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Tech Hockey Sweeps LSSU – Monday Sports Wrap

Tigers’ Season Ends with Sweep
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The Detroit Tigers’ 2014 playoff run ended yesterday with a 2-1 loss to the Orioles. David Price pitched eight strong innings. His only mistake was a sixth-inning pitch that Nelson Cruz lofted into the right field seats just inside the foul pole for a two-run homer. Cruz has now hit eight post-season home runs against the Tigers. Detroit couldn’t score until J.D. Martinez doubled in Victor Martinez in the ninth inning. Pinch hitter Hernan Perez ended the threat… and the series… when he grounded into a double play.

Tigers’ catcher Alex Avila left yesterday’s game with more concussion-like symptoms, after having been struck in the face mask by a foul tip. It’s the fourth time this season Avila had to leave a game after being hit in the head. He’ll consult a neurologist and other experts during the off-season.

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Lions Booted by Bills
In NFL action, Alex Henery missed three field goals, as the Lions lost to the Bills 17-14 yesterday. Henery’s final misfire came from 50 yards out with 21 seconds remaining and the game tied. Buffalo turned around and kicked a 58-yarder to win it a few seconds later. After the game, Lions’ coach Jim Caldwell hinted that another kicking change might be in the wind… CALDWELL. The Detroit offense could get nothing going against the Bills’ defense… especially after receiver Calvin Johnson and running back Reggie Bush were forced from the game with ankle injuries. Matthew Stafford hit Golden Tate with a nine-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. Detroit’s other score came when Rashean Mathis returned an interception 41-yards for a touchdown. The Lions will play at Minnesota on Sunday.

Seattle and Washington will play in tonight’s NFL game.

After yesterday’s game, the Bills filed a protest, alleging that someone in the stands was using a laser pointer to distract their players. The Lions’ security team could not find anyone in the stands with a pointer, and the team reminded fans that such devices are prohibited.

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Tech Hockey Sweeps at LSSU
The Michigan Tech hockey team completed a weekend sweep at Lake Superior State with a 5-1 victory last night. Blake Hietala scored twice, and Jamie Phillips made 21 saves. On Saturday night, the Huskies scored three times in the third period, and earned a 5-3 comeback victory. After their early opener, Tech has two weeks off before their next action.

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The MTU soccer team edged Walsh 1-0 in the second overtime period yesterday. Jackie Mielke deflected Lexi Herrewig’s corner kick into the net for the only score of the game… MIELKE. On Friday, the Huskies spotted Ohio Dominican a goal in the first half, then came back to beat the Panthers 2-1, Tech is 6-1 overall, and 4-0 in GLIAC play.

The MTU football team had the weekend off.

The Huskies’ volleyball team fell 3-2 at Malone Saturday. Jacqueline Aird turned in a school-record 36 digs in the match. Tech opened the weekend road trip with a 3-0 victory at Walsh Friday night.

The Tech women’s tennis team defeated Hillsdale 7-2 yesterday. The Huskies lost 7-2 at Wayne State on Saturday. Kwang Suthijindawong and Sandra Cvetanovic remained unbeaten at number-one doubles, and will compete at the USTA/ITA Small College Championships next weekend.

NMU Football Falls at SVSU
Saginaw Valley State University scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns, and beat Northern Michigan University 14-7 Saturday evening.

Finlandia Volleyball Swept
Finlandia LionsThe Finlandia University volleyball team was swept at a triangular at North Central University Saturday… dropping the first match 3-0 to Martin Luther College, and then losing to the host Rams 3-1.The Lions lost 3-1 to Crown College Friday evening.

The Lions women’s soccer team fell 11-0 at Wisconsin-Stevens Point yesterday. The Lions lost 2-0 to Maranatha Baptist Bible University Saturday.

The Finlandia men’s soccer team will play at Grace Bible College this afternoon.

Calumet Wolverines LogoWolverines Open Training Camp
The Calumet Wolverines Hockey Club will open training camp and tryouts tonight. If you’d like to play, be at the locker room at the Colosseum at 9:30 for the first of eight one-hour skates. The tryout fee is $30.00 per player. For the full schedule, click here.

Lakes Close In On Playoff Berth
ILake Linden-Hubbell Logon high school football Saturday…
– Lake Linden-Hubbell celebrated homecoming with a 44-0 victory over Hancock. The Lakes took advantage of three Bulldogs’ turnovers to build an early lead. Tyler Roose scored two touchdowns. Lake Linden improves to 5-1, and needs only one more win to clinch a playoff berth.
– Gogebic defeated Ontonagon 45-20 in an eight-man game. The win will not count for the Miners, who play the rest of their games in the 11-man division.

Friday night…
– West Iron County took command of the WestPAC with a 40-20 victory over Calumet.
– Houghton lost at Northland Pines 53-16.
– L’Anse outscored Ironwood 42-30. Brandon Kemppainen scored six touchdowns for the Purple Hornets.
– Baraga lost at Hurley 51-6.

– Ewen-Trout Creek won its game by forfeit, after Mid-Peninsula folded its program.

In high school volleyball Saturday, Houghton defeated Marquette 2-0 in the final at the NMU tournament. Calumet lost in the semifinals.

In cross country, Calumet, Hancock, and Houghton will be among the teams running at the West Iron County Invitational at the Iron River Country Club this afternoon.

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