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LIMA — The St. Marys boys soccer team turned things around in the second half to salvage a 1-1 tie with Lima Central Catholic on the quick field turf at Lima Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
St. Marys at LCC boys soccer photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/smeveningleader/sets/72157635562267085/show/
St. Marys (6-1-1) evened things up with a goal at the 38:36 mark of the second half when Zach Lemmerman crossed the ball and it hit off a T-Bird and into the net.
The game stayed knotted up there for the 1-1 tie.
“I was very disappointed in our effort in the first half and very satisfied with the way we played in the second half,” St. Marys head coach Dave Ring said.
Lima Central Catholic (7-2-1) packed things in defensively and took advantage of a first half penalty shot. LCC took the 1-0 lead to the half on Matt McNamara’s shot with 15:03 left in the first half.
“Brian Burkholder is a great coach and being the great friends we are, I knew that LCC was going to have a great gameplan,” Ring said. “The only attack they got in our box, they got the call. They sat back in a shell and forced us to break it. We got our chances, but we showed great heart. LCC played with great effort and I thought we matched it and surpassed it in the second half.”
FRANKLIN-MONROE 3, NEW KNOXVILLE 0
NEW KNOXVILLE – With a hat trick from Brian Robison, the Franklin Monroe Jets defeated the New Knoxville Rangers soccer team Saturday afternoon 3-0 in a game played at New Knoxville Community Park.
“Franklin Monroe is a good team,” Rangers head coach Tony Hunt said. “We knew that coming in that they were a strong club and they just beat us to the ball."
Franklin Monroe at New Knoxville boys soccer photos from Saturday: http://www.flickr.com/photos/smeveningleader/sets/72157635562312942/show/
The Rangers (1-6-1) will entertain Temple Christian Tuesday beginning at 5 p.m.
OTTAWA — The St. Marys girls cross country team turned in a fourth-place finish in the Blue Division race at the Blue and Gold Invitational hosted by Ottawa-Glandorf.
Kristen Dammeyer led St. Marys strong finish with a fifth-place time of 19:59.8. Amanda Dues finished 15th with a 20:35.9 time. Megan Hertenstein was 21st with a 21:08 mark. Lexi Grothause finished 29th (21:28.9), Kelly Wilker was 30th (21:29.1), Hannah Tobin took 40th (21:45.6) and Rochelle Sudman rounded out the Riders’ scoring with 42nd place finish (21:55.2).
The St. Marys boys finished 12th in the boys Blue Division race with 306 points. Matt Jutte led the Roughriders with a 43rd-place finish and an 18:37.2 time. Matt Schroyer was 53rd (19:06.5), Kyle Oswalt took 58th (19:21.8) and Zack Goodwin was 62nd (19:26.4). Drew St. Pierre (20:35.9), Will Spencer (20:38.9) and Calen Fledderjohann (22:22.2) rounded out the scoring for St. Marys.
Minster boys win
EATON — The Minster boys cross country team edged out New Bremen Cardinals by one point in the Section 2 meet at the Eaton Cross Country Invitational on Saturday while Minster’s and New Bremen’s girls team both turned in top five finishes.
Minster finished with 77 points to New Bremen’s 78 points.
Minster’s Ben Butler took fourth and got under the 17-minute mark with a 16:56.49 time. The Cardinals’ Cort Speckman finished seventh to lead New Bremen with a 17:07.14 time. Minster’s Andy Albers was eighth with a 17:08.76 time. New Bremen’s Nathan Herriott finished 10th with a 17:11.27 time. Minster’s Andrew Fausey took 14th (17;29.84), Jonathan Fausey was 20th (17:42.73), Ethan Monnin finished 41st (18:17.42), Alex Winner was 45th (18:33.33) and Gabe Goodwin took 57th (18:57.78).
Moeller Memorial tournament
St. Marys junior Carter Bowman shot a medalist 70 at the Jordan Moeller Memorial tournament at the Mercer County Elks on Saturday morning.
Versailles won the tournament with a 327 with Celina in second with a 328 and third-place Parkway shooting a 331.
The Roughriders finished fifth with a 347. Along with Bowman’s two-under par 70, Colin Burke fired an 84, Hunter McMurray had a 96 and Kyle Kiefer shot a 97. Jacob Hollman added a 101.
New Bremen finished 12th with a 365 score. Alex Britton was low-man with an 85. Travis Bertelsen had an 88. Zach Hegemier shot a 91. Markust Schetler shot a 101 while Jacob O’Neill shot a 102.
New Knoxville finished 16th with a 411 score. David Boesche shot a 91 to lead the way. Shane Topp carded a 103, Brandon Steinke had a 108 and Robert Egbert shot a 109. Nick Thobe had a 116.
Celina’s Kaleb Kuhn led the Bulldogs with a 78. Ryan Miller had an 81, David Jenkins shot an 82 and Stephen Fleck shot an 87.
New Bremen wins two
The New Bremen volleyball team swept a pair of matches on Saturday over Anna and Covington. The Cardinals beat the Rockets 25-16, 25-17 and beat the Buccs 25-6, 25-12. New Bremen travels to Fort Recovery on Tuesday for a 5:30 p.m. Midwest Athletic Conference match.
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