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Owls pick up third NCMC win in a row

Friday, September 21, 2012

Senior Rachel Brown pulled up a pair of shots during the Lady Owls' NCMC loss to Boonville.
(Chris Allen/Democrat-News)
KIRKSVILLE -- Sophomore Isai Trujillo came up with the hat trick Thursday during the Marshall boys' soccer team's 3-0 NCMC victory at Kirksville.

Trujillo got a one-on-one opportunity against senior goalkeeper Alex Vogt off a pass from senior Ben Valencia in the fifth minute of the match. Another chance resulted from a rebound in the final minute of the first half.

Valencia set up Trujillo for his team-high ninth goal of the season in the 28th minute of the second half. Valencia is second on the Owls squad with eight goals and leads with three assists.

Vogt came up with seven saves for the Tigers (1-10, 0-5 NCMC), who were out-shot 10-3. Senior Isaac Phillips' three stops were good for his third shutout of the season.

Marshall (5-3, 4-1), which has won three straight league contests, got two shots on goal each from Valencia and seniors Brian Arevalo and Anthony Ross. The Owls head to Springfield on Saturday to compete in the Greenwood Invitational.

Girls' Tennis: Marshall 12, Fulton 0

The Marshall girls' tennis team posted its fourth shutout against an NCMC foe, and sixth overall, during Thursday's 12-0 home win over Fulton.

The Lady Owls got singles wins from sophomore Molly Evans (10-4), senior Stephanie Markes (10-0), freshman Taylor Crawford (10-1) and juniors Payton Beeler (10-0), Amanda Harrelson (10-1) and Idalia Aguilar (10-2).

Doubling back for victories were the combos of Evans-Markes (10-3), Crawford-Beeler (10-1) and Harrelson-Aguilar (10-4). Rounding out the sweep of the Lady Hornets (4-8, 1-4 NCMC) were doubles wins by the Marshall duos of junior Callee Stephens and senior Samantha Huston (10-1), seniors Kaylie Davenport and Ellen Woolsey (10-3), and junior Savannah Simpson and senior Nichole Gann (10-2).

The Lady Owls (12-1, 5-0) will be at home Tuesday to play Jefferson City.

Volleyball: Boonville 2, Marshall 0

Junior Kristin Hoff repelled the attack of the Marshall volleyball team Thursday to help Boonville take a 25-9, 25-22 NCMC road win.

The Lady Pirates started out with an 8-2 run, then built an 18-7 lead in the first game. The Lady Owls led the second set 19-15 before Boonville tallied six straight points.

Freshman Abbie Lemmons had eight kills and junior Analee Tucker and sophomore Olivia Haug made nine saves between them for Marshall.

The Lady Pirates (7-3, 3-1 NCMC) got nine kills, nine digs and eight assists from senior Bailey Pfeiffer.

Sophomore Morgan Thompson and senior Jashawna Terry combined for 15 sets of the Lady Owls' 16 successful attacks.

Marshall (5-8-1, 1-4) plays Saturday in the Smith-Cotton Invitational.

Softball: Kirksville 16, Marshall 2

Kirksville put up crooked numbers in each of the first four innings Thursday en route to a 16-2 NCMC road win over the Marshall softball team.

Senior Keaira Schilling and junior Bailey Guiles each stroked two-run hits to give the Lady Tigers a 5-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Three walks and an RBI single by junior Bethany Fountain led to three more runs in the second.

Fountain singled in a pair of runs and two more scored on a Guiles triple in the third before the Lady Owls finally got on the scoreboard on a hit batter, sophomore Hayley Campbell's single and a two-run double from senior Abby Crawford.

Kirksville (11-3, 7-1 NCMC) capped its scoring with back-to-back doubles by seniors Haley Phillips and Chloe Kerlin in the fourth.

Marshall (2-14, 0-9) will play four games Saturday in the Norborne Tournament.

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