Area Prep Roundup (Sept. 3)


Junior Hannah Blythe picked up Vandalia’s lone victory in last Thursday’s 8-1 loss at Greenville.
Blythe remained undefeated in singles with a 6-3, 6-3 win against Abby Gaffner, but the Lady Comets overwhelmed Vandalia in most of the other matches.
Sophomore Gabby Dossett had the next-best showing in No. 3 singles, falling to Dhiral Patel, 7-5, 3-6, 7-10, and sophomore Emma Meyer’s late comeback against Anya Thomas fell short in a 0-6, 4-6 loss at No. 2.
In No. 5 singles, sophomore Kiersten Dossett nearly earned a set win, but lost the match, 5-7, 1-6.
The Lady Vandals (1-2) have a gap in the schedule, and won’t be back in action until Sept. 11, when they will host Hillsboro in the home opener at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 28
Greenville 8
Vandalia 1
•No. 1 Blythe def. Gaffner, 6-3, 6-3
•No. 2 Meyer lost to Thomas, 0-6, 4-6
•No. 3 G. Dossett lost to Patel, 7-5, 3-6, 7-10
•No. 4 Nicole Wells lost to Kaitlyn Eller, 0-6, 1-6
•No. 5 K. Dossett lost to Emily Henderson, 5-7, 1-6
•No. 6 Cassidy Jones lost to Katie Timmerman, 1-6, 0-6
•No. 1 Blythe/Courtney Ulmer lost to Gaffner/Eller, 2-10
•No. 2 Meyer/G. Dossett lost to Thomas/Sponsler, 0-8
•No. 3 Wells/K. Dossett lost to Henderson/Patel, 2-8
JV doubles
•Jones/Lexie Stuckwisch lost, 4-8, 1-6
Record: 1-2


The Vandalia soccer team was hoping to avenge last season’s regional tournament loss by beating Pana in last Thursday’s season-opener.
But the Panthers found plenty of empty net in beating Vandalia, 6-2.
Seniors Austin Durbin and Craig Spearman each scored in the South Central Conference matchup, and senior goalie Blake Torbeck saved 17 shots. Spearman assisted Durbin’s goal.
On Tuesday, the Vandals fell in a tight contest at Southwestern.
Durbin scored Vandalia's lone goal in a 2-1 loss to the SCC rival.
Southwestern added a goal in the last few minutes of the game to break a 1-1 tie.
Torbeck had seven saves in goal, and the Vandals return to action on Thursday for the home-opener against Effingham and next Monday at Centralia.

The Lady Eagles picked up their first Egyptian-Illini Conference win of the season, getting by Christ Our Rock Lutheran in three sets on Tuesday.
SEB (2-0, 1-0 EIC) earned the 25-15, 25-27, 25-21 win on the strength of eight kills from junior Gabi Moore and 14 total service aces.
Tuesday, Sept. 2
SEB 25, CORL 15
CORL 27, SEB 25
SEB 25, CORL 21
Kills: Moore, 8; Kroll, 6; Bone, 4; Behl, 2.
Aces: Bone, 4; Summann, 4; Moore, 3; Behl, 2; Baron, 1.
Assists: Maxey, 16; Behl, 1; Guerrero, 1.
Block: Behl, 1.
Record: 2-0 (1-0 EIC)

The Lady Cougars took a loss in last Thursday’s season-opener.
St. Anthony took down South Central, 25-19, 25-17, in the National Trail Conference opener for both teams.
Maria Brasel led the team with five kills and four assists, while Megan Burleyson and Cassidy Sill each had three kills for the Lady Cougars (0-1, 0-1 NTC)
Thursday, Aug. 28
St. Anthony 25, S. Central 19
St. Anthony 25, S. Central 17
Kills: Brasel, 5; Burleyson, 3; Sill, 3; Garrett, 2; Chapman, 1.
Assists: Chapman, 5; Brasel, 4.
Record: 0-1 (0-1 NTC)
The Cougars remained perfect on Tuesday with a 4-1 win against National Trail Conference rival Dieterich.
Senior Dylen Peters (2-0) pitched a complete game, striking out four, and also went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI at the plate to lead South Central (3-0, 2-0 NTC).
Tuesday, Sept. 2
South Central 4
Dieterich 1
D: 0-0-0-0-1-0-0—1-4-1
S: 0-3-0-0-1-0-X—4-6-0
WP: Peters (2-0); 7 IP, 4 K
LP: Thoele; 6 IP, 4 K
Cougars: Peters, 2-for-2, 2B, 2 RBI; Smith, 2-for-3; Hill, 1-for-2; Markley, 1-for-3.
Record: 3-0 (2-0 NTC)

Friday, Aug. 29
SEB 12
S: 3-3-3-3—12-6-2
B: 1-0-1-0—2-1-3
WP: Oberlink
Lady Eagles: Gathe, 2B, 2 1B, 2 RBI, 3 R; Moss, 1B, 3 R; Curry, 2B, RBI, R; Oberlink, 1B, RBI; Hoopingarner, RBI.
Record: 3-7 (1-2 NTJHC)
Thursday, Aug. 28
Okaw Valley 15
S: 0-1-2-1-1—5-2-9
O: 3-2-5-1-3—15-8-1
LP: Oberlink
Lady Eagles: Gathe, 1B, RBI; Oberlink, 1B; Moss, 2 R; Hoopingarner, 2 R; Curry, R.
Record: 2-7

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