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.
“Fort Jennings was 10-2-1 coming into this game and had won some big games this season,” St. Marys head coach Paul Dingledine said. “They always play us tough. They knocked off our undefeated team two seasons ago with two games to go. Once we got some goals, we got some girls some playing time.”
Fort Jennings scored first to take a 1-0 lead just five minutes into the match.
The Roughriders then scored four unanswered goals to improve to 11-0-3 on the season.
Molly Albert tied the game 1-1 with 32:16 left in the first half when she battled inside the box off a rebound for the Riders’ first score.
St. Marys’ Courtney Christman put the Riders up for good with a goal with 11:31 left in the first half.
Ashleigh Falk added another goal before the half with 5:22 left to put the Riders up 3-1. Falk leads the Roughriders with 16 goals on the season.
Molly Albert put in the game’s final goal with 27:04 left in the match for the 4-1 score.
St. Marys wore white uniforms with pink number, pink tape on their socks and played with a pink soccer ball in a game raising money for cancer research called Stop Cancer.
The Roughriders travel to Shawnee, which remains atop the WBL standings at 7-0-1. St. Marys is 5-0-2 in the league, on Thursday. St. Marys has a make-up game against Ottawa-Glandorf at home scheduled for Saturday, but that game won’t mean anything if St. Marys can’t get past the Indians on Thursday.
“We got to go watch Shawnee play on Saturday night against Celina,” Dingledine said. “We saw what they have. They have a couple of girls out with injury. But they played well and they have a lot of speed. It’s going to be tough. I’m hoping their boys play that night so their crowd isn’t so big. We’re going to go up there and try to knock them off.”
The Shawnee boys soccer team will be at St. Marys that night.
If the Riders can win that showdown, their WBL match against O-G on Saturday at 10 a.m. looms just as large.
Volleyball: Minster 3, Spencerville 0
SPENCERVILLE – The Minster Wildcats volleyball team the defeated the Bearcats 25-14, 25-22 and 25-19 in a non-league matchup at Spencerville.
“In the first set we were ready to play,” Minster head coach Cami Lefeld said. “We did what we were supposed to do. We were aggressive and we dictated the tempo of the set and that is what we lacked in the second and third sets.”
In the JV match Minster won 25-12 and 25-7.
The Wildcats (11-9) entertain New Bremen tonight.
Volleyball: New Knoxville 3, Lincolnview 1
NEW KNOXVILLE — The Rangers defeated the Lancers, 25-14, 25-10, 26-28, 25-12, on Monday night to improve to 12-8 on the season.
Haley Horstman had 27 assists, nine digs and three kills. Kalyn Schroer added 29 digs and an ace. April Cain had six kills and four digs. Haley Dillon had 14 kills, an ace, six digs and an assist. Paige Lehman had eight kills and 13 digs. Meg Reineke added six kills.
Volleyball: Marion Local 3, Anna 0
MARIA STEIN — The Flyers knocked off the Rockets in three games, 25-20, 26-24, 25-14, on Monday night.
Margaret Wuebker and Josie Winner each had eight kills for the Flyers. Brianna Hess and Claire Heitkamp added seven kills apiece.
Marion Local improved to 16-4.
Continental 2, New Knoxville 1
The New Knoxville boys soccer team lost to Continental, 2-1, on Monday.
Caleb Yeatts scored New Knoxville’s goal.
The Rangers fell to 5-9 on the season.
Continental outshot the Rangers, 9-6.
Zach Sharzman and Dallas Geckle each had goals for the Pirates.
Wapak 2, Liberty-Benton 1
WAPAKONETA — The Wapakoneta boys soccer team got goals from Andrew Faller and Will Hinegardner in the 2-1 non-league win over Liberty-Benton on Monday.