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October 11th, 2011
Girls Soccer: St. Marys 4, Fort Jennings 1
The Roughriders tuned up for Thursday’s WBL showdown against Shawnee with a 4-1 win over 10-win Fort Jennings on Monday.
Fort Jennings had been a thorn in the side of the Roughriders the past few seasons, and Paul Dingledine saw the Musketeers as a good final non-league challenge.
At Lima Senior
The St. Marys volleyball team opens its postseason against Defiance on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at Lima Senior High School and the winner of that match will play the winner of the Bath-Wapakoneta match (7:15 p.m. on Wednesday) on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7:15 p.m.
The top of the bracket at Lima Senior will match up Celina and Shawnee at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, followed by Elida vs. Van Wert at 7:15 p.m. The winners of those two matches play on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.
Volleyball: New Knoxville 3, Houston 0
NEW KNOXVILLE – The New Knoxville volleyball team didn’t let up in anything Saturday as they defeated the Houston Wildcats in a non-league match at New Knoxville 25-9, 25-17 and 25-8.
“I was happy with the girls that they didn’t let up,” Rangers head coach Jill Roode said. “They didn’t stop playing hard. It is easy for them not to play up to their potential when they play non-league games.”
WAPAKONETA — In a matter of a few minutes late in the second quarter and early in the third quarter, Wapakoneta turned its rivalry game against St. Marys from a back-and-forth affair into a runaway romp.
The Redskins scored a touchdown with no time left on the clock going into halftime, recovered an onside kick to start the third quarter and grabbed control from there on out in a 48-22 victory over the Roughriders at Harmon Field on Friday night.
ST. HENRY — Minster raked in its third straight Midwest Athletic Conference win, defeating St. Henry 34-7 on Friday night.
“Our defense has been consistent just about every week and I thought they put together another good one today,” said Minster head coach Nate Moore. “I thought we really hit tonight. I thought we really hit, really well. There were some big hits out there, man.”
After three-and-outs by both schools to start the game, Minster’s Korey Schultz ran for a 60-yard gain from the Wildcats’ own 34-yardline.
VERSAILLES — The Versailles Tigers couldn’t be stopped as they defeated the new Bremen Cardinals 42-0 in a Midwest Athletic Conference contest at Versailles.
“Every play that they hit started out as a five yard play,” Cardinals head coach Rob Messick said. “We just couldn’t tackle. Strength is extremely important and they ran through our tackles and that is what it came down to.”
WBL Tennis Meet
LIMA — The St. Marys girls tennis team finished fourth at the Western Buckeye League tournament at UNOH on Saturday, and the Roughriders ended the season tied for third in the overall WBL standings.
St. Marys’ Alex Spencer finished third at second singles, defeating Van Wert’s Jenna Waterman in the third-place match.
St. Marys second doubles duo of Allie Zimmerman and Ariel Dodson finished third, defeating Shawnee’s Anita Kottopalli and Lindsey McKinley in the third-place match.
A St. Marys missed extra point along with a Trey Guilliam catch and serpentine touchdown run in double overtime proved to be the differences in the Roughriders’ 21-20 loss to Defiance on homecoming at Skip Baughman Stadium.
St. Marys head coach Greg Phillips said he had a bad feeling the missed PAT would come back to bite his team.
“I made the comment when we doinked the extra point to Coach (Nick) Yahl that we’re a cat that just lost its ninth life,” Phillips said.
MINSTER — Minster dominated Ft. Recovery 43-7 in a Midwest Athletic Conference match-up on Friday night.
“I thought we did a nice job on defense as far no encroachment penalties like we had last week, and then offensively, (we) just executed our ballgame. Kids played great,” said Minster head coach Nate Moore.
Minster running back Troy Kaufman ran for 148 yards and three touchdowns on just eight carries. Korey Schulz added 93 yards and a score on 10 carries.
ANNA — The running of senior running back Cole Furgason and two touchdowns in the final two minutes of the first half propelled the Anna Rockets to defeat the New Bremen Cardinals 34-6 in front of a homecoming crowd at Anna.
“We made the best of the bad situations with the weather,” Rocket head coach Bryan Rioch said. “We were coming off of a three game losing streak and the kids did a great job considering the conditions.”