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Tech Volleyball Advances to GLIAC Championship – Sunday Sports Wrap

High School

In high school hockey Saturday…
• Hancock edged Ashwaubenon 4-3. LeRoy Bastien opened the scoring for the Bulldogs. The Jaguars netted a pair to take the lead near the end of the first period, but the Bulldogs got goals from Rudy Bekkala, Chad Nordstrom and Bastien within a 95-second span early in the second period to take control. Nordstrom added three assists.

In the eight-player football championships Saturday…
• To the surprise of no one, North Central claimed its second straight division two state title, blanking Colon 63-0. Colon quarterback Simon Vinson was forced from the game in the first half because of an injury. The Jets outrushed the Magi 328 yards to -14.
• Adrian Lenawee Christian won the division one crown, defeating Suttons Bay 31-20.

The 11-player championship games are set, following semifinals yesterday. Games will be played at Ford Field.
• In division eight, Hudson will face Beal City Friday morning at 10:00.
• In division seven, Pewamo-Westphalia will take on Lawton Saturday morning at 10:00.
• In division six, Lansing Catholic will play Warren Michigan Collegiate Friday at 4:30.
• In division five, Grand Rapids Catholic Central will meet Marine City Saturday at 4:30.
• In division four, Chelsea will face Hudsonville Unity Christian Friday evening at 7:30.
• In division three, Detroit Martin Luther King will take on DeWitt Saturday evening at 7:30.
• In division two, Warren DeLaSalle will play Traverse City Central Friday at 1:00.
• In division one, Rochester Adams will meet Belleville Saturday at 1:00.

College Hockey

The Michigan Tech hockey team settled for a weekend split at 20th-ranked Bemidji State, falling 4-3 Saturday evening. The Beavers put the game away with three goals in the second period. Arvid Cadaroth, Brett Thorne and Michael Karow scored for the Huskies. Blake Pietila made 26 saves, and took the loss.

The Northern Michigan hockey squad completed a sweep at Ferris State with a wild 7-6 overtime victory Saturday. The Bulldogs lost despite outshooting the Wildcats 44-18.

Both Finlandia hockey teams lost to Saint Norbert Saturday…
• The women fell 3-1. India Charles scored for the Lions. Laney Pasemko made 33 saves in the loss.
• The men fell 5-0. Dakota Meyer took the loss in net, as the Green Knights outshot the Lions 41-13.

College Volleyball

The Michigan Tech volleyball team advanced to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship match by defeating Davenport University 3-1 (16-25, 25-14, 25-21, 27-25) in yesterday’s semifinal. Jonynas finished with 21 kills, and Jillian Kuizenga added 16. Laura De Marchi recorded 45 assists and added a career-high 22 digs.

The Huskies will face Ferris State in the title match this afternoon. The Bulldogs defeated Wayne State 3-1 Saturday. Today’s championship match will start at 2:30 at the SDC.

Jonynas has been honored as the GLIAC Volleyball Player of the Year. De Marchi earned Setter of the Year honors, as the all-conference team was announced yesterday. Olivia Ghormley joined them on the first team. Carissa Beyer was named to the second team, and Kuizenga earned honorable mention votes. See the full roster here.

College Basketball

The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the season Saturday, falling to 18th-ranked Minnesota-Duluth 67-50. Ellie Mackay led the Huskies with 10 points.

The Tech men’s team exploded for 54 points in the first half, then held off Minnesota-Crookston 83-72 Saturday. Owen White paced the Huskies with 24 points.

The Northern Michigan women’s basketball team fell behind early, and lost 62-46 at Concordia-Saint Paul Saturday.

The Northern men’s team hosts Concordia-Wisconsin today.

The Finlandia men’s basketball earned its first victory of the season, outscoring Moody Bible Institute 91-79 at the MBI Big Four tournament Saturday. Danny Zuchak came off the bench to lead the Lions with 21 points. Rae’quan Funches had a double-double, with 17 points and 13 rebounds.

The Finlandia women’s team also earned its first victory, downing Olivet College 65-45 at the Hope Tournament Saturday afternoon. Bailey Froberg scored 19 for the Lions. Carsyn Osterman had a double-double, with 10 points and 11 rebounds.


The Detroit Red Wings’ winless streak reached four games last night, with a 2-1 overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes. Dylan Larkin scored early for Detroit. Alex Nedeljkovic made 27 saves, but took the loss.

The Wings are off until Wednesday, when they host the Saint Louis Blues. Coverage will begin at 7:15 on 99.3 The Lift. 


The Detroit Pistons host the Los Angeles Lakers today.


• The Detroit Lions visit the Cleveland Browns for a 1:00 game. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift. Tim Boyle will make his first NFL start, in place of the injured Jared Goff.
• The Green Bay Packers visit the Minnesota Vikings for a 1:00 contest.
• The Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Los Angeles Chargers in tonight’s game. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift.

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