OC Sports Roundup: March 22-March 28
Updated: Mar 31
The Olivet College Baseball team went 1-3 over the weekend, playing away and home doubleheaders against Albion College.
On Saturday, after dropping the first game by a score of 10-6, Olivet went on to win the second game of the day by a score of 3-2. In the win, Hunter Henson pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out seven Albion hitters.
The Comets would go on to drop both games of a Sunday doubleheader, losing to Albion by scores of 6-3 and 14-0.
The Comets now hold a 3-11 record on the season. Due to Covid-19 protocols, the baseball team's next game is TBD.
The Olivet College Softball team kicked off its season this week in a busy fashion, playing a total of six games against four different opponents.
The Comets finished their first week of the regular season going 0-6 with losses to Alma, Albion, Kalamazoo, and Trine. The Comets were outscored 51-6 across their six games as they struggled to stop opposing offenses. Individually, Kaylee Clothier has started off her season with six hits over 18 at-bats, including two doubles and 3 RBIs. Additionally, Kaitlyn Horstdaniel, Lily Eagleton, and Erin Brady all have perfect fielding percentages after the team’s first week of play.
The Comets will look to bounce back next week with doubleheaders against Saint Mary’s on April 2 and Hope College on April 3.
The Men’s Soccer team finished 2-0 on the week, with wins over Albion and Alma.
The Comets traveled to Albion on Monday to begin their 2020-2021 spring season. The Comets were able to recover from a halftime deficit to defeat Albion in double overtime. Down 2-1 late in the match, Dominik Burmeister scored with 28 seconds left in regulation to tie the match 2-2, sending the two teams into overtime. After both sides finished scoreless in the first overtime period, Joshua Rosendale scored in the fifth minute of the second overtime period, proving the Comets victorious to start their season.
The Comets followed up their win on Monday with another victory on Thursday at Alma College. Dean Failer, Kjeil Dickinson, and Noah Runnals all accounted for Olivet’s goals on the afternoon in the winning effort. Junior Andrew Aragon made five saves on the day, while spending all 90 minutes in goal.
The Comets begin their season 2-0 for the first time since 2000, and will look to continue their hot start with games coming up next week against Trine University on March 30 and Calvin College on April 2.
The Olivet Women’s Soccer team lost both its matches this past week, falling 2-0 to Trine and 3-0 to Albion.
The Comets have yet to score a goal throughout the young season while averaging four shots per game. Junior Goalkeeper Mekenzie Lamb has tallied 18 saves on the season to go along with a .750 save percentage through three games.
The Comets will look to gain their first win of the season against their next opponent in Alma College on April 1.
Olivet Men’s Volleyball ended its season with two weekend losses to Adrian College.
The Comets were swept over the weekend, losing their first three sets to the bulldogs on both Saturday and Sunday. Freshman Deontay Thomas finished the weekend with 12 total kills, while sophomore Dakota Galeazzi totaled 15 digs over the six matches.
The Comets finished their 2020-2021 regular season with a 3-13 record.
Olivet Women’s Volleyball lost its lone game of the week to Alma College.
The Comets lost their first three sets of the evening with scores of 25-18, 25-19, and 25-19. Freshman Olivia DuFore finished the night with seven kills, while Makenna Slack recorded a team-high 23 set assists.
The Comets drop to 0-2 on the season, with games coming up against Albion College on March 31 and Trine University on April 2.
The Olivet Men's Golf team placed sixth in the MIAA Jamboree #1 over the weekend, finishing with a team score of 339.
The Comet's next match is MIAA Jamboree #2 on April 3.
The Comets tied for sixth place on Sunday at the first MIAA Jamboree event of the spring, with a team score of 356.
Olivet Women's Golf will participate in MIAA Jamboree #2 on March 30.
Olivet's Men's Tennis team was shutout by Adrian College in its first MIAA matchup of the spring
Adrian came away with all six single flight matches, as well as all three double flight matches. Trevor Lewis won seven total games in a 6-4, 6-3 loss during singles match No. 4.
The Comets drop to 4-5 on the season, and will travel to Adrian College on Tuesday, April 6.
The Comets finished the week 0-2, with a 6-3 loss to Adrian and an 8-1 loss to Saint Mary's.
Against Saint Mary's, the Comets lost five of six single flights, and all three double flights. Desiree Luque Pradas picked up the lone singles win of the day for Olivet.
The Comets are now 4-6 on the season, and will face Hope College on April 9.