Yellow Jackets stun Penn State
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Baylee Bennett fired in 18 points and Cedarville University surprised Penn State, 59-53, in a women’s basketball exhibition game Oct. 29 at the Bryce Jordan Center.
The Division II Yellow Jackets used a 12-point run early in the third quarter to take the lead for good against their Division I counterparts. The host Nittany Lions grabbed a 28-22 halftime advantage and scored the first two points of the third quarter. That’s when CU made its move. The Jackets needed just two and a half minutes to score the next 12 markers. Emily Williams’ layup with 8:57 to go in the game made it 47-38.
The regular season begins at 7:45 p.m Friday, Nov. 10 against Wisconsin-Parkside at Cedarville University’s Callan Athletic Center.
WSU in league championship
ROCHESTER, Mich. — The Wright State cross country teams competed Oct. 28 at the Horizon League Championship.
Sophomore Nathan Dunn led the way for the Raider men, finishing eighth in the 8,000-meter race with a time of 25:55. On the women’s side, junior Hailey Brumfield came in 14th in the 6,000-meter race, finishing with a time of 23:01.
Dunn and Tyler Mathes, who finished 13th with a time of 26:13.5, and Brumfield were each named to the Horizon League second team.
Wright State will return to action Friday, Nov. 10 in Terre Haute, Ind., as they compete in their final meet of the year, the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.
CU holds off Battlers
PHILIPPI, W.Va. — The No. 5 seed Yellow Jackets got an early goal by Cole Butaud, and the defense held firm, to beat No. 4 Alderson Broaddus, 1-0, in the quarterfinals of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference tournament, Oct. 28.
Cedarville, 9-8-1 overall, advances to play No. 1 seed Ohio Valley in the semifinals on Thursday in New Concord. AB ends its season at 8-9-2. Butaud’s 25-yarder in the 16th minute and assisted by Bryce Childers was all the visitors needed. It was his first goal of the season. Graham Sachtleben stood tall in goal with eight saves while posting his fifth shutout.
Otherwise, the Battlers dominated the stat sheet. They out-shot the Yellow Jackets 25-3 overall and 8-1 on goal. The corner kick difference was 7-2.
They play again at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 against Ohio Valley in a G-MAC tourney Semifinal.
Jackets’ season ends
CEDARVILLE — No. 5 seed Ursuline eliminated No. 4 Cedarville from the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Tournament Oct. 28 on penalty kicks, 4-3, after the two sides played to a scoreless draw in two overtimes.
The Arrows, 7-7-2 overall, move on to face top seed Ohio Valley in the semifinals on Nov. 2. The Yellow Jackets closed down their campaign at 11-6-2. Cedarville dominated the visitors in every phase of the game from the opening kickoff through the entire 110 minutes of action. The Jackets out-shot Ursuline 34-5 for the match including 19-2 after halftime.
The Arrows clanked it in the 15th minute while Hannah Atkinson ripped a 10-yarder off the metal five minutes into the second OT. Cedarville went first in the shootout and made their first two to go up 2-0 heading into Ursuline’s second attempt. The Arrows made their last four to earn the right to advance.
Milano claims tennis win
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — The Wright State University women’s tennis team concluded action Oct. 28 at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Invitational, bringing home first place in the B flight from freshman Jillian Milano.
Overall, the Raiders competed well across the board and will be back in action again in January.
Oilers overpower CU
CEDARVILLE — Findlay maintained control of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference West Division race with a convincing three-set result over the Cedarville University women’s volleyball team, Oct. 28 in the Callan Athletic Center.
The Oilers rolled to a 25-14, 25-18, 25-16 victory to improve to 22-4 overall and 13-1 G-MAC. Cedarville, 15-13 and 10-4 G-MAC, struggled with establishing any momentum from the outset. UF never trailed in the first or third sets. In the second set, the Jackets scored the first three points, but the Oilers answered with the next six and never looked back.
CU mustered just 29 kills on the afternoon led by Taylor Wilkerson with eight. Gabby Olson and Lauren Willow contributed five kills each. Sierra Schuitema had 12 assists. Findlay produced a .365 team attack percentage – the highest by any opponent this fall.
Cedarville plays again at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 at Tiffin University.
Swim teams open season
FAIRBORN — The Wright State swimming teams opened their seasons at home Oct. 28, competing in a tri-meet against Milwaukee and Marshall.
Raider victories on the day came from Downey Thomas (1,000-meter freestyle, 200 breaststroke), Gavin Mickelson (100, 500 free), Jack Fergus (100, 200 backstroke), Trevor Keriazes (100 breast), Mitch Stover (100, 200 butterfly, 200 Individual Medley), Dominic Poletta (50, 100 free), and the 200 and 400 medley relay team. The 200 MR team set a new pool record, and Stover qualified for the U.S. Winter Nationals in the 100 fly.
Wright State will return to the pool at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 as they host Horizon League newcomer Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
Bucs in Flyin’ to the Hoop
DAYTON — Xenia High will be among the area and national teams participating in the annual Flyin’ to the Hoop Invitational basketball showcase event.
The Buccaneers are scheduled to play Olentangy Liberty at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at James S. Trent Arena, in Kettering.
Ticket information and a complete listing of the scheduled games can be found at flyintothehoop.com.
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