WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Hope Wins Two Divisions At Louisville Classic
The Hope women’s cross country team ran away with two division titles at the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday.
The Flying Dutch won the 26-team Blue Division with 91 points and the 33-team Silver Division with 58 points. Both divisions featured non-NCAA Division I teams.
In the Blue Division, sophomore Casey Campbell of Swartz Creek (Swartz Creek HS) topped Hope by placing fourth in 18:45.69. The Flying Dutch also received points from senior Camille Borst of Allendale (Allendale HS) in ninth (18:59.3), senior Katie Carlson of Rockford (Rockford HS) in 21st at 19:16.64, sophomore Julia Stock of Spring Lake (Grand Haven HS) in 25th at 19:19.36 and junior Emily Wrozek of Clark Lake (Hanover-Horton HS) in 32nd at 19:27.52).
In the Silver Division, freshman Erin Herrmann of Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton-Warrenville South) led Hope by placing fifth in the 5K with a time of 19 minutes, 19 seconds.
The Flying Dutch also received points from freshman Emily Joosse of Chillicothe, Ohio (Zane Trace HS) in 10th at 19:22), freshman Mackenzie Govier of China, Mich. (Marine City) in 18th at 19:27, junior Katherine Afton of Portage (Portage Central HS) in 19th at 19:54) and junior Katherine Hauge of Blaine, Minn. (Minnehah Academy) in 27th at 19:57.
Second-ranked Flying Dutch Sweep Olivet For Homecoming
The Hope volleyball team swept its 17th opponent of the season on Saturday, beating visiting Olivet College 25-10, 25-8, 25-13 during homecoming.
The Flying Dutch improved to 18-1 overall as they pushed their win streak to six matches. They remained in second place in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) standings after raising their league record to 9-1.
Junior outside Jenna Grasmeyer of Jenison (Hudsonville Unity Christian HS) led Hope with 10 kills and a.562 kill percentage.
Two Flying Dutch players added eight kills apiece — senior Mari Schoolmaster of Portage (Portage Central HS) on a .500 kill percentage and junior hitter Amy VanderStoep of Holland (West Ottawa HS) on a .316 kill percentage.
Freshman libero Alexis Thompson of Monroe (St. Mary Catholic Central) topped Hope with 11 digs, while sophomore setter Lauren Hazekamp of Fruitport (Fruitport HS) added a match-high 29 assists and 10 digs.
Flying Dutchmen Drop Close One At Home To Adrian
One of the top rushing performances in Hope football history was not enough Saturday as the Flying Dutchmen lost its league opener at home to Adrian College 17-14.
Senior running back Shawn Jackson of Comstock Park (Comstock Park HS) netted 251 yards on 22 carries — the sixth-highest single game in Flying Dutchmen history. He also scored on touchdown runs of 67 yards and 1 yard.
The Flying Dutchmen fell to 3-2 overall and 0-1 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) play.
Jackson excelled against a 20th-ranked rush defense in NCAA Division III. Adrian, the reigning MIAA champion, had allowed only 81.3 yards per game and 2.17 yards per rush to four previous opponents. Jackson averaged 11.7 yards per carry.
Hope’s school record for rushing yards in a game belongs to Brandon Graham, who had 302 against Kalamazoo in 1996.
Three plays hurt the Flying Dutchmen the most.
Receiver Nathan Hartline got by an otherwise stingy Hope defense twice for long touchdown receptions from quarterback Aaron Tenney. Their first-quarter hookup of 56 yards put Hope down 7-0.
On the Flying Dutchmen’s next possession, Adrian blocked Hope’s 26-yard field goal attempt.
In the fourth quarter, Hartline hauled in a 49-yard touchdown from Tenney to extend Adrian’s lead to 17-7 with 5:17 remaining.
Junior linebacker Cody Lindemulder of Mulliken (Lakewood) led the Hope defense with 14 tackles, including 1 ½ sacks. Senior linebacker Tim Klaus of Saugatuck (Saugatuck HS) had 11 tackles for the Flying Dutchmen.
Flying Dutchmen Fall In OT To Olivet
Two unanswered goals after halftime propelled the Hope men’s soccer team to a 2-1 overtime loss to Olivet Saturday at Van Andel Soccer Stadium.
The Flying Dutchmen fell to 7-3-1 overall and 3-2 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA play.
Sophomore David Porte of Mattawan (Mattawan HS) gave Hope a 1-0 lead in the 28th minute with his fifth goal of the season. He headed home a deflection.
The lead stood up until the 78th minute. Olivet scored the game-winner in the 98th minute.
Sophomore goalie Ethan Beswick of Grand Haven (Grand Haven HS) made four saves for Hope.
Flying Dutch Edged At Home By Calvin
Two second-half goals sent the Hope women’s soccer team to a 2-1 loss to visiting Calvin on Saturday at Van Andel Soccer Stadium.
The Flying Dutch fell to 8-2-1 overall and 5-2-1 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) play. They slipped into third place in the league standings with 16 points — three behind second-place Calvin and five behind first-place Alma.
Freshman Sarah Fazio of Holland (Holland Christian HS) scored her third goal of the season for the Flying Dutch in the 25th minute. It was unassisted after she put home a rebound from six yards out.
Hope remained in the lead until the 51st minute when Calvin tied the score. The Knights broke the tie in the 69th minute.
Goalie Kat Dickson of Grayslake, Ill. (Grayslake Central HS) made three saves for the Flying Dutch.
Flying Dutch Third At MIAA Jamboree
Senior Mary Bradley of Pierson (Tri County HS) and the Hope women’s golf team tied for third place at the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Jamboree on Saturday in Angola, Ind.
The Flying Dutch shot a team score of 341 at Trine’s Zollner Golf Course to match Calvin. Olivet (320) won, while Saint Mary’s (329) took second.
Bradley led Hope by carding a 10th-place, 10-over-par 82. The Flying Dutch put two other golfers among the top 20 — freshman Elena Moore of South Lyon (South Lyon East HS) with a 13th-place tie 84 and junior Montana Leep of Hastings (Grand Rapids South Christian HS) with a 15th-place tie of 85.
Junior Stephanie Stover of Grand Rapids (Grandville Calvin Christian HS) added a 90 to tie for 21st.