Weekly Silver Lake College sports roundup

Posted On September 29, 2014

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The Silver Lake College soccer team avenged an early-season loss on Friday, defeating the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac 3-1 in a game at Goalgetters Soccer Park in Manitowoc.

Carl Jean sparked the Lakers by assisting on Stevens Alexis’ goal that gave SLC a 1-0 lead.

Then, with 15 minutes remaining in the first half, Jean took a pass from Ser Nay Htoo and scored to give SLC a 2-0 advantage.

UW-Fond du Lac scored its lone goal late in the first half.

SLC coach Guido Lenaerts said UW-Fond du Lac had some opportunities early in the second half, “but with Amanda Kudick perfecting our off-side trap, Fondy walked away frustrated out of our defensive half numerous times.”

SLC sealed the victory when Jean dribbled through the defense and scored with 25 minutes left in the game.

“Practicing the whole week on our ‘push through’ offense proved to be successful,” said Lenaerts, adding that SLC goalkeeper Wesley Dowell turned in a solid performance.

Volleyball

The Silver Lake College volleyball team won three of its four matches last week.

“I'm very happy with how well the girls are playing through our hectic schedule, and they continue to stay focused,” SLC coach Tara Stewart said. “They are playing phenomenally as a team, which makes for great volleyball to watch. Our fans continue to support us, which helps tremendously.”

The Lakers opened the week with a loss, falling to UW-Marathon on Sept. 22 by scores of 25-20, 25-13, 25-23. SLC was led by Courtney Clavers (seven blocks, four kills, one assist, three digs), Abby Gerhard (seven kills, one block, five digs) and Danielle Byrum (19 assists, one kill, one dig).

SLC bounced back to win its final three matches of the week.

On Wednesday, the Lakers defeated UW-Sheboygan 25-22, 25-13, 23-25, 25-21. They were led by Gerhard (11 kills, five blocks, 11 digs), Clavers (eight blocks, 10 kills, six aces, four digs), Byrum (31 assists, one ace), Jordan Barbeau (12 digs, four aces), Kaela Cheesman (six digs, five kills, three aces), Megan Mendolla (three kills, eight digs, two aces), Casey Bingmon (three blocks, one kill), Danielle Hunt (two blocks, two kills) and Alex Rukamp (three blocks, two kills, one dig).

SLC beat UW-Marshfield on Friday, 25-20, 25-19, 25-22. The Lakers were led by Gerhard (six kills, one block, one ace, 15 digs), Rukamp (two blocks, seven kills, one dig), Bingmon (five blocks, one kill, one dig), Clavers (five blocks, eight kills, two aces), Hunt (two kills), Byrum (24 assists, one block, two kills, four aces, four digs), Barbeau (five digs, one ace), Cheesman (15 digs, one kill, one ace) and Mendolla (four kills, nine digs, two assists, two aces).

And SLC wrapped up the week Saturday by rallying to defeat Grace Bible College 22-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-16 on Parents Night. The Lakers were led by Barbeau (11 digs, one ace), Gerhard (11 kills, 16 digs, one ace), Rukamp (three blocks, six kills, three digs), Clavers (10 blocks, 14 kills, two aces, six digs), Cheesman (14 digs, three kills, one assist, two aces), Byrum (36 assists, two kills, three aces, five digs), Mendolla (three kills, one assist, five aces, 12 digs), Hunt (two digs) and Bingmon (seven blocks, four kills).

Cross country 

Taylor VandenPlas was the top finisher for the Silver Lake College women’s cross country team at the Maranatha Baptist University Invitational on Saturday.

VandenPlas crossed the finish line in eighth place in the 5K race in 22 minutes, 6.8 seconds.

Other SLC women’s finishers were Sophia Chin (21st in 24:25.4) and Olivia Johnston (36th in 32:37.4).

In the men’s 5K race, SLC’s Jared Koch took sixth in 35:15.4, and Nathan Jandrin placed 12th in 44:04.9.

Golf

Dru Harris shot a 98 to lead the Silver Lake College golf team at the UW-Waukesha Invitational on Thursday.

Also for the Lakers, Derek Domino shot a 101 and Kevin Ramirez shot a 104.