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Lady ’Dawgs battle by Blue Jays

DELPHOS — Elida’s girls soccer crew battled to a 1-0 victory over St. John’s in non-league action Saturday afternoon at the St. John’s Annex.

After a halftime scoreless tie, Hope Carter netted the only goal — a 10-yarder — at 31:19.

Elida had 24 shots on-goal and goalie Caitlyn Shroyer had one save.

The Lady Blue Jays had four attempts and Sam Wehri had 17 keeper saves.

“We thought we played a more intense game verse Elida; we knew they were going to be one of the tougher teams we play this year yet. We showed up ready to play and we held our own the whole game with them, especially Sam had an outstanding game today,” Blue Jay coach John Munoz noted. “Our defensive line did an excellent job staying in front of the ball and defending the net. We felt that our girls were more mentally prepared today to play such a good opponent as Elida. We had a couple good opportunities at goal, one in particular in the first half Mwhen adison Kreeger had a direct kick that just went inches over the crossbar.”

St. John’s hosts Kalida 5 p.m. Tuesday, while Elida entertains Shawnee 7 p.m.


Mustangs take 10-team DCC Invitational

DELPHOS — Led by the 79s of Parker Frey and Kayne Richardson, Allen East’s boys golfers captured the 10-team Delphos Country Club Invitational.

Zach Erhart was low man for second-place Kalida with an 82.

For fifth-place Ottoville, Wes Markward shot an 83.

Jefferson, who ended up seventh, was paced by Carter Mox and Ryan Bullinger with 89s.

Spencerville, in eighth, was topped by the 90 of Mitchell Youngpeter.

Fort Jennings, in ninth, received a 97 from Sam Vetter.

For host St. John’s (10th), T.J. Hoersten carded a 92.

St. John’s and Ottoville are in today’s LCC quad (Hawthorne), Jefferson is in the Paulding quad and Spencerville hosts a tri-match.

The Musketeers are in the Columbus Grove quad 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Team Scores:

Allen East 331: Parker Frey 79, Kayne Richardson 79, Lucas Herrman 81, Braden Goodwin 92.

Kalida 345: Zach Erhart 82, Evan Recker 86, Brady Mathew 88, Jeff Knueve 89, Collin Nartker 94.

Ottawa-Glandorf 356: Larson William 78, Cody Weller 92, Drew Schierloh 93, Sammy Gable 93, Eric Parys 101.

Stryker 368: Tanner Clingman 85, Chad Ruffer 93, Hayden Clingman 94, Austin Frisbie 96, Kaid Wallace 111.

Ottoville 376: Wes Markward 83, Luke Schimmoeller 89, Matt Turnwald 98, Brendon Schnipke 106, Ryan Kemper 117.

Ayersville 380: Mike Aden 82, Nate Bassons 96, Eric Engel 97, Austin Wittler 105.

Jefferson 386: Carter Mox 89, Ryan Bullinger 89, Zach Wannemacher 99, Nick Fitch 109, Tyler Rice 122.

Spencerville 404: Mitchell Youngpeter 90, Chance Campbell 91, James Schaad 92, Parker Campbell 131.

Fort Jennings 409: Sam Vetter 97, Ryan Rau 99, Alex Sealts 110, Collin Wieging 125.

St. John’s 415: T.J. Hoersten 92, Austin Lucas 102, Brandon Slate 106, J.R. Keirns 114, Ryan Dickman 132.

Medalist: Larson William (O-G).


Ottoville ties Cavaliers

SIDNEY — The unbeaten Ottoville boys soccer team had its first tie, 0-0, Saturday at Sidney Lehman.

The Big Green (8-0-1) outshot the Cavaliers (4-2-1) 6-3.

Ottoville visits Archbold 6 p.m. Saturday.


Elida splits volleyball tri

BLUFFTON — The Elida volleyballers swept Upper Scioto Valley 25-18, 25-15 but fell to host Bluffton 25-23, 25-5 in a tri-match Saturday at Bluffton.

Elida’s junior varsity downed Bluffton 2-0 but lost in three to the Lady Rams.

Elida visits Van Wert for a 6 p.m. match Thursday.


LadyCats crush Hornets

KALIDA — Kalida’s girls soccer team dominated visiting Cory-Rawson 8-0 Saturday at Kalida Soccer Stadium.

Scoring for Kalida (6-0-1) were Brittany Kahle with two and one each from Jackie Gardner, Makenna Vorst, Joni Kaufman, Makenna Richey, Sarah Verhoff and Mariah Doepker.

Vorst had two assists, while Megan Vine and Molly Ellerbrock each had one.

Kalida dominated the shooting 21-0, with Hornet (4-2-3) goalkeeper Abby Schultz had 10 saves.


Wildkittens shut out Lady Musketeers

FORT JENNINGS — Bath’s girls soccer team hit the road to the Fort Jennings Athletic Complex Saturday afternoon and headed home with a 4-0 triumph in non-league action.

The Wildkittens dominated the shooting 38-5, with Alyssa Manley, Sarah Blasiman, Alex Schroeder and Laken Ambrister putting goals in the net for the visitors.

Erin Osting was credited with 12 saves in goal, while Audrey Brandon had four for the victors.

The Lady Musketeers visit Bluffton 7 p.m. Tuesday.


Lincolnview boys tie Hornets

RURAL MIDDLE POINT — Lincolnview and Cory-Rawson battled to a 2-2 boys soccer draw Saturday morning at Lincolnview High School.

Tallying for the Lancers were Cole Schmersal with both goals, while Austin Brown scored twice for the Hornets.

Lincolnview visits Ada 5 p.m. Tuesday.


Lady Cavaliers whitewashed Lancers

RURAL MIDDLE POINT — Coldwater’s girls soccer crew handed host Lincolnview a 3-0 loss Saturday afternoon.

Scoring for the Lady Cavaliers were Holly Rindler, Rachel Luthman and Maddie Schienherr.

Julia Thatcher registered six saves for the Lady Lancers (0-4-2).

Lincolnview hosts LCC 5 p.m. today.


Lady Beavers finish Gator Invitational 4-0

By Brittany Roth

Sports information assistant

MEADVILLE, Penn. - The Beavers began their second day of the Gator Invitational against the host team, a solid Allegheny College squad. After starting off well and building a 22-17 lead, the first set went to Allegheny 25-23 thanks to an 8-1 run at the end of the game.

From that moment on, Bluffton took control of the match, defeating Allegheny in the next three sets, 25-17, 25-21, and 25-13. Attacking at the net were Adrienne Shepard (Arlington), Kendra Parmenter (Grove City, and Jenny Brown (St. Marys/Memorial) who had 15, 10, and 10 kills, respectively. Brooke Ruffer (Stryker) handed out 41 assists for the Beavers and MacKenzie McFarlin (Ashland) earned five aces from the service line. Defensively, Lindsay Krohn (Marysville, Ind./New Washington) led with 17 digs and Lauren Weisgarber (Bolivar/Tuscarawas Valley) followed with 13. Parmenter and Brown controlled the net with three and two solo blocks, respectively.

Immediately following their win against Allegheny, the Beavers defeated Albion College in three quick sets (25-22, 25-19, and 25-18). Leading the offense was Ruffer with 32 assists and Parmenter with 14 kills. Ruffer also fired five aces from the service line and she led the defense with 15 digs. Krohn followed with 14 digs, while Marissa Krier (Massillon/Central Christian) and Hailey Phillips (Malinta/Patrick Henry) each tallied nine.

After going 4-0 on the weekend, the Beavers were named the Gator Invitational Tournament Champions. Shepard was selected to the All-Tournament Team after her superb play at the net. Bluffton is now 6-6 on the season. The Beavers will be off until next weekend when they travel to Columbus for the annual OAC/HCAC Challenge on the campus of Capital University. Bluffton opens with Muskingum at 2 p.m. on Friday.


Express Women roll past Indiana Tech JV 9-2

By Nicholas Huenefeld

Owens Sports Information

Fort Wayne, IN — Three players scored two goals apiece as the Express women’s soccer team defeated Indiana Tech University’s JV team 9-2 Saturday.

Jessica Grindle scored two of the team’s first three goals to lead the early charge. The sophomore’s first goal came 4:47 into the game on an assist from Jill Burkholder. Kendyl Christian made it 2-0 with a goal at the 7:23 mark on a cross from Abby Groll.

Grindle added her second goal at the 13:17 point on an assist from Elizabeth Theaker.

After an 18-minute goal hiatus, Lacee Ortman scored her first collegiate goal 31:26 into the game on another assist from Burkholder. Amber Burnette added to that with her first collegiate goal, unassisted, at the 40:35 mark.

Following that, Brittany Powell added her second goal of the season 23 seconds later to put the Express up 6-0 at halftime.

Indiana Tech ended the shutout two and a half minutes into the second half before the Express rattled off three straight goals by Burkholder (56:01, unassisted), Powell (71:39) and Ortman (78:08). Joanna Dudzik picked up her first college points with an assist on each of the final two Express goals.

Tara Preble assisted on the late first half goal by Powell. It was her second of the season.

Indiana Tech scored their second goal with just under a minute left to provide the final margin.

Kalida graduate Erika Brinkman started in goal and went the distance for the Express. She made three saves while allowing the two goals.

The Express (4-2 overall) will host Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (3-0) on Wednesday at 4 p.m. It will be a critical matchup in terms of the Region XII standings as Cincinnati State is 2-0 in the region, while the Express are 2-2 in the region.

Notes: Ortman now has two goals and one assist this year…Grindle increased her team-high goal total to seven. She also has two assists this year…Groll’s assist was her second of the season…Christian’s goal was her third of the season…Theaker’s assist was her first of the season…Burkholder, who missed the team’s last game against Mercyhurst North East, now has four goals and two assists in her sophomore year…Powell now has three goals and one assist this year. She scored her first goal since the season-opening win over Lake Michigan College.


B-W erupts for rout of BU gridders

By Evan Skilliter

Sports information assistant

BLUFFTON — The Beavers welcomed the Baldwin-Wallace Yellow Jackets to Salzman Stadium on Saturday, trying to rebound from last week’s opening night loss at Ohio Wesleyan. The Beavers were able to control the first quarter as they took a 14-10 lead into the second frame but the 23rd-ranked Yellow Jackets proved too tough for the Beavers as they outscored the hosts 42-7 the rest of the game to take a 52-21 victory back to Berea.

The Beavers fell into early trouble after B-W’s Joe Kasper picked up a backward pass and took it in for six just under four minutes into the game. However, junior quarterback Nick Sheehan (Monroeville, Ind./Heritage) found Shawn Frost (Edison/ Mt. Gilead) through the air for a 15-yard touchdown on the ensuing drive, tying the score, 7-7, at the 7:26 mark in the first quarter. The touchdown was Frost’s third of the young season.

On the ensuing kickoff, Austin Sweeney’s (Adrian, Mi./Whitmer) pooch was mishandled and fumbled by the Yellow Jackets and Bluffton sophomore Jake Michaels (Rupublic/Seneca East) recovered. That set up a touchdown pass from Sheehan to Donovan Brown (Cincinnati/Purcell Marian) on the first play of the next drive, putting the Beavers up 14-7 at the 7:14 mark. Baldwin Wallace kicker Chris Mohler would tally the final score of the period from 24 yards out to bring the Yellow Jackets within four, 14-10, to end the first quarter.

The visitors put up 14 points in each of the next three quarters while Bluffton was only able to cross the goal line once more after the second Sheehan to Brown touchdown completion of the day.

Sheehan completed 24-of-43 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns on the day. Frost finished with a very impressive 110 yards receiving and a touchdown on seven receptions. Brown also caught seven passes for 79 yards and a TD, while Eric Fox (Brunswick) and Devante Thomas-Wright (Kings Clint.Twp., Mich./Chippewa Valley) each caught three passes for 33 and 25 yards, respectively.

Fox carried the ball 12 times for 47 yards while senior C.J. Sewell (Lima/Shawnee) tallied 13 runs for 31 yards. Calib Alexander (Ocala, Fla./St. John Lutheran) carried it seven times for 20 yards.

As a team, Bluffton tallied 385 yards of total offense, including 108 on the ground and 277 through the air. Baldwin-Wallace racked up 527 yards of offense.

Defensively for the Beavers, Josh Runda (Lima/Bath) led the home team with eight tackles, including one tackle-for-loss. Ben Schamp (St. Marys/Memorial), Travaun Reaves (Berkley, Mich./Berkley), Craig Miller (Plymouth) and Josh Hadley (Harper Woods, Mich./Harper Woods) finished with five tackles each. Sophomore Matt Holden (Convoy/Crestview) chipped in with two tackles and an interception.

The loss dropped the Beavers to 0-2 on the season, while the game marked the 2013 opener for Baldwin-Wallace. Next week the Beavers will host the Earlham College Quakers in their Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference season opener. That game is slated for 1:30 in Salzman Stadium.


BU women fall to 10th-ranked Panthers

By Ryan Schadewald

Sports information assistant

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Bluffton Beaver women’s soccer team traveled to Grand Rapids, Mich. to take on Davenport University ,which is ranked 10th in the country in the most recent NAIA poll. The Panthers improved to 6-1 as they defeated the Beavers 5-0 on Saturday, behind two goals from Letesha Cannonier. The Beavers dropped to 2-2 on the season following the defeat.

Despite a scoreless first half the home team was able to dominate the play, outshooting the Beavers (18-2). The scoring took off early in the second half for Davenport, however, as Cannonier was able to tack on two goals in the first seven minutes. Lizzie Paul added the Panthers’ third score of the game after she picked up a loose ball in the box to make it 3-0 at the 56-minute mark of the game. The Panthers put it on ice with two more goals from Danielle Beery and Laken Duchar-Clark as the home team completed the 5-0 rout.

The Beavers will return home to the Sears Complex on Wednesday when they take on the Waynesburg Yellow Jackets. The men kick off the doubleheader at 2 p.m, with the women following shortly after 4 p.m.


Tigers shut out Beaver men’s soccer

By Kyle Stover

Sports information assistant

SPRINGFIELD — The Bluffton University men’s soccer team took to the road again on Saturday, Sept. 14, this time taking on the Tigers of Wittenberg University. The Beavers were unable to keep the home team off of the board early, eventually allowing two goals in each half as Bluffton fell 4-0.

Five minutes into the first half, the Tigers opened up the scoring when Mitch Rudibaugh netted a goal to give Wittenberg a 1-0 lead. Later, Grant Hinkebein scored again for the Tigers, assisted by Kevin Bond. Bluffton went into the half trailing 2-0.

It did not take long for Wittenberg to extend its lead in the second half when Zack Moore headed a ball into the top right corner of the net with an assist by Reed Glosser. The final goal of the match came in the 62nd minute when Kevin Bond chipped a ball over the defense into the back of the net to give the Tigers a 4-0 advantage, a lead they made stand up for the remainder of the match.

Wittenberg outshot the Beavers in the match 19-11, with 10 of those shots coming on frame. Ben Knotts (Carrollton), T.J. Kline (Mogadore/Lake Center Christian) and Grant Stutzman (Sugarcreek/Hiland) all recorded two shots for Bluffton.

Bluffton fell to 0-4 on the year while Wittenberg improved to 3-4. The Beavers will be back in action on Wednesday when they host Waynesburg. That match is slated to begin at 2 p.m.


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