Brown shines for Rams in Kick for the Cure match
UPPER SANDUSKY — Upper Sandusky’s girls honored Brittany Vent and other cancer survivors and those battling the disease before the match, then watched Cortni Brown put on a defensive and offensive display Saturday in a 7-0 win against Galion at the second annual Kick for the Cure match.
Vent, a 2013 Upper Sandusky graduate who played for the Rams, battled through brain cancer and took part in a pre-match walk-on.
The Rams also took part in the walk-on with participants who either personally fought cancer or walked in honor of those who is or did fight cancer.
Brown played in goal for the game’s first 60 minutes, recording three saves en route to her 12th career shutout, which is third-best in program history.
She then went on the offensive, scoring a single-game personal-best four goals to help the Rams improve to 6-6 and give coach Patrick Massara career win No. 50 at Upper Sandusky.
Her first goal came on a rebound of her own shot. She converted a pass from Amy Frey for her second goal, then scored twice more off Mia Norris passes.
Riley Messersmith snapped a scoreless tie by converting an Anna Gerber pass with 18:37 left in the first half for the Rams, then Gerber turned a pass from Hannah Windau into a goal nearly 3 1/2 minutes later.
Norris added a goal off a penalty kick early in the second half.
Hannah Beamer added a save in goal in relief of Brown.
Ally Staats stopped 12 shots for the Tigers (2-9-1).
Thiel-led Rams nip Galion
UPPER SANDUSKY — Jaidyn Thiel had the assist on the game’s first goal, and scored the go-ahead goal in the second half Saturday as Upper Sandusky edged Galion 2-1.
Austin Andrews converted a pass from Thiel at the 37:01 mark of the first half to put the Rams (3-8-1) up 1-0.
The Tigers (4-8-1) knotted the score on Carter Keinath’s unassisted goal about nine minutes later.
Thiel snapped the tie with an unassisted score with 5:28 to play.
Anson Hill stopped seven shots for Upper Sandusky. Galion’s Stephen Thompson had 12 saves.
Warriors fall in road match
MONROEVILLE — Monroeville swept Mohawk 25-22, 25-14, 25-22 Saturday, dropping the Warriors to 10-6.
Paityn Clouse gave Mohawk a double-double with 13 digs, 10 kills and five blocks, Alexa Konkle (2 kills, 2 blocks) tallied 23 assists and seven digs and Ellie Shaw came up with 11 digs.
Kenydll Gurney registered 10 digs, Marah Gillig (2 kills) had eight digs, Catherine Klopp (2 blocks) clubbed six kills and Tess Weinandy (2 blocks) lined six kills and three aces.
Wagner’s double-double not enough
ARCADIA — Arcadia rolled past Carey 25-13, 25-14, 25-9 Saturday.
Emma Wagner’s 16 assists and 11 digs led the Blue Devils (7-10) in the loss.
Ellison Roark added 10 digs for Carey, McKenzie Row had six digs and five kills, Addie Miller and Alaina Tiell both belted four kills, Sadie Arend lined three kills and Bailey Tanner tallied two aces and two kills.
Fliers in OTCA Tourney
CLYDE — Clyde managed just one win Saturday in a 4-1 Ohio Tennis Coaches Association Tournament loss to Lima Central Catholic.
Averie Fritz gave the Fliers (14-5) their win at No. 3 singles, blanking Noah Nuesmeyer 6-0, 6-0.
Olivia Kesner beat Klara Miller 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles for the Thunderbirds, and Anna Janowski downed Hali Hagemeyer 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2.
Thunderbirds Madie Brinkman and Morgan Chaney defeated Nathalie Cziesla and Emma Strudthoff 6-3, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles. Nicole Patricio Agosto and Paige Brinkman outlasted Clyde’s Megan Barrett and Alyssa Laurer 4-6, 6-4, 10-3 at No. 2 doubles.