Like the match, the St. Marys boys soccer team had its plans of rolling to a third Western Buckeye League win interrupted, but only for a little while.
A lightning delay and and an early deficit didn’t stop St. Marys from staying perfect in the WBL.
The Roughriders overcame stiff resistence from the Elida Bulldogs to score three second half goals — two of them via penalty kicks — to pull away for a 4-2 win on Tuesday in a game that was delayed about a half hour with 5:05 left in the first half.
ST. MARYS — Carter Bowman had another putt to tie the St. Marys golf program’s nine-hole record and the Roughrider boys golf team had little trouble disposing of the Defiance Bulldogs 163-178 in Western Buckeye League golf action at Northmoor on Monday evening.
Bowman fired a medalist three-under par on the par 36 course. Twice this season the Roughrider junior has shot 33s with a putt on his ninth hole to tie the school record 32 shared by Mark Bergman and Drew Paulus on the par 35 front nine at Northmoor.
BOTKINS — The St. Marys boys soccer team peppered the net with shots on goal that just missed their mark before the floodgates finally opened in the latter part of the second half against the Botkins Trojans.
St. Marys scored two goals in each half and beat Botkins 4-0 on Saturday afternoon in the shadow of the rushing traffic of I-75 in Botkins.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys football team is a couple of plays away from a 2-0 start to the season. Instead, they’re a painful, gut-wrenching 0-2.
The Roughriders struggled to move the chains for much of the game and after finally finding some instant offense with a 60-yard touchdown run came up an extra-point shy against the Shawnee Indians in a 14-13 loss at Skip Baughman Stadium on Friday night.
St. Marys has lost its first two games of the season by a combined four points after suffering a 19-16 loss to Sidney a week ago.
The St. Marys football team opens the home and Western Buckeye League portion of its 2013 schedule against a Shawnee team that was tested by a defending state champion in Week 1.
New Shawnee head coach Steve Owen made his debut in a 42-7 loss to Marion Local as pilot of the Indians program after being the team’s offensive line coach under Dick West, who retired after the 2012 season.
Owens said much of the principles his team uses on both the offensive and defnesive sides of the ball are the same as Shawnee under West, but tweaked to make use of space.