MHS Roundup: Marshall kickers make it double dip over Tigers
KIRKSVILLE -- Junior Adam Nichols and sophomore Jaime Vasquez each had a goal and an assist for the Marshall boys' soccer team, which followed the football squad's success at Kirksville with a 4-1 NCMC victory Saturday.
Nichols' pass to senior Joe Thompson set up a shot inside the far goalpost nine minutes into the contest. After the Tigers (1-10, 0-4 NCMC) tied the score on a long drive by sophomore Daniel Joyner, Vasquez converted a feed from sophomore Jeremy Gilpin during the final two minutes of the period for a 2-1 halftime lead.
The Owls tacked on a pair of insurance goals midway through the second half, when crossing shots by Vasquez and junior Gerado Hernandez resulted in attacks by senior Kiel Lovell and Nichols.
Junior goalkeeper Erik Roehrs made four saves for Marshall, which outshot the home team by an 18-5 margin -- but only put seven on target. The Owls (7-5-1, 2-1) play Hickman at Columbia on Tuesday. Owl harriers get look at district course
MOBERLY -- The Marshall cross country team got a trial run Thursday on the hilly Moberly Country Club course which will be the site of the District 4AAA Championships on Oct. 27.
Five Owls established new standards on the course, but only one medaled during the Moberly Invitational against several prospective district foes -- including the host Spartans, who won both the boys' and girls' team titles.
Senior Audrey Gieringer knocked nine seconds off last year's time on the course with a 23:14 to place 19th. Junior Heidi Arni (25:10) and senior Juli McCampbell (25:16) were 44th and 45th and senior Christina Crawford (25:39) placed 50th -- 53 seconds faster than a year ago. Junior Rebecca Bolling (30:25) also cut her mark, by 3:14.
Sophomore Shaun Berning (19:18) was 29th in a field of roughly 80 boys. Senior Jim Lewis (21:39) improved 28 seconds in placing 58th and sophomore Michael Doolin (21:57), finishing 61st, was 1:50 better. Seniors Caleb Pautz (22:45), Ryan Martin (24:10) and Steve Rimmer (26:52) rounded out the Marshall squad.
Freshman Chris Kuhn (22:14) was 19th in the boys' junior varsity race, with freshman Joel Schultz (22:32) 23rd and sophomore Max Alexander (22:33) 26th.
The Owls will be back in action Tuesday at the Excelsior Springs Invitational. Lady Owls end skein
FULTON -- After losing twice in pool play, in straight sets to Helias (15-7, 15-0) and Mexico (15-4, 15-12), the Marshall volleyball team ended a nine-match losing streak by beating host Fulton, 4-15, 15-11, 15-9, for fifth place at the NCMC Tournament.
Details were not available at press time. The Lady Owls (2-10) are at home Tuesday for a rematch with Fulton.