January 7, 2013
Buckeye Valley’s girls soccer team started the season just the way it wanted to Monday, cruising past a young River Valley team to the tune of a 13-0 win.
The Barons (1-0) certainly shared the wealth as goals came from 10 different players, including girls representing all four grades.
Taylor Hyatt was the lone multi-goal contributor, while three seniors — Lindsay Hope, Jackie Penny and Kirsten Gross — scored their first varsity goals after moving from defense to offense once the game was out of reach.
“It was a great way to start the season,” Buckeye Valley coach Sophie Halliday said. “We were working on ball movement and really shared the wealth. River Valley is a young team, just getting started, but they competed from start to finish, which was nice to see.”
BV, which will open the home portion of its schedule today against Tree of Life, had a 10-0 lead at halftime.
Hilliard Davidson narrowly edged host Olentangy Monday at Oakhaven, holding on for a 196-203 win.
The Braves were led by Ashley Parker, who carded a 44. Other top contributors included Brooke Stinnette, who finished with a 46; Christina Gioffre, who closed with a 55; and Amanda Chirico, who had a 58.
Buckeye Valley blanked host Marysville Monday, getting an impressive three-set win from Ashley Lowe, who knocked off the Monarchs’ Megan Marsh 6-4, 3-6 7-6 (7-4) in a three-hour marathon at third singles.
Other Baron contributors included Kelsey Baesman, who defeated Haley Willoughby 6-0, 6-1 at first singles; Lynn Conley, who beat Ashley Weiss 6-3, 6-1 at second singles; the duo of Nicole Mullins and Becky Votaw, who teamed up to secure a 6-2, 7-5 win at first singles; and Amber Green and Hana Hall, who nabbed a 7-5, 6-0 win at second doubles.
• Big Walnut improved its overall mark to 3-0 Monday, dropping visiting Jonathan Alder 3-2 in non-league action.
The Golden Eagles were led by Grace Coffman, who picked up a hard-fought 6-1, 5-7 6-2 win over Alyssa Pine at second singles; Maranda Iezzi and Megan Amos, who combined to beat Brihon Zook and Emily Brooks 6-4, 6-0 at first doubles; and the duo of Emily Balaz and Bailey Sewalk, who beat Emily Walbow and Lindsay Alexander 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 at second doubles.
Olentangy made some noise in Monday’s Gahanna Invitational at Jefferson Country Club, closing fourth with a combined 327.
The Braves were boosted by Nathan Curtis and Jeff Dailey, who wrapped up respective rounds of 76 and 82 on the par 72 course.
Orange and Big Walnut were also in action, finishing 10th and 11th with respective team totals of 343 and 346.