Piqua girls soccer leads Bethel; Edison volleyball, Newton boys golf, Versailles girls golf pick up wins


Rob Kiser/Call Photo Taylor Grunkemeyer moves the ball up the field against Bethel in the rain Monday at Wertz Stadium.


Staff Reports

The Piqua girls soccer team leads Bethel 3-0 in a game that was stopped with six mintes to go by lightning.

The teams hope to finish the game later this season.

Taylor Grunkemeyer had an early goal, when she intercepted a ball Bethel was trying to clear.

Hailey McPherson added two goals.

Claire Bim-Merle had one assist and Kaylee Lacy had another.

Jennouleigha Tipton and Tanner Grise combined for a shutout, with Tipton making three saves and Grise having one.

“We had played Bethel in a summer tournament semi-final which was an exciting, close 1-nil win for us so we were looking forward to playing them in another tight contest,” Piqua coach Bret Ritter said. “With Tayler (Grunkemeyer) getting us going early the girls settled down and played great soccer despite the cold, hard rain that had arrived.

“The girls are really clicking this year and playing well as a team and doing a great job of connecting their passes leading us to a 3-1 record so far.”

Piqua plays at Xenia tonight.

VOLLEYBALL

Chargers win

home opener

Edison State Volleyball had their first home match against Clark State 25-16, 25-15, 25-21.

Sophomore Denise Schwieterman led the team with 11 kills and eight total blocks.

Freshman Noel Ufferman led the team with 16 assists and five aces.

Lady Buccs

fall to Anna

COVINGTON — The Covington volleyball team opened the home portion of their 2017 season by hosting 2016 regional qualifier Anna High School.

The Rockets used a balanced attack to defeat the Buccs 25-12, 25-7, 25-8.

“We committed too many unforced errors to deserve a win,” Covington coach Lonnie Cain said. “We were very inefficient from the service line which was disappointing and defense was a step too slow all evening.

“We can turn things around – but it will take more desire and effort on the court.”

The Buccs play Ansonia Thursday.

The Buccs are 0-3 overall

The JV’slost 25-12, 25-16.

Buccs JH

gets two wins

COVINGTON — The Covington junior high volleyball teams swept Bethel Monday.

The seventh grade won 25-9, 25-11.

The team served 21 aces.

The eighth grade won 25-19, 25-17.

The team served nine aces and had 19 kills.

GOLF

Slusher cards

39 for Buccs

The Covington boys golf team lost to Twin Valley South 172-187 in CCC action.

Nathan Osborn was medalist for Twin Valley South with 36.

Andrew Slusher led Covington with 39.

Other Covington scores were Grant Humphery 47, Thomas Kuether 50, Dylan Lucas 51, Jack Shell 58 and Hunter Alexander 59.

Newton boys

beat North

ARCANUM — The Newton boys golf team got a win over Tri-County North in CCC action Monday at Beechwood Golf Course by a 176-204 score.

Chet Jamison was match medalist with a 40 to lead Newton.

Other Indian scores were Kleyson Wehrley 44, Garrett Peters 46, Nate Zelinksi 46, Ross Ferrell 47 and Mitchell Montgomery 51.

Lady Tigers

get MAC win

WEBSTER — The Versailles girls golf team defeated Minster 194-219 Monday at Stillwater Valley Golf Course.

Lauren Durham, Jorja Pothast and Morgan Barlage all had 47 to lead Versailles.

Other Lady Tiger scores were Anna Groff 53, Morgan Heitkamp 60 and Cayla Batten 66.

TENNIS

Lady Cav

netters lose

SIDNEY — The Lehman Cathol girls tennis team lost to Sidney 4-1 Monday.

“Kudos to Sidney,” Lehman coach Tim Ungericht said. “They played solid at doubles and got big wins at first and third singles. We beat them in our preseason scrimmage and they reversed that tonight. Our kids continue to fight hard.

“Claire (Larger) had a nice comeback from 5-4 down in the second set to push it to a third set and it was the best match “Melanie (Brunner) has played well at third singles the whole season. Sarah (Gibson) had a convincing win against a good player at second singles and first doubles came back from 5-2 down to almost get the second set.”

In singles, Larger lost to Hailey New 6-2, 5-7, 6-1; Gibson defeated Naomi Riegal 6-1, 6-1; and Melanie Brunner lost to Madison Franke 6-2, 6-4.

In doubles, Alex Read and Angela Brunner lost to Caroline Gallimore and Mara Hecht 6-3, 7-5; and Ann Pennaparra and Kiera Burns lost to Auanna Edens and Zoey Crist 6-3, 6-1.

Shannon Staley and Grace Brandt won a JV doubles match for Lehman.

Rob Kiser/Call Photo Taylor Grunkemeyer moves the ball up the field against Bethel in the rain Monday at Wertz Stadium.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/08/web1_taylor-1.jpgRob Kiser/Call Photo Taylor Grunkemeyer moves the ball up the field against Bethel in the rain Monday at Wertz Stadium.