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September 2, 2013

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS: Spriggs gets start at tackle for IU

GOSHEN — Indiana University sophomore Jason Spriggs (Concord) started at left tackle for the Hoosiers in a 73-35 win over the Indiana State Sycamores last Thursday in a game televised on the Big Ten Network.

The 6-7 (297) youngster started all 12 games last season, an IU true freshman record for an offensive lineman. He led the team with 80 knockdowns and he allowed just two sacks in 961 snaps.

The 73 points for the Hoosiers is the second most in school history behind a 76-0 win over Franklin in 1901.

The 632 total yards in the third most in school history and with 313 rushing and 319 passing yards it’s the first time both have been over 300 in a game.

Football

Senior punter Brandon Williams (NorthWood) averaged 42.2 yards on four punts for the Northwestern Wildcats in a 44-30 win at California.

Sophomore linebacker Coy Brown (NorthWood) notched a solo tackle for the Bowling Green Falcons in a 34-7 win over the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes.

Women’s Volleyball

Freshman setter Riley Troyer (Fairfield) had two kills and 15 assists in her first collegiate match for the Anderson Ravens in a 25-21, 25-17, 23-25, 25-21 win over North Central in the Kalamazoo Invitational. She had 11 assists and four digs in a 25-15, 13-25, 25-21, 25-14 loss to Kalamazoo and a kill, 14 assists and seven digs in a 25-22, 16-25, 25-21, 25-19 victory over North Park.

Freshman libero Raina Troyer (Fairfield) recorded an ace and 10 digs in her college debut a the Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats dropped a 25-21, 31-29, 31-29 decision to Midland (Nebraska) in the Grand View Tournament. She had three digs in a 25-18, 25-16, 25-13 win over Indiana Tech and five digs in a 25-18, 25-23, 25-14 win over Texas Wesleyan.

Troyer had an ace and five digs in a 24-26, 25-15, 25-19, 25-10 win over North Park and two aces and three digs in a 16-25, 25-19, 22-25, 27-25, 15-11 loss to Davenport.

Freshman outside hitter Hanna Stump (NorthWood) tallied seven kills and a blocking assist and senior libero Amanda Troyer (Elkhart Memorial) 29 digs and an ace for the Bethel Pilots in a 17-25, 25-15, 30-28, 25-21 victory over Aquinas College.

Sophomore libero Alena Yoder (Bethany Christian) recorded 22 digs for Eastern Mennonite in a 17-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-10 win over Salem in the EMU Invitational. Yoder chipped in with 21 digs and two aces in a 25-23, 25-20, 21-25, 25-17 loss to Waynesburg.

Sophomore outside hitter Annie Drews (Elkhart Central and Penn) recorded two kills, an ace and a dig for the No. 16-ranked Purdue Boilermakers in a 25-12, 25-19, 25-13 win over Alabama A & M. She had six kills, an ace and two digs in a 21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-16 loss to No. 4 USC.

Sophomore setter Mikayla Munn (Elkhart Central) totaled six kills and 34 setting assists and junior libero Morgan Yoder (Goshen) a kill, two aces and four digs for the Manchester Spartans in a 25-22, 22-25, 25-17, 25-23 loss to North Central.

Munn had two kills and 14 assists and Yoder five digs in a 25-14, 16-25, 25-20, 25-19 win over North Park.

Men’s Soccer

Manchester sophomore Drew Vergonet (Concord) netted a goal for the Spartans in a 3-1 victory over Concordia University of Illinois.

Women’s Soccer

Freshman midfielder Gaby Romo (Goshen) netted the only goal as the IPFW Mastodons edged the Ball State Cardinals. It was the second goal of the season for Romo.

Her first goal was in a 2-0 win over Northern Iowa.

Men’s Golf

Junior Brian Ulrich (Fairfield) fired a 74-71—145 total to lead the Bethel Pilots to a second-place finish in the Lou Collins Memorial Invitational at Battle Creek, Michigan. Bethel carded a 300-295—595.

Men’s Cross Country

Junior Tyler Wynn (Goshen) was the fifth overall finisher and the fourth Purdue runner in a time of 16:00.70 at the University of Michigan scrimmage.

Women’s Cross Country

The Eastern Mennonite Royals opened the season with a fourth-place finish in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference preview meet. EMU sophomore Juni Schirch (Goshen) finished 46th (27:18) for the 6,000 meters.

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