MUNCIE, Ind. — Faculty and highschool fall sports activities are rapidly coming to an finish.
However motion nonetheless continued for non-football athletes final week, with native squads and runners having fun with success and struggling defeat.
Here is what went down with non-football Ball State College sports activities and East-Central Indiana semi-state cross nation and regional volleyball from Oct. 22-24:
Delta cross nation sophomore wins semi-state
Persevering with her stellar sophomore marketing campaign, Delta cross nation sophomore Nicki Southerland grew to become the New Haven semi-state champion at Huntington College on Saturday, Oct. 23.
She completed with a time of 17:55.1 minutes, her third-best time of the season and first sub-18-minute mark of the postseason. It was greater than 23 seconds quicker than the second-place finisher.
Southerland will compete within the state meet in Terre Haute on Oct. 30. She was, nonetheless, the lone ECI runner to advance previous semi-state as neither one other particular person or group made the minimize.
Monroe Central (twelfth place, 312 factors) was the highest-finishing native group within the boys division, and Delta (fifteenth, 392) have been the highest-place native women group. Wapahani boys (fifteenth, 355) and Yorktown boys (18th, 440), in addition to Yorktown women (seventeenth, 462), additionally positioned.
Monroe Central sported two top-50 boys finishers in senior Tucker Burris (fortieth, 16:57.3) and senior Carter Miller (forty eighth, 17:04.8).
Wapahani’s top-2 boys finishers have been sophomore Nick Prepare dinner (sixtieth, 17:12.6) and senior Brandon Ellis (64ht, 17:16.8).
Yorktown’s prime boy finisher was senior Luke Harber (thirty sixth place, 16:48.7), and the highest lady finisher was junior Alison Smith (99th, 21:44.3)
Delta senior Makayla Robles positioned fortieth with a time of 20:24.6.
Highschool volleyball regionals
Yorktown falls in regional closing
After sweeping its first-round regional matchup, the reigning Class 4A state champion Yorktown Tigers (29-4) have been eradicated 3-1 (25-17, 25-17, 20-25, 25-21) by Roncalli (28-5) on Saturday at Greenfield-Central.
Yorktown beforehand misplaced this season to the Royals 2-0 (25-17, 25-22) in a match on Aug. 28.
Freshman star Charlotte Vinson led the group with 14 kills and three aces, adopted by senior Ava Eakins with eight kills. Yorktown’s kill share was 26.8%, whereas Roncalli’s was 40%. Freshman Addi Applegate notched 18 digs, and junior Emilee Hill had 32 assists.
The Tigers dominated their earlier regional matchup in opposition to Cathedral, successful 3-0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-18). Vinson had 13 kills, Applegate had 16 digs and Hill had 30 assists.
Daleville swept in regional closing
Daleville (24-8) was swept 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-12) by Lafayette Central Catholic (25-9) within the regional championship on Saturday at Wes-Del.
The Broncos’ kill share was simply 21.7%, whereas the Knights’ was 50%. Junior Amarah McPhaul and senior Julia Andreassa led the offense with 5 kills every. Senior Emi Isom notched 15 digs and junior Emilee Finley had 14 assists.
Daleville defeated South Newtown 3-2 (22-25, 25-20, 18-25, 25-23, 15-7) within the first spherical. Andreassa (23 kills) and Audrey Voss (19 kills) each tallied a season-highs. Finley added 4 aces and a season-high 45 assists.
BSU girls’s tennis performs in ITA Ohio Valley regional
In its second-to-last fall competitors of the season, BSU girls’s tennis competed within the Intercollegiate Tennis Affiliation (ITA) Ohio Valley regional on Oct. 22-23.
On the primary day, Cardinals singles gamers Mariya Polishchuk (6-0, 6-1), Amy Kaplan (6-3, 6-3) and Emma Peeler (6-4, 6-0) all gained their first-round matchups, however the group didn’t advance anybody to the Spherical of 32.
The doubles group of Polishchuk and Hannah Davies superior after successful their match 8-7 (2).
They’d compete within the singles comfort bracket the next day. 5 Cardinals emerged victorious, with Polishchuk (6-3, 6-1), Jessica Braun (6-1, 6-1), Peeler (5-7, 7-6 (3), 11-9), Hannah Davies (6-2, 6-0) and Kaplan (6-2, 6-1) successful their singles matches. The doubles group of Livia Lukacs and Braun additionally gained their match 8-4.
BSU girls’s tennis group wraps up its 2021 fall schedule subsequent weekend on the College of Louisville on Oct. 29-Nov. 1.
BSU girls’s volleyball earns consecutive MAC sweeps
BSU girls’s volleyball improved to 20-3, 10-1 within the Mid-American Convention (MAC) behind solely 11-0 Bowling Inexperienced, after back-to-back sweeps of Western Michigan College on Oct. 22-23.
The group has gained 10 contests in a row.
The Cardinals first gained 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-19) behind a powerful offensive efficiency as they ended hitting hitting .336 (47-9-113). It was their fourth-best attacking effort of the season and the sixth time they’ve hit above .300 in a match.
Natalie Mitchem led the way in which with a team-high 11 kills, hitting .458 with no single error in 24 makes an attempt. Lauren Gilliland notched 10 kills and a .533 (10-2-15) hitting share. Maggie Huber led all gamers with 15 digs and three aces.
BSU then loved one other sweep the subsequent day, 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-17) behind Gilliland’s career-best .818 (9-0-11) hitting share with 9 kills. The Cardinals as a group hit .320 (50-11-122).
Mitchem led all attackers with 12 kills, and Natalie Risi added 11. Megan Wielonski tallied 4 kills and notched her thirteenth double-double of the season with 39 assists and 15 digs.
BSU will host Miami at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, for Chirp or Deal with.
BSU girls’s soccer wins shutout
BSU girls’s soccer held its Senior Day on Sunday, honoring Grace Alsop, Claudia Como, Sammi Corcoran, Alex DeRuvo, Jenna Dombrowski, Kerrigan Johnson, Tatiana Mason, Kennedy Metzger, Lizzie Philibin, Chelcy Ralph, and Lexy Smith.
The Cardinals (5-9-2, 3-5-2 MAC) then exploded offensively for a dominant 5-0 at Northern Illinois College. The BSU protection was additionally formidable and held NIU to only 4 photographs, one on purpose. The Cardinal offense had 18 photographs, 10 on purpose, and it held possession for 68% of the time.
After incomes a lead initially following an own-goal by NIU, BSU objectives have been scored by Metzger (17′), Avery Fenchel (29′), Lexi Fraley (32′) and Abby Elgert.
BSU returns dwelling to the Briner Sports activities Complicated for the season finale in opposition to Miami at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28.
Gus Martin is a sports activities reporter at The Star Press. Observe him on Twitter @GusMartin_SP, and make contact with him at email@example.com or 765-729-4742.