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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Jackson Citizen Patriot::Hillsdale Loses in Defensive Struggle

Sunday, October 16, 2005
Citizen Patriot staff report

Defenses dominated Saturday afternoon at Muddy Waters Stadium as the Hillsdale College football team lost to Ashland 7-3.

All the scoring came in the second quarter. Jon Schroeder of Ashland scored on a 40-yard run with 10:11 left in the first half, and Hillsdale answered with a 28-yard field goal by Matt Menchinger, who earlier missed a 49-yard attempt.

The game was even statistically. Ashland had 266 yards in total offense, while Hillsdale had 263 yards. Hillsdale quarterback Mark Nicolet was 19-for-35 for 156 yards and had two interceptions. Phil Martin led Hillsdale with 77 yards on 18 carries.

Chad Gurica had 11 tackles, including one for a 4-yard loss, to pace Hillsdale's defense, while Steve Balone had 10 tackles.

The loss dropped Hillsdale to 2-6 overall and in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Ashland is 6-2 overall and 5-2.

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