Scots outwork opponents

JACOB SMITH
SPORTS WRITER

Photo by Allison Woodland

The Alma College women’s soccer team travelled down to Indiana this past weekend to face the Franklin College Grizzlies and Anderson University Ravens. The Scots srew with the Ravens on Saturday (Sep. 14) and defeated the Grizzlies on Sunday (Sep. 15).

“It was our first test on the road, which was fun, and we went south so the weather was a lot hotter”, said Head Women’s Soccer Coach, Megan Gorsuch. A 1-1 tie was the final score of Saturday’s game against Anderson University. Lily Stephan (’23) scored the lone goal for the Scots with an assist from Dakota Booher (’23).

“I think you walk away with that tie knowing you could’ve won and it gives you the extra push to not want that feeling again”, said Gorsuch.

The second game of the weekend finished in a 2-0 win for Alma over Franklin college. Lexi Russell (’22) and Ashley Oldham (’22) both shared goals that contributed to the Scots’ victory. Taylor LeMasters (’20) also contributed with the only assist of the game.

“I’ve been super impressed with the composure of the freshmen. We have a lot of freshmen who are starting and a lot of freshmen who are giving me impactful minutes and I think they’ve all handled it well in terms of the maturity and composure that comes when they play”, said Gorsuch.

The women’s golf team played in the first MIAA Jamboree of the season on Saturday, Sep. 14th. The tournament was hosted by Alma and took place at the Pine River Country Club. The Scots along with Hope College shared the runner-up title as they finished in a tie.

Number one on the leader board for Alma was Morgan Yates (’23) who shot a score of 82 and tied for 9th place overall. Jennifer Kowalczyk (’20) followed closely behind with a score 83 that landed her at a tie for 12th place.

“I am very happy with my finish this tournament. As a senior, I was excited to play in our conference opener and my last home tournament, I knew going into the day I just wanted to have fun and try to play my best for the team”, said Kowalczyk.

Grace Grelak (’21) and Kirstyn Cotton (’21) also scored for the scots. Grelak shot an 86 and finished with a tie at 21st place. Cotton tied for 36th place with a score of 91. The team will compete in 4 total MIAA Jamboree’s this season.

“The team performed up to our expectations. Out of the eight players on the team, we had five scores in the 80s which in our conference we would take any day”, said Kowalczyk. Men’s golf also competed over the weekend at the Irish Hills Invitational which was hosted by Adrian College at The Grande Golf Club. The team had a 12th place finish overall.

Andrew Curran (’23) and Tait Morrissey (’21) led the Scots’ in the two-day tournament as they both shot a two day total of 165. Both Curran and Morrissey tied for 47th place. Luke Lamoreaux (’20) shot a two-day score of 169 which put him at 58th place individually. Eli Pinter (’22) shot a score of 171 over the two days and finished in a tie for 60th place. JP McDonald (’22) also scored for the Scot’s with a score of 193.

Men’s Football secured their first win of the regular season against Manchester University in Indiana on September 14. The Scots’ football team travelled down to Indiana and dominated with a score of 35-7.

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