Streaks of the Week: Sept. 17 – 19

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John Carroll Sports Information Department

Each week the Carroll News picks five superstar athletes who excelled over the weekend in their matches.

Noah Tylutki, Special to the Carroll News

Each week, The Carroll News sports section names five Blue Streak athletes “Streaks of the Week.” Congratulations to this week’s athletes on their outstanding performances.

 

 

Football: Senior Demerius Goodwin 

Demerius Goodwin (John Carroll Sports Information Department)

Coming off a tough loss to Washington & Jefferson, the Blue Streaks needed an offensive spark. Goodwin was happy to provide the spark as he rushed for a career-high 192 yards and three touchdowns in the 41-17 win over Otterbein, including 152 yards in the first half alone.

Women’s Soccer: Senior Brittany Dufalla 

Brittany Dufalla (John Carroll Sports Information Department)

Dufalla is the engine that makes the Blue Streaks offense go, as she recorded her third two-goal game of the season in a 3-3 tie on senior day last Saturday against Ohio Wesleyan.  The senior has now moved into 10th place all-time in goals scored with 21, tying JCU Hall of Famers Thea Consler and Danielle Sluga.

Women’s Soccer: Junior Lauren Gumney 

Lauren Gumney (John Carroll Sports Information Department)

Primarily a defender, Gumeny provided some offense for the Blue Streaks on Saturday as she scored her first career goal in what was her first start of the season.  The junior played all 110 minutes and was a primary starter during her freshman and sophomore campaigns.

Men’s Cross Country: Junior Alex Phillip

Alex Phillip (John Carroll Sports Information Department)

Phillip made a statement as one of the best runners in NCAA Division III last Friday at the All-Ohio Championships.  The junior came in first place with a time of 24:52.1 in the 8K race in a field with Division I, II, and III runners. Overall, the Blue Streaks finished third, only behind Miami of Ohio (Division I) and Walsh University (Division II).

Volleyball: Seniors Cassi Calamunci and Ally Bartolone

Cassi Calamunci and Ally Bartolone, alongside John Carroll’s Head Coach Michelle Benoit after their accomplishments on Wednesday, Sept. 15. (John Carroll Sports Information Department)

For the last four seasons, the duo of Calamunci and Bartolone has been the bread and butter for JCU offensively. Despite a 3-1 loss to Geneva on Friday, the seniors hit career milestones statistically as Calamunci became just the 10th Blue Streak ever to record 1,000 kills, and Bartolone became the eighth player to eclipse 2,000 assists.