DEVOLA - Warren and Marietta battled to a 2-2 tie in girls soccer action at the Devola Soccer Complex Thursday night.
Melissa Dickerson and Emma Yabs each had a goal for the Warriors (8-1-2) while Mo Robinson and Molly Josefson scored one goal apiece for the Tigers (4-5-1).
MHS freshman keeper Nora Gulick, who didn't play in the first meeting in Vincent due to a concussion, made a game-saving save on a Warren shot as time was winding down.
"It's not a loss, but it feels like a loss," said Warren head coach Eksi Ekrem, whose Warren team beat MHS, 4-1, earlier this month in Vincent. "We played very bad, and I'm not happy. We had so many shots, but not very good ones. Twice, we got ahead ... the other team (Marietta) played hard."
Jeff Price was pleased with the outcome.
"It's not a loss," the Marietta coach said. "But it's a win for us.
"Our defense made a major step forward, and played with more confidence. And our midfielders picked it up."
With homecoming approaching at Belpre High, volleyball head coach Stephanie Evans said that is what happened to the Golden Eagles volleyball in a loss to visiting Trimble Thursday.
"I think we played a little bit distracted tonight," Evans said. "There is a lot of stuff going on with homecoming festivities. I think that our focus wasn't where it should have been tonight."
The Tomcats won in three games by scores of 25-12, 25-16, and 25-12. The loss drops Belpre's record to 5-11, but Evans likes what she has seen from her young team this season.
"As far as our year, I couldn't be more proud of the girls for how hard they've been working. They have improved tremendously. We're a very young team. We have no seniors, one junior, and we have a very bright future ahead of us. We're hoping to get back on track next week and get some more wins on the schedule."
Individually for Belpre, Loren Elliot led the with five points, and also added a kill. Taryn Carr also had a nice game in the front with two blocks, three points and two kills. Cheyenne Henderson had four points, and Kirsten Hannah led the team with two assists.
New Philly claimed the first game by a 25-23 margin before the Tigers swept the final three games by scores of 25-20, 25-12, and 25-23.
"We played with a lot of heart out there tonight," said Tiger head coach Ron Kidder. "We have five seniors that just played there hearts out tonight."
The Tigers came into the game looking to bestow some revenge on the Quakers after dropping a hard fought 3-2 contest in New Philadelphia just two weeks ago.
Adding to the drama for Kidder and his squad was the fact that several of his Tiger spiker's had been under the weather this week.
"We've had kids sick all week," said Kidder of his girls who competed there third game in four days. "They just weren't healthy, but to play the way they played was just a great job."