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Ole Miss tennis tops M-G

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com

Mississinewa’s boys tennis team began defense of its Central Indiana Conference championship on Wednesday with a decisive, 5-0 sweep of Madison-Grant in Gas City.

The Indians didn’t drop a game in the three singles matches and won both doubles positions in straight sets to move to 8-1 on the season and 1-0 in CIC play. 

Singles results: No. 1: Conner Murphy defeated Eli Lutterman 6-0, 6-0; No. 2: John Oliver defeated Corbin Fox 6-0, 6-0; No. 3: Ethan Sample defeated Mason Richards 6-0, 6-0. Doubles results: No. 1: Ryan Scott/Riley Fuqua defeated Nick Evans/Jackson Manwell 6-2, 6-2; No. 2: Chandler Morrison/Mason Christensen defeated Jace Gilman/Lance Wilson 7-6 (3), 6-2.

The Indians topped the Argylls, 4-1 in the JV match.

JV results: singles: Hayden Rowley (Miss) defeated Myer Miller 6-0; Josiah Stark (Miss) defeated Soren Price 6-1; Tyler Gary (Miss) defeated Davin Barton 6-4. Doubles: Bryce Metzger/Brynson Ford (M-G) defeated Rowley/Stark, 6-2. Stark/Gary (Miss) defeated Grant DeDecker/Alex Crestsinger, 6-2.

Mississinewa competes in the Fort Wayne Carroll Invite on Saturday starting at 9 a.m.

Madison-Grant (5-4, 0-1 in CIC) hosts Hamilton Heights on Satuday at 9 a.m. 

Girls soccer

Mississinewa 6, Eastern 2

Freshman Lia Luchetti netted a hat trick and added an assist as the Indians topped the Comets on Wednesday.

Juniors Taylor Ulerick and Alayna Webb had a goal and an assist apiece while freshman Audrey Spencer also scored a goal. Sophomore Olivia Lucas added an assist.

Fresham goalie Savannah Herrera made seven saves for Ole Miss.

Mississinewa (3-2-1) will host Whitko on Saturday at noon.

Girls golf

Frankton 196, Madison-Grant 199

Kasey Cleaver shot 41 to lead the Argylls. Abbie Hostetler added 49, Nancy Chapel shot 54 and Allie Vetor had 55 for M-G.

Wabash 189, Mississinewa 252

Maggie LaBarr shot 52 to lead the Indians on Wednesday at Honeywell Golf Course in Wabash. Izabel Cornejo and Peighten Allen both finished with 65, Jayce White had 70 and Jadelynn Berry shot 71 for Ole Miss.

College volleyball

IWU sweeps Crossroads opener

Indiana Wesleyan continued its impressive start to the volleyball season with a quick sweep of Spring Arbor, 25-16, 25-12, 25-11 to open Crossroads League play on Wednesday in Luckey Arena.

Marci Miller led Indiana Wesleyan with nine kills while Rachel Klitzing recorded eight kills and three block solos. Ana Collar and Kelly Miller both had seven kills and the Wildcats finished with an attacking percentage of .310.

Alex Falcone dished out 31 assists and Havyn Gates paced IWU on defense with 20 digs.

Indiana Wesleyan (8-0, 1-0 in CL) travels to the Aquinas/Cornerstone Invitational (Grand Rapids, Michigan) beginning today, with games at 6 p.m. against Thomas More College and 8 p.m. versus No. 16 Aquinas.

Taylor tops Huntington 

The Taylor volleyball team extended its winning streak to five matches on Wednesday by beating Huntington, 21-25, 25-19, 25-16, 25-22 in its home and Crossroads League opener,

The Trojans started slowly, falling behind 18-9 before rallying to tie the score at 20-20. The Foresters held off the late surge to take the set, but Taylor carried the momentum through the final three sets.

Amanda Adams led the Taylor with 12 kills and had 10 digs, Julia Pomerenke finished with 11 kills and Ryan Czerniak had 10. Grace Isaacs totalled eight kills and led the Trojans with six total blocks, two solo.

Kacy Bragg had a team-leading 28 assists and Samantha Korn topped TU with 18 digs. Nikki Parrett had six service aces.

Taylor (9-4, 1-0 CL) competes in the Viterbo Tournament (La Crosse, Wisconsin) with matches Friday at 1 p.m. against No. 20 Jamestown and 4 p.m. against Waldorf. The Trojans face No. 5 Viterbo and No. 7 Northwestern College on Saturday.

Men’s soccer

IU-East 3, Indiana Wesleyan 1

The Wildcats dropped their first match of the on Wednesday falling to the Red Wolves in Richmond.

Philipp Basara knocked in the lone goal for the Wildcats in the 89th minute and Tony Aegerter picked up the assist.

Indiana Wesleyan out shot IU-East, 16-14, but the Red Wolves had and 8-7 advantage in shots on goal. Aaron Carr made five saves in net for the Wildcats.

IWU (2-1-1) travels to NAIA 19th-ranked Olivet Nazarene on Saturday for an 8 p.m. start.