DePauw University Weekend Roundup

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Men's Lacrosse

HIRAM -- Grant Skipper's goal just seven seconds into Saturday's contest against Hiram set the tone for a record setting day for the Tigers who would smash the Terriers by a final score of 19-5.

DePauw improved to 3-3 overall and picked up their first North Coast Athletic Conference win in program history. With the loss Hiram dropped to 1-3 on the year and 0-1 in NCAC play.

The Tigers would net five goals in the first quarter led by Robert Lapp with two and Adam Bridges who added two assists. Ned Hartfiel scored on an assist from Bridges with 12:30 on the clock followed by the first of Lapp's first quarter goals on an assist from Sam Caravana.

Hiram did manage to score a first quarter goal with 6:19 left, but DePauw quickly answered with Lapp's goal on an assist from Bridges with 4:49 on the clock.

Richard McGowan would cap the Tigers' first quarter scoring when he found the net on an assist from Sam Alkema with 3:42 left.

Up 5-1 after one, the Tigers drove the nail in the coffin in second quarter outscoring the Terriers 6-0.

Bridges had three goals and Caravana added two goals, while Benton Givens tallied one goal. Lapp, Caravana, Bridges and Alkema all had assists in the second quarter.

Over the final two quarters DePauw would keep up the offensive pressure leading to a program record for most goals scored in a game with 19.

John Zupancic, Hartfiel, Bridges, Alkema and Givens would all tally goals in the second half, while Alkema, McGowan and Bridges would provide assists.

In total, nine Tigers scored on the historic day and DePauw outshot Hiram 62-24. The Tigers held a 57-26 edge on ground balls and Skipper won 21-of-23 face-offs.

The one blunder, on an otherwise impressive day for the Tigers, was their 19 penalties for a total of 17:30 of penalty time. Hiram committed 13 penalties for 12:00 of penalty time.

DePauw is back in action Tuesday, March 25, when they travel to Whittier for a 7 p.m. showdown.

Men's Track

TERRE HAUTE -- Led by a pair of first-place finishes, the Men's track and Field team totaled 64 points and finished fourth among five schools at the Rose-Hulman Early Bird Invitational Saurday. Rose-Hulman won with 309 points and Franklin was second with 112.

Marcus Dozier topped the field in the discus throw at 44.10 meters (144-8) as did Paul Watts in the 5,000-meter run in 15:28.75. Dozier also was fifth in the shot put with a best heave of 12.84 meters (42-1.5).

Quinton Miller was second in the 400 hurdles in 58.56 seconds while Cameron Stewart was third in the event in 59.92.

Brian Mincks turned in a third-place showing in the 1,500 meters in 4:04.63 and was fifth in the 800 meters in 1:58.74, while Amen Galley was fourth in the long jump with a best mark of 6.38 meters (20-11.25). George Macy was fourth in the 110 hurdles in 16.46 and Stewart was fifth in 16.49.

DePauw's 4x100 relay placed third in 44.65, while the 4 x 400 relay was fourth in 3:34.15.

The Tigers return to action on Saturday, April 5, when they host the DePauw Invitational at Blackstock Stadium.

Womens track

Paced by five individual firsts, DePauw totaled 161 points and finished second at the Rose-Hulman Early Bird Invitational. Defiance won the meet with 191.

Jillian Balser won the pole vault with a best vault of 3.20 meters (10-6), while Trina Manalo took first in the hammer throw at 38.59 meters (126-7).

Also turning in firsts for the Tigers were Ashley Guevara in the 3,000 steeplechase (11:55.36), Meghan Burke in the 100 hurdles (16.06) and Nicole Inman in the 800 meters (2:24.81).

Amanda Weber was second in a pair of events as she finished the 200 meters in 26.71 seconds and had a best long jump of 4.88 meters (16-0.25) and also third in the 100 meters in 13.51 seconds. Megan Everhart was second in the steeplechase in 12:25.41 as was Heather O'Brien in the 1500 meters 4:56.03. O'Brien was also fifth in the 800 meters in 2:29.82.

Katie Doron collected a pair of third-place finishes in the 1500 meters in 5:00.10 and the 800 meters in 2:28.60 as did Katie Manalo in the shot put (10.08 meters/33-1) and hammer throw (29.76 meters/97-8).

Other third-place performances came from Celia Kauth in the high jump (1.46 meters/4-9.5) and Trina Manalo in the discus throw (27.37 meters/89-9).

DePauw's 4 x 100 relay was second in 51.39 seconds as was the 4 x 400 in 4:20.79.

The Tigers return to action on Saturday, April 5, when they host the DePauw Invitational at Blackstock Stadium.


ATLANA -- Host Emory tallied 33 hits in the doubleheader and the Eagles swept DePauw by 10-4 and 12-2 scores. The Tigers dropped to 2-6, while Emory improved to 17-7 on Saturday.

The Tigers struck first in the opener on an RBI single by Brendon Pashia scoring Robbie Stein. However, the Eagles answered in the bottom of the inning as Brett Lake mashed a three-run homer off DePauw starter Michael Chiaro to put Emory up 3-1.

DePauw tied the score after tallying single runs in the third and fifth innings as Zach Starr singled down the left field line scoring Michael Hartnagel in the third then drove in J.B. McCallum with a single in the fifth.

Emory took control with a four-run fifth and added one more in the sixth off Tiger reliever, Alex Sroka, to make it 8-3. The Eagles scored twice in the eighth on Lake's RBI single and Daniel Iturrey's RBI groundout.

The Tigers added one in the ninth on Stein's sacrifice fly which scored Paul Mpistolarides..

Chiaro took the loss for DePauw and dropped to 0-2 after going five innings. Connor Dillman (4-1) picked up the win for Emory after tossing seven innings and giving up nine hits with six strikeouts.

In the nightcap, the Eagles scored four runs in the opening frame, chasing DePauw starter Pete Stuart after recording just two outs in the inning. Emory added two runs in the second, four in the third and one in the fourth, stretching its lead to 11-0.

DePauw reached the scoreboard in the fifth on Starr's single that plated McCallum. The Tigers added one more in the eighth as Jack Thompson grounded into a double play allowing Stein to score from third.

Stuart suffered the loss for the Tigers and dropped to 0-3, while Paul Merolla (2-1) earned the win for Emory after working six innings giving up one run.

Stein led the Tigers with five hits on the day, while Starr added four hits and three RBIs.

Lake led the Eagles going 7-for-10 on the day with six RBIs and three runs scored.

The teams wrap up their three-game set with a 2 p.m. start tomorrow.

The Tigers were back in action Sunday afternoon in the final game of a three-game set at Emory University. After three scoreless innings it was the Eagles who took control, scoring runs in each of the final five innings, to complete the series sweep with a 7-1 win.

With the victory, Emory improved to 18-7 overall, while DePauw dropped to 2-7.

Wyatt Spector got the start on the mound for the Tigers and worked through a first-inning jam, stranding two Eagles in scoring position. Spector eased through the second and third innings before being touched up for one run in the fourth and three in the fifth.

Emory's Jordan Selbach broke the scoreless tie with an RBI single through the left side in the bottom of the fourth inning. Two DePauw errors in the fifth led to three runs for the Eagles behind Wes Peacock's two-run single.

Eric Steele relieved Spector who struck out four over 4.1 innings of work. Steele collected the final two outs in the fifth allowing an unearned run to score on Jared Welch's sacrifice fly.

The Eagles scored insurance runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings, putting the pressure on the Tigers' offense. However, DePauw's bats were stifled by Emory's starting pitcher Hans Hansen, who tossed seven scoreless innings with just five hits, while striking out five and walking two.

DePauw finally got on the scoreboard in the top of the eighth on Ryan Allee's RBI single that scored Zach Starr from second. Allee led the Tigers with three hits, while Brendon Pashia tallied two hits in the loss.

Spector took the loss for DePauw dropping to 1-2 on the year, while Hansen picked up the win improving to 5-1.

Emory outhit the Tigers 14-8 on the day, led by Jared Kahn who went 4-for-5 at the plate.

The Tigers are back in action Tuesday, March 25, when they travel to Piedmont for a nine-inning contest starting at 7 p.m.


FISHERS -- DePauw's softball team took early leads in both games of its doubleheader against Trine at Fishers High School on Saturday, but the Thunder prevailed in both by scores of 6-1 and 14-9. DePauw is 7-7 on the season, while the 13th-ranked Thunder are 12-1.

Sammi Bell's second-inning solo homer to center gave DePauw a 1-0 lead in the opener. Trine left eight runners on base in the first three innings before Kaitlyn Clark delivered a three-run homer to left center in the fourth.

In the fifth the Thunder loaded the bases for the fourth time before Rachel Harris drew a walk to score Haleigh Daniels. Carly Searles then scored on a wild pitch to make it 5-1. Jamie Lydick scored in the sixth when Searles grounded out to the pitcher.

DePauw totaled four hits with Bell and Megan Landahl each totaling two. Searles had three of Trine's 11 hits with Clark and Daniels finishing with two each. Kahla Nolan dropped to 5-4, while Bree Fuller improved to 6-1.

In the nightcap, DePauw scored six in the top of the first as Gabby Smart drove in Jennifer Ridge with a single before Megan Landahl's bases loaded walk brought home Taylor Golden. Ann Sarkisian walked to score Linsey Button and Hailey Freres singled up the middle to bring home Lauren Krumwiede. Bell's single to left made it 6-0 as the Tigers sent 12 batters to the plate.

The Thunder, however, scored two in the first, three in the second and six in the third to take an 11-6 lead. Smart's two-run single in the fourth closed the gap to 11-8 before Bell homered to right center in the fifth. Trine added three more in the fifth to end the scoring.

DePauw totaled 11 hits paced by Bell's four and Smart's two. Bell went six-for-seven in the two games. Trine finished with 12 hits led by Searles and Jamie Schnarr with three each and Leah Hall with two.

Nolan dropped to 5-5, while Bre Cooper improved to 2-0 after pitching 4 2/3 innings of relief.

DePauw travels to Webster on Tuesday, March 25.

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