News From Terre Haute, Indiana

September 8, 2012

METRO ROUNDUP: ISU in fourth at IU Fall Kickoff

The Tribune-Star

BLOOMINGTON — Indiana State is in fourth place after Saturday’s first round of the IU Fall Kickoff for women’s college golf at the Indiana University course.

Amanda Smith fired a 76 in her first round of the 2012-2013 season and is currently in eighth, six shots out of the lead. Emily Dixon is 15th after an opening-round 79, while Christina Beyerl and Gina Della Camera are tied for 18th after each shot an 80.

In other golf:

• Sycamore Club outing — At Idle Creek, the annual Sycamore Club outing was played Saturday.

63 — Bill Merrill, Joe Burdick, Stan Shimer, Larry Kotter

64 — Jim Casey, Mike Lewis, Jim Bramble, Syd Bell

66 — Sue Borden, Joe Huber, Chris Hicks, Dave Thieman

Proximity winners

Closest to pin — Merrill (men), Beth Hills (women)

Longest drive — Bell

Cross country

• Betz, ISU men win — At Peoria, Ill., Dustin Betz paced a dominating performance by the Indiana State men’s team Friday, winning the individual title of the men’s race at the Bradley Invitational as the Sycamores won the team championship over Bradley, Illinois State and Iowa.

Indiana State’s women were third, led by Jessica Zangmeister with a seventh-place finish.

Betz completed the 5,000-meter circuit in 24:57 to lead a sweep of the top three places by Indiana State. John Mascari competed in his first event as a Sycamore and came home with a second place finish in 25:00, just edging out Albaro Escalera.

Three other Sycamores finished the top 10 with Taylor Head sixth with a time of 25:26, Tristan Selby seventh in 25:29 and Gabe Ocasio ninth in 25:39.

Zangmeister was the lone Sycamore woman in the top 10. Kalli Dalton was 12th in 18:02, Nicole Lucas 13th in 18:05, Hanna Mercer 15th in 18:04 and Alexa McFadden 24th in 18:33.

ISU hosts the Indiana Intercollegiates this coming Friday at LaVern Gibson Championship Course.


• Rose-Hulman 1, Wabash 0, OT — At Rose-Hulman, Spencer Johnson scored in overtime Saturday, giving the Engineers their first win of the season. Drew Miller had two saves that proved to be crucial.

William Senat led Rose, which outshot the Little Giants 15-5, with three shots and assisted on Johnson’s goal.

Rose is 1-2-1 and hosts DePauw at 4 p.m. today. Wabash is 1-3.

• Marian 2, Rose-Hulman 1, OT — At Indianapolis, Hayley Gilliam got her second goal of the season on an assist from Helena Bomber that gave the visiting Engineers a 1-0 lead in the 57th minute Saturday.

Samantha Bunn had the tying goal and Samantha Cook the overtime winner for the Knights, who outshot the Engineers 17-11. Lucinda Combs had 10 saves for Rose, 2-2. The Engineers host Centre at 2 p.m. today.


• Sycamores split — At Oxford, Ohio, Indiana State split its last two matches at the Miami Tournament, losing 3-1 to Temple but beating Chicago State 3-0.

Shea Doran had 14 kills, Ashlen Buck 14 digs and Erika Nord 28 assists in the Temple match. Doran, named to the all-tournament team, added 16 kills in the second match while Buck had 11 digs and Nord 37 assists.

ISU, 2-8, begins Missouri Valley Conference play Friday night at Southern Illinois.

• Engineers 1-1 on first day — At Rose-Hulman, the host team beat Centre 25-23, 21-25, 11-25, 25-20, 15-9 but lost 25-20, 25-20, 24-26, 25-16 to DePauw on the opening day of the Rose-Hulman Invitational.


• Engineer women split — At Rose-Hulman, the Engineer women opened their fall season by beating Bluffton but losing to nationally ranked Ohio Northern.