Athletic Shorts, Oct. 16

By Rudy Soto

Stars clip Falcons, win in straight sets

The Dominican University women’s volleyball team (15-9, 4-1 NACC) flew past the Concordia Wisconsin Falcons (8-15, 2-4 NACC) with a win in straight sets 25-22, 25-18, 25-22. Sophomore Caitlen Foote led the Stars (19 kills, 15 digs) with senior Claire Dezelski (13 kills, 17 digs), junior Cheyanne Kelly (22 digs) and sophomore Christina Wilson (35 assists) helping the winning effort.  The win launched the Stars into a tie for third place in the NACC.

Men’s soccer conquers Wisconsin Lutheran College Warriors

Men’s soccer (7-4-0, 5-1-0 NACC) kept their win streak alive with an impressive thrashing of the Wisconsin Lutheran College Warriors (5-5-3, 2-2-1 NACC), 5-0 last Wednesday in Milwaukee.  Junior Logan Marvin tallied his third and fourth goals of the season, while freshman Alex Rohder scored his second and third goals of the season.  The Stars defense was impeccable, only allowing a single shot on goal that was taken care of by freshman Gabriel Gongora who earned his third clean sheet of the year.  The win catapulted the Stars back into sole possession of first place in the NACC.  The Stars return home to do battle with the Edgewood College Eagles (7-4-1, 3-2-0 NACC) on Saturday, October 12 in River Forest at 1 p.m.

Stars play to draw, earn a point

The Dominican University women’s soccer team (0-8-1, 0-4-1 NACC) earned their first conference point of the year after playing the Wisconsin Lutheran College Warriors (3-8-2, 1-2-2 NACC) to a grueling 1-1 draw.  Despite holding a 22-10 shot advantage, including an 8-6 advantage in shots on target, the Stars could only muster one goal.  Senior Kelly Petty notched her team-leading fifth goal of the season, before the Warriors would even the score five minutes later on a DU own goal.  The Stars next game will take place Saturday, October 12 as they duel with the Edgewood College Eagles (9-2-1, 5-0-0 NACC), the top team in the conference, in River Forest at 3:30 p.m.

Ramirez leads men’s golf, team cards lowest round of season

The men’s golf team shot their lowest round of the season in Lake Geneva, Wis. last weekend at the MSOE Invitational, carding a +29 (313).  The Stars were led by senior Chris Ramirez, who posted a +5 (147).  Ramirez’ five over par performance garnered him his second top-five finish of the season. Senior Aaron Novasic also helped pace the Stars with a +16 (157) two round total.  The Stars will close the book on their 2013 fall season on Oct. 13 and 14 at the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Fall Championship in Kohler, Wis. at Whistling Straits.