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Brooke Grad Ryan Bilby Leads Marshall With 71

KETTERING, OH — The Marshall men’s golf team completed the Dayton Flyer Invitational on Tuesday, played at the NCR Country Club. It was the Herd’s final event of the fall 2021 season.

The Thundering Herd finished in seventh place. Freshman Ryan Bilby of Brooke led the team, finishing tied for 13th overall.

“We really had a good fall, and I was hoping that we would finish it off well,” Herd coach Matt Grobe said. “But we just didn’t have our best this week. I still saw a lot of good stuff this week, but we didn’t play our best.

“Ryan (Bilby) finished off a really good fall with his play this week. Tyler (Jones) and Noah (Mullens) continued to lead the team on and off the golf course. I think the winter break will be really good for us and I am already looking forward to Georgia and Phoenix in February. These guys are so fun to coach!”

Bilby played a great round on Tuesday, improving his score by three strokes, and scoring an even par-71.

He finished the day with three total birdies and shot par or better on 16 of the 18 in the third round.

Bilby ends the tournament scoring par or better on 43 of 54 total holes including seven birdies.

VOLLEYBALL

West Lib takes down W.Va. State

WEST LIBERTY – The West Liberty University volleyball team handed West Virginia State its first Mountain East Conference loss of the season, outlasting the MEC South Division leaders in a 3-2 thriller at the ASRC.

Coach Riley Schenk’s Hilltoppers (14-10, 5-3) stumbled out of the gate as the Yellow Jackets (18-3, 7-1) – who hadn’t lost a single set in their seven previous league matches – breezed to a 25-13 win in the opening set.

West Liberty stung the visitors with back-to-back marathon wins of 27-25 and 26-24 to take a 2-1 lead but West Virginia State kept its hopes alive with a 25-15 win in the fourth set.

The Hilltoppers took control early in the fifth and final set, however, sprinting out to a 14-7 lead and holding off a late Yellow Jacket surge for a 15-12 victory.

Reigning MEC Offensive Player of the Week Kirsten Bogunovich led the way, falling just short of a triple-double with 17 kills, 35 assists and 9 digs. Maddie Clayton added 13 kills and 7 blocks, Katelynn Fritz had a double-double with 10 kills and 19 digs and Riley Cudnik also charted double-figure kills with 10 finishes to go along with 4 blocks.

Nyia Setla led all players with 31 digs and Haley Zeck contributed 18 assists.

HIGH SCHOOL

VOLLEYBALL

ZOARVILLE — Harrison Central led after three sets and took Barnesville to five sets in a Division III, East District sectional final on Tuesday, but the Shamrocks ultimately prevailed, 25-18, 19-25, 25-22, 23-25, 8-15, at Tuscarawas Valley High School.

For the Huskies, who were the No. 11 seed, McKayla Dunkle again led the way with 30 kills and 10 blocks, while Maddy Butler had 33 digs and 12 points, Logan Johnson dished 40 assists and Danica Rensi had 11 points.

Barnesville, the No. 9 seed, advances to face top-seed Tusky Valley on Saturday.

SOCCER

GIRLS

Steubenville Catholic

Central 5

Ridgewood 2

STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central — the No. 3 seed — scored the first three goals of the match against Ridgewood — the No. 6 seed — enroute to a victory in an Ohio Division III Sectional Co-Final evening at the Tony Recinella Soccer Complex.

Jackie O’Karma and Maria Meyer each recorded a pair of goals for the Crusaders, while Beth Beigel tallied one. Becca Bolster contributed an assist for Catholic Central as did Beigel and O’Karma.

With the win, Catholic Central will take on No. 2 seed Bishop Rosecrans in a district semifinal Tuesday.

Hiland 12, Edison 0

BERLIN — The Edison girls soccer team concluded its season Tuesday in the sectional round of the Division III, East District tournament with a 12-0 loss to top-seeded Hiland.

The Wildcats were the No. 8 seed. Hiland will take on No. 5 Cambridge next Tuesday.

Morgantown 8, Brooke 0

MORGANTOWN — A solid season for the Brooke girls soccer team ended on Monday with an 8-0 loss to Morgantown in the Class AAA Region 1, Section 1 tournament.

The Bruins, who were the No. 3 seed in the tournament, finished the season 12-5-1. Three of their losses came to the No. 2 seed Mohigans.

BOYS

West Muskingum 3

Catholic Central 2 (OT)

ZANESVILLE — the Catholic Central boys soccer team’s run in the Division III, East District tournament came to a heartbreaking end on Tuesday with a 3-2 loss to West Muskingum on the road in a sectional final.

The Crusaders were the No. 6 seed in the bracket and reached the final by defeating No. 7 Edison on Saturday.

West Muskingum, the No 3 seed, advances to face No. 2 seed Coshocton next Wednesday.

Morgantown 5, Brooke 0

MORGANTOWN — The Brooke boys soccer team dropped the curtain on the 2021 season with a 5-0 loss to Morgantown in a Class AAA Region 1, Section 1 semifinal match on Tuesday.

The No. 3 seed Bruins close the season 9-9-2. The Mohigans, the No. 2 seed, will test No. 1 Wheeling Park on Thursday.

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