Mault wins SOC II match at Dogwood

Over the course of the 2017 season, Wheelersburg’s Trevin Mault has proven his competitiveness in multiple facets across the SOC II realm.

However, last Wednesday’s performance by the young freshman was arguably his most impressive yet.

In one of the more competitive golf matches that one will find around Southeastern Ohio in 2017, Mault became the first golf to break through Waverly’s three-headed monster of Talon Osborne, Conner Heffner, and Eric Heffner by taking home top honors in an SOC II match that was played at Dogwood Hills Golf Course in Waverly last Wednesday.

Mault, who has led the Pirates’ scoring throughout much of the season, obtained a match-best 38 en route to medalist honors in a match that proved to be arguably the most competitive yet for the SOC II. Each player in the top-10 finished with a scorecard of under 50, with five of the six SOC II schools each putting a player inside the top-10 finishing order. An additional eight players finished with a stroke of 55 or lower, with five of the six schools putting at least two or more players under the total.

While Waverly again won the team match with its score of 170 behind Osborne’s 39, along with a 39 from Conner Heffner and a 45 from Eric Heffner, West was able to close the gap between itself and the Tigers as the Senators collected a strong 195 to surpass Wheelersburg for the second-place spot. West’s consistency proved to pay major dividends as Chase Howell’s 45, Dustin Sowards’ 48, Brady Whitt’s 52, and Mitchell Malnar’s 53 all proved to be impressive scoring cards on the evening. The Senators also obtained a 55 from freshman Eli Adkins to round out a strong day on the greens for the Senators.

Despite falling to third place in the finishing order, Mault’s match-winning 38 was more than enough for Wheelersburg to hold onto the spot by a full 16 strokes over Minford. Jaydren Guthrie’s 51, Tanner Stevenson’s 56, and Carson McCorkle’s 57 allowed the Pirates to put together another solid showing.

The best battle in the clubhouse proved to be between rivals Minford and Valley, with the Falcons edging the Indians for fourth place on the leaderboard.

Zac Hammond’s 48 led Minford’s efforts, while Annie Lawson and Zeb Simpson (56s apiece) and Matt Koverman (58) rounded out an improved showing for the Falcons. Valley’s 223 was spearheaded by Logan Bloomfield and Andy Kuhn, who continued their strong seasons by shooting a 52 and a 53, respectively, and Jared Morrow and John Merritt, who collected a 57 and a 61 at Dogwood, respectively. Morrow’s 57 was especially impressive after returning from an injury sustained earlier last month.

Northwest, who shot a 232, rounded out the field of SOC II competitors, as Zach Golland’s 49, Eli Dunn’s 52, and Wyatt Litteral’s 63 allowed the Mohawks to maintain pace with its fellow SOC II counterparts.

Team Scores

1. Waverly 170

2. West 195

3. Wheelersburg 202

4. Minford 218

5. Valley 223

6. Northwest 232

Individual Scores

1. Trevin Mault (Wheelersburg) 38

t-2. Talon Osborne (Waverly) 39

t-2. Conner Heffner (Waverly) 39

t-4. Eric Heffner (Waverly) 45

t-4. Chase Howell (West) 45

t-6. Grant Lybrook (Waverly) 47

t-6. Eli Robertson (Waverly) 47

t-8. Zac Hammond (Minford) 48

t-8. Dustin Sowards (West) 48

10. Zach Golland (Northwest) 49

Additional Scioto County notables

11. Ethan Daniel (West) 50

12. Jaydren Guthrie (Wheelersburg) 51

t-13. Logan Bloomfield (Valley) 52

t-13. Eli Dunn (Northwest) 52

t-13. Brady Whitt (West) 52

t-16. Andy Kuhn (Valley) 53

t-16. Mitchell Malnar (West) 53

18. Eli Adkins (West) 55

Girls Soccer

Waverly 3, Logan Elm 0

Behind a three-goal outburst in the second half, the Waverly Lady Tigers continued to show their poise and skill as Waverly trounced Logan Elm by a 3-0 tally to move to 2-1 on the year.

As has been the case throughout the season, Loren Moran and Zoiee Smith proved to be absolutely dominant last Wednesday as the duo combined to collect three goals, with Moran scoring two goals and Smith collecting a goal and two assists en route to leading the Lady Tigers to another impressive win. Waverly’s defense did its part by allowing just three shots on goal over the entire match.

“Tonight was the first night in preseason and regular season play that we stayed within our match plan, which allowed us to control the pace and momentum of the game,” Waverly head coach Chris Murphy said. “Everyone moved off of the ball, and as a result, we maintained possession. I was extremely pleased with the execution and focus of our team tonight. I want to wish Logan Elm good luck on the rest of their season.

Waverly hosted Northwest on Tuesday evening in a SOC II girls soccer bout as part of a doubleheader between the boys and girls soccer programs.

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Northwest’s Zach Golland shot a stroke of 49 last Wednesday to finish in 10th place at an SOC II match at Dogwood Hills Golf Course in Waverly. Golland has consistently proven to be Northwest’s top overall scorer.’s Zach Golland shot a stroke of 49 last Wednesday to finish in 10th place at an SOC II match at Dogwood Hills Golf Course in Waverly. Golland has consistently proven to be Northwest’s top overall scorer. Kevin Colley | Daily Times
West, ‘Burg lead Scioto County teams at Dogwood

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