Marietta girls roll in sectional semi
DEVOLA — There was no looking ahead for the Marietta Tigers in Tuesday’s tournament opener against Washington Court House at Jerry Brock Field.
The Tigers were focused on the task at hand, the Blue Lions, and took care of business in the form of a 13-0 victory. With the win, Marietta advanced to Thursday’s sectional final, which the Tigers will host against either Jackson or Gallia Academy. The match is slated for a 5p.m. start at Jerry Brock Field.
Claire Schenkel got things started with a goal in the fifth minute off an assist from Katie Mannix. By the 17th minute, Schenkel recorded a hat trick, with help from Lexi Brown and Kristen Pfaff assists, to put the Tigers up 4-0. Kenzley Urban also had a goal on a corner kick mixed in there.
Jocelyn Rings scored an unassisted goal in the 21st minute to make it 5-0.
Emma Bauerbach got in on the action with a goal in the 34th minute off an assist from Georgia Laumann.
Mannix then assisted Maddie Hogue on her first goal of the season in the 39th minute to stretch the lead to 7-0, which was the score at halftime.
The Tigers, now 12-4-2, added six more goals in the second half. Schenkel assisted Bauerbach in the 48th minute and Chloe Chen in the 52nd minute.
A minute later, Sophie Westbrock scored an unassisted goal to make it 11-0.
Brown assisted Hogue for a goal in the 69th minute, and then Kenzie Smith tallied an unassisted goal in the 71st minute to cap the scoring.
In all, the Tigers tallied 23 shots on target. Washington Court House keeper Jordan McCane was busy, making 10 saves.
Marietta keeper Leigha Lauer saved the Blue Lions’ only shot on goal.
Schenkel is up to nine goals on the season for MHS, one behind team leader Mannix, while Chen is up to eight.
WARREN 7, MIAMI TRACE 0
VINCENT — The Warren girls posted a convincing 7-0 win over Miami Trace in a sectional semifinal Tuesday.
Warren, which will play host to the Circleville/Logan Elm winner at 5 p.m. Thursday in the sectional final, received goals from seven different players in the victory.
Sophie Cochran scored on a cross from Alysa Pinkerton; Alex Frazee scored an unassisted goal; Payton Alloway put one through the pipes via Jade Fairbanks’ assist; Grace Bolden cashed in on a penalty kick; Alloway returned the favor with an assist to Fairbanks; Lilli Turner scored on a PK; and Mackenzie James-McGuire scored off an assist from Frazee.
Warren improved to 10-7-1 on the season.