BOYS SOCCER: Cavs 5, Miami Trace 0
The Cavs got five goals from five different players on Tuesday in a 5-0 win over Miami Trace.
It was the 5th consecutive shutout victory for Chillicothe (11-0/7-0).
“We’ve got a really solid defense, three seniors who play on our back line and goalkeeper Tristen Osterle and they’ve been solid for us all year…” said Coach Mike McCorkle.
Fir the first time, the Cavs will play in the Central District tournament next month and McCorkle says his team knows it has to play well early to earn a decent seeding in the tournament.
In an attempt to keep his team focused, McCorkle held some extra tough practices to ensure his team stayed on track.
“We had a couple of really tough practices in which I enforce upon them that we don’t play down to the competition… they got the message, they didn’t want too many more practices like that again.”
The Cavs will host McClain Thursday at Herrnstein Field (7pm) and a battle with former SEOAL foe Warren Saturday, a match moved to McVicker Field due to work being done on the finishing touches of the track surface at the Obadiah Harris Family Athletic Complex.
Hear Dan Ramey's post match interview with Coach McCorkle:
GIRLS SOCCER: Cavs 12, Miami Trace 1
Chillicothe jumped out to a 9-0 lead at halftime and posted a 12-0 lead before Miami Trace found the back of the net for a 12-1 victory.
Chillicothe is now (5-5/4-3) and will host McClain Thursday (5pm) at Herrnstein Field.
TENNIS: Pickerington North 4, Cavs 1
Taylor Sprouse had the only win for Chillicothe in the Lady Cavs Tennis match at Pickerington North Tuesday.
Sprouse earned a 6-0, 6-0 match in 1st Singles.
Stacey Lapurga had a battle in the 2nd Singles match falling 7-6(9,7) in the first set and 6-2 in the deciding set.
Carly McCloy fell 6-0, 6-0 in 3rd Singles
Doubles teams (1st) Amanda Mares-Bekah Ray (6-1, 6-2) and (2nd) Jera Copley-Hannah Arth (6-2, 6-1) fell short.
Chillicothe will host Circleville Wednesday at 4:30pm at the courts at OUC.
VOLLEYBALL: Cavs beat East Clinton 3-1
Chillicothe went four sets to beat East Clinton Tuesday 25-17, 25-19, 23-25 and 25-15.
Katelyn Martin and Jenna Holton led the net play. Martin had 12 kills, 7 blocks 4 aces, 5 digs while Holton recorded 12 kills, 5 blocks, 2 aces. Emma Roderick had 14 digs and Anna DeGarmo added 11.
With three straight wins under their belt Cavs Coach Chelsey Jones says her team came strong the first two sets but appeared too confident the 3rd.
“That 3rd set we were up 18-12 and East Clinton came back to tie it up. They took the lead 23-18 at that point and we played so hard and brought I up 24-23.” But the Cavs lost that set.
“In the huddle before the 4th set I sternly spoke to them and I said ‘Girls, why do you have to be down by so much and work so hard to come back? Why not play hard the entire set?"
That was the spark Chillicothe needed as they ran out to an 18-3 in the final set.
“I was especially proud of Jenna Holton tonight who had her best game of the season at the net. She was so confident and was swinging so hard” said Jones. “For us to get stronger and keep winning we have to keep the first ball over the net out of Anna DeGarmo’s hands.” DeGarmo was second on the team in digs which Jones says cannot happen.
With the win, the Cavaliers (7-6) improved to 6-2 in SCOL action with four league matches remaining.
Chillicothe travels to Dublin Scioto Saturday to participate in an eight team tournament.