|Sports Briefs: 11-16-13|
|Written by Sentinel Sports Staff|
|Saturday, 16 November 2013 01:52|
Falcon volleyball beats Akron
AKRON — Bowling Green’s volleyball team improved to 10-5 in the Mid-American Conference Friday with a 24-26, 25-23, 25-17, 25-20 win over Akron.
BG’s leaders were: Danielle Tonyan, 20 kills; Jelena Sunjic, 11 kills; Erica Fullenkamp, 53 assists; Paige Penrod, 14 digs; BGHS graduate Ashley Dunn, 20 digs; and Kaitlyn Skinner, five blocks.
BG, 14-13 overall, is in fourth place in the MAC. Akron fell to 8-18, 2-13.
BGSU volleyball signs four
Four players have signed national letters of intent to play volleyball at Bowling Green State University.
Katie Scholten, Michaela Gabanic and Nicole Slimko will all begin at BG in the fall of 2014. Paige O’Connor will start in the upcoming spring semester.
Scholten, a setter from St. Louis, helped Visitation Academy to a 30-6-1 record and a second-place district finish in her senior season.
Gabanic, a right-side hitter from Avon Lake, helped Magnificat High School to an 18-win season and a district runner-up finish in 2013.
O’Connor, an outside hitter from Ada, Mich., was a four-year varsity player at Forest Hills Northern.
Slimko, an outside hitter from Crystal Lake, Ill., was a two-time all-area player at Crystal Lake South High School.
BG men finish 25th
MADISON, Wis. — Bowling Green’s men’s cross country team finished 25th with 675 points in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.
BG’s top five were: Jason Salyer, 51st, 31:43; Greg Black, 97th, 32:57; Tim Jurick, 168th, 34:34; Joe Vanbolderen, 170th, 34:36; and Jeremy Richard, 189th, 35:28.
Falcon women place 17th
MADISON, Wis. — Bowling Green’s men’s cross country team finished 17th with 491 points in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.
BG’s top five were: Perrysburg High school graduate Andrea Alt, 65th, 21:54; Brittney Darah, 92nd, 22;20; Rebecca Rae, 104th, 22:36; MacKenzie McMillin, 116th, 22:45; and Amanda Garlak, 118th, 22:47.
BG Rifle Team loses
The Bowling Green Rifle Team opened its season with a 1,458-1,370 loss to New Pittsburgh.
BG’s scores were: Bob Schwiebert, Don Link, both 285; Dan Altman, 2764; Mike Sayen, 265; and Norbert Norden, 261. Kira Miller and Jerry Milnor also fired for BG.
Four Falcon men earn All-MAC soccer honors
CLEVELAND — Bowling Green State University men’s soccer seniors Ryan Comiskey, Brandon Silva and Michael Wiest, and junior Danny Baraldi all earned All-Mid-American Conference second-team honors.
The All-MAC team and league specialty awards are the results of voting by the MAC’s seven men’s soccer head coaches.
Baraldi earns All-MAC honors for the second time in his career, and the second time in as many seasons. Comiskey, Silva and Wiest all are on the all-league team for the first time.
Baraldi had 10 points this season, on three goals and a team-leading four assists. Hi
Comiskey led the Falcons in scoring, with six goals and 13 points.
Silva had six points on two goals and a pair of assists. He was one of just three Falcons to start all 19 matches, and he played in 1,846 of the team’s 1,866 minutes on the year.
Wiest also started every match this season, and played every second of all 19 matches. He had eight shutouts, the highest total by a BGSU goalkeeper since 1998, and also had 75 saves, a goals-against average of just 0.82 and a saves percentage of .815.
The Falcons ended the season with an overall mark of 6-7-6 and a MAC record of 2-2-2.
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