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Monday, April 19, 2021

COVID-19 Corner

* COVID-19 Vaccinations for 16 and Older at Ascension St. Vincent

Currently, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has identified the following Indiana residents as eligible to receive the COVID vaccine:

  • Healthcare Workers
  • First Responders
  • Teachers and school staff in pre-K through high school, child care centers, Head Start and Early Start programs
  • Licensed childcare providers, including center-based and family care providers
  • Age 16 and above
  • Specific groups of patients at highest risk of severe illness from COVID-19 who are identified by their healthcare provider are also eligible. These individuals will receive a unique registration link by text or email.

We will keep our patients updated as eligibility and administration sites broaden. Although currently there is no cost to patients for the vaccine, insurance information will be collected.

Vaccine Scheduling

The COVID-19 vaccine is available by appointment only. No walk-ins will be permitted. Once listed as eligible by the ISDH, go to www.ourshot.in.gov or by calling 211 or 1-866-211-9966 to schedule an appointment.

Detailed instructions

  • Go to www.ourshot.in.gov
  • Enter date of birth and attest to being over age 16
  • Enter zip code and Select Ascension St Vincent Vaccine Clinic location
  • Select appointment date and time
  • Complete demographic information including accurate date of birth
  • Confirm appointment

Ascension St Vincent Vaccine Clinic

For your convenience, the Ascension St. Vincent Vaccine Clinic is open 7 days a week and located on the hospital campus in the Manor Auditorium. When scheduling an appointment on the state website, select “Ascension St Vincent Evansville VAX” as site location. Directions: Enter the parking garage off of Bellemeade Avenue, immediately turn left and follow the directional signage to the designated vaccine clinic parking area. Patients should enter the clinic using the doors adjacent to the parking garage. Tri State Clinics patients are encouraged to call our office at 1-888-492-8722 with questions or for assistance with scheduling at the Ascension St. Vincent Vaccine Clinic.

Spencer County Residents

Spencer County Local Health Department
Heritage Hills High School

Perry County Residents

Perry County Local Health Department
Perry County Memorial Hospital

Posey County Residents

Posey County Local Health Department

Illinois Residents

Phase 1A: Healthcare workers, those in long term care facilities.
Phase 1B : Frontline essential workers, residents 65 years of age or older and under 65 with comorbidities.
Phase 1B+ : IL residents 16+ with disabilities or serious medical conditions. Higher education staff, gov workers, and media. Details and scheduling info at: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/.

Kentucky Residents

Phase 1a: Long term care facilities, healthcare personnel
Phase 1b: First responders, anyone 70 or older, K-12 school personnel
Phase 1C : KY residents age 60+ AND 16 and older with serious medical conditions and essential workers
For locations and to schedule appointment go to: https://govstatus.egov.com/kentucky-vaccine-map or call the KY COVID-19 Hotline - (800) 722-5725 for more information.

Should you have any additional questions, please contact Ashley Chipps at ashley.chipps@ascension.org or Stacey Smith at stacey.smith1@ascension.org

Upcoming Events

* This Week in Religious Life

SPIRITUAL OPPORTUNITIES
1. The Muslim and Christian Prayer Rooms in Neu Chapel are available for use 24/7. Contact the Muslim Student Association for keycard access to the Muslim Prayer Room.
2. The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion now offers a spirituality library, including books from eleven different religious traditions. From Brene Brown to Thich Nhat Hanh, and from Christian bead prayers to self-reiki, there is something for everyone. Stop by the Center's conference room to borrow one for yourself.

CHRISTIAN WORSHIP
Due to pandemic restrictions, UE will not offer Protestant worship in Neu Chapel this semester. However, there are two churches just across the street from campus that offer services online and in-person.

Methodist Temple (mask required)
8:30am, traditional worship
11am, contemporary worship

Redeemer Lutheran (mask required)
8am and 10:30am, traditional worship

The final Catholic Mass for this academic year will be held on Sunday, April 25, at 1PM in Neu Chapel.

HOLY DAYS & HOLIDAYS
1. Ridvan, the most important Baha'i Faith festival, begins on April 19. Greeting: "Happy Ridvan!"
2. The month-long Islamic fast called Ramadan continues this week. Greeting: "Ramadan Mubarak" or "Blessed Ramadan!"

* Center for DEI Presents: Religion and LGBTQ+

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April is Religious Exploration month at UE! A time where everyone can learn more about different religions we have represented across campus. Throughout the month the Center will host a series of events aimed at creating safe spaces in order to discuss the ways our relationship with religion affects different aspects of our society! Second up we have Religion and LGBTQ+ on April 20th.

Religion and LGBTQ+ will be an open discussion aimed at highlighting the various ways religion and the LGBTQ+ community interrelate. The discussion will analyze the role religion plays in determining the visibility and acceptance of issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community.

Please register for- 20th April: Religion and LGBTQ+- here: https://evansville-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqcO6rrzItHtKGB19J40y4pOxLq2LoWE5t

Meeting ID: 937 7731 9746
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* Virtual Celebration Honoring Dr. Davies Bellamy Service to the University of Evansville

The School of Education cordially invites you to join us via Zoom to celebrate with Dr. Davies Bellamy as he retires from the University of Evansville. Our virtual celebration will take place on Friday, April 30 at noon CST. We hope you can join us! Be sure to have your favorite snack on hand for the virtual party; You know Dr. Bellamy believes there should be food at every meeting!

Topic: Dr. Bellamy’s Retirement Celebration via Zoom
Time: Apr 30, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Info You Should Know

* Distribution Services Resumes Daily Delivery

Effective Monday, April 19, Distribution Services will resume their daily delivery schedule of five days a week. Please note that due to vacation schedules, there may be days when Distribution Services may be closed (9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.) during daily deliveries.


Please continue to communicate via email to distributionservices@evansville.edu any days that your area may not have staff available to accept daily deliveries. Distribution Services will hold your deliveries until staff are available. We appreciate your help in reducing unnecessary deliveries and keeping the operation closure time to a minimum.  

* Cirino interviews Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout for Podcast

Dr. Mark Cirino interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout for his Hemingway Society-sponsored podcast, One True Podcast. During the interview, Strout discusses her writing process, the theme of loneliness, and analyzes Hemingway's short story, "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place." Strout is the author of -- among other works -- Olive Kitteridge and My Name Is Lucy Barton.

The podcast is available here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/347030/8326634

 

* Habitat for Humanity Barn Blitz- Teams Needed

UE's Habitat for Humanity chapter is excited to host a socially distant Barn Blitz on Saturday, April 24 at 7:30 AM at Habitat for Humanity of Evansville (560 E Diamond Avenue). Teams of five are still needed. Not familiar with Barn Blitz? At Barn Blitz, UE students, faculty, and other campus employees join together to assemble yard barns for Habitat for Humanity families. These families receive these yard barns in addition to a brand new home, helping to bring stability and security to their lives.

To sign up, email your team of five (and their emails) to Timmy Miller at tm206@evansville.edu. Please reach out with any questions you might have, too! Thank you!

* April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Office of Institutional Equity are providing multiple opportunities for members of the campus community to get involved and stand up against sexual violence.

Sign the University’s Pledge to Get Consent. The University of Evansville defines consent as “a voluntary, informed and freely-given agreement, communicated though mutually-understandable words and/or actions , to engage in agreed-upon Sexual Contact, Sexual Intercourse, Sexual Exploitation, or other sexual activity.” By participating in this pledge, you are agreeing to make sure all of your sexual encounters are fully consensual. Sign the Pledge here: https://www.evansville.edu/center-for-diversity-equity-and-inclusion/pledge-to-get-consent.cfm. The link is live for the entire month of April; the student group or team with the most pledges will be featured on the Center’s social media pages.

On Monday, April 26th; join us for Bystander Intervention Training from 6-7pm. CDEI intern Katie Vinci, who is trained through It’s On Us to provide bystander training will take us through steps on how to appropriately and safely intervene when you witness someone being harassed. Register for the Zoom training here: https://evansville-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsce-hrzMvGtJ3eCXJTs4ipkcK58wbNXbi.

On Tuesday the 27th, the Center has partnered with the Students for Gender Violence Awareness at USI to bring nationally renowned speaker Vankayla Haynes for a Zoom presentation. Haynes will be speaking about sexual assault and marginalized communities. The presentation runs from 6-7pm and can found here: https://usi.zoom.us/j/99201657102.

Wednesday, April 28th is Denim Day. Wear denim in support of survivors of sexual violence and to bring awareness to sexual assault.

On Thursday the 29th, join us as we speak to a panel of experts in the UE and Evansville community about sexual assault on college campus and the resources available to individuals who have experienced an assault. Join individuals from Institutional Equity, Counseling Services, Public Safety, Albion Fellows Bacon Center, the Prosecutor’s Office, Evansville Police Department, and Deaconess Hospital as they discuss sexual assault. Register for the panel here: https://evansville-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvdOmqpzwtGN3_elA-Ul7RdMLE0UDPZG8H.

* Sexual Assault Awareness Month / Religious Exploration Month Challenge

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The month of April highlights Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Religious Exploration Month. Join the UE SAAM/REM Challenge sponsored by the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion! In this challenge you will find 30 ways for 30 days of religious exploration and sexual assault awarness to actively learn, engage, support, communicate with individuals across the religion spectrum and survivors of sexual assault, while also breaking the stigma surrounding religion and sexual assault awareness. Items listed in the challenge can be done personally or in a social group! Join the Center in one of our many events for the month focused on religion or sexual assault awareness, research the origins and culture of Denim Day and/ or grab a friend and reflect about what religion means to you. However and whatever you do for the #SAAM/REMChallenge, challenge yourself!

We can't wait to see the ways in which you all #SAAM/REMChallenge yourself!

To make it extra fun, share what you're doing on social media and be sure to tag us!

Instagram: @uediversity Facebook: UE Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Religious Exploration Month Task List

  • Watch a documentary on sexual assault and have an open discussion
  • Engage in productive discussions about consent and its importance in the campus environment
  • Sign the consent pledge hosted by the CDEI
  • Learn about UE’s Title IX policy and locate the Title ix officer on campus
  • Host a trivia night on sexual assault resources (Resources available at WCSAP.org)
  • Donate/volunteer/ support a charity aimed at raising sexual assault awareness Ex. Albion
  • Uplift survivors of sexual assault by breaking the stigma and starting the conversation
  • Research and learn about the spectrum of sexual assault
  • Learn about local resources available to survivors of sexual assault
  • Learn about the significance of Denim Day
  • Learn about the common misconceptions and realities surrounding the prevalence of sexual assault
  • Call out and have discussions about bad behaviors in people you know
  • Research the way in which sexual assault affects people of different identities
  • Break the stigma surrounding men identifying surviorvs of sexual assault by having open conversations
  • Attend Sexual Assault Awareness Week events on campus
  • Visit New Chapel on UE Campus
  • Read a biography or autobiography of an influential religious figure
  • Learn about the various religious holidays
  • Research UE’s commitment to religious enlightenment/education
  • Donate/volunteer for a religious affiliated charity
  • Host/participate in a trivia on world religions
  • Try practicing silence through meditation and spending time outdoors to appreciate nature
  • Visit online museums to celebrate/appreciate religious art
  • Learn about different religious origin stories
  • Reflect on your personal biases towards other religions
  • Research different important/famous religious cites/monuments around the world
  • Visit the Candles Holocaust Museum & Education Center
  • Learn about current issues/ stereotypes surrounding different religious societies
  • Participate in center for DEI events for Religious Exploration month
  • Talk to others about your personal experiences with religion and learn about theirs
* Deadline Extended: 2021-22 Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship

UPDATE: The scholarship deadline has been extended to Friday, May 7.

Family, friends and loved ones of the late Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor. In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services. He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student. Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student. International students are encouraged to apply.

Eligible students for the 2021-2022 Hartig Memorial Scholarship will be sophomores in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Download the 2021-22 Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship application.

Deadline: Please return all materials to the Office of Student Financial Services by April 23, 2021. The decision will be announced by June 14, 2021.

Questions: Amanda Wood, administrative assistant to the Office of Student Financial Services, at aw505@evansville.edu or 812-488-2364

Congratulations

* Creative Writing Grad Publishes Harlaxton Poems

Recent Creative Writing Grad Jenna Sumpter publishes three micropoems in Southchild Lit. Two were inspired by her travels at Harlaxton.

Athletics

* Craig Continues Hot Weekend as Aces Fall In Series Finale

Tanner Craig turned-in another strong performance at the plate, but it was not enough in Evansville 9-5 loss to Missouri State in the series finale on Sunday.

"Tough loss to lose the overall series. Just didn't play well enough," said Aces head baseball coach Wes Carroll. "You have to credit Missouri State for applying pressure in all aspects of the game. I'm anxious to see how this group handles this adversity deep into the season."

The Aces offense got started early in the game with a pair of runs in the first, but it was big second and fourth innings from the Bears that was difficult for Evansville to overcome. Missouri State struck for four runs in the second frame, all coming with one out and in successive at bats. In the fourth, the Bears added two runs

Single runs for Evansville in the fifth and eighth helped aid the Aces effort, but Dakota Katowski lifted a two-run home run to center that pushed Missouri State further in front en route to the 9-5 win.

At the plate, the Aces were led by a trio who recorded two hits on the day. Simon Scherry, Danny Borgstrom, and Tanner Craig, the three, four, and five hitters, each tallied two hits with Borgstrom recording a pair of RBI.

On the mound, Evansville cycled through seven pitchers as starter Donovan Schultz was credited with the loss after pitching the first two innings, allowing three earned runs on four hits. Drew Dominik pitched most effectively of Evansville relievers, entering in the seventh and throwing a scoreless inning and a third, allowing just one hit and striking-out one.

The Aces return to the road next weekend with a four-game MVC set against Illinois State on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Duffy Bass Field in Normal, Ill.

* Aces Earn Split Of Doubleheader as McMahill Controls Game Two

Falling in the opening game of the doubleheader, Jake McMahill pitched a commanding performance on the mound in game two as Evansville earned a split of a Saturday doubleheader with a 4-2 game two victory, following the 3-0 loss in game one.

"Great bounce back win in game two today. Our pitching staff did a great job all day against a very tough balanced offensive lineup," said Aces head baseball coach Wes Carroll. "Getting a base clearing double from Tanner in the first is so important for our team as McMahill competed for six innings. This sets up for a very important MVC game tomorrow."

Game One: Missouri State 3, Evansville 0

A pitcher's duel emerged in the opening game of the the day's doubleheader as the story was the two starters, especially in the first half of the seven-inning contest. Evansville's Caleb Reinhardt and Missouri State's Matt Russell both glided through the opening three innings of the game with just two batters reaching base combined.

In the fourth, the Bears struck first with two outs. A Ben Whetston walk was capitalized on by Missouri State as Jaden Rolffs promptly doubled to center to give the Bears a 1-0 advantage. Evansville looked to answer in the bottom half, but Danny Borgstrom's double down the left field line with one out was the lone offense in the inning for the Aces.

Missouri State again threatened in the fifth, loading the bases with two outs, but Reinhardt struck-out Grant Wood to end the Bears chance.

The Bears would not be held off long though as Missouri State scored twice more in the sixth on a two-run homer by Drake Baldwin that elevated the Bears lead to 3-0.

In the bottom of the seventh, Evansville again created chances with one out as Mark Shallenberger ripped a dropped a double down the left field line, but Missouri State closed-out the inning with back-to-back outs to earn the 3-0 win.

Game Two: Evansville 4, Missouri State 2

Unlike the first game, Evansville's offense jumped all over the Bears early in game two. In the bottom of the first, the Aces drew three-straight walks, loading the bases for Tanner Craig. The junior began what would prove to be a strong performance at the plate in the second game by lifting a double to left center, clearing the bases and handing Evansville a 3-0 lead in the first.

McMahill tip-toed his way through the first four innings, finding himself in slight jams, but finding the right pitch at the right time to hold the Bears off the board. Evansville added another run in the bottom of the fourth as Craig recorded his second-straight double to lead-off the inning. After Shallenberger walked, Brent Widder laid down a well-executed sacrifice bunt to move the pair into scoring position. Brinkley sent another run home for the Aces with a sacrifice fly to center that saw Craig score.

McMahill finished the day after the sixth, pitching six scoreless innings, allowing five hits and striking-out three. After the redshirt junior exited the contest, Missouri State began to find a rhythm at the plate. With one out in the seventh, the Bears recorded a walk, a single, and another walk in three-straight at bats to load the bases. But as has been true much of the season so far, Evansville's defense provided a much needed play, getting Whetstone to ground into a double play to end the inning.

Missouri State scored a run in the eighth, setting-up an interesting ninth inning as Jakob Meyer came in to close for the Aces. Back-to-back base-hits to open the ninth brought the game-tying run to the plate with no outs. A double play again proved huge for Evansville as Wood grounded into the 6-4-3 double play, leaving the Bears to their final out. A wild pitch in the next at bat, scored a second run on the afternoon for the Bears, closing the gap to 4-2. Whetstone then was walked, again bringing the tying run to the plate. Rolffs appeared to have tied the game in the ninth with a long drive to left, but Shallenberger sprinted to the track, leaping to make a grab before crashing into the wall, ending the game with a 4-2 Aces win.

* UE Rally Falls Short In Series Finale

Trailing by a 5-2 margin entering the 7th inning, the University of Evansville softball team staged a furious rally, but came up just short with Drake taking a 5-4 victory on Sunday afternoon at Ron Buel Field.

Leading the Purple Aces (18-16, 6-9 MVC) was the tri of Eryn Gould, Katie McLean and Alyssa Barela, who posted two hits apiece.  Gould reached base three times with two hits and a walk.  Haley Woolf recorded her second home run of the season in the contest.  Izzy Vetter gave up two runs on two hits in three frames while Erin Kleffman tossed the final three innings.  Emily Valtman was the top performer for the Bulldogs (11-25, 5-10 MVC), going 2-3 with four RBI.  Nicole Timmons picked up the win in the circle, allowing four runs on four hits in her six innings.

Evansville took its first lead of the weekend in the second inning when Haley Woolf homered to right field.  It was her second long ball of the season.  The lead held strong until the bottom of the third when Valtman hit a 2-run shot.  Jenna Lis tied the score in the top half of the fourth, hitting an RBI single to score Halie Fain.  Fain pinch ran for Alyssa Barela, who began the inning with a double.

The momentum for UE did not last too long as the Bulldogs put a 3-spot on the board in the bottom of the fourth.  Valtman had the big hit again, posting a 2-RBI single that put Drake in front by a 5-2 score.  The margin remained that way until the top of the seven when the Aces made a final effort to pick up the win.  Walks by Elyse Hickey and Gould, coupled with a Jessica Fehr single, loaded the bases with no outs.  A fielder’s choice by Barela scored the third run of the game.  Marah Wood added an RBI double to get her team within one, but a pitching change for Drake resulted in a pair of strikeouts that ended the game with a 5-4 DU win.

UE returns to Cooper Stadium on Wednesday for a 4 p.m. doubleheader against Indiana State. 

* Evansville Drops Series Opener to Missouri State, 5-3

Settling-in in the third inning, Shane Gray plowed through the Bears lineup in a strong performance on the mound for the Aces, but a pair of eighth-inning runs from Missouri State handed Evansville a 5-3 setback in the series opener on Friday night.

Gray closed the night pitching seven innings, allowing two earned runs and striking-out five. Michael Parks received the loss, lasting two-thirds of an inning, giving-up two runs on two hits. Coming in to finish the outing was Drew Dominik, going the final inning and a third, allowing just one hit and sitting down three batters via strikeout.

At the plate, Kenton Crews, Danny Borgstrom, and Ben Komonosky led the way with a pair of hits each with Crews delivering an RBI. Tanner Craig crushed his team-best fifth home run of the season, giving the junior two RBI in the opener.

Missouri State got to work early in the contest, plating three runs in the first two innings. In the first, the Bears got a single on the first pitch of the game, following it up with a walk to put a pair on with no outs. A base-hit two batters later loaded the bases and Baldwin delivered an RBI single to center to give the Bears a 1-0 lead before Gray ended the inning with a 6-4-3 double play.

Two more runs were added by Missouri State in the top half of the second on a two-run home run by Jenkins to right field that gave the visitors a 3-0 advantage. Beginning in the third, Gray showcased the best of his stuff, facing the minimum each inning from the third to the seventh and giving Evansville's offense a chance to get going.

The Aces bats did just that in the middle portions of the game as Crews drove home Komonsky in the third to chip away at the Bears advantage.

In the sixth, Borgstrom singled to center with just one out, turning the plate over to Craig. The Scottsburg, Ind. native took advantage, driving a towering two-run homer to center field and tying the game at three.

The turning point of the contest came in the eighth when Gray gave way to Parks. The Bears opened the inning with a base-hit, advancing the runner to second on a wild pitch with one out. The insuing at-bat saw Rolffs deliver what would prove to be the game-winning run with a double to left, scoring Wood. Two batters later, with Dominik taking over for Parks, Missouri State added a second run in the inning with an RBI single from Hull to provide a 5-3 lead for the Bears.

Evansville appeared to have something going in the eighth with a lead-off double by Simon Scherry, but Ziegenbein locked-in for the Bears and sat the next six Aces down in order, securing the 5-3 Missouri State win.

* Barela Hits Two Home Runs In Saturday Doubleheader

Alyssa Barela launched two home runs in Saturday’s doubleheader against Drake, which saw the Bulldogs edge the Purple Aces in a pair of games at Buel Field.

Evansville (18-15, 6-8 MVC) fell by a 2-0 final in the opener before Drake (10-25, 4-10 MVC) finished the day with an 8-4 victory.

Game 1
The opener was a pitcher’s duel with Izzy Vetter and Nicole Timmons each tossing gems.  The Bulldogs scored an unearned run in the first as Libby Ryan reached on an error to lead the game off, going all the way to third before coming home on a Macy Johnson single.  UE had a hit by Jessica Fehr in the first and Eryn Gould in the sixth, but could not get a run home.

Drake added another run in the bottom half of the sixth on a solo home run by Addie Lightner to double the lead and would win by the 2-0 final.  Timmons picked up the win, allowing two hits and striking out nine.  Vetter gave up just four hits and fanned six batters.

Game 2
Game two saw Drake get off to a fast start, plating five runs before an out was recorded in the bottom of the first.  Highlighting the frame was a 3-run homer from Makayla Rice.  Jenna Lis doubled to lead off the second while Eryn Gould hit a 2-out double in the third, but the shutout continued for the Bulldogs.

Alyssa Barela made sure to changed that as her first home run of the season led off the fourth inning to make it a 5-1 game.  The long ball proved to be contagious as Jessica Fehr led off the fifth frame with a solo shot before Marah Wood added another with one out to cut the DU lead to two.  After the Bulldogs got one of those runs back in the bottom of the fifth, Barela went yard for the second time, hitting her second home run of the game in the sixth to get UE within a pair once again.

Unfortunately, the Bulldogs were able to tag two more runs on the board in the bottom of the frame on a Libby Ryan homer and hung on for the 8-4 win.  Jaime Nurrernbern made the start, giving up five runs while Erin Kleffman threw six innings of relief.  She had a strong outing, allowing three runs on seven hits while throwing 103 pitches.  Mackenzie Hupke picked up the win for Drake, allowing three runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings.  Drake recorded 11 hits with Emily Valtman and Macy Johnson both going 3-4.  Evansville picked up six hits with Barela going 2-for-3 with a pair of home runs.

* MVC Championship on Tap for UE women

In the final event of the 2021 spring season, the University of Evansville women’s golf team will travel to Saint Charles, Missouri for the Missouri Valley Conference Championship.

Opening on Monday, April 19, the tournament begins at 8 a.m. with the opening two rounds.  On Tuesday, the third and final round will also begin at 8 a.m. at Bogey Hills Country Club.  It will be the first MVC Championship since the spring of 2019 due to the 2020 version being canceled due to COVID-19.

Sophia Rohleder had a strong performance in the 2019 championship, tying for 5th place in the final standings.  A 2-over 74 in the first round of play was a strong start to an effort that saw her score a 226 for the three rounds, 10 over par.  She garnered All-Conference honors for her efforts.  Heading into this year’s finale, Rohleder continues to perform at a high level.  She leads the team with a 77.00 scoring average and won the opening two tournaments this spring – the ASU Spring Classic and the Don Benbow Invitational and is coming off of a 4th place tie last time out at the Jan Weaver Invite.

Mallory Russell was the Purple Aces’ second-leading performer in its last event.  The freshman carded a 77 to begin the tournament before completing the three rounds with a 236.  She tied for 41st.   Just behind her was Allison Enchelmayer, who recorded a 237.  Her top round came in the opening day as she tallied a 76.

Caitlin O’Donnell had a consistent performance, notching rounds of 81-80-81 on her way to a 242 while Alyssa McMinn registered a 243.  Her low score was a 77 in the second round.

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