Saints Sports Roundup: Homecoming Success

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Tailgating, cheering and having a good time was the goal of alumni, staff and students alike as the Saints rolled over Taylor and won 40-13.

The game lasted about six-and-a-half hours due to a three-hour weather delay heading into halftime. Nick Stalworth led the Saints defensive attack with 10 tackles and a pick six interception. The objective of the game with the offense appeared t

o win with a balanced attack as Tyler Knecht threw for 167 yards and a touchdown. They also rushed for 180 yards with D’aries Davis contributing with 117 yard and Jared Jordan scoring two red zone touchdowns. The Saints defense appeared to overwhelm this high scoring offense. The Saints are now 5-0 and are looking to keep that alive as they are on the road against the 5th ranked team, St Francis of Indiana.


The Saints go two-for-two this week to add to their fabulous season. The Saints now stand at a 12-1 record as they defeated Indiana Tech 3-0 and edge out Cornerstone in double overtime 2-1. Against Indiana Tech, Sophia Lentz was in goal and held the opponents to a shutout with six saves. Scoring for the Saints was Taylor Mulder followed by Paige Ruchet scoring the last two. In the game against Cornerstone, Danielle Eastman was able to score early, but Cornerstone tied it up shortly after. In overtime with 101:25 recorded on the clock, Danielle Eastman comes and scores the game winner. Sophia Lentz also had the start in goal again. The next game will be on Oct. 13 as they take on the University of Northwestern Ohio.


The Saints suffered two tough losses to both Indiana Tech and Cornerstone. In the home contest against Indiana Tech, the Saints fell 4-1, but Justin Gray did score his fourth goal of the season. It was a very tough loss against Cornerstone as the Saints fell 1-0. The Saints outshot the Eagles 6-5 in the game, with four coming in the second half. The Saints will travel to The University of Northwestern Ohio to take on the Racers.


The Saints won their Homecoming match to Rochester with a 3-0 sweep, but unfortunately fell to Madonna in four sets. The Saints only allowed Rochester to score 12 as they set high and won with pure dominance. Christine Tylutki recorded her sixth double double on her season with 10 kills and 14 digs. Janel Ruhlman had 10 kills three blocks and a dig. Carrigan Gray had 35 assist in the contest, four kills, two aces and five digs. In the game against Madonna, Tylutki had back to back double doubles with 10 kills and 12 digs. The Saints won in the second set but fell in a tightly contested fourth. Gray had 35 assist once again and Bianca Negrom had a match high 21 digs in the losing effort.


In the WHAC Jamboree #1 the Saints finished seventh of 12. The leading Saint was KaCee Costello finishing 5th in total pins with 783 on the day followed by Tanishia Townsend with a pin count of 704 finishing 22nd. In the tournament, the men finished 5th of 13. Travis Marcus led the Saints placing 32nd with a pin count of 722 followed by Keith Reid in 34th with a 710 pin count. Both teams don’t have a match coming up until Nov. 3, when they compete in the Adrian College Open.

Cross Country-Men

The Saints fared well in the 8k finishing third of 19 competing teams in the Lansing Invitational with a total time of 2:14:32 which was two minutes away from first. The total score for the Saints was 117 with the best performing Saint finishing in 11th and the worst finishing 38th of the seven competing Saints.


The Saints also fared well in the Lansing Invitational finishing fourth of 21 teams in the 5k race, finishing with a total time of 1:40:53 with a score of 129. Andrea Crowe lead the Saints with an average mile of 6:09.2 rewarding her 6th overall. The Saints will also compete in the Jayhawk Invitational expecting similar, if not better, results.


The WHAC Jamboree #1 was in Grand Rapids on the Oct. 5, and the Saints finished fourth of 11 with 353 total strokes. The leading Saint was Madisyn Reed with 82 strokes tying for seventh place, while Dakota Spears finished 14th with 85 strokes to lead the Saints. Unfortunately, day two of the tournament was cancelled due to weather, and the men’s and women’s teams were unable to compete and finish. The Saints will compete in the WHAC Jamborees two and three within the next two weeks.


Information gathered from the Siena Heights athletic web site

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