By GREG KEIM firstname.lastname@example.org
---- — GOSHEN — One week after leading the University of Saint Francis football team to a win in a relief role, senior quarterback David Yoder guided the Cougars to a 37-28 victory over Saint Francis (Illinois) as a stater.
The Concord High School graduate completed 31-of-51 passes for 262 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
It was the fifth straight win for the Cougars. The offense rolled up 513 yards of total offense and ran 108 plays, just two shy of tying the NAIA record for plays in a game.
One week ago, Yoder came off the bench to replace starter Josh Miller. While playing just 20 minutes, Yoder threw two TDs and rushed for another in a 35-20 come-from-behind win of No. 10-ranked St. Xavier University. Yoder’s effort earned him a second consecutive Mid-States Football Association Mideast League Offensive Player of the Week honor.
Yoder is the first Saint Francis quarterback to win the award back-to-back since 2002. Yoder also won the award during the 2012 season.
In two games this season, Yoder was 38-of-56 passing (67.86 percent) for 361 yards. He has four TDs and no interceptions.
• Senior punter Brandon Williams (NorthWood) averaged 25.5 yards on six punts for the Northwestern Wildcats in a 20-17 Big Ten loss to Minnesota. He had a long punt of 45 yards and three of his boots were downed inside the 20-yard line.
• Eastern Michigan freshman tight end DuWhan Alford (Concord) had one pass reception for seven yards in a 56-28 Mid-American Conference loss to Ohio University. The Eagles are 1-6 overall, 0-3 in the MAC.
• Drury University sophomore Heather Gladfelter (Goshen) carded an 87-82-81—250 three day total to finish in a tie for 77th among the individuals in the Missouri State Payne Stewart Memorial at Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield, Missouri.
• Senior defensive specialist Bethany Brewer (NorthWood) had 16 digs for the IUSB Titans in a 25-15, 25-16, 21-25, 23-25, 15-9 loss to Davenport and 14 digs and a setting assist in a 25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 22-25, 15-13 win over Marygrove at Grand Rapids, Michigan. Junior outside hitter Krystle Troyer (Elkhart Memorial) had 11 kills and seven digs for the Titans in the Davenport match.
• The Goshen College Maple Leafs dropped a 25-22, 25-22, 25-21 Crossroads League decision to Taylor. Junior middle hitter Melanie Meyer (Concord) had 14 kills, an ace, four digs and a solo block; senior middle hitter Emily Waits (Fairfield) two kills and a solo block and freshman middle hitter Lexa Magnuson (Elkhart Memorial) six kills and two digs for the Maple Leafs.
• Sophomore outside hitter-defensive specialist Haley Bechtel (Fairfield) served back-to-back aces in a streak of seven consecutive points as Campbellsville rallied for a 24-26, 21-25, 25-15, 25-11, 15-4 win over Indiana University Southeast in New Albany. Bechtel had three aces in the match. It was the second time this season the Tigers (17-5) have come back from a 2-0 deficit to win.
• Freshman setter Riley Troyer (Fairfield) totaled 12 assists and five digs for the Anderson Ravens in a 27-25, 7-25, 25-23, 17-25, 15-13 victory over Bluffton and 12 assists and seven digs in a 25-22, 25-19, 21-25, 25-15 loss to Otterbein in Cincinnati, Ohio.
• Freshman defensive specialist Raina Troyer (Fairfield) notched a setting assist, an ace and 10 digs for the Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats in a 25-19, 27-29, 25-14, 25-13 Crossroads League win over Grace College.
• Junior libero Molly Studer (Wawasee) recorded 12 digs for Judson University in a 27-25, 25-15, 25-14 loss to Trinity International. It was Studer’s fifth straight match to record double figures in digs.
• The Bethel Pilots dropped a 25-23, 19-25, 25-15, 20-25, 15-12 Crossroad League to Saint Francis. Senior defensive specialist Amanda Troyer (Elkhart Memorial) had 25 digs, freshman outside hitter Hanna Stump (NorthWood) eight kills and freshman middle blocker Jana Yoder (NorthWood) a kill and a blocking assists for the Pilots.
• Indianapolis senior middle blocker Brittany Anglemyer (Elkhart Memorial) recorded nine kills and a hitting percentage of .300 for her 13 match this season with a hitting percentage of .300 or better. Anglemyer also had three digs and four blocking assists in a 25-20, 25-13, 25-19 win over Wisconsin-Parkside.
• Freshman forward Gaby Romo had two shots for the IPFW Mastodons in a 1-0 Summit League loss to Western Illinois.
• Goshen College freshman goalie Natalie Thorne (Bethany Christian) stopped all five shots by Marian in a 2-0 Crossroads league win for the Maple leafs. Senior midfielder Dana Christner (Northridge) had a shot on goal for Goshen.
• Sophomore forward-midfielder Femi Hollinger-Janzen’s fifth goal of the season gave Indiana a 3-1 halftime lead at Wisconsin, but the Badgers rallied for a 4-3 win over the Hoosiers in Big Ten action.
• Freshman midfielder Josh Stoltzfus (Bethany Christian) netted two goals and senior midfielder Jordan Berkey (Westview) assisted on one goal for Goshen College in a 3-3 Crossroads League tie with the Bethel Pilots.
• Junior forward Andy Morrison (Northridge) distributed three assists for DePauw in a 6-1 win over Wittenberg. The NCAA DIII Tigers are 12-1-1, 3-1-1 in the North Coast Athletic Conference.
• Eastern Michigan sophomore Audra Butch (Concord) finished the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:28.41 to place second against Northwestern and third against Illinois in a non-scored meet.