Top News of the Week
Men's Lacrosse Wins Two By Double Digits
The Scots were busy last week with three games on the slate. On Tuesday (March 12), Alma defeated Beloit College, 25-8. Junior attacker Connor Alley (Powell, Ohio / Worthington Kilbourne) scored a game-high six goals while senior goalie Cameron Stelljes (Okemos, Mich. / Okemos) made 11 saves to earn his first win of the season. The Scots followed that up with a 16-5 win on Wednesday (March 13) at Heidelberg University. Freshman attacker Timothy Gearig (Vicksburg, Mich. / Vicksburg) led the way with a career-high five goals. On Saturday (March 16), Alma fell to John Carroll University, 16-11. Senior midfielder Jared Nycz (Buffalo, N.Y. / Iroquois) netted a hat trick to tie the program's all-time scoring record.
Baseball Takes One Of Three In Ohio
Alma went to Baldwin Wallace University this weekend to face the host Yellow Jackets as well as Oberlin College and Defiance College. On Saturday (March 16) against Oberlin, the Scots won 17-2. All nine Alma batters had at least one hit including junior Carter Sanderson (Ilderton, Ont. / Central Secondary School) who had his first career multi-hit game going 4-for-5. Junior Dylan Dzendzel (Royal Oak, Mich. / Royal Oak) pitched strong into the seventh to earn his second win of the season. On Sunday (March 17), Alma would drop a pair of one-run games. Against Defiance, the Scots lost 2-1 in 11 innings. Senior pitcher Joseph Barrons (Kingston, Mich. / Kingston) had a shutout going until the ninth inning as Defiance tied the game at one and then scored in the 11th to take the win. The Scots then lost, 4-3, to Baldwin Wallace. Junior Zach Schirmer (Bay City, Mich. / Bay City Western) led the way for the offense with two hits and one run scored.
Softball Splits with Franklin
The softball team went 1-1 against Franklin College (IN) on Sunday (March 17) in its only action of the week. Senior third baseman McKenzie Creed (Edwardsburg, Mich. / Edwardsburg) led the Scots with a home run, three RBI and two walks. Her solo shot in the top of the sixth inning of game one broke a 3-3 tie and led directly to an Alma win. Creed currently leads the MIAA with four home runs and 22 RBI.
Cheer Takes First at Alma Invite
In the cheer team's first NCA competition of the season, Alma defeated Davenport in the All-Girl Advanced Division at the Alma College Invitational on Sunday (March 17). The Scots hit both performances in the strongest debut in program history.
What's Happening This Week
Tuesday, March 19
Baseball at Earlham College (IN), 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 21
Women's Tennis vs. Grace (IN), 4:00 p.m.
Men's Tennis vs. Grace (IN), 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 23
Outdoor Track and Field at Indiana Wesleyan Polar Bear Invitational, 12:00 p.m.
Men's Lacrosse vs. DePauw University (IN), 1:00 p.m.
Softball vs. Ohio Wesleyan University, 1:00 p.m.
Baseball vs. Adrian College, 1:00 p.m.
Softball vs. Ohio Wesleyan University, 3:00 p.m.
Baseball vs. Adrian College, 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 24
Cheer & STUNT vs. Laker Cheer Classic (at Grand Valley State)
Women's Lacrosse vs. Cleary University, 12:00 p.m.
Softball vs. Bluffton University (OH), 1:00 p.m.
Baseball at Adrian College, 1:00 p.m.
Softball vs. Bluffton University (OH), 3:00 p.m.
Baseball at Adrian College, 3:30 pm.
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