Adrian College men's hockey rolls past MSOE

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Adrian College's Trevor Coykendall (34) bring the puck up ice during Saturday's Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game against Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Adrian College's Trevor Coykendall (34) bring the puck up ice during Saturday's Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game against Milwaukee School of Engineering.

ADRIAN — The NCAA Division III No. 2-ranked Adrian College men’s hockey team scored the final six goals in Saturday’s Northern Collegiate Hockey Association contest against visiting Milwaukee School of Engineering to complete the weekend sweep of the Raiders with a 6-1 victory.

Adrian, which improved to 9-1 overall and 6-0 in the NCHA with the win, was led by Ryan Pitoscia and Rex Moe, as the pair each had a goal and two assists, while Trevor Coykendall had a goal and an assist for the Bulldogs.

Ty Enns, Matt Couto and Zachary Heintz each added a goal for AC, with Enns’ tally in the second period ultimately proving the difference maker, while Nic Tallarico stopped 25 of 26 MSOE (2-6-2, 1-4-1) shots to get the victory.

Milwaukee scored just 21 seconds into the game, and held the lead all the way until the final two-and-a-half minutes of the second period before Pitoscia tied the game, and with 46 seconds to go in the period, Enns put Adrian ahead for good.

Couto opened the scoring in the third just 40 seconds in, and Coykendall tacked on another tally just 1:27 later, with Moe and Heintz scoring powerplay goals later in the period to put the game away.

Adrian College's Alessio Luciani (16) moves the puck up ice against Milwaukee School of Engineering's Nigel Nelson (11) during Saturday's game at Arrington Ice Arena.
Adrian College's Alessio Luciani (16) moves the puck up ice against Milwaukee School of Engineering's Nigel Nelson (11) during Saturday's game at Arrington Ice Arena.

BASKETBALL

Siena Heights (m) 92, Michigan-Dearborn 69: At Livonia, Kevin Rice scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Saints to the win on Saturday in their Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference contest.

Rice tallied 15 of that 23 in the first half to help SHU (3-9, 1-5 WHAC) pull out to a 41-28 halftime advantage, and finished with six rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal, while Davin Walker had a game-high five steals to go with 12 points and nine rebounds for the Saints.

Curtis Bell III tallied 13 points, six rebounds and a game-high five assists in 26 minutes off the bench for Siena, which shot 30-of-62 (48.4 percent) from the field and 27-of-39 (69.2 percent) from the free throw line.

Siena Heights (w) 66, Michigan-Dearborn 51: At Livonia, the SHU women’s squad started and finished fast to win a back-and-forth game on Saturday against the Wolverines.

Peyton Banks tallied her eighth double-double of the season to lead Siena Heights (10-2, 4-2 WHAC) with game-highs in both points (28) and rebounds (17), along with a pair of steals, in 38 minutes. Sha’kyia Parker and Allye Minor each added 12 points for SHU, with Minor adding a game-high nine assists and six rebounds for the Saints.

For Michigan-Dearborn, Mariah Taylor was the leading scorer with 15 points, five rebounds and four steals, while Ro’Zhane Wells and Abby Fullerton tacked on 12 and 11 points respectively.

Siena Heights led 12-5 after the first and 28-19 at halftime, only for the Wolverines to outscore the Saints 25-14 in the third and take a 44-42 lead into the fourth quarter. Led by Banks scoring 12 in the final frame, SHU was able to outscore Michigan-Dearborn 24-7 in the fourth quarter to take the win.

Case Western 98, Adrian (m) 90: At Adrian, the Bulldog men’s squad could not hold off the Spartans despite Connor Pelham’s 20 points and nine rebounds.

Both of the totals for Pelham were team highs for Adrian (1-7), while Kendall Chirsmon scored 17 points and two rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench compared to Mitch Prendergast’s game-high 26 points for Case Western (8-1).

Robert Warrick and De’Ovion Price added 15 and 13 points for the Bulldogs, with Warrick adding five rebounds and four assists.

St. Mary’s (Ind.) 62, Adrian (w) 52: At Adrian, the Bulldogs fell behind 18-12 after the first quarter of their Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association clash on Saturday and were unable to come back against the Belles.

Chelsea Palmer posted a double-double off the bench for Adrian (2-6, 0-2 MIAA) in the team’s home opener, tying teammate Kourtney Crawford for the team-high in points with 12 while pulling down a game-high 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs in 18 minutes off the bench as Crawford had nine rebounds.

St. Mary’s (2-6, 1-1) was led by Bella Dugas’ game-high 14 points and six rebounds as the Belles led 35-31 at halftime and 53-42 after three quarters of play.

MEN’S WRESTLING

Adrian at Ohio Northern Invitational: At Ada, Ohio, the Bulldogs finished in third place in the invitational led by three class victories.

Adrian scored 142.5 points, only trailing winning Olivet (160.5) and hosting Ohio Northern (144) and 20.5 points ahead of the fourth-place team of Otterbein (122). Leading the Bulldogs Saturday were Tanner Smith (133 pounds), Michael Jacobs (184) and Dylan Wellbaum (197) who won their respective weight classes.

Wellbaum went 4-0 with a pair of pinfall victories and two decisions, including a 4-2 decision over teammate Donald Moses in the final, while Jacobs won all five of his matches, with three of those, including the 14-8 score in the final, via a decision. At 133, Smith picked up all four of his victories via decisions, including a narrow 10-8 decision in his final.

Zachary Platte (141) and Zach Altman (165) each finished in third for Adrian with identical 5-1 records, while Blake Williams went 5-2 for the Bulldogs at 184 to take fourth place. Colton Weimer at 125 and Derrick Top at 174 each took home sixth place honors with a 4-3 mark on Saturday.

Samuel Shaw (197) in seventh and Trenton DiGenova at 165 capped the scorers for Adrian.

TRACK AND FIELD

Siena Heights at Saginaw Valley State Holiday Open: At Saginaw, Tecumseh graduate Tyler Fugate set a new indoor program record, winning the pole vault on Saturday with a leap of 13 feet, 0.25 inches to lead the SHU women’s team while Matthew Gipple’s pair of victories led the Saints’ men’s squad.

Fugate’s win led a 1-2 for SHU in the pole vault ahead of teammate Samantha Nowell’s 11-8.5, while Morgan Turk also claimed a second in the 3,000-meter run in 11 minutes, 59.09 seconds as Linnearia Richards and Brianna Hatfield tied for second in the high jump with identical heights of 5-5.

Madison graduate Chelsea Short, along with Richards, Onsted graduate McKenna Russell and Elissa Blackmon grabbed fourth in the 4x400-meter relay event in 4:11.28, while Samantha Scoot took fifth in the high jump with a 4-8.75 and Alexis Cordle brought home a fifth in the 600 run in 1:48.54.

On the men’s side, Gipple won the 60 run in 6.89 seconds and the long jump with a 23-3.25 and was part of the 4x400 relay squad along with Joshua Cundy, Jacob Sand and Davion Curry that took fourth in 3:32.68.

Zachary Gipple took home the top step in the shot put thanks to a throw of 53-7, while Alan Alston took second in the pole vault at 13-11 as the 4x400 relay team of Nathan Parker, Andrew Milosavlevski, Noah Cunningham and Cedric Grant took second in 3:24.68, with Cunningham bringing home a fourth place individually in 23.00.

Sebastian Hamilton took home third in the shot put with a 47-11.75 and brought home fourth in the weight throw (49-5), while Jefferson Edwards took third in the weight throw (49-11.25) and fifth in the shot put (45-2.5). Abdullah Nassr grabbed fourth in the 600 run in 1:24.78 while Grant took fourth in the 800 run with a time of 2:02.12 as Milosavlevski was fifth in 800 (2:03.55).

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