) University. Malone was third of 19 teams.
The Lewis women’s golf team finished third of four teams at the Warrior Invitational in Winona, Minnesota. Lewis’ Hannah Gross played as an individual and placed ninth of 21 with scores of 89-77-166.
The Point Park (Pennsylvania) volleyball team (9-8) defeated Washington and Jefferson 3-1 and lost 3-1 to IU-East and 3-0 to IU-Kokomo. Morgan Dangelo played in all 11 sets and had 57 digs, nine assists and a service ace. Teammate Camryn LaMonaca had two kills in six attempts and added a dig in one set.