Koziol comes up big in BSU win


Mt. Vernon grad Tanner Koziol had another big day for the Ball State Cardinals Saturday.

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Mt. Vernon grad Tanner Koziol scored a touchdown with 36 seconds to force overtime in Ball State’s 44-38 come-from-behind victory over Northern Illinois Saturday.

The Cardinals trailed 24-7 in the first half and 31-14 in the middle of the third quarter.

Koziol, a 6-7, 230-pound freshman tight end, had two fourth-quarter touchdowns. For the game, he had seven catches for 89 yards, including a 6-yarder in the final minute to force the extra session. Koziol had a 17-yard TD catch with 8:09 remaining in the game to cut it to 31-28.

For the season, Koziol has 20 receptions for 225 yards and five touchdowns. He has had TD catches in each of Ball State’s last three games and four of the team’s five contests.

Former New Palestine standout Kyle King had a strong game from his defensive lineman position, too.

King, a 6-4, 270-pound sophomore, had three total tackles, including one solo, and 0.5 tackles for loss.

He has eight tackles this season, 1.5 tackles for loss, a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup.

Roudebush, Luker help lead way for HC

New Palestine grad Eric Roudebush had six catches for 82 yards and a touchdown in Hanover College’s 37-20 victory at Defiance Saturday.

Defensively former Dragon Brody Luker had six solo tackles, a team high, and had an interception with a 22-yard return.

Roudebush also had a 66-yard punt.

LaBelle scores for Marian

In a 67-7 win over Taylor, Marian freshman running back Keagan LaBelle scored on a 34-yard run.

The Mt. Vernon grad had seven carries for a team-best 70 rushing yards.

LaBelle has played in three games and has 17 carries for 165 yards and two touchdowns.

New Palestine grad Jacob Hockett, a senior linebacker at Taylor, led the Trojans in tackles with eight, including six solos.

Roland has sack in DePauw win

Greenfield-Central grad Joey Roland had a quarterback sack in DePauw’s 17-13 victory over Denison Saturday.

The Tigers are 5-0 on the season.

Olive making plays at Wabash

Former New Palestine standout Will Olive had three tackles, including a tackle for loss, for Wabash in a 42-35 win over Wittenberg.

The Little Giants are 3-2 on the season. Olive is a junior defensive lineman.


Hornaday named player of the week

Coming off a pair of conference wins, Gardner-Webb’s Morgan Hornaday has earned Big South Freshman of the Week honors, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.

Hornaday tallied 67 assists, 17 digs, five blocks and four kills to help GWU earn back-to-back victories. At Upstate, she dished out a team-high 40 assists, her third-most of the season, and recorded 11 digs plus four blocks for her fourth double-double of the season. Hornaday then posted another team-high in assists with 27 in just three sets against UNC Asheville. She added a pair of kills, six digs and a block in the 3-0 victory.

The league has now honored Hornaday twice this season with Freshman of the Week.

Bulmahns get season-highs

Southern Illinois University freshman hitter Ceci Bulmahn had a season- and career-best 17 kills in a four-set loss to Drake on Sept. 30.

The former Mt. Vernon standout had 15, on two occasions, earlier in the season.

Against Drake, Bulmahn had a double-double, adding 13 digs.

For Valparaiso, junior setter Victoria Bulmahn, in a five-set win over Bradley Saturday, had a double-double with 33 assists and a season-best 17 digs. It was the 26th double-double of her career.