Thursday Sports Round-Up: Rider volleyball wins on Senior Night
ST. MARYS 3, SHAWNEE 1
The St. Marys Roughrider volleyball team won in front of a parent’s night crowd 25-20, 18-25, 25-17 and 25-22 against Shawnee.
“We played tonight as a team and got a win tonight,” Riders head coach Tricia Rosenbeck said. “We played with some intensity and eliminated some of our errors and I was happy with the way we played tonight.”
Photos: Shawnee at St. Marys volleyball
On Thursday night five seniors for St. Marys played their final regular season match. Playing their last match were Makayla Buehler, Carolina Castillo, Katlyn Brown, Lexi Roop and Sarah Mabry.
“I am really proud of the way the seniors played tonight,” Rosenbeck said. “I feel we really had a team win tonight. I feel that the seniors came in focused and ready and they showed the home crowd how they can play on their last match. All five seniors did a good job.”
The Riders (7-15 and 3-6) will begin tournament play in the second match at Lima Senior against the Defiance Bulldogs on Tuesday.
NEW KNOXVILLE 3, DSJ 0
NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville closed out Midwest Athletic Conference play with a 25-13, 25-10, 25-13 win over Delphos St. John’s.
New Knoxville improved to 16-6 and 6-3 in the MAC.
Taylor Niemeyer and Meg Reineke had five kills apiece for the Rangers. Haley Horstman and Rachel Leffel each had four.
Madison Lammers had six service aces and Horstman and Abby Rohrbach had four apiece.
Kalyn Schroer had 13 digs.
COLDWATER 3, MINSTER 0
MINSTER — Coldwater earned a 25-11, 25-12, 25-16 win over the Wildcats.
Sara Hosey led Minster with 10 kills. Claire McGowan and Megan Kaiser added four kills apiece. Allison Jutte had two service aces.
SHAWNEE 2, ST. MARYS 0
Shawnee scored a 2-0 win over the St. Marys girls soccer team in a Western Buckeye League finale for both teams.
Shawnee’s Shelby Lucas and Britt Lauck scored goals for the Indians, who improved to 12-3-1 and 7-2 in the WBL.
Photos: Shawnee at St. Marys
St. Marys (11-3-1, 6-2-1 WBL) lost back-to-back matches for the first time since the 2009 season, when the Roughriders lost in consecutive games to Ottawa-Glandorf and Liberty-Benton.
St. Marys hosts Greenville at 2 p.m. on Saturday in a home finale and then opens sectional play next Thursday at Celina against Van Wert. The Riders beat the Cougars 6-0 on Oct. 2.
Minster boys, girls 2nd at MAC meet
COLDWATER — The scenario played out similarly in both the boys and girls Midwest Athletic Conference championship races: Coldwater’s strong top finishes narrowly edged out Minster’s depth.
The Coldwater girls had the first three runners cross the finish line and scored 32 points to edge out Minster’s 36 points. The Cavalier boys had three runners finish in the top nine to score 52 points and beat the Minster boys by a single point.
Minster had a pack of three runners finish fourth through sixth with Julia Slonkosky (4th, 19:16), Hannah Butler (5th, 19:25) and Katherine Burke (6th, 19:26). New Knoxville’s Cassie Boyle finished 14th overall with a 20:12 time. The Rangers’ Hannah Privette took 24th (20:40) and Clara Shroyer was 28th (20:49). Ashley Berning was the top finisher for New Bremen in 41st with a 21:42 time.
Minster's boys came up one point short of the MAC title despite having five of the top 17 finishers on the course. Minster’s Eric Dahlinghaus finished fourth overall with a 16:17 time and Andy Albers was sixth with a 16:28 pace. New Knoxville’s Isaac Kuntz took seventh with a 16:30 time. Minster scored well with Andrew Fausey (11th, 17:03), Ben Butler (15th, 17:18) and Jonathan Fausey (17th, 17:27). New Knoxville’s Jacob Shaw ran 19th (17:32). New Bremen was led by Drew McClurg in 25th (17:46) and Nathan Herriott in 26th (17:49).