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Shelbyville graduate helps IU East tennis start 5-1

Shelbyville graduate Bri Ayres returns a ball for the IU East tennis team this season. Ayres and IU East are currently 5-1.

By KATRINA BRANSON - kbranson@shelbynews.com

Bri Ayres, a Shelbyville graduate, had a win at No. 6 singles for the IU East tennis team on Oct. 6. It served as the deciding point against Cedarville University. Ayres finished with a 6-3, 6-1 victory. As a team, the IU East women are 5-1 on the season.

Daniela Joseph

Joseph, a Shelbyville graduate, finished 51st overall for the Earlham girls’ golf team at the Wooster Weiskopf Invite on Oct. 7. Joseph’s two-day score at the invite was 225 for the 36-hole tournament. Overall, the team finished third. The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championship will be hosted by Earlham on Oct. 13-14.

Bailey Chandler

Chandler, a Triton Central graduate, finished with 12 assists and five digs for the Eastern Illinois volleyball team on Oct. 6 in their 3-0 loss to Murray State. The Panthers (6-15) will next travel to Jacksonville on Oct. 12.

Samantha Dewey

Dewey, a Triton Central graduate, scored the game-winning penalty kick in the fourth minute of a double overtime game for the Xavier girls’ soccer team on Oct. 7 against DePaul. The 3-2 win over DePaul was Xavier’s first time in school history defeating them in women’s soccer.

Bryan Beauchamp

Beauchamp, a Triton Central graduate, finished with five tackles for North Central University in the team’s 48-10 win over Augustana on Oct. 6.

Carson Macklin

Macklin, a Shelbyville graduate, played 90 minutes for the Defiance University mens’ soccer team on Oct. 6 in a 3-0 loss to Rose-Hulman. The team will next take on Anderson on Oct. 10.

Alexa Schofner

Schofner, a Southwestern graduate, earned a 9-7 win for the Franklin College tennis team on Oct. 7 with doubles partner Holyn Eldridge. Franklin defeated Rose-Hulman 6-3 and returns home on Saturday Oct. 13 as they welcome Earlham College.

Ally Williams

Williams, a Triton Central graduate, finished with two assists and 10 digs for the Hanover College volleyball team on Oct. 8 in the team’s 3-0 win against Spalding. Currently 9-10 on the year, the team will next face off against Mt. St. Joseph on Oct. 10.

Ty Johnson

Johnson, a Shelbyville graduate, finished with five punts for the Depauw football team on Oct. 6 in their 28-26 win over Oberlin. Johnson finished with 181 punting yards, averaging 36.2 per kick – two of which landed inside the 20.

AJ Lux

Lux, a former Golden Bear, finished with 12 kills for the East Tennessee State volleyball team on Oct. 6 in a 3-1 victory over Furman. East Tennessee is currently on a four-game win streak and will next travel to Mercer on Oct. 12.

Dillon Nelson

Nelson, a Triton Central graduate, finished with an interception return of 40 yards and a touchdown for Manchester University’s football team on Oct. 6. Manchester fell to Mt. St. Joseph, 49-27.

Jacob Cooper and Austin Coughlin

Both Triton Central graduates finished with tackles for Manchester University’s football team in the 49-27 loss.

Cooper finished with three solo tackles as well as one assisted, while Coughlin finished with three solo tackles. The team will next take on Bluffton on Oct. 13.

Katrina Branson is a Sports writer for The Shelbyville News. Follow Katrina Branson on Twitter @k_b527.