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Warrensburg rallies to beat Lady Owls

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Although she didn't win her first match at No. 1 doubles, junior Callee Stephens -- a newcomer to the Lady Owls' program -- got one of the team's two JV victories against Jefferson City.
(Chris Allen/Democrat-News)
WARRENSBURG -- Warrensburg came from behind with a nine-run fourth inning Tuesday to hand the Marshall softball team a 10-2 road loss.

The Lady Owls took an early lead when sophomore Haley Campbell and senior Jessica Johnson opened the contest with singles, both coming in on sophomore Shelby Dawson's double.

The Lady Tigers had four singles in the bottom of the first, but only sophomore Bridget Cavouti's plated a run. Warrensburg left bases loaded in the first and third innings, and stranded 10 runners over four frames.

However, after Marshall senior Raha Shahabzada had to exit the pitcher's circle due to an injury in the third, the Lady Tigers teed off -- drawing four walks and banging out eight hits in the fourth. Sophomore Mackinsey Cunconan and junior Mataya Lowry each had two hits during the spree, driving in seven runs between them.

Both Lowry and senior Austin Eickleberry went four for four for Warrensburg (10-7).

Dawson got hits in all three trips to the plate for the Lady Owls (5-18), who will finish their NCMC schedule Thursday at Moberly.

Boys' Soccer: Warrensburg 2, Marshall 0

A pair of first-half goals was all Warrensburg needed for a 2-0 non-conference road win over the Marshall boys' soccer team.

The Tigers got on the board four minutes into the match when junior Jaxon Janvrin knocked in a free kick. With 12 minutes remaining in the period, a shot bounced off the Owls' goalkeeper and was headed into the net by junior Marshall Good.

Marshall out-shot the visitors, 10-5, but junior Kyle Denker came up with six saves for the Tigers (9-6) -- who have won six of their last seven matches.

Sophomore Isai Trujillo made four attempts on goal, all in the second half, for the Owls (6-5).

Marshall returns to NCMC action Thursday at Moberly.

Girls' Tennis: Jefferson City 9, Marshall 0

The Marshall girls' tennis team had shut out six opponents this season, but Tuesday were on the wrong end of a whitewash during a 9-0 home loss to Jefferson City.

The Lady Owls weren't helped by the absence of their lone senior singles starter, Stephanie Markes in the No. 2 spot -- pushing everybody else up a level. The closest singles match was at No. 6, where senior Sam Huston dropped a 10-7 decision to junior Haley Snellen.

Two of Marshall's doubles teams were changed, with junior Callee Stephens playing at No. 1 for the first time after going 4-0 at No. 4 while teamed with Huston. The Lady Jays (11-4) won all three doubles tilts by 10-4 margins.

"They were a good team, the strongest we have played," remarked MHS head coach Susan Carney. "They were good matches for us going into [NCMC] conference Saturday" at Hannibal.

Before that, the Lady Owls (12-1) play their final regular season home match Thursday against Hickman.

Boys' Swimming: Owls have three in top six

BLUE SPRINGS -- The Marshall boys' swim team improved its time in both the 200-yard medley and freestyle relays Tuesday during a triangular meet at Blue Springs South.

The quartet of freshmen Jesse Corkill and Seth Layton, sophomore Wathal Kays and junior Ben Corkill sliced 3.80 seconds off its previous best free mark and 1.17 seconds off the medley.

Jesse Corkill finished second in the 200 individual medley (2:22.46) in his first attempt in the event and was fifth in the 50 free (24.66 seconds). Kays was sixth during his first foray into the 100 butterfly (1:19.31) and placed 12th in the 50 free (27.36), while Layton lowered his time in the 100 free (1:14.72).

The Owls will head to Columbia on Saturday for the COMO Invitational.

Football: Marshall JV 20, Concordia 0

CONCORDIA -- The Marshall junior varsity football team improved to 3-1 on the season Tuesday with a 20-0 victory at Concordia.

The Owls scored late in the first half on a run by junior Chris Stephenson. They added to their lead in the second half with a pair of touchdown runs, by sophomores Brandon Cline and Steven Harms.

Marshall will be at home Monday for a JV-freshman contest against Moberly.

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