With large goals this season, Circleville coach Eric Evans didn’t shy away from the Tigers playing some of the top competition that they could find to prepare for the postseason.
Ohio Capital Conference power Grove City captured a non-league tri-match on Tuesday with 162 at Pinnacle Golf Club. The Tigers followed in second with 193 and Westfall took third with 209.
“Today was definitely a challenge for our group, tackling high-level competition on a championship-level golf course,” Evans said. “Overall, I felt like we did some good things while also identifying some areas we can focus on that will help us down the road.
“These are the types of matches and courses we are excited to play to help us continue to improve and be better prepared for postseason play.”
Grove City’s Bella Saur captured medalist honors with a nine-hole score of 35, followed by Circleville’s Elaina Seeley shooting 40.
Isabelle Perini and Izzy Seeley each fired a 48 and Lis Sharp tallied 57. Aleigh Michael also played for the Tigers and shot a career-best 61 on one of the more difficult courses she will play on all season.
Paige Weiss turned in a scorecard of 44 to lead the Mustangs, Marianna Packer had 49, Michelle Pickett shot 55 and Katelyn Lockhart tallied 61.
Tigers take second in quad match
Circleville finished second on Tuesday in a quad match on the links of the Pickaway Country Club.
Fairfield Union (169) claimed the top spot, followed by Circleville (174), Logan Elm (188) and Vinton County (202).
Michael Fernandez shared medalist honors with Fairfield Union’s Elijah Reed with a nine-hole tally of 40.
Reid Seimetz followed with 42, Liam McConnell had 45 and Brady Reuter shot 47. Also playing for the Tigers were Ashton Groff (51) and Andrew Siembida (55).
Liberty Union 0
Circleville had a strong start and finish to a Mid-State League Buckeye Division match on Tuesday to sweep host Liberty Union 25-9, 25-19 and 25-15.
Gabby McConnell put away seven kills and had 14 assists; Ally Thornsley dished out 15 assists; Addison Edgington put down 13 kills and also had three blocks and a trio of aces; Maddie Blakeman contributed nine kills and 12 digs; Sydney Lattimer had 10 digs and Drew Hoskins had three kills and a pair of blocks for the Tigers (4-0, 2-0) who continue league play on Thursday when they host defending league champion Bloom-Carroll (4-0, 1-0).
Fairfield Union 3,
Logan Elm 0
Fairfield Union gained strength as it progressed through an MSL-Buckeye match on Tuesday to sweep host Logan Elm 25-19, 25-17 and 25-15.
Claire King put away 16 kills for the Braves; Adelyn Smith had six kills; Kennedy Groff tallied four kills; Hannah Rhoads dished out 25 assists and chipped in nine digs; Lynsay VanHoose paced the defense with 14 digs; Kiki Ingram and Sadie Binkley contributed 10 digs apiece and Kimmy Petty added nine digs.
The Braves (2-2, 0-1) continue league play on Thursday at Teays Valley.
Logan Elm 1,
Fisher Catholic 1
Logan Elm used a Hussain Sharif goal to battle back from a halftime deficit to earn a non-league draw against host Fisher Catholic.
The Braves (1-2-2) continue non-league competition on Thursday when they host Warren.
Logan Elm 5,
Hamilton Township 0
Logan Elm swept all courts on Tuesday on its way to a 5-0 Mid-State League win over visiting Hamilton Township.
Karina Atwood defeated Hamilton Township’s Kinley Neff 6-2 and 6-0 at first singles, Logan Elm’s McKinley Perkins dispatched Christina Lunar-Young on straight sets of 6-1 and 6-1 at second singles and LE teammate Aubrey Justice bested Jayla Hollis 6-1 and 6-2 at third singles.
The LE first doubles team of Ally Berger and Kaylee Ross defeated Rogeebah Ogunlena and Madison Wooten 6-1 and 6-0. The LE second doubles squad of Savannah Conley and Jenna Reeser blanked Myakyla Dean and Charlotte Popejoy 6-0 and 6-0.
Logan Elm (4-3, 1-1) travels to Jackson on Wednesday for a non-league match.