Evart upsets McBain

EVART — A strong running game and defensive effort lifted the Evart football team to a 34-0 victory over McBain on Friday.

The Wildcats rushed for more than 330 yards on the ground, while holding the Ramblers to just 46 yards.

John Danley led the way for Evart with 14 carries for 124 yards and three touchdowns — on runs of 2, 72, and 3 yards. Austin Grein added a 62-yard touchdown run and Jared Pattee chipped in a 28 yard run.

Robert Burge led the defensive effort with 11 tackles, while Danley tallied 10 stops. Larry VanBuren recorded nine tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery and Derek Bowen and Pattee had interceptions.

Evart improves to 5-1 and will face Lake City next week.

 

EVART 34, MCBAIN 0

McBain 0 0 0 0 — 0

Evart 7 7 14 6 — 34

Scoring

First quarter

E — Austin Grein 62 run (Larry Van Buren kick)

Second quarter

E — John Danley 2 run (Van Buren kick)

Third quarter

E — Danley 72 run (Van Buren kick)

E — Jared Pattee 28 run (Van Buren kick)

Fourth quarter

E — Danley 3 run

Statistics

Rushing: Evart 42-332 (Danley 14-124, Grein 4-76, Pattee 8-57).

Passing: Evart 4-12-1-79 (Jacob Fortune 4-12-1-79).

 

Manton 21, Pine River 0

MANTON — Manton scored twice in the second quarter and once more in the third to pull out a 21-0 football victory over Pine River.

Dakota Wieczorek led the offensive effort for the Bucks, throwing for 46 yards. He also rushed for 32 yards.

Devin Ruppert led the defense with nine tackles while Tyler McCurry finished with seven stops.

Pine River is in action Friday when it hosts Marion.

 

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

TIFFIN, Ohio — The Ferris State University women’s volleyball squad won for the fifth-straight time as the Bulldogs rolled to a 3-0 sweep over Tiffin to open a two-match trip to Ohio on Friday evening.

FSU captured a tight first set by a score of 25-22 and then beat the Dragons by taking sets two and three by 25-17 and 25-18 margins, respectively, at the Gillmor Center.

Senior middle hitter Anne Sutton recorded 12 kills in leading FSU, which improved to 11-3 overall and 5-1 in the GLIAC. Junior middle hitter Angi Kent added 11 kills and hit .625 for the match with only one error on 16 attacks.

The Bulldogs had two players reach double-digits in digs, including sophomore outside hitter Courtney Rehm and junior libero Brandie Merren, who both notched 10 each.  Finally, senior setter Samantha Fordyce contributed 44 assists and eight digs in the winning effort.

Ferris State posted a .359 attack percentage, which included a .438 mark in the final frame.  The Bulldogs had 51 kills with only nine errors on 117 atttempts.  FSU added 46 assists, 43 digs and three team blocks.

The Bulldogs also had five service aces, but did finish with eight service errors in the encounter.

Meanwhile, Tiffin was paced by Danielle McQuade’s squad-best nine kills.  Tiffany Buchinger had 28 assists and Jordan Jenkins netted 26 digs.  The Dragons hit .237 for the night with 36 kills and 33 assists.  They finished with 54 digs, five blocks and three aces with four service errors.

The win was also the fifth in as many tries against the Dragons for Ferris State as they improved to 5-0 all-time versus Tiffin.

Ferris State will try to win for the sixth consecutive time on Saturday (Sept. 29) as they face Ohio Dominican in league play beginning at 1 p.m. (ET) in Columbus, Ohio.

 

COLLEGE SOCCER

NORTH CANTON, Ohio — The Ferris State University women’s soccer team played its third consecutive double-overtime contest and battled to a 1-1 tie in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play against league newcomer Walsh on Friday night in North Canton, Ohio.

The two teams played a scoreless first half before both scored goals in the second period. Neither team was able to score in either extra session.

The Cavaliers struck first at 55;15 on an unassisted goal from Lauren Jokovich, who was able to lob a shot past the keeper from 35-yards out.

However, less than two minutes later, the Bulldogs tied up the match on Nichole Boehnke’s second goal of the campaign, which also came in unassisted fashion on a header off a rebound.

Overall, the Bulldogs held a decisive 28-8 margin in total shots, which included 10 in the first period and 11 in the second.  FSU also had seven shot attempts in the two overtime sessions to only three for the hosts.

FSU junior goalkeeper Rachel McCollum made four saves in 110 minutes of action for the Bulldogs while Taylor Stano had nine saves in 65 minutes for Walsh and Michaella Stucky stopped three shots in 45 minutes of competition.

The Bulldogs were led by Stephanie Garland’s game-high 13 total shots, which are the second-most in a single contest in school history.

Ferris State held a four to one edge in corner kick tries with the Bulldogs totaling 13 fouls to seven for the Cavaliers.

With the tie, the Bulldogs are now 3-3-3 overall and 2-1-2 in league action this campaign.  Walsh is presently 5-1-2 overall and 2-12 in the conference.

Ferris State will remain in Ohio to face another league newcomer in Malone on Sunday (Sept. 30) with match time set for 1 p.m. (ET) in Canton.

 

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