Men’s Sports Recap 10/1-10/8

By Caia Bevins

The men’s teams played several games last week during Homecoming, so let’s review.

Men’s soccer played at Earlham on Wednesday. The first half was scoreless for both the Yellow Jackets and the Quakers, though #11 Riley Hensley was able to get close to the goal twice. In the second half, the Yellow Jackets were finally able to score after #3 Quinn Holtzapple landed his second goal of the season. After that, DC was able to maintain their lead until three minutes before the end of the game when the Quakers scored. They were unable to regain their lead and the game ended in a 1-1 draw. #3 Quinn Holtzapple led the team with goals and #11 Riley Hensley led the team with shots. The Jackets ended with 11 shots, 5 shots on goal, and 3 saves made by #1 Orry Killam.

Men’s soccer played again at Rose-Hulman on Saturday and the Engineers led the first half of the game, scoring five times, making the score 5-0. For the first time this season, #0 Austin Boles appeared in goal and stayed for the entire second half. The Jackets played much better in the second half and didn’t allow any more goals, but were unable to score, though they did make several attempts. The game ended with a score of 5-0 with #11 Riley Hensley leading with shots and #0 Austin Boles leading with saves. DC made 10 shots, 5 on goal, and 6 saves, made by both Boles (2) and #1 Offy Killam (4). Men’s soccer will play again at Franklin on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

The Football team battled against Mount Saint Joseph for the homecoming game. The Lions started off strong and dominated the first three quarters, though the Yellow Jackets did put up a good fight. At the very end of the third quarter, the Jackets scored their first touchdown of the game. Over the fourth quarter, they were able to score twice more, making the score 62-21. #9 Jordan Ambrose led the team with 16 passing yards, and #14 Jehlani Warren led with 70 rushing yards. The Jackets finished the game with  25 passing yards, 240 rushing yards, and a time of possession at 24:17. They will play again next Saturday against Franklin at 1:30 p.m.

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