Rodriguez finishes 10th in MIC


 Week of Oct. 23-30


Running at the 6K Mid-America Conference Championships,  Ball State’s  Maritza Rodriguez finished 10th for the Cardinals and 93 rd of 105 overall in 24:24.1.


Justin Brandon  started at nose guard for Buffalo (2-6, 1-3) in a 41-20 upset of  Akron and had one solo tackle for a loss.

Grand Valley (9-0, 8-0) remained undefeated with a 28-17 defeat of Findlay.  Jailyn Harden assisted on one tackle for the winners.

Michigan (8-0, 5-0) defeated Michigan State 32-23.  Chris Evans carried the ball four times for a net gain of eight yards. He had runs of 10 yards and one yard before losing two yards and one on his next two carries.

Linebacker Asmar Bilal  had three solo tackles, one a sack, for Notre Dame (3-5) in a 30-27 win against Miami.

Thomas More (8-1,7-0) defeated Bethany (WV) 30-7.  Tre’ Tunstill again led the winners with five solo tackles (one a sack) and eight assists. He leads his team with 75 tackles for the season, 24 more than any other teammate.

Wabash (7-1, 6-1) defeated Ohio Wesleyan 28-0. Both  Tim Fields and Dallas Pitts assisted on one tackle for the Little Giants.

St. Francis (8-1, 5-1) defeated Missouri Baptist 56-24. Starting wide receiver  Montay McDowell caught four passes for 149 yards, including TD catches of 69 and 55 yards.  Starting cornerback  Na’ Shawn Lewis broke up one pass; Carlin Coleman  had one solo tackle and assisted on another; and Sean Boswell  also saw action for the Cougars.

Demarco Henry  played for DePauw (6-2, 5-2) in a 30-16 defeat of previously undefeated Denison.

Malcolm Floyd  saw action for Indianapolis (4-3, 3-3) in a 34-12 win against William Jewell.

LeShawn Johnson  played for Walsh (1-8, 0-8) in a 42-13 loss to Ohio Dominican.


Southern Indiana (9-9-1) defeated Illinois-Springfield 4-0, tied Bellarmine  0-0 in double overtime; and lost 2-0 to Truman in its first GLVC Tournament match. Courtney Lofland was the goalkeeper for USI in all three matches. She had three saves and allowed no goals in 90 minutes against Springfield, had four saves and allowed no goals in 110 minutes against Bellarmine, and had six saves and allowed two goals in 90 minutes against Truman.

Franklin (15-3, 8-1) defeated Rose-Hulman 1-0 and Anderson 2-0.  Taylor McDowell scored the only goal unassisted at 61:55  in the Rose-Hulman match and assisted on the Grizzlies’ first goal at 27:17 against Anderson. Top seed Franklin and fourth seed Rose-Hulman square off again tomorrow in the Heartland Conference Championship Tournament semi-finals.


Franklin (15-12) lost 3-1 to Spalding and defeated Defiance 3-2 and Kenyon 3-0.  Sara Labra totaled 17 digs in the three matches.

IU-East (13-18, 6-9) lost 3-2 to Rio Grande and 3-1 to Point Park before defeating Carlow 3-0.  Madison Yoder had seven assists, 17 digs, and eight service aces with three service errors in the three matches.

Purdue (14-9, 4-8) defeated Michigan 3-1 and lost 3-1 to Michigan State.  Danielle Cuttino had 19 kills with six errors in 39 attempts (.333), one assist, one dig, two solo blocks and three assists on blocks against Michigan; and 14 kills with 10 errors in 39 attempts (.103), four digs, and five assists on blocks against Michigan State. Shavonna Cuttino played in one set against the Spartans and had three kills with no errors in four attempts (.750).

Spring Arbor defeated Bethel 3-0, lost 3-1 to Goshen, and won 3-0 against St. Francis.  Alyssa Walker had five kills with two errors in 19 attempts (.158) and one dig against Bethel; nine kills with nine errors in 26 attempts (.000), two digs, and one blocking assist against Goshen; and five kills with four errors in 14 attempts (.071) against St. Francis.


St. Francis (1-1) defeated Cincinnati Christian 64-50 and lost 67-47 to Indiana Tech.  Savannah Davis started for the Cougars in both games and had six points (2 for 8, 0 for 2, 2 for 2), three rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two turnovers in 20 minutes in the win; and four points (1 for 4, 0 for 0, 2 for 2), two rebounds, three steals, and one turnover in 17 minutes in the loss.


Vermont  defeated The University of Quebec-Montreal 89-66 in an exhibition game.  Harry Wills, known as Dre’, who was a first team all American East defensive player in both 2015 and 2016 and a second team all conference player in 2015, had six points (3 for 7, 0 for 2), seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, and three turnovers in 24 minutes.