News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 6, 2013

Metro roundup: Rose women fall to Hanover in HCAC soccer

Tribune-Star staff report
The Tribune-Star

HANOVER — Hanover College scored quickly and added another late to top the Rose-Hulman women’s soccer team 2-0 in Wednesday’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference semifinal, advancing the Panthers to the HCAC title game.

No. 1-seeded Hanover (16-1-2) will host 4-seed Transylvania, a 2-0 winner at Manchester, in Saturday’s 1 p.m. final.

The Engineers (10-6-4) fell victim to an unlucky goal early in Tuesday’s contest, when Hanover’s Rebecca Tumlin fired a shot from the top that hit the crossbar and bounced back into play, where Rachel Alvis drilled in the rebound in the seventh minute.

Sirena Isador recorded the match’s second score off a Hanover corner kick. Rose had a chance to tie the match just prior to Hanover’s second goal when Nicky Wheeler broke down the right side, crossing the ball to Hayley Gilliam. But Hanover keeper Morgan Cole (two saves) stopped the threat to help seal the win.

“I am very proud of this team,” RHIT coach Amy Helliwell said of the Engineers. “They battled hard throughout the year despite injuries and adversity — they stepped up and played for each other.”

The Panthers outshot Rose-Hulman 21-8 in the contest, although the Engineers kept the shot margin within 7-5 in the opening 45 minutes. Rachel Johnstone led the Engineers with three shots and Wheeler and Gilliam had two shots each.

Lucind Combs finished the game with three saves for Rose, which advanced to the HCAC tournament for the first time since 2009. RHIT’s record of 10-6-4 — which included a school-record 12 shutouts — also marked the program’s highest win total since 2008.

Women’s basketball

• Harris-Stowe 104, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods 67
— At Clinton, the host Pomeroys suffered their first loss of the season Tuesday.

The Pomeroys were led by Madeline Pea with 13 points. Ja’Breena Gardner finished with 12 points. eight rebounds and seven steals.

HARRIS-STOWE (104) — Individual boxscore unavailable

SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS (67) — Rayford 2-6 2-2 7, Nelson 1-5 5-6 7, Kinneer 2-7 2-2 7, Metheny 2-8 2-2 7, Weaver 1-6 0-0 2, Moore 0-5 0-0 0, Lopez 2-4 0-0 4, Pea 5-16 0-0 13, Gardner 4-20 3-7 12, Rittinger 1-6 2-2 5, Gill 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 21-85 FG, 16-21 FT, 67 TP.

Halftime score — HS 54, SMWC 36. 3-point shooting — HS 7-15, SMWC 9-49 (Pea 3-12, Gill 1-2, Rayford 1-4, Kinneer 1-5, Gardner 1-5, Metheny 1-6, Rittinger 1-6, Moore 0-4, Weaver 0-5). Total fouls — HS 18, SMWC 16. Fouled out — none. Rebounds — HS 67, SMWC 54 (Gardner 8). Assists — HS 17, SMWC 7 (Gardner 3, Rayford 3). Steals — HS 13, SMWC 14 (Gardner 7). Blocks — HS 4, SMWC 4 (Rittinger 2).

Next — Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1-1) plays Nov. 16 at Indiana-Southeast.

College swimming

• Rose ranked — Rose-Hulman’s men’s swimming and diving team is ranked No. 20 in the weekly NCAA Division III Endless Pools/ poll in results released by the organization Wednesday.

The Engineers had eight individual and relay victories at Wabash and a dual victory over Illinois Wesleyan University to vault into the national top 20 for the second time ever.

Rose’s top five performances this year, according to the rankings, are Orion Martin in the 100 butterfly (50.16 seconds); Martin in the 50 freestyle (21.68); Matthew King in the 1,000 freestyle (10:06.33); Matthew Schulstad in the 100 butterfly (53.26); and Pierce Bartine in the 200 individual medley (1:59.86).

In addition, South Putnam graduate Sam Gould has already qualified for the NCAA Diving Regional after two provisional marks this season.

Next action for Rose-Hulman is a Nov. 16 home meet against Franklin.

Prep volleyball

• Maroons lose — At Newton, Ill., Carlinville and Effingham St. Anthony were winners in Class 2A sectional action Tuesday.

Carlinville defeated Edwardsville (Metro-East Lutheran) 25-12, 34-32, and Effingham St. Anthony bested Robinson 25-13, 25-12.

Robinson concluded a 22-8 season, having won its first regional championship.

Robinson    13    12

Effingham St. Anthony    25    25

Highlights — For Robinson, Courtney Callaway had 7 assists, 2 digs, a kill, 3 points and an ace; Kari Bopp 4 digs, 3 kills, 2 points and an ace; Leah Avery 4 digs, a kill and 3 points; Sonnie Givens 3 kills, a block and a dig; Emily Trimble 2 kills and a dig; Ashton Richey 2 digs and a kill; Allison McGahey 2 points and an ace; Kinsey Fear an assist and a dig; and Karnell Bowen a dig and a point.