ADRIAN — The Adrian College men’s volleyball team recorded its first win of the year, and the first for head coach Jose Soto, behind a strong start in a four-set win (25-22, 25-16, 23-25, 25 -19) over Millikin Saturday on the first day of the Adrian Quad.
Three players for AC (1-4) had double-digit kills in the match, led by Chase Heuer’s match-high 16 kills to go with his three aces and 10 digs, putting him high for the team with Brandon Ravelo.
Ravelo also racked up the 1,000 assists for his career in the fourth set, finishing with 41 assists, three kills and two aces in addition to his 10 digs.
Andrew Gawrisch and Beck Fieldhouse each scored 12 kills for the Bulldogs, with Gawrisch posting a game-high four block assists and six digs, while Fieldhouse scored three digs, two assists and a block assist.
Indiana Tech 3, Siena Heights 1: In Adrian, the Saints took the opening set from the visiting Warriors in their Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference on Saturday, but ended up suffering their first loss of the year by trailing 23-25, 25-18, 27-25 and 25-18.
Siena Heights (4-1, 0-1 WHAC) was led by Ramon Matos’ 19 kills, eight digs, two block assists and two aces, while Marc Arsenault tallied 10 kills, two solo blocks and one block assist.
Jakob Pickett had a match-high seven block assists for SHU along with two kills, while Zak Tucker posted 41 assists, three block assists, two aces, two kills and two digs for the Saints against Indiana Tech (7-0, 1-0 ).
Siena Heights (w) 79, Rochester 69: At Adrian, the Saints held back a determined comeback attempt by the Warriors in the second half when Peyton Banks broke her career 1,500 points in Saturday’s WHAC game.
Banks scored a team-high 22 points for Siena Heights (17-5, 9-3 WHAC), along with eight rebounds and a steal, while Sha’kyia Parker had 18 points and a game-high seven assists.
Eva Alcock, a Tecumseh graduate, scored 17 points on the bench in addition to knocking down nine rebounds, while E’Anna won 15 rebounds, six assists, three steals and three points with a 45.9 percent shot (28-of- 61) of the field.
SHU held a 20-15 lead after the first but defeated Rochester (14-7, 9-3) 28-5 in the frame to send the game into halftime with the Saints leading 48-20. The Warriors countered in the second half, beating Siena Heights 25-16 in the third and 24-15 in the fourth, but were unable to overcome the Saints’ strong second quarter.
Albion (m) 90, Adriaan 74: In Albion, Bulldog’s men’s side trailed just two points at half-time from Saturday’s Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association game but failed to keep up with the British in the second half.
Four different Adrian players (Connor Pelham, Kendall Chrismon, Jalen Paul and De’Ovion Price) scored in double figures, led by Pelham’s 19 points and five rebounds.
Chrismon scored 18 points and also had five rebounds and a block, while Paul had 14 points, a game-high seven assists and four rebounds as Price crossed over 12 points and an assist.
Andrew Larson had a team-high 10 rebounds for AC (3-14, 2-4 MIAA), along with seven points and five assists as the Bulldogs trailed 34-32 at halftime, but Albion (9-7.5) 1) defeated Adrian 56-42 in the second half.
Rochester 78, Siena Heights (m) 62: At Adrian, the Saints men couldn’t cool off the Warriors’ hot shooting night during Saturday’s WHAC defeat at the SHU Fieldhouse.
Siena Heights (5-16, 2-11 WHAC) was led by Jayden Sims’ 17 points, three rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal, while Kevin Rice scored 13 points, seven rebounds, tying the team leader with Curtis Call III.
Bell added six points, while Davin Walker had eight points in 13 minutes off the bench for the Saints, who shot 22-of-46 (47.8 percent) of the field into play.
The Warriors shot 53 percent (35-of-66) into the game, led by Andrew Kline’s game-high 27 points and scored 41 points in the second half against SHU’s 29.
Albion 71, Adrian (w) 54: At Albion, a big third quarter for the guest Brits became too much for the Bulldogs to overcome on Saturday night.
Chloe Gilbert set the pace for Adrian (5-11, 2-6 MIAA) with 13 points, two assists and five rebounds, tying her with Jordan Phillips for the team high there, while Makayla Clement 10 points, three rebounds and scored three assists.
Albion (14-4, 7-2), who was led by Lolo Reed’s game-high 19 points, led 21-17 after one and 39-29 at halftime before beating the Bulldogs 24-11 in the third to a 63-40 advantage in the final frame.
Adrian (m) 8, Lake Forest 3: At Adrian, the NCAA Division III, the top-ranked Bulldogs, scored the first four goals and six of the first eight goals in Saturday’s Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game en route to a five-goal win.
John Kaljian and Ty Enns led the way for AC, who now have an 18-game win streak and stand 18-1 with a 12-0 NCHA mark, scoring a couple of goals, while Rex Moe and Hunter Wendt each had a goal and assist for the Bulldogs.
Alessio Luciani and Trevor Coykendall also both found the back of the net for Adrian, while Cameron Gray took the win in goal, stopping 27 of Lake Forest’s 30 shots (6-12-1, 4-5-1).
Adrian (w) 3, Finland 2: At Hancock, two goals in the space of four minutes 40 seconds from Maya Roy and Sydney Daversa lifted their side past the receiving Lions on Saturday afternoon.
Reagan Pietrowski had the opening score for Adrian (10-5-1, 7-0 NCHA) less than six minutes into the game, but Finlandia scored late in the frame to tie the score before taking the lead, barely 90 seconds into the second period.
That lead for the Lions (0-14-1, 0-8) lasted until the 3:05 mark of the third when Roy scored from Karmen Anderson, and Daversa converted at 7.45am to put the Bulldogs back in the lead for good.
Denisa Jandova took the win in goal for Adrian, stopping 10 of Finlandia’s 12 shots in the win.
TRACK AND FIELD
Siena Heights at Hillsdale Open: The Saints men’s and women’s athletics team both finished in the top three in the two-day meeting, with the men’s team taking second.
The SHU men’s team finished second in their respective event with 94 points, trailing only Cedarville (147).
Siena Heights had three first-place finishes for the men’s team as Zachary Gipple had a 16.11 meter throw in the shot put, while Jefferson Edwards’ 15.81 meter throw earned him the weight throw when Davion Curry took the top step in the long jump with a jump of 6.59 meters.
Sebastien Hamilton scored a couple of second places for SHU in the weight throw (15.64 meters) and the shot put (14.42 meters), while Jason Baird also finished second in the 60 meter hurdles (9.1 seconds), Cedric Grant (2:00.75) in the 800 run and Noah Cunningham (22.09) in the 200 run.
The Saints women scored 59.5 points to take home third place in their league, finishing behind hosting Hillsdale (106) and Cedarville (105.5).
Jenna Salek surpassed SHU’s efforts in the competition with two wins in the 200 (27.31) and 400 (1:03.77) runs, while Daijah Hill set a new personal best by winning the high jump at 1.64 meters.
Onsted graduate McKenna Russell completed a 1-2 finish for the Wildcats in the 400 run with a 1:05.37, while Elissa Blackmon-Todd was second in the 60 dash (8.26) while Faith Jackson was second in the 60 hurdles (9.22 ).
Siena Heights at MSC Cincinnati Collegiate Classic: In Cincinnati, the Saints women finished eighth to lead the SHU effort in Saturday’s game.
The Siena Heights women had a pin total of 4,323, while St. Francis (Ill.) won 4,935, while Tennessee Southern (4,604) and Union (4,452) rounded out the podium.
Preslee Stahl finished 11th for the Saints with 889 pins, while Hannah Patch (854) was 42nd and Kendall Herron (779), a Tecumseh graduate, came home with a total of 779.
In the men’s race, SHU finished in 13th place with 4,423. Lindenwood won the men’s competition with 4,976 ahead of Tennessee Southern (4,964) and Tennessee Wesleyan (4,906) in second and third place.
Samuel Scheuer topped all Siena Heights bowlers on Saturday with 1,044 pins to finish fourth individually, while Ryan Reid (970) took 27th and Eric Lambert (838) finished 87th.