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On Campus: Dewey sisters part of Big East soccer championship

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Samantha and Rachel Dewey together after Xavier won the Big East regular season title last week.
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Xavier redshirt senior Samantha Dewey, a Triton Central graduate,prepares to kick the soccer ball in a game last week against Butler.

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com

Xavier women’s soccer claimed the 2019 Big East regular season championship after defeating Butler, 2-0, last Thursday in Indianapolis. It was the first regular season conference title in program history.

The title was the first conference title since winning the Atlantic 10 Tournament in 2000. Xavier improved to 14-3-2 this season and finished 7-2 in Big East matches.

Xavier earned the No. 1 seed and a bye in the Big East Tournament in Omaha, Nebraska. The Musketeers will face the winner of the match between the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Samantha Dewey, a Triton Central graduate, leads Xavier with 13 goals and 13 assists in 19 games and was named to the 2019 Big East All-Conference Team.

She was a unanimous First Team choice and it is the second-straight year she’s earned First-Team honors. The redshirt senior now has 102 points in her Xavier career.

Rachel Dewey, also a Triton Central graduate, played in 14 matches this season and recorded one assist.

Here’s a look at other Shelby County graduates competing at the collegiate level:

Bryan Beauchamp

North Central College posted the sixth-highest point total in its football history and third highest in the last 100 years Saturday in an 82-7 victory over Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Beauchamp, a Triton Central graduate, finished with three tackles for the Cardinals (7-1, 6-1 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin).

Nick Brokering

The Shelbyville graduate had one tackle for Mount St. Joseph Saturday in a 27-3 loss to Hanover.

Mount St. Joseph (6-2) allowed the Panthers to pass for 225 yards and rush for another 218 yards.

Ty Johnson

The Shelbyville graduate punted three times for DePauw University’s football team Saturday in a 42-7 loss to Denison. Johnson averaged 38.7 yards per punt. He also had one rushing attempt for two yards.

The Tigers dropped to 4-4 this season.

Matt Guhl

The Triton Central graduate had one tackle for 16th-ranked St. Francis Saturday in a 59-20 win over Lawrence Tech University.

The Cougars improved to 5-2.

Mason Durrett

The Triton Central graduate finished with 53 yards rushing on 16 attempts Saturday in a 31-12 victory for Wabash over Kenyon in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Wabash (6-2) remains in first place in the North Coast Athletic Conference standings, tied with Denison.

John Lux

The Shelbyville graduate completed 18-of-36 pass attempts for 242 yards and two touchdowns Saturday in a 49-34 loss to St. Francis (Ill.).

Lux also rushed seven times for 59 yards.

In their final road game of the season, the Spartans dropped to 2-7.

Carson Macklin

The Shelbyville graduate played all 90 minutes for the Defiance College men’s soccer team Saturday in a hard-fought 2-0 loss to Hanover in Defiance, Ohio.

The Yellow Jackets finished 9-9-2 overall and 4-4-1 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play to finish fifth in the conference standings.

Hayden Veach

The Southwestern graduate earned All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors running for Hanover College Sunday in the 2019 HCAC Championship Meet at LaVern Gibson Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana. Veach, a senior, finished runner-up with a time of 26 minutes, 51 seconds on the 8-kilometer course. Hanover finished fourth overall.

Makinsi Pike and Jill Anspaugh

The Shelbyville graduates also ran in the HCAC Championship Meet in Terre Haute.

Competing for Franklin College, Pike placed 55th overall in 28:21.1 while Anspaugh was 78th in 32:00.6.

Ally Williams

Hanover volleyball defeated Anderson, 25-17, 22-25, 25-15, 25-20 Saturday on Senior Day in Hanover, Indiana.

Williams, a Triton Central graduate, was one of two seniors honored by Hanover. Then she finished the match with 20 digs. Her career totals include 10 kills, 205 assists, 1,468 digs and 74 service aces.

Hanover improved to 18-10 (6-2 HCAC).

On Friday, Williams had 11 digs in Hanover’s 25-20, 27-25, 25-23 win over Manchester.

On Oct. 29, Hanover defeated Franklin College, 25-8, 25-18, 25-17. Williams had 19 digs.

Grace Laker

The Shelbyville graduate had 15 kills, three digs and two block assists for Franklin College’s volleyball team Saturday in a 25-17, 22-25, 26-24, 25-23 win over Earlham College.

The Grizzlies ended the season 15-15 (3-6 HCAC).

Bailey Chandler

The Eastern Illinois University volleyball team lost Friday at Austin Peay in Clarksville, Tennessee, 25-18, 25-21, 20-25, 25-22.

Chandler, a Triton Central graduate, finishe with 32 assists, two kills, and 13 digs for EIU.

On Saturday, Eastern Illinois lost its final road match of the season to Murray State, 25-16, 25-23, 25-15.

Chandler had 24 assists and five digs.

Brooklyn Langkabel

The Morristown graduate scored three points for the Marian women’s basketball team Saturday in a 74-51 win over St. Ambrose in Canton, Missouri.