Rodriguez twins shine at Ball State


Week of Sept 12-18


 Justin Brandon  had two solo tackles for Buffalo (0-2)in a 38-14 loss to Nevada.

Jailyn Harden  assisted on two tackles for Grand Valley State (3-0) in a 50-24 win against Northern Michigan.

Franklin (2-1) defeated conference foe Defiance 41-6. Offensive lineman  Darius Dixon saw action for the Grizzlies. Teammate John Ward  assisted on  two tackles, and Nathan Adams recovered a fumble for Franklin.

Antonio Allen  had two solo tackles and assisted on five others for Marian (3-0) in a 45-7 defeat  of Robert Morris (IL).

Chris Evans  carried the ball four times for 10 yards and caught a pass for three yards for Michigan (3-0) in a 45-28 defeat of Colorado.

Tre’ Tunstill  had three solo tackles and assisted on three others for Thomas More (2-1) in a 35-9 win against Washington and Jefferson. One of the junior communications major’s solo tackles was a four yard sack.

Linebacker Joseph Domogalik had four solo tackles for Trine (2-1) in a 55-27 victory against Aurora.

Wabash (2-0) defeated Allegheny 59-7.  Tim Leath started for the Little Giants on the offensive line at right tackle. Teammate  Dallas Pitts had one solo tackle and assisted on two others, with his solo and one assist being sacks; and  Tim Fields assisted on one tackle for Wabash.

Chris McGee  rushed 12 times for 41 yards, including once for a touchdown, and returned three kickoffs 60 yards for Washburn (2-1) in a 34-29 win against Lindenwood.

Asmar Bilal  saw action for Notre Dame (1-2) in a 36-28 loss to Michigan State.

Malcolm Fogel  played for Indianapolis (0-3) in a 47-37 loss to Southwest Baptist.

Norman Oglesby  saw action for Cincinnati (1-2) in a 40-16 loss to Houston.


Ian Deiters  won 8-4 at No. 2 doubles in 5-0 Marian’s 7-2 defeat of Bethel.

Jacob Volbers  played for Ohio Wesleyan in the Kenyon Invitational and finished fifth in both “C” singles and “B” doubles. In both events he lost in the first round and then won twice.  The junior lost 6-2, 6-0 to a Kenyon player and then won 6-3, 6-1 against Otterbein and 7-5, 6-2 against a different Kenyon opponent in singles. In doubles he lost 8-3 to a Kenyon pair and then  defeated two different Ohio Wesleyan teams by 8-4 scores.


Franklin  (5-2-0) defeated DePauw 4-3 in regulation time and then won 4-3 in double overtime against Mount Union (OH).  Taylor McDaniel scored the Grizzlies’ first goal at 38.15 to tie the match with DePauw and assisted on the winning goal in the second overtime (100.45) against Mount Union.


IUPUI finished third behind Indiana and Purdue and ahead of Indiana State and Evansville in the 9K D-I Indiana Intercollegiates at I.U.   David  Behrmann was eighth for the Jaguars and 35th of 45 overall in 27:48.24.


Ball State competed in both the championship race and the open race at the Indiana Intercollegiates at I.U. The Open Race was a second tier event. The Cardinals were fifth of six teams in the 5K Championship Race, and  Maritza Rodriguez was eighth for Ball State and 44th  of 51 overall in 20:40.59. Meliza Rodriguez  was 27th of 79, fifth for Ball State, in 20:50.47 in the 5K Open Race.


Franklin (7-6), competing at the Kenyon Invitational, defeated Olivet 3-2 and then lost 3-0 to Otterbein, Albion, and Kenyon.  Sarah Labra played in all the sets in the four matches and had 12 digs, three assists, and two kill attempts.

IU-East (7-9) lost 3-1 to Point Park and 3-0 to Carlow.  Madison Yoder had 12 digs, one service ace and three serving errors, and two blocking errors against Point Park. She played in just one set against Carlow and had five digs and one service ace and two serving errors.

Purdue (10-1) won 3-1 against Kansas, its second win against a top 10 ranked team; and 3-0 against  both Southeastern Louisiana and Xavier.

Danielle Cuttino  had 12 kills with five errors in 35 attempts (.200), three digs, and one solo block and two blocking assists against Kansas; 11 kills with one error in 19 attempts (.526), one solo block and two assists on blocks against Southeaster Louisiana; and 14 kills with three errors in 27 attempts (.407) and two digs against Xavier.  Shavona Cuttino played in one set against Southeastern Louisiana and had one kill and one error in three attempts and one blocking assist.

Spring Arbor (2-9) lost by 3-0 scores to Bethel and Grace and 3-1 to Huntington.  Alyssa Walker started against Bethel and had four kills with five errors in 22 attempts, one assist, nine digs, and two service aces with one serving error. She played as a substitute in the other two matches and had one dig and four kills with seven errors in 19 attempts against Grace, and seven digs, one assist, and 10 kills with eight errors in 37 attempts against Huntington.