By Josh Brown
Troy Daily News
and Rob Kiser
Piqua Daily Call
TROY — The Troy girls soccer team scored a monster non-league victory at home Monday night, holding off previously-unbeaten Springboro in a 2-1 win.
With the win, the Trojans — which defeated Springboro for the first time since a 1-0 postseason win in 2012 — improved to 6-1-2. The Panthers, who entered the night leading the Greater Western Ohio Conference National Division, fell to 6-1-1, ending their four-game winning streak.
Julianna Williams had a goal and an assist to lead the Trojans, with Leah Harnish adding a goal and goalie Paige Nadolny making 12 big saves to preserve the win as Troy rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit.
“Saying tonight was a huge win would be an understatement,” Troy coach Michael Rasey said through the team’s Twitter account after the game. “The team showed tremendous toughness, teamwork and resilience to battle back in the second half after being down 1-0. Lesser teams would’ve crumbled, but not this group.”
Troy travels to Butler Wednesday for a key Miami Valley League Miami Division showdown.
PIQUA — The highlight of the night was the return to the soccer field of Elise Cox nine months after major surgery for pancreatis.
The Indians will host West Carrollton Wednesday.
Other scores: Tippecanoe (6-2-2) 3, Miamisburg 3.
PIQUA — The Piqua volleyball team rallied from down 13-2 in the fifth set to win Monday night against Miami Valley League Miami Division rival Butler, completing the season sweep of the Aviators with another 3-2 victory.
After hosting Sidney Tuesday, Piqua (6-6, 5-5 MVL Miami) travels to Tippecanoe Thursday.
RIVERSIDE — Tippecanoe wasted little time against Stebbins in Miami Valley League crossover play Monday, sweeping the Indians on the road 25-6, 25-7, 25-7.
Rachel Wildermuth had nine kills, three blocks and 13 assists for the Red Devils (13-0, 10-0 MVL Miami Division), Ashley Aselage had eight kills, Corinn Siefring had six kills, two blocks and five digs, Olivia Newbourn had two blocks and two aces, Emily Graham had 14 assists, Abby Hughes had 10 digs and three aces, Alaina Titley had six digs and Kaitlyn Husic had two aces.
After traveling to Xenia Tuesday, Tippecanoe hosts Piqua Thursday.
COVINGTON — The Covington volleyball team lost to Fairlawn 26-24, 25-14, 22-25, 25-19 Monday in non-conference action.
“We made some uncharacteristic mistakes that cost us,” Covington coach Lonnie Cain said. ” We need a real short memory and get back at it tomorrow night at home against a tough Franklin Monroe squad.”
Nigella Reck had nine kills, 11 assists and nine digs; while Ellery Reck had two aces, five kills, 19 assists and 13 digs.
Lauren York had six kills and 11 digs; while Emmaline Kiser added two kills.
Alyssa Kimmel had four aces, four kills and 10 digs; and Olivia Mohler had five kills, two solo blocks and three block assists.
Hillary Hoying had eight digs, Marisa Fields had two kills and Sophia Iddings added seven digs.
Other scores: Troy (11-1, 9-1 MVL Miami) 3, Greenville 0; 25-14, 25-22, 25-9. Tri-Village 3, Milton-Union (9-4) 0; 25-14, 25-21, 25-21. Northmont 3, Bethel 0; 25-9, 25-17, 25-10.
Preble Shawnee 0
CAMDEN — The Milton-Union tennis team finished off an unbeaten run through Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division play Monday, sweeping Preble Shawnee 5-0 on the road.
At first singles, Meredith Fitch won 6-2, 6-0. At second singles, Taylor Falb won 6-1, 6-0. At third singles, Laura Billing won 6-2, 6-4.
At first doubles, Madison Silveira and Amelia Black won 7-6 (6), 6-3. At second doubles, Emma Lehman and Paige Barnes won 6-1, 6-3.
“We went in with one thing on our minds, and that was to take all five courts,” Milton-Union coach Jenny Fox said. “And that’s exactly what we did to make our league record 6-0.”
Milton-Union (10-3, 6-0 SWBL Buckeye) still has three more regular-season matches this week before Monday’s SWBL Tournament in Centerville.
TROY — Troy dropped its second straight Monday in a makeup Miami Valley League Miami Division match against Greenville, falling 3-2.
At first doubles, Esha Patel and Cady Rhea won 6-2, 6-2. At second doubles, Kylie Ayers and Maggie Wannemacher won 6-1, 6-2.
At first singles, Kit Wolke lost 6-2, 6-0. At second singles, Mackenzie Nosker lost 4-6, 6-0, 6-3. At third singles, Danielle Robbins lost 6-4, 6-1.
After traveling to Stebbins Tuesday, Troy (6-7, 3-3 MVL Miami) travels to West Carrollton Wednesday before returning home Thursday to host Piqua.
Other scores: Butler 4, Piqua (10-4, 3-3 MVL Miami) 1.
• Boys Soccer
BRANDT — The Bethel boys soccer team continued to roll Monday night, shutting out Carlisle 7-0.
Cannon Dakin had four goals and two assists and Nick Schmidt had two goals and an assist to lead the Bees (7-2). Cole Brannan added a goal and Aiden Flomerfelt and Jace Houck each had two assists.
“We were able to take control early and cruise to an easy win,” Bethel coach Bob Hamlin said. “That enabled us to clear the bench and let everyone get some time on the field. After a tough week last week, this was a good game for us to rest some bodies and get some young kids some action.”
Bethel travels to Tri-County North Thursday.
SIDNEY — The Lehman Catholic boys picked up a win over Franklin Monroe.
Michael McFarland had one goal and two assists; while Matthew McDonald had one goal and one assist.
Ethan Potts and Elijah Jock scored goals, while Joshua George had an assist.
Will Voisard made a save on a penalty kick in the second half.
Other scores: Milton-Union (3-3-3, 3-2 SWBL Buckeye) 5, Preble Shawnee 2.
• Boys Golf
WEST MILTON — The Tippecanoe boys golf team swept a tri-match Monday at Homestead Golf Course, shooting 159 to Milton-Union’s 179 and Riverside’s 187.
Nathan Gagnon shot 35 for medalist honors for the Red Devils (8-0), Braydon Bottles and Matt Salmon both shot 40 and Nolan Lawson shot 44.
Justin Brown led the Bulldogs (14-4) with a 38, Max Grafflin shot 45 and Nathan Thompson and Sam Case both shot 48.
PIQUA — Grant Humphrey was medalist with 44 to lead the Buccaneers to a CCC win Monday on the front nine at Echo Hills.
Other Covington scores were Dylan Lucas 45, Garret Fraley 52, Job Morgan 56, Hunter Ray 56 and Zane Wise 68.
Other scores: Lehman 187, New Knoxville 198.
• Girls Golf
VANDALIA — The Tippecanoe girls golf team picked up a pair of wins, including a Miami Valley League Miami Division one, on Monday, shooting 189 against Butler’s 205 and Northmont’s 201 at Cassel Hills.
Marissa Miller shot 43 to lead the Red Devils (8-3, 4-2 MVL Miami), Sydney Lange shot 44, Izzy Brightwell shot 48, Ava Coppock shot 54, Madison Grimmett shot 55 and Rianna Brownlee shot 68.
BRANDT — Bethel’s girls shot a 171 to sweep a tri-match Monday at Cliffside Golf Course, beating Versailles’ 186 and Riverside’s 219.
Liv Reittinger shot 39 to claim medalist honors for the Bees, Kenna Gray added a 41, Kerigan Calhoun shot 45, Ashley Newton shot 46 and Skylar Johnson and Kaylee Brookhart both shot 57.
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