Cuttino shines for Purdue volleyball

Ben Davis weekly update for alumni in college sports.

Week of Sept 4-10 


Walsh (0-2) lost 28-10 to Hillsdale. Defensive back  O’Shea Heard had two solo tackles for Walsh and broke up two passes. Teammate  Steve Walker also saw action.

In Walsh’s 28-10 football loss to Hillsdale, LeShawn Johnson caught two passes for three yards, one a three yard touchdown reception.

St. Francis improved its record to 3-0 with a 37-6 defeat of Taylor. Again, four former Giants played key roles in the Cougars’ victory.  Starting wide receiver  Montay McDowell caught six passes for 62 yards, the longest an 18 yard reception.  Sean Boswell had three receptions for 38 yards, with a long of 15. Starting cornerbackNa’ Shawn Lewis had two solo tackles; and Carlin Coleman  had one solo tackle and assisted on three others, one of them a sack.

Linebacker Asmar Bilal assisted on three tackles for Notre Dame (1-1) in a 39-10 win against visiting Nevada.

Michigan (2-0) defeated Central Florida 51-14.  Chris Evans carried the ball nine times for the Wolverines for 35 yards, with a long of 18, and caught one pass for two yards.

Marian (2-0) defeated Indianapolis (0-2) 38-16. Marian’s  Antonio Allen had six solo tackles and assisted on two others.  Malcolm Fogel saw action for Indianapolis.

Defensive back Jailyn Harden  assisted on two tackles for Grand Valley State (2-0) in a 55-7 defeat of Lake Erie.

Franklin (1-1) fell 59-14 to Butler. Three former Giants played for the Grizzlies. Linebacker  Nathan Adams had one solo tackle and assisted on another, and linebacker  John Ward had two solo tackles. Darius Dixon started on the offensive line at right tackle.

Junior  linebacker Joe Domogalik  played for Trine (1-1) in a 37-31 loss to Bluffton.

Linebacker Tre’ Tunstill played for Thomas More (1-1) in a 41-17 win against Bridgewater (VA).

The Washburn football team (1-1) lost 41-7 to Northwest Missouri State. Chris McGee carried the ball twice for eight yards for Washburn.


Competing at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, California, Purdue (7-1) upset No. 9 Stanford 3-2 and defeated Cal Poly 3-1 . Danielle Cuttino had three digs, three assists,  and 18 kills in 43 attempts with eight errors (.233) against Stanford and three assists, one solo block, and 21 kills and four errors in 38 attempts (.447) against Cal Poly.

Spring Arbor (2-6) lost by 3-0 scores to Marian, Taylor, and Mount Vernon Nazarene.  Alyssa Walker  had one dig, one assist, two assists on blocks, and six kills and six errors in 20 attempts (.000) against Marian; eight digs and six kills and no errors in 14 attempts (.429) against Taylor; and 12 digs, one assist, one service ace, one assist on a block, and four kills and three errors in 19 attempts (.053) against Mount Vernon Nazarene.

IU-East (6-8) defeated both Purdue-Northwest 3-2 and lost to Lawrence Tech (MI) by the same score.  Madison Yoder  had 22 digs, four assists, one service ace with two serving errors, and one error on her only kill attempt in the win, and 25 digs and four assists in the loss.

Franklin (6-3) defeated Wilmington 3-1, Concordia (IL) 3-0, and Pikeville (KY) 3-0, and lost 3-0 to Muskingum (OH).  Sarah Labra had 17 digs and one service ace in the four matches for the Grizzlies.


Marian (4-0) defeated Taylor 8-1 and Goshen 5-0.   Ian Deiters won 6-3, 7-6 at No. 4 singles and 9-8 at No. 2 doubles against Taylor and 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5 singles and 8-2 at No. 2 doubles against Goshen.


Franklin (3-2) defeated St. Mary of the Woods 10-0 and lost 2­-1 to Buffalo State (NY) and 4-2 to Rochester Institute of Technology (NY).  Taylor McDaniel, who has two assists for the season, played as a substitute in each match and took three shots, one on goal, against St. Mary of the Woods.

Southern Indiana (4-1) defeated Oakland City 7-0, Missouri-St. Louis 2-0, and Maryville 3-1.  Courtney Lofland was in the goal for 45 minutes (second half) against Oakland City and Missouri-St. Louis and had one save against Oakland City and two saves against Missouri-St. Louis.