Tuesday update: Boys golf regionals; soccer team scores
CARLYLE – The Carlinville boys golf team finished the 2016 season competing at the Class 1A Trenton Wesclin Regional Tuesday at Govenor’s Run Golf Course in Carlyle.
The top three teams advanced, with Hillsboro (320), Litchfield (343) and Christ Our Rock Lutheran (376) advancing as teams. Top 10 individuals not on the top three teams also advance.
The Cavaliers did not advance any to sectional. They had a team score of 445, which placed them ninth overall.
The cutoff score to advance to sectionals as individuals was a 96. Lebanon’s Brandon Ogden defeated Braden Woolsey of Metro East Lutheran in a one-hole playoff for the 10th playoff berth.
Medalist was Litchfield’s Alex Bishop with a 73.
Payton Jamieson led the Cavaliers with a 98; Lucas Mefford shot a 100; Jay Rosentreter 110; and Tom Sanson 125. Mefford is a senior; Jamieson a junior and the other two sophomores for CHS.
Staunton’s Austin Rushton shot a 98; Ryan Billings 99; Devon Boster 102; Kyle Luketich 104; Brylie Hassard 110 and Matt Cisler 118.
Mt. Olive’s JD Bruch shot a 140.
Soccer team wins
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Carlinville scored five second half goals Tuesday afternoon, and the Cavies came back to beat Springfield Calvary 5-3.
Carlinville is 11-8 on the season, heading into Senior Night showdown with Pana on Thursday. A Cavalier win would create a tie with Pana for the conference title.
Landon Eades of Carlinville and Zane Johnson of Calvary exchanged hat tricks in the contest.
Johnson’s first goal at 13:30 gave Calvary a 1-0 lead which is what it stood at the half.
Eades scored twice in an eight minute stretch early in the second half as the Cavies went ahead 2-1.
Johnson countered with a pair of goals four minutes apart and the Saints regained the advantage at 3-2.
Koltan Page tied the game assisted by Chase Wendt, at 75:40 to tie the game 3-3, and less than a minute later, Eades’ third goal of the game but the Cavaliers on top 4-3.
Matt Schmidt added a goal on a penalty kick for the final margin.
Andrew DeNeve made six saves for the Cavies, which held a 38-14 edge in shots on goal and 7-3 edge in corner kicks.
Regionals for the Cavies are next week at Carlinville. On Wednesday, Carlinville plays Southwestern at 6:30 p.m. Beardstown is the top seed. The regional finals are Oct. 15 at Loveless Park, Carlinville.
Blackburn volleyball drops hard-fought battle
CARLINVILLE – It was a tough loss for the Blackburn Beavers volleyball Tuesday night.
Battling back and fourth all night, MacMurray would pull out a five-game victory, 15-10 in the final set against the Beavers.
Both teams had won just once each this season in 37 combined matches between the two schools. MacMurray’s win was against Blackburn over in Jacksonville earlier this year.
MacMurray (2-18, 2-5) lost game one to Blackburn (1-18, 0-10) by a 25-23 score.
MacMurray came back and won the next two games, 25-20 and 25-19. Blackburn was up for the challenge, forcing a fifth and deciding game with a 25-23 win in game four.
But MacMurray held off the Beavers with a 15-10 run in game five.
For the Beavers, Alanni Young had 11 kills and five blocks. Maria Cline added 10 kills and 16 digs. Jensen Ballenger added 17 assists, and Marlee Lindstrom had 18 digs. Shelsie Timmermeier had seven blocks, six solo, for the Beavers.
Caitlyn Hoene had 13 kills; Janelle Benson 20 assists and Olivia Wall 11 kills and 17 digs for the MacMurray team.