John Stegeman, PDT Sports Editor
October 4, 2012
PDT Sports Report
Portsmouth’s Ali Miller captured a top seed in advance of next week’s Division II District Tennis Tournament after she won all three of her matches Thursday.
She defeated Washington Court House’s Melinda Wise, Waverly’s Beatriz Hernandez and South Point’s Madison Riley to capture her third-straight sectional crown. Hernandez, who defeated Washington Court House’s Sarah Nestor to play Miller, lost to Logan Elm’s Kari Willard in the battle for the No. 3 seed.
Also advancing to the district tournament at Ohio University are the Washington Court House pair of Nestor and Molly Richards.
On the doubles side, Notre Dame’s Katie O’Neill and Jessica Schmidt claimed the No. 2 seed in preparations for the districts. They were defeated by the Chesapeake duo of Meili and Minda Martin.
O’Neill and Schmidt defeated Portsmouth’s Sarah and Allison Raies as well as Miami Trace’s Josie Cobb and Deidre McKay to advance to the finals. Waverly’s Sheridan McClain and Allison Patrick took the third seed when they defeated Marietta’s Amanda Ferguson and Madison Miller, lost to the Martins and beat Cobb and McKay.
Logan Elm’s Chloe Sollars and Katie Willard as well as Ferguson and Miller advanced.
Play is slated to start at 10 a.m. next Wednesday for the top six finishers against two finishers from the East District.
Girls Division II Southeast Sectional Tennis Tournament
Ali Miller (P) def. Melinda Wise (WCH) 6-0, 6-0
Beatriz Hernandez (W) def. Sarah Nestor (WCH) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (tiebreak)
Kari Willard (LE) def. Molly Richards (WCH) 6-4, 6-1
Madison Riley (SP) def. Kelly Speirs (LE) 6-1, 6-0
Miller (P) def. Hernandez (W) 6-0, 6-0
Riley (SP) def. Willard (LE) 6-0, 6-1
Miller (P) def. Riley (SP) 6-2, 6-1
Willard (LE) def. Hernandez (W) 6-2, 6-1
Nestor (WCH) def. Wise (WCH) 6-1, 6-2
Richards (WCH) def. Speirs (LE) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Richards (WCH) def. Nestor (WCH) injury default
Katie O’Neill/Jessica Schmidt (ND) def. Allison Raies/Sarah Raies (P) 6-1, 6-3
Josie Cobb/Deidre McKay (MT) def. Chloe Sollars/Katie Willard (LE) 6-3, 6-2
Meili Martin/Minda Martin (C) def. Devon Halliday/Allie Mattey (A) 6-0, 6-0
Sheridan McClain/Madison Patrick (W) def. Amanda Ferguson/Madison Miller (M) 6-1, 6-0
O’Neill/Schmidt (ND) def. Cobb/McKay (MT) 6-0, 6-4
Martin/Martin (C) def. McClain/Patrick (W) 6-1, 6-0
Martin/Martin (C) def. O’Neill/Schmidt (ND) 6-2, 6-1
McClain/Patrick (W) def. Cobb/McKay (MT) 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (10-8)
Sollars/Willard (LE) def. Raies/Raies (P) 6-2, 6-1
Ferguson/Miller (M) def. Halliday/Mattey (A) 2-6, 6-2, 7-6
Sollars/Willard (LE) def. Ferguson/Miller (M) 6-2, 6-1
Waverly 8, Northwest 0
Visiting Waverly won its third-straight SOC II title Thursday with an 8-0 shut out of Northwest.
The Tigers (12-2, 7-0) travel Tuesday to Wheelersburg. Full statistics were unavailable at press time.
Waverly 5 3 — 8
Northwest 0 0 — 0
Records: Waverly 12-2 (7-0); Northwest n/a
South Webster 5, Clay 0
After missing chances early, visiting South Webster left Rosemount with a 5-0 win over SOC I rival Clay thanks to a Seth Goddard hat trick.
Goddard also recorded an assist on the night. Lance Swords only faced two shots in the shut out while the Panthers’ Michael Gleason had a busy night, deflecting 14 shots.
The Jeeps (10-2-2, 6-0-1) return home Tuesday to host Eastern.
South Webster 2 3 — 5
Clay 0 0 — 0
First Half: South Webster — Seth Goddard (unassisted); South Webster — Seth Goddard (unassisted).
Second Half: South Webster — Denver Fuller (Seth Goddard); South Webster — Kyle Keaton (Elijah Ruark); South Webster — Seth Goddard (unassisted).
Saves: South Webster — Lance Swords (2); Clay — Michael Gleason (14).
Records: South Webster 10-2-2 (6-0-1); Clay n/a.
Wheelersburg 2, Ironton St. Joseph 0
A pair of second half goals helped host Wheelersburg to a 2-0 nonconference win over Ironton St. Joseph.
Alex Dalton just faced two shots in the shut out. Justin Mahlmeister stopped 22 shots as the Flyers keeper.
The Pirates host Waverly Tuesday.
Ironton St. Joseph 0 0 — 0
Wheelersburg 0 2 — 0
Second Half: Wheelersburg — Keith Thurmer (Mark Dalton); Wheelersburg — Keith Thurmer (Mark Butler).
Saves: Ironton St. Joseph — Justin Mahlmeister (22); Wheelersburg — Alex Dalton (2).
Records: Ironton St. Joseph n/a; Wheelersburg 3-3-1.
Waverly def. South Webster 25-18, 25-12, 26-24
Last season, Waverly and South Webster claimed a share of the SOC II.
The Tigers clinched at least another share Thursday night by sweeping the host Jeeps. Bri Wiget and Hannah Martin had 14 kills while Kelsie Mays finished with 13 digs, Kayla Riffe recorded 20 digs and Kala Hall was credited with 43 assists in the victory.
Waverly can clinch outright Tuesday when the Tigers travel to Valley.
Waverly 25 25 26
South Webster 18 12 24
Wheelersburg def. Minford 20-25, 25-12, 25-21, 25-18
After dropping the first set, visiting Wheelersburg took care of Minford in Thursday’s SOC II match.
Marley Hanzel recorded 12 kills while Justice Silvey finished with 16 digs for the Pirates (9-8, 8-4). Wheelersburg plays host Tuesday to Oak Hill.
Wheelersburg 20 25 25 25
Minford 25 12 21 18
Valley def. Oak Hill 25-17, 25-16, 20-25, 25-19
Valley earned its fourth win of the season with a four-set home victory over Oak Hill in Thursday’s SOC II battle.
Bethany Conley led the Indians with 18 kills and 12 points and McKenzie Coriell had 18 digs. Elysia Montgomery recorded 34 assists and Taylor Skaggs blocked four balls in the win.
Valley travels Monday to Clay.
Oak Hill 17 16 25 19
Valley 25 25 20 25
Northwest def. West 25-17, 25-13, 26-24
Racahel Jenkins’ 13 points and Ashley Riley’s 15 kills helped host Northwest sweep West Thursday.
The Mohawks host Rock Hill and New Bosston Thursday.
West 17 13 24
Northwest 25 25 26
Clay def. Green 25-6, 25-10, 25-13
Host Clay swept Green in three sets in Thursday’s SOC I meet thanks to 10 points (eight of the points were aces) and eight kills from Marta Tomasi.
She was joined by Jessica Moore with 12 kills, Sarah Pelfrey’s 10 kills and Gabby Hickman’s 23 assists. The Panthers (14-3, 10-2) host a tri match Saturday morning with West and Chesapeake.
Green 6 10 13
Clay 25 25 25
Eastern def. East 25-5, 25-12, 25-0
The Eastern Eagles continued their dominance over their competition with a sweep of host East in Thursday’s SOC I match.
Eastern has not dropped a set this season. Full statistics were unavailable at press time.
The Tartans travel Tuesday to New Boston.
Eastern 25 25 25
East 5 12 0
Notre Dame def. Western 25-18, 32-30, 25-21
A wild second set was the highlight of host Notre Dame’s sweep of Western Thursday.
Full statistics were unavailable at press time.
Western 18 30 21
Notre Dame 25 32 25