MARIETTA - The Marietta Tigers had absolutely no trouble at all disposing of the Zanesville Rosecran Bishops in East Cenrtral Ohio Athletic League play Tuesday night at Sutton Gymnasium.
The Tigers claimed the first game by a 25-3 margin to set the early tone and then cruised to 25-8 and 25-11 victories in games two and three, respectively.
"A lot of our kids played a little better tonight than they have been playing," said Tiger head coach Ron Kidder. "We played hard and a lot of different kids got to play tonight."
The big win in game one allowed the Marietta head coach to not only get some girls into the lineup that may not usually get much playing time but also allowed Kidder the opportunity to let some girls play in different spots than they are accustomed to.
"We all got to play some different positions," said Tiger junior Gracie Haas, who finished the game with six points, five aces, four kills, and three digs. "We all still played our game. Every game we just keep improving."
Senior Alexis Walsh paced the Tiger attack with 16 points, 11 assists and five digs, while fellow senior Haley Bonar added 10 points, four kills, to go along with two aces, two assists and two digs.
Kristen Hill chipped in with nine points, seven digs, four aces and four kills, while Kaitlyn Cozzens totaled five points and five assists to go along with a pair of aces and a kill.
The win improved the Tigers' season record to 7-3 and 3-1 in the ECOL.
"The kids had fun tonight. They had to come out and do the fundamentals no matter what the score is," said Kidder. "We are getting better every time we get on the court and thats what you are looking for."
WILLIAMSTOWN - The Marietta High girls soccer team continues its search for the second win of the season, as the Tigers dropped a 6-2 decision to ECOL opponent Coshocton Tuesday at Wood County Christian School.
The Redskins were led by Nicki Carling's four goals and a defense that was physical and all over the ball throughout the game.
"I think offensively, we played great," said Coshocton head coach Matt Hartley. "We had about four or five balls that hit off the post that could've went in. Offense has been our strength all year, and we've only given up two goals until now. The defense was a little mad tonight, but it happens, especially since the competition was good. I'm happy with a win. They've got a good team."
A goal by Emily Hartley in the opening minutes of the game started the scoring. Carling got her first goal of the game later in the half, followed by Hartley's second goal a minute later put the Tigers in an early 3-0 hole.
"It makes you have to battle back," said Marietta head coach Jeff Price. "I think the score didn't indicate how we played. The mistakes we did make were costly. I thought our offense did a little better. We were able to put some pressure on the defense."
Marietta got on the board in the first half thanks to junior Katie Miller's first goal of the season to make the score 3-1.
In the opening minutes of the second half, Marietta came close to making it a one goal deficit, getting two shots off around the net, but Coshocton keeper Hannah Michael was able to preserve the two goal lead.
Carling then went on a scoring rampage, collecting three goals in the second half to give the Redskins a 6-1 lead and put the game away.
The Tigers would get a goal back when sophomore Maddie Meyers found the net with 1:49 remaining in the game to make the score 6-2. It was the first time this season that the Tigers got goals from someone other than senior Molly Josefson.
The loss puts Marietta at 1-4 on the season heading into its match at Ravenswood Thursday, while the win for the Redskins gives them a 7-0 overall record and an ECOL-leading 3-0 in the league.