Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

October 6, 2013

Sports Briefs, Oct. 6


Kokomo Tribune

---- — IUK volleyball splits pair of matches

NEW ALBANY — The Indiana University Kokomo volleyball squad split a pair of Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matches with Carlow and IU Southeast Saturday.

In the opener, the Cougars topped Carlow 25-13, 25-19, 25-19. Micayla Speidel led IUK with 12 kills, while Megan Riley added nine, Kaley Harness added seven, and Shelby Spall and Rachel Allen both added six. Cortney Hanson distributed 37 assists.

Lael Burrus led the defense with 14 kills, while Harness added 11 and Allen 10. Speidel and Riley both posted three block assists.

In the nightcap, IUK fell to IU Southeast 25-16, 25-19, 25-21. Speidel and Harness both posted eight kills, while Allen added seven. Hanson had 24 assists, and added three aces and eight digs. Burrus again led the defense with 18 digs.

The Cougars move to 23-6 on the season, and share the lead in the conference standings with Point Park at 8-2.

Neeley, Neer compete at Invite

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Howard County products Waverly Neer and Bethany Neeley competed in the 40th annual Paul Short Cross Country Invitational Saturday at Lehigh University.

Neer, a junior at Columbia University, finished third in the six-kilometer race in 20:15 to lead her team, as the Lions finished in fifth place.

Neeley, a freshman for Indiana, finished 89th in 21:43 to help the Hoosiers take sixth as a team.

Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino won the race in 19:44.

Rhum sinks hole in one at Crestview

MUNCIE — Johnny Rhum recorded a hole in on during a round of golf Saturday at Crestview G.C.

Rhum used a nine wood to ace No. 9, which was playing at 160 yards. The feat was witnessed by Jack Rhum and David Rhum.

YMCA taking registrations for adult leagues

The Kokomo Family YMCA is currently taking registration for two adult sports leagues.

The adult indoor soccer league takes place on Sunday evenings at Memorial Gym, beginning Nov. 11. Both individuals and entire teams may register. Anyone 15-years of age and older may participate.

Adult volleyball leagues are also forming for anyone 16-years of age and older. The recreational league will take place on Wednesday evenings, while the competitive league will take place in Thursday evenings, beginning in early November.

The registration deadline is October 29.

Feng up a shot in Reignwood LPGA

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese golfer Shanshan Feng shot a 9-under 64 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over American Stacy Lewis after the third round of the Reignwood LPGA Classic.

Shrouded in the Chinese capital’s notorious smog, Feng carded nine birdies in a bogey-free round for a total of 21-under 198, boosting the chances of a home winner in the first LPGA tournament played in the country.

Feng was in a two-way duel with Lewis all day before grabbing the outright lead for good with a birdie on 16. Both players added birdies on the final two holes, making for a total of eight for Lewis, who remains bogey-free in the tournament.

Top-ranked Inbee Park was another four strokes back in third after finishing with four straight birdies for a 66.

Park started the tournament slow, with first and second rounds of 69 and 68, but found her rhythm with birdies on five of the first seven holes. She then made two bogeys before her run of birdies at the end.

Australia’s Karrie Webb was seven shots back in fourth. Overnight leader Jessica Korda of the U.S. slipped to sixth after a 76 that included a double bogey and four bogeys.

Another Chinese player, Xiyu Lin, was tied for seventh at 10 under along with Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand.