By GREG KEIM
THE GOSHEN NEWS
Freshman Femi Hollinger-Janzen scored a goal for the Indiana University men’s soccer team in a 4-1 win over Xavier to advance to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA national tournament.
The forward-midfielder (Bethany Christian) scored on a pass from sophomore forward Eriq Zavaleta (Westfield) at the 79:57 mark.
The Hoosiers (12-5-3) will meet the top-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish (17-3-1) Sunday at 3 p.m. at Notre Dame. The Irish advanced to the Sweet 16 by defeating Michigan State 3-0.
It will be the second time this season the two schools have played. Notre Dame was a 1-0 winner on Sept. 26 in Bloomington.
It will also be Indiana’s second trip to South Bend this season. The Hoosiers were 3-2 winners over Oregon State on Sept. 9 in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament.
Hollinger-Janzen has played in all 20 games this season (four starts). He has scored three goals and assisted on another and was named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team.
Campbellsville University freshman Haley Bechtel (Fairfield) had a team-high 12 digs as the Tigers defeated Union University 25-13, 25-23, 25-14 in the championship match of the Mid-East Regional in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The victory sends the Tigers (28-10) into the NCCAA national tournament in Kissimmee, Florida, from Nov. 29 through Dec. 1.
Goshen College sophomore Jamie Stack (Fairfield) was an honorable mention selection this season in the Crossroads League. Stack totaled 357 kills, ninth best in the league and 447 digs, eighth best. She had 10 or more kills in 19 matches (13 in the league) and 10 or more digs in 22 matches, including a streak of 14 in a row. She also had 34 aces and 21 blocks.
Six-four freshman outside hitter Annie Drews (Elkhart Central and Penn) recorded a career-high 18 kills for the No. 21 ranked Purdue Boilermakers in a 26-16, 22-25, 25-19, 25-21 loss to No. 1 Penn State. Drews also had two digs and three blocking assists.
Tiffany Fisher (Westview) is a student assistant coach for the Boilermakers this season.
Bethel College senior setter Lindsay Marks (Elkhart Memorial) has been named to the All-Crossroads League first team. Marks has a team-high 627 assists to go with 256 kills, 46 aces, 279 digs, five solo blocks and 30 assisted blocks. She was also the NCCAA Student-Athlete of the Week for the period of Oct. 8-13.
Junior middle blocker Brittany Anglemyer (Elkhart Memorial) had eight kills, three digs and seven blocking assists and senior libero Amy Oldenburg (Elkhart Memorial) 14 digs for the Indianapolis Greyhounds in a 25-19, 21-25, 25-14, 26-25 loss to Rockhurst in the championship match of the Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament.
Bethel College junior Taylor Kolbus (Goshen) had eight points, eight rebounds, an assist and a steal as the Pilots knocked off NAIA Division II No. 21 ranked Spring Arbor, 74-71, at the Wiekamp Center in Mishawaka.
Saint Francis senior Ethan Hussey (Goshen) totaled eight points, seven rebounds, seven assists and a steal for the Cougars in a 107-97 loss to Point Park University in West Miffin, Pennsylvania.
Graced College senior Elliot Smith (Northridge) totaled five points, three rebounds, three assists and four steals as the Lancers defeated Mount Vernon Nazarene 78-51. Smith tossed in 17 points in a 93-89 upset of No. 4 Robert Morris.
Senior forward David House (Concord) scored 11 points to go with three rebounds and two assists for the Manchester Spartans in a 59-54 win over Wabash. House was 5-of-7 shooting.
Junior Taylor Goshert (Wawasee) tallied seven points and a team-high nine rebounds and sophomore Emma Stahl (Jimtown) 11 points and three assists for the Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats in a 59-42 Crossroads League win over Marian.
Freshman Emily Peppers-VanNamee (Northridge) tossed in 21 points and senior Courtney Simpson (NorthWood) chipped in with 17 points and 16 rebounds for the IUSB Titans in a 94-90 loss to Olivet Nazarene. Peppers-VanNamee hit 7-of-12 field goals and 7-of-8 free throws. Also for the Titans, junior Lauren Adams (Northridge) had nine points and five rebounds, sophomore Kayley Baughman (Elkhart Christian) six and three and senior Leah Meyer (Northridge) two and one.
Senior Ashlee Ort (Wawasee) had six points, four rebounds and an assist for the Bethel Pilots in a 65-39 win over Berea College at Berea, Kentucky. Ort had six points, eight rebounds, three assists and a steal in an 85-75 loss to Robert Morris in the first round.
Men’s Cross Country
Goshen College sophomore Jordan Smeltzer (Fairfield) finished 229th (27.22) at the 47th annual NAIA National Cross Country Championships in Vancouver, Washington. Senior Billy Funk (Gallup, New Mexico) was 176th (26:51) for the Maple Leafs. It was Smeltzer’s second straight appearance in the national championship meet. It’s just the third time (second in a row) Goshen has had two runners at the meet.
Women’s Cross Country
Two local members of the Goshen College Maple Leafs — senior Karla Folker (Goshen) and classmate Alita Yoder (Bethany Christian) — have been honored as NAIA Scholar-Athletes. To receiver the honor, student-athletes must have at least a junior academic standing, been enrolled at the institution for at least one year and have a cumulative grade points average of at least 3.50.
Sophomore quarterback David Yoder (Concord) completed 3-of-7 passes for 66 yards and sophomore outside linebacker Micah Noble (Fairfield) assisted on two tackles as No. 11 Saint Francis trimmed Baker University 22-17 in an NAIA Football Championship Series contest in Fort Wayne. The Cougars (9-2) advance to a quarterfinal matchup Saturday at Marian University in Indianapolis.
Junior Emily Wisolek (Northridge) finished first in the 200-yard butterfly (2:10.83) and sophomore Kayla Hussey won the 500 freestyle (5:12.82) for the Ball State Cardinals in a 150-108 Mid-American Conference win over Eastern Illinois.
Sophomore Brenna Ghigliotto (Northwood) was on two recording-setting relays for the Franklin Grizzlies in a 131-69 win over Centre College. She teamed with freshmen Shelby Conrad, Cara Haynes and Hope Steel for a Franklin record time of 1:57.90 in the 200 medley relay and with the same group in the 200 freestyle relay in a time of 1:49.31. Ghigliotto also won the 100 breaststroke (1:11.51) and 200 freestyle (2:02.58).
Sophomore Sarah Griffin (Northridge) placed sixth in the 100 freestyle (1:59.78) and sophomore Greta Slabach (Northridge) 11th in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.54) as the Indianapolis Greyhounds finished second in the team standings at the Patrick Woehner Invitational.
Freshman Derreck Stahly (NorthWood) placed sixth in the 200 freestyle (2:04.99) as the Franklin Grizzlies dropped a 124-105 decision to Centre College.