DeafDigest Sports – October 18, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:

— random deafsports thoughts

— this week football games

— volleyball results

— Gallaudet soccer hat-trick

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

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


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

today’s football games
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

Friday’s football games
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

Saturday’s football gamnes
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 soccer

Johnson’s hat trick leads Gallaudet to 7-0 win over Valley Forge

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s soccer team bounced back
Wednesday evening with a 7-0 victory over University of Valley Forge in a
non-conference match under the lights at a crisp, cool Hotchkiss Field.

Freshman forward Chad Johnson (Gardena, Calif.) recorded his first
collegiate hat trick to lead Gallaudet (5-8) to its biggest win this
season. Johnson scored twice, in under a minute span, midway through the
first half to put GU up by a two-goal margin.

Johnson’s first goal on the night came off a penalty shot at the 20:46
mark. The freshman striker then scored his 10th goal of the season, 54
seconds later, on a fast break opportunity off a great through ball by
junior defender Elan Markel (University Park, Md.)


Kansas volleyball

Our Lady Jackrabbits played two games this week.

Tuesday against Christ Prep:

KSD vs Christ Prep (9-25, 9-25, 5-25) 0-3


-Tiadra Vang: 1 ace, 1 assist
-Dominique Emerson: 1 kill, 1 block

Wednesday against Alta Vista:

KSD vs Alta Vista (25-6, 25-9, 25-11) 3-0


-Dominique Emerson: 3 aces
-Jamaika Jones: 3 aces, 1 kill
-Katja Grace: 3 aces, 1 kill, 1 assist
-Kaylee Wells: 5 aces, 5 kills, 1 assist
-Ravin Greene: 4 aces
-Tiadra Vang: 2 aces, 2 kills, 9 assists

Team Record: 18-3

Next game: Iowa School for the Deaf (Saturday).


Marie Philip volleyball

Marie Philip School Volleyball match report.

Date: Wednesday October 17, 2018

Location: Marie Philip School, Framingham, MA

Result: Montrose 3, MPS 2 (17-25, 25-21, 25-23, 18-25, 15-11)

In 5th place with a 5-5 IGC league record, we hosted #1 Montrose School
(6-2 record) for our second-to-last regular season league match.  We
pulled off a huge comeback win last month on their home court.  Our Lady
Ghosts were reminded that the Mavericks would be very, very determined to
win today on our home court.  We were without two of our starters today
but our players put a lot of effort into today’s match and it showed!

In the 1st set we started off hot with strong serving and hustle plays.
Montrose was not able to get runs of service points in and we won 25-17.

In the second set, Montrose figured out a couple of weaknesses in our
defense that we had not really noticed until we played an opponent with
the volleyball experience, skills, and instincts of their Mavericks.  We
fell behind early and could not catch up to them on time.  Montrose won

In the third set we gave up several points due to Montrose attacking the
same area of our court and wore out our diggers.  We fought back and were
able to lead 23-22, but we could not maintain the momentum.  Montrose
broke the 23-23 tie and won the set with a laser rocket kill launched by
their senior captain and star middle blocker, last year’s IGC MVP #17
Isabelle Heron.  The set was so intense I had to look at the scoreboard
frequently because it was impossible to tell from the action which team
had the upper hand until the very end.

In the 4th set we rocketed off to a strong start thanks to consistent
serving from Samantha and Zora.  Montrose got too comfortable and
struggled to receive consistently and attack accurately.  The Mavericks
later recovered and tried to mount a comeback with the deficit at 14-7 to
pull closer, 14-12.  The Lady Ghosts shook off the strong serving by
Montrose’s #3 and regained control of the rest of the set.  We won 25-18
to force a deciding 5th set.

In the 5th set our girls were not tired but the Mavericks made fewer
mistakes than our Lady Ghosts did.  Isabelle overpowered our blockers and
diggers for a few more kills and her teammates defended against our free
balls very well.  It was a great and emotional 15-11 win for Montrose –
they were very loud and excited!  Our Lady Ghosts were great sports but
tough on themselves in the locker room.  The coaches told our girls to to
keep their chins up and use coaches’ feedback from today’s game to improve
themselves for the remaining games of the season.

With only one IGC game remaining, we will likely end the regular season in
5th place and have to visit the #4 seeded team for playoff quarterfinals
two Mondays from now.  But first things first and our next match is
against possibly our strongest opponent so far, a non-league match against
Dexter Southfield this Friday.  Our overall record is 11-7 (5-6 league).

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


Michigan volleyball

Lady Tartars travelled to Merritt Academy today, 10/17/18. Itяяs always
a pleasure playing against Merritt, their sportsmanship and hospitality is
always inspiring. Addison Blair, recently named athlete of the month, was
serving and receiving at 80% tonight while getting 4 assists. Chloe
Woggerman was our kill leader with 3. Scores were 5-25, 14-25, and 11-25;
MSD lost 0-3. Our next match is tomorrow at 5:00pm. It will be our last
home game of the season, so come support your Lady Tartars. Weяяll be
playing against St. Thomas More Academy. GO TARTARS!

Record 2-13


Rochester volleyball

We traveled to Finney for our last volleyball game for the season. We won
-1 to finish our record with 11-1 for the season.

Set 1 – W 25 – 20
Set 2 – L 22 – 25
Set 3 – W 25 – 15

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

Record: 11 – 1

Our next games will be October 26 and 27 at Fanwood School for the Deaf.
They will host the ESDAA tournament for the weekend.


Texas volleyball

TSD 3 Veritas 0
25-19, 26-24, 25-14

27-12 record

Veritas JV 2 Texas JV 1
25-18, 11-25, 7-15

7-13 record


Western Pennsylvania volleyball

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL – lost to Hillcrest Christian, 3-1 (22-25, 25-23,
19-25, and 11-25) in the first round of SWCAC League playoffs




Wisconsin volleyball

The Varsity Volleyball team lost last night in WIAA Division 4 Sectional
action to Randolph, 0-3, 7-25, 8-25, 4-25. They showed a great
sportsmanship.  This was the experience they wouldn’t forgot to be part of
WIAA Tournament.

Record 21-9

We won 3-1 20-25, 25-12, 25-9, 25-20 vs Missouri School for the Deaf

We have one remaining on Monday vs Rock County

Record 22-9


random deafsports thoughts

There was a story in today’s Washington Post on how
University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) became
a conference football powerhouse in a short time
after dropping and then reviving this sport
4 years ago.

DeafDigest Sports editor remembers that ill-fated
1980 Gallaudet football program. The players didn’t
like the coach, and as a result, attendance at
pre-season practices was low – about 18-25 players
per day. The Gallaudet athletic department decided
to cancel the football season for that reason.

There was considerable doubt on the future of
the Gallaudet football program. The alumni, however
supported the football program, and the holdover
players promised to come back to the team for the
1981 season. They did – and led the team to an
almost-winning season with a 2-3 record in an
abbreviated schedule.

37 years later, Gallaudet football program
has continued to thrive.