By GREG KEIM
THE GOSHEN NEWS
Indiana University freshman Femi Hollinger-Janzen (Bethany Christian) has an opportunity to add an NCAA Division One National Championship to what has been a dream season as the Hoosiers advanced to the College Cup for men’s soccer.
The Hoosiers moved on with a 1-0 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, NC, to make the 18th appearance in the College Cup in school history
Sophomore Eriq Zavaleta (Westfield) scored the lone goal in the 60th minute for the Hoosiers. It was his 18th of the season.
The Hoosiers (14-5-3) square off with Creighton (17-3-3) Friday in Hoover, Alabama.
The Creighton Bluejays advanced to the College Cup with a 1-0 win at the University of Connecticut.
Indiana’s win at North Carolina snapped a 40-game winning streak at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill. Entering the contest the Tar Heels has allowed only six goals all season and just one at home.
Freshman Nick Wysong (Concord) was the leading scorer with 13 points (five goals and three assists) for the Pittsburgh Panthers that posted a 6-9-2 overall, 0-8 in the Big East record this season.
Senior Ethan Hussey (Goshen) totaled 13 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal for the Saint Francis Cougars in a 68-66 win over the Huntington Foresters in Crossroads League action. Hussey was 6-of-8 shooting, including 1-of-1 from 3-point range.
Senior Ashlee Ort (Wawasee) netted 16 points for the NAIA Division II No. 15-ranked Bethel Pilots in an 84-76 Crossroads League loss at No. 13 Taylor.
Junior guard Taylor Goshert (Wawasee) and sophomore guard Emma Stahl (Jimtown) sparked an 11-2 run the gave the Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats a 34-35 lead on the way to a 57-50 Crossroads League victory at Mount Vernon Nazarene in Mount Nazarene, Ohio. Goshert netted seven points during the stretch and just missed out on a double-double, finishing with nine points and 10 rebounds.
Indiana Wesleyan improved to 9-0 (3-0 in the Crossroads).
Junior Sarah DeShone (Jimtown) tossed in a team-high 20 points for the Ferris State Bulldogs in a 72-62 loss to NCAA Division II No. 1-ranked Ashland in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game at home in big Rapids, Michigan. DeShone also had eight rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Indiana Wesleyan freshman Lauren Stutzman (Goshen) placed first in long jump (17-9 3/4) in an Early Bird Tune-Up Invitational at IWU in Marion. She also competed in the 800 meters, placing eighth (3:04.88).
Eastern Mennonite freshman Juni Schirch (Goshen) placed 10th (5:42.51) in the one-mile run at the Liberty Kickoff. Schirch also teamed with senior Sophia Holmes, freshmen Chafin Brumfield and Hannah Chappell-Dick for a clocking of 4:22.78 in the 4 x 400-meter relay for the eighth best time in school history.
Indiana Wesleyan senior Andrew Albert (Northridge) won the 3,000 meters (9:22.81) in an Early Bird Tune-Up Invitational at IWU in Marion.
Junior Emily Wisolek (Northridge) won the 200 freestyle (1:54.50) and sophomore Kayla Hussey (Goshen) the 1,650 free (17:45.33) as the Ball State Cardinals amassed 867 points to win a third consecutive team title in the Doug Coers Invitational at Muncie. Hussey was also second in the 500 free (4:47.14) and sophomore Jamie Denlinger (Northridge) third in one-meter diving (236.30 points).
Sophomore Sarah Griffin (Northridge) swam on a third-place 800 freestyle relay (7:43.28) as the Indianapolis Greyhounds finished third out of 12 teams in the Calvin Winter Invitational in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Freshman Hannah Deak (Northridge) placed fifth in the 100 butterfly (59.14) for the Grand Valley State Lakers, also at the Calvin Winter Invitational. The Lakers claimed the team title with 824 points.
Freshman Audra Burtch (Concord) finished fourth in the 500 freestyle (4:59.69) and sixth in the 400 individual medley (4:30.70) as the Eastern Michigan Eagles won the EMU Invitational with 1.165 points. The Eagles took control of the top spot by scoring 700 on Day Two of the Three Day event.
Grand Valley State sophomore Nathaniel Stoller (Northridge) was on the winning 200 medley relay (1:31.21) as the Lakers finished first in the team standings at the Calvin Winter Invitational in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Louisville senior Alex Burtch was on the winning 400 freestyle relay (2:53.05) in the Purdue Invitational. His time for the 100 was 43.91. Burtch placed eighth in the individual 100 (45.63).
Senior goalie Cody Troyer (Northridge) made a save in 45:28 of playing time for the Bethel Pilots in a 3-1 win over the Grace Lancers at Southern Nazarene in Kissimmee, Florida. With the win, the Pilots placed seventh in the NCCAA national tournament.
The Bethel Pilots defeated Trinity Christian 25-18, 25-11, 22-25, 12-25 15-12 and lost to Shorter University 25-22, 22-25, 25-15, 25-15 in the NCCAA national tournament in Kissimmee, Florida. Junior Amanda Troyer (Elkhart Memorial) had 21 digs, senior Lindsay Marks (Elkhart Memorial) 24 setting assists, 12 kills and 13 digs and senior Callie (Hartman) Patrick (Concord) six kills for the Pilots in the match with Trinity Christian. Troyer totaled 29 digs, Marks 17 assists and Patrick six kills in the match with Shorter.
The Indianapolis Greyhounds defeated Hillsdale 25-18, 25-15, 25-23 to win the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Championship at the Ruth Lilly Center in Indianapolis. Junior middle blocker Brittany Anglemyer (Elkhart Memorial) had nine kills and five digs and senior libero Amy Oldenburg (Memorial) 18 digs and a kill for the winners.
Anglemyer was named to the all-tournament team.
Indianapolis (30-7) advances to the Elite Eight for the second time in school history.
Junior defensive tackle Matt Carden (NorthWood) was one of four University of Saint Francis players named to the Capital One Academic All-American District 3 Team. He is a math-secondary education major with a 3.97 GPA and is now eligible for consideration for the 2012 national Capital One Academic All-American Team.
Carden played in 11 games for the Cougars (9-3) recording five tackles, 16 assists, three tackles for losses and one-and-a-half sacks.