Weekly Update 10/16-10/24

Weekly Update 10/16-10/24

(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - The Thomas More athletics was busy with many different games this week, including volleyball and women's soccer senior night.

The Thomas More women's volleyball team went 4-0 this week, taking down Geneva, Westminster, Bethany, and Waynesburg. The Saints are now 25-5 overall and 16-0 in the PAC. Jenna Mummert recorded 41 kills, five service aces, 12 digs, and nine total blocks. Alli Borders led the team in blocks, recording 13, while Rana Cousin was just one shy of Borders, recording 12. Borders also had 24 kills, nine assists, and 13 digs. As a team, the Saints had 179 kills, 161 assists, 26 service aces, 252 digs, and 26 blocks throughout the four matches. The Saints are competing next on Saturday, Oct. 28 against Grove City.

The Thomas More football team came out with a strong showing on Saturday against Saint Vincent winning 63-13. Brenan Kuntz had 117 total passing yards, Hjavier Pitts had the game high 167 rushing yards, and Logan Winkler had 70 receiving yards. As a team, Thomas More had 201 passing yards, which was even with Saint Vincent's 201 passing yards. The Saints had 348 rushing yards, compared to the Bearcats 130 rushing yards. Thomas More never trailed as it led 14-0 after one quarter, 42-7 at halftime and 56-7 after three quarters. The Saints had multiple players put points on the board in the game. Pitts had two rushing TD's, one for 26 yards and one for 19 yards. Logan Winkler also had two touchdowns in the game, one from a 56-yard pass from Daylin Garland and the other off of a 74-yard punt return. Dillon Powell scored twice, once from a one-yard run and the other a six-yard run. Luke Zajac scored off a nine-yard run and a one yard run. Daylin Garland scored off of an 18-yard pass from Kuntz. With the win, the Saints improve to 4-4 overall and 3-3 in the PAC.  With the loss, the Bearcats fall to 2-5 overall and 1-4 in the PAC. The Saints are back in action on Saturday Oct. 28 at Bethany.

Women's soccer
The Thomas More women's soccer team went 1-1 this week, defeating Geneva, but falling to Bethany. The Saints' record is now 11-4-1 overall and 6-1 in the PAC. Hannah Dargo scored twice in the match against Geneva, one of which was the game winner. Ashely Maples scored the only other goal in the week for the Saints in the Geneva game, putting the Saints up 2-0. Dargo recorded 10 total shots and six on goal. Maples had 18 shots, 10 of which were on goal. Maddy Kim recorded another shut-out win, playing all 90 minutes of the Geneva game, allowing no goals and one save. Aleyna Heyman played all 90 minutes of the Bethany match, allowing only one goal. As a team, the Saints recorded an average of 23 shots per game, and 14 corner kicks throughout the week. Thomas More is back at home on Tuesday, Oct. 24 against Westminster.

Men's soccer
The men's soccer team went 1-0-1 on the week, defeating Geneva and tied Bethany in two overtimes. The Saints' record is now 10-4-2 overall and 5-0-1 in the PAC. Adam Mathews and Griffin Garrison had the team high of five shots each. Mathews had two shots on goal, while Garrison recorded three shots on goal and two goals. Sam Lewis scored the only other goal of the week and also recorded four shots, and two shots on goal. As a team, the Saints recorded an average of 18 shots per game and 15 corner kicks throughout the week. The men's soccer team is back at home on Tuesday, Oct. 24 hosting Westminster for their senior night.

Women's Tennis
The Thomas More women's tennis team competed in the PAC Championship Friday and Saturday in Erie, Pa. Brooke Warden received PAC Player of the Year for the second year in a row from her performance over the weekend. On Friday, Warden defeated her Waynesburg opponent 6-0, 6-1, advancing to the championship round. Sarah Fellinger also defeated her singles opponent, 6-1, 6-0 and advanced to the championship round on Saturday. Warden and Hannah Lowman defeated their doubles opponents 8-2 moving on in the tournament. Warden defeated her doubles opponent with partner Lowman, 8-2, on Saturday. Warden also won her singles match Saturday, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1. On Saturday, Fellinger fell 6-4, 6-1 in her singles match. Fellinger also earned second team All-PAC. The women's tennis team is off until 2018 when they compete in Hilton Head Island, SC during spring break.