(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - Last weekned was a weekned full of championships for the Saints. Women's and men's soccer and women's volleyball came out victorious as PAC Champions. The football team honored Coach Scafe in his final game as a coach as well as the tema's senoir day.
The Thomas More College women's volleyball team went 2-0 this week and became PAC Champions. The Saints defeated Geneva and Westminster to go undefeated in PAC competition. The win on Saturday was the third PAC Championship for the Saints this weekend. Thomas More won, 3-0, over Geneva in the semifinals to move on to the championship match, defeating the Titans, 3-1. Against Geneva, The Saints won by the scores of 25-16, 25-19 and 25-16. Sophomore middle hitter Jenna Mummert led the Saints' offensive attack with a match-high 13 kills. Sophomore outside hitter Madison Krumpelman finished with 10 kills and first-year outside hitter Carlee Lambert added eight kills. Junior setter Jenna Fessler paced the offense with 36 assists. In the championship match against Westminster, Mummert led the team in kills, recording 16, along with three digs, and two blocks. Krumpelman and Lambert were close behind Mummert, each recording 11 kills. Lambert also had two digs and one block, and Krumpelman also recorded one assist, one service ace, and 12 digs. Borders put up five assists, four digs, three blocks, and 10 kills. Fessler led the team in assists, recording 45, along with one service ace, 22 digs, and six kills. Cousin had two kills, two digs, and three blocks on the night. Rachel Bronner recorded two assists and 28 digs. The volleyball selection show to determine where the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament will be aired on www.ncaa.com at 12:30PM today.
The Thomas More College football team finished the season with a win and sending the senior class and Coach Scafe out on a high note. The Saints defeated Thiel, 56-7. Brenan Kuntz was 14-of-22 passing for 195 yards and two touchdowns and also had two catches for 40 yards. Luke Zajac had 19 carries for 161 yards and three touchdowns, while also pulling in one catch for 12 yards. Cam Evans finished the game with 11 carries for 56 yards and one touchdown, while Daylin Garland finished with six catches for 67 yards and Jared Cook finished with two catches for 43 yards. Sophomore linebacker Adam Guard led the defense with 10 tackles (four solo/six assisted), including two tackles for a loss. Senior defensive lineman Spencer Hemmer had six tackles, including two sacks and senior linebacker Logan Galarno finished with six tackles (three solo/three assisted), including one and half sacks. The Saints will be back when the 2018-19 season starts next August.
The Thomas More College women's soccer team became PAC Champions on Friday, defeating Chatham 2-1 on Tuesday to advance to the championship match and winning over Grove City 2-0. The win on Friday was the first of three PAC Championships for Thomas More this weekend. The championship title is the Saints' eighth overall in program history and first under head coach Kim McGowan. In the Chatham match, Thomas More took a 1-0 lead in the 66th minute when senior midfielder Cori Ziegler scored off an assist from senior midfielder Kaitlyn Armentrout. Sophomore forward Shaye Isaacs headed in a corner kick by first-year forward Ashley Maples in the 73rdminute to increase the lead to 2-0. Chatham's Julie Bruening scored in the 86th minute, but it wasn't enough as the Saints won the match 2-1. In the Grove City match, the Saints took a 1-0 lead at the 7:05 mark when first-year midfielder Hannah Dargo scored off a cross by sophomore forward Kristina Felix. Thomas More added an insurance goal in the 85th minute when first-year forward Ashley Maples found the top left corner of the goal for the final score of 2-0.The tournament field and first/second round locations will be announced on Monday on www.ncaa.com at 1:00PM.
The Thomas More College men's soccer team won its seventh Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship Tournament title on Saturday as it defeated second-seeded Geneva College, 1-0, in the championship match. Prior to Saturday, the Saints defeated W&J 2-0 on Wednesday to advance to the championship match. In the W&J match, Thomas More took an early 1-0 lead when Oliver Owen punched in a penalty shot in the second minute of the game. The Saints had a 7-2 shot advantage going into half-time. In the 80th minute of the game, Sam Lewis scored the game winning goal off an assist from Bryce Day to extend the lead to 2-0. Sam Lewis had the team high with four shots in the match. Ethan Smith was close behind with three shots. As a team, the Saints totaled 18 shots to Washington & Jefferson's seven. In the Geneva match, the Saints scored the lone goal of the match at the 78:27 mark when first-year forward Ibra Goumballe scored off a ball played by junior forward Lewis. The tournament championship was Thomas More's second of the weekend. The title was also the College's 50th since joining the PAC during the 2005-2006 academic year. The NCAA tournament first and second round location selection show will air on www.ncaa.com today at 1:30PM.
The Thomas More men's basketball team played in its second exhibition match against Xavier University. The Saints fell to the Musketeers 78-38. The Saints held the Musketeers to 47.5 percent shooting from the floor, including 30.8 percent from behind the three-point arc and forced eight Xavier turnovers. Thomas More was led in scoring by senior guard Michael Griffin, who had 15 points on six-of-10 shooting from the field, including three-of-six from behind the arc. He also pulled down six rebounds for the Saints. Junior guard/forward Brandon Horne just missed a double-double as he tallied nine points and pulled down a team-high eight rebounds. The Saints open the season Nov. 15 at home, hosting Wilminton College at 7PM.