MHS Round-up: Owls keep rolling with 10-0 win
Senior Chris McCoy and freshman Erik Moreņo each scored three goals Thursday as the Marshall boys' soccer team made short work of Montgomery County in the first round of the Spartan Invitational at Moberly.
It took the Owls only 54 minutes to close out a 10-0 victory, jumping out to a 4-0 lead on two McCoy goals, one by Moreņo and another from junior Alex Tapia in the opening 11 minutes. Sophomore Omar Farfan and senior Carl Engstrand connected for a 6-0 halftime lead.
Moreņo scored back-to-back goals within a minute of each other to begin the second half, with McCoy adding his 13th of the season a minute later. Senor Kyle O'Bryan ended the game by converting a feed from senior Josh Parsons.
The Wildcats (-4) managed only two shots on goal, both handled by senior Steve Skogsberg for his fourth shutout of the season.
Marshall (6-1) will play Kirksville, a 2-1 winner on penalty kicks over Missouri Military Academy, in a semifinal contest Saturday.
Marshall 2, Carrollton 0
Senior Allison Thomas and sophomore Becca Keller each had five kills Thursday to lead the Marshall volleyball team to a 25-23, 25-17 non-conference home win over Carrollton.
Keller produced a strong overall floor game, logging four digs, three blocks and a pair of aces. Thomas made five saves to go along with eight by senior Cassie Hayes and six from senior Maddy Keller -- who also laid three spikes and four aces on the Lady Trojans (3-3).
Senior Stephanie Heinzler assisted 12 of Marshall's 17 attacks. The Lady Owls (4-5-1) will return to NCMC action Saturday, hosting Hannibal.
Marshall 193, Sacred Heart 251
Junior Morgan Lamberson fired an even-par 36 Thursday during the Marshall girls' golf team's easy 193-251 victory over Sacred Heart.
It was the lowest score yet recorded for Lamberson on Indian Foothills Golf Course. She birdied the par-three No. 12 hole, that of the small green surrounded by hazards, and the par-four No. 17.
The Lady Owls' team total was eight strokes lower than their previous home match this season -- one point better than their best of last year.
The next three Marshall scores were bunched up between junior Marti Coldiron at 50 -- a three-stroke improvement -- junior Cassie Hemeyer at 53 and senior Jade Jenkins at 54. Freshman Payton Ehrhardt came in with a 61.
The Lady Owls (2-0) are scheduled to play Monday at Clinton.
Chillicothe 6, Marshall 3
A veteran Chillicothe club handed the young Marshall girls' tennis team its first loss of the season Thursday, 6-3.
The visiting Lady Hornets (4-0) won five of six singles matches, the only loss being freshman Amy Van's 10-4 decision over junior Madeline Brick at No. 6. The Lady Owls dropped two 10-8 sets which may have made a difference in the final outcome, junior Kara Ward falling to senior Jaimie Baker at No. 2 and senior Olivia Butler nipped by junior Mollie Marcolla at No. 5.
Marshall came back to win two of three doubles tilts. Butler and senior Kim Van came through at No. 2, 10-8, while Ward and Amy Van took a 6-3 victory at No. 3.
The Lady Owls (5-1) will host five schools Saturday for the pool-formatted Marshall Tournament.
Fulton 6, Marshall 3
The Marshall softball team out-hit Fulton, 11-6, but stranded seven runners on base and gave up four unearned runs Thursday during a 6-3 NCMC home loss.
The Lady Hornets held a 2-1 lead before scoring twice in the top of the fifth on singles by junior Paige Baysinger, freshman Rachel Washington and senior Talisha Washington.
In the bottom of the fifth, sophomore Kelsey Griffin doubled and scored on a single by senior Alicia Gross -- who had earlier been driven in by sophomore Chelsey Anderson's single in the first -- but Fulton (7-2, 6-1 NCMC) answered with two runs on sophomore Hannah Braun's double following a pair of errors in the sixth.
Junior KaeLeigh Brown singled and scored on Griffin's single in the sixth, but that was all Marshall could muster.
Griffin, Gross, Anderson and junior Tara Bartel each had two hits for the Lady Owls (2-5, 2-4), who play Saturday at the North Central College Tournament in Trenton.