Sports Round-Up: Week 6

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The Saints had a busy schedule, playing five total matches and finishing strong, winning their final three. The Saints competed in the Aquinas/Cornerstone Classic and lost their first two games to Indiana-South Bend and Carroll on Friday, but bounced back on Saturday winning against Huntington, Ind., and Grace, Ind., in 3-2 sets in both. But the main attraction this week for the Saints against the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where they swept the visitors 3-0. The team played in their annual Teal Attack Game, which raised money to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and research. Both teams wore teal attack shirts for warm ups, and the gym was covered in teal balloons and streamers. The Saints did a lot to raise money such as: hosting a silent auction, selling baked goods, pumpkins and raffling off Siena Heights apparel. UM-Dearborn also helped by donating to the event and helped raise money. The Saints won the match.


The Saints suffered a tough lose in overtime to the #13 St. Francis Cougars, with the final score being 22-19. The Saints defense was led by redshirt freshman Gabe Callery who had four tackles, a fumble recovery, interception and a pass break up. The defense had a total of four turnovers. Tyler Knecht threw for 212 yards, 80 of them hauled in by Deontae’ Rush and the Saints rushed for a total of 147 yards. D’aries Davis had 98 yards and Jared Jordan contributed with two touchdowns. The Saints are looking to forget this loss and defeat Indiana Wesleyan, which is a first-year program.


The Saints faced two tough losses on the road to the University of Northwestern Ohio and Lawrence Tech. The loss to the Racers came in overtime in a 3-2 loss. Scoring for the Saints was Julia Stancato scoring both in the second half to tie up the game sending the game to overtime. Sophia Lentz recorded 10 saves in the game. In the loss to Lawrence Tech, Stancato also recorded six shots on goal.


The Saints endured two losses with one coming down to the wire. The Saints lost to the University of Northwestern Ohio 3-0 and Lawrence Tech 3-2. Leo Hisamatsu had six saves in the game at UNOH. Against the Blue Devils, Justin Gray contributed with both goals in the contest on six shots and Hisamatsu recorded eight saves in goal.

Cross Country-Men

In the Jayhawk Invitational, the Saints finished fourth in the 8k with a score of 109. Four Saints finished in the top 50 with Esrom Woldemichael finishing eighth with a time of 25:02. Bradley Bauer finished with 26:06 and Liam Hartsuff and Daniel Holder rounded out the top 50.


The Saints also competed in the Jayhawk Invitationalal 5k, placing third overall in the contest with a score of 142. Andrea Crowe finished 22nd individually with a time of 19:04 and Casie Nadasky right behind finishing 23rd. The ladies will compete in the Great Lakes Challenge on Oct. 20.


Information gathered from the Siena Heights Athletic web site.


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