News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 16, 2013

Metro: McVicker gets another world championship

Tribune-Star staff report
The Tribune-Star

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Jack McVicker of Terre Haute won the Senior 2 lightweight division in the the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s World Master/Senior Championships on Oct 5-6 inside the Walter Pyramid stadium on the Long Beach State University campus.

McVicker, 41, received a first-round bye before winning a referee’s decision over Steven Otero in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, he posted a 2-0 triumph over Troy Acker with a takedown.

In the finals, McVicker went up against Tuomo Petri Olavi Miettinen from Finland. After they exchanged takedown attempts, McVicker scored an advantage for a takedown on the boundaries. Then he scored another advantage for a takedown that he could stabilize. Finally, he scored a takedown for two points and another advantage for almost catching Miettinen’s back. The final score was two points and three advantages to zero in McVicker’s favor.

McVicker is preparing for the World No Gi Champions on Nov. 2-3 at Long Beach.



Rose-Hulman 5, Mount St. Joseph 0 — At the Engineer Intramural Field, Rose scored four goals in the second half to turn a 1-0 lead into a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory Wednesday night.

Senior Drew Belk led the offensive effort with two goals and one assist. Seniors Ben Green and William Senat each added one goal and two assists. Freshman Marco Cattani added one goal and senior Marshall Ishmael was credited with one assist.

Senat opened the scoring in the 20th minute on a double assist in transition from Belk and Green. Rose-Hulman outshot Mount St. Joseph 12-1 in the first half, but the Lions’ defense held the margin at one goal in the first 45 minutes.

The Engineer offense connected four times in 15 minutes in the second half. Cattani scored in the 64th minute on an assist from Ishmael. Green tallied the third goal of the match on a pass from Senat in the 68th minute.

Belk added the final two goals, one in the 74th minute on an assist from Green and another in the 79th minute on an assist from Senat.

Rose outshot Mount St. Joseph 25-1 in the match. The duo of junior Drew Miller and senior Alec Houpt combined on the Engineers’ sixth shutout of the season in goal.

Rose-Hulman (7-4-2 overall) is tied with Hanover for first place in the HCAC standings at 4-0. Mount St. Joseph dropped to 2-12 and 1-3 in conference matches. The Engineers will travel to Transylvania on Saturday.


• Rose-Hulman 3, Mount St. Joseph 0 — Three different players found the back of the net for the Rose-Hulman on Tuesday, as the Engineers picked up their sixth straight shutout with a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory over visiting Mount St. Joseph.

The Engineers stayed unbeaten and in sole possession of first place in the conference. Rose has not allowed a goal since Sept. 25 in a loss to nationally ranked Illinois Wesleyan.

Junior Haley O’Neil opened Tuesday’s scoring in the 27th minute with her third goal of the season, beating the MSJ keeper to the left side of the net after senior Nicky Wheeler fed her the assist.

The two teams would battle for possession for nearly the entire second half before sophomore defender Cassidy Cain connected for her second goal of her career, firing an unassisted shot in the 85th minute from just outside the top of the box to give Rose-Hulman a 2-0 lead.

Wheeler added the final goal one minute later, beating the MSJ defense in the center of the field for her fifth score of the season in the 86th minute. O’Neil tallied her team-leading sixth assist on the play.

Sophomore keeper Lucinda Combs continued her stellar defense in goal, as she recorded her 10th shutout of the season -- which stands as the most in a single season in school history. Combs stopped three shots in the win.

The Engineers outshot the Lions 13-11 while holding a 5-0 advantage on corner kicks.

Rose-Hulman (8-2-4, 4-0) returns to play Saturday when the Engineers travel to Lexington, Ky., for a matchup with Transylvania. Match time is set for 1 p.m.

Mount St. Joseph fell to 3-10-1 overall and 2-2 in the HCAC.

• Midway College 2, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods 1 — At Midway, Ky., Samantha Morrison scored on an assist from Joy Jakaitis in the first half to provide the Pomeroys’ only goal Tuesday.

Woods goalkeeper Whitney Teeters made four saves.

Midway (3-7-1) got unassisted goals from Ashley Vanhooser and Lorna Mason.

The Woods (4-5-1) will play at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Catharine College (Ky.).