Allen leads No. 1 Marian past St. Francis


WEEK OF Sept. 25-Oct. 1


In a battle of the No. 1 and No. 2 nationally ranked NAIA teams, Marian (5-0) defeated St. Francis (4-1) 35-21.  Antonio Allen started at safety for Marian and led the Knights with eight tackles, five solos and three assists. For St. Francis, starting cornerback  Na’ Shawn Lewis had one solo tackle and assisted on two others; starting wide receiver  Montay McDowell caught four passes for 96 yards (long of 46); and   Sean Boswell caught three passes for 19 yards and a touchdown.

Notre Dame (2-3) defeated Syracuse 50-33.  Asmar Bilal started at cornerback for the Irish and assisted on four tackles.

Tre Tunstill  had six solo tackles for Thomas More (4-1) in a 45-35 defeat of Westminster (PA).

Joseph Domogalik  assisted on two tackles for Trine (3-1) in a 62-19 win against Concordia (IL).

Wabash (3-1, 2-1) defeated Hiram 45-21.  Tim Leath started on the offensive line at left tackle for the Little Giants. Teammate  Dallas Pitts had one solo tackle, andTim Fields saw action for the winners.

Steve Walker  and Le Shawn Johnson played for Walsh (0-5) in a 54-14 loss to Northern Michigan.

Malik Limehouse  saw her first collegiate action for Anderson (1-4, 1-2) in a 44-10 loss to Rose-Hulman and had two solo tackles.

Justin Brandon  broke up one pass for Buffalo (1-3) in a 35-3 loss to Boston College.

Jailyn Harden  had one solo tackle, assisted on another, and intercepted a pass and returned it 11 yards for Grand Valley State (5-0) in a 24-21 win against Ohio Dominican.

Franklin (4-1) defeated Manchester  41-27.  Darius Dixon started on the offensive line at right tackle for the Grizzlies; and teammate  Nathan Adams had one solo tackle, and John Ward saw action for Franklin.

Washburn (3-2) lost 45-27 to Pittsburg State (KS).  Chris McGee carried the ball four times for five yards, returned six kickoffs 99 yards (long of 27), and had two solo tackles.

Chris Evans  rushed eight times for 34 yards (long of 22) and caught one pass for nine yards for Michigan (5-0) in a 14-7 defeat of Wisconsin.

Malcolm Floyd  played for Indianapolis (1-4) in a 24-17 loss to Truman.


Ball State finished 17th  of 28 teams at the 5K Joe Piane Invitational at Notre Dame.  Maritza Rodriguez was eighth for the Cardinals and 154th  of 222 overall in 19:06.6.


IUPUI’s David Behrmann finished 37 th of 71 runners in the five miles Men’s Open Race  (second tier) at the Joe Piane Invitational at Notre Dame with a time of 26:44.9. He was the only Jaguar entered in the Open Race.


Marian (8-1, 8-0) defeated St. Francis 9-0 and Spring Arbor 8-1.  Ian Deiters won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4 singles and 8-3 at No. 2 doubles against St. Francis and 6-2, 6-2 at No. 5 singles and 8-0 at No. 2 doubles against Spring Arbor.


Purdue (11-4) lost 3-2 to Wisconsin and 3-0 to Minnesota.  Danielle Cuttino had 18 kills with six errors in 36 attempts (.333), one dig, one solo block, one blocking assist, and one blocking error against the Badgers and 17 kills with four errors in 34 attempts (.382), one solo block, one blocking assist, and two errors on blocks against the Gophers.

Franklin (11-7) defeated Centre 3-0 and Earlham and Fontbonne (MO) by 3-1 scores.  Sarah Labra had three digs against Centre; one dig against Earlham; and 24 digs, six assists, and one service ace and one service error against Fontbonne.

IU-East (10-11) defeated Ohio Christian 3-0 and lost by 3-2 scores to IU-Kokomo and Cincinnati Christian.   Madison Yoder played in the win and had 14 digs, one assist, one kill error in three attempts, and three service errors.


Competing at the Battle at Blackthorn at Bethel College,  Daniel Eanes of The Calumet College of St. Joseph’s was 47 th of 61 golfers, second for his team, with scores of 80-82-162.