Spencerville defeated Temple Christian 2-0 in boys high school soccer Monday for its first ever Western Ohio Soccer championship.
Isaiah Stewart and Will Gallaspie each had a goal, Carson Van Gorder finished with an assist and Brennan Lehman had eight saves in earning the shutout in goal. Temple Christian’s Dawson Clay had 10 saves.
New Knoxville 3,
Van Wert 0
VAN WERT — Preston Rutschilling had 10 saves, giving him a school record 212 for the season. Jay Schroeder had a goal and an assist, Luke Stachler and Rutschilling each had a tally and Andrew Leffel contributed an assist. Parker Jones had three saves in helping secure the shutout.
Coldwater and Marion Local of the the Midwest Athletic Conference are ranked No. 1 in the Division V and VI respectively.
Fellow MAC member New Bremen is ranked fifth in D-VII, the Western Buckeye League’s Van Wert is No. 5 in D-IV, the Northwest Central Conference’s Waynesfield-Goshen is eighth in D-VII and the Northwest Conference’s Allen East is No 9 in D-VI.
Wapakoneta (D-III), St. Marys (D-IV), Lima Central Catholic (D-VII) and Minster (D-VII) also received votes.
ROCKFORD — The Panthers won 25-22, 25-10, 25-13. Erica Thorbahn had 18 assists and Elisa Kramer had 10 kills and 14 digs for the Big Green.
New Knoxville 0
The Lancers won 25-20, 25-21, 25-9.
Brynn Egbert had seven kills, Ally Topp had six kills and five total blocks, Lauren Wingler had 11 digs and Addi Albers had eight digs and 16 assists for New Knoxville.
Columbus Grove 1
The Wildcats won 25-18, 25-18, 20-25, 25-23. Ella Hoffman had 12 kills, Malia Romes had 11 kills and six total blocks, Maria Gerding had 35 assists and 10 digs, Brooke Erhart had five aces, Riley Nienberg had four aces and Whitney Unverferth had 16 digs for Kalida.
Jaylen Sautter had seven kills and three blocks. Makailey Bermudez had eight kills and 18 digs and Chloe Buckley had five aces for Grove.
Wayne Trace 3,
Delphos Jefferson 0
The Wildcats fell 25-22, 25-16, 25-17.
The Pirates fell 20-25, 21-25, 25-21, 25-16, 15-10. Delaney Bowers had 19 kills and 17 digs, Macie Cordes had 11 digs and five aces, Teaghan McDougle had 31 assists and 12 digs, Lauren Williams had 14 digs and three aces, Rhaegan Marshall had 14 kills and Olivia Logan had 13 digs for Continental.
Marion Harding 3,
Lima Senior 1
The Spartans fell 23-25, 25-23, 26-24, 26-24. Tillie Nelson had 14 kills and six digs, Mallory Gibson had 34 assists and Tatum Twining had 28 digs for Lima Senior.
BLUFFTON — For the second time in three weeks, a member of the Bluffton University volleyball team has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Freshman Emma Organ was honored for her work on the defensive end two weeks after senior Kaylie Campbell was recognized.
Organ picked up 40 digs in a pair of Bluffton victories against Manchester and Franklin. She also contributed six aces for the week.
SYLVANIA — Ohio Northern put three in the top eight golfers to win the nine-team Lourdes Gray Wolf Invitational at Sylvania Country Club.
The Polar Bears (29-1 overall) edged Ohio Dominican 335-336 to win the team title and post their second victory in three tournaments this fall.
Junior Grace Honigford led ONU with a second place finish in the 62-women field with an 80.
Sophomore Rhianna Firmstone tied for fifth with an 83 and sophomore Amelia Burger (tied for eighth with an 84.
Freshman Marisa Alfes tied for 14th with an 88 to round out Northern’s top four.
third at tourney
SYLVANIA — Senior Josh Steyer had a 6-over par 78 to lead Ohio Northern to a third place finish at the six-team Lourdes Gray Wolf Invitational at Sylvania Country Club.
The Polar Bears (7-11 overall) posted a 316 in the 18-hole tournament behind tourney co-champs Lourdes and Madonna which each finished with a 310 total.
Steyer finished tied for ninth out of 59 golfers. Freshman Anthony Naso and sophomore Adam Trigg-Holdman tied for 13th with 79s and freshman Bennet Christy tied for 22nd with an 80.
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