This Week in Lancer Athletics
Stoll dominates in win at IWU Invitation; Grace Men’s Golf finishes 7th
Marion– Trey Stoll turned in a dominating performance as he rolled to a win at the IWU Invitational. After shooting a 5th best 74 on the first day of the tournament, Stoll came back to win with a 70 on the second day to finish with an overall score of 144. After struggling as a team on the first day with an overall score of 321, Grace fired back with a great score of 310 on the second and final day of the tournament. Caleb Rovenstine finished with the second best score for Grace with a 157. Taylor Fanning turned in a score of 165, and Kal Denlinger rounded out the scoring with a 167. The Lancers will compete next at the Holy Cross Invitational on September 17-18 at Warren Golf Course.
Lady Lancer’s Soccer roll with two victories at the Wildcat Classic
Marion– Led by the amazing performances of two freshmen, Carianne Sobey against Aquinas and Mallory Rondeau against Missouri Baptist, the Lady Lancer soccer team won both matches this week 3-0 and 4-0, respectively. Goals by Jocelyn Evans, Mallory Rondeau, and Emily Hickerson led the Lady Lancers to a controlling 3-0 victory against Aquinas (2-3). In the second game against Missouri Baptist (3-6), Rondeau drilled two goals and helped Grace to a dominating 4-0 victory. Carianne Sobey and Holly Bennett rounded out the scoring with two goals between them. The Lancers (7-1-1) begin their Crossroads League schedule against Taylor University on September 25.
Strong play leads Grace Volleyball to commanding wins against rivals Bethel and Goshen
Winona Lake– Defensively led Lady Lancers dominated Bethel (5-9, 0-5 CL) in straight sets. Two solo blocks and 12 block assists limited Bethel to a hitting percentage of .000. Dana Johnston led Grace with 8 kills. Freshman Jessica Scherb added a match-high 11 digs. The Lancers then faced Goshen (5-10, 1-5 CL) and commanded the match to win 3-1. Goshen came out strong in the first set with a 25-23 victory, but Grace rebounded and rallied to three straight set wins. Stephanie Bolt led the Lancers offensively with 12 kills and Bethany Whitcraft added 18 digs to lead all players. Christina LeBlanc had 39 assists to round out Grace’s offensive domination. The Lancers (9-4, 4-1 CL) will face Marian University on Wednesday .
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Lancers Aim for Consistency
by Josh Neuhart
Grace’s golf team enters the 2012 season with high expectations after an up-and-down campaign in 2011.
The Lancers, led by juniors Trey Stoll, Caleb Rovenstine and Kal Denlinger, are hoping to be a consistent threat in the Crossroads League. As a result, Grace hopes to earn a berth in the NCCAA National Championships at the season’s end.
“We want to be more consistent. We have a solid group of guys that can shoot low scores, but we need to put those low rounds together,” said Grace head coach Bo Wright. “We need our players to step up and play well in tournaments and not just in practice.”
Setting the pace for Grace is Stoll, who led the team in six of Grace’s seven tournaments last season. He earned four top-three finishes at tournaments and was the medalist at the IWU Invitational and the St. Francis Invitational.
He will be joined by Rovenstine and Denlinger as Grace’s three most experienced returners. Rovenstine averaged a 79 last season, and Denlinger is looking to recover from an injury that cut his season short last fall.
“We will definitely be counting on our trio of juniors,” Wright continued. “They have played college golf for two years, so they know what to expect and what they need to do to shoot low scores. In order for our team to be successful, they need to play well.”
Sophomores Taylor Fanning and Jacob Regnier will add depth to the squad along with newcomers Taylor Breeden, Kyle Condon and Bradley Clark.