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On Saturday, the home opener was upon the Saints, both the fans and players couldn’t be more ecstatic. The crowd was almost sold out for the contest and boy did they have something to cheer about with a 40-0 win over Robert Morris. Defense and special showed out early with the first defensive drop ending with a muffed snap recovered in the end zone to put the first points on the board. Shortly after, Jeremiah Davis intercepts a pass and returns it for a 71 yard touchdown. In total, the Saints forced four turnovers in the contest.

It was also, another dominant rushing day with three rushing touchdowns from two different backs, Benson and Jordan, while Davis led the attack with 113 yards on only 17 carries. For some Saints it was their first time ever encountering a Saints home win and Shawn Olivier had a lot on his mind after seeing the victory. Olivier is a redshirt freshman and though he is not able to participate in the contest, did as much as possible preparing the preparation for the offense on scout defense. He felt the pace of the game from start to finish was “full speed” with no signs of the Saints giving in.

In preparation for the home opener during practice and in the locker room, Olivier also said that “it was very exciting and everyone was locked in for the week.” His goal to prepare them for the rest of the season is, “Give the starting offense a good look while playing on the scout team and using his efforts to make the team better.”

The Saints will travel to St. Francis in hopes of keeping the undefeated streak going.

Baseball

The JV baseball team has been off and rolling this fall showing bright spots in both the freshman recruiting class and the veterans alike posting an overall record of 4-0-1. The Saints traveled to Indiana Tech on Saturday winning the first contest in an offensive battle 12-9 and ending the trip with a tie at 2-2. The next day the Saints returned home and defeated the Ontario Royals 7-1 and 8-6 in the doubleheader contest. To cap off the busy week the Saints played a single game against Lourdes in which offense and defense were both strengths in this game with a 5-0 win at home.

With this being most Saints either first hit or strikeout in these contests, the Saints will continue to grow and develop as a unit in hopes of winning the WHAC in the spring. The JV team will play a doubleheader at home against Concordia and then a single game at Concordia.

(Information comes from shusaints.com web site for information below and stats in football game.)

Golf: Men’s

WHAC Jamboree #1 was held on Sept. 17-18 at Fieldstone Golf Club in Auburn Hills. The Saints finished seventh with a combined score of 654 strokes over the two days. Drew Whelan led the saints with a score of 159, which tied for 22nd among all the golfers. The Saints are hoping to fair better with a home field advantage for the WHAC Jamboree #2 Sept. 21-22.

Golf: Women’s

On Sept. 15 the Saints traveled to Alma for the Scotland USA Invitational and finished third with a combined score of 346. Madisyn Reed tied for first place with an outstanding score of 81 for the first top finish this season. Amy Nordstrom and Allie Barron finished in the top 12. The Saints finished four strokes above second place Aquinas and five away from first place to Alma. The Saints will compete at the Lourdes Fall Invitational Sept. 20.

Volleyball

The Saints made quick work of Rochester and Indiana Tech last week, sweeping both teams 3-0. At Rochester, Ashleigh Shay led the team with five blocks and tied for a match high of eight kills. The saints finished with seven blocks and nine aces. The next contest was at home against Indiana Tech, with Shay having another dominant performance with 10 kills. The Saints rallied back in the first set to win 26-24 and from there they continued to win their sets. Christine Tylutki led the Saints with 12 digs and Carrigan Gray had 23 assists. The Saints are 3-1 in the WHAC and will continue conference play at Lourdes Sept. 21.

Men’s Soccer

The Saints came up short in a tough battle in overtime to Saint Francis 3-2 for their home opener. Elmedin Celovic and Matt Lentine both scored a goal. Both sides got in trouble, drawing yellow cards and fouls, but in OT, it was short-lived as Julian Colantonio scored off a penalty kick. The Saints are looking to bounce back to .500 as they play another home contest against Cleary University.

Women’s Soccer

The Saints kept the streak alive, advancing to 7-0 as they defeat Saint Francis at their place 3-1. Paige Rachut scored within the first minute of the game for the Saints. In the second half, Kelsey Cheaney scored her first goal of her senior campaign followed by Ashley Strong. Kara Bishop was in goal and made all three saves Saint Francis shot on goal. The Saints have a conference game against Cleary at home Sept. 22.

 

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