A pair of area players have been named to the D3football.com Team of the Week.
Bluffton University freshman Montez Archer Jr. was named to the team for the second consecutive week.
For the second straight game, Archer equaled the Bluffton school record with three interceptions in Bluffton’s 35-27 win against Anderson! He also led the Beaver defense with nine solo tackles among his 12 stops. His six pickoffs through three games are two away from the school single-season record of eight. Archer also returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown.
Archer also received the double honor of being named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference defensive and special teams player of the week.
Ohio Northern sophomore defensive end Josh Bever was also named to the team.
Bever had eight tackles (four solo) as the Polar Bears opened their season with a 17-7 victory against Otterbein on Friday night at Dial-Roberson Stadium.
He also had two tackles for loss and a sack. The sack came on Otterbein’s final drive and forced the Cardinals to use their final timeout with 52 seconds left.
Bluffton sweeps DH
NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. — Bluffton swept Manchester 10-5 and 13-3.
In the 10-5 win, Lily Tate had three hits for Bluffton and in the 13-3 victory, Bobbi Adams had three hits, including a program tying two home runs, one a grand slam, and a school record nine RBI. She had 10 RBI on the day. Teammate Sydney Bowen, a Crestview graduate, tied a school mark by scoring four runs, finishing with five in the two games.
OAC honor goes
to ONU’s Catrine
ADA — Ohio Northern junior Kristy Catrine was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for March 9-15.
Catrine had a two-save shutout in her first career start in goal as the Polar Bears (1-0-0 overall, 1-0-0 OAC) opened their season with a 2-0 shutout of Marietta on Sunday at Kerscher Stadium.
BLUFFTON — Bluffton University junior Dalton Taynor has been named the HCAC Offensive Player of the Week .
Taynor knocked in three goals for the Beavers last week. He helped Bluffton to a 2-2 tie at Mt. St. Joseph on Wednesday night and followed that up with two scores in Bluffton’s 3-1 win at Anderson on Saturday.
UNOH 4, Concordia 0
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Mamadou Diallo, Karim Jouini, Lucas Vasquez and Isaac Machado each had a goal as the ninth-ranked Racers improved to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference.
Ohio Northern 3,
Baldwin Wallace 0
BEREA — The Polar Bears won the first of two matches 25-21, 25-20, 25-13.
Sydney Eggleton had eight kills, Hannah Irmer had 14 digs and Kiki Carle had 29 assists for ONU. Ohio Northern (4-0 overall and OAC) won the second match 25-21, 23-25, 20-25, 25-16, 15-9. Eggleston had 11 kills, Carle had 40 assists and Irmer had 29 digs.
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