DeafDigest Sports – September 20, 2018
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— Gallaudet soccer updates
— heated soccer battle between two good deaf teams
— two more football games cancelled
— random deafsports thoughts
— football & volleyball & soccer & cross country updates
DeafDigest Sports collections of the day
— deaf players in Canadian Football League over the years
deaf schools won/lost records (as of 9/20/18)
2018 football scores (as of 9/16/18)
upcoming football games
Sep 20 Florida hosts St Johns Country Day
Sep 20 Louisiana at Oklahoma
Sep 21 Texas at Model
Sep 21 Fremont at Burton
Sep 21 Riverside at Bloomington Christian
Sep 21 Maryland hosts Central Maryland Christian
Sep 21 Colorado hosts Walsh
Sep 21 Georgia at Jacksonville Christian Academy
Sep 22 Kansas at Missouri
Sep 22 Wisconsin at Illinois
Sep 22 Washington at Phoenix
Sep 22 Indiana at Alabama
Sep 22 New Mexico at Iowa
Sep 20 Carolinas at Tennessee (Carolinas area flood)
Sep 22 Michigan at Minnesota (visiting team has lack of players)
Sep 22 South Carolina at Mississippi (Carolinas area flood)
at this point, not sure if the cancelled games would be made up
Gallaudet men’s soccer
Bison fall to defending NEAC champions at home under the lights
WASHINGTON – It was an uphill battle for the Gallaudet University men’s
soccer team here Wednesday night under the lights at Hotchkiss Field as
the Bison played host to Penn St.-Abington, the defending North Eastern
Athletic Conference (NEAC) champions.
Penn St.-Abington (5-2, 3-0 NEAC) scored 10 minutes into the match and
continued to score at will en route to an 8-1 win over Gallaudet (2-4, 1-2
In the second half, Penn St.-Abington picked up where it left off with
four more goals before Gallaudet got on the scoreboard in the 87th minute.
Sophomore Sean O’Callaghan (San Diego, Calif.) booted a high-arcing pass
from midfield into the Nittany Lion goalie box where freshman forward Chad
Johnson (Gardena, Calif.) got his foot on the ball and netted his fourth
goal of the season.
Freshman goalie Shane Angel (Mechanicsville, Md.) made nine saves in the
Gallaudet women’s soccer
GU drops conference game to Penn St.-Abington
WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women’s soccer team was shut out
here Wednesday evening by Penn St.-Abington, 4-0, in a North Eastern
Athletic Conference (NEAC) match.
The Bison women’s soccer team sported special rainbow shoe laces today as
they participated in the second annual #PlayWithPride week, sponsored by
the United Soccer Coaches LGBT & Allies Advocacy Group. Teams across the
country are showing their support for athletes and coaches of all sexual
orientations by wearing rainbow laces during the Second Annual Play With
Pride Week during Sept. 17-23, 2018.
Penn St.-Abington (2-3-1, 1-2 NEAC) scored two goals in each half as four
different Nittany Lions scored goals against the Bison. The visitors did
their most damage off free kicks as they scored on long-range shots from
20-25 yards out.
Gallaudet (3-4, 1-2 NEAC) was limited to seven shots as half came from two
players. Sophomore midfielder Sharon Castillo (Dallas, Texas) and senior
midfielder Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) led the team with two shots each.
GU had four shots on goal including one off Castillo’s foot.
Carolinas is a combined team of two schools – North Carolina School
for the Deaf, located in the western part of state, and Eastern
North Carolina, located in the eastern part of state.
The floods impacted the eastern part of the state, but not the
western part of the state.
The North Carolina school was open while the Eastern North Carolina
school was closed.
It was a bad situation – because the state high school athletic
association rules require three days of football practice, if a school
has missed five days of practice – before a game could be played.
This is the reason why their game, scheduled this week, has been
September 18, 2018 University Christian vs. FSDB Home
California School for the Deaf (4-0) @ Burton (3-0), Friday, 3:30 p.m.
The Pumas are off to an impressive 3-0 start, but they’ll be facing
their toughest opponent yet on Friday afternoon when they host an
undefeated Eagles team that’s coming off a 44-0 shutout of Washington on
We played in a tri-match at Armuchee High School ,with Armuchee’s JV and
GSD – 25 25
MI – 19 18
GSD – 5 12
AHSJV – 25 25
Record – 6 -15 – 0
Next match Tuesday 9/25/18 vs Pepperell High School at PHS.
Indianapolis newspaper prediction
Indiana Deaf (1-4) at Alabama Deaf (1-2), 2 p.m. Saturday: Alabama Deaf
beat the Deaf Hoosiers for the first time since 2011 last season. Alabama
Deaf 23, Indiana Deaf 14.
defeated Tindley 3-0
25-18, 25-15, 25-12
Volleyball material: Lummer will be part of bright future for MSD
Maryland School for the Deaf volleyball coach Christine DiMarco doesn’t
see a player who is slowly trying to find her way.
That might be the case with many freshmen who immediately start playing
varsity athletics when they reach high school, but Citrine Lummer isn’t
one of them.
“I don’t see her as a freshman,” DiMarco said Tuesday after the host
Orioles defeated Greater Grace Christian Academy 25-4, 25-11, 25-13. “I
see her as volleyball material.
“She has everything. She can attack, she can play defense, she can go
for every ball. She’s a natural athlete.”
Lummer tallying a team-high seven kills, five digs and two aces against
the Eagles shows the all-around ability DiMarco sees in the 5-foot-10
outside hitter. Lummer plays on a team with established seniors such as
Cassidy Perry and Rajena Guettler. But joining a team with nine
upperclassmen didn’t become daunting for Lummer, DiMarco said, because
the freshman spent plenty of time getting to know her teammates on travel
teams during the summer.
“It was easy [fitting in with my teammates] because they were very
welcoming,” said Lummer, who has played high-level volleyball since she
was a third-grader. “They felt bonded as a team.”
The warm welcome, Lummer said, made it that much easier to get on the
court and play to the best of her ability. Lummer made her presence felt
late in Tuesday’s match against Greater Grace (2-4) — after DiMarco
chose to rest some of her major contributors.
The third set provided a glimpse of what seems to be a bright future for
MSD. Lummer stood out in a young lineup, hammering five of her seven kills
from the outside hitter spot. The lineup also included sophomore setter
Alyssa Glennon, who in the first set pounded four of her five aces while
the Orioles reeled off 12 consecutive points. She also collected four
The 6-foot Perry again showed her versatility, collecting two kills, four
digs, one block and five aces. Guettler hammered six kills, and junior
setter Sascha Tansky finished with a team-high 12 assists and two aces.
Serving proved an overall area of strength for MSD as Milana Bielucke
tallied six of the Orioles’ 20 aces.
When asked what he thought stood out in the Orioles, Greater Grace coach
Aerion Slocumb brought up the impact of Perry and Guettler, particularly
as middle hitters. When Perry, Guettler and three other seniors graduate
in the spring, Lummer could become the Orioles’ go-to player on offense.
She’ll have some help from the likes of Tansky and what DiMarco sees as
a talented class of current eighth-graders.
DiMarco likes Lummer’s talent, but she might appreciate her desire to
work hard and improve even more.
“She plays with confidence, and she wants more,” DiMarco said. “She
wants to hit every ball, she wants to save every ball. She will make
things happen on the court.”
Maryland cross country
Official results from Covenant Life School Cross Country Meet (9/18/2018)
Participating schools: MSD, Covenant Life, Sandy Spring Friends, Connelly
School of the Holy Child
High School Boys (5K race)
4th place: Crosse Herpin 22:16.0
11th place: Peter Thang 28:14.0
18th place: Michael Williams 32:19.0
High School Girls (5K race)
12th place: Estelina Kovacs 31:42.0
MSD volleyball team travelled to Heartland to play with them on 9/18. It
was our official first game and we played hard and still learn how to play
with only 6 players. The scores were 7-25, 7-25, and 11-25. Cristin Kohl,
SO. and Julia Stafford, FR. each earned two points serve for the team.
Sara Farmer, SO earned one point serve for her team. Sara also had one
kill spike. We are playing our second game with Russellville at 6:30
tonight. We will play again on Saturday for our homecoming against Kansas
School for the Deaf at 3pm.
Model girls’ soccer
Model Secondary School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Soccer
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 4:30 PM
Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 3
Washington Christian Academy: 12
Model and Florida is the only deaf school that fields girls’
soccer teams. Years ago there were about a half dozen
deaf schools with girls’ soccer teams. Now just two.
Florida plays soccer in a season that is squeezed between
the fall and the winter seasons. Florida is Florida.
Ohio soccer and volleyball
Soccer and Volleyball Updates at OSD….
OSD 2, WPSD 1
It was a hard-fought game from the beginning to the ending of the game!
WPSD took a 1-0 lead in first half before we won the second half.
OKLAHOMA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF 48, Louisiana Deaf 40
On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8:30:03 PM UTC-4, Scott Lipitz wrote:
What do you do when the perennial powerhouse of the Rochester Rapids
visits your home pitch?!?! Most teams in Upstate NY fold up shop and let
them do what they do best, and that’s steamroll the competition. However,
what people do not know, The Wildcats do not just lay down for any team,
regardless of their accolades, under any circumstance. PERIOD! We may not
be the fastest nor strongest, or even the most talented team on the field
at any given game, but what we lack in, we make up for in Wildcat Pride.
With that pride comes an everlasting supply of pure grit and resilience.
The Wildcats have been known to cause a surprise every once in a while.
Will this Tuesday mark another historic performance of the Rochester
Wildcats?!?!? Let’s read on and find out…..
At the start of the game, anyone watching the game could tell we were
playing a highly skilled, talented soccer ball. Their ability to move the
ball at ease with crisp, smooth passes is a telltale sign that these boys
have been playing *fútbol *since they came out of the womb. This didn’t
deter us nor did we back down. We played with tenacity and resolve as we
battled for each ball. These Wildcats were committed to the challenge they
bestowed upon themselves.
However, sometimes your level best is not enough, and the Rapids ended the
first half with a commanding 4-0 lead going into halftime. At this point
time, most teams would just give up, wave the white flag, and play with
mindset, let’s just not get injured. We are not your average run of the
mill team though. We’re the Rochester Wildcats. We do not back down from a
challenge. You didn’t see no *Vontae Davis in Orange* march off the pitch
at intermission. We play to the very last minute, because that’s what
boys and girls are trained to do!
We had one simple goal, and that was to score during the second half (no
pun intended). The first half was in the books, and this second half is a
new slate. We focus on one goal at a time. Keep playing hard, keep looking
for opportunities, and keep applying the pressure, and eventually, if all
fairs well, we sneak one in the back of the net.
Let me tell you a little something about interscholastic athletics. There
are many people that will tell you that the score shown on the scoreboard
at 0:00 is what is most important, but in reality, in the grand scheme of
things, is actually quite meaningless. Don’t get me wrong, I am one of the
most competitive people out there, and I despise losing, but there is a
bigger picture that must be fully understood with athletics. There is a
to learn about one’s character when your back is against the wall. When
you’re winning or playing competitive matches, it’s easy to show the world
how resilient you are, how hard working you are, but what do you do when
you’re down 4-0 and know the game is out of reach?!?! Do you pack up shop?
Do you stop going for 50-50 balls? Do you not make that run knowing very
well it most likely will lead to nothing? All these questions were
today about our very own Wildcats.
Let me tell you something boys and girls, these Wildcats played their
hearts off to the very last whistle. They worked their tail-ends, fighting
tooth and nail for every single opportunity. They walked off the field red
in the face with nothing left in the tank. Yeah, we lost the game, we got
shutout, but what we gained from this experience that will pay dividends
later in the season. This hard-nosed, dedicated team of individuals truly
showed how gritty they are. There is zero doubt in our minds when it comes
to Deaf vs. Deaf competition, we’ll be ready to go toe-to-toe with any
team, regardless if they’re Division I or Division II. It takes a lot of
guts for what these student-athletes did on that field today. When most
people would give up and throw in the towel, these individuals risen up
put on a performance that can’t be seen or understood on any scoreboard.
This was one of those loses where you walk off the field, head up high and
proud to be a Wildcat. Keep in mind, we held them to a mere goal in the
second half with Ben Radez tallying 28 saves on the night. You had to be
there to understand how tough these students played for 80 minutes, it was
a sight to be seen.
But, now, we look forward, we take on division rival, Scarlet Knights at
5:15 on our home field tomorrow. Please come and support our Wildcats!
League Record: 1-3
Overall record: 1-3
St Mary’s volleyball
The lady Bisons opened up their season with a scrimmage against Tapestry
yesterday afternoon. Though it was not an official game, it gave us a
chance to see where our girls were starting off this year. Our girls did
not disappoint, working hard together to take on the more experience
Tapestry team. Julia Bronneberg led the team in points and assists while
Cami Cole stepped up her game with 7 attacks and 3 kills. Elise Watson was
a great utility player and Keara, Aleyshka and Emma all helped out with
some key points throughout the game. Though they fought hard the girls
fell in three straight sets to Tapestry. However everyone present said
that these girls did fight hard and never gave up. We travel to Olean
tomorrow to take on the tall New Life Christian team. Please wish all the
girls good luck and we hope to see you all at our home opener on Sept.
Coach Chuba & Coach Daley
St Mary’s soccer
The Bison’s varsity soccer team began its 2018 regular season schedule on
the road this past Tuesday in a NFCAA league matchup against Chesterton.
The squad has brought back the majority of last year’s players and we were
lucky enough to add on some fresh faces to the roster (Magdi Mohamed &
Ethan Antone) in an effort to build off of last season’s success.
Unfortunately, the match didn’t play out how the Bison’s would have liked.
Chesterton took full advantage of the fact that we were starting a rookie
goal keeper (Michael Norris) who was getting his first opportunity to play
in between the posts. Despite Michael’s natural athletic ability, the
coaching staff knew there may be some situations that he may struggle with
because of lack of varsity game experience. That said, although our
defense did their best to contain our opponent, there were still 5 goals
that got past us. On a positive note, last year’s deaf all-American, Nick
Barrus, picked up where he left off by sc
oring twice to make it a 3 goal deficit. Although we left the game
disappointed in the loss, it was easy for us to recognize the mistakes
that we made and attempt to fix them before our home opener next week
Tuesday against the Stanley G. Falk school. Come support the Bison’s next
week and show how “our spirit is strong”.
Overall Record: 0-1
Nick Barrus: 2 goals (1st & 2nd of the season)
Michael Norris: 11 saves
WSD Volleyball Scores: 9/19/18
Lady Terriers 3 vs. Fort Vancouver 1
WSD 25 – FTV 14
WSD 25 – FTV 11
FTV 37 – WSD 35
WSD 25 – FTV 22
Record 2-0 (League 0-0)
Western Pennsylvania volleyball & soccer
SOCCER – lost to Ohio School for the Deaf, 2-1
LEAGUE RECORD: 2-3-0
OVERALL RECORD: 2-4-0
A tough game for us – I’m telling you that Ohio has improved a lot and
they are a team to watch out for this year. It’s no wonder they are 6-1
MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCCER – no game
LEAGUE RECORD: 2-1-0
OVERALL RECORD: 3-2-0
JUNIOR VARSITY VOLLEYBALL – no game
OVERALL RECORD: 0-3-0
VARSITY VOLLEYBALL – beat Ohio School for the Deaf, 3-0 (25-15, 25-4, and
LEAGUE RECORD: 2-2-0
OVERALL RECORD: 3-3-0
random deafsports thoughts
some 11-man deaf football teams strip down to 8-man
when playing some 8-man opponents
some 11-man deaf soccer teams strip down to 8-man
when playing some 8-man opponents
DeafDigest Sports was discussing this topic with
a long time coach at a deaf school.
Both agreed that 11 to 8 man football is different
from 11 to 8 man soccer.
In football, two linemen and one back are taken out
from 11-man teams
In soccer, the coach said 8-man coaches know how
to play the game, while the 11-man coaches that
play 8-man must adjust to less players on the
front line or the midfielder positions plus
even one man less on the defense.