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September 30, 2013

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS: Ex-Raider excels for GC Leafs

GOSHEN — Goshen College senior defender Alisha Christner (Northridge) earned Defensive Player of the Week honors in Crossroads League women’s soccer.

Christner and the Goshen defense allowed one goal in nearly 280 minutes of play as the Maple Leafs posted a 3-0 record during the stretch. The Maple Leafs had consecutive shutouts in the period of time and it was the second time in two years they had posted back-to-back shutouts.

Christner had started nine of 10 games this season and has been credited with an assist.

A number of local players are contributing for the Maple Leafs. Senior midfielder Dana Christner (Northridge) has a  goal, sophomore forward Gina Gautsche (Bethany Christian) had a goal and an assist, freshman forward-midfielder Madeline Birky (Goshen) a goal and two assists, freshman defender Janeth Vela (Goshen) had a goal and an assist, senior midfielder Marissa Weldy (Bethany Christian) has played in eight games, senior midfielder Jessica Schirch (Goshen) has played in seven games, sophomore defender Maliana Weldy (Bethany Christian) has started 10 games and freshman goalie Natalie Thorne (Bethany Christian) has started 10 games.

Men’s Soccer

Senior midfielder Jordan Berkey (Westview) has netted a pair of goals for the Goshen College Maple Leafs. Freshman midfielder Jadon Chupp (Bethany Christian) and freshman midfielder Josh Stoltzfus (Bethany Christian) have both scored a goal. Senior midfielder Caleb Frey (Westview) has started 11 games, freshman defender Andrew Snyder (Bethany Christian) has played in eight games, junior midfielder Joel Yoder (Bethany Christian) eight games, sophomore defender Jared Berkey (Westview) four games, senior defender Aaron Stiffney (Bethany Christian) three games (two starts) and  junior defender Jake Driver (Goshen) three games (one start).

Junior Luke Davis (Northridge) was credited with an assist on freshman Josh Aaron’s goal for the Bethel Pilots in a 3-2 Crossroads League win over Taylor.

Sophomore midfielder Nick Wysong (Concord) has an assist so far this season for the Pittsburgh Panthers (0-4-2).

Women’s Volleyball

Sophomore libero Alena Yoder (Bethany Christian) recorded an ace and eight digs for Eastern Mennonite in a 25-19, 25-12, 25-18 win over Lancaster Bible. The Royals are 8-9. Yoder has a total of two kills, nine setting assists, 15 aces and 190 digs on the season.

Anderson freshman Riley Troyer (Fairfield) returned to Goshen as the Ravens dropped a 25-12, 25-23, 25-17 decision at Goshen College. She two kills, 11 setting assists and two digs. In 17 matches, Troyer has totals of 24 kills, 258 assists, 19 aces and 99 digs. She had been in double figures in 15 of her 17 matches with a career-high of 24 in a loss to IU-East.

Indiana Wesleyan freshman defensive specialist Raina Troyer (Fairfield) tallied an ace, eights digs, a block and two assisted blocks in a 25-20, 25-20, 25-20 loss to Trinity Christian. She also had three aces and six digs in a 25-27. 25-10, 25-17, 25-19 win over Robert Morris (Illinois).

Junior middle hitter Melanie Meyer (Concord) recorded 11 kills, two aces, eight digs, a solo block and an assisted block and senior middle hitter Emily Waits (Fairfield) five kills, a dig and two blocking assists for Goshen.

Sophomore outside hitter-defensive specialist Haley Bechtel (Fairfield) had a kill, an ace and three digs as Campbellsville defeated Pikesville 32-30, 25-19, 25-7. The Tigers are 12-2, 6-1 in he Mid-South Conference.

The Bethel Pilots were 23-25, 25-23, 22-25, 28-26, 18-16 Crossroads League winners at Huntington. Senior defensive specialist Amanda Troyer (Elkhart Memorial) recorded 20 figs, an ace and an assist and freshman outside hitter Hanna Stump (NorthWood) four kills, two digs, a solo block and three assisted blocks.

Senior middle blocker Brittany Anglemyer (Elkhart Memorial) notched 13 kills, an ace, nine digs and a solo block for the Indianapolis Greyhounds in a 25-22, 25-21, 22-25, 20-25, 15-10 win over Rockhurst. The Greyhounds are 5-5 on the season. Anglemyer has 78 kills, two setting assists, five aces, 29 digs, 24 solo blocks and 15 assisted blocks.

Football

Trine senior Tyler Keck (Elkhart Memorial) kicked a PAT and field goals of 25 and 24 yards as the Thunder dropped a 24-21 decision to Stain Joseph. Senior linebacker Tony Miranda (NorthWood) had seven tackles, two assists and 4 1/2 tackles for loss and junior defensive back Anthony Yoder (Concord) an assist for the Trine defense.

Keck is the team’s leading scorer with 39 points on 10-of-13 field goals and 9-of-9 PATs. Miranda is the third leading tackler with 13 solos, seven assists, 5 tackles for loss and 2 1/2 sacks. He also has two interceptions.

Senior defensive back Herman Pollard (Jimtown) was credited with two tackles for the Anderson Ravens in a 58-7 loss to Taylor.

Women’s Cross Country

Anderson sophomore Janell Bender (Westview) was the fourth overall finisher (16:28) in the Anderson Innovational.

Women’s Tennis

The Bethel Pilots topped the Goshen College Maple Leafs 7-2 in a Crossroads League match. Senior Melissa Ramer (NorthWood) was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 4 singles and junior Taryn Johnson (NorthWood) a 6-2, 6-4 winner at No. 6 singles. Ramer teamed with junior Stephanie Sterrett for an 8-7 victory at No. 2 doubles and Johnson with junior Kelsey Strichter for an 8-5 win at No. 3 doubles.

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