This Week in Lancer Athletics


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Even distribution leads to easy victory for the Lady Lancers

Winona Lake– The Lady Lancer women’s soccer team dominated Purdue Calumet (1-4) by a score of 5-0 behind impeccable goalkeeping and even distribution. Five different Lancers scored in the game, beginning in the 13th minute with Holly Bennett slotting in the first goal of the match. Three more followed before half with Mallory Rondeau, Carianne Sobey, and Hannah Alcorn each scoring a goal of her own. Alcorn’s goal with 26 seconds left in the half was the first of her career. Jackie Seal pounded home the final goal of the match in the 80th minute. Goalkeeper Abigail Burns earned a shutout with two saves in 90 minutes of play. The Lady Lancers followed up this match with a closely contested 1-0 loss to No. 25 Siena Heights. The Lady Lancers (5-1-1) will face Aquinas College on Friday and Missouri Baptist on Saturday.

Lancers remain perfect with two impressive blowouts

Winona Lake– Behind two goals by both freshman Kyle Hamlin and sophomore Austin Altimus, Grace men’s soccer pounded Andrews University 7-0. The Cardinals (1-1) were no match for the superior Lancers as the Lancers slotted shot after shot into the net. Altimus struck first in the 9th minute with the help of Shane Barthuly’s cross. Hamlin added his first collegiate goal just before half with an impressive shot. Five goals in the second half sealed the deal as Gift Sibukome, Steven Fiema, Kyle Hamlin (his second), Austin Altimus (his second) and freshman Ben Draper all scored. The goal was Draper’s first in his collegiate career. Altimus’ goal in the 86th minute was the result of sophomore Dylan Anderson’s first collegiate point, an assist. After dominating Andrews, the Lancers moved on to face Moody Bible Institute (2-1) later in the week. Four goals by four different players resulted in a 4-0 destruction of Moody. Steven Fiema scored another goal, his third in three matches. Ben Bassous, Austin Altimus, and Kyle Hamlin all added goals to contribute to a dominating performance. Through both games, goalkeeper Collin Cone racked up six saves in 180 minutes of play. The Lancers (3-0) will play their first road game this week at Robert Morris-Lake County on September 10th.

Grace men’s tennis wins battle against defending champion Spring Arbor

Spring Arbor, Mich.– The Grace men’s tennis team faced their first tough match of the season against a tested team from Spring Arbor University (1-1, 1-1 CL) and battled to a 5-4 on the road. After losing the first three singles matches, the Lancers clawed back to win the next three matches. Aaron Blevins (6-2, 7-5), Michael Humphrey (6-2, 6-4), and Jack Wang (7-6, 6-1) rallied the Lancers to even up the score after singles competition. Behind the eight ball after a close 8-5 loss in the first doubles match played by Michael Blevins and Nikola Todorovic, the Lancers rallied to win the next two 8-6 and 8-4 with wins by Aaron Blevins/ Daniel Sanchez and Michael Humphrey/ Jack Wang, respectively. After a close loss to IWU, the Lancers (2-1, 2-1 CL) will face Taylor University on Tuesday.

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