2016 Manchester University Invitational
Friday – Saturday, Sept. 16-17
Sep 17, 2016
Manchester University 3, Indiana – Northwest 1 (25-20,17-25,25-16,25-23)
Sep 17, 2016
Manchester University 3, Great Lakes Chr. Col 0 (25-6,25-5,25-16)
Sep 16, 2016
Manchester University 3, Wilmington College 0 (25-20,25-19,25-16)
Sep 16, 2016
Manchester University 3, Governors State 0 (25-22,25-14,25-21)
Hannah Tevis, so., middle hitter, Royal Center, Ind. – Most Valuable Player
Dakota Stanichuk, so., setter, Athens, Mich. – All-tournament
Spartans wrap up unbeaten invitational
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Double-digit kill totals for senior Courtney Chowning (Yorktown, Ind.) and the sophomore outside hitting duo of Farren Miller (Lebanon, Ind.) and Haley Duncan (Albion, Ind.) helped key Manchester University past a rugged Indiana University – Northwest squad to close a 4-0 run through its home invitational Saturday, Sept. 17.
While Chowning and Miller tallied 11 each and Duncan ended with 10, the story of the Black and Gold’s success didn’t stop there. The underclasswomen middle hitting duo of sophomore Hannah Tevis (Royal Center, Ind.) and freshman Riley Patterson (Kokomo, Ind.) gave the Redhawks’ defense fits, each hitting .300 or better including Tevis’ meteoric .538 effort and also gave IU-N pause on offense with three block assists each, aiding in a four-set decision.
Coach Bryndon Paulsen’s side, increasing its current win streak to seven and moving to 7-4 overall, opened the tourney’s second day by rolling past Great Lakes Christian in three sets. The Black and Gold produced a .533 attack percentage led by freshman outside hitter Emma DeWitt (Brookston, Ind.) who pounded 11 kills with no errors in 13 attempts for a precipitous .846 percentage. MU also turned in 17 service aces with junior outside hitter Ally Roskos (Elkhart, Ind.) and sophomore outside hitter Kaitlin Mindiola (Roachdale, Ind.) tallying four each.
The Black and Gold placed two of its team members on the all-tourney squad. Tevis was named the Most Valuable Player due to a weekend in which she hit at a .478 average and recorded four blocks. Sophomore setter Dakota Stanichuk (Athens, Mich.) earned a slot, too, as she registered 113 assists, an average of better than 11 per set, four service aces and 28 digs.
MU moves into Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play Wednesday, Sept. 21. Rose-Hulman comes to town for a 7 p.m. first serve as the Spartans continue a six-match home stand.
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Senior outside hitter Courtney Chowning (Yorktown, Ind.) put up a pair of double-digit kill totals, guiding Manchester University during the opening evening of its 2016 invitational Friday, Sept. 16.
Chowning pounded 13 kills to go with 12 digs in a three-set win over Governor’s State University of Illinois and came back with 15 kills, 10 digs and a robust .290 attack percentage, as Coach Bryndon Paulsen’s team upped its win streak to four with a sweep of Ohio Athletic Conference member Wilmington College. She wasn’t the only member of the Black and Gold totaling impressive numbers, as the middle hitting duo of freshman Riley Patterson (Kokomo, Ind.) and sophomore Hannah Tevis (Royal Center, Ind.) combined for 16 kills on only two errors during 30 attacks versus Wilmington. Sophomore outside hitter Haley Duncan (Albion, Ind.) turned in 11 kills against Governors State, too.
At Good Field – Spartan Soccer Complex
Otterbein 3, Manchester 0
Trio leads MU in home non-conference finale
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. –Sophomore forward/midfielder Maranda Birmingham (Kouts, Ind.), junior midfielder Courtney Hersick (Plymouth, Ind.) and junior defender Jaclyn Scialdone (Noblesville, Ind.) each tested Otterbein University’s net minder Saturday, Sept. 17.
Hersick fired off two shot-on-goal strikes with Birmingham and Scialdone taking one attempt apiece. In all cases, Cardinals’ keeper Andrea Pohlman turned away the determined Black and Gold offense as part of a 3-0 victory on the Good Field pitch at Spartan Soccer Complex.
Spartans’ sophomore goalkeeper Caroline Smith (Mason, Ohio) equaled her counterpart throughout most of the first half, but a pair of goals over the final 13 minutes of the first half gave the visitors a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Smith managed six saves, marking the ninth time she’s gathered five-or-more in a match, to try and off-set a 31-7 shots’ advantage for Otterbein.
Manchester University concludes its non-conference schedule Wednesday, Sept. 21. They travel to Huntington University for a 3 p.m. kickoff.
2016 Indiana Intercollegiate Championships
Indiana University Championship Course
Women end 3rd in Little States portion
Mariah Jordan, sr., Fort Wayne, Ind. – 3rd – 21st straight meet as low finisher for Spartans
Men end 10th in Little States portion
Alex Gudeman, sr., Rochester, Ind. – 6th; Connor Bresnahan, sr., Portage, Mich. – 7th
Results – http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/iuhoosiers.com/documents/2016/9/16/mensLittleState2016.pdf – Men
http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/iuhoosiers.com/documents/2016/9/16/womensLittleState2016.pdf – Women
BLOOMINGTON, IND. – Spurred on by four student-athletes racing to individual top 10 efforts, Manchester University battled through rainy conditions Friday, Sept. 16, to produce more strong results.
Coach Geoff Lambert’s squads ended third on the women’s side and 10th on the men’s team leaderboard at the 2016 Indiana Intercollegiate Championships’ Little State section held at Indiana University – Bloomington’s Championship Course. Senior Mariah Jordan (Fort Wayne, Ind.) placed fourth, crossing in 19:44.84 as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s low finisher, while her streak of being the Black and Gold’s top placer ran to 21 successive meets. Upperclassmen also paced the men, as seniors Alex Gudeman (Rochester, Ind.) and Connor Bresnahan (Portage, Mich.) went six-seven with times of 27:07.65 and 27:09.21, respectively.
Looking deeper into the results, freshman Hannah Wappes (Columbia City, Ind.) had a big evening, ending 10th to be the Spartans’ second-lowest finisher (20:34.61) on the women’s side. Senior Tiffany Harber (Columbia City, Ind.) was also in the top 15, ending 14th(20:42.01). For the men, senior Thomas Dean was the third runner to cross for Lambert’s crew, placing 32nd (28:23.05).
The Spartans break from competition next weekend to prepare for the Division III Pre-Nationals event at Louisville, Ky., as part of the Greater Louisville Invitational Saturday, Oct. 1.