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September 2, 2012

METRO ROUNDUP: Rain forces postponement of Jim Hurtubise Classic

TERRE HAUTE — Rain and the chance of inclement weather forced postponement of the Jim Hurtubise Classic scheduled for Saturday evening at the Terre Haute Action Track.

The U.S. Auto Club sprint-car race has been rescheduled as part of a USAC doubleheader with the Sumar Classic for Silver Crown cars Oct. 12.

Friday’s sprint-car race scheduled for Friday in Illinois also was called because of rain and will be rescheduled in October.

Volleyball

• Sycamores fall — Inside the ISU Arena, junior Molly Murphy had 15 kills and nine digs for Indiana State, but that was not enough to give ISU the win as they fell 3-1 to the Ramblers of Loyola Saturday in the Jessica Barkman Classic.

The Sycamores found themselves in an early hole as the Ramblers jumped out to an 11-7 lead. The Sycamore offenes battle back to tie the game at 14-14 off a Rambler service error.

Both teams battled back and forth and the Sycamores eventually took a 24-22 lead at the end of the first game. Despite having two chances at set point, the Ramblers held on and eventually beat the Sycamores 26-24.

The Sycamores responded in the second game, winning 25-21 with three straight kills by Murphy and senior Shea Doran.

In the third game, the Ramblers got ahead early and the Sycamores could never find their rhythm as they fell to Loyola 25-14.

Again in the fourth game, the Sycamores got down early before coming back to tie the game at 7. The Ramblers then scored the next eight points to jump out to a 15-7 lead over the Sycamores. Once again, the Sycamores responded as they cut the Ramblers’ lead to 20-16 late in the game.

The Sycamores were not able to get any closer, however, as they dropped the game 25-19 and the match 3-1.

Murphy led the Sycamores with 15 kills, while junior Loni Mackinson added 21 assists and freshman Ashlen Buck had 11 digs.

The Sycamores were slated to play their second match of the Jessica Barkman Classic on Saturday night against SIU Edwardsville.

• Engineers win opener — At Jacksonville, Ill., Rose-Hulman swept Aurora University in three games to win its season opener Saturday in the Illinois College Invitational.

The Engineers captured the match 25-16, 25-22, 25-21 by closing out two tightly contested games.

Rose will return to action today with matches against MacMurray and Culver-Stockton in the Illinois College Invitational.

Soccer

•Rose women win opener — At Memorial Stadium, Rose-Hulman scored two second-half goals to defeat North Park 2-1 in the women’s season opener for both teams Saturday.

North Park took a 1-0 lead on a score by Rebekah Marquez in the 38th minute.

Rose junior Amanda Kingman scored inside the box to knot the score at 1-1 in the 73rd minute. Kingman scored off a pass from freshman Cassidy Cain that ended up in the box courtesy of a boot from sophomore Mackenzie Christensen.

With the score still tied, Rose-Hulman continued the offensive pressure and was awarded a penalty kick with slighly over two minutes remaining. Freshman Katie DeMoss booted home the score to give the Engineers a 2-1 victory.

Freshman Lucinda Combs picked up the victory in goal. She recorded one save and made several strong plays on crossing passes inside the box.

Rose will return to action today wtih a 3 p.m. game against Wilmington at Franklin College.

• Rose men lose opener — At the Rose-Hulman Intramural Field, Milwaukee School of Engineering scored once in each half to earn a 2-0 victory over Rose in the men’s opener for both teams Friday night.

Rose-Hulman outshot the Raiders 9-8 in the contest, with five different Engineers recording one shot on goal. The evenly played match in terms of possession time also featured five corner kicks for each team.

The Engineers will hit the road for Franklin College today to face Olivet in a match moved to central Indiana due to potential rain.

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