Sophomore John Mascari may have been running in temperatures topping the 90 degree mark, but he was calm and kept his cool in the heat. Mascari bided his time in the pack before unleashing a fantastic kick to win the Evansville Mid-American Opener. The Terre Haute native’s winning time was 18:25.93.
“Coach wanted us to run together as a team for about the first half of the race today, after that we got in there and the guys ran well,” Mascari said. “A Louisville kid made a hard move with about 1,000 meters to go and I was able to reel him in by finish, it was a great day.”
Next up for the Sycamores will be the Sycamore Invitational on Sept. 14.
The ISU women placed second as Louisville prevailed.
Junior Nicole Lucas placed fifth to lead the Sycamores with a time of 15:19.48.
• ISU falls to Akron — At Edwardsville, Ill., Indiana State could not keep the momentum and dropped the final two sets in losing to Akron 3-2 in their final game of the SIU-Edwardsville Cougar Classic Saturday in the Vadalabene Center.
Morgan Dall moved into 11th place on the Indiana State all-time kill list in the second, picking up 12 kills to run her career total to 952 kills. She moved past Shari Runge who had 943 from 1984 to 1987.
ISU (1-1) will be back on the road Tuesday when it visits Chicago State.
• Sycamores win late Friday — At Edwardsville, Ill., ISU posted its fourth-straight season opening win Friday by defeating host SIU-Edwardsville 3-2 in the opening match of the SIUE Cougar Classic in the Vadalabene Center.
It was a kill by junior Kyla Thomas that sealed the victory over SIUE.
• Engineers finish 2-2 — Rose-Hulman finished 2-2 in the Otterbein-Capital Volleyball Invitational after splitting a pair of matches on Saturday.
In the Saturday morning opener, Denison University narrowly topped the Engineers 25-18, 18-25, 25-22, 17-25, 12-15. In the nightcap, Rose-Hulman rebounded to defeat Capital University 15-25, 25-20, 25-17, 25-20.
Following the tournament, sophomore Sarah Jensen was named to the all-tournament team for her efforts.
Rose Hulman split its Friday matches. Otterbein won 25-12, 25-13, 25-12. The Engineers defeatedKenyon 25-10, 25-15, 25-14.
Rose-Hulman stands 2-2 on the season and returns to action with matches against Olivet and host Trine University on Tuesday night.
• Rose women prevail — At Rose-Hulman, after dominating possession for nearly two halves, Rose-Hulman’s women’s soccer team finally broke through with a score with sophomore Kate DeMoss’ goal in the 77th minute to defeat visiting Benedictine 1-0 Saturday at Jim Rendel Field.
DeMoss was the recipient of a perfect cross from the right corner from senior teammate Nicky Wheeler, as the sophomore beat the Benedictine back line for a point-blank goal past the Eagles’ goalkeeper to give the Engineers (1-1, 0-0) their first victory of the season.
On Friday, the Engineers fell 1-0 to Webster.
Rose-Hulman sophomore goalkeeper Lucinda Combs picked up her first shutout victory win of 2013 with three saves, as the Engineers’ offense kept the ball up front for most of the contest.
• Woods ink two players — Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College announced this week two new additions to its soccer team as Georgie Macy and Trista Littleton signed letters-of-intent.
Macy was the starting goalkeeper for Owen Valley High School. During her career there, she was named to the All-Western Indiana Conference team and also was honored as her team’s Most Valuable Player. She will be the lone goalkeeper for the Pomeroys this season.
Littleton was a member of the Culver Community High School soccer team for two seasons. She excelled on the field as a defender and was presented with the Mental Attitude Award at the end of her senior year.
• Rose men win opener Friday — The Rose-Hulman men’s team kicked off the 2013 season with a solid 3-0 victory over Trine in Friday’s Daniel Schuetz Community Classic at Franklin College.
William Senat, Ben Lyon and Marco Cattani scored the goals.
Rose-Hulman’s match against Ohio Northern on Saturday was canceled.
• Ace posted at Rea Park — At Rea Park, Hugh Oxendine of Terre Haute made a hole-in-one on No. 3 with a 6-iron from 147 yards out Thursday.
Witnessing the accomplishment were Ron Grant, Herb Jones and Bob Pershing.
• Ace at Mark’s Par-3 — At Mark’s Par 3, Gary Denham aced the 120-yard No. 9 hole with a 9-iron on Wednesday. It was witnesssed by Randy McDaniel and Craig Stephens.