DC Men’s Sports Recap 10/16-10/22

By Caia Bevins

Both soccer and football did well this week, so let’s talk about it.

The men’s soccer team played Bluffton on Wednesday, and both teams played well. They finished the first half scoreless, and in the second half, #38 Noah Svanburg was able to score, putting DC in a one-point advantage that lasted the rest of the game. #38 Noah Svansburg led the team with one goal and six shots. #35 Griffin Meyer led with one assist, and #1 Orry Killam led with seven saves. The team as a whole ended the game with fifteen shots, seven shots on goal, and eleven saves.

Men’s soccer had their senior night last weekend, so let’s recognize these amazing students and athletes. #0 Austin Boles is majoring in Sports Management and plays goalkeeper for the soccer team. #1 Orry Killam is majoring in math education and is also a goalie for DC. #7 Adam Tobin is majoring in exercise science and is the Vice President of Student Senate. He is also a McMaster Scholar to Ghana and Ireland and is an RA. #10 Armando Compos-Ortiz is majoring in computer science and plays midfield. #11 Riley Hensley is double majoring in Psychology and Business and plays center back. #24 Joshua Maurer is getting his master’s degree in business and plays midfield. #34 Cole Mortemore is majoring in Education and plays center back for the soccer team. Finally, #38 Noah Svanberg is also getting his master’s degree in business plays midfield. 

Men’s soccer played against Transylvania for Senior Night, and #10 Armando Campos-Ortiz scored within ten minutes of the start of the game. The Yellow Jackets were up one going into the second half, but Transylvania scored a goal, evening out the score. DC stopped all other attempts at scoring but weren’t able to take the lead, and the game ended in a 1-1 draw. #10 Armando Campos-Ortiz led the team with goals, and #3 Quinn Holzapple, #4 Will Gehlhausen, #7 Adam Tobin, #10 Armando Compos-Ortiz, #11 Riley Hensley, #13 Tyler Fritchley, and #24 Joshua Maurer each recorded one shot, and #1 Orry Killam led with 6 saves. Overall, DC recorded seven shots, three shots on goal, and seven saves. Men’s soccer played their final game of the season last night against Mt. St. Joseph. 

Football played at Anderson last Saturday. They started off the game strong with three touchdowns, one of which was made after an interception made by #2 Thomas Coltrain, who returned the ball ninety-five yards for a touchdown. They went into the second half with a 20-0 lead and were able to score twice more in the second half and made a field goal. Anderson was able to score once, but the Jackets dominated the game, and it ended with a score of 36-6. #9 Jordan Ambrose led with passing yards, #0 Tyshaun Freeman led in rushing yards, and #44 Dominic Harris recorded 11 stops. The team ended the game with 174 passing yards, 170 rushing yards, and a time of possession of thirty-three minutes and four seconds.
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