Bellbrook runners fourth
BELLBROOK — Bellbrook’s boys and girls cross country teams each ran fourth at the competitive Tiffin Cross Country Carnival Sept. 9.
The girls race featured several top-10 teams. Bellbrook had 180 points in the race, which was won by Lexington (92 points). Avarie Faulkner finished 19th in a season-best 19:53 to lead the Golden Eagles. Elise Kemper (20:09.5) was 29th, Cara Fine (20:32.8) 39th, Minami Ford (20:43.5) 42nd, and Amira Faulkner (20:57.7) 51st. Kayla Paul (21:21.1) was 63rd and Maddie Crane (22:21.2) 95th.
Private schools dominated the boys race as Cincinnati St. Xavier (38 points), Cleveland St. Ignatius (96), and Toledo St. Francis (99) were the top three. Bellbrook had 170 points. Max Bretland (16:53.6) was seventh for Bellbrook, followed by Trevor Bowers (17:34.6) in 24th, Clay Cavanaugh (17:43.9) 31st, Alex Petry (18:00.0) 51st, and Bryce Levine (18:04.5) 57th. Other runners for Bellbrook were Kyle Miller (18:34.0) 95th, and Takumi Ford (18:34.7) 96th.
Greeneview girls win again
JAMESTOWN — Josie Faris had a goal and an assist as Greeneview beat West Jefferson, 2-0, Sept. 9. Faith Rutherford had the other goal for the Rams.
Fairborn falls to the ‘Burg
FAIRBORN — Fairborn’s boys golf team lost, 174-219, to Miamisburg in a recent match. Trey Boedicker shot 46 to lead the Skyhawks.
Greeneview middle school ties pair
JAMESTOWN — Greeneview’s middle school football team began its season with 6-6 ties against Madison Plains and Fairbanks. Jerrod Mays and Dawson Pickering each scored a touchdown. The Rams play 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 against Mechanicsburg.
Raiders fall at Bowling Green
BOWLING GREEN — The Wright State women’s soccer team fell Sept. 10 at Bowling Green, 2-0.
Bowling Green’s Rachel Winters collected her second goal of the season with assists from Nikhita Jacob and Maureen Kennedy at 21:12. The Falcons posted nine shots in the half as WSU goalie Maddie Jewell made four saves. The Falcons’ second goal came from Skylar Fleak at 83:53 with an assist to Kristin Tveit. The Raiders had 10 shots in the second 45, led by Monica Hennen, Jordyne Helinski and Erin Graefen with two each.
WSU is at home 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 against Youngstown State.
CU soccer calms Storm
PAINESVILLE — Bryce Childers and Derek Braak tallied goals as Cedarville University’s men’s soccer team broke into the win column with a 2-0 Great Miami Athletic Conference result Sept. 9 at Lake Erie.
Graham Sachtleben made three saves, all in the second half, en route to his first shutout. Childers buried his first of the campaign in the 10th minute with Brian Wolverton assisting. Braak came up with the insurance goal in the 54th, which was also his first of the year.
The Yellow Jackets, 1-3 overall and 1-1 G-MAC, did not allow shot in the first half. They finished with margins of 12-6 on shots overall and 5-3 on shots on goal. Fouls were 13 apiece while Cedarville enjoyed a 9-3 advantage in corner kicks.
The team will next play at 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 at Kentucky Wesleyan.
WSU men defeat Oakland
FAIRBORN — The Wright State men’s soccer team defeated preseason Horizon League favorite Oakland 2-0, Sept. 9 at WSU’s Alumni Field to open conference play.
All the scoring came in the first 45 minutes as the Raiders jumped out to an early 1-0 lead by an own goal at 17:03 with an assist credited to Konstantin Eder. The second goal was setup by Luke Treadway as Alec Philippe notched his second goal of the year at 44:09. The Raiders had four shots in the first half to two for OU.
The Raiders play in Pittsburgh, Pa. at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Duquesne University.
Jackets edged in tourney tandem
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Cedarville University women’s volleyball team took Northwood and Purdue Northwest the distance, but came up short in both five-set marathons to end play Sept. 9 at the Southern Indiana Invitational.
Northwood scored the final three points of the fifth set to complete a come-from-behind victory by scores of 25-14, 16-25, 23-25, 25-20, 16-14. Gabby Olson set the tone at the net with 13 kills and nine blocks. Lauren Willow supplied 12 kills with eight blocks. Krissy Pratt hammered 11 kills with a team-high 24 digs. Brooke Blattner posted eight blocks, Sierra Schuitema handed out 23 assists, and Lindsey Bray added 19.
CU plays 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Ohio Dominican.
WSU volleyball falls 3-1 in final match
FAIRBORN — The Wright State volleyball team fell 3-1 against West Virginia (17-25, 32-30, 19-25, 19-25) in their final match of the Wright State Holiday Inn Invitational on Sept. 9.
“We played very aggressive against West Virginia,” Coach Susan Clements said. “Our blocking was much better today, and we served very well to get them out of system. We had a few missed opportunities and some miscommunication that we need to continue to improve on in practice. Overall, we got better each match.”
Wright State will travel to Chicago to play in the Chicago State Invitational, Sept. 15-16, where they will take on Southeast Missouri, Louisiana, and host Chicago State.
Jackets fall to Grand Valley
ALLENDALE, Mich. – Division II No. 14 Grand Valley State netted two goals midway through the first half and blanked Cedarville University, 2-0, in non-conference women’s soccer action on Sept. 8.
The Lakers (1-2) broke the scoreless duel in the 32nd minute before getting their insurance tally 82 seconds later. The Yellow Jackets (2-2) had their chances. GVSU, who was playing its home opener, outshot the visitors 28-9 overall and 12-2 on goal. The corner kick advantage for the hosts was 12-1. Sophomore goalkeeper Allison Garlock, the reigning United Soccer Coaches DII National Player of the Week, came up with a career-high 10 saves.
Cedarville Vball bounced twice
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Cedarville University dropped four-set encounters to North Alabama and host Southern Indiana during opening day at the Southern Indiana Invitational on Sept. 8.
UNA defeated Cedarville 25-22, 25-19, 22-25, 26-24 in the opening match. Gabby Olson pounded 16 kills and Taylor Wilkerson added 10. Lauren Willow contributed eight kills and seven blocks. Sierra Schuitema tallied 21 assists while Lindsey Bray had 15. Krissy Pratt totaled a team-high 14 digs.
CU serves up 9-0 victory
INSTITUTE, W.Va. — It was all Yellow Jackets in the men’s college tennis season opener as Cedarville University cruised to a 9-0 win Sept. 6 at West Virginia State.
CU dropped 11 games total in singles and doubles combined during a match in which three freshmen were making their collegiate debuts. The Jackets won all but four games in doubles. The pairings were No. 1 Matt Brumbaugh and Jonathan Class (8-1), No. 2 Alex Totten and Ryan Cvammen (8-2), and No. 3 Philip Brumbaugh and Chris Tsibouris (8-1).
The team plays again at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 at Franciscan.
WSU defeats Tech, 3-1
FAIRBORN — The Wright State volleyball team defeated Tennessee Tech 3-1 tonight (25-17, 22-25, 29-27, 25-15) in their second match of Wright State’s Holiday Inn Invitational on Sept. 8.
Women beat Valparaiso
FAIRBORN — The Wright State women’s soccer team moved to 4-3 on the season with a 3-0 non-conference victory over Valparaiso (4-3), Sept. 8 at Alumni Field.
Senior Sarah Colvin scored her third goal of the season at the 9:34 mark of the first half following a beautiful assist from Mattie Cutts. It was her second on the season. The Raiders played the majority of the first half on their own offensive end.
The Raiders continued to control the field in the second half and were able to notch the second goal of the game 10 minutes in, following a relentless attack, starting with a save by Valparaiso goalkeeper Kezia Gasell on a free kick by Niki Romero, and finally put away by sophomore defender Andrea Gomez for her first of the season.
Fairborn hosting food drive
FAIRBORN — Students from Fairborn and Stebbins high schools have organized a “Football for Food” campaign to help stock food pantries in the Fairborn and Riverside areas. The food drive will take place in the days leading up to the Thursday, Sept. 28 football game between the two schools.
Pep Rallies will be held at Fairborn City Schools Sept. 12-15. The event will end with Fairborn’s Homecoming Game, which will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 28. The food will be presented and financial donors will be recognized at halftime.