PREP AND COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Wheeling Park Golf Secures Win
MOUNDSVILLE — Ryan Bilby chalked up medalist honors with a score of 72, while Wheeling Park took home the team victory over University, Morgantown and Brooke in prep golf action.
The Patriots (336) secured a 30-shot victory over runner-up Morghantown (366) while University finished with a team total of 377.
Noah Seivertson paced the Patriots with a 76, James Salvatori carded a 78, Owen Leary amassed an 86 and Gaven Goodrich and Trent Harris tied with 96.
Tyler Consolidated 200
SARDIS — Trey Blain and Magnolia made some final preparations for Thursday’s OVAC 4A Tournament as the senior shot a 37 to earn match medalist in a team win over Tyler Consolidated.
Alex Parker carded a 40 for the Blue Eagles, Alex Milliken supplied a 44 and Faith Yoho accounted for a 47.
Landen Miller paced Tyler with a 43 and Mason Nichols delivered a 48, followed by Anna Griffith (54) and Isaac Melvin (55).
Martins Ferry d. Buckeye Local 25-10, 25-18, 25-16
RAYLAND — Shelby Thomas compiled 15 points, seven aces, three kills and five assists as Martins Ferry defeated Buckeye Local in straight sets.
Ava Dolye was also solid for the Purple Riders (2-10) with 10 points, four aces, seven kills and 20 digs while Rylie Dolye collected 12 points, four aces and 22 digs.
Tyler Consolidated d. Williamstown
25-20, 25-23, 25-19
WILLIAMSTOWN — Regan Smith totaled 10 kills, 10 digs, nine assists and six points as Tyler Consolidated defeated Williamstown.
Carleigh Phillips supplied seven kills, eight digs and 10 assists for the Silver Knights (3-4) while Madison DeVaughn had four kills and 17 digs.
River d. Bridgeport
18-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-20
BRIDGEPORT — After dropping the first set, River came back and defeated Bridgeport. Katie Straub had five aces, 10 kills, six digs and 14 points for the Pilots.
Lacey Cordery supplied seven aces, 15 digs and 15 points while Hannah Raper had seven kills, six digs and eight points.
Magnolia d. Madonna 25-20, 25-10, 25-21
NEW MARTINSVILLE — Kyndra Pilant totaled three points, four blocks, 26 kills and 10 digs while Lenieca Grimm had 12 points, three aces and 44 assists as Magnolia defeated Madonna in straight sets.
Kayna Anderson contributed with five points and 16 digs for the Blue Eagles (4-2).
Monroe Central d. Wheeling Central
25-19, 25-12, 25-21
WOODSFIELD — Amy Bettinger had 10 kills, nine points and four aces as Monroe Central defeated Wheeling Central.
Allee Zwick had 16 points, 11 aces and 11 assists for the Seminoles while Kalista Friday 10 points, three aces and 16 digs.
Wheeling Park 5
Parkersburg South 0
WHEELING — Faith Mealy scored two goals while Ellie Reasbeck dished out two assists as Wheeling Park defeated Parkersburg South.
Emma Delk, Gracey Hanna and Aldana Smith also found the back of the net for the Patriots. Hanna, Delk and Daisy Reasbeck also had assists.
Jill Blair ended with four saves.
Ursuline Rallies Past
West Liberty Women
WEST LIBERTY — The West Liberty University women’s soccer team couldn’t hold off a second-half comeback by Ursuline as the visiting Arrows came from behind to steal a 2-1 win in non-conference action at the West Family Athletic Complex.
Coach Barry Christmas’s Hilltoppers (0-2) controlled the run of play for long stretches in the first half and their hard work was rewarded in the 29th minute when Sonata Beasley collected a loose ball just outside the six and slipped it into the net for a 1-0 West Liberty lead.
The hosts carried that advantage into the second half but caught a tough break shortly after play resumed when a foul in the box resulted in Ursuline (1-1) being awarded a penalty kick. Sarah Mitchell converted the equalizer in the 48th minute and the visitors seemed to draw energy from the score.
Montgomery was able to turn aside a handful of quality scoring chances but the visitors finally broke through with Mitchell driving one home off a scrum just outside the six for a 2-1 Ursuline lead.
Player of the Week
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Wheeling University volleyball junior outside hitter Cassie Meyer was named the Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Week announced the league office Monday afternoon.
Meyer helped the Cardinals go 3-1 at the University of West Florida Springhill Suites Invitational in Pensacola last week. Meyer finished the event with 4.14 kills per set, 3.93 digs per set and a .232 hitting percentage.
The Jackson Center native posted a double-double with 11 kills on 32 attempts (.313 hitting percentage) and 15 digs in the team’s season-opening sweep versus Florida Tech. She finished with 14 kills against No. 3 Western Washington and closed out the weekend with 20 kills (.258 hitting percentage) 20 digs, and four blocks in the team’s 3-1 win over then-No. 24 West Florida.