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Collegiate Update: Dewey, Xavier headed to NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament

Xavier University’s women’s soccer program finished runner-up in the Big East Championship Sunday to No. 18 Georgetown, 1-0, at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Maryland.

Georgetown’s goal in the 59th minute proved to be the difference maker.

Triton Central graduate Rachel Dewey (photo) played 83 minutes for Xavier (13-3-5).

The Musketeers reached the tournament championship match with a 3-1 double-overtime win over St. John’s Thursday. Xavier trailed 1-0 before tying the match and sending it to overtime where it scored twice.

Xavier learned Monday it will travel to Knoxville, Tennessee, to face the No. 6 seed University of Tennessee Friday in the 2022 NCAA Championship tournament.

The Musketeers will make their fifth appearance (1998, 2000, 2019, 2021) in the NCAA tournament. Xavier is 2-4 all-time against the Volunteers (11-5-2 this season).

The winner advances to the second round to face the winner of the No. 3 Virginia and Fairleigh Dickinson match.

Here is a look at other Shelby County graduates competing at the collegiate level.

 

 

Maya Chandler

The Triton Central graduate scored a team-high 14 points Monday to lead the Loyola Ramblers to a season-opening 60-51 victory at Western Michigan.

Loyola led wire-to-wire.

 

 

Rylie Stephens

The Triton Central graduate grabbed two rebounds Monday in Samford’s season-opening loss to Troy, 66-62.

Stephens transferred from the University of Evansville to Samford in the offseason.

 

 

Hayden Langkabel

The Morristown graduate scored a game-high 21 points Tuesday in Marian’s 126-42 win over Cardinal Stritch.

Langkabel also had two rebounds, two steals and one assist in Marian’s second largest win (84 points) in program history.

Marian is 3-0 this season.

On Thursday, Langkabel had 13 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in a 103-50 victory over Governors State.

 

 

Drake Moore

The Morristown graduate finished with 11 points, eight rebounds and three assists Saturday for Oakland City in a 62-57 win at Simmons College of Kentucky.

Oakland City won its season opener on Nov. 1, 83-65, at the University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy in St. Louis. Moore had 19 points.

 

 

Olivia Faust

The Triton Central graduate had 16 points, one rebound, one assist and three steals for Marian University Saturday in an 86-38 win over Cardinal Stritch in the Catholic Classic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The win improves the Knights to 4-0 this season.

On Friday in Milwaukee, Marian defeated St. Francis (Illinois), 70-50. Faust finished with 12 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

 

 

Cameron Baker

The Shelbyville graduate scored runner-up finishes for Franklin College Saturday in the one-meter and three-meter diving competitions at Wheaton College.

Baker finished second behind teammate Gauge Creech in the one-meter event (203.90 points) and three-meter competition (297.45).

 

 

Dylan Wasson

The Triton Central graduate was credited with one tackle Saturday for Olivet Nazarene in a 27-14 win at Trinity International in Deerfield, Illinois.

Olivet Nazarene rushed for over 400 yards on a rain-soaked, mud-covered Leslie Frazier Field to improve to 5-4 this season.

 

 

Hayden Kermode

The Triton Central graduate had four tackles and a forced fumble Saturday for Concordia in a 58-13 win at Madonna in Livonia, Michigan.

The Cardinals used a 27-point third quarter to break open a 21-7 game.

 

 

Kenneth Gipson

The Triton Central graduate was part of Rose-Hulman’s starting offensive line Saturday in a 47-17 win at Hanover that set up a second straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship game next week.

Rose-Hulman, now 6-3, will travel to No. 23 Mount St. Joseph (9-0) to battle for the HCAC championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III playoffs.

 

 

Julia Sanders

The Triton Central graduate had one service ace and four digs Saturday in IU Kokomo’s 25-7, 25-16, 25-17 win over Midway University (Kentucky).

The win improved IU Kokomo to 27-6 this season.

On Friday, IU Kokomo defeated Alice Lloyd College (Ky.), 25-7, 25-15, 25-11. Sanders had three assists, three aces and eight digs.

 

 

Maggie Schweitzer

The Triton Central graduate finished with two kills, eight assists and 11 digs for Hanover on Nov. 2 in a 25-13, 28-26, 25-14 loss at Rose-Holman in the HCAC Tournament.

Hanover closed out the 2022 season with a 13-14 record.

 

 

Brooklyn Schiffli

The Triton Central graduate had one assist, two aces and six digs Saturday in Jacksonville State’s 25-17, 33-31, 25-22 win at Austin Peay in Clarksville, Tennessee.

The win improved Jacksonville State to 22-5 this season.

On Friday, the Gamecocks were victorious at Lipscomb, 25-22, 25-19, 29-27. Schiffli recorded 11 digs.

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