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Tech Football Opens with Win – Sunday Sports Wrap

College Football

The Michigan Tech football team opened its season Saturday with a 14-10 victory over Hillsdale. The game was scoreless until the Chargers kicked a field goal late in the third quarter. After the teams traded punts, Tech quarterback Will Ark found Jordan Janson for a 43-yard touchdown pass that gave the Huskies a short-lived lead. Hillsdale reclaimed the advantage with a quarterback sneak with less than five minutes remaining. MTU then drove 65 yards in eight plays, with Ark connecting with Hunter Richards for the game-winning score with 1:14 to go. A late interception by Sam Ahern thwarted the Chargers’ final drive. Ark completed 16 of 32 passes for 238 yards, with no interceptions.

The NMU football squad began its campaign with a 27-20 win at McKendree University. Drake Davis completed 10 of 17 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for a score in his Wildcats debut. Tyshon King rushed for 149 yards.

The Finlandia football team started its season with a 42-6 loss at Lawrence University. The Lions shut down the Vikings’ running attack, giving up just seven yards on the ground. They couldn’t slow down the air game, though, as D’Andre Weaver threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns. Finlandia’s only score came late in the game, when freshman quarterback Fernando Monroe hit fellow freshman Byron Owens with an eight-yard strike.

College Soccer

The Michigan Tech soccer team edged Saint Cloud State 1-0 Saturday. Stephanie Yeager’s goal early in the second half was the game-winner. Gracie VanLangevelde earned the shutout in goal.

The Finlandia women’s soccer team blasted Mount Mary 9-0 Saturday afternoon. Eight different Lions found the net, with Addie Budzinski scoring twice, and adding an assist. Aspen Wallin earned the win in net, as the Lions outshot the Blue Angels 44-2.

The Finlandia men’s team edged 3-2 Crown College in overtime Saturday. Wandile Ngwenya gave the Lions an early lead, but his goal was quickly matched by the Storm. Mohamed Koroma put FinnU back on top in the 65th minute, but Crown tied the contest less than five minutes later. Koroma’s second goal of the night less than three minutes into overtime gave the Lions the win. Finlandia will host Blackburn this afternoon at 2:30.

College Volleyball

The Tech volleyball team fell 3-0 (17-25, 20-25, 23-25) to Concordia-Saint Paul in its final match at the Keweenaw Classic Saturday. Anna Jonynas led the Huskies with 13 kills. Lina Espejo-Ramirez turned in career-best 27 assists, and Carissa Beyer had 12 digs.

Northern Michigan finished the Keweenaw Classic with a 3-0 loss to Minnesota-Duluth Saturday.

At the final day of the Ripon College Invitational Saturday, the Finlandia volleyball team lost 3-1 to Northland, then fell 3-0 to Wisconsin-La Crosse.

MLB

The Detroit Tigers dropped a 7-4 decision to the Cincinnati Reds Saturday evening. Eric Haase’s homer in the top of the third staked Matthew Boyd to an early lead, but the Reds responded with five runs in the bottom of the inning.

The Tigers conclude that series in Cincinnati today. Casey Mize will start against Luis Castillo. Coverage will begin at 12:50 on 99.3 The Lift.

Detroit added some relief help Saturday, bringing Drew Carlton up from Toledo. Infielder Zack Short was sent down to make room.

Adrian Houser tossed a complete-game shutout, as the Milwaukee Brewers blanked the Saint Louis Cardinals 4-0 Saturday. Houser allowed just three hits. He struck out seven, and walked none. It was the first nine-inning shutout by a Brewers pitcher since Kyle Lohse blanked Cincinnati in September of 2014. Luis Urías homered for the Crew.

The Brewers host the Cardinals again this afternoon. Corbin Burnes will pitch against Jon Lester.

Milwaukee brought reliever Jandel Gustave off the injured list Saturday, and brought pitcher Miguel Sánchez up from Nashville. To make space, the Brewers sent pitcher Hoby Milner back to the Sounds, and moved pitcher Justin Topa to the 60-day injury list.

NFL

The Green Bay Packers have acquired punter Corey Bojorquez from the Los Angeles Rams. Green Bay gives up a sixth-round draft pick in 2023, and also gets a 2023 seventh round draft pick. Bojorquez averaged 45 yards per punt in 40 games over the past three seasons with the Buffalo Bills.

Copper Harbor Trails Fest

At the Copper Harbor Trails Festival Saturday…
• Samuel Kilpela from Atlantic Mine won the 30-mile XC race, 40 seconds ahead of Houghton’s Mattison Brady, who edged out Justin Donoghue of Muskegon by a scant tenth of a second to claim second place. Amanda Kautzer of Rockford, Minnesota, was the top women’s finisher.
• Francis Broeders of Negaunee won the 15-mile XC race, 100 seconds better than Mike Carpenter of Marquette. Hancock’s Julia Sykes was the fastest woman.
• Megan Broeders of Negaunee won the junior three-mile race, and Landen Zembo of Hermantown, Minnesota, took the junior 1.5-mile race.

The festival wraps up today, with the Enduro mountain bike race, and the trail run. For full festival details, click here.

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