DeafDigest Sports – October 17, 2018

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— random deafsports thoughts

— this week football games

— soccer, volleyball and cross country results

— overcame 0-2 volleyball deficit to win 3-2

— Gallaudet volleyball

— Gallaudet’s 3 athletes win week honors

— football team suffers 3rd cancelled game this season

deaf schools won/lost records (as of 10/17/18)

2018 football scores (as of 10/17/18)


football games this week

Oct 18 Fremont hosts Oakland Military Institute
cancelled – Oakland Military Institute has forfeited the game
making it 3rd cancelled game this season

Oct 18 Missouri at Wisconsin
Oct 18 Florida hosts Cedar Creek Christian
Oct 18 Alabama at Arkansas
Oct 10 Tennessee at Tennessee Heat Home School

Oct 19 Indiana at Indianapolis Howe (1st round sectionals)
Oct 19 Riverside hosts OJAI
Oct 19 Colorado hosts Edison
Oct 19 Texas at Geneva School of Boerne
Oct 19 Model at Paul International

Oct 20 Iowa at Kansas
Oct 20 Mississippi at Maryland
Oct 20 Carolinas at South Carolina

season has ended for a few schools

Maryland vs Mississippi is the second big
game of season that Maryland has to face
(having previously defeated Texas)


Gallaudet men’s swimming

Gallaudet’s Ben Sealts named NEAC Men’s Swimmer of the Week

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced
its conference student-athlete of the week awards for the week of Oct. 16
and Gallaudet University sophomore Ben Sealts (Ottawa, Ohio) was selected
as the NEAC Men’s Swimmer of the Week.

Sealts began the 2018-19 campaign with  three individual wins in the
season opener at Frostburg State University. The sophomore swimmer took
first in the 100-meter butterfly, 100-meter backstroke and 800-meter
freestyle. Sealts was also a member of the 200-meter medley relay that
finished fourth


Gallaudet women’s soccer

Levesque named NEAC Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the
Week for second straight week

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC)
announced its weekly conference student-athlete of the week awards for
Oct. 15 and Gallaudet University junior goalie Silvya Levesque (Ballston
Spa, N.Y.) earned the Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week honor
for the second straight week. Levesque’s defensive performance last
Saturday in a shutout victory over SUNY Cobleskill helped the Bison pick
up a key conference win.

Levesque earned her third shutout of the season as she stopped nine shots
to help the Bison defeat the visiting Fighting Tigers, 2-0. She is 4-4
against NEAC opponents with 71 saves this season.


Gallaudet volleyball

Karita Lewis selected as NEAC Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC)
announced its weekly conference student-athlete of the week awards for
Oct. 15 and Gallaudet University sophomore middle hitter Karita Lewis
(Frederick, Md.) was named Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week.

Lewis tallied 45 kills, 42 digs, six service aces, five blocks and two
assists in a 3-1 week for the Bison. Lewis earned her second weekly award
and first offensive honor of the season after beginning the week with
three straight double-doubles. Lewis finished the week with 53.5 points
and a .307 hitting percentage for the Bison.

Gallaudet win streak halted by Saints

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Gallaudet University women’s volleyball team saw its
three-match win streak snapped here Tuesday night to the hands of
Marymount (Va.) University in a straight set sweep, 13-25, 21-25, 24-26,
in a non-conference match.

Gallaudet (14-13) bounced back in the second and third sets after they
came out flat in the first set. The Bison almost pushed Marymount (20-3)
to a fourth set in the third set but the Saints scored the final two
points after the set was knotted at 24-24.


Delaware volleyball


Game last night against PSD:

DSD 11- PSD 25

DSD 17- PSD 25

DSD 27- PSD 25

DSD 21- PSD 25

We are now 1-7

Home game tomorrow 10/17 against Great Oaks.


Fremont football

Athlete of the Week: JAYVON HARMON – Our sophomore linemen was a newcomer
on the football team and he quickly has emerged in a very solid player
thanks to his commitment to improving his technique and understanding of
the game.  He impressed everyone by studying and drawing plays after hours
and then mastered them during his first start of the season against
Phoenix where he protected our Quarterback all day at Right Tackle and
penetrated the PDSD’s large linemen from the Defensive Tackle position.
Jayvon also excels in Cross Country where he’s known to be well
conditioned.  Congratulations!


Marie Philip volleyball

Marie Philip School Volleyball match report.

Date: Tuesday October 16, 2018

Location: Marie Philip School, Framingham, MA

Result: MPS 3, Newman 0 (25-17, 25-22, 26-24)

Today we hosted the Newman School for an IGC league rematch.  The Cardinal
team are still new to volleyball but they showed some good hustle going
after errant passes and attacking at the net aggressively.  Our players
used the first two sets to adjust to playing without two usual starters
and keeping their momentum going.

Newman improved with each set.  Fortunately for us, after some
encouragement from the coaches and captains after the second set, the
third set was our best one.  Issues with our receiving and digging turned
a 17-11 lead into a 22-17 deficit thanks to patient serving by the
Cardinal #41.  However, we used our final time-out and our players fixed
their errors rather than panicked.  We played our game but gave away a
24-23 match point with a service error.  Newman could not capitalize on a
24-24 tie with their own service error.  We launched an ace to seal the
26-24 set win and 3-0 match win.

Our season record is now 11-6 (5-5 IGC).  Our next match is tomorrow when
we take on IGC #1 ranked Montrose School (6-2) at home at 4 P.M.  We will
do our best to go 2-0 against the Mavericks for the season!

Zora Elliott-Mendelsohn (Fr.) – 6 Aces, 6 Kills, 2 Assists, 2 Digs, and 12
service points
Shayla Rochette (So.) – 5 Aces, 5 Kills, 4 Digs, 2 Receptions, and 7
service points
Chloe Martin (7th) – 1 Ace, 1 Kill, 9 Assists, and 3 service points
Samantha Fernsebner (8th) – 2 Aces, 3 Receptions, and 11 service points
Carleigh Babbit (8th) – 1 Ace, 3 Receptions, and 2 service points
Lily Fruguglietti (Jr.) – 9 Receptions
Anya Sukhovtsev (7th) – 2 Aces and 3 service points
Faith Kirlis (6th) – 2 Receptions
Rita Child (7th) – 1 Kill


Maryland cross country

MSD Varsity Cross Country results (10/16)

St. Anselms XC Challenge (Washington, DC) with 12 schools
MSD Boys
11th Place: Crosse Herpin  19:08
68th Place: Peter Thang 24:45
83rd Place: Michael Williams 26:30

MSD girls
18th Place: Lera Walkup 25:54
38th Place: Yireh Sanchez 33:14


Maryland Volleyball Results

MIAC Playoffs: Semifinals
Maryland lost to Greater Grace, 1-2
Scores: 25-15, 10-25, 9-15
Record: 12-8


Michigan volleyball

Michigan School for the Deafs Lady Tartars played New Life Christian
Academy today, 10/16/18. MSD lost 0-3; scores were 7-25, 6-25, and 10-25.
Our next match is
tomorrow at Merritt Academy, 6:00pm. GO TARTARS!

Record 2-12


New York/Fanwood soccer


Tuesday afternoon, October 16,
New York School for the Deaf, Fanwood, traveled to Rhode Island School for
the Deaf, RISD. Fanwood defeated Rhode by a scores of 5-1. Fanwood
sophomore, Christian Gonzalez, scored four goals and had one assist.
Freshman, Jesus Perez, added two important assists. Ionut Constantinescu,
a junior, scored the final goal for Fanwood. It was Fanwood▒^@^Ys third
consecutive victory.

Next game vs EF International Academy at Fanwood on 10/17 at 4:15pm.

Record: 4-5


Ohio soccer

OSD Soccer Update
Johnstown JV at OSD


Record: 13-3-1
In our last home game of the year, we made sure we notched a great win
over a great Johnstown JV team that we lost to last month on the road, 3-0. We
keep on breaking our own single season wins.

Now onto ESDAA Division I Tourney at Lexington School for the Deaf on Oct.


Oregon soccer

9/27- Lost to Livingstone Adventist Academy, 4-5

10/1- lost to Life Christian by 0-5

10/4- lost to Horizon Christian, Hood River, 0-11

10/8- lost to Grand View Christian Academy, 1-5

10/10- lost to Damascus Christian, 0-11

10/15- loss, at Crosshill Christian, 0-7

End of the season with the record, 1-10 League, 1-11 Overall


Pennsylvania volleyball

Yesterday, 10/16/18, Delaware School for the Deaf came to our home game.
The Lady Panthers Volleyball team played an amazing game and winning 3-1
(25-11, 25-17, 25-27, 25-21). Gia DiGiacomo led the team in stats with 25
aces and 18 kills, Natalya Gilmore performed wonderfully with 9 aces and
10 kills, and Brianna Polowczuk scored her first kill in a game! Go Lady

Record 4-3

On 10/17, Wednesday, last our home game of season vs MKSD @ 4:00 PM.


Rochester volleyball

Game 11 – Douglas started off winning both sets. RSD girls tried to figure
it out to get themselves back in the game. Once they finally able to play
volleyball in last 3 sets and won it all.

Set 1 – L 17-25
Set 2 – L 18 – 25
Set 3 – W 25 – 14
Set 4 – W 25 – 16
Set 5 – W 25 – 18

Shanya Alavrez – 1 kill and 4 blocks
McKenna Girod – 12 assists, 2 aces, and 3 kills
Emma Kane – 3 digs
Mariana Menzynski – 3 kills, 1 ace, and 1 assist
Cah’ryn Moquette – 3 kills and 4 blocks
Julia Ott – 3 kills
Diane Ward –  2 kills and 1 assist

Record: 10-1

Today, Next game will be at Finney at 4 pm.


Rochester soccer

So here we are, the culmination of many hard weeks of
practice and games, all for this one game at Eldrige park
in Horseheads, NY. Game 1 was early on in the season as
RSD defeated Intensity 1-0 on our home field. Later in
the season, in the rematch, which just happened to be
last week, the score was the same on their field,, but
with Intensity taking the game.�
What would you expect in Game 3?!??! A blowout? Keep in mind
the rain was coming down pretty hard out here in Elmira with
the temps dripping down to near freezing. A game where a ball
can take many weird, unforeseen bounces. Let me tell you boys
and girls, this game was for the ages. I’m still in awe of what
transpired yesterday evening. It’s one of those games you wish
you had a videographer on the team so you could rewatch it.�

After traveling over two hours last week for a meaningless
game, there was nothing more in the world that I wanted to come
back here and steal a win against the #1 seed. Our
student-athletes felt the same way and were poised to take them
on head on. Right from the start of the whistle we we were the
ones controlling the tempo.�

First minute in, Thomas makes a beautiful pass for Courtney
just out the 18, she takes a few dribbles, gets by one
defender, DAYLIGHT …pure DAYLIGHT…..just her and goalie,
she takes a shot, Goalie dives, no chance, it’s going to go in.
BONG! The ball hits the upper corner and ricochets out where a
defender easily clears the ball. Game continues. Both teams had
beautiful opportunities to score on net. We had some beautiful
crosses where our offense couldn’t connect on….mixture of
jitters, wet conditions, and bad luck lead to a 0-0 score at
halftime. Exactly the same from our two previous encounters.�

At intermission, we made some good changes on defense to match
up better with their offense. We didn’t need to change anything
else besides finishing our shots and getting our corner kicks
in a spot where we could play them. We were knocking too many
corners out of play, leaving us 0 chance of scoring.�

In the second half, both teams came out strong, both goalies
making some good saves. We were still at a standstill after an
hour of soccer. Then we get another corner kick. Bode Aggas
sends a beaut right in front of the goal, hits the ground,
takes an awkward bounce, HANDBALL HANDBALL, HAND!!!! It clearly
hits the hand of an opposing player, but no whistle. Dead
silence. The game pauses for a quick second before Intensity
kicks the ball out. Unbelievable. However, the game must go on
and we were awarded another corner kick on the opposite side.
Bode, again, passes another great corner ball….hits the
ground, and Mr. Lefty himself boots it into the back of the
net, sending a swarm of white to Dylan who made the goal on net
and give us the 1-0 lead with just under 20 minutes to go. The
crowd was in complete awe. Jaws dropped, and we were on the
cusp of making another historic run in the WNYCAA playoffs.
Could the last seed knock off the 1st seed in the first round
of the playoffs? Less than 20 minutes to go, all we had to do
was hold them here.�

Few minutes go by and you could see our team playing a lot more
defensive. One would think this was a good thing, but not in
soccer. The best defense is a good offense in this sport. By
keeping with a defensive minded strategy, you’re allowing the
ball on your side of the field more often, giving them more
chances. Once we could relay this important information to the
team, we started to play a little more offensive.�

Now the big “HOWEVER….” In 71st minute of the game, Intensity
makes a great pass to their striker who is in a foot race with
our center mid defender. Radez isn’t too sure what to do here,
so he bravely starts to come out of the box to take him on 1 on
1….shot, a slow roller that gets by Radez, we’re tied at 1

Overtime. 1st playoff game 3rd game between these two teams,
with each taking a win from each other, going into overtime. A
10 minute sudden death victory. First team to score is going to
the Championship. You couldn’t write a better script than this.
Packed crowd. The entire opposing sideline was jam packed with
Intensity fans, bundled up in blankets, hoodies, under portable

Overtime begins and both sides are giving their all. Again, we
had some beautiful crosses that just couldn’t find our feet. It
was agonizing to watch, but at the same time, promising as we
knew, we just needed one more goal, one more goal. Then it
happened….On a quick transition from defense to offense,
their star player, Rashad, #9 was in a one on one situation
with Radez. This was going to be our demise. Tragic way to end
the game, but that’s how soccer is. No defender was going to
catch up with Rashad, so it was on Radez to be a hero….As
Rashad approaches the goal, roughly 12 yards out, Radez
charges….Rashad shoots upper left…..Ben dives, CONTACT! He
knocks the ball on a beautiful dive, Rashad drops to his knees,
and Radez covers. Game continues. The game continues. We
escaped that one.�

For the next couple minutes, teams are still fighting tooth and
nail to get that Golden Goal, but with no luck. With just a
minute to go we took our last shot on net, but their goalie
came up big. They drive the ball up , but we quickly knock it
out of bounds a couple times. With just over 20 seconds left,
Intensity takes a shot just inside the 18. Radez is there.
Deflected,� goes slightly behind him, but he quickly catches
it, before he slips and falls to the ground, but maintains
possession. Dead silence. Ben stands up and out of no where,
you hear a whistle. I still have a little over 10 seconds left.
NOOOOOO!!!! Ref signals goal! The ref is no way in position to
have the angle to make that call. The ball may or may not have
completely crossed the line, but due to the situation, there is
no way he could be 100% sure that ball crossed the line. The
refs jet out quickly and that was it.�

A hard fought battle by both teams decided on an extremely
controversial call. We accepted, we walked off the field with
our chins high and congratulated the opposing team. We even
shared some cookies, doughnuts and cider. It’s a shame the game
had to end like that after both teams gave their hearts out
there. What.A.Game!

We battled for 90 minutes and we wanted to battle for another
10 more minutes, but it is what it is. We move on and we now
focus on our ULTIMATE GOAL, bringing home the ESDAA
Championship back from Rhode Island!�

Follow us on Twitter to get all the up-to-date results!�

Final Score:

Intensity: 2
RSD: 1


B. Aggas


St Mary’s soccer

Not only was yesterday’s match against Central Academy of Western New
York (CAWNY) our final “warm-up” before this weekend’s annual ESDAA
soccer tournament,  it was also our last regular season game for the
season.  The goal against CAWNY was to work on various game plans that we
are intending to use this weekend in Rhode Island  while at the same time
focusing on correcting some basic mistakes that our team continues to make
in certain situations.  Unfortunately, the majority of our team was still
feeling the after effects from the tournament we participated in last
weekend and struggled to find our legs.  Our NFCAA league opponent who was
battling for a playoff spot came out quickly and scored within the first
few minutes of the match.   That put the Bison’s on their heels for a
majority of the game.  CAWNY was able to notch a few more goals against
our rookie goal keeper and increase their lead by 3 goals. It was going to
be a difficult hole to climb out of.  On a positive
note, Nick Barrus was able to find his scoring touch again and pulled
the Bisons to within a two goals.  However, it was too late in the game
for a dramatic comeback and we ended up losing 4-2.  We head out to Rhode
Island on Thursday late afternoon and our first tournament match is
against the Lions from West Virginia on Friday afternoon at 1:30pm.  Wish
the boys good luck.

Overall Record: 1-7-2

Individual Stats:

Nick Barrus: 2 goals (14th & 15th of the season)
Michael Norris: 8 saves


Washington volleyball

Lady Terriers 0 vs. Three Rivers Christian 3

TRC 25 – WSD 11

TRC 25 – WSD 17

TRC 25 – WSD 10

Record 4-7 (League 0-5)


random deafsports thoughts

who is Herb Murphy?

DeafDigest Sports editor never heard of him,
but he is deaf and played major league

Doing some googling, found out his full name was
Herbert Courtland Murphy, but was known as
Dummy Murphy.

He had a long minor league career but played
a short time for Philadelphia Phillies in
1914, but only hit .154 in nine games before
being released. He was a player-manager for
the Sally League team Charlotte Hornets
in 1920 before leaving baseball for good.

He was never mentioned on the list of the
deaf professional baseball players.

Was he really deaf? Or a hearing player with
the unforetunate Dummy nickname?

Did he attend a deaf school and use ASL,
again, do not know.